L'Abri Fellowship
Southborough L'Abri

Lecture Schedule

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Summer Lecture Schedule 2014

*Please Note*
All lectures now begin at 8:00 pm sharp 
Join us for tea and treats starting at 7:45
All lectures are held at
L'Abri Fellowship
49 Lynbrook Road
Southborough, MA 01772 

May 23        Lament: A Path Toward Thankfulness in a Broken World (Part II)
Ben Keyes

May 30        Multiple Modernities: Islam, Secularism, and Life in an Enchanted Universe
Dr. Bernie Adeney-Risakotta (Director of the Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies at the Graduate School of Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia)

June 6         What is Cultural Apologetics?
Dick Keyes

June 13       Imagination, Habit, and Hope in a Pornified Society
Joshua Chestnut

June 20th-
We are very sorry to inform you that we have had to cancel our upcoming two-day event with David Powlison due to conditions beyond his control. 

We will still be having a Friday Night Lecture and will keep you posted on what that lecture will be in the coming days

June 27       From "Roar" to "Let It Go": Reflections on the Triumphant Modern Break-up Song 
Ben Keyes

July 4           No lecture

July 11         The Goodness of Goodness and the Badness of Badness in C.S. Lewis' Fiction
Linny Dey (Co-Founder and Academic Dean, The Imago School, Maynard, MA)

July 18         Glory be to God: Word, World and Worship in Gerard Manley Hopkins
Sarah Chestnut 

Winter 2014

Jan. 17       Reflections on How to Raise Thankful People
Ben Keyes
Jan. 24       Walking with God: Humility and a Sense of Other
Dick Keyes
Jan. 31      The Gift of Sight in a Pornified Culture
Joshua Chestnut
Feb. 7        “Lord, Make Me Solid Oak”: What has authenticity to do with integrity?
Sarah Chestnut
Feb. 10      (Monday) Reconnecting the Threads: Theology as Sacramental Tapestry
Dr. Hans Boersma (Prof. of Theology, Regent College, Vancouver, BC)
Feb. 14      Staying Human in a Culture of Busyness
Mary Frances Giles
Feb. 21      Some Important Questions to Ask
Dick Keyes
Feb. 28      The Temple, Technology and Cultural Transformation
Dr. Walter Kim (Associate Minister, Park Street Church, Boston)
Mar.  7       Lament: A Path Toward Thankfulness in a Broken World, Part I
Ben Keyes

Mar. 11     (Tuesday) Surveillance after Snowden: Decoding the Snooping Scandal
Dr. David Lyon (Director, Surveillance Studies Centre, Queens University) 
Mar. 14     The Strange Search for the Historical Jesus
Dick Keyes
Mar. 21      Sighs too Deep for Words: Improvisation and the Life of the Moment
James Falzone (Jazz Clarinetist, composer and Prof. of Music)

Fall 2013

Sept. 13      Vine and Branches – What is a Christian’s Connection to Christ? I
Dick Keyes
Sept. 20     Christ, Our Creator: Learning to See Jesus in the Things He Has Made                                                                  
Phillip Johnston
Sept. 27     Vine and Branches – What is a Christian’s Connection to Christ? II
Dick Keyes
Oct. 4        Jip, Poetry and Living with Christ                            
Lynne Byler
Oct. 11      A Review of the book The End of Sexual Identity: Why Sex is Too Important to Define Who We Are by Jenell Williams Paris
Mardi Keyes
Oct. 18      Listening to Ben Keyes’ newly released album The Last Laugh
Ben Keyes      
Oct. 23      Film screening and discussion of Days of Heaven (dir. Terrence Malick, 1978)
*Wednesday evening at 8:00 PM                              
Phillip Johnston
Oct. 25      Nature, Grace and Needs Worth Having: The Films of Terrence Malick, Then and Now
Phillip Johnston
Nov. 1        “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors”: How Boundaries Help Us Flourish
Mary Frances Giles
Nov. 8        Recovering the Strangeness of our Familiar Redemption Story, Part III: The Cross                                                            
Ben Keyes