A Center for the Retrieval of Christian Wisdom

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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: Friday, October 23, 6-9pm

with Dr. Benjamin Quinn

The Story of Wisdom in St. Augustine 


The Story of Wisdom in St. Augustine with Dr. Benjamin Quinn


Come enjoy fellowship, a dessert or snack, beverages, and discussion with us as we hear from Dr. Benjamin Quinn. From childhood to conversion to Bishop of Hippo, Wisdom (sapientia) features prominently in Augustine’s work, and tracing it’s development in his writings offers deep insight into his thought and life.  This lecture series considers what wisdom is and how it affects the life and thought of St. Augustine.

Benjamin serves as Associate Dean for Institutional Effectiveness and Assistant Professor of Theology and History of Ideas at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and the College at Southeastern. He also serves as pastor of Holly Grove Baptist Church in Spring Hope, NC. Benjamin earned his doctorate of philosophy in theology from the University of Bristol, U.K., and lives with his wife and four children in Youngsville, NC. 

Suggested Donation: $10-$15 

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Wisdom From Daniel: Post-Election Reflection with Pastor Peter VanDoodewaard


Come enjoy fellowship, a dessert or snack, beverages, and timely discussion with us as we hear from Pastor Peter Van Doodeward. Our times appear dark and confused, and American Christians accustomed to religious liberty, social stability and prosperity now face the increasing possibility of a very different kind of world. How does the church stay on course in turbulent times? How do we resist the temptation to fear? How do we engage in the public square? How do we stay on mission? Lessons from the book of Daniel will help us consider the answers to these and other questions – questions common to the experience of God’s believing people across the ages. 

Peter Van Doodewaard serves as pastor of Covenant Community Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Taylors, South Carolina.  He is married to Lauralee, and the Lord has blessed them with eight children. 

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