The Trinity Forum today announced it will host two upcoming events in Nashville on September 6 and September 7, 2016. Members of the media are invited to attend free of charge by emailing Alyssa Abraham at .

The first event on September 6 at St. Cecilia Academy features best-selling author Rod Dreher, Dr. Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Convention, and Aquinas College Professor Sister Mary Madeline Todd, O.P., on the topic: “Faithful Living in Troubled Times: Christians and the Benedict Option.” Dreher, Moore, and Todd will discuss the thesis of Dreher’s best-selling book The Benedict Option, which argues that Christians may need to embrace a limited withdrawal from the world in order to more effectively shine God’s love into it.

Date:                  Wednesday, September 6, 2017 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location:            St. Cecilia Academy—Alumnae Hall

4210 Harding Pike

Nashville, TN 37205


The second event on September 7 at the Montgomery Bell Academy is a Trinity Forum Evening Conversation featuring Rod Dreher speaking on his other highly acclaimed book “How Dante Can Save Your Life.” The discussion will center on the ways in which Dante’s epic poem proved transformative in Dreher’s life and work, and what it has to say to us today.

Date:                 Thursday, September 7, 2017 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location:            Montgomery Bell Academy

Dead Poets Society Lecture Hall 4001 Harding Road

Nashville, TN 37205


About the speakers:

Rod Dreher is a journalist and writer who focuses on the intersection of religion, culture, and politics. He is a senior editor at The American Conservative and the author of Crunchy ConsThe Little Way of Ruthie Leming, as well as the best-selling book The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation. His work has appeared in numerous publications including the National ReviewFirst Things, and The Wall Street Journal, and broadcast on NPR’s All Things Considered and BBC Radio.

Dr. Russell Moore is president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) of the Southern Baptist Convention, the moral and public policy agency of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination. Moore previously served as provost and dean of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and is the author of several books, including Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the GospelTempted and Tried: Temptation and the Triumph of Christ and Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families & Churches.

Sister Mary Madeline Todd, O.P. is an Assistant Professor of Theology at Aquinas College in Nashville. She earned her masters in theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville and her doctorate at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. She is a regular member of the Catholic Women’s Forum of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and an invited speaker for the International Seminar “Toward an Integral Feminine Theology” based in Rome. Her published writings include contributions to the books Promise and Challenge and Beautiful Mercy.



Source: Trinity Forum

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