MoS Catches Trillia's Vision
July 9, 2014
Trillia Newbell is one spunky woman. And she is driven by a passionate, biblical goal. As a matter of fact, Trillia has written a book about it: United, Captured by God’s Vision of Diversity. She takes John’s vision recorded in Revelation seriously and is working to encourage Reformed churches to represent this future reality: After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” (Rev. 7:9-10) Trillia pushes us to move outside of our comfort zones for the sake of getting to know our brothers and sisters in Christ better. After reading her book, I got to thinking that Carl and Todd needed to experience this in a concrete way. So I invited them to your typical women’s small group, crafting time to have our discussion with Trillia. And I think they really enjoyed themselves. Trillia pointed out that diversity isn’t always about race. She noticed that Carl, Todd, and I are very different from one another as well, and yet we come together for our podcast. Boy, was she right! As a matter of fact, the three of us have done all kinds of different exercises to move past our differences and become more unified. It just seems like no matter how hard we try, there is always an odd man out: I guess we need to take Trillia’s advice and direct our unity to the One who truly created us differently and unites us in Himself. Take a listen here. And if you visit the Mortification of Spin website, you can enter to win a copy of Trillia's book, United, where she writes about God's vision for unity and diversity.