As one writer puts it: "Trinity is a word that, like theology, we don't find in the Bible itself. Nevertheless, like theology, it is no less biblical, because the concept that it summarizes is clearly evident in Scripture, from the first page to the last."
In very basic terms, Trinity refers to God's three-fold being—the fact that He has always been and forever will be one God who consists, simultaneously and distinctly, in three Persons (Father, Son and Spirit), who are each fully God.
How can we—even in a small way—begin to wrap our minds around this?
Why is it such an important doctrine?
Dr. Jim Coakley from Moody Bible Institute joins us with some answers in the 7 am ET hour.
Plus, the Trinity almost never comes up in the songs sung by American Christians, according to a new study of the 30 most popular hymns and the 30 most popular worship songs over the past five years.
Evangelical churches mostly sing about Jesus, with only occasional references to the Father and few (if any) mentions of the Holy Spirit.
Songs that mention the relationships within the Godhead are even rarer, according to researchers at Southern Wesleyan University.
In the 8 am ET hour, Dr. Michael Tapper from SWU joins us to talk about the study and its implications for followers of Christ.
Dr. Jim Coakley has taught at Moody Bible Institute, specializing in Old Testament and Biblical Languages, since 1999. Prior to Moody he was involved in pastoral ministry for thirteen years. He has traveled to Israel multiple times as a tour leader and has also toured throughout Turkey, and recently Egypt too. He was a contributor to The Moody Bible Commentary and Moody Radio's The Land and the Book program.
Kurt Goff, co-host of Kurt and Kate Mornings, is a broadcasting veteran with a pastor's heart. He is a graduate of Texas Christian University and has more than 30 years of experience anchoring television news and hosting a variety of radio programs around the country. Upbeat and encouraging, Kurt has a passion for connecting people to God. He and his wife, Liz, have two sons.
Kate Bruington is the co-host of Kurt and Kate Mornings, Midday host, and can also be heard on Music for Sunday. Originally from East Hartford, Conn., Kate brings years of TV and radio experience to Moody Radio in Florida. She attended Boston Conservatory of Music and traveled the country singing before entering the broadcasting field. Kate's pastimes are reading and writing, and she currently spends much of her free time writing a novel. She has two daughters and two grandchildren.