Rochester L’Abri Conference - 2020

February 14 & 15 at The Kahler Grand Hotel, Rochester, MN

For such a time as this....Grasping our Cultural Moment

Friday, February 14

8:00-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:05 Welcome

9:05-10:15 Last Call for Liberty: How America’s genius for Freedom has become its gravest ThreatOs Guinness

10:30-11:45 “A” Workshops
12:00-1:30 3 Course Lunch at the Kahler Hotel

2:00-3:15 Humanism: The History of a Seminal Idea John Hodges

3:30-4:45 “B” Workshops
5:00-7:00 Dinner on your own

7:00-8:15 I feel, therefore I am’ – Exploring the Affective Self Jim Paul

8:30-9:30 Concert: Hymn Sing with Ami Andersen

Saturday, February 15

8:00-9:00 Registration

9:00-10:15 Healing Political Polarization in America: Can Christians Help? Dick Keyes

10:30-11:45 “C” Workshops
12:00-1:30 3 Course Lunch at the Kahler Hotel

2:00-3:15 Thy Kingdom Come: Is Social Justice the End Goal of Christianity? Clarke Scheibe

3:30-4:45 “D” Workshops

5:00-6:15 Carpe Diem Redeemed: Discerning the Times, Seizing the DayOs Guinness

6:15 Closing Remarks

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What is a L'Abri Conference?

L'Abri is the French word for shelter. The L'Abri ministry was founded by Francis and Edith Schaeffer in 1955 to provide an environment where Christians and non-Christians could seek answers to questions about God and truth. Following in that tradition, a L'Abri Conference is an opportunity through lectures, discussions, and personal interaction, to feed and hone the mind in an effort to deepen one's understanding of what it means to be a Christian in our society. The on-campus housing and mealtimes are designed to facilitate an exchange of ideas among conferees and speakers.