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Lectures old and new from workers and guest lecturers at English L'Abri, a residential study center and community open to guests seeking a welcoming place to ask life’s many questions. For more information, visit englishlabri.org

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Lectures old and new from workers and guest lecturers at English L'Abri, a residential study center and community open to guests seeking a welcoming place to ask life’s many questions. For more information, visit englishlabri.org

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    Worldview and Culture: Rethinking our Categories (Josué Reichow)

    Worldview and Culture: Rethinking our Categories (Josué Reichow)

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    The concept of worldview has become widely used by many of us and certainly within L’Abri. In this lecture, Josué looks at the origins of this concept and some of the critiques of its uses, attempting to respond to them, reassessing how and why we employ this term, especially as we engage with culture.

    For more lectures, visit the L'Abri Ideas Library at labriideaslibrary.org. The library contains over one thousand lectures and discussions that explore questions about the reality and relevance of Christianity. We ask you to respect the copyright for this audio file which belongs to L’Abri Fellowship. Please note that views expressed in the lecture and discussion times do not necessarily represent the views of L’Abri Fellowship.

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    • 1 hr 38 min
    Imagining the New Creation

    Imagining the New Creation

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    Jim looks at visions of the new creation in art and literature as a way of helping us imagine the good life, both now and not yet.

    You can view the slides for this lecture here: https://bit.ly/3EtMFYJ

    For more lectures, visit the L'Abri Ideas Library at labriideaslibrary.org. The library contains over one thousand lectures and discussions that explore questions about the reality and relevance of Christianity. We ask you to respect the copyright for this audio file which belongs to L’Abri Fellowship. Please note that views expressed in the lecture and discussion times do not necessarily represent the views of L’Abri Fellowship.

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    • 1 hr 46 min
    The Great Dance: C.S. Lewis and the Discarded Image of Medieval Hierarchy

    The Great Dance: C.S. Lewis and the Discarded Image of Medieval Hierarchy

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    Our culture views power and authority with the greatest of suspicion. Exploring The Divine Comedy, Romance of the Rose and The Consolation of Philosophy by way of Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra and That Hideous Strength, Caleb Woodbridge look at how Lewis in The Discarded Image and the medieval tradition can help us not simply assert the truth of a Biblical view of authority, but see and live out its beauty and goodness.

    For more lectures, visit the L'Abri Ideas Library at labriideaslibrary.org. The library contains over one thousand lectures and discussions that explore questions about the reality and relevance of Christianity. We ask you to respect the copyright for this audio file which belongs to L’Abri Fellowship. Please note that views expressed in the lecture and discussion times do not necessarily represent the views of L’Abri Fellowship.

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    • 1 hr 49 min
    Towards Maturity (Part 2): How do we begin to grow?

    Towards Maturity (Part 2): How do we begin to grow?

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    In Part 1, Joel defined and unpacked what maturity looks like through the lenses of relationship and responsibility. This lecture offers a new model of growth in Christ - ‘The Abiding Apprenticeship’ and tries to answer three basic questions:   

    Why do we have trouble getting started on the road to maturity?

    What in life does push us towards maturity?

    What are our primary barriers to maturity?

    For more lectures, visit the L'Abri Ideas Library at labriideaslibrary.org. The library contains over one thousand lectures and discussions that explore questions about the reality and relevance of Christianity. We ask you to respect the copyright for this audio file which belongs to L’Abri Fellowship. Please note that views expressed in the lecture and discussion times do not necessarily represent the views of L’Abri Fellowship.

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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Life Among The Deathworks

    Life Among The Deathworks

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    Sociologist Philip Rieff said ‘No culture has ever preserved itself where there is not a registration of sacred order’. What does that mean for 21st Century Western culture? What do we call ’sacred’ and what kind of culture, if any, are we cultivating?

    For more lectures, visit the L'Abri Ideas Library at labriideaslibrary.org. The library contains over one thousand lectures and discussions that explore questions about the reality and relevance of Christianity. We ask you to respect the copyright for this audio file which belongs to L’Abri Fellowship. Please note that views expressed in the lecture and discussion times do not necessarily represent the views of L’Abri Fellowship.

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    • 1 hr 44 min
    Cynicism and Romanticism, Ways we avoid Reality Part II—Pathways to Maturity

    Cynicism and Romanticism, Ways we avoid Reality Part II—Pathways to Maturity

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    In part I, Marsh described how we become cynical or romantic to avoid the pain of reality. In part II we will ask how we get beyond cynicism and romanticism to begin the journey to encounter the real.

    For more lectures, visit the L'Abri Ideas Library at labriideaslibrary.org. The library contains over one thousand lectures and discussions that explore questions about the reality and relevance of Christianity. We ask you to respect the copyright for this audio file which belongs to L’Abri Fellowship. Please note that views expressed in the lecture and discussion times do not necessarily represent the views of L’Abri Fellowship.

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    • 1 hr 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

UnhappyTAMuser ,

Thank you L’Abri

I have fond memories of spending very brief moments of time at Gretham. My truest connection is with Ellis Potter. I have found many of these lectures extremely potent and often remedies to the current and very strange cultural climate. Thank you ever so much for the production team for putting these up here.

I’m sure it’s very difficult, but is there any way in increasing the volume of the questions in the Q&A or for future for people to have a mic?

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