church as family, body, army
One of my new increasing interests is investigating some of the theology that has been passed down to me informally in Great Commission Ministries and my local church at the UofIllinois. Some of it is very standard, but other portions are more unique to the current Christian world, and I've been curious of their sources (besides scripture).
One of the definitions of the church that we've used is: "a family, body, and army rooted in faith, hope, and love."
I took an aside this semester and wrote a short expansion of this definition for one of my theology classes. It only made me like it more. Furthering what I had been taught/taught in the past, I put the definition "in parallel" with itself, and also God as Trinity - ending up with this:
Read it, and feel free to tell me what you think.