Current Academic Year
Peter Cha, Harold Netland, Michael Reynolds;
Greg Waybright (moderator)
Reconciliation & the Church: State of the Issue
Doctrine and doctrinal issues are not merely aloof ideas that flit about within the closed precincts of academic institutions, but the living reality of the people of God located within local neighborhoods, neighborhoods replete with all layers of broken relationships. Positively, churches everywhere have been entrusted with the “ministry of reconciliation” (2 Cor. 5:18), beginning with the thought that God brings together things that are broken. In this opening symposium, a conversation with Trinity’s own Peter Cha, Michael Reynolds, and Harold Netland, and moderated by pastor and president emeritus Greg Waybright, we will begin framing our year-long conversation on the doctrine of Reconciliation by considering its very concrete and practical outworkings within the context of the local church.
Lost in Policy? The person beyond public and social utility
Contemporary Christian debates about public policy tend to rely on simply reading one’s preferred political views into Scripture. Often lost in the conversation, are the very people themselves. Drawing on resources from the tradition of Christian social thought, Bradley will call us to a vision of the human person ordered in Creation. This alternative understanding of personhood offers Evangelicals an opportunity to transcend the binaries and idols of “left” vs. “right” and to promote the basic social, political, and economic structures that lead to human flourishing.
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