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Steadfast Love: Finding Secure Attachment with God (Liz Snell)

Steadfast Love: Finding Secure Attachment with God (Liz Snell)

June 18, 2022

Attachment theory gives us helpful insight into how people bond with each other. But what does it mean for our relationship with God? We will look at attachment styles and how we can understand God as our model for secure attachment, providing a base to move forward into secure relationships with each other.

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The Way of Wisdom: A Living Epistemology (Clarke Scheibe)

The Way of Wisdom: A Living Epistemology (Clarke Scheibe)

June 3, 2022

Exciting! A talk on epistemology! While seemingly an intimidating and abstract topic about how we come to know the world around us, this talk will look at how we might gain an understanding of the world that does not divide faith from reason, or meaning from nature. The wisdom tradition (Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, and Jesus) provides this very much needed integration today. It moves us from a dead modern epistemology to a living one.

The Copyright for all material on the podcast is held by L'Abri Fellowship. We ask that you respect this by not publishing the material in full or in part in any format or post it on a website without seeking prior permission from L'Abri Fellowship. Also, note that not all views expressed in the lectures or in the discussion time necessarily represent the views of L'Abri Fellowship. © Canadian L'Abri 2020

Are You Open-Minded? A Case for God (Clarke Scheibe)

Are You Open-Minded? A Case for God (Clarke Scheibe)

May 13, 2022

Often people speak of being open-minded as a way of discrediting a belief in God. However, in this talk, I argue that we need to look beyond closed explanations for existence and open our minds to admit our desire for God. This is a basic argument that suffering and joy are two fundamental aspects of experience that point to the existence of God.

The Copyright for all material on the podcast is held by L'Abri Fellowship. We ask that you respect this by not publishing the material in full or in part in any format or post it on a website without seeking prior permission from L'Abri Fellowship. Also, note that not all views expressed in the lectures or in the discussion time necessarily represent the views of L'Abri Fellowship. © Canadian L'Abri 2020

Shame and Grace in Gilead: Reflections on the Novels of Marilynne Robinson (Liz Snell)

Shame and Grace in Gilead: Reflections on the Novels of Marilynne Robinson (Liz Snell)

March 22, 2022

Marilynne Robinson's quartet of Gilead novels, set mostly in rural Iowa, explore the tension between shame and grace. Much of this contrast comes through the medium of sight: how we see the world, ourselves, and God, and how others see us. Saturated in the beauty of the natural world, human relationships, and theological meditations, Robinson's novels have been beloved by many. Join us as we discuss how this Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist teaches us to have eyes that see and truly perceive the goodness of God.

The Copyright for all material on the podcast is held by L'Abri Fellowship. We ask that you respect this by not publishing the material in full or in part in any format or post it on a website without seeking prior permission from L'Abri Fellowship. Also, note that not all views expressed in the lectures or in the discussion time necessarily represent the views of L'Abri Fellowship. © Canadian L'Abri 2020

Daniel 2: Fake News, Political Anxiety, and the Kingdom of God (Clarke)

Daniel 2: Fake News, Political Anxiety, and the Kingdom of God (Clarke)

March 8, 2022

By looking at Daniel 2, we see that the Bible gives us a reflection on the relationship between God's people, their nation, and the kingdom of God. When we see nations without an anchor, power becomes arbitrary. How might the Christian respond in those times?

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A Pauline Approach to Racial Reconciliation in the Context of 21st Century Missions (Lisa P Christian)

A Pauline Approach to Racial Reconciliation in the Context of 21st Century Missions (Lisa P Christian)

March 2, 2022

For this talk, we welcome guest speaker Lisa P Christian, who currently serves as the Executive Director for Community Faith Partners. She has been a missionary in Russia for 15 years and a cross-cultural worker in the Middle East for 5 years. She is currently pursuing her PhD in theology and Christian apologetics. In this talk, she'll examine Paul's letter to the Romans and make a case that it is primarily about racial reconciliation (Jew and Gentile) which can be applied to black and white Christians today. (Stay tuned for the discussion where we get into the nuts and bolts!)

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Can Christians Love Themselves? (Liz Snell)

Can Christians Love Themselves? (Liz Snell)

February 4, 2022

Many people accuse Christianity of fostering shame in its adherents. The self-esteem movement has attempted to address feelings of worthlessness. But does self-esteem work? How should Christians think about themselves?

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Understanding Jordan Peterson, Part III: Beyond Order

Understanding Jordan Peterson, Part III: Beyond Order

December 8, 2021

In this third talk on Jordan Peterson, we look at his most recent book Beyond Order, the sequel to his best-selling 12 Rules for Life. Through his personal suffering and through his interactions with many people on tour, his thinking is refined and clarified. We also look at his emphasis on maps and stories as sources of knowledge and meaning, and how might a Christian think about his newest contribution.

The Copyright for all material on the podcast is held by L'Abri Fellowship. We ask that you respect this by not publishing the material in full or in part in any format or post it on a website without seeking prior permission from L'Abri Fellowship. Also, note that not all views expressed in the lectures or in the discussion time necessarily represent the views of L'Abri Fellowship. © Canadian L'Abri 2020

 

Peter, Judas: Is it me? Practical Concerns over Predestination (Clarke Scheibe)

Peter, Judas: Is it me? Practical Concerns over Predestination (Clarke Scheibe)

November 20, 2021

Both Peter and Judas asked of Jesus, "Is it me?" after Jesus had told his disciples that one of them would betray him. This can be a question that can cause hand-wringing even today. Am I saved or am I not? Am I chosen? This talk deals particularly with 'theological fatalism' (or 'hyper-Calvinism') and the concerns that the doctrine of predestination bring up. While the doctrine of predestination often brings dread, the opposite is intended in Scripture. It is a doctrine, when properly understood, gives assurance and hope.

The Copyright for all material on the podcast is held by L'Abri Fellowship. We ask that you respect this by not publishing the material in full or in part in any format or post it on a website without seeking prior permission from L'Abri Fellowship. Also, note that not all views expressed in the lectures or in the discussion time necessarily represent the views of L'Abri Fellowship. © Canadian L'Abri 2020

Floodwaters: The Biblical Journey from Anxiety to Peace (Jez Carr)

Floodwaters: The Biblical Journey from Anxiety to Peace (Jez Carr)

October 25, 2021

There is a deep resonance between our feelings of anxiety and our fear of out-of-control water. We feel ‘overwhelmed’, ‘flooded’. This resonance was shared by the authors of Scripture, who depict floods, storms and towering waves within the emotional landscape of God’s people. In fact, the bible story is saturated with water imagery. We will explore how that offers us company within our struggles, hope within the story of God’s victory over them, and wisdom for how to handle them. 

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