Christian Community as Leaven for the World

In this course Christian Community as Leaven for the World, Leah Libresco will explore how to build up Christian community through simple acts of love and friendship, showing why community is so important to the Christian life.

Leah Libresco · Published Date: August 19, 2019

Topics Covered:

  • The art and craft of practicing witness
  • How to master the art of hospitality
  • That sometimes community is as easy as doing what you do alone with others
  • What it means to create a home
  • How to overcome the challenges we might face in building authentic community
  • How the invasion of beauty can be the best means to awaken friendship

About Instructor

Leah Libresco

Leah Libresco has worked as a statistics professor, a data journalist, and a Bayesian probability instructor. She grew up as an atheist and converted to Catholicism while studying at Yale. Through various relationships and reading the likes of Lewis and Chesterton, Leah began to learn more and more about the Catholic faith and was received into the Catholic Church in November 2012. Her conversion unfolded through her popular blog, Unequally Yoked, and was also covered by various media outlets including CNN, NBC News, and TheBlaze. Leah is the author of two books, Arriving at Amen (Ave Maria Press, 2015) and Building the Benedict Option (Ignatius Press, 2018). She continues to write about faith, philosophy, math, and musical theatre on her blog, and her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, First Things, The Weekly Standard, The American Interest, The American Conservative, America, Fare Forward, and many other outlets. Leah and her husband, Alexi, live in New York City.

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  • 7 Lessons
  • 1 Quiz
  • Course Certificate
  • Course Discussion Forum