I have been reading James Jordan and Peter Leithart since I was a wide-eyed Baptist seminary student in the late 80’s and early 90’s. I never cease to benefit from Leithart’s and Jordan’s writings and lectures. While as a Baptist I land differently on certain issues, I always know it is to my advantage to read Jim and Peter. Perhaps above all, my exposure to their writing has always forced me back to Holy Writ, and I have always been helped to think theologically by my engagement with their work. Is it possible to listen to even one Jordan lecture without saying, “My, I need to think about that”? Can one read something by Leithart without saying, “Great point. I wish I had thought of that”? I am thankful for Jordan and Leithart because they both have the courage of their convictions, and have chosen the road less travelled: they have refused to play the posturing and pandering game which bewitches much of the scholarly and academic world, and have chosen to write and speak about what they have seen and heard. I wish them every blessing as they launch the Trinity Institute, and I will now have another excellent reason to get in the car and head down to Birmingham, Alabama.
Brad Green, Associate Professor of Christian Thought and Tradition, Union University, Jackson, Tennessee