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Rochester L'Abri Conference - 2018:

February 9&10, 2018 at Mayo Civic Center, Rochester, Minnesota

"For Glory and For Beauty: Creativity and the Christian"


We will again gather in the North Lobby of the Mayo Civic Center in downtown Rochester (directions).


We will be basing ourselves in three 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 ($85.00) at 1-888-Holiday - Use Group code "LAB" (directions)

Contact the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel ($119.00) at 1-507- 281-8000 (directions).

Contact the Hilton Garden Inn ($109.00) at 1-507- 285-1234 (directions).

Please make your hotel reservation booking by January 18th.

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

Workshop Descriptions:

There are 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 for Workshop 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 use the Eventbrite Online Registration page below (Please note that there are unavoidable additional fees associated with registering online and paying by credit card).


Bill Edgar - Created and Creating: A Mandate for Creativity and the Arts

John Hodges - Apollo, Dionysus, and Jesus: A Brief History of Western Aesthetics

Jerram Barrs - The Sources of Tolkein's Inspiration in his Sub-Creation of Middle Earth

Luci Shaw - Thumbprint in the Clay: Evidence for Divine Design, Purpose, and Grace

Denis Haack - Christians in the Dark: Creativity at the Movies

Robb Ludwick - 'That we might be truly human': Looking Back at Rookmaaker's Legacy and Looking Forward

Friday Night Concert with Ben Keyes and Ordinary Time


Sarah Chestnut, Anna Friedrich, Margie Haack, Keith Jones, Ben Keyes, Alison McGregor, Edith Reitsema, Ann Riggot, Clarke Scheibe, Philip Shorey, 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.