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The Doctrine of God for a Self-Obsessed Age   Part III: The God Who Loves Himself (But is Not a Narcissist)   with Andrew Fellows   on Monday, November 8th at 7:30pm GMT   The German philosopher Nietzsche predicted that the ‘death of God’ would lead to a culture of emptiness.  That has transpired and our voided age needs God. But which God? In this lecture series Andrew Fellows argues that the antidote is a deep engagement with the true and living God and that He alone is the way back to reality, stability, and true happiness.   Because of His own Divine perfections God of necessity has a total regard and love for Himself. But doesn't that make Him a narcissist? In this lecture we will see how God's satisfaction and rest in Himself is the real foundation for our happiness.   We hope you will consider joining us in person in the Round Church for this talk! If you are unable to come in person, you are very welcome to watch the livestream using the link below.   [button size='small' style='' text='Watch the Livestream' icon='' icon_color='' link='https://youtu.be/Wvg6Q2Q79AI' target='_self' color='' hover_color='' border_color='' hover_border_color='' background_color='' hover_background_color='' font_style='' font_weight='' text_align='' margin='']...

The Doctrine of God for a Self-Obsessed Age   Part II: The God Who is True to Himself   with Andrew Fellows   on Monday, October 25th at 7:30pm GMT   The German philosopher Nietzsche predicted that the ‘death of God’ would lead to a culture of emptiness.  That has transpired and our voided age needs God. But which God? In this lecture series Andrew Fellows argues that the antidote is a deep engagement with the true and living God and that He alone is the way back to reality, stability, and true happiness.   The nature of who God is means that He is always true to Himself. Contrary to what we believe, this is simply not possible for humans. In this lecture we will see that humans only become who they were meant to be in relation to the One who is the great 'I AM'.   We hope you will consider joining us in person in the Round Church for this talk! If you are unable to come in person, you are very welcome to watch the livestream using the link below.   [button size='small' style='' text='Watch the Livestream' icon='' icon_color='' link='https://youtu.be/rJFSj_Nw-34' target='_self' color='' hover_color='' border_color='' hover_border_color='' background_color='' hover_background_color='' font_style='' font_weight='' text_align='' margin='']...

The Doctrine of God for a Self-Obsessed Age   Part I: The God Who is Not Like You   with Andrew Fellows   on Monday, October 18th at 7:30pm BST   The German philosopher Nietzsche predicted that the ‘death of God’ would lead to a culture of emptiness.  That has transpired and our voided age needs God. But which God? In this lecture series Andrew Fellows argues that the antidote is a deep engagement with the true and living God and that He alone is the way back to reality, stability, and true happiness.   While the modern outlook reduces everything to some version of a monistic oneness, Christianity holds out a vision of two distinct orders of being. One is the unique life of God, and the other is creation. In this lecture, we will see how grasping this distinction is the key to understanding reality rightly.   We hope you will consider joining us in person in the Round Church for this talk! If you are unable to come in person, you are very welcome to watch the livestream using the link below.   [button size='small' style='' text='Watch the Livestream' icon='' icon_color='' link='https://youtu.be/rUQrVff_ax4' target='_self' color='' hover_color='' border_color='' hover_border_color='' background_color='' hover_background_color='' font_style='' font_weight='' text_align='' margin='']...

Aesthetics and the Knowledge of God   with Matt Peckham   on Monday, October 11th at 7:30pm BST   Whether in story or poetry, through imagery or imagination, aesthetic experience brings significant meaning to our lives. But is this meaning merely subjective? Do aesthetics and the affections help the pursuit of truth or hinder it? And how might the Bible help us understand the interplay between 'head knowledge' and 'heart knowledge'?   Join us as we consider the role that aesthetics plays in how we come to know things, revealing as we do the affective nature of knowing with its practical and theological implications.   We hope you will consider joining us in person in the Round Church for this talk! If you are unable to come in person, you are very welcome to watch the livestream using the link below.   [button size='small' style='' text='Watch the Livestream' icon='' icon_color='' link='https://youtu.be/KcSyF3V29GU' target='_self' color='' hover_color='' border_color='' hover_border_color='' background_color='' hover_background_color='' font_style='' font_weight='' text_align='' margin='']...

Best known for his seven-book series, the Chronicles of Narnia, C. S. Lewis was a scholar and writer of exceptional ability. Today, however, the scale and variety of his contributions to literature and thought are often obscured. Dr Jacqueline Glenny will introduce us afresh to a man and a mind of enduring influence who had a deep connection to Cambridge.   Reserve your free tickets on Eventbrite...

'Ye shall be as gods'. The temptation of self-deification is as old as the book of Genesis. Much newer is the staggering array of powerful technologies we can enlist to realise our dreams of 'improving' and redefining the human person, from genetic therapy to AI. In this talk, Andrew Fellows takes us to the fundamentally religious core of transhumanism and asks some hard questions of our newfound techno-religiosity.   [button size='small' style='' text='Reserve your free tickets on Eventbrite' icon='' icon_color='' link='https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/transhumanism-ai-and-the-future-of-humanity-tickets-88853622577' target='_self' color='' hover_color='' border_color='' hover_border_color='' background_color='' hover_background_color='' font_style='' font_weight='' text_align='' margin='']...

Why might aesthetics be integral to our quest for knowledge? In this talk, Matthew Peckham (Rock Baptist Church, Cambridge) will argue that reconsidering aesthetics from an epistemological perspective reshapes our understanding of both disciplines. From a Christian perspective, this involves the cultivation of orthopathos (or 'right feeling'), and a re-appraisal of the character of knowledge itself.   [button size='small' style='' text='Reserve your free tickets on Eventbrite' icon='' icon_color='' link='https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/aesthetics-and-the-knowledge-of-god-tickets-88841319779' target='_self' color='' hover_color='' border_color='' hover_border_color='' background_color='' hover_background_color='' font_style='' font_weight='' text_align='' margin='']...

Modernization – leaving the village for the cities; industrialization; working outside the home rather than in it; individualism and the severing of community ties – has been the defining human experience of the past two and a half centuries. This has had profound consequences for our sense of identity, and has opened the door to the rise of modern ideologies: secular metanarratives that claim meta-explanatory powers. It has also transformed what the past means for ordinary people – with consequences for how we view the present and the future. This lecture will explore some of the more important challenges this presents for a coherent, Christian view of the world, and of ourselves.   Reserve your free ticket...

The Round Church is one of Cambridge's oldest and best-known buildings. It predates the University by almost a century. It is one of only four round churches still standing in the UK. It has been much loved and discussed by poets, preachers, antiquarians, and journalists down the centuries. And yet so much about its past remains a mystery.   Debunking some popular stories about wandering Knights Templar, this talk, in the beautiful setting of the Round Church itself, will uncover the far more fascinating truths that lay behind this amazing building. It will look at the foundation of the church in the early decades of the twelfth century and some of the ideas which led its founders to make it round. This is a great opportunity to enter the world of the early middle ages and also to find out more about life in Cambridge a century before the first students arrived. Reserve your free ticket...

In sharing the gospel, we sometimes forget that the message of sin against a holy God is totally implausible to many people today. As the reality of sin is integral to the meaning of the gospel of forgiveness, we are required to make sense of it. While exploring the barriers to accepting sin, this talk looks at how we can expose its reality.   Reserve your free ticket...