Recovering Christian wisdom to renew the church and commonwealth.
Digital media have given great gifts to the world, and to the church, but there is still nothing as important as the cultivation of personal bonds of friendship and conversation, preferably grounded in face-to-face fellowship. Accordingly, we seek to establish communities of conversation between ecclesially-minded scholars, academically-minded pastors, and theologically-interested students and laypeople to share ideas, encourage one another, and work together in building up church and society.
Other Regional Events
The Davenant Trust has also recently held regional events in Toronto, ON, Philadelphia, PA, Chicago, IL, and St. Louis, MO. If you are interested in organizing a regional event or hub in your part of the country, please get in touch.
We hope to see more conferences that bring together ecclesially-minded scholars and students, academically-minded pastors, and theologically-concerned laypeople from Reformed and evangelical communities. Our Convivia Irenica are designed to meet this need in a special way, but we also accept proposals to sponsor or co-sponsor conferences, workshops, and events that seek to retrieve neglected and important figures within the Protestant tradition, and/or reflect on their relevance for today.
Supporting Emerging Scholars
In an anti-intellectual age, when even confessional traditions are suffering from a collective amnesia about the breadth and depth of their past, and its resources to inform the present, we have urgent need of more scholars consciously working to retrieve the riches of classical Protestantism for the sake of the contemporary church. We particularly value the work of pastor-scholars and lay scholars working in close dialogue with the needs of their own local churches.