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Fall Lecture Schedule 2013
all lectures begin at 8:00 pm and are held at
49 Lynbrook Road
Southborough, MA 01772
Sept. 13 Vine and Branches – What is a Christian’s Connection to Christ? I
Sept. 20 Christ, Our Creator: Learning to See Jesus in the Things He Has Made
Sept. 27 Vine and Branches – What is a Christian’s Connection to Christ? II
Oct. 4 Jip, Poetry and Living with Christ
Oct. 11 A Review of the book The End of Sexual Identity: Why Sex is Too Important to Define Who We Are by Jenell Williams Paris
Oct. 18 Listening to Ben Keyes’ newly released album The Last Laugh
Oct. 23 Film screening and discussion of Days of Heaven (dir. Terrence Malick, 1978)
*Wednesday evening at 8:00 PM
Oct. 25 Nature, Grace and Needs Worth Having: The Films of Terrence Malick, Then and Now
Nov. 1 “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors”: How Boundaries Help Us Flourish
Mary Frances Giles
Nov. 8 Recovering the Strangeness of our Familiar Redemption Story, Part III: The Cross
May 24 Same Sex Marriage – What is at Stake?
May 31 He has told you what is good... to love kindness
June 7 The Problem of Our Selves, I: A Sense of Other
June 14 Taking Comfort in the Foolishness of God
June 21 “Eustace read none of the right books…” C. S. Lewis on Reading
June 28 Recovering the Strangeness of Our Familiar Redemption Story, Part II: The Same Old Christmas Story
July 5 The Problem of Our Selves, II: Self-Interest
July 12 The Hospitality of God
July 19 The Problem of Our Selves, III: When the Self is the Foundation for Meaning
Jan. 18 Racial Reconciliation
Jan. 25 An Evening of Scottish Fiddle Music with Hanneke Cassel, Mike Block (cello), and Christopher Lewis (guitar)
Donations to the musicians will be welcome on the night.
Feb. 1 Gender Conflict in the Light of the Gospel
Feb. 8 Lecture canceled in anticipation of the upcoming snowstorm
Feb. 15 Can Republicans and Democrats Sit in the Same Pew?
Rev. Charlie Drew (Charlie is the pastor of Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in New York City)
*Feb. 18 The Eclipse of Biblical Narrative, 1648-2013: How Did We Get There and What Are We to Do?
Dr. Iain Provan (Iain is a professor of Old Testament at Regent College, Vancouver, BC)
*Note that this is a Monday evening!
Feb. 22 Whose Humility – Nietzsche or Jesus?
March 1 Recovering the Strangeness of our Familiar Redemption Story: Part 1
March 8 Goblins and Balrog and Orcs: Where Tolkien Found His Monsters and What He Did With Them
Dr. Matthew Dickerson (Matthew Dickerson is a professor at Middlebury College and prolific author)
March 15 Moving Out and Moving On: Why It’s Important to Run Away From Home
Mary Frances Giles
Autumn Lecture Schedule 2012
Sept. 14 The Creative Imagination and the Image of God
Sept. 21 Three Ways to See the World, I: Sentimentality
Sept. 28 Are We Better Off? What Indigenous Boat Building Can Tell Us About the Effects of the Industrial Revolution
Oct. 5 The Wisdom of Weaving and the Weaving of Wisdom
Oct. 12 Are Good Things Beautiful to Us? The Importance of Developing Moral Imagination
Oct. 19 Three Ways to See the World, II: Cynicism
Oct. 26 The Rise and Fall of Love-based Marriage, Part III: From the 1950’s to Today
Nov. 2 The Roots of Human Creativity in Genesis 1-2
Nov. 9 Three Ways to See the World, III: Gratitude
SPRING/SUMMER L’ABRI 2012
May 25 Reclaiming the Prodigal: Ministry and Understanding the Times We Live in
Rev. Dr. J. Anthony Lloyd
June 1 The Book of Job Speaks Today
June 8 Tempted in Every Way: Reflections on the Temptation of Jesus
June 15 The Rise and Fall of Love-Based Marriage, Part I: 12th to 19th Century Europe
June 22 Please note the change: A Film viewing and discussion on "Stranger Than Fiction"
June 29 “How Good and Pleasant it is…”: The Apologetic Value of Christian Unity
July 6 The Rise and Fall of Love-Based Marriage, Part II: From the Puritans to the Victorians in America
July 13 “The Dwarfs are for the Dwarfs”: C. S. Lewis on Skepticism
July 20 Searching for the Blessings of Religion – Without God