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L'Abri Lectures at Covenant College - 2017

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Covenant College

14049 Scenic Highway

Lookout Mountain, GA 30750

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Covenant College is pleased to host the L’Abri Lectures—an open time of honest questions and honest answers about the Christian faith. The lectures will take place on October 28, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


In the 1960s and '70s, Covenant College hosted L’Abri Conferences on campus, welcomed Francis Schaeffer to speak in chapel, and maintained a close tie with many members of the L’Abri community. L'Abri is a French word that means "shelter," and L'Abri communities are study centers in Europe, Asia, and North and South America, where Christian and non-Christian individuals have the opportunity to seek answers to honest questions about God and the significance of human life.


Last year, the College reunited with L’Abri to form the inaugural L’Abri Lectures event at Covenant College—we were overwhelmed by the response and gladdened by the stories we heard about how much it benefited those who took part.


This year's event will again include three lectures followed by time for questions and discussion. Read on for more information about each of the three lectures and register today to join us! Lunch will be provided at the event along with morning and afternoon tea, coffee, and refreshments.


Venue: The L'Abri Lectures will be delivered at Covenant College, on the top of Lookout Mountain, GA, just ten minutes from Chattanooga, TN.


Men and women of all ages are invited to attend the event, although no childcare will be provided.



LECTURERS

Pictured left to right - Jock McGregor, Mary Frances Giles, Jay D. Green


"In, Out, Of? - Evangelicals Uneasy Engagement with Culture" - Jock McGregor

Jock McGregor, together with his wife Alison, directs the Rochester branch of L'Abri. The arrived in Minnesota 17 years ago after working for ten years with L'Abri in England. Jock, who grew up in Africa, has a B.Sc undergraduate degree and a M.Div. from Regent College in Vancouver, Canada. Jock has lectured widely on many topics that bear on the relationship between Christianity and contemporary culture.

“Living with Longing in a Fallen World” - Mary Frances Giles

Mary Frances Giles has worked at L’Abri Fellowship in Southborough, MA since 2010. A native of Chattanooga, TN, she has lived in the greater Boston area for over 20 years. Mary Frances earned a B.S.Ed. from the University of Georgia, and an M.S. from Boston University. Her areas of interest at L’Abri include pop culture, community life, food/hospitality, and the arts.

“Burn it Down!”: The Contemporary Crisis of Institutions and Why it Matters - Dr. Jay D. Green

Jay Green is Professor of History at Covenant College where he has served on faculty since 1998. His research and writing explore the intersection between Christianity, intellectual life, and modern culture. For many years, Green was history editor for the quarterly journal Christian Scholar's Review. He has also been an active leader in the Conference on Faith and History, a national professional organization for Christian historians. He is a ruling elder at St. Elmo Presbyterian Church in the same Chattanooga, Tennessee neighborhood where he lives with his wife Beth Ann and their three children. His oldest, Lucy, is a sophomore at Covenant.



LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS

Covenant College is a short, 10-15 minute drive from Chattanooga, TN, providing a wealth of affordable accommodations, should you choose to stay in the area overnight.

Country Inn and Suites
3725 Modern Industries Blvd.
Tiftonia, TN 37419
423.825.6100
*Ask for Covenant College rates

Holiday Inn Express
3710 Modern Industries Parkway
Tiftonia, TN 37419
423.424.0125
Ask for Covenant College rate (20% discount)
(Exit 175 from I-24)

Clarion Inn
3641 Cummings Highway
Chattanooga, TN 37419
423.821.5500
(Exit 174 from I-24)
*Ask for Covenant College rates

DoubleTree Chattanooga Downtown
407 Chestnut Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
423.756.5150




FAQs

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
All ages are welcome but require a ticket for admission. No childcare is provided. Students are required to show a valid high school or college ID along with their student ticket.

What are my parking options at the event?
Free parking is available to all participants.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can email labrilectures@covenant.edu with any questions or give us a call at 706-419-1121.

Can I update my registration information?
Absolutely! Send a quick email to labrilectures@covenant.edu with your updated registration information.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
We'd recommend you bring your printed ticket to the event, but we will also have a registration list to work from at the registration table.

What is the refund policy?
All tickets are refundable up to seven days before the event date.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Yes! Although all student tickets must be accompanied by a valid high school or college ID.

Is this event accessible for people with disabilities?
The facility is wheelchair accessible. If you have any other accessibility concerns, please send us a quick note at labrilectures@covenant.edu.

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