Lectures

A curated collection of our favorite recent lectures and interviews

Trinity Forum

Christianity 

and the Case for Democracy

with Luke Bretherton

Deondra Rose and Anne Snyder Brooks

 

As the election rapidly approaches it is important to take time to reflect on our understanding of what politics are for, and consider how to "create and sustain a common life oriented to mutual flourishing"

October 16, 2020

Trinity Forum

Redeeming a Culture

of Contempt

with 

Arthur Brooks

In his book, "Love Your Enemies", Arthur Brooks offers a better way to bridge divides and mend relationships. He helps us think about practical ways we can choose to love those we disagree with, and be agents of redemption and reconciliation amidst a divisive time.

September 24, 2020

The North Carolina Study Center

Fostering Love and Friendship

Across the Political Aisle

with 

Cornel West and  Robert  P. George

Join Dr. Cornel West and Dr. Robert P. George for a collegial and thought-provoking conversation about faith, friendship and dialogue across deep personal and political differences.

September 10, 2020

Regent College

When Christians

 Disagree

with

Wesley Hill

Christians today are disagreeing primarily about behavioural matters. But the existence of moral disagreement among Christians is an invitation for all of us to think carefully about truth, charity and judgement. Wes Hill uses New Testament scriptures to help us find a way forward.

July 29, 2020

Biologos

A Christian Response to

the Coronavirus

with 

N.T. Wright and Francis Collins

Amid a surge in Covid-19 cases across the country, what should be the Christian response? Two influential Christian figures and long-time friends, ponder this question and more.

July 12, 2020

Trinity Forum

Christian Pluralism: Living Faith-fully in a World of Difference

with 

John Inazu, Trillia Newbell, Michael Wear

The Trinity Forum and The Carver Project invite these three authors to discuss a robust vision for Christian Pluralism. They discuss what it means to think deeply and live with humility, patience, and tolerance in our time.

June 12, 2020

Trinity Forum

Hope Beyond Political

Tribalism

with 

Dr. James Mumford

James Mumford questions the basic assumptions of our political groups, shares his reflections on political tribalism, and points to a hopeful path beyond it.

June 5, 2020

The Center for Christian Study

Galatians

(and More)

with

Bill Wilder

Our earliest Christian document may be a short, passionate, and fiercely protective letter that the apostle Paul wrote in a fury to some confused and fickle Gentile congregations somewhere in what is now modern Turkey. Galatians is a ringing defense of the gospel, a powerful account of the fulfillment of God's promises in Christ in the “fullness of time,” and a call to a Spirit-led life of Christian love.

February - March 2020

The Center for Christian Study

Politics and the Common

Life

with Justin Giboney,

Michael Wear and Cherie Harder

 

Travis Pickell from Anselm House leads a discussion on the nature of Christian witness and political engagement in our contemporary context and in the lead-up to the 2020 Presidential Election.

Oct 7, 2020

The Center for Christian Study

Reading While

While Black

with

Esau McCauley

Dr. McCaulley contends that reading Scripture from the perspective of Black church tradition can help one connect with a rich faith history and address the urgent issues of our time. Esau McCaulley shares a personal and scholarly testament to the power and hope of Black biblical interpretation.

September 23, 2020

Trinity Forum

Engaging Politics 

With Love and Truth

with 

Justin Giboney

As the election rapidly approaches, and the level of national division and rancor seem to correspondingly increase, how do Christians discern ways of engaging culturally and politically that pursue justice, the common good, and love of neighbor? How do we live in truth and out of love?

August 28, 2020

Regent College

Poetry and Prayer:

A Mutual Inspiration

with

Malcolm Guite

Malcolm Guite looks at the way poetry and prayer can inform and inspire one another. He draws specifically on the example of George Herbert's poem Prayer - the way it has inspired other poetry and guided many in their prayer lives.

July 20, 2020

Trinity Forum

Crisis and Christian

Humanism

with 

Alan Jacobs

In the aftermath of the second world war, five Christian intellectuals presented strikingly similar visions for the moral and spiritual renewal of their countries. Alan Jacobs discusses these in his book, The Year of Our Lord 1943: Christian Humanism in an Age of Crisis.

July 10, 2020

National Association of Evangelicals

What White Christians Need to Know about Black Churches

with Claude Alexander

and Leith Anderson

In this podcast, Leith Anderson of the National Association of Evangelicals interviews Claude Alexander, Senior Pastor of The Park Church, on the history of the black church, leaders in the movement, distinctions between white and black theology, and more.

January 15, 2017

The Center for Christian Study

Thinking 

Christianly

an interview with

Charles E. Cotherman 

Bill Wilder interviews Charles Cotherman about his new book.  They discuss the cultural context in which the Center for Christian Study was founded, how it was influenced by L‘Abri and Regent College, and how it has grown while maintaining its foundational vision  over the last 40 years.

May 21, 2020

Trinity Forum

Who Are We

Becoming?

Cherie Harder hosting Matthew Lee Anderson, Timothy Dalrymple, and Esau McCauley

Listen in to an online discussion hosted by Trinity Forum and AEI‘s Initiative on Religion & Public Life, on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the ways in which times of crisis and suffering can lead to personal and societal growth.

April 28, 2020

Trinity Forum

Breaking Bread 

With the Dead

with 

Alan Jacobs

 

Alan Jacobs encourages us to "step back from the firehose of alarming news", to engage with voices from the past to gain wisdom for the present. He says "these figures from the past are willing to speak to us if we are willing to listen".

October 2, 2020

Trinity Forum

Habits, Home, & the Human Heart

with 

James K. Smith

The quest to be human is one we all embark on whether we know it or not. As Smith says in 'On the Road with St. Augustine', to understand oneself is a matter of mapping our penchant to look for love in all the wrong places...one's own heart can be foreign territory."

September 11, 2020

Trinity Forum

Mending to 

Make New

with 

Makoto Fujimura

Makoto Fujimura discusses the Kintsugi tradition of Japanese art and the generative thinking and living it promotes. Like this artistic practice, we want to consider this season of breaking, and the repair that will be required in its aftermath to mend the fractures of our times.

August 7, 2020

Trinity Forum

Caring for Words in a 

Culture of Lies

with 

Marilyn McEntyre

Marilyn McEntyre's book of this title focuses on the morality, power and importance of caring for language. She notes that caring for one another is not entirely separate from caring for words. Worlds are entrusted to us as equipment for our life together.

July 17, 2020

Regent College

Guns, Grit

 and Grace:

with

Mary McCampbell

Subtitled: Flannery O'Connor & the Sin of Sentimentality. According to Catholic Southern author Flannery O'Connor, the presence of shocking violence in art can be used to remind us of the cost of God's redeeming grace, whereas the presence of sentimentality in art only works to cheapen our understanding of that grace.

June 29, 2020

The Center for Christian Study

Race and Place

Vinegar Hill: Eminent Domain

an video series with

Louis Nelson 

This short video is a part of a 22 - episode video series about the history of race and racism in Charlottesville led by Louis Nelson, Professor of Architectural History at UVA. It explores the history of Vinegar Hill, the “once-vibrant African-American neighborhood” that was claimed by the Charlottesville government, razed to the ground, and left vacant for 20 years. 

Watch the full series here.

Premiered in Spring 2019

Carey Nieuwhof

The Gospel and Post-Christian America

an interview with

Tim Keller

Carey Nieuwhof sits down with Tim Keller for a far-ranging discussion on everything from the big questions of our age, to political division in the Church, to church size, all centered around sharing the good news with our neighbors.

May 11, 2020

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