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    'What a Piece of Work is Man':

    A View from the Outside

     

    with Andrew Fellows

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    Friday, October 30th at 7:30pm GMT (3:30pm EDT)

     

    Part 3 of 8 in our 'Humanity Matters: Re-enchanting Homo Sapiens' series of webinars.

     

    The sheer range of human capacities is astonishing, even awe-inspiring. How do we account for them all? Today, we are used to explaining human talents reductively, boiling them down quickly to something more basic. This session will beat a path towards an understanding of our humanity which elevates us, even as it grounds us in created reality.

     

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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'.   [embed]https://roundchurchcambridge.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/12165912/florence-gildea-transhumanism.mp3[/embed]...

In this Round Church Talk, Andrew Fellows explores what Other-centred love looks like and how the 'inferno of self-love' works in opposition to this. Christ alone is the reference point for understanding the greatness of the highest love.   [embed]https://roundchurchcambridge.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/12165731/andrew-fellows-eating-people-is-wrong-a-description-of-other-centred-love-as-the-better-valentine.mp3[/embed]...

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?'   [embed]https://roundchurchcambridge.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/12164941/jonathan-linebaugh-im-not-me-shame-and-the-self-with-st-paul.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]...

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]...

Humans have always acted out of self-interest. However, in the modern period this has shifted to Narcissism. The modern person tends to use reality as a mirror with everything reflected back to the self. But will this lead to a 'sickness unto death' like Narcissus in the ancient Greek myth? (We apologise that we did not capture the conclusion to Andrew's talk)   [embed]https://roundchurchcambridge.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/12162644/andrew-fellows-me-my-selfie-and-i.mp3[/embed]...

We apologise for the part of the recording that is silent.   [embed]https://roundchurchcambridge.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/12162323/peter-saunders-abortion-on-demand-a-christian-response.mp3[/embed]...

Has the internet stolen our souls? Is Google making us stupid? Is Facebook making us lonely? How should Christians respond to the changing digital landscape?   [embed]https://roundchurchcambridge.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/12150107/krish-kandiah-social-media-social-change-and-the-mission-of-god.mp3[/embed]...

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.   [embed]https://roundchurchcambridge.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/11175133/lady-catherwood-on-wilberforce.mp3[/embed]...

Nigel Cameron discusses cloning during a Christian Heritage Ethics Seminar.   [embed]https://roundchurchcambridge.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/11145824/nigel-cameron-cloning-the-global-challenge.mp3[/embed]...