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Hello all!

Before every new term we send around our update!

In it we share a bit of a lookback to the past months and term.

But, specially, we annouce the new upcoming lectures and program.

We print it and post it to hundreds of addresses around the Netherlands.

Also digitally. By the way, if you receive it as paper and prefer to start receiving only the digital format, let us know! Send an e-mail to, with your complete name and address. The opposite is also valid: you would like to receive the printed format? Share with us your name and address. The same if you don't receive any! :)

But if you're curious now, no need to wait! You can download here the newest update, to our Fall Term 2023.

update 9 fall 2023 FINAL
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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:

Hope you find some that interests you! To come - either just for the lecture, or the whole weekend - please subscribe through


21 May

Technology and Spirituality

Henk Reitsema

Is there a coherence between the digital and the spiritual?

This lecture will be given in Dutch, but an English

26-29 May


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!

04 June

Who do people say we are: the representation of Christians in Pop Culture

Arthur Metz

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.

18 June

The Uniqueness of Europe

Wim Rietkerk

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.

02 July

Let’s Hear It for Stress!

Robb Ludwick

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.

16 July

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?

Update 5 zomer 2022
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After some requests we have printed a couple of copies of our latest Cookbook. Also a publication made in November 2021, when we celebrated the 50th anniversary of dutch L'abri. This little book gathers 53 recipes - from starters to desserts - some of the most "famous", repeated or celebrated dishes in these past years :)

You can access the online version through this link:

Or purchase the print version here at L'abri, with a cost of 7,50 euro or 10 euro including delivery. Mail us with your details and address in this case.

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