The idea behind Trinityhaus is to be an online medium for Christian thought, dialogue, and education. It is unfortunate that there has existed a tension between the Church and the Academy, between what some have labeled “the heart” and “the mind.” As a pastor and PhD research student, I have felt this tension–this gap between being a churchman and being a scholar. As a result, I have determined to help “bridge the gap” between the Church and the Academy. It is more than a determination, though; it is a calling. I have come to believe that there is a direct and fundamental relationship between theology and life, head and heart, theoria and praxis. The fact is, Christianity has a long tradition of emphasizing the life of the mind as an act of worship to God–one recalls great theologians and thinkers such as Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, Edwards, Wesley, Chesterton, and Lewis. The modern trend, sadly, has been to forget (or perhaps simply neglect) to carry on this great tradition.
The central aim is to equip and challenge the people in such a way that they might consider renewing not just their hearts but also their minds to the glory of God (Rom 12:1-2). This is accomplished by providing educational resources needed to learn more about faith, about holy Scripture, and, consequently, what it means to be an intelligent and gracious representative for Christ. In this vein, Trinityhaus is a ministry, a means by which articles, blogs, and educational resources can be shared in order to serve enquiring minds.