L’Abri Canada
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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Christian Hope, Part 1: Resurrection or Immortality? (Brett Cane)

Christian Hope, Part 1: Resurrection or Immortality? (Brett Cane)

August 25, 2020

Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 15:19, “If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied."  A large part of Christian hope is connected to our future existence beyond this life.  However, our concepts of the after-life can be somewhat fuzzy and confused and often unbiblical.  In this first of two lectures on "Christian Hope" (the second will be in the Fall), we will look first at questions of anxiety over death and the difficulty of understanding what lies beyond. Then we will examine the concept of resurrection in contrast to the immortality of the soul, what happens between death and resurrection, why we need resurrection bodies, what the resurrection body is like and how the Resurrection impacts us today in terms of Christian holiness and Christian mission.

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

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

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