- The Social Construction of Reality (Peter Berger and Thomas Luckmann)
- The Abolition of Man (C.S. Lewis)
The third and final talk from our summer day conference on the Bible. Printed materials from the event are available at this link. This is a partial recording of a longer, interactive session.
The second of three talks from our summer day conference on the Bible. Printed materials from the event are available at this link.
For further study:
- Jesus and the Eyewitnesses (Richard Bauckham)
- How We Got the Bible (Neil R. Lightfoot)
- The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable? (F. F. Bruce)
- The Historical Reliability of the Gospels (Craig Blomberg)
The first of three talks from our summer day conference on the Bible. Printed materials from the event are available at this link.
For further study:
- Scripture and the Authority of God (N.T. Wright)
- Words of Life: Scripture as the Living and Active Word of God (Timothy Ward)
- Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament (Christopher J.H. Wright)
Additionally, you can find the two videos from The Bible Project played during this talk at the links below:
Saint Augustine once wrote, 'For when we ask whether someone is a good man, we are not asking what he believes, or hopes, but what he loves.’ This lecture explores the primacy of love in the Christian life by encouraging the cultivation of a love for God which deepens our enjoyment of God’s good gifts.
- You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit (James K.A. Smith)
- Making Sense of God: An Invitation to the Sceptical (Tim Keller), particularly the fourth chapter, ‘A Satisfaction That is Not Based on Circumstances’
- The Confessions (St. Augustine)
- ’The Making of Modernity’ (Andrew Fellows), available at the L'Abri Ideas Library
The present time is filled with an incredible amount of options in practically every aspect of life. Our job is to choose—to exercise our abilities to understand, analyse, and decide. This lecture discusses how we arrived at a time of such abundant choice and explores the consequences of this reality for our daily lives.
For further reading:
The modern world is desperate to live and to die. Medicine has never been more able to prolong and protect life, yet many are equally determined to end their lives. This lecture explores the effects of psychological trauma on a person’s relationship to life and death, the place of shame in suicide and self-harm, and what can be done to help those who are suffering.
‘Let Justice Roll Down’: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Black Lives Matter Movement (Mary McCampbell)
This lecture focuses on the circumstances that gave rise to the #BlackLivesMatter movement, as well as the American evangelical church’s response to both the racial climate of the USA and the Black Lives Matter movement.
A lecture given by Mary McCampbell (Assosciate Professor of Humanities, Lee University, USA) at English L'Abri on 14 July, 2017. For more information, visit labri.org/england and for more L'Abri lectures, visit the L'Abri Ideas Library.
Having previously explored the Dutch Christian philosopher Herman Dooyeweerd's context, critique of modernity, and philosophical anthropology, this lecture discusses his understanding of Western cultural development with a particular focus on his unique philosophy of history and concept of the religious ground motive.
The philosopher Alvin Plantinga recently wrote, “There is superficial conflict but deep concord between science and theistic religion, but superficial concord and deep conflict between science and naturalism.” Both Christianity and Judaism rely on Biblical passages to describe the way God acts in the world. This lecture develops an approach to reading these texts that is generally in line with Plantinga’s insight.
For further reading:
- The God of Miracles: An Exegetical Examination of God's Action in the World (C. John Collins)
- Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism (Alvin Plantinga)