Traveling Plans for Following Jesus as Suggested in “…deny yourself, take up your cross and follow me.” - Dick Keyes

July 17, 2018

A lecture given by Dick Keyes at Southborough L'Abri on July 13th, 2018. For more information, visit www.labri.org/mass and for more L'Abri lectures, visit the L'Abri Ideas Library.

How can you hold together the idea of denying yourself and taking up your cross with the abundant life of following Jesus?

 

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“Surprised by Joy”: Apologetics and the Imagination - Given by Linny Dey

July 10, 2018

A lecture given by Linny Dey at Southborough L'Abri on July 6th, 2018. For more information, visit www.labri.org/mass and for more L'Abri lectures, visit the L'Abri Ideas Library.

 

While “honest answers to honest questions” are still helpful for some, there are fewer questioners and fewer people today who believe that there is one answer that fits all.  If Christianity is the truth which all people need, Christians need to consider ways other than reasoned argument to make that truth clear.  This lecture will look at how understanding the significance of the imagination and our imaginative vision of reality can be an aid in developing a different kind of apologetics.  We’ll look at, among other things, how the great thinker C.S. Lewis’s conversion to Christianity, his being “surprised by joy”, was primarily a conversion of his imagination.

 

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America’s Polarized Politics - Given by Dick Keyes

July 5, 2018

A lecture given by Dick Keyes at Southborough L'Abri on June 29th, 2018. For more information, visit www.labri.org/mass and for more L'Abri lectures, visit the L'Abri Ideas Library.

America’s Polarized Politics

We will reflect on the nature of our polarization and ask – could Christian people help?

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Creative Work is Work (Part 2): What is (and isn’t) Artistic Inspiration? by Sarah Chestnut

July 5, 2018

A lecture given by Sarah Chestnut at Southborough L'Abri on June 22nd, 2018. For more information, visit www.labri.org/mass and for more L'Abri lectures, visit the L'Abri Ideas Library.

Creative Work is Work (Part 2): What is (and isn't) Artistic Inspiration?

This lecture will explore conceptions - and misconceptions - about artistic inspiration and experiences of transcendence in the arts, considering questions such as, "Where do ideas come from? Is there something—or someone—other than me involved in the creative process? What is meant by having a ‘transcendent experience’ with a piece of art? What are we after when we engage with art?" 

 

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Cultivating Joy: Learning from Flow Psychology, Ecclesiastes, and Jesus Dave Friedrich

June 18, 2018

A lecture given by Dave Friedrich at Southborough L'Abri on June 16th 2018,  Part 3 of 3 for our Summer Seminar: "A Flash of Eternity: Happiness, Joy and the Good Life"

 

Cultivating Joy: Learning from Flow Psychology, Ecclesiastes, and Jesus
Dave Friedrich

This lecture will compare and contrast what positive psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, the Assembler of Ecclesiastes (also known as the Preacher), and Jesus of Nazareth have to say about the meaning and promotion of joy.

 

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Discussion of “Happy are those”….

June 18, 2018

Discussion of...

"Happy Are Those”: The Bible's Vision of Happiness and the Obedient Life

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“Happy Are Those”: The Bible’s Vision of Happiness and the Obedient Life - Joshua Chestnut

June 18, 2018

 A lecture given by Joshua Chestnut at Southborough L'Abri on June 16th 2018,  Part 2 of 3 for our Summer Seminar: "A Flash of Eternity: Happiness, Joy and the Good Life"

"Happy Are Those”: The Bible's Vision of Happiness and the Obedient Life

Part of the paradox of modern life is that while everyone claims to want happiness, few if any of us have found it. With so many competing and ultimately self-serving views of happiness on the market, it’s understandable why some Christians have given up on it, but this lecture will outline the unique take that the Bible has on human happiness and the good life.

 

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Life’s Elusive Goal - Reflections on Contemporary Views of Happiness - Ben Keyes -

June 18, 2018

A lecture given by Ben Keyes at Southborough L'Abri on June 15th 2018,  Part 1 of 3 for our Summer Seminar: "A Flash of Eternity: Happiness, Joy and the Good Life"

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Life’s Elusive Goal: Reflections on Contemporary Views of Happiness
What is happiness to the average American today? We are told to do whatever makes us happy and our nation is founded in part on the right to pursue that goal. To achieve happiness is touted as a sufficient source of meaning in life and yet few people seem to understand what it is. How are Christians to understand the longing for happiness that we see around us and in ourselves? Can the Christian faith challenge and comfort an unhappy culture seeking happiness?

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Beneath and Beyond the Sun: A Brief History of The Good Life Given by Dave Friedrich

June 12, 2018

A lecture given by Dave Friedrich at Southborough L'Abri on June 8th 2018. For more information, visit www.labri.org/mass and for more L'Abri lectures, visit the L'Abri Ideas Library.

Beneath and Beyond the Sun: A Brief History of The Good Life

In his book, A Secular Age, philosopher Charles Taylor claims that, for millennia, very few people could imagine the good life apart from a transcendent reality. Now many people can. How did this happen? What challenges and opportunities does this bring? And just where is the good life to be found?

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Poetry and the Language of Loss - Given by Anna Friedrich

June 5, 2018

Poetry and the Language of Loss

A lecture given by Anna Friedrich at Southborough L'Abri on June 1st, 2018. For more information, visit www.labri.org/mass and for more L'Abri lectures, visit the L'Abri Ideas Library.

All of us know loss of some sort, whether it's the loss of a friendship, the loss of a season of life, or the more dreaded loss of love, of faith, and finally the loss that death brings. Those who have walked the darker valleys of loss often speak of a lack of resources in our day - where are the cultural practices that help us grieve? Can we affirm God's sovereignty and human grief? Many poets have wisdom to share here. The unique expression of poetry can be a healing place that invites and makes room for the complicated experience of grief. Together in this lecture, we will look at a handful of poets who give voice to, challenge, and wrestle with the reality of loss.

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