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    Making Sin Plausible to Atheists and Secularists

    7:00 pmAndrew Fellows | The Round Church, Cambridge

    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.


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The Plausibility Project

Project Abstract

How do things occupy or leave ‘the realm of possibility’? How is it that some ideas and beliefs are plausible and others are not? An idea or belief’s plausibility is tightly bound to the unique philosophical foundations of the cultural moment in question; to what sociologist Peter Berger refers to as ‘plausibility structures’. This project seeks to explore what plausibility is, how plausibility operates, and how past and present cultures, with their unique ‘plausibility structures’, have received and responded to the Christian worldview in such different ways.

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