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Everyone aspires to be happy. This Round Church Talk looks at what happiness is and provides a brief history of happiness, examining ancient, Enlightenment and modern prescriptions for the satisfied life.   [embed]https://roundchurchcambridge.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/12164623/andrew-fellows-the-department-of-supreme-happiness.mp3[/embed]...

Arthur Keefer examines how the Christian Bible views the problems and concepts posed in Dr Taylor's A Secular Age.   [embed]https://roundchurchcambridge.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/12164754/arthur-keefer-a-biblical-vision-for-charles-taylors-a-secular-age.mp3[/embed]...

The American filmmaker Terrence Malick (known for A Thin Red Line, Tree of Life and Knight of Cups) is one of cinema’s most mysterious figures. Notably camera shy and often called a recluse, Malick has released only seven films since his 1973 debut – five of them after a twenty-year hiatus. Philip Johnston (L'Abri Fellowship Hampshire) traces how Malick's canon reveals a compelling ideological trajectory from nihilism to a more Christian sensibility.   [embed]https://roundchurchcambridge.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/12164234/philip-johnston-nature-and-grace-in-the-work-of-terrence-malick.mp3[/embed]...

James Orr examines the trade-off between explanatory power and theoretical elegance in a theistic philosophical framework.   [embed]https://roundchurchcambridge.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/12163902/james-orr-platos-beard-and-occams-razor-some-new-arguments-for-theism.mp3[/embed]...

Bertrand Russell comments that 'evidence is not enough' for the existence of God. This talk argues that the 'hiddenness' of God is not something to be apologetically defended. In terms of who God is, He must hide in order to be true to Himself.   [embed]https://roundchurchcambridge.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/12164424/andrew-fellows-not-enough-evidence-why-god-hides.mp3[/embed]...

For all the breadth of information and entertainment the virtual world provides, it is difficult for moderns to shake the sense that it also reflects our increasing lack of moral depth and wisdom. Jon Thompson discusses several virtues and how they might help us recover depth of character in a shallow age.   [embed]https://roundchurchcambridge.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/12164044/jon-thompson-virtues-in-a-virtual-world-an-ancient-solution-to-a-modern-problem.mp3[/embed]...

Stephen Meyer delivers introductory remarks at the Round Church during the opening session of the Conference on Intelligent Design vs Chance.   [embed]https://roundchurchcambridge.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/13145539/stephen-meyer-intelligent-design-vs-chance-round-church-conference.mp3[/embed]...

This talk looks at how the Christian sexual ethic speaks to the insecurities of the modern world.   [embed]https://roundchurchcambridge.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/12163703/florence-gildea-sexual-consumerism-how-we-buy-and-sell-ourselves.mp3[/embed]...

Glynn Harrison, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the University of Bristol, discusses the relationship between functions of the brain and spiritual experience.   [embed]https://roundchurchcambridge.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/12163126/glynn-harrison-god-in-the-brain-is-belief-an-accident-of-human-neuropsychology.mp3[/embed]...

Arif Ahmed and Tom Simpson discuss the topic of miracles and whether belief in the supernatural is irrational. The discussion follows a lecture given by John Lennox the previous evening.   [embed]https://roundchurchcambridge.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/13150046/ahmed-and-simpson-veritas-forum-debate-on-miracles-is-belief-in-the-supernatural-irrational.mp3[/embed]...