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Customs and Constitutions

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

Crisis-Ready Leadership

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

The Weight of Words

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

The Reality and Opportunity of Pluralism

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

Times of Turmoil

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

Introducing New Senior Fellows

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

A Liturgy Audit

A Liturgy Audit Tish Harrison Warren Friday, May 22, 2020 "Are there habits and practices that we acquire without knowing it? Are there ritual forces in our culture that we perhaps naively immerse ourselves in – and are thus formed by – that, when we consider them more closely, point at some ultimate end? Are

Attending to the Ordinary in Surreal Times

Attending to the Ordinary in Surreal Times Cherie Harder Wednesday, May 20, 2020 How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. —Annie Dillard One of the illuminations of the cloudy climate of quarantine is its effect of changing our daily habits enough to help us recognize them, rather than simply

Calling and Community

Calling and Community Cherie Harder Wednesday, May 13, 2020 When Os Guinness’s wonderful book The Call: Finding and Fulfilling the Central Purpose of Your Life was first published a little over two decades ago, it came as a revelation to this then-twentysomething. Like many of my driven, idealistic peers, I harbored a strong, if frustratingly

A Quality of Leadership Needed Now

A Quality of Leadership Needed Now Dr. Ronald C. White Jr. This guest reflection is written by Trinity Forum Senior Fellow Dr. Ron White. Wednesday, May 6, 2020 In national crises, from the Civil War to Pearl Harbor to 9/11, wise leaders exhibit qualities that fit the moment. I have spoken often of the leadership

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