We just started our Summer Term, excited with the nature around us "exploding" again! The orchards getting full and green, flowers in blossom, butterflies coming back :)
Our theme weekends are also back, every two weeks, with a new lecture on the Saturday morning, 11 a.m.
The lecture is free, and if you want to stay for lunch the cost is €5. Anyone who wants to come for the whole weekend is certainly welcome: there is (as always) a talk on Friday night, a film on Saturday evening, and a small service on Sunday. Staying for the weekend costs €40.
Here's the list of all the coming lectures of this term. We're also attaching an image that you can keep in your phone with the dates, and our update - if you want to receive it through e-mail every 3 months, please subscribe in our home page.
Oh, and they are all also in the program page: www.labri.nl/program
Hope you find some that interests you! To come - either just for the lecture, or the whole weekend - please subscribe through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Technology and Spirituality
Is there a coherence between the digital and the spiritual?
This lecture will be given in Dutch, but an English
On this long weekend we are going to get to work on various projects in our woods, in the gardens and around the house. Friday and Saturday are work days, with a talk on Friday evening, a film on Saturday evening, and a small service on Sunday. The weekend is free, but come prepared to roll up your sleeves and work hard!
Who do people say we are: the representation of Christians in Pop Culture
Have you ever heard about Ned Flanders from The Simpsons? What about The Bishop from Les Misérables? In this lecture, we are going to analyze these and many other - so-called - "Christian Characters" in Pop Culture. From mocking to admiration, from hypocrites to heroes, we are going to see what is behind these characters, what society thinks about Christians, and why knowing these things is important for us to impact people with the Gospel. This lecture will be given in English, but a Dutch translation will be available.
The Uniqueness of Europe
In the worldwide conflict between autocracy and democracy, do we have to choose between the two? Or is there a third way? With attention for the background of the war in Ukraine. This lecture will be given in Dutch, but an English translation will be available.
Let’s Hear It for Stress!
We already know a lot about how unhealthy stress can be for our bodies, emotions and spirits. But has our concern gone too far, so that we think we should have no stress at all? Can some stress be good for us? The biblical vision is more holistic than we realize! This lecture will be given in Dutch, but an English translation will be available.
Care for the Climate: Crisis and Hope
Jaël van der Woude
What are the different underlying thought patterns which have made it difficult for us to deal well with climate problems? And what is the Christian response?