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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Reflections on Women and Sexual Assault in the Era of #MeToo - given by Mary Frances Giles and Dr. Janese Free Newell

May 31, 2018

A lecture given by Mary Frances Giles and Dr. Janese Free Newell  at Southborough L'Abri on May 25th, 2018. For more information, visit www.labri.org/mass and for more L'Abri lectures, visit the L'Abri Ideas Library.

Over the course of the past year, the #metoo movement has catapulted sexual harassment and assault, primarily against women, to the forefront of our cultural awareness. There appears to be a shift occurring in our collective American consciousness. Acts of sexual harassment and assault that have been historically overlooked are now being publicly discussed and confronted - from the covers of newspapers to our daily Facebook feeds. This lecture will explore the issues and questions brought forth by this cultural moment from theological, criminological, and sociological perspectives.

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Gratitude Part III: Toward an Apologetic of Thankfulness -Given by Ben Keyes

May 31, 2018

A lecture given by Ben Keyes at Southborough L'Abri on May 18th, 2018. For more information, visit www.labri.org/mass and for more L'Abri lectures, visit the L'Abri Ideas Library.

Many non-religious Americans view gratitude as an important virtue to cultivate in life. In one sense this seems to be a point of connection with the Christian faith, and yet there are key differences between contemporary and biblical notions of thankfulness. This talk will explore just how common is the common ground of gratitude. How is it that Christians might help direct the gratitude of our culture towards the true giver of all gifts?

 

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Gratitude Part II. The Tug-of-War between Entitlement and Thankfulness - Given by Ben Keyes

March 25, 2018

A lecture given by Ben Keyes at Southborough L'Abri on March 16th, 2018. For more information, visit www.labri.org/mass and for more L'Abri lectures, visit the L'Abri Ideas Library.

 Despite the growing appeal of gratitude in our culture, we are ironically plagued by attitudes of entitlement that prevent us from recognizing gifts as gifts. This lecture explores some of the ways in which entitlement is an enemy of gratitude and some of the ways we can resist it.

 

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How Important is Interpersonal Conflict? – A God’s Eye View

March 21, 2018

A lecture given by Dick Keyes at Southborough L'Abri on March 9th, 2018 as part 1 of our weekend semenar- To Live in Peace in a World with Conflict,  For more information, visit www.labri.org/mass and for more L'Abri lectures, visit the L'Abri Ideas Library.

 

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