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Rev. Daniel R. Hyde

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Dr. Joseph Minich

Explore the riches of Christian wisdom from home.

As America grapples with the unprecedented challenge of coronavirus and the prolonged closures of schools and churches, millions of students are stranded at home with limited educational or discipleship opportunities.

What better way to use this time than to grow in knowledge of your faith and the church's history?

To meet this need, we have launched Davenant Academy, an informal program of instruction in faith, apologetics, church history, and Christian wisdom!

Join us at Davenant Academy as we offer young adults a wonderful opportunity to learn about the building blocks of their Christian faith during a time of fear and uncertainty.

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Dr. Brad Littlejohn

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Dale Stenberg

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Professor Colin Redemer

CURRENT COURSES

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Nature and Supernature: Reading C.S. Lewis’s "Miracles"

Dr. Joe Minich

C.S. Lewis’ book on Miracles is about far more than miracles. In this 18-part series (released over six weeks), Davenant Teaching Fellow, Joseph Minich, leads a discussion through each movement of Lewis’ argument. Along the way, special attention will be paid to Lewis’ rhetoric.

This nine-week course will feature lessons released twice a week. You can view the course here. You can support this course financially here.

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“My Only Comfort”: An Introduction to Christian Faith, Hope, and Love

Rev. Danny Hyde
In this series of 18 lessons, we’ll exposit the church’s book of comfort, the Heidelberg Catechism, as it expresses biblical, catholic Christian faith (the Apostles’ Creed & Sacraments), love (the Ten Commandments), and hope (the Lord’s Prayer).

 

New lessons will be released on Mondays & Thursdays. You can view this course here. You can support this course financially here.

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Cultivating Wisdom in Your Youth: Reading Mark Horne’s Solomon Says

Dale Stenberg

What if I told you that the book of Proverbs, found in the Bible, is an instructional manual to becoming a king? That is, after-all, who it was written by and who it was written for (Solomon, the king of Israel, to his son, who would become the next king of Israel.) In this course we will be using Mark Horne’s book Solomon Says: Directives for Young Men in order to trace the various themes in the book of Proverbs and how those themes guide young men towards a proper orientation of desire for the purpose of kingly living.

This nine-week course will feature lessons released weekly. You can view this course here. You can support this course financially here.

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“Until We Rest in You”: Reading Augustine’s Confessions

Colin Redemer

Vice President of the Davenant Institute, Colin Redemer, dives into Augustine’s Confessions to help first time readers wrestle with the meaning and importance of this classic work.

This thirteen-lesson course will feature lessons released once a week. You can view this course here. You can support this course financially here.

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“Here I Stand”: An Introduction to the Reformation

Dr. Brad Littlejohn

What was the Protestant Reformation? Why was it necessary? And how did it so quickly engulf and transform Europe after the bold protest of a single monk? In this video course, Reformation scholar Dr. Brad Littlejohn will trace the causes of the Reformation, its key characters and themes, and its lasting consequences for Europe and the church. We’ll investigate the various branches of the Reformation–Lutheran, Reformed, and English–and the Catholic Counter-Reformation to gain a greater understanding of how they have shaped the diversity of the church today.

This twenty-lesson course will be released from 4/15 to 6/12. You can view this course here. You can support this course financially here.

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“Ties That Bind”: Why We Need One Another

Michael Hughes

We need one another far more than we even realize, though during a pandemic we have a bit more awareness of this fact. God designed us for community, fellowship, and unity around common values for our good and for His glory. What is this design? Why does it seem so far from our experience? In this course, we’ll dive into an exploration of God’s design and how the commandments in summary – love God and love your neighbor – should govern every area of life and our relationships to our Creator and every other human being. We’ll dive into the topics of friendship, fellowship, feasting, celebration, stewardship, and economy.

This twelve-lesson course will feature lessons released twice a week. This course will be available soon. You can support this course financially here.

SUPPORT US

We know that nothing can quite substitute for face-to-face instruction and mentoring, but we are grateful that technology affords us opportunities to bring some of the best teachers right into your living room. Davenant Academy lessons will appear in playlists on our YouTube channel over the coming weeks and months, offering young adults a wonderful opportunity to learn about the building blocks of their Christian faith during a time of fear and uncertainty.

All of our teachers are currently volunteering their time, and we are not charging for these lessons, but we hope that, through your generous contributions, we may be able to thank our instructors for their efforts and continue to improve the quality of our recordings! (Note: After clicking "Submit" on your gift, you can designate the gift for a particular course/teacher.)

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