L’Abri Fellowship - Southborough
An Altared Heart:  Anxiety, Prayer, Poetry and Hope During COVID-19

An Altared Heart: Anxiety, Prayer, Poetry and Hope During COVID-19

April 10, 2020
An Altared Heart:  Anxiety, Prayer, Poetry and Hope During COVID-19
 
by Sarah Chestnut
 
April 10. 2020
 
In this personal essay written in the middle of Lent, just as social isolation measures were being put in place, Sarah Chestnut reflects on poems that have given her language for her anxious heart in an anxious time, and on the source of true hope.
 
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CRUCIAL: Poems on Christ’s Seven Last Words from the Cross

CRUCIAL: Poems on Christ’s Seven Last Words from the Cross

April 9, 2020
CRUCIAL: Poems on Christ's Seven Last Words from the Cross 
 
by Sarah Chestnut
 
April 9, 2020
 
Sarah Chestnut shares original poems written on each of Christ's final words from the cross, read alongside the gospel texts.  These meditations on Christ's death are a helpful companion on Good Friday.
 
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Between the Cross and Resurrection: Reflections on Jesus’ Death and Our Own

Between the Cross and Resurrection: Reflections on Jesus’ Death and Our Own

March 27, 2020

Between the Cross and Resurrection: Reflections on Jesus’ Death and Our Own. 

by Joshua Chestnut

March 13, 2020

 

This lecture will be an exploration of the theology of Holy Saturday.  Taking what the Apostle’s Creed refers to as Jesus’ “descent to the dead” as our starting place, this lecture will consider what it means that Jesus was dead as well as what this might mean for us as we consider the inevitability of our own death.

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Violence in the Bible from Joshua to Jesus (Part 2 of 2): Jesus and the Cross

Violence in the Bible from Joshua to Jesus (Part 2 of 2): Jesus and the Cross

March 10, 2020

Violence in the Bible from Joshua to Jesus (Part 2 of 2): Jesus and the Cross

by Dave Friedrich

March 6

What are we to make of the similarities and significant differences between Joshua and Jesus, especially as it relates to the role of violence in the Promised Land? That will be the guiding question of this lecture as we look at how Jesus ‘conquers’ in the gospels and the book of Revelation.

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Violence in the Bible from Joshua to Jesus (Part 1 of 2): Joshua and the Conquest

Violence in the Bible from Joshua to Jesus (Part 1 of 2): Joshua and the Conquest

March 3, 2020

Violence in the Bible from Joshua to Jesus (Part 1 of 2): Joshua and the Conquest     

by Dave Friedrich

Feb 28, 2020

How are we to understand the violence we encounter in the Bible within the broader culture and context of Scripture? That will be our guiding question as we look at Joshua’s Conquest in Canaan and address further questions surrounding genocide, the inspiration of Scripture and the goodness of God.

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The Vineyard and the Vine: Reflections on the Biblical Theme of Wine Making

The Vineyard and the Vine: Reflections on the Biblical Theme of Wine Making

March 3, 2020

The Vineyard and the Vine: Reflections on the Biblical Theme of Wine Making

By Ben Keyes

Feb 21

In ancient Israel vines, vineyards, grapes and wine making were a part of every day life and good wine was considered a sign of God’s blessing. The cultivation of grape vines also provides a rich source of metaphorical imagery throughout the bible. This lecture will attempt to follow the thread of vine imagery throughout scripture to see what is communicated about God and his saving relationship to his people.

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In the Garden of Delight: Reading the Song of Songs for a Broken World

In the Garden of Delight: Reading the Song of Songs for a Broken World

February 23, 2020

In the Garden of Delight: Reading the Song of Songs for a Broken World

by Joshua Chestnut

Feb 1, 2020

What was once the most popular and most commented-on book in all of the scriptures, the Song of Songs (or sometimes called the Song of Solomon) plays little role in shaping contemporary imaginations about what it means to be human.  Often assumed to be simplistic love songs, these ancient Hebrew love poems hold beautiful and timely wisdom on the goodness of human love, the problematic dynamics of abused power, the significance of place as well as the delight of life with God.    

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Can Christian People hope to have a redemptive influence in the polarization of American Politics?

Can Christian People hope to have a redemptive influence in the polarization of American Politics?

February 22, 2020

“Can Christian People hope to have a redemptive influence in the polarization of American Politics?”      

by Dick Keyes

Jan 31, 2020

Political Polarization threatens to cripple our government. There seem to be few solutions on offer, but could Christian people willing to stand under the whole counsel of God make a difference?

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‘For Your Name’s Sake’ - Living for the Reputation of God

‘For Your Name’s Sake’ - Living for the Reputation of God

February 10, 2020

‘For Your Name’s Sake’: Living for the Reputation of God

by Ben Keyes

Feb 7, 2020

The biblical writers often tell us that God acts in the world ‘for the sake of his name.’ Biblical characters sometimes plead with God to intervene ‘for His name’s sake.” What does it mean that God defends his reputation to people? What difference would it make to pray with the glory of God’s name in mind?

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“It was meant to be good”: Becoming More Human in the Kitchen and Around the Table

“It was meant to be good”: Becoming More Human in the Kitchen and Around the Table

January 31, 2020

“It was meant to be good”: Becoming More Human in the Kitchen and Around the Table

by Sarah Chestnut

Jan 24, 2020

 

What does good food mean?  What makes food good?  Can learning to cook- or even just hanging around the kitchen- make us more human?  Is eating a spiritual act?  In an age of individualized diets that can become their own religions, is there hope for “family style” eating and true hospitality?  Does what and how we eat really matter?  With these questions and many more in mind, we will explore the significance of cooking and eating for the recovery of our true humanity.  

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