A Center for the Retrieval of Christian Wisdom

Covid-19 Update:

We ARE planning to run the Protestant Wisdom Foundations Program from July 27-August 7!
Are you tired of talking to people through a screen? Hungry for rich conversation? Looking for space to reflect critically on what it means to be a Christian disciple during these confusing times? 
See the course page for more details and registration deadlines.

Due to COVID-19 and related measures to limit the spread, all of our May and June events including Sojourn, the Philosophy Capstone Course, Davenant Discussions, the National Convivium and the Latin Intensive have been cancelled. 

Undergraduate WIsdom Week


 Choosing the Wise Path as You Navigate God’s World

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 important and can be daunting. “What should I do today? How do I respond to this criticism? How am I going to pay for this? Should I do what this person is asking of me?” This week will provide you with some time-tested and biblically rooted tools to put to work in your own life as you seek to follow the path the Lord has called you to.

May 11-15 or May 26-30, 2020

Sojourn n. a period of time when you stay in a place as a traveler or guest.

The journey of this life is by nature our temporary home. As Abraham longed for a better country, one not made with human hands, so do we. But we are called to important tasks in our sojourn, and to live as we are called requires wisdom from the Lord.
The Davenant House Sojourn weeks are designed to help train Christian undergraduates and church groups in Christian wisdom. We will live, work, eat, pray, read, and converse together. Each day consists of morning and evening prayer, time allocated for quiet reading, prayer and study, talks given to guide further discussion and contemplation of key texts, some free recreation time to enjoy the property and amenities, and time spent in community on the work necessary to maintain the atmosphere of feasting and learning. 

We will be studying selections of Scripture along with excerpts from various readings all geared toward examining the right ordering of our affections, thereby ordering our relationships with God, creation, family, church, neighbor, community, and nation. You will walk away with a clearer picture of the path of wisdom and its principles from God’s Word to apply to your own life as well as in your engagement with the current challenges faced more broadly in our society, culture, and world.

This 5 day program is offered at the low price of $350 (register by April 10 and an early bird discount will drop the price to only $275). This cost includes all meals, teaching, and overnight accommodations.

The two separate weeks in May will be geared for undergraduate college students. But Christian wisdom is needed by and applies to everyone! If you are a church group interested in bringing a group for this program, we would love to host you and the material will be tailored to the group you are bringing, whether a wide age range or a group that is older or younger than undergraduates. Please contact our director, Michael Hughes, for scheduling, group pricing, or more information at m.hughes@davenanthouse.org.


Early Bird Cost: $275 (deadline: April 10)

After April 10:  price increases to $350

Dates: May 11-15 or May 26-30, 2020