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Davenant Discussions

a monthly gathering where we discuss a chosen topic and either invite a speaker to lead us through the topic or follow the lead of an author in a chosen reading

There’s no homework and you’re always welcome to jump in and participate.

This is a free event, but we do request donations to cover the cost of speakers and food.

Next Discussion May 7th:

Finding Unity in the Midst of Political Division: Friendship, Forgiveness, and Repentance in the Political World” with Dr. Nick Higgins


"Finding Unity in the Midst of Political Division: Friendship, Forgiveness, and Repentance" With Dr. Nick Higgins

 Modern politics has often sought to create coalitions through shared objects of fear and anger. Yet, we know that a political community can not survive with these emotions turned up to 11. How can the ancient concept of friendship, particularly expressed in Aristotle provide a better understanding of political relationships, and how can it bring about the goal of a limited power in the political order? When friendship seems so distant what role does forgiveness and repentance have in the political order, and can our Biblical understanding serve as a model for our political relationship?

Nicholas Higgins is husband to Anita and father to 6 children. He is  Associate Professor and Department Chair of Political Science, Criminal Justice & Legal Studies at North Greenville University.   Nicholas received a B.A. from Patrick Henry College, a Master’s from the University of Dallas, and his Ph.D. from the University of North Texas. He and his family are members in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.

Join us on May 7th, 2021 from 6 – 9 pm

Suggested Donation: $10-$15 

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Future Discussions will be announced soon!

“There were other joys to be found in their company which still more powerfully captivated my mind – the charms of talking and laughing together and kindly giving way to each other’s wishes, reading elegantly written books together, sharing jokes and delighting to honour one another, disagreeing occasionally but without rancour, as a person might disagree with himself, and lending piquancy by that rare disagreement to our much more frequent accord. We would teach and learn from each other, sadly missing any who were absent and blithely welcoming them when they returned.”

Augustine, Confessions IV.8.13