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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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Can We Be At Home in the Shadow of the Fall? : Reflecting on Home with the Help of Poets.

Can We Be At Home in the Shadow of the Fall? : Reflecting on Home with the Help of Poets.

March 22, 2022

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

March 18

Sarah Chestnut

"Can We Be At Home in the Shadow of the Fall? : Reflecting on Home with the Help of Poets."

Is home a house? A family? A piece of land? A country? A language? A state of mind? A person? A church? Is God himself our home? If so, why do we so often feel some degree of existential homelessness? We will listen to voices from Christian Wiman's new anthology, Home: 100 Poems, to better understand our own and others' experiences of home and exile and consider how these diverse voices bear witness to the reality of the shadow of the Fall.

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On Being in a Story

On Being in a Story

March 15, 2022

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

March 11

Ben Keyes

"On Being in a Story."

Human beings throughout history and across the world have always been storytellers. It is also a basic human tendency to think of one's life as a story. As part of the search for meaning in life, many people find comfort in the belief that their life story is part of a larger story. In this lecture, we will reflect on the significance of our lives being part of God's story of creation, fall, redemption, and fulfillment. What does this mean for our own individual stories?

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Competition, Illusion, and Excellence

Competition, Illusion, and Excellence

March 15, 2022

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

March 9

Dick Keyes

"Competition, Illusion, and Excellence."

Competition is a powerful reality in American life. It can even seem as if we are all swimming in the strong current of a great river which determines our future destiny and value by our competitive success in every aspect of life. Debates about the identity, importance, and value of competition seem stuck in the confusion of passionate praise and blame. So, how can we see a redemptive place for competition in society and for us as individuals which can take us toward the excellence which is more important to God than our "rank"?

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Why Would God Require Praise?

Why Would God Require Praise?

March 8, 2022

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

March 4

Dick Keyes

"Why Would God Require Praise?"

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