Trinity Forum Senior Fellows are comprised of distinguished scholars, thinkers, and leaders who articulate and embody the best of Christian thought, provide ideas and content, and serve as speakers, writers, and moderators for the Trinity Forum. Click on their names below to learn more about them and their topics of expertise.

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Dr. Vincent Bacote

Vincent Bacote (Ph.D., Drew University) is Professor of Theology and the Director of the Center for Applied Christian Ethics at Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL. Publications include the books Reckoning with Race and Performing the Good News: In Search of a Better of a Evangelical Theology (2020) and The Political Disciple: A Theology of Public Life and he has contributed to books including Cultural Engagement: A Crash Course in Contemporary Issues (2019), The Church’s Social Responsibility (2015), and Black Scholars in White Space (2015).

In addition to being a Trinity Forum Senior Fellow he is a fellow for the Center for Public Justice and has been an assistant theology editor for Christianity Today and has been a columnist for Comment and has also had articles appear in magazines such as The Banner, Books and Culture, Christianity Today, Think Christian and re:generation quarterly and journals such as The Journal of Markets and Morality, Christian Scholars Review, Urban Mission and the Journal for Christian Theological Research. An avid tennis player, occasional bass guitarist and incessantly curious person, he lives in the Chicago area with his family.

Dr. Lydia Dugdale

Lydia Dugdale MD, MAR, is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at Columbia University. Prior to her 2019 move to Columbia, she was Associate Director of the Program for Biomedical Ethics and founding Co-Director of the Program for Medicine, Spirituality, and Religion at Yale School of Medicine. She is an internal medicine primary care doctor and medical ethicist, focusing on end-of-life issues, the role of aesthetics in teaching ethics, moral injury, and the doctor-patient relationship.

Lydia edited Dying in the Twenty-First Century (MIT Press, 2015) and is author of The Lost Art of Dying (HarperOne, 2020). She attended medical school at the University of Chicago, completed residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and holds a MAR in ethics from Yale Divinity School. Lydia lives with her husband and daughters in New York City.

Dr. William Edgar

William Edgar was the Professor of Apologetics, Coordinator of the Apologetics Department, and Chairman of the Faculty at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia until his retirement in 2022. A regular Trinity Forum Moderator, he was named a Senior Fellow in 2004.

He was born in Wilmington, North Carolina, in 1944 and grew up in Paris, France. He studied at St George’s School (secondary), Harvard University (Honors B.A. in Music), Westminster Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and the University of Geneva (D.Th.). He has taught at the Brunswick School in Greenwich, Connecticut, and at the Faculté Libre de Théologie Réformée, in Aix-en-Provence, France, where he continues as Professeur Associé. He has been at Westminster since 1989 and is currently Professor of Apologetics, Coordinator of the Apologetics Department, and Chairman of the Faculty.

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Mr. David French

David French is a senior editor at The Dispatch and a columnist for Time. He was named a Senior Fellow at the Trinity Forum in 2021. A graduate of Harvard Law School, David is a former senior writer for National Review and a former senior fellow at the National Review Institute. He is a former constitutional litigator and a past president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.

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Mr. Makoto Fujimura

Makoto Fujimura is a contemporary artist, curator, writer, and founder of the International Arts Movement Fujimura Institute. He was named a Senior Fellow of the Trinity Forum in 2009.

Fujimura was born in 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts. Educated bi-culturally between the U.S. and Japan, he graduated from Bucknell University in 1983 and received an MFA from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music with a Japanese Governmental Scholarship. His thesis painting was purchased by the University, and he was invited to study in the Japanese Painting Doctorate program.

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The Honorable Dana Gioia

Dana Gioia is an internationally acclaimed poet and writer. Former California Poet laureate and Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, Gioia was born in Los Angeles of Italian and Mexican descent. The first person in his family to attend college, he received a BA and MBA from Stanford and an MA from Harvard in Comparative Literature. For fifteen years he worked as a businessman before quitting at forty-one to become a full-time writer.

Gioia has published six full-length collections of verse, most recently Meet Me at the Lighthouse (2023). His collection 99 Poems: New & Selected (2016) won the Poets’ Prize as the best new book of the year. His third collection, Interrogations at Noon (2001), was awarded the American Book Award. Gioia is best known as a central figure in the revival of rhyme, meter, and narrative in contemporary poetry. Critic William Oxley has called Gioia, “probably the most exquisite poet writing in English today.”

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Professor Prabhu Guptara

Prabhu Guptara is Executive Director, Organizational Development of WOLFSBERG – The Platform for Executive and Business Development (a subsidiary of UBS A.G., formerly the Union Bank of Switzerland).

Since 2004 he has been a Senior Fellow at the Trinity Forum and a regular Moderator. He has also served as a Trustee and Chairman of The Trinity Forum in Europe.

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Dr. James Davison Hunter

Dr. James Davison Hunter is LaBrosse-Levinson Distinguished Professor of Religion, Culture and Social Theory at the University of Virginia and the Executive Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture. He completed his doctorate at Rutgers University in 1981 and joined the faculty of the University of Virginia in 1983. Widely published and nationally recognized, Dr. Hunter has received numerous literary awards for his work regarding the problem of meaning and moral order in a time of political and cultural change in American life.

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Dr. William Hurlbut

William B. Hurlbut is a physician and Consulting Professor in the Department of Neurobiology at Stanford University Medical Center.  After receiving his undergraduate and medical training at Stanford, he completed postdoctoral studies in theology and medical ethics, studying with Robert Hamerton-Kelly, the Dean of the Chapel at Stanford, and subsequently with the Rev. Louis Bouyer of the Institut Catholique de Paris.

His primary areas of interest involve the ethical issues associated with advancing biomedical technology, the biological basis of moral awareness, and studies in the integration of theology and philosophy of biology. He was instrumental in establishing the first course in biomedical ethics at Stanford Medical Center and subsequently taught bioethics to over six thousand Stanford undergraduate students in the Program in Human Biology.

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John Inazu

John Inazu is the Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law and Religion at Washington University in St. Louis. His teaching and scholarship focuses on the First Amendment freedoms of speech, assembly, and religion, and related questions of legal and political theory.

Inazu’s next book, Learning to Disagree: The Surprising Path to Navigating Differences with Empathy and Respect, will be published by Zondervan in Spring 2024. He is also the author of Liberty’s Refuge: The Forgotten Freedom of Assembly (Yale University Press, 2012) and Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving Through Deep Difference (University of Chicago Press, 2016), and co-editor (with Tim Keller) of Uncommon Ground: Living Faithfully in a World of Difference (Thomas Nelson, 2020).

Inazu is the founder of The Carver Project and the Legal Vocation Fellowship. He a Senior Fellow at Interfaith America, where he co-directs (with Eboo Patel) the Newbigin Fellows and Evangelicals in a Diverse Democracy. He serves on the boards of The Carver Project, the John Burroughs School, and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, the advisory boards of the Bech-Loughlin First Amendment Center at the University of Texas School of Law and the Honors College at the University of Tulsa, and is a Senior Fellow at the Trinity Forum.

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Dr. Will Inboden

William Inboden is Professor and Director of the Hamilton Center for Classical and Civic Education at the University of Florida. He previously served as William Powers, Jr. Chair and Executive Director of the Clements Center for National Security, Associate Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, and Distinguished Scholar at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, all at the University of Texas-Austin. He also serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Texas National Security Review. Inboden’s other current roles include Associate with the National Intelligence Council, member of the CIA Historical Advisory Panel, member of the State Department’s Historical Advisory Council, and Senior Fellow with the Trinity Forum.

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Ambassador Mark P. Lagon

Mark P. Lagon is a specialist and practitioner on global institutions, global health, human rights, and human trafficking. He is Chief Policy Officer at Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, where he coordinates the non-profit’s Administration and congressional outreach, policy advocacy and coalition management, and research content. Ambassador Lagon is also an Adjunct Professor in the Master of Science in Foreign Service Program.

In the NGO world, he has served as President of Freedom House. Previously, he was Executive Director and CEO of the leading anti-human trafficking nonprofit, Polaris. In the Executive Branch, he served in three successive roles at the Department of State: member of the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff, Deputy Assistant Secretary of International Organization Affairs, and, finally, Ambassador-at-Large directing the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.

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Dr. John Lennox

John Lennox, Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University (emeritus), is an internationally renowned speaker on the interface of science, philosophy, and religion.

He is a native of Northern Ireland, where he studied at the Royal School Armagh. He was then Exhibitioner and Senior Scholar at Emmanuel College, Cambridge University from which he took his MA, MMath and PhD, where he also attended the last lectures of C.S. Lewis. He worked for many years in the Mathematics Institute at the University of Wales in Cardiff, which awarded him a DSc for his research. During his twenty-six years there, he spent a year at each of the Universities of Wuerzburg, Freiburg (as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow), and Vienna, and he lectured extensively in Eastern and Western Europe, Russia and North America on mathematics, apologetics, and the exposition of Scripture. He also holds an MA and DPhil from Oxford University (by incorporation) and an MA in Bioethics from the University of Surrey.

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Dr. Joseph Loconte

Joseph Loconte, PhD, is the director of the Simon Center for American Studies at the Heritage Foundation and also holds the title of Senior Fellow in Christianity and Culture at The King’s College in New York City. He previously served as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Pepperdine University’s School of Public Policy. He has also served as Senior Fellow and co-director of the Evangelicals and Civic Life program at the Ethics & Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C. He was named a Senior Fellow of the Trinity Forum in 2005.

Mr. Loconte has been a frequent contributor to print and broadcast media. For ten years, he was a monthly commentator on religion and the public square for National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. His other media appearances include the BBC, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and Aljazeera Television.

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Dr. Wilfred M. McClay

Dr. Wilfred (Bill) M. McClay is the Victor Davis Hanson Chair in Classical History and Western Civilization at Hillsdale College, and he has served as the Director of the Center for the History of Liberty.

His 1994 book The Masterless: Self and Society in Modern America won the Merle Curti Award of the Organization of American Historians for the best book in American intellectual history. Among his other books are The Student’s Guide to U.S. History, Religion Returns to the Public Square: Faith and Policy in America, Figures in the Carpet: Finding the Human Person in the American Past, and, with Ted V. McAllister, Why Place Matters: Geography, Identity, and Public Life in Modern America.

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Dr. David W. Miller

Dr. David W. Miller is Director of the Princeton University Faith & Work Initiative and President of the Avodah Institute. He was named a Senior Fellow of The Trinity Forum in 2007. He is also an Associate Research Scholar and teaches at Princeton. Prior to this, he was at Yale University for five years, where he served as the Executive Director of the Yale Center for Faith & Culture.

David brings an unusual “bilingual” perspective to the academic world, having spent 16 years in senior positions in international business and finance. David did undergraduate studies at Bucknell University and received his PhD and MDiv degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). While working on his doctorate in 1999, David co-founded The Avodah Institute. Avodah’s mission is to help leaders integrate the claims of their faith with the demands of their work.

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Dr. Russell Moore

Russell Moore is is Editor in Chief at Christianity Today. The Wall Street Journal has called Moore “vigorous, cheerful, and fiercely articulate.” He was named in 2017 to Politico Magazine’s list of top fifty influence-makers in Washington, and has been profiled by such publications as the Washington Post and the New Yorker.

Russell was President of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention from 2013 to 2021. Prior to that role, Moore served as provost and dean of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, where he also taught theology and ethics.

Dr. Moore is the author of several books, including The Courage to Stand: Facing Your Fear Without Losing Your Soul, Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel and The Storm-Tossed Family: How the Cross Reshapes the Home. Dr. Moore’s most recent book is Losing Our Religion: An Altar Call for Evangelical America (2023). A native Mississippian, he and his wife Maria are the parents of five sons.

Dr. Karen Swallow Prior

Dr. Karen Swallow Prior is Research Professor of English and Christianity and Culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. She writes frequently on literature, culture, ethics, and ideas. Her writing has appeared at Christianity Today, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, First Things, Vox, Think Christian, The Gospel Coalition, Books and Culture, among others. She is the author of Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me (T. S. Poetry Press, 2012), Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More—Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist (Thomas Nelson, 2014), and On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great Literature (Brazos, 2018).

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Dr. Dan Russ

Dr. Daniel Russ has served as Professor of English at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts, where he also served as Academic Dean and the Director of the Center for Christian Studies. From 2002–2003 he was the Executive Director of Christians in the Visual Arts at Gordon College, where the CIVA office is housed.

A regular Trinity Forum Moderator, he was project director for the curriculum Children of Prometheus: Technology and the Good Life, has written forewords for Trinity Forum Readings, served as a resource scholar for other Trinity Forum curriculum projects, and has been editor of the online Provocations journal. He was named a Senior Fellow in 2005.

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Dr. James K. A. Smith

James K. A. Smith is a professor of philosophy at Calvin College, where he holds the Gary and Henrietta Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology and Worldview. Trained as a philosopher with a focus on contemporary French thought, Smith has expanded on that scholarly platform to become an engaged public intellectual and cultural critic. An award-winning author and widely-traveled speaker, he has emerged as a thought leader with a unique gift of translation, building bridges between the academy, society, and the church.

The author of many influential books, Smith also regularly writes for magazines and newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Slate, First Things, Christianity Today, Books & Culture, and The Hedgehog Review. He serves as editor-in-chief of Image Journal.

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Ms. Anne Snyder

Anne Snyder is a writer and convener committed to exploring questions of class and culture, moral beauty, and a beatitudinal faith. She was named a Senior Fellow of the Trinity Forum in 2018.

Anne is the Editor-in-Chief of Comment Magazine and the author of The Fabric of Character: A Wise Giver’s Guide to Renewing our Social and Moral Landscape. Prior to leading Comment, she directed The Philanthropy Roundtable’s Character Initiative, a program that seeks to help American foundations and business leaders strengthen “the middle ring” of morally formative institutions. She is also a Fellow at the Center for Opportunity Urbanism, a Houston-based think-tank that explores how cities can drive opportunity for the bulk of their citizens.

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Dr. Curt Thompson

Dr. Curt Thompson is a psychiatrist, author, and speaker who specializes in connecting our intrinsic desire to be known with our need to tell truer stories about ourselves — showing us how to form deep relationships, discover meaning, and live integrated, creative lives.

Curt is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He graduated from Wright State University School of Medicine and completed his psychiatric residency at Temple University Hospital. Curt Thompson’s books The Soul of Desire, Anatomy of the Soul, and The Soul of Shame speak to the innermost desires of our hearts and souls, bringing together a dialect of interpersonal neurobiology and a Christian anthropology to uncover the key to living life fully: being known.

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Rev. Tish Harrison Warren

Tish is a priest in the Anglican Church in North America. She has worked in ministry settings for over a decade as a campus minister with InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministries, as an associate rector, and with addicts and those in poverty through various churches and non-profit organizations.

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Mr. Michael Wear

Michael Wear is the founder of Public Square Strategies LLC, which helps organizations effectively navigate the rapidly changing religious and political landscape. Previously, Michael directed faith outreach for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, and he served as the Deputy Director of the White House Office for Faith-Based Initiatives during President Obama’s first term. He is the author of Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of Faith in America, and he writes for The Atlantic, Christianity Today, USA Today, Relevant Magazine, and other publications.

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Mr. Peter Wehner

Peter Wehner is an in-residence Senior Fellow, a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, and a contributing editor for The Atlantic. He has written for numerous other publications—including TimeWall Street JournalThe Washington PostFinancial TimesThe Weekly Standard, National Review, Commentary, National Affairs, and Christianity Today. He has also appeared frequently as a commentator on MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, CBS, PBS, and C-SPAN television.

Wehner served in the Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush administrations, including as Deputy Director of Speechwriting and later Director of the Office of Strategic Initiatives for President George W. Bush.

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Dr. Ronald C. White, Jr

Ronald C. White new biography, On Great Fields: The Life and Unlikely Heroism of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, will be published by Penguin Random House on October 31, 2023.

He is the author of two New York Times bestselling presidential biographies: A. Lincoln: A Biography, and American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant. He is also the author of Lincoln’s Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural, a New York Times Notable Book, The Eloquent President: A Portrait of Lincoln Through His Words, and Lincoln in Private: What His Most Personal Reflections Tell Us About Our Greatest President, recipient of the 2021 Barondess/Lincoln award.

White is a graduate of UCLA, Princeton Theological Seminary, receiving a Ph.D. from Princeton University. He has taught at UCLA, Colorado College, Whitworth University, and Princeton Theological Seminary. He has spoken on Lincoln in England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, and New Zealand.

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Dr. Jessica Hooten Wilson

Jessica Hooten Wilson is the inaugural Visiting Scholar of Liberal Arts at Pepperdine University and formerly Louise Cowan Scholar in Residence at the University of Dallas. She is the author of several books, most recently Reading for the Love of God: How to Read as a Spiritual Practice (2023). Her first book Giving the Devil his Due: Flannery O’Connor and The Brothers Karamazov received a 2018 Christianity Today book of the year in arts and culture award. In 2019 she received the Hiett Prize for Humanities from the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture. She is co-editor of Learning the Good Life: From the Great Hearts and Minds that Came Before and the volume Solzhenitsyn and American Culture: The Russian Soul in the West, a collection of essays on the legacy of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Other awards include a Fulbright Fellowship to Prague, an NEH to study Dante in Florence, a Biola University sabbatical fellowship funded by the John Templeton Foundation, and the 2017 Emerging Public Intellectual Award.

Mr. Douglas Wilson

Doug is the founder and Chairman of Monon Capital. The firm engages with partners around ideas and opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship through venture investments, a thought and conversations studio, a venture lab, and a charitable fund. Prior to founding the firm, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Hillenbrand, Inc. He previously held senior executive positions at Boston Scientific Corporation, Guidant Corporation, Ronald Blue & Co., and Eli Lilly & Company.

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E. David Cook

Dr. E. David Cook is a Fellow of Green College, Oxford and the first Holmes Professor of Faith and Learning at Wheaton College. He is also Distinguished Visiting Professor of Christian Ethics at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky and was named a Senior Fellow of the Trinity Forum in 2004.

He holds a BA from Arizona State University, an MA from Edinburgh University, a PhD from New College, Edinburgh, an MA from Oxford University, and a DLitt from Gordon College, Massachusetts. He taught for six years at St. John’s College and the University of Nottingham and has taught medical ethics, philosophy, theology, and Christian ethics at Oxford since 1979.

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Dr. Vigen Guroian

Vigen Guroian is Professor of Religious Studies (Eastern Christianity) at the University of Virginia and Senior Fellow of both the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal in Mecosta, Michigan and the Center on Law and Religion at Emory University. He was named a Senior Fellow of The Trinity Forum in 2006.

He has been an academic consultant for several of the Trinity Forum seminar curricula.

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Mr. Fred Harburg

Fred Harburg is Managing Partner of Harburg Consulting LLC and a Senior Fellow of The Trinity Forum. During more than two decades in the private sector he has served as an organizational architect for Fortune 100 companies including IBM, General Motors, Disney, and AT&T.

Fred helped to create the Saturn Corporation and led Motorola University as the Chief Learning Officer and President. His work at Motorola was profiled in the November 2002 issue of Chief Learning Officer Magazine. In 2003 he became Senior Vice President of Leadership and Learning at Fidelity Investments.

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Mr. Rome Hartman

Rome Hartman is a television journalist who has spent more than three decades telling stories on network TV. He is currently a producer for the program “60 Minutes Sports,” which airs monthly on Showtime. It is a spinoff of the venerable CBS News Sunday evening magazine program.

From 2011 to 2013, Hartman was an Executive Producer for NBC News. He joined the network to create a new primetime news magazine program, “Rock Center with Brian Williams.” The program, the first network newsmagazine to be launched in decades, debuted in October 2011 and ran for two seasons on NBC. One of its very first broadcasts earned an Emmy award, for Bob Costas’ groundbreaking interview with Jerry Sandusky.

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Ms. Jody Hassett Sanchez

Ms. Jody Hassett Sanchez is president of Pointy Shoe Productions (PSP), a documentary and long-form production company that explores issues of faith and culture. She was named a Senior Fellow of the Trinity Forum in 2005.

She is the producer of SOLD: Fighting the New Global Slave Trade, a documentary filmed in India, Pakistan, and West Africa about people of faith on the front lines of the fight against twenty-first-century slavery—a multi-billion dollar business.

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Dr. Douglas M. Johnston

Douglas M. Johnston, PhD is President and Founder of the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy (ICRD). He has served in various positions as a White House appointee and lectured at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He was appointed a Senior Fellow of The Trinity Forum in 2006.

He is known for developing a new synergy for peacemaking based on the joint contributions of religion and politics, as articulated in his book Religion: The Missing Dimension of Statecraft (Oxford University Press, 1994). Dr. Johnston’s hands-on experience in reconciliation and peacemaking reflects his deep interest in religion and conflict resolution stemming from his twenty-year involvement with the National Prayer Breakfast and his service on the board of the Washington Theological Consortium.

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Dr. Harry S. Stout

Harry Stout is Jonathan Edwards Professor of American Religious History at Yale University, where he has appointments in History, Religious Studies, and American Studies and at the Divinity School. He is also Co-Director of the Center for Religion and American Life at Yale. He was named a Senior Fellow of the Trinity Forum in 2006.

Professor Stout is the author of several books, including: Upon the Altar of the Nation, A Jonathan Edwards Reader, and Dictionary of Christianity in America. He is currently co-editing Religion in American Life, a seventeen-volume study of the impact of religion on American history for adolescent readers and public schools (with Jon Butler). He is general editor of both The Works of Jonathan Edwards for Yale University Press and the Religion in America series for Oxford University Press. He has written articles for the Journal of Social History, Journal of American Studies, Journal of American History, Theological Education, Computers and the Humanities, and Christian Scholar’s Review. He is a contributor to the Concise Encyclopedia of Preaching, Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions, and the Reader’s Encyclopedia of the American West. In 2003, Professor Stout was awarded the Robert Cherry Award for Great Teaching.

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Dr. Luder G. Whitlock, Jr.

Dr. Luder G. Whitlock, Jr. was a Senior Fellow of the Trinity Forum and served as its executive director from 2003 to early 2008. He currently serves as president of Excelsis, an Orlando-based nonprofit. Earlier in his career he was for many years president of Reformed Theological Seminary.

During his earliest years of ministry in Florida and Tennessee pastorates, Dr. Whitlock traveled widely as a speaker and preacher, was engaged in camp and conference leadership, and accepted multiple responsibilities within his denomination.

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Os Guinness

Os Guinness is an author and social critic. Great-great grandson of Arthur Guinness, the Dublin brewer, he was born in China in World War Two where his parents were medical missionaries. A witness to the climax of the Chinese revolution in 1949, he was expelled with many other foreigners in 1951 and returned to Europe where he was educated in England. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of London and his D.Phil in the social sciences from Oriel College, Oxford.

Os has written or edited more than 25 books, including The American Hour, Time for Truth, The Call, Invitation to the Classics, Long Journey Home, Unspeakable, and A Case for Civility, and A Free People’s Suicide. His latest book is The Global Public Square.

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*The Hon. Alonzo L. McDonald (In Memoriam, 1928-2019)

The Honorable Alonzo L. McDonald enjoyed a distinguished career in business, government, and academia. He was Chairman and CEO of Avenir Group, Inc., a private development bank and investor group that he founded in 1983. Mr. McDonald was the Founding Chairman of The Trinity Forum, and served as a Senior Fellow and trustee emeritus.

Mr. McDonald was President and Vice Chairman of the Bendix Corporation from 1981 to 1983. Earlier, he spent seventeen years with McKinsey and Company, Inc., serving as a partner in London and New York, manager of their offices in Zurich and Paris, and CEO of the firm worldwide. In 1977, he was named Deputy Special Trade Representative and Ambassador in charge of the U.S. Delegation to the GATT in Geneva. In 1979, he was named Assistant to the President of the United States and White House Staff Director of the Carter Administration.

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Dr. David Aikman

David Aikman, an award-winning print and broadcast journalist and author, is a specialist on Russia, China, East Asia, the Middle East, and religious freedom issues worldwide. During a lengthy career as a foreign correspondent, he reported for TIME Magazine from five continents and more than fifty countries.

He was a professor of history at Patrick Henry College from 2005 to 2015. In 2018, Aikman was hired as editor in chief of Godspeed Magazine. David serves The Trinity Forum as Senior Fellow and is a regular Moderator. He is presently writer in residence and professor of history at Patrick Henry College. He is the founding chairman and a board member of Gegrapha, a global fellowship of journalists, and was recently a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C. He writes columns for Christianity Today and Provocations in addition to extensive freelance writing for such publications as The American Spectator and The Weekly Standard. He is a regular commentator and host on the Voice of America and has been a commentator on NBC, ABC, CNN, Fox News, and the BBC.

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*Michael Cromartie (In Memoriam, 1950-2017)

Mr. Cromartie in 2004 was nominated by President George W. Bush to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom and served as its chair in 2005 and vice-chair in 2006. He has appeared on television and radio programs including NPR’s All Things Considered and the ABC and CNN evening news, and has been quoted in the Washington Post, the New York Times, The New Republic, U.S. News & World Report, and others. He has published reviews and articles in First Things, Books & Culture, Crisis, The Washington Times, and Christianity Today, among others. He has edited ten books on topics including natural law, religion and politics, and foreign policy. He was also a co-host of a nationally broadcast weekly radio show called “Faith and Freedom.”

Before joining EPPC, he worked as a special assistant to Charles W. Colson at Prison Fellowship Ministries. A graduate of Covenant College, he holds an M.A. in Justice from The American University.

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*Jean Bethke Elshtain (In Memoriam, 1941-2013)

Dr. Jean Bethke Elshtain is Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at the University of Chicago. She was named a Senior Fellow of The Trinity Forum in 2007.

Dr. Elshtain is a political philosopher whose task has been to show the connections between our political and our ethical convictions. She teaches in the Divinity School as well as the Department of Political Science and the Committee on International Relations on topics including just war, human identity, and political ethics.

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Rt Hon The Lord Mackay of Clashfern KT PC

The Rt Hon The Lord Mackay of Clashfern KT PC, is Her Majesty’s Lord High Commissioner for the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. From 1988 to 1997 he was Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom, the highest office in the judiciary of the UK. He is also Chancellor of Heriott-Watt University and a Senior Fellow of The Trinity Forum.

The Lord Mackay was born James Peter Hymers Mackay in Edinburgh on 2 July 1927. He was educated at George Heriott’s School and at Edinburgh University where he graduated MA with Honours in mathematics and natural philosophy.

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*Professor Roger Scruton (In Memoriam, 1944-2020)

Roger Scruton was a philosopher, editor, writer, and composer, known for his spirited defence of Western culture. He was named a Senior Fellow of The Trinity Forum in 2006.

Professor Scruton did undergraduate and doctoral studies at Jesus College, Cambridge and taught philosophy and aesthetics at Christ’s College, Cambridge, Birkbeck College (University of London), and Boston University, as well as holding visiting posts at the Universities of Princeton, Stanford, Louvain, Guelph (Ontario), Witwatersrand (South Africa), Waterloo (Ontario), Oslo, Bordeaux, and Cambridge. He was most recently a visiting professor in philosophy at the University of Buckingham and research professor at the Institute for the Psychological Sciences in Arlington, Virginia.

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*Dallas Willard (In Memoriam, 1935-2013)

Dallas Willard was a Professor in the School of Philosophy at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and a Senior Fellow of the Trinity Forum.

He was at USC since 1965, where he was Director of the School of Philosophy from 1982-1985. He has also taught at the University of Wisconsin (Madison), where he received his Ph.D. in 1964, and has held visiting appointments at UCLA (1969) and the University of Colorado (1984).

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