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Covenant College Hosts Third Annual L’Abri Lectures

The College is pleased to announce that the third annual L’Abri Lectures will take place on September 29, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The lectures are open to all ages, although no childcare will be provided. General admission is $35 and student admission is $5 with a valid student ID. Visit the event registration page for event details and to register now.


L’Abri was founded by Francis Schaeffer in Switzerland in 1955 as a residential study center where Christians and non-Christians had the opportunity to seek answers to honest questions about God and humanity. Today, L’Abri continues to provide this opportunity to people in Europe, Asia, and America.


Covenant College has had ties with L’Abri Fellowship for decades now. In 2016, the College reunited with L’Abri to form the inaugural L’Abri Lectures event at Covenant College. Since the first lecture series in 2016, we’ve heard countless stories of how the L’Abri lectures at Covenant College encouraged and impacted those who attended.


The lectures are designed to invite the audience to consider challenging ideas that encourage growth in their faith. Previous years’ lectures explored topics such as Christian hospitality, human identity, cultural blindness, and more. This year’s featured speakers are Clarke Scheibe, Dr. Amy Bagby, and Dr. Zack Eswine.


Clarke Scheibe is the director of L'Abri Fellowship in Victoria, B.C. He and his wife Julia have been a part of L'Abri in Canada for 11 years and they are grateful to have two young children. He received a BLA from the University of Mississippi and a MDiv from Regent College in Vancouver.


Dr. Amy Bagby holds the position of Assistant Professor of Education at Covenant College. She received her B.A. in Elementary Education from Covenant College, M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Mercer University. Currently she In addition to academic work, Amy is a wife and mother and treasures the opportunity to foster each of these callings.


Dr. Zack Eswine received an MDiv from Covenant Theological Seminary and his PhD from Regent University. He is the lead pastor of Riverside Church (EPC) in Webster Groves, Missouri, and director of homiletics at Covenant Theological Seminary. He is the author of several books and is well known for his ability to communicate the gospel to audiences in a wide variety of contexts. Most recently, he joined the Francis Schaeffer Institute at Covenant Theological Seminary as the scholar-in-residence. He and his wife Jessica have three children and live in Webster Groves, Missouri.