L’Abri Fellowship - Southborough
”One from Whom People Hide Their Faces”: Jesus’ Crucifixion and Our Shame

”One from Whom People Hide Their Faces”: Jesus’ Crucifixion and Our Shame

September 19, 2022

A lecture given at L’Abri Fellowship in Southborough, Massachusetts. For more information, visit https://southboroughlabri.org/

by Joshua Chestnut

 

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To Give Grief a Shape: The Book of Lamentations and the Life of Faith

To Give Grief a Shape: The Book of Lamentations and the Life of Faith

July 19, 2022

A lecture given at L’Abri Fellowship in Southborough, Massachusetts. For more information, visit https://southboroughlabri.org/

by Joshua Chestnut

As a culture we struggle to know what to do with our grief and pain. We lack social practices and a shared vocabulary of grief to help us to make our way through it. This lecture will be a consideration of some of the Bible's poetry of pain, the book of Lamentations, to see what surprising and unasked-for help it might offer us.

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Critical Race Theory: An Introduction

Critical Race Theory: An Introduction

July 12, 2022

A lecture given at L’Abri Fellowship in Southborough, Massachusetts. For more information, visit https://southboroughlabri.org/

by Dick Keyes

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Beauty as Soul Care: Caring for the Garden of Your Soul

Beauty as Soul Care: Caring for the Garden of Your Soul

July 6, 2022

A lecture given at L’Abri Fellowship in Southborough, Massachusetts. For more information, visit https://southboroughlabri.org/

by Shauna Kurihara

What is beauty and why is it important to our spiritual lives? How does beauty help us as we do the work of caring for our souls? We will look briefly at the theology of beauty, consider its importance in our own individual lives and in God's greater story of redemption, and will think about how to apply this information about beauty to the work of soul care and the concept of "caring for the garden of your soul." During the course of the talk, you will be given a few minutes to contemplate the garden of your soul, so listen prepared for this bit of contemplation with a journal, sketchbook, or scrap paper to help you in this process.

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Revisiting ”The Lord’s Work in the Lord’s Way”

Revisiting ”The Lord’s Work in the Lord’s Way”

June 28, 2022

A lecture given at L’Abri Fellowship in Southborough, Massachusetts. For more information, visit 

by Ben Keyes

In his sermon entitled "The Lord's Work in the Lord's Way," Francis Schaeffer called Christian people to a mentality of radical dependence on God. All too often Christians work for good things, but rely solely on human resources in reaching those goals--the latest programs, techniques and strategies of the world. In doing so, the church loses access to the power of the Holy Spirit which is offered to us in the Bible. In this lecture, we will revisit France Schaeffer's ideas about working "in the Lord's way" and discuss the relevance of his sermon for today.

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The Gift of Not Knowing Yourself: Learning Alongside the Apostle Peter

The Gift of Not Knowing Yourself: Learning Alongside the Apostle Peter

June 21, 2022

A lecture given at L’Abri Fellowship in Southborough, Massachusetts. For more information, visit 

by Sarah Chestnut

There's no getting around it: we have to live with ourselves (and other people have to live with us, too!). How are we, as Christians, to go about "getting to know ourselves," and does this pursuit ever become a problem? If there are two guardrails that help keep us on the "road of life," one guards against plunging off the cliff of self-ignorance and the other guards against smashing against the cliff of self-obsession. We'll consider that second "rail" tonight, through a close look at the life of Simon Peter in the Gospels.

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Seeing Things: Introductory Forays into the Baptized Imagination by Esther Dalton

Seeing Things: Introductory Forays into the Baptized Imagination by Esther Dalton

June 14, 2022

The "baptized imagination" is a phrase that sometimes gets thrown around Christian circles, but what does it mean? What does imagination have to do with real life, much less Christian spirituality, anyway? This lecture will offer some introductory definitions of what the imagination is (and what it is not) to help us better understand and grow in this powerful human faculty.

A lecture given at L’Abri Fellowship in Southborough, Massachusetts. For more information, visit https://southboroughlabri.org/

 

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Untangling Guilt and Shame by Dick Keyes

Untangling Guilt and Shame by Dick Keyes

June 7, 2022

A lecture given at L’Abri Fellowship in Southborough, Massachusetts. For more information, visit https://southboroughlabri.org/

 

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Hope, Imagination and Not Being Afraid: The Book of Revelation’s Strange Comfort - Joshua Chestnut

Hope, Imagination and Not Being Afraid: The Book of Revelation’s Strange Comfort - Joshua Chestnut

May 31, 2022

This lecture is a humble attempt to reconsider the often perplexing and confusing book of Revelation as a source of hope for beleaguered and struggling people of faith.  It will consider the book's ancient context as well as our current moment to see how we might work to resist the pervasive inclination to fear and grow in our imaginative capacity to live lives of love and hope.   

A lecture given at L’Abri Fellowship in Southborough, Massachusetts. For more information, visit https://southboroughlabri.org/

 

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The Monster in the Closet: Facing the Question of What to Wear

The Monster in the Closet: Facing the Question of What to Wear

March 29, 2022

A lecture given at L’Abri Fellowship in Southborough, Massachusetts. For more information, visit https://southboroughlabri.org/

March 25

Esther Dalton

"The Monster in the Closet: Facing the Question of What to Wear."

Whether the question of what to wear is something you struggle with daily or something that has never occurred to you, we live in a world where getting dressed is far from simple. This lecture will make a case for why clothing is worth considering seriously and offer some particularly Christian frameworks for answering the question of what to wear.

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