Trinity is home to the Henry Center for Theological Understanding, the Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity as well as the Jonathan Edwards Center at TEDS.
All centers hold events every year, including debates, conferences and lectures, which cover a wide variety of topics and feature renown experts and theologians. The majority of these events are open to the public to attend – information is available on the University Calendar.
Carl F.H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding (HCTU)
The Carl F. H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding provides a unique opportunity for ministers, professionals, and academics in various fields to work collaboratively with seminary faculty engaged in biblical and theological reflection. The goal of this partnership is to advance Christian wisdom in all areas of life and thought—in short, to enable people to apply the knowledge of God and themselves gleaned from Scripture in the rough and tumble of life. The Center seeks to embody the vision of Carl F. H. Henry (1913-2003), a long-time faculty member at Trinity, for Christian thinking that makes a difference in the academy, in our churches, and in the secular world. The work of the Center is thus aimed at promoting gospel-centered thinking and living with others—from a variety of ethnic and social backgrounds—for the glory of God, the good of His church, and the welfare of the world.
The Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity (CBHD)
The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity explores the nexus of biomedicine, biotechnology, and our common humanity. Within a Judeo-Christian Hippocratic framework, we anticipate, interpret, and engage the pressing bioethical issues of our day. As a center of rigorous research, theological and conceptual analysis, charitable critique, and thoughtful engagement, we bring clarity to the complex issues of our day.
Jonathan Edwards Center at TEDS
The Jonathan Edwards Center is a ministry of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Located on the campus of TEDS, it exists to promote and serve the conversation unfolding on Jonathan Edwards, America’s preeminent pastor, theologian, and philosopher. It has a special concern to support scholarly work on Edwards and his international influence, but will also play a role in making Edwards more accessible to pastors and church people.
The Center began its work in January 2010 under the direction of Douglas A. Sweeney. It is one of a number of satellite centers related to the original Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University and is the only other extant center in North America. It features three major lecture series and a special online collection of research works, and seeks to be a hub for studies of Jonathan Edwards and his world for a wide-ranging constituency.
The Center for Transformational Churches
The Center for Transformational Churches exists to serve as a resource both to church members and church leaders to help pastors and other church leaders better understand the vital connection between faith, work, and economics with their congregations. By empowering pastors and congregation members to understand the value of their daily work, churches create a ripple effect in bringing about human flourishing and discipleship that encompasses the whole life.