Trinity Church hosts these lectures annually. There is no charge to attend although donations are accepted. No childcare is offered for these evening lectures. Location Information.

2019 Speaker: Malcolm Guite

Fri, April 5, 2019, 7 PM

Sat, April 6, 2019, 7 PM

Malcolm Guite, an English poet and singer-songwriter, Anglican priest, and academic, has authored five books of poetry, as well as several books on Christian faith and theology.

2018 Speaker: Wesley Hill

Fri, March 23, 2018, 7 PM “Between Presumption and Despair: Christian Sexuality in the Overlap of the Ages.”  Video | Audio

Sat, March 24, 2018, 7 PM  “A Better Way for Churches at Odds?: Engaging the ‘Sexuality Debates’ More Christianly.”  Video | Audio

Wesley Hill

Wesley Hill (PhD, University of Durham) is assistant professor of biblical studies at Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, and author of the much-discussed book “Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality”. He is on the editorial board and is a columnist for “Christianity Today”. He also contributes to “Books & Culture” and “First Things”.

2017 Speaker: Ken Myers

Fri, March 24, 2017, 7 PM “Beyond Moralism: The Gospel’s Take on What Things Are (and Not Just How to Behave)”


Sat, March 25, 2017, 7 PM “Counter-cultural Is Not Enough: Resident Aliens and the Promise of the Resurrection”

Audio | Video

Ken Myers

Ken Myers is the host and producer of  Mars Hill Audio. He has interviewed hundred of leading scholars and public intellectuals on their areas of cultural expertise. He writes a regular column for Touchstone magazine and is the author of All God’s Children and Blue Suede Shoes: Christians and Popular Culture (2nd ed., Crossway, 2012). He also writes frequently for various publications, many of which are available online. Ken Myers lives in the rolling countryside of central Virginia north of Charlottesville with his wife, Kate, and daughter, Susannah. His son, Jonathan, lives with his family in Washington State.

2016 Speaker: Rod Dreher

Fri, April 8 “Into A Dark Wood: How Western Civilization Lost Christianity”
Audio | Video

Sat, April 9 “The Benedict Option: Resistance, Resilience, and Resurrection in the New Dark Age”
Audio | Video

Rod Dreher

Rod Dreher is a writer and journalist whose writing primarily focuses on religion and culture. He is a senior editor of The American Conservative, and author of several books, including Crunchy ConsThe Little Way of Ruthie Leming, and How Dante Can Save Your Life. Dreher has written for the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, USA Today, the BBC, and many other publications. He is an Orthodox Christian who lives with his wife and three children in St. Francisville, LA.

2015 Speaker: James K. A. Smith, Professor of Philosophy at Calvin College

April 10 “Spiritual But Not Religious? Longing for Transcendence in a Secular Age”
Audio | Video

April 11 “You Are What You Love: Worship as the Heart of Discipleship”

James K. A. Smith

James K.A. Smith is professor of philosophy at Calvin College where he also teaches in the department of congregational & ministry studies and serves as a research fellow of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship.  His numerous publications include Who’s Afraid of Postmodernism?, Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation, Letters to a Young Calvinist, andThinking in Tongues: Pentecostal Contributions to Christian Philosophy. Jamie and his wife, Deanna, have 4 children and are committed urban dwellers who make their home in the East Hills neighborhood of Grand Rapids, MI.


Questions about the Christ & Culture Lecture Series? Talk with Gregg Valeriano (406-570-9740).