The morning of Nov. 14, a Lockdown Drill was conducted on Trinity’s Bannockburn campus.
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Join us as author Dave Harrity explores the relationship between imagination and faith and its impact on our devotional lives.
There’s a sea change happening in the church—faith, creativity, imagination, and community are colliding in congregations large and small across the world. As artists of belief, we’re called to use our creativity to cultivate peace, reconciliation, and creative, radical, community-oriented change for the world that “God so loved.” Dave Harrity explores this collision, offers commentary, pragmatic advice, and cohesive vision to help Christian creatives weather the evolving storm.
Dave Harrity is author of Making Manifest: On Faith, Creativity, and the Kingdom at Hand, a book of meditations and exercises for personal and communal spiritual formation. He is also author of Morning and What Has Come Since: Poems, which was nominated for a Pushcart prize, Kentucky Literary Award, and the Conference on Christianity and Literature’s Book-of-the-Year citation. His poems have appeared widely in journals and magazine internationally and stateside. With a focus on teaching creative practices and writing, his workshops, classes, and lectures often explore the intersection of faith and imagination through poetry writing. From 2008–2009, he taught creative writing workshops at Asbury Seminary as part of the pastoral imagination series and has since taught similar classes across the country. He lives and writes in Louisville with his wife and children. Follow him on a Twitter and Instagram.
Creativity 101: Making
Tuesday, November 19, 3:30–5:00 p.m., MCL 211
Whether you often create or are just beginning to, you need to find a place to start the creative process. This workshop will use lyric poetry as a case study for developing a framework for creative production. We will look at a definition of the form, how it has changed over the course of English poetry, and how to write successful lyrics of our own. Participants will be encouraged to complete a writing exercise and to return the following night for Creativity 102: Revising. Underwritten by The Trilium.
Poetry, Peace, and Practice
Tuesday, November 19, 8:00–9:00 p.m., MCL 210
Christ’s life—by his example and his words—emphasizes the importance of peacemaking, reconciliation, and intentional compassion toward others. How can members of the Church reimagine practices of peace-making within their congregations and surrounding communities? What can daily writing, creative thinking, and poetry teach the Christian about peacemaking? This workshop examines the imagination as a vehicle of making peace and fostering compassionate living through poems, exercises, workshop, and discussion. Underwritten by the Christian Ministries Department.
Wednesday, November 20, 11:00–11:45 a.m., ATO Chapel
Class Visit: ENG 320 American Lit II, William Stafford
Wednesday, November 20, 1:15–2:05 p.m., MCL 216
Pastoral Imagination: Contemporary Prophets
Wednesday, November 20, 3:15–5:00 p.m., MCL 211
This workshop will examine how poetry is used as a tool of witness, whereby people in religious communities can foster healing through creative practice. This talk is aimed at students in the honors and leadership programs. Underwritten by The Honors Program.
Creativity 102: Revising
Wednesday, November 20, 9:30–11 p.m., MCL 211
This workshop focuses on methods of composition—creating, fostering creativity—and revision—techniques for bringing out the best in the poem. We examine how creatives can cultivate patterns to produce writing by looking at the methods of other authors, exercises, process-oriented composition, and step-by-step revision. This is a stand-alone workshop, but interested participants are encouraged to attend Creativity 101 on Tuesday night. Underwritten by The Fine Arts Festival.
If you’re interested in mentoring, counseling and simply incarnating the love of Christ to others, then think about ministering to refugees. One defining feature of the Christian life is hospitality, and almost nothing portrays hospitality more clearly than engaging the lives of strangers in a strange land.
Should this be of interest to you, volunteers in Exodus World Service‘s New Neighbor program make a three-month commitment to meet once a week in teams of two for two hours with a newly arrived refugee family. New Neighbor volunteers need a love of people, a desire to help, and a sense of humor. It is not necessary to speak a foreign language or have travel experience. Transportation is provided (the ministry is located in Rogers Park).
Contact Prof. Amit Bhatia (email@example.com), faculty advisor for Trinity’s Refugee Ministry, for further information. There will be a three-hour training session early in the beginning of Spring semester (date TBD) before the ministry begins. This opportunity can also be used toward your Service Learning credit, so stay tuned for further announcements regarding dates and times.
Check out the video on walking this road together:
Trinity Law School has announced that Dean Myron Steeves has been elected to Christian Legal Society’s board of directors. Located in over 1,000 cities in the U.S., the Christian Legal Society (CLS) is a membership organization of Christian attorneys, judges, law students, and other legal professionals dedicated to serving Jesus Christ through the practice of law, defense of religious freedom, and provision of legal aid to the needy.
CLS’s Center for Law & Religious Freedom has been involved or filed briefs in nearly every major U.S. Supreme Court case involving religious liberty over the past 30 years and has been involved in major religious liberty legislation on federal and state levels—including the Equal Access Act, Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act on the federal level.
“Mr. Steeves is a strong advocate for our mission and we look forward to benefiting from his Christian leadership, legal insights, and academic experience,” says David Nammo, CLS executive director & CEO. “CLS is impressed with his drive to inspire law students to take their degree into the world to make a positive impact for Christianity.”
“I am humbled and feel privileged to join this esteemed fellowship of Christian lawyers and law students whose vision is to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with their God,” says Dean Steeves.
Dean Steeves is responsible for developing and executing strategic growth initiatives, advancing the integration of the gospel of Jesus Christ through academic excellence, advocating for legal justice, and defining Trinity Law as one of our nation’s premier evangelical law schools. Dean Steeves has been associated with Trinity Law since 1992.
The fall 2013 issue of Trinity Magazine hit the shelf in early October. Here’s the table of contents (of feature articles):
- “The Legacy of Carl F. H. Henry: An Evangelical’s Evangelical”
—an article that highlights the trajectory of Henry’s legacy, particularly as it relates to the history of Trinity
Evangelicals can “still make gains that exceed any made this side of the apostolic age, including the Reformation,” Henry said, pointing to the absolute necessity of vigorous engagement with the world, submitted to the living Word of God. “But they will come only in the context of the bended knee and the throbbing heart.”
- “Shaped or Being Shaped? Interacting with Emerging Adults”
—Associate Professor of Christian Ministries Jana Sundene lays out several bits of wise advice when it comes to mentoring emerging adults
We need a plan for how to journey alongside young adults who have a deep spiritual and relation al hunger but have too often felt themselves a bit alienated by the local church.
~ Jana Sundene, p. 13
- “Partnerships: Answers to the Problems Facing Short-Term Missions”
—TC alumna Bethany Kemming (’13) explores the plethora of partnerships that Trinity has developed over the years in its effort to participate in meaningful short-term missions that help more than hurt
Through these partnerships, Trinity’s missions department also aims for mutual benefit—of Trinity and the partnership organization. A focus on mutual benefit has helped guide each trip’s activities and goals. In certain circumstances, this means that Trinity’s team will forego doing what they think needs to be done and instead ask the partner where they desire help.
~ Bethany Kemming, p. 21
- “The Word of God and the Widow’s Plight”
—this brief article tells the story of alumni Bulus (PhD ’95) and Rose (Phd ’05) Galadema’s service in Nigeria to the church and the ‘least of these’
The Galadema’s credit two former TEDS professors, Linda Cannell and Ted Ward, for helping them learn that “if you really want the program to be successful, instead of assuming you know what the people’s needs are, sit with them, and you might be surprised,” Bulus said. “Just sit with them and then ask them, ‘What are your needs, how can we come alongside you?’ (p. 23)
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30 October 2013
The Presidential Search Committee and Board of Regents of Trinity International University (TIU) welcome nominations and applications for the position of President of TIU.
Our goal is to have the next president in place by July 1, 2014, but we are of course open to an earlier appointment if the Lord so provides.
Please join us in prayer as we move forward in the task ahead. Pray for the search committee, pray for the Lord to guide the Trinity community as a whole, and pray faithfully and expectantly for the right candidate to emerge. Please pray as well for our interim president, Neil Nyberg, as he leads us this year, and for the person of God’s choosing who will step into this role in the future.
Please view the TIU President Search Opportunity Profile. All queries and nominations should be directed to PresidentSearch@tiu.edu.
TIU Creative Arts Dinner Summit
Monday, October 28, 5 p.m., Lantern Lounge
Undergraduate SGA, The Trillium, The Fine Arts Festival, and the Trinity Oscars want to know how we can best serve a culture of creativity. If you are interested in any aspect of the arts you are invited to bring your dinner to the Lantern on October 28 for a gathering of creatively minded peers. You will learn about arts opportunities on campus, meet other creative artists, and help us develop ways we can cultivate creativity on campus.