Swiss L'Abri

Swiss L'Abri

By Swiss L'Abri
Podcast of the lectures and conversations occurring at L'Abri Fellowship Switzerland
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Imagination and Hope – Aaron Fortune
Our imaginations are things that we talk about a lot, but sometimes its hard to take them seriously. We will look at how they are important to our lives and their role in our ability to see hope or despair in situations. Also, there a discussion about Hume, Kant, and some assorted poets if that's interesting to you.
32:58
July 6, 2020
Irony, Cynicism & Hope -- Richard Bradford
We live in a society that many of us feel leaves much to be improved. As we are trying to imagine a better world, we can get trapped and discouraged. We can become cynical and even hateful. This is all the more frustrating when hatred is one of the things that we are trying to fight against. There are no easy answers to this, but the ideas in this lecture can be helpful reminders when thinking of these things.
35:17
June 29, 2020
Describing Joy - Amelia Lind
What is the meaning of joy in our lives, and how does it differ from happiness and pleasure? Could it be more? Amelia Lind explores this question and works towards creating a description of joy, something which so often escapes words.
29:14
June 22, 2020
Coping with Depression by Prisca Sandri
  This episode is the personal reflection of former worker Prisca Sandri  on her depression and how she advises others who also struggle.
1:11:30
June 15, 2020
Resources for Grappling with Suffering (Interview with Katrina Fortune)
In this episode we have an interview discussing the topic of suffering. This includes reviews of a couple of books on the topic and also a discussion of things that can (or not) help when times are tough. 
45:40
June 1, 2020
A Sociological Approach to Doubt/De-conversion by John Marriott
This week we are pulling out a lecture that was given last summer by one of our guest lecturers, Dr. John Marriott. Professor Marriott teaches at Biola University and has done some very interesting work on the sociology of religion. This lecture addresses what he has discovered through studying the reasons people have left the Christian faith. For more info about Dr. Marriott and his work check out his website https://www.johnmarriott.org/.
1:07:27
May 22, 2020
Boredom by Richard Bradford
Discuss lecture at http://swisslabri.org/2020/05/11/podcast-boredom-bradford/ Why are we so bored? What does this mean for us  spiritually?  How do we respond to boredom and where does it come from?  In this lecture we begin to try to grapple with answers to these questions.
42:01
May 6, 2020
Authenticity by Richard Bradford
Lecture on authenticity and self-expression in dialog with the ideas of the Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor.
1:03:28
February 15, 2020