Don't miss these 80mins of Francis Spufford at the Theos Think Tank on September 26th 2013 reflecting on his outstanding book Unapologetic: Why despite everything Christianity can still make surprising emotional sense. I've also enjoyed his book The child that books built.
Spufford finds a rare angle of appealing for the emotional sensibility of Christianity and recognises that many of our conventional answers miss the mark, not least the way we talk about sin. His answers may not be exhaustively satisfying but the answers we have already fail in many ways too.
#theosspufford says particular semantic problem with sin, has come to mean naughty, indulgent, chocolate and lingerie. Not what xians mean— Elizabeth Oldfield (@TheosElizabeth) September 26, 2013
See also Francis Spufford and Philip Pullman on Justin Brierley's radio show.