Category Archives: Conversations

A Conversation with Peter Enns

“The need for certainty,” writes Biblical scholar and professor Pete Enns, “is sin, because it works off of fear and limits God to our mental images. We’re trusting ourselves and disguising it as trusting God.” Enns, the author of books like Inspiration and Incarnation and The Evolution of Adam, recently spoke to a crowd gathered […]

A Conversation with Tony Hale

Tony Hale might not be the first name that comes to mind when you think about Newbigin House’s Conversations for the Common Good. The actor has played iconic roles, from Buster Bluth on Arrested Development to Gary Walsh on Veep, but he is also the founding member of The Haven, a community of artistically-minded Christians […]

Summer 2016 Update

This past July we held our third annual Lesslie Newbigin Summer Institute at Cambridge University. 40 people gathering to punt the Cam, enjoy an afternoon Pimm’s Cup, and dive deep into the legacy of Lesslie Newbigin. The topic was “The Adventure of Knowing,” an exploration of the question, “how do we really know the gospel […]

Silence and Beauty: A Conversation with Makoto Fujimura

by guest writer, Laura Turner Makoto Fujimura is one of the best and most prominent Christian artists of our day. Born in Boston in 1960, he spent many of his formative years in Japan, then back in the states for college, and back to Japan for graduate school. In school, he studied the ancient Japanese […]