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The Davenant Institute advances and renews Christian wisdom for the contemporary church. We seek to sponsor historical scholarship at the intersection of the church and academy, build networks of friendship and collaboration within the Reformed and evangelical world, and equip the saints with time-tested resources for faithful public witness.

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The Davenant Institute advances and renews Christian wisdom for the contemporary church. We seek to sponsor historical scholarship at the intersection of the church and academy, build networks of friendship and collaboration within the Reformed and evangelical world, and equip the saints with time-tested resources for faithful public witness.

    Davenant Discussion, Amazing Grace - Nathan Finn, Session 1

    Davenant Discussion, Amazing Grace - Nathan Finn, Session 1

    Some Christians are “doctrine people” who are deeply committed to orthodox theology and ethics shaped by Scripture and the best of the Christian tradition. Other Christians are “piety people” who are mostly concerned with walking closely with Christ and pursuing personal holiness and spiritual maturity. Still other Christians are “justice and mercy people” who are committed to challenging injustice and promoting the common good. Finally, some Christians are “Great Commission people” who are passionate about spreading the gospel to the spiritually lost and promoting mission work among the unreached.

    While this sort of division is overly simplistic, we are always tempted to overemphasize some elements of the Christian life at the expense of others. In William Wilberforce (1759-1833) and his close friends, the so-called Clapham Saints, we have a historical example of holistic Christian faithfulness that embraced the importance of both doctrine and piety, both justice and evangelism.

    • 8 min
    Davenant Discussion, Amazing Grace - Nathan Finn, Session 2

    Davenant Discussion, Amazing Grace - Nathan Finn, Session 2

    Some Christians are “doctrine people” who are deeply committed to orthodox theology and ethics shaped by Scripture and the best of the Christian tradition. Other Christians are “piety people” who are mostly concerned with walking closely with Christ and pursuing personal holiness and spiritual maturity. Still other Christians are “justice and mercy people” who are committed to challenging injustice and promoting the common good. Finally, some Christians are “Great Commission people” who are passionate about spreading the gospel to the spiritually lost and promoting mission work among the unreached.

    While this sort of division is overly simplistic, we are always tempted to overemphasize some elements of the Christian life at the expense of others. In William Wilberforce (1759-1833) and his close friends, the so-called Clapham Saints, we have a historical example of holistic Christian faithfulness that embraced the importance of both doctrine and piety, both justice and evangelism.

    • 42 min
    Word and Fire: Christ, Science, and Creation - Dr. Paul Julienne, Part 1

    Word and Fire: Christ, Science, and Creation - Dr. Paul Julienne, Part 1

    The world known to the sciences spans a vast range of phenomena that often seem strange and unfamiliar compared to the ordinary everyday world in which we live. Furthermore, many people think that science and Christian faith conflict with one another. The two talks of this series look at how we might think about these matters holistically using the resources within the Christian tradition. The first talk, “Word,” will examine some characteristics of contemporary science and look at the similar yet different ways we come to knowledge in the scientific and Christian communities. The second talk, “Fire,” will look at the classical philosophical/theological notion of creation ex nihilo, drawing especially upon the perspectives of Thomas Aquinas to articulate the relation between God and the world. The created order in which we participate is a gift where the different knowledge from the sciences and from revelation can cohere and all things hold together in Christ.

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Word and Fire: Christ, Science, and Creation - Dr. Paul Julienne, Part 2

    Word and Fire: Christ, Science, and Creation - Dr. Paul Julienne, Part 2

    The world known to the sciences spans a vast range of phenomena that often seem strange and unfamiliar compared to the ordinary everyday world in which we live. Furthermore, many people think that science and Christian faith conflict with one another. The two talks of this series look at how we might think about these matters holistically using the resources within the Christian tradition. The first talk, “Word,” will examine some characteristics of contemporary science and look at the similar yet different ways we come to knowledge in the scientific and Christian communities. The second talk, “Fire,” will look at the classical philosophical/theological notion of creation ex nihilo, drawing especially upon the perspectives of Thomas Aquinas to articulate the relation between God and the world. The created order in which we participate is a gift where the different knowledge from the sciences and from revelation can cohere and all things hold together in Christ.

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Confidence without Pride: Redeeming the Virtue of Magnanimity, Noah Parisi

    Confidence without Pride: Redeeming the Virtue of Magnanimity, Noah Parisi

    Confidence without Pride: Redeeming the Virtue of Magnanimity, Noah Parisi by Davenant Trust

    • 45 min
    The Victorian Crisis of Faith as Past and Prologue, Moses Bratrud

    The Victorian Crisis of Faith as Past and Prologue, Moses Bratrud

    The Victorian Crisis of Faith as Past and Prologue, Moses Bratrud by Davenant Trust

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Matthew Romans ,

Thank you Davenant Institute!

Have really appreciated the reboot of the show as it has begun posting episodes from recent lectures (though the earlier interviews were good as well). Thank you for sharing these resources!

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