L'Abri Rochester Conference 2013:
February 8th & 9th 2013
"Every Tribe and Nation: Crossing Divides with the Gospel of Reconciliation."
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Rochester L'Abri Conference – 2013
When: February 8 & 9, 2013
Where: The Kahler Grand Hotel, Rochester, MN
What: "Every Tribe & Nation....."
Why: Crossing Divides with the Gospel of Reconciliation
The 2013 Conference theme follows somewhat logically from last year's theme of Creation, where reaffirmation of our common origins 'in Adam' and our creation in the Image of God provides a basis for the equal value and dignity of all peoples. This is of course reinforced by the eschatological vision of Rev 5&7 where 'every, tribe and tongue and people and nation' gather before the throne. We will follow loosely the flow of Galatians 3:28 for the Plenary addresses and hope to cover some of the major dividing lines that plague us, looking at them through the lens of the Gospel of reconciliation.
Fri AM – Jerram Barrs – The Equal Dignity of All Human Persons
Fri PM – Mardi Keyes – Gender Conflict in light of the Gospel
Fri Eve – Dick Keyes – Race & Redemption
Sat AM – Denis Haack – Reconciliation in Film: Stories of Breaches and Bridges
Sat PM – Richard Winter – Sexual 'Orientation' – Rights, Redemption and Reconciliation
Sat Eve – Rodolfo Souza – Whose Wealth, Which Poverty? Rethinking the creation and spread of Wealth and Justice
Sol Winner & Joy Giver
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Rage Against the Machine: Would someone please tell me what it means to be a human person?
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At times it seems as though we have become cogs in a machine - even if we might fancy ourselves as rather successful cogs. There are forces at play - whether social, political or economic - that diminish our capacity to be human and that dehumanise us. Both individually and communally, we have lost touch with what "humanhood" truly means. This conference explores a Biblical perspective on what it means to be a healthy person, what human goodness and human flourishing might look like, and how we can reconnect with the fullness of what it means to be alive.
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.