H. Evan Runner International Academy

Thank you to all of our 2022 delegates and everyone who made this year's Academy a great success!

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 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
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The H. Evan Runner International Academy brings together faculty and delegates from around the world for an intensive 10-day training program.

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Dates for the H. Evan Runner International Academy:

June 5th - 15th


Golden, British Columbia, Canada


This year's H. Evan Runner International Academy will be held in Golden, British Columbia.

Students will be staying in a spacious timber-framed lodge with incredible views of the Rocky Mountains.

God's peak lodge


The actual cost of the H. Evan Runner International Academy is $3500, however, the Ezra Institute provides each successful applicant with a 50% scholarship upon acceptance into the program, making the tuition payable by the delegate $1750.

The Academy is arranged to provide a solid intellectual foundation, as well as a coherent, real-world application of a scriptural worldview and Christian cultural philosophy.

The first half of the program provides 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.

The second half of the program surveys our Christian cultural legacy and the role believers play in the defense and advancement of the scriptural perspective.

In addition to lecture content provided by faculty, time will be reserved each day for reflection, discussion, and application.



H. Evan Runner International Academy faculty members possess a reputation for godliness and academic excellence, as well as insight and experience in the work of cultural transformation. They are apologists, philosophers, theologians, physicians, educators, business leaders, pastors, authors, artists, and lawyers.

2022 Faculty:

  • Dr. Joe Boot
  • Dr. P. Andrew Sandlin
  • Dr. Brian Mattson
  • Dr. Ted Fenske
  • Andre Schutten, LL.M.
  • Pastor Tim Stephens
  • Jenny Boot
  • Pastor Jason Hagen
  • Daniel Ogden, J.D.


H. Evan Runner International Academy delegates are students and young professionals in fields such as politics, medicine, law, education, theology, philosophy, business, science and technology and the various arts. It is in these areas that the cultural struggle is most vividly brought to light.

Delegates will live, work, eat, pray, study and discuss the topics together throughout the program. Each day consists of morning prayer and worship, lectures, group discussion, communal meals, free time or leisure activities and space for quiet reading and reflection.

By providing training in a thoroughly biblical worldview, the H. Evan Runner International Academy will help to prepare the next generation of Christian leaders to formulate, articulate and credibly defend a truly scriptural view of life as the sole source of truth, freedom and beauty, shaping the future to the glory of God.