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What People Say
Trinity Institute provides a refuge for up & coming and/or already made artists from the speed the city by offering counsel, wisdom, and direction, bringing together lectures, spokesmen, other painter/poet/musicians/creative types across the disciplines to unite them in gatherings of conference and song.
Under the guidance & tutelage of Dr James Parker III, Esquire, who has faithfully served on staff at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for over 18 plus years, the anachronistic anomaly deep in the heart lovingly referred to as simply, Trinity, brings world views into peaceful shape for youth in need of help in preparation for the all too busy post-modern hectic world by acting as guard rail and hedge of protection pouring a good intellectual foundation stone for everything from music to law providing bold vision & a fearless approach to truth for these young & future statesmen desperately in need of shrinking their worlds into more manageable working parts, to be fully engaged with culture, and to meet them on their playing field so they then can meet others.
Plus, they have goats.
Josh T. Pearson February 20, 2017
Drive onto the campus of the Trinity Institute and you will see Jim Parker dressed in his jeans and boots, looking a little like a rancher. Most never guess he is a philosopher, professor and scholar with degrees from Baylor University (B.A.), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.A.), Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div., Th.M.), Basel University (D.Theol.) and Johns Hopkins University (post-doctoral studies). Jim’s the visionary who founded the institute, and he’s the one responsible for the welcoming and accepting spirit that brings people back time and time again
Mary McCleary February 20, 2017
This morning I was thinking about Jim's ministry over the years, and what it has meant to me, along with what I remember of some early conversations about the vision for the Trinity Institute. I know things have developed over time, and emphases have no doubt changed, but here are a few of things I was thinking that the Trinity Institute exists for:
- To be a faithful witness to the richness of historic Christianity
- To encourage individuals to explore this same richness and to provide the resources to do so
- To give confidence to believers, and support to those earnestly seeking answers
- To stimulate the desire for and provide guidance in the development of a comprehensive worldview
- To promote the arts in all their forms, as a reflection of God's beauty in world and his image in human beings
- To model substantive engagement with contemporary culture
Jeffrey Brower February 20, 2017
I believe Trinity is the clearest example of Unpretentious Christianity I have seen anywhere in the world.
James Michael Allen, M.D. Psychiatry February 20, 2017