L'Abri Fellowship
Southborough L'Abri

Lecture Schedule

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Winter Lecture Schedule 2015

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

*We want to flag the first weekend of the term, when we are having Mark Potter back to do a series of 3 lectures on Friday night and Saturday morning of January 9-10. He is a very fine wood sculptor who showed many of his sculptures and spoke about them last term -- generating great interest and appreciation. His lectures will be aimed at healing the sense of alienation today between the fine arts and the general public. If you are coming on Saturday Jan. 10, you are welcome to join us for an informal lunch after the morning lectures, but please let us know at (508) 481-6490 or Southborough@labri.org.
*All the lectures, except Jan. 10 will be at 8:00 PM
Jan.  9      Inscrutable and Trivial: Why Most People are Disconnected from Art
Mark Potter  (Artist/Sculptor)
Jan. 10    (9:00 AM) The Gratuitous Nature of Art and the Lessons for Everyone’s Everyday Work                        
               (11:00 AM) Whispering Lies or Whispering Truth? The Importance of Good Art on Everyone’s Kitchen Wall
Mark Potter
Jan.  16     Hearing Jesus in the Psalms (Not Recorded)
Rev. Charlie Drew (Senior Pastor, Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, NYC)
Jan.  23     Holiness and Hospitality: Reflections on Jesus’ Meals with “Sinners”
Joshua Chestnut
Jan.  30      Life, Liberty and God
Dick Keyes

Feb. 6       Why Curiosity is a Christian Virtue
Ben Keyes

Feb.  13     Screwtape’s Toast: What Democracy Isn’t
Linny Dey (Co-Founder and Academic Dean, The Imago School, Maynard, MA)
Feb.  20     You Have a Friend Request: Saving Friendship from the Twenty-first Century
Mary Frances Giles
Feb. 27      Reading Novels as a Spiritual Discipline
Beth Pocock

March 6     How Should Christians Be Tolerant?
Dick Keyes
March 13   Remembering Together: History, Community and Records
Marta Crilly (Archivist for Reference and Outreach, City of Boston)
March 20  What is Thankfulness Without God?
Ben Keyes
March 27   What Does it Mean to Fast?
Joshua Chestnut

Autumn Lecture Schedule 2014

Sept. 19     You Might be More Trinitarian Than You Thought (I): Reflections on the Trinity and the Gospel                                                         
Joshua Chestnut

Sept.  26    It's People I Can't Stand: Love for Humanity and Love for Humans
Ben Keyes

Oct. 3         Original Tolerance - The Ability to Accept Those Who are Different
Dick Keyes

Oct. 10       You Might be More Trinitarian Than You Thought (II): Reflections on the Trinity and Spiritual Practice
Joshua Chestnut

Oct. 17       New Tolerance - The Attack Dog of Modern Relativism            
Dick Keyes

Oct.  24     "Bone of My Bone": Wood Sculptures Celebrating the Meaning and Mystery of Marriage (Talk and showing of sculptures)      
Mark Potter

Oct. 31       Peter Seeing Jesus, Jesus Seeing Peter: Poetic Renderings of Gospel Texts
Sarah Chestnut

Nov. 7        Time to Play: A Developmental and Theological Model  
Mary Frances Giles

Nov. 14      "People Get Ready": The Biblical Call to be Alert
Ben Keyes

Summer 2014

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