Sermons & Teaching


Wisdom has built her house, she has set up her seven pillars.
She has slaughtered her beasts, she has mixed her wine, she has also set her table.
She has sent out her maids to call from the highest places in the town,
"Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!"
To him who is without sense she says,
"Come, eat of my bread and drink of the wine I have mixed.
Leave simpleness, and live, and walk in the way of insight."
Proverbs 9:1-6

Sevenpillar is a week-long stay at the Big Haus, which will allow guests with limited time availability to taste and benefit from the community and the teaching of the Haus in many different areas – whether relationship counseling, practical Christian philosophy, or study in the humanities. Over the three decades of our time at The Big Haus our guests and residents have frequently requested Evan and Leslie's advice and counsel on personal and spiritual matters. The Big Haus has also developed seminars and Bible studies directed at cultivating a broader philosophical understanding of what undergirds the life of Peace that we practice here. Sevenpillar allows guests to come to The Big Haus for a week where, through both public teaching and private conversation, we can promote a Christian understanding on a variety of issues from sex, to marriage, to holiness, to history, to hospitality. Take a look at the descriptions on the Seminar & Events page and note which of the topics are currently scheduled on the calendar. If a topic that interests you is not offered at a time convenient to you, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and we'll be happy to do what we can to accommodate your requests.

Sevenpillar weeks are a reserved and paid for opportunity to grow as a Christian. While The Big Haus doesn't charge for any of the spiritual information, we do charge for the housing, the food, and the materials.

The current costs for any offered week are:
Single person in a single room: $450.00 for everything.
Double occupancy in a single room: $600.00 for everything.
[Each room has either one Queen or one Double bed. Bathrooms are shared with other residents.]

Locals or visitors from out of town who choose to stay elsewhere need only pay the cost of materials: $50.00. Should locals or offsite visitors wish to join us for meals or other of the seminar's offerings, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. about the possibility and any extra costs.

Calendar of Events
Seven Pillar Seminars