New Events Announced for New York and Chicago

The Davenant Trust is pleased to announce two upcoming events in major cities.

September 23:

How (Not) to Have a Foot in Both Kingdoms: Protestant Models for Christian Citizenship

A conversation with Dr. W. Bradford Littlejohn (The Davenant Trust), Dr. Vincent Bacote (Wheaton College) and Dr. Matthew Tuininga (Calvin Theological Seminary)

Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

Christians in an increasingly post-Christian America are apt to be conflicted and confused about their role in their nation’s public life. Should we seek our identity as citizens of Christ’s kingdom alone, accepting the role of strangers and pilgrims? Should we seek to transform our culture and communities to bring them under the lordship of Christ? Or something in between? Using the recent revival of the historic Protestant language of “two kingdoms” as a focal point of the conversation, our panelists will explore these and related questions. Dr. Littlejohn will present the pros and cons of Reformational political theology as a model for today, drawing on his forthcoming book, The Promise and Peril of Christian Liberty: Richard Hooker, the Puritans, and Protestant Political Theology. Drs. Bacote and Tuininga will respond and engage, developing insights from their own recent books, Political Discipleship and Calvin’s Political Theology and the Public Engagement of the Church: Christ’s Two Kingdoms.

Details and registration


October 14-15:

Christian Citizenship in Post-Christian America

Join us on Broadway this October for a conversation on Christian citizenship at The King’s College in New York City, part of the Davenant Trust’s 2nd Mid-Atlantic Regional Convivium, a gathering of ecclesially-minded scholars, academically-minded pastors, and theologically-concerned professionals.

The King’s College (56 Broadway, New York, NY)