Fostering a New Renaissance

The church has been losing the battle of ideas in the West for the past couple of generations. It no longer captures the hearts, minds or imaginations of our society. It speaks mainly to itself rather than to the world, and what it does say seldom has that depth for which people are crying out. 

Os Guinness believes that ‘the church can be revived to become a renewing power in our society – if we answer the call to a new Christian renaissance that challenges darkness with the hope of Christian faith.’ He is someone who has reflected profoundly on the state of our society. He has written on – and calls us to engage with integrity in – The Global Public Square. 


Wycliffe Hall has committed itself to foster a new Renaissance of Christian Scholarship and Culture, and invites you to join us and the Friends of Wycliffe Hall as we attempt to equip ourselves and the Church to do just that. 


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Os Guinness 

Os Guinness is an author and social critic. He has been Guest Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Studies, Guest Scholar and Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution and Senior Fellow at the Trinity Forum and the East West Institute in New York. 

He has written or edited more than 30 books giving insight into the cultural, political and social contexts of the world in which we live, including The Call, Fool's Talk, The Global Public Square and Renaissance: The Power of the Gospel However Dark the Times.