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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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The Forgotten Thomas Paine: The Father of Unbelief (Dr. Irving Hexham)

The Forgotten Thomas Paine: The Father of Unbelief (Dr. Irving Hexham)

October 19, 2021

Today Thomas Paine is remembered for his books Common Sense (1776) and The American Crisis (1776–1783) which made him the leading propagandist of the American Revolution and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. What is largely forgotten is his devastating attack on Christianity in The Age of Reason (1737-1809) and other writings and his key role in creating what many scholars call "the Victorian crisis of faith." This talk will examine Paine's criticism of Christianity and its influence on writers as diverse as Karl Marx (1818-1883), George Eliot (1819-1880), and Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) as well as Nazism in Germany.

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Being Religious but not Spiritual: Lessons from the life of King Saul (Clarke)

Being Religious but not Spiritual: Lessons from the life of King Saul (Clarke)

October 2, 2021

While it has been popular in the past to call one's self "spiritual but not religious," we also see people who are "religious but not spiritual." This is not just the legalistic person or "a fundamentalist." We can all fall into this category at times in our lives, perhaps looking to this spiritual practice or this tradition to bring us close to God. It is a hope that an external form will guarantee an internal transformation. This talk will look at this topic through the lens of King Saul's life as recorded in the biblical book, 1 Samuel, and draw lessons from his "religious but not spiritual" life.

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The Place of Wisdom: A Look at Job 28 (Clarke Scheibe)

The Place of Wisdom: A Look at Job 28 (Clarke Scheibe)

August 24, 2021

This is a look at Job 28, an unusual chapter. It is a calm reflection on the nature of humanity and wisdom in the midst of the torrent of argument and lament throughout the book of Job. What does this have to say to us about being human? How can humans be so powerful, intelligent, and adventurous, yet they cannot discover the meaning and wisdom of all these things? Is it all sound and fury signifying nothing? The Bible offers us a different answer, a valuable one during these chaotic days.

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Discoveries in the Book of Ruth (Brett Cane)

Discoveries in the Book of Ruth (Brett Cane)

July 13, 2021

In this talk, guest speaker Brett Cane examines the two key themes from the book, of God's sovereignty and of human character. God's sovereignty is revealed not through the miraculous but through the ordinary, and human character is revealed by faithfulness, dedication, resourcefulness and ingenuity, and what's more, by women, showing a unique perspective on the importance of women in God's plan.

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Steadfast Love: Developing a Secure Attachment with God (Liz Snell)

Steadfast Love: Developing a Secure Attachment with God (Liz Snell)

June 29, 2021

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 Christian Delusion, Part 4: Is Jesus not the Son of God? (Clarke Scheibe)

The Christian Delusion, Part 4: Is Jesus not the Son of God? (Clarke Scheibe)

June 14, 2021

This is the fourth talk in this series on Loftus's Christian Delusion. Here we deal with arguments against the historicity of Jesus. While the book looks primarily at "the myth of Christ," the talk focuses on three narratives - Christ as myth, Jesus as a failed prophet, and Jesus as resurrected Lord and Savior. (This was recorded on Zoom in Good Friday 2021.)

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Does the Christian Faith Fail? Part 3 - The Goodness of God and Animal Suffering (Clarke Scheibe)

Does the Christian Faith Fail? Part 3 - The Goodness of God and Animal Suffering (Clarke Scheibe)

May 27, 2021

This is the third talk in this series on Loftus's Christian Delusion. Here we deal with what Loftus refers to as the "Darwinian problem of evil," particularly in regard to animal suffering. Many evolutionists point to the evidence of animals suffering prior to human existence. How can this be? Can God be good if animals were created to suffer before the fall of humanity? Christians have offered several possible solutions to this question but are any of them sufficient? (This was recorded on Zoom in Feb 2021.)

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Does the Christian Faith Fail? Part 2 - The Bible (Clarke Scheibe)

Does the Christian Faith Fail? Part 2 - The Bible (Clarke Scheibe)

May 18, 2021

This is the second talk in this series on if the Christian faith fails as it has been claimed to do in John Loftus's The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails. In the first part, we looked at Loftus's "outsider test for faith." He with others now take aim not at Christian faith in general but now the Bible specifically. In it the book claims that the Bible is too scientifically inaccurate, too textually inconsistent, and too easily misinterpreted to be divinely inspired. How could Christians claim otherwise? (This was recorded on Zoom in Feb 2021.)

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Hope for the Pornified Imagination (Joshua Chestnut)

Hope for the Pornified Imagination (Joshua Chestnut)

April 12, 2021

We welcome our colleague Joshua Chestnut from Southborough L'Abri via Zoom to speak to us about how we might have hope when our imaginations have become "pornified." Discussion afterward included.

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