Like the TARDIS itself, the fanatically popular series Doctor Who is bigger on the inside, full of profound ideas about time and history, the nature of humanity, and the mysteries of the universe. The stories are full of wonder and hope. Perhaps these sci-fi parables can even illuminate the mysteries of faith. Dr. Gregory A. Thornbury came to The Trust Performing Arts Center to be the speaker at our March 2015 Forum. The evening was also the launch party for the new Square Halo book, “Bigger on the Inside: Christianity and Doctor Who.” We had a Doctor Who costume contest and served Jammie Dodgers for dessert.

Listen to the discussion:

Gregory Alan Thornbury, Ph.D., serves as the sixth President of The King’s College in New York City. He was appointed to the post in July 2013. The college focuses on the following areas as it seeks to prepare leaders for strategic institutions in society: Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE), Business, Finance, and Media, Culture, and the Arts.

He previously held the post of Professor of Philosophy, Dean of the School of Theology, and Vice President for Spiritual Life at Union University in Tennessee. He is the author of Recovering Classic Evangelicalism: Applying the Wisdom and Vision of Carl F. H. Henry (Crossway, 2013). A Senior Fellow of The Kairos Journal, he is the co-author of two other volumes, and author of numerous book chapters, opinion pieces, and critical essays. He addresses a range of subjects, including philosophy, theology, music, spirituality, public thought, and the arts. 

In addition to his work as a philosopher and theologian, he is also a guitarist, singer, songwriter, and collaborator. He can be heard playing guitar on the recent Thriftstore Masterpiece record (SideOneDummy, 2013) produced by Charles Normal on the track entitled “Railroad,” featuring Isaac Brook from Modest Mouse. Twitter: @greg_thornbury