Articles by Heath W. Carter
By Gideon Strauss with Heath W. Carter
November 8, 2018
Convivium contributor Gideon Strauss enquires into how historian Heath Carter, recently named Redeemer University College’s 2018 Emerging Public Intellectual, engages church and world.
Church buildings evoke so many questions: What kind of community was it that first imagined and invested in this space? What did it mean for them? What values shaped its design, not to mention its ongoing use? And how did this building end up here, in this particular location, instead of somewhere else? I wrote a whole research paper in graduate school on the Moody Church building on Chicago's near north side My first acquaintance with Heath Carter was almost a decade ago, through mutual friends in Chicago, and it has been a delight and an education to give attention to his work in the years since Heath Carter: I spent my twenties and early thirties in Chicago and during those years my faith was profoundly and enduringly strengthened through my immersion in Christian community Heath Carter: I grew up in an evangelical home and learned from a very young age that faith is not just one dimension of life, among many others