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Davenant Discussion: “Christian Statesmanship in an Age of Charlatans: Lessons From the Life of John Jay” with Dr. Brad Littlejohn
October 1, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
In an age of charlatans on the Right and hypocrites on the Left, it is easy to become deeply cynical about politics. But Christian statesmanship–and Christian citizenship–means learning to avoid the pitfalls of both cynicism and idealism, neither abandoning all hope in the possibility of morality in politics, nor yielding to the revolutionary temptation to ram through a perfectionist ideology. If we despair of finding models of Christian statesmanship in the contemporary landscape, we can at least find inspiration from the past, and particularly from the early years of the American Republic. In this lecture, I will introduce you to the remarkable life and work of John Jay, one of the great architects of the American nation. Lawyer, writer, constitutionalist, diplomat, peacemaker, chief Justice, governor–John Jay wore many hats during the tumultuous years of Revolution and nation-building, from 1774 till his retirement in 1801, but throughout it all, he wore his identity as a disciple of Christ above all, and leaned on his faith to guide him confidently through conflicts that would have brought many men to despair. Join us for an evening of learning about Jay’s life, faith, and political principles, and what Christians today can learn from his model statesmanship.
Join us on October 1st, 2021 from 6:30 – 9 pm
Suggested Donation: $10-$15
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