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When Spiritual Heroes Fail Us (Clarke Scheibe)

When Spiritual Heroes Fail Us (Clarke Scheibe)

January 15, 2021

This past February, it was discovered that Jean Vanier, an important figure in Canada and around the world, and who many had considered a living saint, had over the decades taken advantage of six vulnerable women. How are we to understand such an incongruity? How are we to respond when our trust is betrayed, and our confidence is lost in the power of the gospel itself? We will look at how we can reflect and respond when our spiritual heroes fail us. 

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Sports and Faith: A Conversation with Donna Hornibrook

Sports and Faith: A Conversation with Donna Hornibrook

December 8, 2020

A classic podcast style! For this episode, we are posting an interview rather than a talk with discussion. I (Clarke) discuss with Donna Hornibrook, a former field hockey player and coach, inducted into Halls of Fame for both, about sports and Christian faith. Then we opened it up to those present to ask their questions. Enjoy!

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The Birds and The Bees: The Biblical View of Sexuality, Parts 1 - 2 (Clarke Scheibe)

The Birds and The Bees: The Biblical View of Sexuality, Parts 1 - 2 (Clarke Scheibe)

November 28, 2020

In this talk, Clarke looks at a biblical view of sexuality - that is, marriage, family, and singleness - in light of the contemporary battles around sexuality and gender - that is, the battle being waged between nature and freedom. While one may not be persuaded by the biblical view, one should take it seriously and deal with its implications for society.

NOTE: This was recorded on Zoom, with the discussion included.

Please listen in light of this talk...

Clarke Scheibe, "Sexuality and Shame"

Jim Paul, "Surfing the Wave: Rapid Cultural Change and the Transgender Agenda"

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Plague and the Human Heart: What Can We Learn from Pandemics Past (Liz Snell)

Plague and the Human Heart: What Can We Learn from Pandemics Past (Liz Snell)

November 9, 2020

As the Covid-19 pandemic wears on, most of us have been shaken in unprecedented ways by the global upheaval. However, pandemics have a long history and we have much to learn from the past. From early plagues in the Roman Empire to the medieval Black Death, pandemics have been a means of revealing what lies beneath the surface in society and human hearts. What might this history reveal to us about life in a pandemic today? How can we act in ways that encourage more humanity, not less?.

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

Recovering the Positive Doctrine of Sin (Clarke Scheibe)

Recovering the Positive Doctrine of Sin (Clarke Scheibe)

October 31, 2020

The doctrine of sin is perennially disliked and mocked, yet within this doctrine, we see the seeds of the gospel. What might it mean to recover this doctrine as something positive to proclaim to a society in desperate need for a profound diagnosis and solution.

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Beyond Tolerance: Welcoming the Other (Liz Snell)

Beyond Tolerance: Welcoming the Other (Liz Snell)

October 22, 2020

We live an age where people are more and more suspicious of, and even violent toward, anyone who doesn't share their views. We often speak of the need for tolerance, but this can become a way of still keeping people at arm's length. What does it mean to truly engage with people we disagree with or may even be scared of? This lecture will explore the Christian call to hospitality toward the stranger.

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Science and the Bible, Part 2 Q&A with Frank Stootman

Science and the Bible, Part 2 Q&A with Frank Stootman

October 17, 2020

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Science and the Bible (Frank Stootman)

Science and the Bible (Frank Stootman)

October 17, 2020

We welcomed guest speaker Dr. Frank Stootman (PhD, physics), our colleague from Australian L'Abri, via Zoom, to speak on the relationship between science and the Bible. This is an exploration of Genesis and the Bible with the subtext that all truth is God's truth.

*NOTE*: This was recorded on Zoom. There is also a high resolution video of this talk HERE. On this YouTube clip, you will be able to see Dr. Frank Stootman's visuals. Q&A will be a separate episode.

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What Did Jesus Save Us For? (Clarke Scheibe)

What Did Jesus Save Us For? (Clarke Scheibe)

October 1, 2020

In this talk, Clarke explores the biblical view of salvation. Often to say one is 'saved' can create notions of people huddled away, awaiting an eternity that seems overwhelming and boring. Yet the Bible points to a salvation that calls us to become engaged in culture because of what Christ had accomplished through the cross and resurrection. We are not just saved from sin but saved for a renewed cultural agency.

NOTE: This was recorded alongside Zoom. Q&A is included.

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

Basic Foundations for Prayer (Brittney Salverda)

Basic Foundations for Prayer (Brittney Salverda)

September 24, 2020

Guest speaker Brittney Salverda speaks on four aspects of prayer. While there are more, these foundational aspects are seen in Scripture, and as we reflect on them, give us more encouragement to speak and hear from the God who is truly there.

NOTE: This was recorded alongside Zoom. Q&A is included.

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

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