DAVENANT HALL

Dig deeper into the riches of Christian wisdom

Are you a seminarian looking to dig deeper into the riches of the Christian tradition than your generalist degree program can go?

Are you a pastor hungry for opportunities to sharpen your grasp of key biblical doctrines and the church's history?

Are you a Christian layperson who loves to read theology but sometimes feels the need for a guide through the bewildering landscape of the Christian tradition?

Join us at Davenant Hall for expert guided tours into the rich mines of Scripture, history, and Christian doctrine!

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Dr. Alastair Roberts

Lynch

Dr. Michael Lynch

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Dr. David Haines

Brad Littlejohn

Dr. Brad Littlejohn

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Dr. Joseph Minich

UPCOMING COURSE OFFERINGS (SPRING 2020)

Richard Hooker: A Primer in Theological Method

Join Brad Littlejohn for an introduction into this seminal work in Reformed political theology.

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An Introduction to the Synod of Dordt

Join Michael Lynch for a Reformed introduction to the historic Synod of Dordt.

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Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics

Join Colin Redemer for an introduction into this seminal work in Classical philosophy.

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How to Read the Bible

Join Alastair Roberts for a deep dive into how to be a mature reader of Scripture!

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Medieval Political Theology: the Rise of Papalism

Join Timothy Enloe for a look at the rise of Papalism in Medieval Europe!

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Introduction to Medieval Theology

Join David Haines for a Reformed introduction to Medieval Theology.

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Engaging Modern Atheism

Join Joseph Minich for an exploration of how to engage with modern atheism on a philosophical level!

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OUR VISION

All courses run for 10 weeks, meeting for video conference 1 hr./wk.

All courses priced at just $99.

Past Course Offerings

John Davenant on the Death of Christ (Michael Lynch)

An Introduction to Thomas Aquinas (David Haines)

What is Wisdom? A Biblical Exploration (Alastair Roberts)

Not so long ago, our seminaries used to be able to see themselves as offering a capstone education, taking the top graduates of rigorous liberal arts colleges and delving deeper with them into the biblical languages, Christian dogmatics, ethics, and church history. Now, however, the collapse of liberal arts education has undermined this foundation, leaving many seminaries no choice but to scale back their aspirations and focus on covering the basics, with broad surveys of biblical and systematic theology, Greek and Hebrew, and practical pastoral training, but not much more. Many students and graduates of these seminaries are hungry for further theological education, and many Christian laypeople are even hungrier.

Over the last 20 years, the internet has resulted in an explosion of new educational resources to help fill this gap. Unfortunately, for many, this has simply increased the sense of bewilderment and disorientation. Too many online course providers see their platforms as primarily a vehicle for transmitting content. Where is the online education oriented toward the classical vision of education as e-ducation—experienced guides and mentors leading students into wisdom and understanding?

This is what Davenant Hall seeks to provide: an array of short, straightforward, no-frills courses that maximize face-time with an instructor who is there not to deliver content, but to act as an expert guide to unexplored territory. Some courses will focus more tightly on a single key text or figure in the Christian tradition, others on broader themes or concepts, but all will be animated by this vision.

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