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Customs and Constitutions Cherie Harder Wednesday, July 1, 2020 In 1831, a young Frenchman named Alexis de Tocqueville visited America intending to study its penal system and provide a recommendation to his home country as to whether the US offered a worthwhile model to follow. But he was also personally curious about why the US

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Crisis-Ready Leadership Cherie Harder Wednesday, June 24, 2020 "Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm." — Publilius Syrus These are troubled times. We simultaneously face a health crisis in the form of a global pandemic that has killed more Americans than citizens of any other country; an economic crisis in the form

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The Weight of Words Cherie Harder Wednesday, June 17, 2020 Words are weighty things. The Bible begins with God speaking the world into existence, and culminates with the Word himself becoming flesh. The reader is cautioned that our words have the power to wound, poison, and destroy, as well as heal—“a word aptly spoken is

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The Reality and Opportunity of Pluralism Michael Wear Wednesday, June 10, 2020 In our recent report, Christianity, Pluralism, and Public Life in the United States: Insights from Christian Leaders, Amy Black and I describe the kind of pluralism we are interested in as, “the presence of meaningful social or political diversity in society.” Pluralism, in our view, encompasses many kinds

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Times of Turmoil Cherie Harder Wednesday, June 2, 2020 This has been a week of such pain. As I write this, the death toll from coronavirus has passed 108,000 with nearly two million still battling its ravages. The anguish and rage from the on-camera killing of George Floyd has spilled out to the streets. In

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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

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