Evening lecture fall 2019

Richard Bradford lectured this Friday on a topic relevant to many of us. When we express doubt to fellow believers, this is often met with pat responses, for various reasons. This seems to be a pity, when doubt can play a part in reasonable  questioning.

Doubt is not in contrast to belief, but an intricate part of it. As a eyewitness responded to Christ: “I believe. Help my unbelief”.

Evening lectures are held once each season, to open our door to the wider community in our region. Next event will be held in the winter term of 2020.

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Insulation project in one of the old chalets

Exposed outer wall – cracks filled with organic fibre. Insulation measured and mounted.

Old compromised wind paper being removed. Notice the gate beam spoke on which a barn door used to turn.

Old newspaper used to fill cracks and block draft. Dated 1942.

Birds, mice and here wasps penetrating the old wind paper.

Hydrometric wind blocker mounted.

Refitting the inner wall. Three more rooms to go.

Nashville L’Abri event

This coming July, our dear friends Dave and Anna from the Southborough L’Abri, will be lecturing at the Nashville L’Abri conference!

If you’re unable to take time to visit L’Abri for a longer time, this conference (plus the one in Rochester every February) is a great opportunity to get a feel of what it’s like.

If you’ve been to L’Abri before, this is a great chance to revisit the salty atmosphere of engaging discussion on contemporary, difficult topics.

It’s also a chance to meet and talk with some current L’Abri heavy weights. See a line-up of the topics below.

Conference site here. Facebook page here.

Subjects:

  • Sexuality
    • Bodies with Meaning: Christianity’s Liberating Sex Ethic
    • What Does the Bible Have to Tell Us About Sexual Harassment and #MeToo?
    • Cultivating a Hopeful Imagination in a Pornified Culture
  • Relationships
    • Becoming Less Fragile: Self-control as Inner Dominion
    • How to be a Better Lover: Attention in a Distracted World
    • Staying Human in a Smartphone Culture
    • Living with Loss, Legos, and Laundry
    • Living with Contradictory Expectations: A Meditation on “Let it Go” and Other Inspirational Breakup Songs
    • Grief and Anger: Appropriate Responses at the Tomb of Lazarus, in Dylan Thomas’ Poem “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night”, and in Our Own Lives
  • Community
    • America’s Polarized Politics: Can Christians have a Redemptive Role?
    • The Ark of Speech: How Far Does Our Hospitality Go?
    • Pursuing Freedom in a Culture of Choice
    • Early Peacemaking: Can Conflict be Outmaneuvered Before it Starts?
  • Student hallway renovation

    Long overdue, the Bellevue student hallway is getting an overhaul. Sanded at the long stretch and new carpet for the mid and helper section.

    We wondered whether we needed new floorboards, but discovered, that the hardwood floor underneath was in healthy condition. It needed some care along cracks and gaps, but really ads flavour and life to the busy space.

    Rather than a extensive take, we opted for a lighter sanding, allowing the grain to stand out in a “raw” fashion:

    We hope to push forward with more renovation of the dear old house. It needs all the love it can get 🙂

    Strong, but homey carpet carefully put in place, by the help of a skilled student.