The Claremont Ekklesia exists to bring Christianity into dialogue with the academic community at the Claremont Colleges.
This journal is driven by the conviction that the Christian Gospel speaks to all of life. Born of this conviction, the vision of the Claremont Ekklesia is two-fold.
First, we hope to demonstrate that Christian faith and a vigorous intellectual life can be pursued together, each challenging and enriching the other. In the marketplace of ideas that is the modern academy, we believe the Christian narrative stands as an intellectually viable understanding of the world.
Second, we aim to use Christianity as a lens to critically examine and explore a broad range of subjects through academic scholarship, personal narrative and creative expression. Drawing on the contributions of Christian thinkers of the past two millennia, we seek to bring the riches of a still vibrant intellectual tradition to bear on the questions and problems facing our world today.
Our hope is that bringing Christianity into dialogue with the creative learning of these colleges will stimulate discussion in a way that is relevant and engaging. As members of a variety of denominations, we hope this journal reflects both the unity and diversity found within the Christian faith. Although we consider ourselves Christians, and anchor our faith in the Lordship of Jesus Christ, we all bring slightly different perspectives to the discussion. None of us approaches this dialogue with certainty or objectivity–rather, we are committed to a humble search for understanding, and we warmly invite you to join us in this endeavor.