Introducing New Senior Fellows Cherie Harder

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

We are excited to announce the appointment of two new — and extraordinary — Senior Fellows! Our Senior Fellows are thought leaders whose work embodies and furthers the aim of the Trinity Forum to cultivate and disseminate the best of Christian thought leadership. Their range is diverse, and their backgrounds include expertise and excellence in the visual arts, philosophy, psychiatry, poetry, neurobiology, sociology, the humanities, national security studies, mathematics, global health, politics, and other forms of thought leadership. We are eager to acquaint you to the work of all our Senior Fellows — profiles of whom can be viewed here, and introduce you our newest Senior Fellows, Curt Thompson and Tish Harrison Warren, whose profiles are below. We are excited by and grateful for their work, and that of others, which integrates excellence in their field with a deep faith that saturates their work, life, and thought.

Dr. Curt Thompson is a psychiatrist, author and speaker who specializes in connecting our intrinsic desire to be known with the 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 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. To do that, we need genuine relationships, which can only be found when we tell the whole truth about who we are — to ourselves and others. We recently spoke with Curt on Good Friday for an Online Conversation on Redeeming Shame: Believing a Truer Story.

Tish Harrison Warren 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. She is now Writer in Residence at Church of the Ascension in Pittsburgh, PA. She is the author of Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life. Her articles and essays have appeared in Christianity TodayCT WomenArtHouse AmericaComment, and The Point. She is a founding member of The Pelican Project. Tish wrote the introduction to our Reading Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and was our speaker for last Friday’s Online Conversation on Liturgy of the Ordinary in Extraordinary Times.