L’Abri Canada
Reflections on Racism and the Gospel (Clarke Scheibe)

Reflections on Racism and the Gospel (Clarke Scheibe)

July 3, 2020

This is simply an introduction to the current discussion over racism in the USA. It first looks at black history in America and at how that informs current protests, and then looks at four views on how to respond: critical race theory, black conservatism, the simple gospel, and the whole gospel.

NOTE: This talk was recorded over Zoom on 19 June 2020 and includes the Q&A afterwards. The discussion focuses mostly on First Nations in Canada.

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 6 and the State of Faith (Clarke Scheibe)

Daniel 6 and the State of Faith (Clarke Scheibe)

May 8, 2020

In this final talk on the stories of Daniel, Clarke examines how this seemingly simple story about Daniel and the den of lions points us to think critically about the place of the Christian in a society that diminishes or denies freedoms of religion and conscience. Daniel 6 calls us to seek the flourishing of society, without being ensnared by its idolatry, by looking to God in all that one does and by entrusting one's life to the one who can raise to eternal life.

NOTE: This talk was recorded over Zoom and includes the Q&A afterwards.

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

(*NEW* version) Thy Kingdom Come - Is Social Justice the End Goal of Christanity? (Clarke Scheibe)

(*NEW* version) Thy Kingdom Come - Is Social Justice the End Goal of Christanity? (Clarke Scheibe)

April 26, 2020

This is a new and different version of the podcast under the same name. This was recorded at the annual L'Abri Conference in Rochester, MN, USA in Feb, 2020, hosted by Rochester L'Abri. 

In this talk, Clarke examines the cultural revolution of the 2000s that led many young evangelicals to despise the lack of social justice from traditional churches and led them inadvertently to abandon traditional faith. He then looks at how Critical Theory works in shaping not only their faith but also society in general. Finally he turns to see how the whole church might pursue social justice in light of the whole biblical witness.

NOTE: This recording includes the Q&A afterwards.

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

Is God in the Dark? A Look at Lament Psalms (Clarke Scheibe)

Is God in the Dark? A Look at Lament Psalms (Clarke Scheibe)

April 7, 2020

During times of darkness, those "dark nights of the soul," we feel that God is not with us. We may even feel that it is the opposite of faith. That God is distant. Yet what we discover in Scripture is a rich resource to say that it is not the opposite of faith but an experience even of the faithful, and even of Jesus himself. What does it mean that God is with us, Immanuel, in the dark?

This was recorded on Good Friday, 2018.

NOTE: This recording includes the open discussion afterwards.

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

The Church, Culture, and Change (Brett Cane)

The Church, Culture, and Change (Brett Cane)

March 17, 2020

Is Christ for or against culture? One of the greatest mistakes the Church makes over and over again is to misunderstand the relationship between the Church and the wider world or culture.  How do we hold together and relate the unchanging message to the changing world?  We will look at major “paradigm” shifts in the Western World that have had profound implications for the life of the Church and how we view our mission and ministry.  We will examine the resulting current situation of the Church and the challenges and opportunities to carry out our mission having been moved “to the margins.” 

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

Desire, Part 2: How Will Our Longings Be Fulfilled? (Liz Snell)

Desire, Part 2: How Will Our Longings Be Fulfilled? (Liz Snell)

February 24, 2020

In Desire, Part 1 we looked at how our desires can be reordered to bring us toward God. In Desire, Part 2 we'll discuss what kind of fulfillment we should expect for our desires, and what practices might help us live well with unmet longings.

NOTE: All recordings include the open discussion afterwards.

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

Revelation 1 and the Unimpeachable Rule of Christ (Andy Withrow)

Revelation 1 and the Unimpeachable Rule of Christ (Andy Withrow)

February 19, 2020

This talk is a straightforward biblical look at Revelation 1. The talk looks at how the apostle John speaks of Jesus as the Lord of history, standing over our past, our present, and our future. It is Jesus's voice that has the ability to drown out the deafening static noise of our age. 

NOTE: All recordings include the open discussion afterwards.

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 1 and Reflections on Identity Politics (Clarke Scheibe)

Daniel 1 and Reflections on Identity Politics (Clarke Scheibe)

February 5, 2020

The book of Daniel gives us a lens on how to think about contemporary issues. Daniel 1 leads us particularly to reflect on how to remain faithful as a Christian in the midst of being renamed and re-educated by ideology, whether ancient or modern. Identity politics, we find, is not that new.

NOTE: All recordings include the open discussion afterwards.

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

Desire, Part 1: How Can Our Longings Bring Us To God? (Liz Snell)

Desire, Part 1: How Can Our Longings Bring Us To God? (Liz Snell)

January 25, 2020

To desire is part of human experience. We often try to escape our desires or indulge them. But desire is a God-given force that, when ordered rightly, can bring us to Him. We will look at the purpose of desire and how it can be put to its proper use.

NOTE: All recordings include the open discussion afterwards.

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

Sexuality and Shame (Clarke Scheibe)

Sexuality and Shame (Clarke Scheibe)

January 18, 2020

With all the talk about sex with such nonchalance, one would suppose there is little shame. However in personal discussions, most people feel a deep sense of shame around sexuality for various reasons. This talk will examine how the Bible - perhaps a surprising source for some - offers us an honest and yet redemptive look at sex and shame.

NOTE: All recordings include the open discussion afterwards.

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