Davenant Speakers Bureau

The Davenant Institute’s aim is to bring the riches of classical Protestantism back to the contemporary church. To that end, we’ve assembled a network of highly qualified scholars and teachers committed to the life of the church (some of them also serving as pastors) who are available to lecture and lead seminars and workshops at your church, conference, college, or seminary. To request one of our speakers, fill the form below.

THE DAVENANT INSTITUTE

Our Speakers

A COLLECTION OF SPEAKERS FOR THE REFORMATION OF THE CHURCH

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Dr. Eric J. Hutchinson

Eric Hutchinson is Associate Professor of Classics at Hillsdale College (Hillsdale, Mich.), where he also directs the Collegiate Scholars Program. His research interests focus on the literature of Late Antiquity and the Neo-Latin literature of early modernity. He is the editor and translator of Niels Hemmingsen’s On the Law of Nature: A Demonstrative Method (CLP Academic, 2018).

Available to speak on: antiquity/late antiquity, including the church fathers; Christianity and classical culture; early Christian literature (including poetry); Melanchthon and his disciples; Renaissance and Reformation humanism; Reformational intellectual culture; Reformation reception of antiquity and the church fathers; liberal education.

Date constraints: Weekends only during the academic year.

Located in: Hillsdale, MI

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Dr. Bradford Littlejohn

Dr. Bradford Littlejohn (Ph.D, University of Edinburgh) is the founder and President of the Davenant Institute and a scholar and writer in the fields of political theology, Christian ethics, and Reformation history. He currently teaches at Patrick Henry College as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Theory. He is a regular columnist for a number of online journals, author of several books and articles in historical and political theology, and editor of several more. His most recent monograph was The Peril and Promise of Christian Liberty: Richard Hooker, the Puritans, and Protestant Political Theology (Eerdmans, 2017). 

Available to speak on: Christian political thought, particularly in the early modern period; faith and politics; Reformation history and theology, especially English Reformation; issues in Christian ethics, particularly related to technology ethics and economic ethics; Christianity and philosophy; topics in systematic theology, particularly Christology, ecclesiology, and sacraments; Martin Luther; Peter Martyr Vermigli, Richard Hooker, C.S. Lewis

Date constraints: Weekends only during the academic year.

Located in: Frederick, MD

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Jake Meador

Jake Meador is the Vice-President of the Davenant Institute and a writer and editor from Lincoln, NE. He is the editor of Mere Orthodoxy and serves on the editorial board of the journal Fare Forward. He is the author of a forthcoming book from IVP on Christian fidelity in post-Christian America. His writing has appeared in Books & CultureChristianity Today, First Things, and Front Porch Republic.

Available to speak on: 16th-century history and popular-level topics in political theology and ecclesiology

Date constraints: not available 1/31, 4/10, 6/25, 10/2, and 11/14

Located in: Lincoln, NE

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Rev. Steven P. Wedgeworth

Steven Wedgeworth is Associate Pastor at Faith Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Vancouver, BC. Rev. Wedgeworth has published essays on politics, theology, and history, and he is a founding board member of St. Augustine School (Jackson, MS). He is also the co-founder and editor of The Calvinist International.

Available to speak on: Church history—particularly Reformation and 19th cent. America; Christian education/schooling; pastoral issues; various Biblical theology topics; political theory in early modern period and American founding, the two kingdoms, and separation of church and state.

Date constraints: None specified.

Located in: Vancouver, BC

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Prof. Colin Chan Redemer

Colin Redemer is an Associate Adjunct Professor at Saint Mary’s College of California and a Fellow of the Davenant Institute. He loves teaching on the intersection between History, Philosophy, Literature, and Christianity. His writing has appeared in the Englewood Review of Books, Evansville Review, Sojourners Magazine, The Federalist​, and​ the Tampa Review​​. ​He ​lives in community with his beautiful wife​, kids,​ and fellow church members, in Oakland, California.

Available to speak on: Church History; Christianity and Literature; Philosophy and Apologetics; Christian Ethics; Homer, Virgil, Sophocles, Thucydides, Aristotle, Plato, The Stoics, Augustine, Dante, Luther, C.S. Lewis, JRR Tolkien, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams, The Inklings, ​Nietzsche, Solzhenitsyn.

Date constraints: None specified.

Located in: Oakland, CA

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Dr. Alastair J. Roberts

Alastair Roberts is a Teaching Fellow of the Davenant Institute, the Greystone Theological Institute and Theopolis Institute, a leading evangelical blogger and writer, and one of the hosts of the Mere Fidelity podcast. He has lectured in Christian Ethics at London Seminary, and is author of Echoes of Exodus: Tracing Themes of Redemption through Scripture (Crossway, 2017), as well as other forthcoming books. He blogs at www.alastairadversaria.com and also serves as Editor of the Politics of Scripture section of Political Theology Today. 

Available to speak on: An array of biblical theology topics. Some social and cultural issues (see my blog for examples), especially relating to technology and media. Issues relating to the theology of the sexes. Various issues of ethics and liturgy, particularly in their relationship to Scripture.

Date constraints: None specified.

Located in: Philadelphia, PA

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Rev. Dr. David Haines

David Haines is associate professor of philosophy and religion at VIU, associate professor of ethics at SEMBEQ, and has taught history of Christian Apologetics at FTE-Acadia. He is also the founding president of Association Axiome, an association of French Evangelical scholars, and the Centre de Philosophie et Apologétique Chrétienne. He has co-authored a book on Natural Law, and has published a number of articles and book chapters related to natural theology and the philosophy of religion. His academic research focuses on ancient and medieval metaphysics, C. S. Lewis, Thomism, and natural theology. 

Available to speak on: natural theology (philosophical theology), Thomism, C. S. Lewis, metaphysics (ancient and medieval). See here for a fuller list.

Date constraints: None specified.

Located in: SW Quebec

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