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Rochester L'Abri Conference - 2016:

February 12 & 13, 2016

"Finding Truth: Apologetics in a Secular Age"

Please note that the conference venue has changed and we will not be at the Kahler Hotel this year. Instead we will gather in the North Lobby of the Mayo Civic Center in downtown Rochester.

We will be basing ourselves in two downtown Hotels within 10 minutes walk via the Skyway to the Civic Center. We have received very good Conference room rates.
Contact the Downtown Holiday Inn ($75.00) at 1-888-Holiday - Use Group code "LAB"        
Contact the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton ($109.00) at 1-507-281-8000.
Please make your hotel reservation booking by January 21st.

Further details can be found in the brochure. Click Here to Download Brochure.

Workshop Descriptions:

This year we are making more detailed descriptions of the workshops available online (there is limited space on the brochure for this information). We hope this will aid you in deciding on your workshop choices.

Click Here to Download Descriptions


To Register by Mail and pay by Check: – Please Download the PDF brochure, complete the Registration Form, and mail it along with your check as indicated on the brochure.


To Register Online and pay by Credit Card: – Please proceed to our Online Registration page (Please note that there are unavoidable additional fees associated with registering online and paying by credit card). Eventbrite - FINDING TRUTH - Apologetics in a Secular Age


9-10:15am Unmasking the Grand Deceptions: The Case for Apologetics - Andrew Fellows
2:00-3:15 What is Cultural Apologetics? - Dick Keyes
7:00-8:15pm Apologists in Athens: Finding Truth among the Pagans - Doug Groothuis
8:30-9:30pm Classical Guitar Concert - Alyssa Catlin

9-10:15am Finding Truth: Biblical Apologetics in a Secular Age - Nancy Pearcey
2-3:15pm The Search for Truth in Psychology and Counseling - Richard Winter
5-6:15pm In Search of Knowledge: Is there a Destinaton or Just a Journey? - Greg

Mark Chavalas, Denis Haack, Margie Haack, John Mason Hodges, Ben Keyes, Henry Lawrence, Bruce Little, Ron Lutjens, Marvin Padgett, Tim Padgett, A.J. Poelarends, Clarke Scheibe, Larry Snyder, Mike Sugimoto

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.