On April 28 we began a 13-week study of our doctrinal statement. Each week we will cover one point of this statement in an attempt to grow in our affections for the God of the Bible. You can follow along and listen to each of these sermons here.
Several months ago we gathered the artists of The Town Church to ask them to consider representing each of these doctrines in a work of art. Each week we will present the work as well as an artist’s statement about the work. Below is the art for week 1.
1.) THE TRIUNE GOD
We believe in one God, who eternally exists in three equally divine Persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—who know, love, and glorify one another. This one true and living God is worthy to receive all glory and adoration.
This piece is an imperfect attempt to represent the triune nature of God. The triangle shown is a variation of the Penrose triangle, an optical illusion that pushes and plays with our limits of human understanding. This felt appropriate because it is impossible for our finite selves to fully comprehend the infinite nature and being of God. Each equal section of the shape represents 1 person of the triune God:
- God the Father (YHWH)
- God the Son (The hand of Jesus)
- God the Spirit (Dove wing as a representation the Spirit at Jesus’ baptism)
Each section of the shape folds back into itself as a representation of the 3 persons of the Trinity knowing, loving, and glorifying each while each being part of the whole.
The primary colors represent the Triune God being the foundation and author of creation and beauty.
Artist: Andrew Steger