Free Digital ESV Study Pack

Crossway, publisher of the ESV bible, is extending a special offer of a free online edition of the ESV Study Bible to all trinity students. The digital ESV Study Bible includes:

  • Over 20,000 study notes 200 full-color maps
  • 40 illustrations, including full-color renderings and architectural diagrams
  • 200+ charts providing concise summaries and key insights
  • 50+ articles on essential topics of theology, ethics, and biblical teaching
  • 80,000 cross-references and an extensive concordance

This resource integrates with your free account—giving you access to personal notes and content from any device with an internet connection.

Also included in the free study pack is a digital commentary on the book of Romans by R. Kent Hughes and a digital copy of Mark: A 12-Week Study, part of Crossway’s Knowing the Bible study series.

To sign up for the study pack, simply go to

TSW Presents, ReKindle: Practical Theology for Women

This one-day women’s conference put on by Trinity Society of Women is designed to help us explore how to live in the necessary tension between a deeper interpersonal relationship with God and the call to act boldly in his name. The keynote speakers will be Dana Harris, Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Ruth Haley Barton, D.Div.. Transforming Center

When: 9:00 am—4:00 pm, Saturday, February 28, 2015
Where: Trinity International University, Melton Hall

To register, click here.

Facebook: Women’s Theology Conference

Dinner in Hinkson, Tuesday 10/21

Due to Inauguration events, students should note that dinner on Tuesday, October 21st will be served in Hinkson Hall instead of Hawkins Dining Hall, as the Waybright Student Center will be closed for the evening of October 21st, including the gaming area.

Inauguration Week Shuttle Services

Trinity Central will be reserving spots for any student that is interested in riding on a shuttle to the Prayer, Praise & Renewal Service on October 22nd as well as the Inauguration Ceremony on October 23rd.

We will have one shuttle available for the Prayer, Praise & Renewal Service at 6:45pm on Wednesday. There will then be two shuttles on Thursday at 8:45am and 9:15am for the Inauguration Ceremony. Registration is required to use this service. Sign up below:

1. Prayer, Praise & Renewal Shuttle (6:45pm)

1. Inauguration Ceremony Shuttle A (8:45am)

2. Inauguration Ceremony Shuttle B (9:15am)

Please contact Trinity Central at 847-317-4200/ if you have any questions!

Monday of Inauguration Week Recap

Today marked the beginning of Inauguration Week at Trinity, which will culminate in the installation of David S. Dockery as the University’s 15th president.

Events included the following:

  • Inaugural Chapel with Cherie Harder: “Community and Calling”
    Cherie Harder challenged everyone in chapel today to recapture that sense of vocation as calling and what it means to be called by God to do so in our every day jobs. She held up William Wilberforce as the quintessential example of one who embraced his work in politics as a calling to bring glory to God, and, as a result, he changed the entire British landscape.

    She also went on to describe what it is like to be a part modern-day politics in Washington, D.C., where in community with others she was part of changing the conversation on Hollywood’s marketing of violence to children: “The more we invest in a Christ-centered community, the more we become the people God calls us to be.”

  • Keith Getty Worship & Christian Music Symposium
    In this symposium on modern hymnody, Keith Getty started with the premise that “God’s people learn their faith in large part through what they sing.” A few Getty hymns were sung as he provided several bits of advice to all those present who are involved with congregational singing in the church.

    He went on to remind us that “the holy act of congregational singing is exactly that—a microcosm of heaven on earth.” And he challenged all in attendance to think critically about modern ways of worship: “We think hymns with multiple stanzas rich in theology are too deep, and we wonder why our congregations have a shallow view of God.”

  • The Gettys in Concert
    Keith and Kristyn Getty ushered the Trinity community into a time of praise and celebration as they wrapped up their fall tour.


Trinity graduate named new president of the University of Florida

W. Kent Fuchs, a graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, has been named the 12th president of the University of Florida. Fuchs completed a Master of Divinity degree here in 1984.

A news release from the University of Florida said the appointment from the UF Board of Trustees still must be ratified officially at a meeting in November, and that Fuchs (pronounced Fox) would officially assume the presidency on Jan. 1.

“The entire Trinity community is pleased to join with me in offering our heartiest congratulations to President-elect Kent Fuchs as he begins his service at the University of Florida,” Trinity President David S. Dockery said. “Dr. Fuchs has established himself as a distinguished leader in the world of higher education. As a Trinity alum, we are truly grateful for Dr. Fuchs. We salute him and wish God’s best for him and his family in the days to come.”

Fuchs comes to Florida from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., where he served as provost. In addition to his graduate degree at TEDS, he brings an extensive background in electrical engineering and computer science, with an undergraduate engineering degree from Duke University and graduate degrees from the University of Illinois.

Inauguration Week


Inauguration Week is the result of the collaborative work and coordination among many faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends. While the program is being guided by the Inauguration Committee, it is the hard work of those who are giving time and energy so generously that will make the Inauguration Week possible.

Inaugurations traditionally use the symbols of the past while envisioning a path for a preferred future. Throughout the years, inauguration ceremonies honoring Trinity International University presidents have offered opportunities for the Trinity community to celebrate its past and its vision for what’s next. The inauguration of David S. Dockery, Trinity’s fifteenth president, is no exception.

Over the course of its existence, the Trinity community has grown to embody a faithful, generous, and orthodox evangelicalism, committed to the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and the truthfulness of Holy Scripture. Being a part of this academic community is deeper than just the common experience of pursuing knowledge. The Trinity connection is one of kinship and shared values—all of which are shaped by the pattern of Christian truth.

, our inaugural theme, reaffirms Trinity’s wonderful heritage while looking forward with hope toward a blessed and God-honoring future. During the week of October 20–23, we will come together to celebrate the installation of Trinity’s fifteenth president and the best that the University represents, not as an end in itself, but as a pointer to a God-blessed and hopeful trajectory for Trinity in the years to come.

We look forward to seeing you throughout the week!

Here’s the week at a glance: