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  • Announcing Davenant House

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    Announcing Davenant House

    We are excited to be able to announce, after several months of behind-the-scenes planning, fundraising, and negotiating, the launch of Davenant House, our permanent residential study center in the foothills of the Carolina Blue Ridge mountains. In the last week, our board finalized arrangements for the purchase of Laureldale Cottage, a beautiful log home that […]

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  • The Mission of Christian Study Centers

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    The Mission of Christian Study Centers

    We were recently able to film a series of brief discussions about Davenant House, our hope for the work there, inspirations for it, and the role of Christian study centers in the life of the church. You can see the first of these videos below on the topic of “The Mission of Christian Study Centers.”

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  • Davenant House Program Aims: Politics and the Faithful Presence Principle

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    Davenant House Program Aims: Politics and the Faithful Presence Principle

    Here is the second video in our Davenant House discussion series. In this video, Peter Escalante, Brad Littlejohn, and Jake Meador discuss the idea of faithful presence and how it relates to the church’s future in America more broadly and specifically how it relates to the work of Davenant House:

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  • L’Abri and Davenant House

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    L’Abri and Davenant House

    In this video Brad Littlejohn is joined by Jake and Joie Meador to discuss the ways that L’Abri has influenced the thinking behind much of what we hope to do with Davenant House. Both Jake and Joie are former L’Abri students, at the Rochester and Swiss branches respectively, and were deeply shaped by their time […]

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  • Davenant House Program Aims: Faith and Science

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    Davenant House Program Aims: Faith and Science

    In this video, Brad Littlejohn, Peter Escalante, and Jake Meador discuss one of the chief concerns of the Davenant House summer program: the relationship between faith and science. The discussion begins by looking at how the supposed conflict has been framed in much modern debate before transitioning into a higher-level look at how science has […]

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  • Davenant House Program Aims: Ethics and the Challenge of Modernity

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    Davenant House Program Aims: Ethics and the Challenge of Modernity

    In this video, Brad Littlejohn, Peter Escalante, and Jonathan Tomes discuss another aim of the Davenant House summer program, ethics and the challenges posed by modernity. The discussion ranges from why ethics are not as straightforward and simple as many evangelicals might think to how being able to read one’s historical moment well impacts how […]

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  • Davenant House Program Aims: Bible and Core Dogmatics

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    Davenant House Program Aims: Bible and Core Dogmatics

    In this video Brad Littlejohn, Peter Escalante, and Jonathan Tomes discuss another chief concern of the Davenant House summer program, that of how to think about the relationship between the Bible and core theological dogmatics. The video covers questions of how we should think about the Bible as well as the relationship between biblical and […]

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  • Davenant House: Wisdom and Worldview

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    Davenant House: Wisdom and Worldview

    In this video Brad Littlejohn, Peter Escalante, and Jake Meador discuss one of the foundational principles of Davenant House, which is the valuing of Christian wisdom over “Christian worldview.” The discussion begins with brief comments on why worldview language is, for all its benefits, often an unhelpful way to talk about the way a Christian […]

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  • The Role of the Tomeses at Davenant House

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    The Role of the Tomeses at Davenant House

    In this video Brad Littlejohn discusses the role that Jonathan and Shawna Tomes will play as directors of the summer program at Davenant House. They talk about their role not only in helping students with the reading program and seminars but also as hosts offering hospitality and space for students to reflect and rest:

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  • Location of Davenant House

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    Location of Davenant House

    In this final video, Jake Meador asks Brad Littlejohn to talk a bit more about the location of Davenant House. One of the great appeals of the area is not only that the house itself is located in a beautiful part of the country in upstate South Carolina, but that the surrounding area features multiple […]

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