The H. Evan Runner International Academy for Cultural Leadership is a two-week summer residential training program hosted by the Ezra Institute for Contemporary Christianity.
The Runner Academy is the Ezra Institute's most comprehensive program. For successful applicants, this program is designed to train and equip the next generation of cultural leaders to understand their lives and the world through the lens of God's Word.
At the Academy, we seek to accurately understand the culture and offer tools to retrieve the lost riches of Christian wisdom, to understand the truth, freedom, and beauty of the full scope of the gospel of Jesus, and to provide an environment that stimulates creative discussion for engaging with and shaping culture to the glory of God.
"The most fundamental and urgent battle of our time…is a struggle for the religious direction of human society in its totality. The battle of our time is to determine which spirit is to possess our hearts and give direction to our civilization."
- H. Evan Runner
The H. Evan Runner International Academy for Cultural Leadership brings together faculty and delegates, ages 19 - 39, from around the world for an intensive two-week residential program.
We hope you will be able to join us in 2021!
Week 1 is a thorough introduction to Christian philosophy and cultural theology, with an emphasis on the authority of God's Word not only for personal faith but for the totality of life.
Week 2 surveys our Christian cultural legacy and the role believers play in the defense and advancement of the scriptural perspective.