Kerry Dearborn, "Fifteen Years of Teaching Worship, Community and the Triune God of Grace," Participatio Supplemental Volume 3, "A Theological Tribute to James B. Torrance" (2014): 50-57.
Dearborn, Kerry. "Fifteen Years of Teaching Worship, Community and the Triune God of Grace." Participatio Supplemental Volume 3, "A Theological Tribute to James B. Torrance" (2014): 50-57.
Reprinted as #2016-KD-1.
Studying with James Torrance has been transformative. His Trinitarian theology and its implications not only changed the course of the author’s life, but it has continued to impact numerous students’ lives as they have been introduced through Dearborn’s classes to Torrance’s book Worship, Community and the Triune God of Grace. Instead of experiencing theology as dry human systems, Torrance’s approach to theology has drawn many students into a life of worship and praise. As they have read and reflected on the reality of God’s self-revelation in Christ and the double movement of grace it is like scales falling off, new vision being granted, and the startling discovery that rather than having to agonizingly strive to achieve their identity, they have been given a new identity in Christ. The reality that they are embraced and drawn into God’s triune communion has been liberating and the fact that Christ intercedes for them from on high and by the Spirit from within has filled them with a new and empowering assurance and desire to seek to participate in God’s kingdom now.