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The Rise of Outrage

The Rise of Outrage

November 9, 2020

The Rise of Outrage

October 30, 2020

Dick Keyes

In a world where the dominant source of moral authority for the individual is increasingly one’s own emotions, outrage has become the quickest path to moral conviction and to political influence. How should we understand this and respond to it?

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There Aren’t Enough Days in the Weekend: Finding Sabbath Rest in the Lord of the Sabbath

There Aren’t Enough Days in the Weekend: Finding Sabbath Rest in the Lord of the Sabbath

November 2, 2020

There Just Aren’t Enough Days in the Weekend:

Finding Sabbath Rest in the Lord of the Sabbath

 
by Dave Friedrich
 
October 23, 2020
 
What was Sabbath rest about in the Old Testament? How did Jesus “fulfill” it in the New Testament? And how do we find it in our day? These will be the guiding questions of this lecture. 
 
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On Being Politically Homeless

On Being Politically Homeless

October 21, 2020

On Being Politically Homeless

October 16, 2020

by Joshua Chestnut

In a way that seems prophetic of today, C.S. Lewis commented that one symptom of a sick society is that it talks about politics too much. Wanting to move beyond the incessant, performative, tone-deaf, package deal platform of partisan politics in America, this lecture will consider the quasi-religious nature that politics has taken on today and place that in conversation with the “politics” of Christians in the first few centuries.

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Making and Fixing in a World of Cheap Replaceable Objects

Making and Fixing in a World of Cheap Replaceable Objects

October 16, 2020

Making and Fixing in a World of Cheap Replaceable Objects

by Ben Keyes

October 9, 2020

Most contemporary people are surrounded by cheaply made, easily replaceable products. In addition to this, many of our lives are so mediated through digital technology that we seldom use our hands to engage the physical world at all. Is the loss of ‘manual competence’ really a loss, or is it simply the way of the modern world? 

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The Apostle Paul, A Friend of Women

The Apostle Paul, A Friend of Women

October 6, 2020

The Apostle Paul, A Friend of Women

Oct 2, 2020

Joshua Chestnut

While many discussions of women in the writings of the Apostle Paul begin and end in the infamous controversial passages, this lecture will start elsewhere and instead look at the often overlooked named women in Paul’s letters. My hope is that by looking at who these particular named women are, what they appear to be up to and the way Paul describes them will provide us a fresh way into the often fraught discussion of Paul and women.

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Fear, Anxiety, and the Fear of the Lord

Fear, Anxiety, and the Fear of the Lord

September 30, 2020

Fear, Anxiety, and the Fear of the Lord

September 25, 2020

by Dave Friedrich

There is a curious line from the well-known hymn Amazing Grace that mentions what appears to be two contradictory out-workings of grace: “ ’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, and grace my fears relieved.” In this lecture we will take a closer look at this paradox of grace as we compare and contrast fear, anxiety and the fear of the Lord.
 
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Hearts Set on Pilgrimage: How Taking Walks Might Become Your Favorite Spiritual Discipline

Hearts Set on Pilgrimage: How Taking Walks Might Become Your Favorite Spiritual Discipline

September 24, 2020

Hearts Set on Pilgrimage: How Taking Walks Might Become Your Favorite Spiritual Discipline

September 18, 2020

by Anna A. Friedrich

 

Walking is as ordinary as it gets. It’s so commonplace, it’s almost pedestrian. But the Scriptures, especially Proverbs, elevate this simple activity to a rich analogy for life with God. If we’re invited to “walk with God” how do we do that? And might regular, literal walks be a way to stay on the Way?

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Bound to the Risen Christ - Ben Keyes

Bound to the Risen Christ - Ben Keyes

June 17, 2020

Bound to the Risen Christ

by Ben Keyes

2020

Here is another rough recording of a new hymn. Bound to the Risen Christ is a broad reflection on the incarnation and our union with Christ in his death and resurrection. The Christian hope is that we go where Jesus goes; that our sin was conquered in him on Good Friday and that a new life is guaranteed in him on Easter morning. I was trying to find different ways of communicating the uniqueness of the cross. It simply cannot be replaced with any other source of hope. I hope you enjoy it and find it encouraging.     Ben Keyes

 

Bound to the Risen Christ

He who gives us the breath of life died for our sin.
And every good and wholesome thing is a gift from Him.
So what can we, with a conscience clean withhold from Him? … Allelujah!

The God of Israel and this man, they are the same.
The Lord, His name unspeakable, took a common name,
Which was disgraced but has earned the place of eternal fame…. Allelujah!

     Chorus:
     We live, bound to the risen Christ-
     In his death and life.
     The Maker of all is our Salvation.
     Build your kingdom with our hands
     As we long for the New Creation

There is no freedom in life except what was bought that day,
So don’t reject the priceless gift with attempts to pay,
For when we hope in less than this we have gone astray… Allelujah!

But no great love have we returned to You, our King.
And chilly thanks we give to You, who give everything.
So broken spirits and empty hands are all we bring….. Allelujah!

     Chorus

O where were you when all his friends abandoned Him?
Yes, I was with Him on that day only by my sin
But that part died and what survives will rise with Him … Allelujah!

We who stand in the name of Christ have been remade.
And bound to Him we will leave behind these empty graves
So let us sing in the face of death, ‘we are not afraid’…. Allelujah!

     Chorus

 

 

The Table is Laid - Hymn - by Ben Keyes

The Table is Laid - Hymn - by Ben Keyes

April 20, 2020

The Table Is Laid (A Hymn)

by Ben Keyes

Southborough L'Abri, 2020

 

'The Table is Laid' is a hymn that I have been trying to finish writing for a long time. I am not convinced that it is quite done, but I thought I would offer it anyway in hopes that it might be an encouragement. The hymn is a prayer both of longing and of hope. The world is in desperate need of Christ's coming and every day we see brokenness that is not yet mended. But we also stand in a place of confidence in light of the battle already won be God. Ultimately the image of the table is our great hope- a feast at which each of us is truly expected!

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The Table is Laid

We seek the Lord Christ
With faith that is dim
And hearts that half long
To stray away from Him
         But the conquering King   
        holds the bruised and bent reed
        And the flickering wick
        He will fan into flame.   
 
                                                  …We need you O Christ
                                            The world brims with hate.
                                            The sickness, the strife
                                            Your church does not escape
                                            May your children rise,
                                            In the power of your love
                                            In a world ripped apart,
                                            But made one by your blood, and unite.

We love you O Christ
For what you have done
The defeat that you sought
And the victory you won
            So that God’s enemies
            Might abandon that fight-
            O children of Heav’n,
            Peace is your birthright…..  

                                  Our brother, your son
                                  Has forged us this place,
                                  In Your family O God.
                                  We can long for your face

                                                 We approach Your great throne
                                                        Yet walk by your side
                                                        All wrongs they are known
                                                        But in Christ swept aside
                                                                    And the chairs are pulled back
                                                                    And each one bears a name:
                                                                    Of a child of God.
                                                                    O the table is laid.

22 Things I Have Learned From Life by Dr. Donald J Drew

22 Things I Have Learned From Life by Dr. Donald J Drew

April 17, 2020

22 Things I Have Learned From Life

by Dr. Donald J. Drew

L’Abri 2001

 

 “I listened to this lecture last month on Nickaela’s recommendation. It’s full of gems! I played it for one of our Wednesday night Wild Cards and it became a light-hearted competition to try and discern what the actual 22 things were. One of the most helpful things was his way of emphasizing that God doesn’t play games!”­ — Anna Friedrich

Dr. Donald J. Drew studied at Cambridge and was President of the Christian Union and worked at L'Abri for a number of years. His books include Images of Man: A Critique of the Contemporary Cinema (1974) and Letters to a Student: Encouraging Words from a Christian Mentor (2003).

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