Smuggling Jesus Back Into the Church: A Reformation Manifesto (Andrew Fellows)

June 3, 2017

When the integrity of Christianity becomes eroded and compromised, reformation is an inevitability. In light of the 500-year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, this talk explores why the history of the church follows this pattern and imagines what reformation might look like today.

A lecture given by Andrew Fellows at English L'Abri on 2 June, 2017. Andrew is director of Christian Heritage, a study centre community serving Cambridge. Andrew was the former chairman of L'Abri International Fellowship and director of English L'Abri from 1995-2015.


Baptism and the Body (Alastair Roberts)

May 26, 2017

Christians, even those who say much about ‘incarnational’ faith, can say surprisingly little about the way that God claims our bodies. This lecture explores the intensely bodily character of baptism as a pledge and seal that anticipates future resurrection, adoption, and the redemption of our bodies.

A lecture given by Alastair Roberts (PhD, Durham University) at English L'Abri on 26 May, 2017. Alastair writes in the areas of biblical theology and ethics, but frequently trespasses beyond these bounds. He participates in the weekly Mere Fidelity podcast, blogs at Alastair’s Adversaria, and tweets at @zugzwanged.


‘Those Human Nests’: Vincent Van Gogh’s Search for Home (Lindsey Patton)

May 19, 2017

This lecture discusses the life and work of Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh as seen through the lens of his deep longing—expressed in his letters and art—for a place to call home.

A lecture given by Lindsey Patton (L'Abri Worker) at English L'Abri on 19 May, 2017. For more information, visit and for more L'Abri lectures, visit the L'Abri Ideas Library.