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

Thank you!


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.


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!


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


Conversation About the New Testament: Canonicity and Reliability

The New Testament is the foundational document for the church. But where did it come from? How did the church decide which books would be included in the New Testament and treated as authoritative?  And, how reliable are the documents we have today? Dr. Bob Whitaker and Dr. Steven Lulich lead a 4-part exploration of …

Thinking About Faith Discussion Group

Thinking About Faith is a discussion group that is sponsored by TFIU. This term it will meet every other Wednesday 7-8:30pm, starting tomorrow night, Sept. 5th. We discuss short readings at the intersection of Christian faith and culture that are accessible to everyone but that have something thoughtful and provocative to say. Theology, philosophy, history, science, …