A Center for the Retrieval of Christian Wisdom

Talk ~ Laugh ~ Share ~ Feast ~ Learn ~ Grow

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 16, 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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November 2020 with Pastor Peter VanDoodewaard

We will be exploring the life of Daniel and the idea of Exile Living – How God calls us to live well in our culture. Details coming soon!

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