I AM grateful to have been invited to become a Fellow of the new KLICE Research Institute in Cambridge. Based at Tyndale House, and run under the auspices of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics, the Research Institute has been founded by new Director Revd Dr Craig Bartholomew, formerly H. Evan Runner Professor of Philosophy at Redeemer University College in Canada.
Craig writes: ‘Our dream is to develop KLICE, as part of Tyndale House, into a dynamic, international research centre in ethics, opening out into the University, the UK and further afield, which also produces first-rate materials at the accessible, popular level. As such, KLICE will become known for high level academic work, in the service of the church, and directed towards the flourishing of all creation. It will contribute towards an undoing of the eclipse of ethics that is central to the crisis of the West.’
Current aims include establishing the group through regular monthly meetings which develop the foundational aspects of research, and elevate the standard of our communal and individual work coram deo.
We have already met with Jon Boyd, Editorial Director of IVP Academic, USA and Kinney of Baker Academic.
Sponsored by the Institute and in my capacity as a Fellow, I shall be attending the American Academy of Religion Conference in Denver in November to cross-fertilize the Institute with thinking in the US.