Trinity Forum Reflections

Wed, Dec 7 2011
by: Cherie Harder
“Of what happened later in the evening, nothing definite here can be stated. None of the guests later on had any clear remembrance of it. They only knew that the room had been filled with heavenly light, as if a number of small halos had blended into one glorious radiance. Taciturn old people received the gift of tongues; ears that for years had been almost deaf were opened to it. Time itself merged into eternity. Long after midnight, the windows of the house shone like gold, and golden song flowed out into the winter air.” –Isak Dineson, “Babette’s Feast”
Wed, Dec 7 2011
by: Cherie Harder
Whatever else may be said of it, Christmas is a wonderful holiday, properly understand: a holy day, full of wonder.
Fri, Nov 25 2011
by: Cherie Harder
George H. Gallup, Jr. (1930-2011), the son of the founder of Gallup Poll and good friend to the Trinity Forum, passed away this past Wednesday. The Trinity Forum would like to join those who send their condolences to the friends and family of George. We remember with gratitude his many contributions to the work of The Trinity Forum through his wise counsel, research, and Forum participation. We also remember with great respect and fondness his grace, unshakeable kindness to all he encountered, and consistent joy, in addition to his extraordinary work. George’s presence as a faithful servant of Christ will be missed, but his legacy remains and his work continues to bear fruit.
Thu, Nov 24 2011
by: Cherie Harder
“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” --G.K. Chesterton
Mon, Nov 14 2011
by: Cherie Harder
The past several years have seen an intensifying of a long-running conflict between the claims of science and faith. Debates over our origins, the reliability of the Bible and the scientific record, and the proper realms of authority of faith and science have generated more heat than light, with some finding their faith severely strained by perceived pressure to choose between scientific evidence and religious teachings.
Mon, Oct 31 2011
by: Cherie Harder
What causes a person to change? It is a question pondered by parents, pastors, politicians, educators, therapists, physicians -- and of course, Oprah. From twelve-step programs, public awareness campaigns, and management techniques, to the promise of “statecraft as soulcraft” virtually every occupational sector offers ways of encouraging and equipping people to identify, address, and eliminate their demons and diseases. There are few concerns as pressing or as practical as the formation -- or reformation -- of character, and few tasks as difficult.
Thu, Sep 29 2011
by: Cherie Harder
What a celebration! Last week at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, the Trinity Forum hosted our 20th Anniversary Founders' Gala - and what a party it was! It was a wonderful time to honor our co-founders, Os Guinness and Al McDonald, while also looking ahead to the future of the Forum.
Sat, Sep 17 2011
by: Cherie Harder
In an excellent piece published by Comment Magazine, John Terrill and Kenman Wong explore the ideas of Dorothy Sayers in her essay, "Why Work?", recently published by The Trinity Forum as a Reading. They present Sayers' context at the time of her writing the essay in order to understand her ideas more thoroughly. Also included are examples of companies today who "serve their work." Read their thoughts for an introduction to Sayers' thoughts or to revisit questions about work and insights into the meaning and purpose of work.
Thu, Sep 15 2011
by: Cherie Harder
According to polls, “we the people” are rude. A recent nationwide study on civility in America found that 95% of Americans believe the level of civility in the country is a problem, and 65% consider it a “major” problem — and most believe it is getting worse.
Wed, Aug 24 2011
by: Cherie Harder
The Trinity Forum is throwing a party! We hope you will join us next month as we celebrate our 20th anniversary, and a generation's worth of the work of the Trinity Forum.

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