A Center for the Retrieval of Christian Wisdom

The Power of Biography: Learning from Wise Men and Fools (2021 Annual Carolinas Regional Convivium)

The Davenant Institute invites you to the Fourth Annual Carolinas Regional Convivium Irenicum! Please join us for a Friday night and Saturday of fellowship, friendship, and conversation renewing Christian wisdom for the church. We will be continuing our broader focus of Literature in the Service of Christian Wisdom through an exploration of the genre of […]

Sojourn: Entering the Path of Wisdom

Davenant House 419 Glenolden Dr., Landrum, SC

Sojourn: Entering the Path of Wisdom. May 3-7, 2021. So many choices. Every young adult wonders what they’re supposed to do with their life. “What career should I pursue? Who should I marry/should I marry? Where should I live? What kind of person am I going to be?” The seemingly smaller questions are also really […]

Sojourn: Entering the Path of Wisdom

Davenant House 419 Glenolden Dr., Landrum, SC

Sojourn: Entering the Path of Wisdom. May 10-14, 2021. So many choices. Every young adult wonders what they’re supposed to do with their life. “What career should I pursue? Who should I marry/should I marry? Where should I live? What kind of person am I going to be?” The seemingly smaller questions are also really […]

8th Annual National Convivium – EDUCATION AND THE KINGDOM OF GOD: A Protestant Vision for Training in Wisdom

Davenant House 419 Glenolden Dr., Landrum, SC

National Convivium, June 2-5, 2021 EDUCATION AND THE KINGDOM OF GOD: A Protestant Vision for Training in Wisdom One of the key aspects of Davenant’s ministry across the U.S. and Canada, national and regional convivia, are held annually in a number of places, including right here at Davenant House. In addition to presenting and listening […]

Wisdom Capstone Course – Philosophy of Law and the Natural Law Tradition

Davenant House 419 Glenolden Dr., Landrum, SC

Wisdom Capstone Course – Philosophy of Law and the Natural Law Tradition with Professor Colin Chan-Redemer June 6-11, 2021 Join us for a five-day deep dive into neglected elements of the church’s engagement with philosophy to be better equipped to take every thought captive! God's ways are far above all human comprehension, and yet he has […]

Protestant Wisdom Foundations I: Reading the Bible and the World

Davenant House 419 Glenolden Dr., Landrum, SC

Protestant Wisdom Foundations I: Reading the Bible and the World The Lord reveals his glory to us through what many of our fathers in the faith called his "two books": Scripture and nature. Both lie open to us: the latter sufficient to render us without excuse, the former sufficient to make us wise unto salvation, […]

CANCELLED, reschedule TBD – Davenant Discussion: “The Doctrine of Assurance: Early Debates and Ongoing Significance” with Dr. Jonathan Master

Davenant House 419 Glenolden Dr., Landrum, SC

Can we ever know that we are saved? If so, how? Find out why the doctrine of assurance was called the most dangerous doctrine of the Protestant Reformers, and why it still matters for Christians today. Session 1: From Calvin Through Westminster: The History of the Doctrine of Assurance Session 2: The Importance of Assurance Today Visit […]

Davenant Discussion: “Christian Statesmanship in an Age of Charlatans: Lessons From the Life of John Jay” with Dr. Brad Littlejohn

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 […]

Theology and Law: A Reformed Catholic Jurisprudence – Fall 2021 Bi-Annual Regional Convivium

Davenant House 419 Glenolden Dr., Landrum, SC

The Davenant Institute invites you to our first fall rendition of our now bi-annual Carolinas Regional Convivium Irenicum! Please join us for a Friday night and Saturday of fellowship, friendship, and conversation renewing Christian wisdom for the church. We will be exploring the topic of "Theology and Law: A Reformed Catholic Jurisprudence."  Our keynote speaker […]

Davenant Discussion: “The Dwelling Place of God Shall Be With Man: Comparative Study of Hebrew and Ancient Near Eastern Temple Theology” with Dr. Sam Negus

When Christ proclaimed that he would destroy the temple and raise it up in three days, and when Paul taught his converted Christ-followers that they were each God's image and their bodies were his holy temples, what did such statements mean to their hearers? How did the ancient Hebrews understand the meaning of their temple, and of God's presence within it? To answer such questions, we must look both at the Scriptures themselves and at the religious "worldview" of their ancient near eastern neighbors--the cultures with which ancient Israel and Judah lived "in dialogue". Although God is transcendent, unchanging, and eternal, he reveals himself to mankind in time through human institutions, human language, and human culture. Thus, without understanding the culture, institutions, and symbolic language of the ancient near east, we may struggle to hear all the resonances of God's self-revelation. In this Davenant Discussion, I will use the biblical accounts of the construction and dedication of the Tabernacle and the Temple as a case study in how to read the Bible with the eyes and ears of its original hearers.