Trinity Fellowship

We had such an incredible inaugural year, we’re back for an encore!  Last year we sponsored several one-off events. We will certainly be doing that again this year – lectures, but we’ve also added several reoccurring discussion groups and conversations. for the 2018-2019 academic year. Check the schedule section for more details on upcoming events and sign up to be a part of the email list to get regular updates.

If you have ideas for lectures, topics, discussions, etc., we would love to hear them. You can email them to admin@tfiu.org.

Thank you!

About

Trinity Fellowship is a cross-ministry resource for the IU community bridging multiple Christian traditions.

We invite the IU community to:

  • Bring together faith and learning.
  • Discover the intellectual resources of the Christian faith and equip students for contemporary life.

We desire to:

  • Engage in honest inquiry with academic integrity and discuss difficult questions while remaining humble in our conclusions.
  • Promote theological curiosity and contribute to the common good.
  • Avoid activities that divide us from the very campus culture we seek to serve.
  • Create an environment that affirms Christian truth claims and is generous to those who differ from us.

Schedule

Please check back as we will be adding more events to the calendar throughout the semester.

Upcoming Events

New Testament: Canon and Reliability
Join Bob Whitaker and Steven Lulich for a 4-part exploration of the New Testament, its canonicity, and its reliability.  Discussion begins 7:30pm in Room 18 at ECC on September 26, October 10 & 24, and November 7. More info.

 

Thinking About Faith Discussion Group
Meeting every other Wednesday night, starting Sept 5th. More info.

Past Events (Fall 2017-Spring 2018)

September 20th at 6pm (Georgian Room, IMU)

Dr. Robert Whitaker leads the inaugural meeting of the Trinity Fellowship, considering the topic “I’m a Believer and a Skeptic. Is that Okay?”

October 18th at 6pm (Woodburn Hall, 101)

Dr. John Beggs brings us his thoughts on the question “How Can I Connect Science with My Faith?”

November 15th at 6pm (Frangipani Room, IMU)

Truth Claims in a Pluralistic Culture?” Dr. Tim O’Connor, Dr. John Beggs, Dr. Bob Whitaker. A multidisciplinary panel discusses questions related to truth claims in a pluralistic cultural from the perspective of philosophy, theology, and science.

February 18th at 8pm (Jordan Hall, Room 124)

Veritas Forum. “Reckoning with Evil: A Discussion on God, Philosophy, and Hope.”
Dr. Sam Newlands, Professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, will be joined by Dr. Erik Wielenberg, DePauw University for a conversation on evil, God, philosophy and hope. Dr. Tim O’Connor, Baylor University, will be moderating; a time of Q&A will follow. Speaker Bios.

Wednesday, March 28th. 7:00 pm (Global and International Studies, Room 1122)

“Textual Reliability: What can the Gettysburg Address teach us about the reliability of the New Testament?”
Dr. Steven Lulich led us to consider the textual reliability of the Greek New Testament manuscripts from a historical perspective!

Contact

We’d love to hear from you. Send us a message, ask us a question, suggest a topic, etc.

Blog

Conversation on the NT: Canonicity and Reliability, Part 3

Wednesday, October 24th, 7:30pm, ECC Room 18. Dr. Steven Lulich will lead part three of our conversation on the New Testament and the formation of the canon. This week Dr. Lulich will guide an exploration of early church figures such as Origen, Irenaus and Tertullian (follow links for readings) and how the understood and contribute …

Audio From Part 2 of Conversation on NT Canonicity and Reliability

Dr. Steven Lulich led an excellent exploration of the canon as it was developing in the early church. The audio is available to stream or download. To get the most out of this lecture, you may want to open the following documents, as Dr. Lulich works through each one in turn: Timeline, Eusebius Ecclesiastical History …

Part Two of Our Conversation on NT Canonicity and Reliability

Wednesday Night, 7:30pm, ECC Room 18. This Wednesday, we pick up the conversation on New Testament Canonicity and Reliability. Dr. Steven Lulich will be the conversation leader this Wednesday, leading an exploration of the earliest explicit canon lists, including that of the great Early Church historian Eusebius of Caesaraea. Eusebius gives us a wonderful view …