Some Pitfalls of the Reformed Tradition- Ben Keyes- 2017

October 20, 2017

A lecture given by Ben Keyes at Southborough L'Abri on Oct. 6, 2017. For more information, visit www.labri.org/mass and for more L'Abri lectures, visit the L'Abri Ideas Library.

While the Reformed tradition has given us much to be thankful for, in practice it has sometimes minimized important aspects of Christian theology. Did John Calvin care more about election and predestination than anything else? Is there more to the Christian faith than TULIP?

 

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How Martin Luther Transformed Marriage and Family Life - Mardi Keyeys- 2017

October 20, 2017

A lecture given by Mardi Keyes at Southborough L'Abri on Sept 30, 2017. For more information, visit www.labri.org/mass and for more L'Abri lectures, visit the L'Abri Ideas Library.

You may be surprised to learn that qualities we most prize in marriage today - mutual love and companionship, and children as joyous gifts - can be traced back to an Augustinian monk who married a runaway ex-nun!

 

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Martin Luther Between Worlds - Mike Milway- 2017

October 20, 2017

A lecture given by Mike Milway at Southborough L'Abri on Sept 29, 2017. For more information, visit www.labri.org/mass and for more L'Abri lectures, visit the L'Abri Ideas Library.

 

Martin Luther’s uncomfortable position between worlds, and the unrelenting pressures on him from opposite directions, shaped his theology, guided his life and birthed the Protestant Reformation.  As a young monk in Erfurt and a rising professor in Wittenberg, he found himself caught awkwardly and uncomfortably between the monastery and the university, as a theologian between the via antiqua (old way) and the via moderna (new way), and as a Christian between God and the Devil.  That is where he found the gospel that changed his life.  For taking the gospel to both town and gown (city and university), the bishops in Rome excommunicated him from the church as a heretic while the princes in Worms banned him from the empire for the same reason.  He hid himself away in the Wartburg castle, long enough, though in record time, to translate the New Testament into the vernacular, helping to bridge learned Latin culture and common German people.  Luther’s most important legacy to the “continuing reformation” – the one he did not expect but the one that separates him from us – belongs in large part to his middle position theologically between Catholics and Calvinists.  Luther was a man caught between worlds.

 

 

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“Exiles and Pilgrims: What John Calvin might offer an Age of Social Displacement” - Joshua Chestnut- 2017

October 20, 2017

A lecture given by Joshua Chestnbut at Southborough L'Abri on September 30, 2017. For more information, visit www.labri.org/mass and for more L'Abri lectures, visit the L'Abri Ideas Library.

Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel has described the twentieth century as "the age of the refugee, the stateless and the wanderer" and though he belongs to a vastly different time than our own the protestant reformer John Calvin, himself a religious refugee, has some unexpected insights for us and our day.  In this lecture we will consider Calvin's teaching and practice of showing hospitality to the refugee as well as the inherently practical nature of Christian spirituality. 

 

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The Future of Work- Part 2- Aba Udofa

September 27, 2017

A lecture given by Aba Udofa at Southborough L'Abri on Sept 22nd, 2017. For more information, visit www.labri.org/mass and for more L'Abri lectures, visit the L'Abri Ideas Library.

Many are predicting a major shift in work due to the advances in technology. Will robots take all the jobs? Will technology create new jobs? Is a world without work really a possibility?  This lecture will review the trends that are causing these questions and anxiety, explore the increasing inequality being created by changes in work, review gains in artificial intelligence and reflect on jobs and calling.  

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Five Themes of L’Abri Revisited - Ben Keyes

September 16, 2017

A lecture given by Ben Keyes at Southborough L'Abri on Sept 8th 2017. For more information, visit www.labri.org/mass and for more L'Abri lectures, visit the L'Abri Ideas Library.

 Ben Keyes- Five Themes of L’Abri Revisited
Over the years at L’Abri we have found these five areas of Christian belief to be particularly relevant: The Truth of the Christian Faith, the reality of the supernatural, the humanness of spirituality, the reality of the fall, and the Lordship of Christ over all of life. While these topics are by no means comprehensive or original, they continue to be areas of confusion inside and outside of the church. This lecture is a good introduction to some of the ideas that we discuss regularly at L’Abri.

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Time to Play- A developmental and Theological model- Mary Frances Giles

July 15, 2017

A lecture given by Mary Frances Giles at L'Abri Fellowship in Southborough, Massachusetts. For more information, please visit, www.labri.org/mass. ©Southborough L'Abri 2017

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Talking to Ourselves- solitude, community and technology- Liz Snell

July 9, 2017

A lecture given by Liz Snell at L'Abri Fellowship in Southborough, Massachusetts. For more information, please visit, www.labri.org/mass. ©Southborough L'Abri 2017

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A Sacred Story of Meals- Kendall vanderslice

July 9, 2017

A lecture given by Kendall Vanderslice at L'Abri Fellowship in Southborough, Massachusetts. For more information, please visit, www.labri.org/mass. ©Southborough L'Abri 2017

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The Future of Work- Part 1- Aba Udofa

June 27, 2017

A lecture given by Aba Udofa at L'Abri Fellowship in Southborough, Massachusetts. For more information, please visit, www.labri.org/mass. ©Southborough L'Abri 2017. 

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