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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Is God a Social Construct- by Dave Friedrich

March 21, 2018

A lecture given by Dave Friedrich 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.

Ludwig Feuerbach (1804-1872) postulated that God is merely a human projection. Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud stated the same thing in their respective fields of politics, psychology and psychoanalysis. Author Yuval Noah Harari has given us a contemporary version of this take on religious belief in his books, Sapiens and Homo Deus. The goal of this lecture will be to first listen and learn from these thinkers and then to offer a word back.

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The Challenge of Conflict Resolution – Confession, Forgiveness and Reproof

March 16, 2018

A lecture given by Dick Keyes at Southborough L'Abri on March 10th, 2018. part 3 in our weekend seminar- 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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Can Conflict be Outmaneuvered Before it starts? – Early Peacemaking

March 16, 2018

A lecture given by Dick Keyes at Southborough L'Abri on March 9th, 2018 as part 2 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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Humanity’s Rush toward Self-destruction as Described in C.S. Lewis’s The Abolition of Man- Linny Dey

March 8, 2018

 A lecture given by Linny Dey at Southborough L'Abri on March 2, 2018. For more information, visit www.labri.org/mass and for more L'Abri lectures, visit the L'Abri Ideas Library.

This lecture will explain the case made by C.S. Lewis in The Abolition of Man against subjectivism, the belief that ideas about good and evil are merely subjective opinions or feelings. Lewis shows how subjectivism followed to its logical conclusion leads to the destruction of society and the end of man as anything more than a bit of mere nature to be manipulated by whoever has the most power. The lecture will show how Lewis illustrated these premises in his novel That Hideous Strength.

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Creative Devotion - Anna Friedrich

March 2, 2018

A lecture given by Anna Friedrich at Southborough L'Abri on Feb. 23rd, 2018. For more information, visit www.labri.org/mass and for more L'Abri lectures, visit the L'Abri Ideas Library.

A generation ago, many Christian adults felt duty-bound to have a Daily Quiet Time. This time often included prayer and Bible reading, and in evangelical circles was commonly referred to as “Having/Doing Devotions.” Though these disciplines have faded and come under attack, in the recent upswell of interest in liturgies and the historic practices of the Christian church, people are returning to spiritual disciplines as opportunities for intimacy with God. Can faithful rhythms bear fruit? Can faithful rhythms even be creative?

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Skills for Being Human in Pornified Culture - Joshua Chestnut-

February 21, 2018

A lecture given by Joshua Chestnut at Southborough Feb. 16th. For more information, visit www.labri.org/mass and for more L'Abri lectures, visit the L'Abri Ideas Library.

Few aspects of our technologized culture entrench shame, deepen isolation and ultimately dehumanize like internet porn. And if the statistics on the matter are even partially true, the number of men and women struggling with porn addiction is at epidemic levels. In this lecture I will consider the often over-looked virtues of patience and imagination as key skills in both regaining and maintaining one's humanity in a pornified culture like our own.
 

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