Articles by Theopolis

  • A Week with Esther Meek: Course Recap

    Forty men and women came from all over the United States to attend the 2018 Trinity Term course at Theopolis. Pastors, students, teachers, an electrician, a city planner, and others from a variety of denominations spent five days at Beeson Divinity School studying covenant epistemology under the tutelage of philosopher Esther Lightcap Meek of Geneva […]

  • A Week with Esther Meek – An Introduction to Covenant Epistemology

    We are very pleased to announce that Esther Lightcap Meek will be the instructor for our 2018 Trinity Course in August. The course is titled “Loving to Know: Introducing Covenant Epistemology” and will be held August 13-17 at Beeson Divinity School. Esther Meek, Ph.D., is Professor of Philosophy at Geneva College and a Fujimura Institute […]

  • Alastair Roberts Appointed As Adjunct Senior Fellow

    Beginning this summer, Dr. Alastair Roberts will join the Theopolis Institute as an adjunct Senior Fellow, the Institute has announced. Dr. Roberts will be a regular on the Theopolis podcast, teach intensive courses and in the Fellows Program, and help develop new programs and outlets.  Roberts earned his PhD from Durham University, is co-author of the […]

  • Theopolis Names New Executive Director

    The Theopolis Institute has appointed John Crawford as Executive Director. John has been a student in the Junior Fellows Program this year, and proven to be an enthusiastic and articulate advocate of Theopolis’s vision. “Theopolis brings a unique, comprehensive paradigm to cultural change – with the Church at the center,” he said. He singled out Theopolis’s “appreciation […]

  • Theopolis Institute Regional Course: Who is God?

    We think we know. God is a stern Rule-Maker who has a bit of an anger management problem. Or, God is the indulgent Daddy in the sky. Or, God used to be a stern Ruler, but he got nice. Christians don’t believe any of that. Christians say the one God has a threefold name – […]

  • Rural Church Growth

    I’ve pastored a very rural church for well over a decade. Our town has about 1,000 people and will never grow until Jesus returns. 38 people attend our worship on Sundays. Here’s a quick list of what we’ve done to grow our church, and what I’ve done to survive pastorally. We’ve had evening worship services with […]

  • On the Ascension of the Lord

    Leo the Great’s second sermon on the Ascension, Sermon 74. I. The mystery of our salvation, dearly-beloved, which the Creator of the universe valued at the price of His blood, has now been carried out under conditions of humiliation from the day of His bodily birth to the end of His Passion. And although even […]

  • Year-End Letter

    A letter from Theopolis President Peter Leithart as our fiscal year draws to an end. Dear Friend of Theopolis: It was one of those moments when you realize that other people understand you better than you understand yourself. I was having lunch with a pastor friend at a BJ’s near Sea-Tac airport. Our conversation turned, […]

  • Letter From Peter Leithart

    Dear friend of Theopolis, Before he attended the Theopolis course on Holistic Mission during Easter term, 2014, Jonathan Sedlak lived with his family in the quiet, comfortable Milwau­kee suburb of Slinger, Wisconsin. An intensive week in Birmingham changed all that. Listening to missionary Wes Baker and hashing over readings and ideas with other students, Jonathan […]

  • Meet Brian Moats

    Theopolis is delighted to announce that we have hired Brian Moats as Assistant to President Peter Leithart. An Alabama native and graduate of Boyce College in Louisville, Brian is a professional photographer who has also worked as a salesman and dispatcher for Charter Communications and Wayne’s Environmental Services. Brian and his family are members of Trinity Presbyterian […]

  • Music in Life and Liturgy

    Theopolis ended its second year of operation with its Pentecost Term course on Music in Life and Liturgy last week. Co-taught by Ken Myers of Mars Hill Audio and scholar-in-residence James Jordan, the Music course was the largest Theopolis course yet. Sixteen pastors, seminary students, and music ministers from nine different states and several denominations came […]

  • Student Profile – Clint Hail

    Clint Hail has had an exciting, varied life. A West Point graduate and a former infantry officer, he now serves as Community Transformation Director in Costa Rica for e3 Partners Ministries. Clint has also attended two Theopolis Institute courses. Clint recently told Theopolis about his experiences in the military, his work at e3 Partners, and […]

  • New Theopolis Board Members

    The Theopolis Institute Board added three new Board members at its semi-annual Board meeting on May 16: Dr. Roy Atwood, Pastor Uri Brito, and Rod Olps, Jr. Formerly President of New Saint Andrews College in Moscow, Idaho, Atwood was recently appointed Abraham Kuyper Distinguished Professor of Classics at Morthland College in West Frankfort, Illinois, USA, and Director […]

  • Easter Term, 2015

    “The course was a paradigm shift for me,” said Jonathan Sedlak, a Milwaukee electrical contractor who attended Theopolis’s course on Revelation. “I am left with a book that is far more practical than it has ever seemed before.” Jonathan Anderson of Louisville, Kentucky found the course “refreshing.” “I finished with a renewed delight for God’s […]

  • Theopolis in the UK

    Theopolis President Peter Leithart spent the last week of March lecturing on worship and sacraments in England. He delivered four lectures on liturgy in Bolton, a town north of Manchester, arguing that Christian worship must be worship fit for the king and fit for the kingdom that has come in Jesus. Pastor Arthur Kay of […]

  • Nevin Lectures, 2015

    Noted Catholic patristic scholar, Robert Louis Wilken, delivered the second annual Nevin Lectures at Beeson Divinity School’s Hodges Chapel last Friday and Saturday, February 20-21, 2015. Wilken, the Emeritus William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of the History of Christianity at the University of Virginia, traced the influence of the writings Tertullian, Lactantius, and other church […]

  • Psalm 30

    Get the Psalm 30 Translation here Psalm 30 is a song for the dedication of “the house.” Since it is by David, the house would seem to be his palace in Jerusalem. The psalm has an ABA structure, with the B structure being an exhortation to the saints, and the two A sections being addressed […]

  • A Faustian Christmas

    Scene 1   Mr Faust sitting in a big chair, with Little Faust on his lap, reading.  Mrs Faust sitting in another chair, knitting or something. Mr Faust:       And I heard him exclaim As he drove out of sight Merry Christmas to all And to all a good night. (Closing book).  Well, that’s what […]

  • Theopolis Accredited by National Financial Accountability Organization

    BIRMINGHAM, AL  – The ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) announced today the accreditation of Theopolis Institute of Birmingham, AL. ECFA accreditation is based on the ECFA Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship™, including financial accountability, transparency, sound board governance and ethical fundraising. Theopolis Institute joins a growing number of Christ-centered churches and ministries across America, […]

  • Sex Trafficking and the Devil

    On Wednesday evening, November 19, Justin Holcomb, Canon for Vocations in the Episcopal Diocese of South Florida and co-founder of REST (Real Escape from the Sex Trade) was a guest of the Theopolis Institute for  a lecture on sex trafficking, given at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Birmingham. Dr. Holcomb’s lecture began with a harrowing description of the […]

  • New Name, New Look

    Trinity House Institute has taken a new name, the Theopolis Institute. This striking new name expresses our unique vision and mission and captures the unified purpose behind all our specific programs and activities. We still have Bible, liturgy, and culture in our tagline. We still offer the same courses on the same topics, still sponsor the […]

  • Nevin Lectures

    Trinity House Institute is delighted to announce our first annual series of Nevin Lectures. Timothy George, Dean and Professor of Church History at Beeson Divinity School, will deliver four lectures on “Sacramental Theology from a Baptist Perspective” on February 7-8, 2014 at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama. More information… via Trinityhouseinstitute