Friday, October 15, 2010

A Custom Perichoresis Bumper Sticker

I admit up front this may be a bit nerdy. I've been pondering what bumper sticker to put on the back of the car since my Bob Dylan sticker faded away.

For a while, I was contemplating the Coexist bumper stickers, but I happen to think that the world religions can do better than simply coexist. I'd prefer that they thrive, have Shalom, truly be alive together, etc. I played around with a bunch of words to see what could represent that, and failed.

So then I'm back to considering printing a batch of perichoresis bumper stickers. If I have a few folks interested in purchasing them with me, I'll probably print and order them.

I love the word perichoresis. It refers to the mutual indwelling, fellowship, of the members of the Trinity, sometimes called the dance of the Trinity. It's a great word, and since perichoresis then extends that fellowship to us and all of creation, it can stand, if not an exact cognate of "coexist," at least as a worthy and theologically rich partner.

So anyone want a sticker?

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