The Davenant House Protestant Wisdom Summer Programs are designed to help train Christian undergraduates, grad students, and seminarians in Christian wisdom so that they can be equipped to live as servant leaders within the church and their local communities. Students come to live together, work together, eat, pray, and read together, and above all converse together. Each day consists of morning and evening prayer, time allocated for gardening, cooking, or manual labor on the property, communal meals, designated times for quiet reading and study, and seminars for Socratic discussion of key texts. The programs are held at Davenant House, a property located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in upstate South Carolina.
This summer’s programs, both a 10-day Intensive version and a Five-Week version, will be led by Dr. Alastair Roberts, a popular writer and host of the Mere Fidelity podcast whose work has been featured in many publications online and whose book Heirs Together: A Theology of the Sexes will be released this year from Crossway.
He will lead students in readings and conversation on the following five themes:
- Bible and Core Dogmatics
- Principles of Christian Philosophy
- A Christian Natural Philosophy
- Ethics and the Challenge of Modernity
- Politics and Faithful Citizenship
Full room and board at our beautiful property are provided as part of our summer programs, and we encourage students to be residential for the full experience, although a limited number of commuter students will be accepted. This summer we will offer a ten-day intensive program (June 6-17) and a more leisurely five-week study program (June 19-July 21).