Greetings once more from sunny McKinney in Texas.
In this post, I would like to announce an added feature I will introduce into my Blog and Web Site. It’s a book store called “Bulamanriver Trinitarian Book Center.” In it, you will find books and resources helpful to the Trinitarian Life I have spoken extensively about in my Blog posts.
Bulamanriver Trinitarian Ministry
Purpose of the Book Store: I would like to add this proviso to the purpose and founding principle of the book store. For purpose of transparency, I mention this proviso from the outset, so nothing adversarial may be said about my motive in this matter. Each sale will earn a commission payable to the Bulamanriver Trinitarian Ministry. The proceeds will be used for the sole purpose of promoting the Trinitarian Life to all. The ministry is inter-church focused, as I’m sure we see the common thread and purpose in the principle of participatory union with a God who is Himself Triune and participatory in His loving nature. There is no fragmentation in our acceptance of that message, but it is unifying. Proceeds from this book center will be used to promote further this Trinitarian ministry.
So, this ministry, as we have always espoused, will be dedicated to doing things the Trinitarian way, so people will see we are transparent in practicing what we preach about God and His Loving nature. The last thing on my mind is to see anything done that’s disingenuous to the Trinitarian principle we espouse. So, this project, and all we will do, is and will be an incubator for the experiment and nurture of the Trinitarian Life to all who choose to participate. It is not “solitary” and exclusive, but “Triune” and inclusive. It is not centered on self, but on Christ – in whom, we have new life and centered on the new self in Him. It is hoped, in this unassuming way, we can experiment, experience and see the practical manifestation of God’s Triune Love in motion. Of course, we know all of life is an open field for the Triune Life to be lived and articulated.
The book store is only the beginning. At a future stage, we will take this incubatory process to another level. In the development of the Bulamanriver Trinitarian Ministry, I will be asking for assistance in kind, and financial, intellectual, and manpower support, to start a project in the idyllic islands of Fiji. Again, I ask for engagement in an open, Loving, participatory spirit and gesture. The project’s focus will be to build a retreat with the aim of promoting the “Triiune Life” in people. It will be a place for short-stay retreats, where people will come and get soaked into the Trinitarian values and practice, and return with energized mindset to face the challenges of life in true Triune mold. Most of all, to use their gifts to promote this awe-inspiring Gospel to their neighbors.
My hope is that readers will participate in the establishment of this project from scratch in a true participatory and Triune fashion. This bears repeating so no one is in doubt as to the purpose and mission behind it. It will be something anyone can be proudly part of, and be at the ground level of this kind of unique collaborative undertaking. More of the details at a later date when we are ready to take the first baby steps. Participation and transparency, the button words for God’s Triune Love, will be key.
For now, I appreciate your support of this fledgling Ministry through the purchase of books advertised in the “Bulamanriver Trinitarian Book Center.” Every purchase through the Book Center, you are participating and contributing to this Trinitarian Ministry to further man’s understanding of this beautiful understanding and how it is to be lived, not just believed. If there are any book titles that interest you, I would be more than happy to get it listed, to help in this ministry.
My hope is you will accept my invitation in a participatory climate as God is participatory with us in His Love. This book store will come online soon.
A word about the book store. The book store will feature authors whose work on the subject of the Triune nature God have contributed much to our enlightenment of this all-important subject of understanding. My book and blog posts have been attempts to expound on God’s Tri-Personal Being in layman’s terms. I realize this can be at the expense of definition and semantics for this most vital topic. I do apologize for that, and hope that by providing a book store with relevant resources, we can read books by authors such as Thomas F. Torrance, and others, for elucidation and discussion and how this “Triune Life” can be brought to mainstream Christian life. My understanding is owed in no small part to their edifying work. For that I’m deeply grateful to them, and to God for their gifts in articulating this subject.
Be that as it may, I must say, my book and blogs have focused on the practical application of this awe-inspiring truth of the nature of the Triune God, and interaction with His equally Triune Love, in the life of the believer. Let’s be clear, the Triune Life is not such a knotty matter that we need a store house of books to understand it. That’s not my message in the establishment of the book store. It’s not some mystical secret that only the wise and powerful are privileged to have. Jesus came, so from the least to the greatest, can understand and live this “Triune Life” in Him through the power of the Spirit. The “Triune Life” is as simple as that. Books are intended to clear the cobwebs in our understanding of the nature of God. It is understood to its fullest, when it is articulated in its practical application in the way we live with and in the “Triune Life” of God, through Christ and by the power of the Spirit.
The metaphor of the Bula man-river I expound in my book, “Bula man-river – The Miracle of Triune Living,” is to explain this belief in the practical, day-to-day life of the believer. Basically, living the “Triune Life” spontaneously preconditions us to a life of miraculous manifestation, hence, in my book, I begin with my own miracle encounter with Jesus Christ. As the saying goes, you cannot plow a field by turning it over in your mind, but by taking the important second step of putting your hands to the plow. And Jesus said, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God” (Luk.9:62). You can’t put God’s Kingdom off by debating it. In other words, what Jesus is saying is, “Seize the day – apply the principles of Triune Living!” My hope is, together, we will travel on this journey into the miraculous.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to write me in the space provided below, or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until my next post, may the blessing of the God who ceaselessly expresses Himself in His dependable Triune Love, be with you today and give you strength for authentic Triune living as a Bula man-river.*
Kiang (Your Servant in Christ)
* The “Bula man-river” is the metaphor describing the union of man with the Love of the Triune God flowing in humans, making possible the “Triune Life” – the source of the miraculous life in man. To read the many facets of life of the Bula man-river, go to my website www.bulamanriver.com where you can order a copy of my Book. Thank you for your support.
All scriptures are taken from the NIV Version 2011, unless stated otherwise