The Henry Center utilizes classically-informed thought to address modern theological questions. Our mission is to promote Christian wisdom and understanding for the glory of God in all areas of life and thought.
Inspired by the enormous legacy of evangelical theologian Carl F. H. Henry, the Henry Center was founded as a part of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 2006.
As a center whose identity is shaped around the concept of theological understanding, we recognize that conversations about such topics often generate noise, not wisdom. Instead of adding to this noise, we aim to harmonize past and current discussions in ways that produce insight, not just information. To achieve
this task, we run a host of recurring programs involving a variety of people from across our community. We also fund faculty-led initiatives which draw attention to specific theological questions facing the evangelical church and academy.
The Henry Center is led by an advisory board consisting of TEDS faculty, denominational leaders, and local pastors. The center is managed by a small team of staff members along with the help of a few student assistants.
Carl F. H. Henry
As we pursue the advancement of Christian wisdom, we look to the example of the late theologian Carl F. H. Henry (1913–2003). In an atmosphere fraught with cultural and religious change, Henry helped spearhead the modern evangelical movement. In fact, a 1977 edition of Time magazine referred to Henry as “the leading theologian” of American evangelicalism. Henry’s slate of achievements included acting as the first editor of Christianity Today, serving as president of the Evangelical Theological Society and the American Theological Society, organizing several international conferences on evangelicalism, and writing esteemed works such as “God, Revelation, and Authority.” The HCTU doesn’t seek simply to endorse all of Henry’s theological stances, but instead to emulate Henry’s persona as a faithful evangelical theologian and conscientious cultural voice.
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