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|Transhumanism: Eternity in Their Hearts and a Chip in Their Shoulder||Florence Gildea|
If the mortal coil were updated to fibre optic cable, would we have to shuffle off it? Welcome to Gnosticism 2.0, where the positively retro fear of mortality and disdain for physical bodies collides with techno-determinism. In this Round Church Talk, Florence Gildea explores the religiosity of transhumanism and explains why Jesus will probably not be ‘coming with the iCloud’.
|18/05/2018||Round Church Talks||Download||florence-gildea||round-church-talks|
|I’m Not Me: Shame and the Self with St Paul||Jonathan Linebaugh|
Is there any good news for the suffering self? For Brené Brown, Houston based ‘vulnerability researcher’ and TED Talk phenomenon, empathy – vulnerability meeting vulnerability – is the only antidote. But Bob Dylan finds something else to say: ‘Thank God, I’m not me.’ This is the route I’ll take, both the ‘thank God’ as this talk will draw on the resources of Christian theology and the ‘I’m not me’ as I’ll suggest that ‘I’ am not the final answer to the question ‘Who am I?’
|27/10/2017||Round Church Talks||Download||jonathan-linebaugh||round-church-talks|
|Virtues in a Virtual World: An Ancient Solution to a Modern Problem||Jon Thompson|
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.
|12/02/2016||Round Church Talks||Download||jon-thompson||round-church-talks|
|Sexual Consumerism: How We Buy and Sell Ourselves||Florence Gildea|
This talk looks at how the Christian sexual ethic speaks to the insecurities of the modern world.
|22/01/2016||Round Church Talks||Download||florence-gildea||round-church-talks|
|Abortion on Demand: A Christian Response||Peter Saunders|
We apologise for the part of the recording that is silent.
|27/03/2014||Round Church Talks||Download||peter-saunders||round-church-talks|
|Lady Catherwood on Wilberforce||Lady Catherwood|
Lady Elizabeth Catherwood recounts the story of William Wilberforce and his abolitionist colleagues whose efforts helped to bring about the abolition of the English slave trade and later the emancipation of slavery in English territories.
|25/03/2007||Round Church Talks||Download||lady-catherwood||round-church-talks|
|Cloning: The Global Challenge||Nigel Cameron|
Nigel Cameron discusses cloning during a Christian Heritage Ethics Seminar.
|05/03/2005||Round Church Talks||Download||nigel-cameron||round-church-talks|
|Biomedical Nanotechnology: Prospects and Challenges||Christopher Hook|
Christopher Hook discusses various prospects and challenges of biomedical nanotechnology during a Christian Heritage Ethics Seminar.
|05/03/2005||Round Church Talks||Download||christopher-hook||round-church-talks|