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Unbelievable?' engages in fundamental questions on Christianity with the intention to openly discuss different opinions between Christians and non-believers.
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Kathy Keller on anniversary of Tim Keller's death

As we approach the one-year anniversary of apologist Tim Keller's death on May 19th, we sit down with his wife Kathy Keller, author and speaker in her own right, to discuss a number of listener's questions 👀 🤔 on topics of skepticism and reasons for God, suffering, unanswered prayer and to discuss in more depth Kathy's own personal conversion to faith 🔥🔥 her early personal correspondence with CS Lewis ✍️🦁 and what Biblical conclusions she's come to, or even changed position on, later in life. Can we trust the Bible? why do I believe in God? is the Bible sexist? is God anti-gay? and what was Kathy and Tim's favourite NYC restaurant? 🏙️ 😋 Join us for this personal, thorough and humorous dive into the life, faith and theology of special guest Kathy Keller. #kathykeller #timkeller #apologetic #reasonsforGod #interview #isthebiblesexist 🔥🔥 Support the podcast and receive your FREE e-book 'In Conversation with Tim Keller': https://my.premier.org.uk/donate/unb-keller 👍 Subscribe to the Unbelievable? Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/@PremierUnbelievable SOCIAL LINKS: Twitter: / https://twitter.com/unbelievablefe Facebook: / https://facebook.com/premierunbelievable Instagram: / https://instagram.com/premierunbelievable Tik Tok: / https://tiktok.com/@premier.unbelievable For KATHY: For Kathy's Book Jesus, Justice, and Gender Roles: https://shorturl.at/fOUX6 For Kathy and Tim's book The Meaning of Marriage: https://shorturl.at/ejqyO For more books by Tim and Kathy: https://shorturl.at/mozN1 Related Content: 📺 Tim Keller: A pastor to skeptics https://youtu.be/ap9-b4SW1ZY?si=pmosDgt1McJF8Z31 📺 Cancer and Christianity: The final Tim Keller Q+A https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBbfp3Vn6CA BEN I NEED TO ADD THIS **NEXT WEEK not this week. 📺 For Kathy on Unapologetic: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/shows/unapologetic 📺 For Kathy on CS Lewis Podcast: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/shows/the-cs-lewis-podcast
5/17/2024 • 1 hour, 11 minutes, 6 seconds
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Scientific Evidence vs Faith  Jonathan McClatchie vs Elliot George (Classic Replay)

One of our favourite debates today from the Archives - Elliot George, a retired science teacher, argues that science is grounded in evidence, while religion is based on 'faith' and 'make-belief' and should thus be dismissed. Jonathan McLatchie, writer, speaker and scientist, joins the debate and critiques Elliot's theories as fundamentally flawed. He contends that Christian belief is supported by evidence, asserting that science itself bolsters the argument for God's existence. Their debate explores the definition of belief, the validity of design as an explanation in biology, and the reasons Jonathan prefers Christianity over other worldviews. Originally Aired 15 November 2014 | https://www.premierunbelievable.com/unbelievable/unbelievable-scientific-evidence-versus-religious-belief-jonathan-mclatchie-and-elliot-george-debate/12591.article • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • Support us: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
5/14/2024 • 1 hour, 3 minutes, 23 seconds
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Proof of the afterlife? John Burke and Dr Eben Alexander MD hosted by Billy Hallowell

Everyone from Madonna to top neuroscientists and millions of other people around the world report personal, unforgettable near-death experiences or NDEs.  Do these NDE accounts prove the existence of a loving God?  This week on Unbelievable? Pastor and author John Burke, who has studied and examined over 1,000 accounts of near-death experiences, explains these reports provide faith-building evidence of God and the Bible.    Neurosurgeon Dr. Eben Alexander joins the debate pushing back on Burke’s assertion theses NDEs corroborate the Bible. He always considered himself a man of science. His unwavering belief in evidence-based medicine fuelled a career in the top medical institutions of the world. But then a very vivid NDE that he writes about it in his riveting book "Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife" changed his life forever. His NDE followed being pronounced ‘clinically dead’ after falling into a coma with bacterial meningitis. He moved from being a strict physicalist to being some form of dualist and talks with experience of a life beyond death. But he still would not describe himself as a Christian.   SOCIAL LINKS: Twitter: https://twitter.com/unbelievablefe Facebook: / https://facebook.com/premierunbelievable Instagram: / https://instagram.com/premierunbelievable Tik Tok: / https://tiktok.com/@premier.unbelievable Social Media: Facebook page: search @johnburkeofficial for correct John Burke page Instagram: @johnburkeofficial website: www.imagineheaven.net • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
5/10/2024 • 1 hour, 23 minutes, 33 seconds
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How can an all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-loving God coexist with the presence of evil and suffering in the world? Sharon Dirckx vs Stephen Woodford hosted by Vince Vitale

This week's episode dives deep into one of the most challenging philosophical questions humanity has grappled with for centuries: the problem of natural evil. Hosted by Vince Vitale the show delves into the complexities of evil that seem inherent to the fabric of our world – earthquakes, famines, diseases – phenomena that sometimes shake our faith in a benevolent God. We're joined by two brilliant minds with divergent perspectives. Sharon Dirckx, a renowned speaker, author, and Christian apologist, returns to Unbelievable? and brings her insights rooted in faith and intellect. With a background in brain imaging from the University of Cambridge, Sharon's latest book, "Broken Planet," offers a compelling exploration of the theological implications of natural disasters and diseases. Also returning as a guest to Unbelievable is Stephen Woodford, the influential voice behind the Rationality Rules YouTube channel. With a focus on dismantling religious and supernatural beliefs, Stephen brings a rationalist perspective to the table. #evil #naturalevil #pandemic #Satan #God #theodicy #disaster #tsunami SOCIAL LINKS: Twitter: https://twitter.com/unbelievablefe Facebook: / https://facebook.com/premierunbelievable Instagram: / https://instagram.com/premierunbelievable Tik Tok: / https://tiktok.com/@premier.unbelievable • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
5/3/2024 • 1 hour, 19 minutes, 13 seconds
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Christianity on Trial - Trial Lawyer Mark Lanier vs Ex-Christian Paul Beaumont (Classic Replay)

In this riveting podcast episode, we bring together two intriguing voices from opposite ends of the spectrum: Mark Lanier, a distinguished trial lawyer and keen apologist-theologian, known for his compelling defense of Christianity in "Christianity on Trial," and Paul Beaumont, a former Christian turned skeptic after encountering the arguments of new atheists like Richard Dawkins. Mark, drawing on his legal expertise, passionately defends the tenets of Christianity, while Paul, armed with his own journey and insights, acts as the prosecution, challenging notions of human value, the resurrection of Christ, and the reasons behind his own loss of faith. Join us as these two formidable minds engage in a thought-provoking debate, exploring fundamental questions about belief, doubt, and the complexities of faith. It's a clash of perspectives you won't want to miss. Originally Aired 22 Nov 2014 • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • Support us: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate For Mark Lanier Read Christianity on Trial Book: https://www.ivpress.com/christianity-on-trial Law Firm: https://www.lanierlawfirm.com/ Lanier Theological Library: https://www.laniertheologicallibrary.org/ For Paul Beaumont: Read A Brief Eternity Book: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18772541-a-brief-eternity New Humanist: https://newhumanist.org.uk/articles/4119/my-apostasy-story-paul-beaumont
4/30/2024 • 1 hour, 4 minutes, 2 seconds
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Is there as much reason to believe in an evil God as a good God? Max Baker-Hytch vs Asha Lancaster-Thomas hosted by Vince Vitale

In the discussion on the plausibility of an all-evil God versus an all-good God, Dr. Max Baker-Hytch delivered a compelling argument that encapsulated the essence of the debate. He highlighted the inherent scepticism that arises when considering the 'evil God' hypothesis, pointing out that if such a malevolent deity were to exist, it would provide ample reason to doubt the reliability of our cognitive faculties. According to Dr. Baker-Hytch, the very nature of an evil God would entail a desire to deceive humanity, leading to pervasive doubts and uncertainties. In contrast, the 'good God hypothesis' stands in stark contrast, lacking the motive for such pervasive deception.  Dr. Asha Lancaster-Thomas, whose scholarly contributions have ignited significant discourse on this topic, brought her insights to bear on the discussion. Holding a PhD from the University of Birmingham and teaching philosophy at Atlanta Classical Academy, Dr. Thomas is no stranger to the complexities of metaphysics and epistemology. Her paper on the 'evil God challenge' has been a focal point for philosophical inquiry, prompting responses such as Dr. Baker-Hytch's co-authored rebuttal, "Meeting the Evil God Challenge."  Dr Max Baker-Hytch, lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Oxford received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Oxford and subsequently held research positions at the University of Oxford and the University of Notre Dame. Max has published more than a dozen scholarly articles and book chapters on various topics within the fields of philosophy of religion and epistemology This intellectual but friendly exchange between Dr. Baker-Hytch and Dr. Lancaster-Thomas, is hosted by fellow philosopher Vince Vitale.   #evilgodchallenge #philosophy #morality #philosophyofreligion #goodgod #evil SOCIAL LINKS: Twitter: https://twitter.com/unbelievablefe Facebook: / https://facebook.com/premierunbelievable Instagram: / https://instagram.com/premierunbelievable Tik Tok: / https://tiktok.com/@premier.unbelievable Asha Lancaster Thomas Read Asha's chapter in Jack Symes' Philosophers on God: Talking About Existence (https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/philosophers-on-god-9781350227286/)https://compass.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/phc3.12543https://compass.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/phc3.12502Twitter: @asha_lancaster For Max Baker Hytch: Twitter: @MaxBakerHytchMax Baker Hytch and Ben Page's paper https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/papq.12304  • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/courses • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
4/26/2024 • 1 hour, 16 minutes, 31 seconds
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Why do humans play God? Nick Spencer vs Emily Qureshi Hurst presented by Andy Kind

For too long, the ‘science and religion’ debate has fixated on creation, evolution, cosmology, miracles and quantum theory, and not enough on the essence of what it means to be human. But this is a mistake argues one of our guests today, Christian academic Nick Spencer, Senior Fellow at Theos, in his new book ‘Playing God: science, religion and the future of humanity.’ Back on the show is Emily Qureshi-Hurst expert on the philosophy of time. Emily is a Lecturer in Philosophy at Oriel College, University of Oxford and together Nick and Emily sort out the role of science and belief when it comes to questions of personhood and the future of humanity. Ably led by host Andy Kind, Unbelievable? digs back into that perennial question, ‘can science and religion come together - furiously or fruitfully - over the status and nature of what it means to be human’? #ai #eugenics #whatisahuman #scienceandreligion SOCIAL LINKS: Twitter: / unbelievablefe Facebook:  / premierunbelievable Instagram:  / premierunbelievable Tik Tok: / premierunbelievable • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • Support us: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate FOR NICK: Read Nick Spencer and Hannah Waite's book Playing God: Science, Religion and the Future of Humanity Theos: https://www.theosthinktank.co.uk/ ⬇️ Follow Nick on Social Media X: @theosnick FOR EMIlY: Read Emily Qureshi-Hurst's book God, Salvation and the Problem of Spacetime Online: https://www.emilyqureshihurst.com/ At Oxford: https://www.philosophy.ox.ac.uk/people/emily-qureshi-hurst ⬇️ Follow Emily on Social Media X: @equreshihurst For more on on this and related topics check out: 🎧 Generative Ai: second contact, avoiding the fate of Nokia, hacking the human operating system, and the resiliency of Western democracy Matters of Life and Death Podcast 📺 Can Science tell us what it means to be human? Philip Ball and Nick Spencer on The Big Conversation 📺 Are we just our brains? Sharon Dirckx and Emily Qureshi-Hurst on Unbelievable? Podcast
4/19/2024 • 1 hour, 16 minutes, 32 seconds
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Classic Replay: War and Peace: is war ever justified or should Christians embrace pacifism? Nigel Biggar and Stanley Hauerwas 

In a world riddled with conflict, where headlines scream of violence and unrest, the age-old question resurfaces: Is war ever justified, or should Christians wholeheartedly embrace pacifism? Join esteemed scholars Nigel Biggar and Stanley Hauerwas as they delve into the moral complexities of war and peace from a Christian perspective in this classic replay episode. Nigel Biggar, renowned theologian and ethicist, brings his nuanced understanding of just war theory, exploring the conditions under which Christians might find themselves compelled to engage in warfare. Stanley Hauerwas, also a leading voice in Christian ethics, advocates for a radical alternative: pacifism. Hauerwas challenges listeners to reconsider conventional notions of power and violence, urging a transformative approach rooted in love and nonviolence. This episode originally aired on: 8 November 2014 • Subscribe to Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 on your preferred platform to never miss an episode, and join the conversation as we explore the nuances of belief, skepticism, and the evolving landscape of modern thought. • Rate and review this podcast in your podcast provider to help others discover the podcast • Get in touch with us to share your questions for upcoming shows! • Support us: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
4/16/2024 • 1 hour, 6 minutes, 15 seconds
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Jesus and Modern Politics with Tom 'NT' Wright, Preston Sprinkle and Billy Hallowell

It's no secret that modern American Christians are deeply divided over politics. This division raises important questions about the influence of Scripture on political beliefs. To make sense of this, we invited renowned scholar NT Tom Wright, theologian, professor and star of the "Ask NT Wright Anything Podcast" along with New York Times bestselling author Dr. Preston M. Sprinkle host of the Theology in the Raw podcast. Tom Wright stresses the need for Christians to prioritise the kingdom of God and embody its values within the church. Preston talks about how Israel’s exile to Babylon, Jesus’ mission on earth, and the teachings of Paul all shaped the church’s relationship with politics and can inform our own relationship with politics today. Tom Wright's co-author Mike Bird came on Unbelievable (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zieWeTqe2qc). This is part of our continuing series on navigating politics. #politics #godandpolitics #ntwrightonline #debate SOCIAL LINKS: Twitter: / unbelievablefe Facebook:  / premierunbelievable Instagram:  / premierunbelievable Tik Tok: / premierunbelievable • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • Support us: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate FOR TOM: Read Tom Wright and Michael Bird's book Jesus and the Powers Ask NT Wright Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/ask-nt-wright-anything/id1441656192 And more resources online: https://www.ntwrightonline.org/ ⬇️ Follow Tom on Social Media IG: @ntwrightonline FOR PRESTON: Read Preston Sprinkle's book Exiles: The Church in the Shadow of Empire ⬇️ Follow Preston on Social Media X: @PrestonSprinkle IG: preston.sprinkle For more on on this and related topics check out: 🎧 Toxic social media and how to navigate the mucky business of politics -- Matters of Life and Death Podcast 📺 Should Christians play politics? Mike Bird vs Stephen Wolfe 📺 Should faith and politics mix? with Peter Wehner and Jonathan Rausch
4/12/2024 • 1 hour, 14 minutes, 30 seconds
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The resurrection: Fact or fiction? Harry Amos vs Joe Boot hosted by Ruth Jackson

Did Jesus really rise from the dead? Is there any good evidence to support the resurrection? Are alternative explanations more compelling? Can we trust the biblical narratives? Ruth Jackson hosted a live debate at a school with the help of Aylesbury Youth for Christ. She was joined by Rev Dr Joseph Boot, founder and president of the Ezra Institute for Contemporary Christianity, and Harry Amos, who moved from Christianity to "agnostic atheism" while studying philosophy, politics and economics and blogs about his experience at The Book of Amos. For Ezra Institute: https://www.ezrainstitute.com/ For Book of Amos: https://thebookofamos.wordpress.com/ For Easter videos on our NEW TikTok channel: https://www.tiktok.com/@premier.unbelievable • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
4/5/2024 • 1 hour, 17 minutes, 42 seconds
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Debunking the Myth of Secular Enlightenment: A Clash of Perspectives David Bentley Hart vs Terry Sanderson (Replay)

Today we delve into the contentious debate surrounding the role of secularism in Western civilization and its relationship with Christianity. A growing chorus of new atheist writers heralds the advent of an enlightened era of secular rationalism, purporting to liberate society from what they perceive as the shackles of outdated Christian influence. However, according to David Bentley Hart, acclaimed author of "Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and its Fashionable Enemies," such claims amount to nothing more than an "atheist delusion." His book, which garnered the prestigious Michael Ramsey Prize for theological writing in 2011, challenges the narrative of secular triumphalism by revisiting the historical contributions of Christianity. On the opposing side, Terry Sanderson former President of the UK's National Secular Society contends that contemporary society thrives under an increasingly secular framework, asserting that the freedoms and values we cherish are not contingent upon a Christian foundation. In this engaging dialogue, we see a clash of perspectives as David argues that secular perspectives are rooted in a misguided myth of secular "progress." By examining the intertwined histories of Christianity and secularism, David presents a compelling case that challenges prevailing notions of societal evolution. This episode originally aired on: 25 June 2011 Subscribe to Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 on your preferred platform to never miss an episode, and join the conversation as we explore the nuances of belief, skepticism, and the evolving landscape of modern thought. • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/coures • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
4/2/2024 • 59 minutes, 24 seconds
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Did it really happen: the Resurrection of Jesus? Mike Licona vs Larry Shapiro hosted by Andy Kind

The question of the historicity of Jesus' resurrection has been repeatedly investigated, probed, and discussed. This week on Unbelievable we will add to the debate by asking ‘Did it really happen – the Resurrection of Jesus?’ dissecting the narratives of Jesus’ death and Resurrection. We’ve got two eminent scholars – who are good friends but with diametrically opposed beliefs on the authenticity of this pivotal event that forms the basis for the Christian worldview.    Dr. Mike Licona, a New Testament scholar, an expert on the intricate details of events surrounding the death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ in first century Palestine, examines their historical reliability.  Dr. Larry Shapiro a sceptic on such matters, challenges these assertions and offers alternative explanations that he believes are more plausible.   The show also tackles reconciling discrepancies in the Resurrection accounts - does that strengthen or weaken the arguments that these events happened?    And even if the historical reliability of ancient texts is established, can we apply these texts to 21st century life from a philosophical perspective? Dr. Mike Licona presents the evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus. If the Resurrection happened, and Jesus conquered death for all who put their trust in Him it’s a question we cannot not ignore.   Prof. Larry Shapiro Lawrence Shapiro is the Berent Enç Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin — Madison. Website: https://lshapiro911.wixsite.com/mysite PhilPeople Profile: https://philpeople.org/profiles/lawrence-shapiro https://philosophy.wisc.edu/staff/shapiro-lawrence/ Mike Licona: Mike Licona is Professor of New Testament Studies at Houston Christian University and President of Risen Jesus, Inc. X: @DrMikeLicona Facebook: @DrMikeLicona Youtube: @MikeLiconaOfficial Instagram: @drmikelicona Tik Tok: @mikelicona3 Books to Mention: The Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical Approach (IVP Academic) Jesus, Contradicted: Why the Gospels tell the same story differently (Zondervan Academic, coming out May 28) • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
3/29/2024 • 1 hour, 17 minutes, 42 seconds
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Classic Replay: From Atheist to Catholic with Leah Libresco and Hemant Mehta

In this Classic Replay of Unbelievable? Podcast, we delve into the fascinating journey of Leah Libresco, once a prominent atheist blogger who made headlines by converting to Catholicism. Her story gained attention across both religious and secular spheres, including a feature on CNN. Leah sits down with Hemant Mehta, widely known as the Friendly Atheist, for a topical discussion about the moral arguments that played a pivotal role in her conversion journey. Hemant quizzes Leah on her decision to embrace Catholicism, providing listeners with an insightful exchange that explores the intricacies of faith, reason, and personal conviction. Listeners also get the chance to participate as Leah and Hemant field questions, offering deeper insights into Leah's faith journey and the broader dynamics of faith and atheism. For Leah Libresco visit: leahlibresco.com For Hemant Mehta visit: friendlyatheist.com This episode originally aired on: 23 June 2014 • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/coures • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
3/25/2024 • 57 minutes, 58 seconds
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Should Christians play politics? Michael F. Bird vs Stephen Wolfe hosted by Billy Hallowell

With crucial elections happening in the UK and USA this year Unbelievable is diving back the debate into politics and faith with some paradigm shifting thinkers and theologians. Strap in for this mini-series starting with Michael F. Bird (Deputy Principal & New Testament scholar at Ridley College, Australia) and Stephen Wolfe (author of ‘The Case for Christian Nationalism’). These two come to vastly different conclusions about how faith and politics should mix. Stephen Wolfe makes a startling case for Christian nationalism. How can followers of Jesus be part of the solution bringing divided communities together asks Michael Bird, co-author with Tom “NT” Wright of ‘Jesus and the Powers?’  What are the boundaries of our personal beliefs?  How can we achieve the goods we wish to see in society?  In the coming weeks we will also hear from New Testament scholar Tom ‘NT’ Wright, Preston Sprinkle author of ‘Exiles: The church in the shadow of empire’ and ex-White House and presidential staffer Michael Wear Michael F. Bird Twitter: @mbird12 Blog: https://michaelfbird.substack.com Channel: Early Christian History link to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC21I7qYVHPsOzL9ujxiRWZA Books: Amazon link to https://www.amazon.co.uk/Books-Michael-F-Bird/s?rh=n%3A266239%2Cp_27%3AMichael+F.+Bird Stephen Wolfe @PerfInjust https://www.amazon.com/Case-Christian-Nationalism-Stephen-Wolfe/dp/1957905336/ref=sr_1_1?crid=388EY0PP8LI3E&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.q0DTFRuTT7yLGpKD_qahRIM2K4gPy1eBZYUeKmL3I1uvZdOg8RN6LmgihVjxX6kzWASFAbo-519nQPCKERYm3QFzXDDb798NLEjphu4ee68.2OMMP0WgNhTuN7CWzsT4c9PPKJv-lKaouXcoFlYt_TQ&dib_tag=se&keywords=the+case+for+christian+nationalism+stephen+wolfe&qid=1711052839&sprefix=The+case+for+christian+nationl%2Caps%2C150&sr=8-1 • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For courses: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/courses Your support matters to us: • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
3/22/2024 • 1 hour, 12 minutes, 12 seconds
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Is our mind really more than mere matter? Keith Ward and David Papinaeu (Replay)

In this replay we bring together Christian Philosopher & Theologian Keith Ward and atheist Professor of Philosophy from King's College London, David Papinaeu to unpack the question "Is our mind more than matter"? Ward believes that the brain is accompanied by an immaterial mind, while Papinaeu believes the brain and the mind to be one in the same - with nothing immaterial about it. What do you think? This episode originally aired on: 14 Jan 2012 • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/coures • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
3/19/2024 • 1 hour, 34 seconds
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Is God’s love truly for all - universalism or eternal damnation? Andrew Hronich vs Jerry Walls hosted by Dr. Sean McDowell

Top apologist, Biola professor, and author Dr. Sean McDowell guest hosts Unbelievable on the topic, 'Does God truly love everyone?'. Most Christians would say yes. At the heart of Christianity is a declaration that God so loved the world that he gave his only Son to make salvation possible for every single person. But there are very strongly held views across the spectrum about what happens when we die? What about those who have never heard? Is there a chance to acknowledge and accept God postmortem and spend eternity with him? How do we affirm the idea of God’s love for all and the idea held dear by some that Christ died for the elect. Andrew Hronich endeavors to synthesize the many strands of orthodox doctrine into a single telos: ultimate reconciliation. He is a current master's student at Princeton Theological Seminary and an associate apologist, and the author of a new book "Once Loved Always Loved: The Logic of Apokatastasis". Opposite him and arguing for the logic of damnation is Prof. Jerry Halls, Professor of Philosophy and Scholar in Residence at Houston Christian University and author of some twenty books including “Hell: The Logic of Damnation”.   For Prof. Sean McDowell, Ph.D. TWITTER: @sean_mcdowell YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/@SeanMcDowell www.seanmcdowell.org For Andrew Hronich https://www.instagram.com/amhronich/ https://www.amazon.com/Once-Loved-Always-Logic-Apokatastasis-ebook/dp/B0C5YSKWYW/ref=sr_1_1?crid=H3VLCEI3VZT3&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.f2dn02jEU87zCpQGwS72c1YXMpfS6vgYovAcB6pumD45GxzWvHzLrdSVUu1-LyMo.tUu-v49VlDX1Kg0ZzP0D57mqiuOlUHI1rwUlDh8oQFo&dib_tag=se&keywords=Hronich&qid=1710504006&sprefix=hronich%2Caps%2C161&sr=8-1 For Prof. Jerry Halls https://hc.edu/contact/jerry-walls/ For more discussion between Christians and non-Christians visit http://www.premier.org.uk/unbelievable • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
3/15/2024 • 1 hour, 19 seconds
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Where is God in a terminal cancer diagnosis? Steve Legg, Allan Finnegan and Andy Kind

Where is God to be found when you face a no-joke reality of a terminal diagnosis for cancer? Two comedians, who are both Christians, are facing just this challenge. This discussion between these two men will transform the way you think about terminal illness. This is an uplifting show with two people who feel even closer to God than before they received their devastating news.   Allan Finnegan competed in the 2020 series of the ITV variety competition Britain’s Got Talent and got to the semi-finals with his comedy act. After the show, Allan a Baptist minister continued working at his church in Bootle as normal but sought medical advice when he started to experience some issues with his vision in 2022. He has now been given one year to live after being diagnosed with a rare cancer and has been told by doctors they can do nothing more for him.   Steve Legg is also a funnyman of faith who was given 120 days to live. He’s already passed that and phenomenally successful  book The Last Laugh tells the gripping story of rather than get busy dying he got busy living. Like Allan, Steve’s story offers genuine hope in the face of death.   @stevelegguk on X and get his book here  Allan’s treatment is not available on the NHS but you help pay for his potentially life-saving treatment here  Check out previous shows on this topic • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/courses • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
3/8/2024 • 1 hour, 12 minutes, 12 seconds
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Classic Reply: Spiritual deconstruction among Millennials with Michael Gungor and Evan Wickham (Replay)

Michael Gungor and his wife Lisa were pioneers in the Christian music scene, building a loyal fan base through Gungor's music and podcasts such as The Liturgists. However, Michael's recent turn towards an increasingly progressive, mystical and deconstructed interpretation of faith has left many Christians confused. In this episode Michael is joined by Christian songwriter and teacher, Evan Wickham as they break down many of the questions millennials and Gen Z'ers are facing today and what impact and interpretation, if any, this has on the church, modern theology and Christian music today. This episode originally aired on: Oct 28, 2022 • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/courses • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
3/5/2024 • 1 hour, 12 minutes, 49 seconds
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If God exists why does he allow suffering? The most googled questions with Bruce Miller, Ruth Jackson & Billy Hallowell

In the second of two shows on the most googled questions about God, Ruth Jackson continues her conversation with Bruce Miller, author of The 7 Big Questions: Searching for God, Truth, and Purpose. Bruce highlights some of the arguments for the existence of God and unpacks one of life’s hardest questions, looking at moral evil, natural suffering and the Christian response to pain. • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/courses • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
3/1/2024 • 44 minutes, 13 seconds
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Can Christians watch occult and horror content? Exploring Faith and Entertainment Jenn Nizza vs Peter Laws, hosted by Billy Hallowell

Occult-inspired imagery and storylines pervade much of popular culture. Horror has become mainstream. The debate is on entertainment choices for Christians. Should Christians watch whatever they want? Ex-psychic Jen Nizza warns against the dangers of the occult and shares her journey from divination to Christianity. Peter Laws, a pro-horror church minister, author and film critic argues that Christians should be discerning in their entertainment choices but says people have always had a fascination with the macabre and argues the case for escapism.  Find out more about Jenn Nizza and her journey to becoming a Christian, and her work exposing divination, the new age and the occult here https://www.expsychicsaved.com/ Peter Law's Creepy Cove Community Church podcast is https://www.peterlaws.co.uk/copy-of-creepy-cove • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
2/23/2024 • 1 hour, 12 minutes, 40 seconds
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Classic Replay: Let's talk about Yoga! with Mike Shreve and Chris James

Should Christians practice the ever popular meditation turned fitness practice, Yoga? Are there questions we should be asking before we embrace the ancient practice? Two former high-level Yoga practitioners, Mike Shreve and Chris James, tell their stories of converting to Christianity and engage the question of whether Christians should practise Yoga. For Mike Shreve: http://www.thetruelight.net For Chris James on X @cjmindbody • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/courses • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
2/20/2024 • 1 hour, 12 minutes, 44 seconds
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The most googled questions with Bruce Miller  Does life have a purpose? Is Christianity true?

Bruce Miller, author of The 7 Big Questions: Searching for God, Truth, and Purpose, tackles two huge questions: is Christianity too narrow and is Jesus really God? He also explores whether Jesus really rose from the dead.  Do you ever wonder, "why is life hard?" why is there suffering?" or "what is my purpose in life?" You are not alone. No matter your faith background, we all have questions about God, our purpose, and why bad things happen. Trying to find reliable answers can be overwhelming. It's hard to know who to trust with the questions you are most afraid to ask. You need a safe space to ask these common questions about faith. The 7 Big Questions invites you to explore some of the most common questions about faith. Does life have a purpose?Is there a God?Why does God allow pain and suffering?Is Christianity too narrow?Is Jesus God?Is the Bible reliable?Can I know God personally? Bruce B. Miller guides you through a thoughtful approach to finding answers for yourself. • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
2/16/2024 • 46 minutes, 22 seconds
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Classic Replay: The Debate of the "Emerging Church"

Brian McLaren, a prominent author, theologian, and church leader, has played a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of the "emerging church" movement. Renowned for his influential books incl. "A New Kind of Christian" and "A Generous Orthodoxy," McLaren stood at the forefront of a theological paradigm shift within Christianity. The emerging church movement, of which McLaren is a key figure, is often characterized as "post-evangelical" and "post-modern." The movement which rose to popularity about 10 years ago, sought to re-examine scripture without the cultural baggage that it believes Western Christendom has historically imposed. The theology of the emerging church has faced much criticism from figures like James White of Alpha and Omega ministries in Arizona. White perceives this movement as a departure from orthodoxy, viewing it as an attempt to reshape the Gospel and the concept of God to align with modern sensibilities. They discuss post-modernity, Rob Bell’s theology, interacting with other faiths, the atonement, sin and the cross. (This show originally aired in April 2011) Find out more: • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/courses • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
2/13/2024 • 55 minutes, 10 seconds
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Is Jesus God? with Abdulla Galadari and Joshua Sijuwade

This week on Premier Unbelievable, the question of whether Jesus is God is explored, a topic that often divides Muslims and Christians. The show revisits a conversation featuring Dr. Abdulla Galadari, author of 'Quranic Hermeneutics,' and Dr. Joshua Sijuwade, a Visiting Lecturer at the London School of Theology. In a riveting exploration, the podcast delves into Galadari's compelling contention that the Qur'an artfully weaves its own interpretation of the Gospels' portrayal of Jesus, rather than outrightly discarding them. The conversation between Dr. Galadari and Dr. Sijuwade revolves around the similarities between the Qur'an and the Bible, as well as the divinity of the historical Jesus. Presented by Andy Kind. For Abdulla Galadari: https://www.ku.ac.ae/academics/college-of-arts-and-sciences/department/department-of-humanities-and-social-sciences/people/dr-abdulla-galadari  For Joshua Sijuwade: https://philpeople.org/profiles/joshua-r-sijuwade  • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
2/9/2024 • 1 hour, 9 minutes, 57 seconds
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Classic Replay: Toxic Masculinity, Egalitarianism and the Church with Martin Saunders and Kyle Robinson

From the Archives: Following on from a discussion on a previous Unbelievable? Podcast Episode with Kristin Kobes du Mez, this episode digs into the question of whether Toxic Masculinity is an issue facing the church today? Kyle Thompson of men’s ministry Undaunted Life says we need to champion biblical masculinity in a church that has become too feminised. Martin Saunders, author of ‘The Man You Were Made To Be’ says we need to leave behind gender stereotypes and help young Christian men make sense of masculinity in today’s world. Tell us what you think and get in touch with us on X @PremierUnbelievable_FE or write to us via our website: premierunbelievable.com Find out more: For Martin Saunders: https://www.youthscape.co.uk/store/product/the-man-youre-made-to-be For Kyle Thompson: https://www.undaunted.life • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/courses • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
2/5/2024 • 1 hour, 5 minutes, 4 seconds
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What is truth? Mack Stiles and Dan Barker with host Andy Kind

Welcome to another thought-provoking episode of Premier Unbelievable! This week, brace yourselves for a captivating dialogue between two individuals with starkly divergent perspectives on Christianity, the existence of God, and the very essence of truth.  On one side we have Mack Stiles — director of Messenger Ministries Inc, Podcaster and seasoned pastor and author of the intriguing new book, "The Truth About Lies: Why Jesus is More Relevant Than You Think." Sharing the virtual stage and returning to Unbelievable is the outspoken atheist, Dan Barker, who was a Christian pastor for many years before making headlines by announcing on Oprah Winfrey's show that he had "kicked the religion habit". Dan later co-founded the Freedom from Religion Foundation.  Join our host, Andy Kind, as he navigates this riveting debate, delving into the profound questions surrounding truth, science, morality, the nature of God, and the complexities of the human condition. For Mack Stiles: follow Mack on X @MackStiles Mission Talks Podcas: https://www.9marks.org/tag/missions-talk/ Messenger Ministries: https://www.messengerministries.com/about For Dan Barker: follow Dan on X @danbarker Freedom from Religion: https://ffrf.org/about/staff-board/item/38960-dan-barker Related shows For Dan Barker and Martin Kuhrt discussing whether the God of the Bible is a capriciously malevolent, misogynistic, sadomasochistic bully: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/unbelievable/unbelievable-is-the-god-of-the-bible-a-capriciously-malevolent-misogynistic-sadomasochistic-bully-dan-barker-vs-martin-kuhrt/11653.article Find out more • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
2/2/2024 • 1 hour, 13 minutes, 13 seconds
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Classic Replay: Women, Ordination and passages in 1 Timothy: what does the Bible really say about women leading in the Church? with Christina Rees and John Richardson

From the Archives: First Aired in 2011, today's Classic Replay takes an in-depth look at some of the most contentious passages in the Bible when it comes to women's roles and leadership in the Church. In 1995 the Church of England allowed the ordination of Women priests, but the question of whether the Bible forbids female authority in the church remains today. Christina Rees is a writer and broadcaster and served on the Archbishop’s Council and the General Synod for 25 years. For many years Christina was Chair of WATCH (Women and the Church), the group that led the campaign for women bishops and that works for women’s equality in the Church. Our other guest is the Rev John Richardson, who disagrees with female ordination. John was a speaker, lecturer and a member of the former conservative Evangelical grouping Reform within the CofE. John passed away a few years after this episode in 2014. Today's guests debate passages in the New Testament that appear to forbid women speaking in Church, the role of husbands and wives and the practical realities of men and women being church leaders. Find out more: For WATCH Women and the Church http://womenandthechurch.org/ For Christina Rees’ book “Apostolic Women, Apostolic Authority” http://www.amazon.co.uk/Apostolic-women-apostolic-authority-transfiguring/dp/1848250401 For John Richardson's blog http://www.ugleyvicar.blogspot.com/ • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For our apologetics courses: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/courses • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
1/30/2024 • 59 minutes, 46 seconds
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Should abortion be decriminalised in the UK? Lois McLatchie vs Ellie Lee hosted by Andy Kind

This week in the UK, discussions are taking place in Parliament around various aspects of the Criminal Justice Bill. One of the most contentious areas is around a couple of tabled amendments* that would remove offences that make it illegal for a woman to perform a self-abortion at any point through to birth. There's lots to unpack about the potential decriminalisation of abortion, the ethical questions around a fetus's right to life and a woman's choice. Even if we can agree on when life begins how do we navigate the rights of the mother and the unborn child. Andy Kind is joined by Lois McLatchie, Senior Legal Communications Officer at ADF, and Ellie Lee, Professor of Family and Parenting Research, SSPSSR, the Director for Centre for Parenting Culture Studies and the co-author of Parenting Culture Studies. *Since this show was recorded the proposed amendments discussed in this show have been withdrawn. The matter has been postponed to the Report stage of the Criminal Justice Bill. However, it is anticipated that similar amendments will be reintroduced during the floor debate in the House of Commons, where all Members of Parliament are expected to vote on the matter. For Lois McLatchie: follow @LoisMcLatch on X formerly known as twitter For Ellie Lee: follow @CPCS_UniKent and @SSPSSR on X formerly known as Twitter For more on on this and related topics check out: Life, Equality and Choice: the abortion debate with Ann Furedi and Dr Calum Miller https://youtu.be/W6b-wKQO9gs?si=VTBN6YlSrIikZTAM Should praying outside aborting clinics be banned? with Ann Furedi and Lois McLatchie https://youtu.be/aK5anLOfRWI?si=P5G-_kK7WnK3pMkL Christianity, the sexual revolution and the future of the West with Louise Perry and Rod Dreher: https://youtu.be/MYf7aHe_GT0?si=UlTRY7GAq1HQ36Dl • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
1/26/2024 • 1 hour, 14 minutes, 4 seconds
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Classic Replay: Humanity, Ai, Metaverse and MGTOW - being human in an unhuman world with Alan Noble and Kelly Kapic

First aired in 2021, today's replay looks at what it truly means to be human and how young people today are building identity amidst the powers of ai and the metaverse. Why are we increasingly anxious, stressed and obsessed with identity? What can Christianity offer to re-humanise us?  These and more questions get addressed in conversation between Alan Noble, author of ‘You Are Not Your Own’ and Kelly Kapic, author of ‘You’re Only Human’. Books mentioned in today's show: You are not your own Alan Noble Shop Amazon UK https://shorturl.at/sHMS7S Shop Amazon US https://shorturl.at/cdisz You're only human by Kelly Kapic Shop Amazon UK https://shorturl.at/hoLUY Shop Amazon US https://shorturl.at/rK047 Find out more • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? Podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/courses • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
1/23/2024 • 1 hour, 7 minutes, 47 seconds
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Does secular humanism or Christianity offer a brighter future? Sara Stevenson vs Neil McKain

Andy Kind hosts today's Unbelievable where the debate topic is Does Secular Humanism or Christianity offer a brighter future for the UK? We have teamed up with our friends at Aylesbury Vale Youth For Christ a pioneering youth ministry that holds debates in UK schools in the style of Unbelievable to engage the students in the big questions of life, faith and differing worldviews. A key component is that the students get to put their questions directly to the debaters. So grab your schoolbag as we join a fascinating debate held at the end of 2023 between secular humanist Neil McKain and Christian apologist Sara Stevenson. Neil McKain is also the vice-chairman of Humanists UK, and a religious studies teacher. Sara Stevenson who is a writer, speaker and theologian from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. This was a debate held at St Michaels School in Aylesbury, UK. The debate was moderated by head of Religious Studies, Mark Smallwood.  https://www.theocca.org/ https://aylesburyvale.yfc.co.uk/ https://standrewsbookshop.co.uk/product/hidden-in-plain-sight-2-2/ • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
1/19/2024 • 48 minutes, 49 seconds
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Classic Replay: Is the Bible primitive and immoral, or can we trust what it says? with Leslie Scrace and Chris Sinkinson

From the Archives: Leslie Scrace, a former Methodist minister who transitioned to atheism, turned away from the Bible when he lost his faith. Two decades later, he penned a comprehensive account of his atheist perspective in a book titled "An Unbelievers Guide to the Bible" in which Scrace critically examines sections of the Old Testament, deeming some as primitive and immoral, while applauding others that align with humanist values. In response, Chris Sinkinson, a church pastor and an instructor in Old Testament and Apologetics at Moorlands Bible College, challenges Scrace's approach, asserting that the Bible should not be dissected in this way and argues that removing God from the moral framework of the Bible diminishes its inherent meaning. Their dialogue delves into specific books like Job, Joshua, Song of Solomon, and the Gospels. Additionally, Chris questions Leslie on the objective foundation of his humanist morality, sparking a thoughtful exchange between the two perspectives. We hope you enjoy this fascinating dive into one of the greatest objection to Christianity, can we truly trust the Bible? First aired: May 2011 • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
1/16/2024 • 1 hour, 3 minutes, 4 seconds
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Why do women often feel unequal to men in the church? with Liz Cooledge Jenkins and Andy Kind

Today on Unbelievable? Andy Kind hosts the first part of an occasional series on the topic of women in the church, how women are portrayed in the Bible, and questions around women in ministry. Why do women often feel unequal to men in Church? There are plenty of differing views and we will cover a number of them in the coming months. Women in the Bible frequently emerge as devoted followers of Jesus, prominently present at significant events such as the tomb and the Cross. They function as followers and disciples of Jesus, with the Apostle Paul acknowledging and respecting female coworkers. However, our understanding often falls short in fully recognising the humanity of these female characters, as attention tends to be directed solely toward Jesus' interactions with them. This series aims to delve deeper into the lives of these women, offering a more comprehensive exploration that may reshape our perspectives today. First up we have Liz Cooledge Jenkins, a writer, preacher, and former college campus minister, and the author of Nice Churchy Patriarchy: Reclaiming Women’s Humanity from Evangelicalism. https://twitter.com/lizcoolj https://www.instagram.com/postevangelicalprayers/ • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
1/12/2024 • 1 hour, 1 minute, 19 seconds
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Classic Replay: Is God Dead? Audience Q&A with John Lennox and Dave Rubin on The Big Conversation - Part 2

From the Archives: This week we play the second part (the Q&A) of our all time favourite episodes: a discussion hosted live in California, between Christian apologist John Lennox and US talk show host Dave Rubin, from 2019. In Part 2 of this Big Conversation, Professor Lennox and Rubin dive into the Live Q&A at this open forum event. Tune into Part 1 of this incredible debate here: [link here to Part 1 podcast] Discover more from The Big Conversation and sign up to our newsletter for early access to new episodes, as well as to receive updates and access to hours of bonus content! Go to: https://thebigconversation.show • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
1/9/2024 • 45 minutes, 7 seconds
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Does free will exist? Alex Malpass vs Tim Stratton hosted by Andy Kind

This week on Unbelievable we return to the topic of free will. Following the debate between Ben Shapiro and Alex O'Connor, Christian apologist Tim Stratton got in touch to say he took issue with some of Alex's arguments against free will. Indeed Tim noted that Alex agreed with Ben Shapiro that if there is no God, then there is no free will. Tim Stratton develops the argument in a spirited debate with atheist philosopher Alex Malpass, hosted by Andy Kind. Alex Malpass has a PhD in philosophy from the University of Bristol, and these days specialises in philosophy of religion, but also metaphysics and logic more generally. He runs a podcast called Thoughtology and an infrequently updated blog called the Use of Reason. Alex Malpass has published in various philosophical journals including the International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion. For Alex Malpass's book: History of Philosophical and Formal Logic: From Aristotle to Tarski go here Tim Stratton holds a graduate degree in Christian Apologetics from Biola University and a PhD in theology from North-West University. He is a professor at Trinity College of the Bible and Theological Seminary and the author of Human Freedom, Divine Knowledge, and Mere Molinism. He has also recently contributed a chapter to a book entitled, Faith Examined: New Arguments for Persistent Questions, Essays in Honor of Dr. Frank Turek. Stratton has coauthored multiple academic journal articles (most notably with J.P. Moreland) related to the topics of libertarian freedom, the problems of evil, and also responding to the Hiddenness Argument. To find Stratton’s popular level work, find his videos on YouTube at FreeThinking Ministries and his blogs at FreeThinking Ministries.com or FreeThinkInc.org. His X handle is @TSXpress. For more on Tim Stratton's paper authored with JP Moreland read: An Explanation and Defense of the Free-thinking argument • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
1/5/2024 • 1 hour, 13 minutes, 41 seconds
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Unb Classic Replay -- Is God Dead? - John Lennox and Dave Rubin Debate on The Big Conversation - Part 1

From the Archives: This week we play one of our all time favourite episodes: a discussion hosted live in California, between Christian apologist John Lennox and US talk show host Dave Rubin, from 2019. In Part 1 of this Big Conversation, Professor Lennox and Rubin discuss the question of where the next generation is turning to in the search for meaning and identity. Is God finally dead, as Nietzsche once declared? Or is there space for a renaissance of religious belief in the modern world? Discover more from The Big Conversation and sign up to our newsletter for early access to new episodes, as well as to receive updates and access to hours of bonus content! Go to: https://thebigconversation.show • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
1/2/2024 • 1 hour, 5 minutes, 32 seconds
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Can Christians do comedy? with Milton Jones, Allan Finnegan and Andy Kind

In this episode, top British comedian and writer Milton Jones and Baptist minister, comedian and semi-finalist of Britain's Got Talent, Allan Finnegan, offer a captivating behind-the-scenes glimpse into their world. From tackling ego and humility to navigating the rollercoaster of highs and lows, the discussion hosted by comedian and Unbelievable host Andy Kind delves into the intricate dance between comedy, faith and meaning. The paradox of not caring too much about opinions while needing audience approval takes centre stage, as the comedians share their tales of failure, emphasising the resilience needed to keep going. Small moments take on immense significance, and creating meaningful experiences for audiences becomes a driving force. The conversation explores the nuanced relationship between comedy and the church, addressing the challenges of meeting diverse expectations. Post-pandemic shifts in comedy and concerns about cancel culture add a contemporary twist. The intersection of comedy and faith sparks thought-provoking questions about its mission and potential to convey a narrative of hope, joy, peace, freedom, and love. The conversation wraps up with reflections on truth personified and the pivotal role of authenticity in comedy. • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
12/29/2023 • 1 hour, 14 minutes, 26 seconds
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Is there an expiry date on CS Lewis 60 years after his death? With Rev. Prof. Alister McGrath and Ruth Jackson, host of Unbelievable

Ruth Jackson hosts this special edition of Premier Unbelievable? with Oxford scholar and C. S Lewis expert Dr. Alister McGrath. Lewis - Jack to his friends - was a 20th Century British writer and lay theologian who is arguably one of the most influential voices in modern Christianity. On November 22nd 1963, Clive Staples Lewis died in Oxford, England. Ten years ago, McGrath’s definitive biography C.S.Lewis A Life - Eccentric Genius Reluctant Prophet was published giving readers a glimpse of McGrath’s extensive research and a thorough chronological examination of Lewis’ correspondence and archival materials to present a new picture of Lewis’s life. The book paints a portrait of an eccentric thinker who became a compelling, though reluctant, prophet for our times. Writing in the London Telegraph, Philip Womach described Dr. McGrath as a clear-eyed, and learned companion in exploring Lewis the man, and described his analysis of the Narnia books is illuminating. Dr. McGrath continues to share his insights on Lewis weekly in The C.S. Lewis Podcast hosted by Ruth Jackson. 60 years after his death, Ruth Jackson puts a variety of listener’s questions to Dr. McGrath including is there an expiry date on C.S. Lewis’ relevance sixty years after his death? • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
12/22/2023 • 47 minutes, 10 seconds
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Should faith and politics mix? | Peter Wehner, Jonathan Rauch with Vince Vitale

Vince Vitale hosts this timely discussion around faith and politics, with Pete Wehner, journalist and senior fellow at Trinity Forum and Jonathan Rauch who is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institute. The topic is Should faith and politics mix? How can we take the fear out of politics and make it transcendent rather than transactional? Atheist Jonathan Rauch is an expert in governance studies and the author of eight books and many articles on public policy, culture, and government. He is also a contributing writer of The Atlantic and recipient of the 2005 National Magazine Award, the magazine industry’s equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize. Across from him, is Pete Wehner a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, and also a contributing editor for The Atlantic. A graduate of the University of Washington, Pete Wehner served in the Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush administrations, including as Deputy Director of Speechwriting and later Director of the Office of Strategic Initiatives for President George W. Bush.   These two, Pete Wehner, a Christian for many years, and Jon Rauch, an avowed atheist, have plenty of experience in the fray of politics and have distinct political differences. What they share is a deep respect for each other and a loyal friendship built over decades. Listen to the end of the podcast where Jonathan Rauch articulates the three defining characteristics of Christianity.   @Peter_Wehner  @jon_rauch  • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
12/15/2023 • 1 hour, 14 minutes, 17 seconds
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Classic Replay: Grill James White + Larry Taunton on bible study with Christopher Hitchens

From 2016: Reformed apologist James White joins Justin again, this time to take calls from listeners on whether the apostles preached Jesus’ divinity, whether God is the author of evil, and whether Calvin wasn’t reformed enough. In the final part of the show Justin is joined by Larry Taunton to talk about his unlikely friendship with one of the world’s best known atheists, as detailed in his new book ‘The Faith of Christopher Hitchens’. For James White http://www.aomin.org/ o read the interview with Larry Taunton on Christopher Hitchens https://www.premierchristianity.com/Past-Issues/2016/June-2016/My-unlikely-friendship-with-the-world-s-most-notorious-atheist For Unbelievable? • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
12/12/2023 • 1 hour, 17 minutes, 36 seconds
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What is the purpose of the universe? with Richard Swinburne, Philip Goff & Vince Vitale

Richard Swinburne and Philip Goff debate why are we here? Is it time we moved on from both God and Atheism, as Goff suggests in his new book Why? The Purpose of the Universe? Unbelievable Host Vince Vitale guides us through as Goff argues that the traditional God is a bad explanation of cosmic purpose. Instead, he explores a range of alternative possibilities for accounting for cosmic purpose, from the speculation that we live in a computer simulation to the hypothesis that the universe itself is a conscious mind.  Richard Swinburne is a Fellow of the British Academy, and has received honorary doctorates from three overseas universities. He was Professor of the Philosophy of Religion at the University of Oxford from 1985 until 2002. Since then he has continued to lecture extensively in many countries. He is best known for his trilogy on the philosophy of theism -The Coherence of Theism, The Existence of God, and Faith and Reason. Richard Swinburne and James Sterba are launching a new debate Why would a good God allow so much suffering? early in 2024. Dr Philip Goff is Professor of Philosophy at Durham University. His research focuses on consciousness and the ultimate nature of reality. Goff is best known for defending panpsychism, the view that consciousness pervades the universe and is a fundamental feature of it.  Richard’s papers 'The existence of God', 'The problem of evil' are accessible on his website here, and his books are available here Book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Why-Purpose-Universe-Philip-Goff/dp/0198883765 Website: https://philipgoffphilosophy.com/ Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/@MindChat Social Media: https://twitter.com/Philip_Goff • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
12/8/2023 • 1 hour, 15 minutes, 5 seconds
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Classic Replay: Unbelievable? Is Open Theism a heresy? James White vs John Sanders

From 2016: John E Sanders is one among a number of evangelical theologians such as Greg Boyd who have embraced Open Theism – the view that God does not necessarily have foreknowledge of all future events and that the future is open. Many evangelicals believe Open Theism is a heresy – denying the omniscience of God and going against Biblical teaching. James White of Alpha and Omega ministries believes Open Theism is a serious heresy and defends a Calvinist view of God’s sovereignty – that God has predestined all future events for his glory. They debate the issues. For John Sanders https://www.hendrix.edu/religion/religion.aspx?id=6596 For James White http://www.aomin.org/ • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
12/5/2023 • 1 hour, 18 minutes, 46 seconds
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Is religion good or bad for society? Ben Shapiro v Alex O'Connor The Big Conversation – Episode 7 | Season 5

The Big Conversation is a unique video series from Unbelievable? the flagship apologetics and theology discussion show from Premierunbelievable.com  In this bonus episode of The Big Conversation' formidable Daily Wire host and renowned political thinker Ben Shapiro goes head-to-head with Oxford graduate of philosophy and theology, now international public speaker and debater, Alex O’Connor. Hosted by Andy Kind, Shapiro and O'Connor debate Is religion good or bad for society? What is the concept of free will? Does it even exist? What about the idea of the self, and the foundations of morality in society, and do we all have to agree on them? Ben Shapiro is a distinguished figure in the realm of political discussion, recognised for his bold opinions and remarkable debating skills. Ever-innovative in thought and influential in culture, Shapiro brings a fresh and compelling perspective to this philosophical conversation.   Atheist Alex O’Connor, the YouTuber formerly known as the Cosmic Sceptic, and host of the Within Reason podcast brings thoughtful philosophical rigour and insight to provoke deliberation on varying timeless faith-science-philosophy topics. Religion’s effects in the evolution of consciousness, Nihilism’s counter to the concept of free will and, ultimately, the basis of varying worldviews serve as crucial discussion points in this thought-provoking exchange.      This debate wraps up this season on a captivating note, leaving audiences across the belief spectrum increasingly inquisitive of the ever-disputed questions among various worldviews and intricacies in the crossover realms of science, faith, philosophy and culture.      • For bonus content, updates and more shows sign up at: http://www.thebigconversation.show The Big Conversation is a video series from Premier Unbelievable? featuring world-class thinkers across the religious and non-religious community. Exploring science, faith, philosophy and what it means to be human. The Big Conversation is produced by Premier Unbelievable? in partnership with John Templeton Foundation. • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
12/1/2023 • 1 hour, 18 minutes, 42 seconds
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Classic Replay: Is human life intrinsically valuable? Peter Singer, Richard Weikart & Susan Blackmore

From 2016: Richard Weikart, professor of history at California State University, joins Premier Unbelievable? to talk about his new book 'The Death of Humanity'. He says the loss of belief in the value of human life is leading to disastrous consequences for society. Peter Singer is an Australian ethicist who believes we should dispense with the concept of the sanctity of human life in favour of a view of 'personhood'. Humans who are less capable of having preferences, such as babies, have less claim to be kept alive. They debate whether this view of humanity is dangerous and Susan Blackmore, atheist psychologist and philosopher also joins the conversation. • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
11/28/2023 • 1 hour, 8 minutes, 32 seconds
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60 years after his death, are CS Lewis and his God still relevant?

Ruth Jackson hosts a discussion about a 20th Century British writer and lay theologian who is arguably one of the most influential voices in modern Christianity. On November 22nd 1963, Clive Staples Lewis – Jack to his friends – died in Oxford, England. However, 60 years after his death, is CS Lewis still relevant? We hear from former pastor-turned atheist, Dan Barker, who suggests that many of Lewis’ arguments are fundamentally flawed. Literature professor, Dr Carolyn Weber, highlights where she disagrees with Dan and shares some of her story about coming to faith at Oxford University, in part through CS Lewis. Looking at some of Lewis’ key works, Dan and Carolyn discuss whether faith and reason are antithetical, if Christianity is true and in what ways Lewis speaks to us today. Dan Barker spent many years as a Christian pastor before becoming an atheist. He is co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation and co-founder of The Clergy Project. Dan is an accomplished musician and author of many books, including God: The Most Unpleasant Character in all Fiction. Dr Carolyn Webber is an award-winning author, professor and international speaker. Carolyn’s first memoir, Surprised by Oxford, recently became a feature film. Both the book and film tell her story of coming to faith from scepticism – a journey that, in many ways, mirrors CS Lewis’ own.   For the CS Lewis podcast, including an episode with Dr Carolyn Weber sharing more of her story and numerous episodes with Dan Barker discussing Lewis’ apologetics alongside Michael Ward: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/shows/the-cs-lewis-podcast   For Dan Barker and Martin Kuhrt discussing whether the God of the Bible is a capriciously malevolent, misogynistic, sadomasochistic bully: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/unbelievable/unbelievable-is-the-god-of-the-bible-a-capriciously-malevolent-misogynistic-sadomasochistic-bully-dan-barker-vs-martin-kuhrt/11653.article   For Dr Carolyn Weber: https://www.carolynweber.com/about/   For Dan Barker: https://ffrf.org/about/staff-board/item/38960-dan-barker • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
11/24/2023 • 1 hour, 18 minutes, 21 seconds
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Classic Replay: Have atheists got the wrong God? Rupert Shortt vs Jeremy Rodell

From 2016: In his new book ‘Go Is No Thing’ Rupert Shortt argues that many ‘new atheists’ have a faulty view of God that doesn’t take seriously the philosophical arguments that thinkers like Thomas Aquinas gave many centuries ago for the existence of God. Rupert discusses the issues with atheist Jeremy Rodell, dialogue officer for the British Humanist Association. We also hear some feedback to the most recent Bauckham vs Ehrman shows. For God Is No Thing: http://www.hurstpublishers.com/book/god-is-no-thing/ For Jeremy Rodell: https://humanism.org.uk/about/our-people/trustees/ • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
11/21/2023 • 55 minutes, 43 seconds
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Classic Replay: Bart Ehrman vs Richard Bauckham : Can we trust eyewitness testimony in the biblical accounts?

Unbelievable shows often benefit from a second listen and some even become classics. Today we are dipping into the concluding part of a conversation between noted Bible scholar Bart Ehrman and Richard Bauckham who debate each other with Justin Brierley in the hosting seat. This show was recorded following the publication of Ehrman's 2016 book "Jesus Before the Gospels". Bart Erhman recently debated Justin Bass on The Big Conversation which you can watch here. But in this show Bart Erhman makes the case that eyewitness testimony is very fallible and that the stories about Jesus that were written down in the Gospels would have changed shape over time. Noted scholar Richard Bauckham, author of "Jesus and the Eyewitnesses", disagrees and defends the trustworthiness of eyewitness testimony and addresses the question of how Jesus' sayings and stories would have been memorised and passed along. Coming soon the latest course from Premier Unbelievable Did it happen? The Birth of Jesus will explore Bauckman's work further on the veracity of the details of Jesus's birth in the Gospel accounts. For Richard Bauckham: http://richardbauckham.co.uk For Bart Ehrman: http://www.bartdehrman.com • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
11/17/2023 • 1 hour, 19 minutes, 48 seconds
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Classic Replay: Are the Gospels based on eyewitness testimony? Bart Ehrman vs Richard Bauckham

From 2016: Bart Ehrman's new book "Jesus Before the Gospels" makes the case that the stories about Jesus would have changed and evolved before they were written down as the Gospels. Richard Bauckham, author of "Jesus and the Eyewitnesses", defends the view that the Gospels were written by those with access to eyewitness testimony of Jesus' first followers. They debate who wrote Mark, whether the the Gospels came from anonymous traditions and how they received their titles For Bart Ehrman: http://www.bartdehrman.com For Richard Bauckham: http://richardbauckham.co.uk • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
11/14/2023 • 1 hour, 17 minutes, 33 seconds
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Gay Christians, God and the church | David Bennett, Taylor Telford & Billy Hallowell

Embark on a journey with host Billy Hallowell exploring a deep friendship between two academics with wildly opposing views but who both attest to the boundless love of God on this week’s podcast. This week’s Unbelievable features an insightful discussion featuring two individuals with contrasting LGBTQI+ faith journeys as they delve into the intersection of faith, sexuality, and the Bible. The debate is between two gay Christians who have arrived at distinctly different interpretations of the Bible's teachings on sexual ethics, marriage, and human relationships. As a young man Dr. David Bennett perceived Christianity as an adversary to LGBTQI+ freedom. Shaped by early encounters with prejudice and homophobia, he embraced life as a gay activist. Opposite David is Dr. Taylor Telford, an academic theologian whose journey led her from an evangelical upbringing to a progressive perspective, especially concerning gay marriage. Taylor serves as the Associate Pastor for Imaginative Worship at a PC(USA) congregation in Spokane, WA, and as adjunct faculty at Whitworth University and The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. David Bennett's transformative conversion to Christianity, unfolded in a gay bar in his native Australia, and propelled him on a profound theological quest that ultimately led him to embrace an historically orthodox sexual ethic. Identifying as gay, a Christian, and living a celibate life, David is currently a postdoctoral research fellow and theologian at the University of Oxford, England. As the Anglican's General Synod meets this coming week and it appears gay and lesbian/ same-sex attracted Christians whatever their theological convictions are upset with the way Bishops have suggested implementing the Prayers of Love and Faith (PLF) in the Church of England, this is an unmissable episode of Premier Unbelievable. Read David's story https://www.amazon.co.uk/War-Loves-Bennett-David/dp/0310538106/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1699556413&sr=8-1 • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
11/10/2023 • 1 hour, 17 minutes, 36 seconds
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Classic Replay: Did Jesus' followers believe he was God? Yusuf Ismail vs Jonathan McLatchie

From 2016: In Islam, Jesus is regarded as a prophet. Muslims commonly claim that the Christian belief in Christ as co-equal with God is a corruption of Jesus' message and that his first followers did not regard him as the Son of God. Christian apologist Jonathan McLatchie returns for a second week to debate Islamic evangelist Yusuf Ismail on whether early church Christology evolved over time or whether Christ's deity was believed by his first followers. For Michael J Alter: https://m.facebook.com/pages/Yusuf-Ismail/476386472392334 For Jonathan McLatchie: http://www.apologetics-academy.org/ • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
11/7/2023 • 1 hour, 19 minutes, 44 seconds
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How much has Christianity contributed to antisemitism?

Welcome to the latest episode of Unbelievable? where we confront the challenging relationship between Christianity and anti-Semitism, shedding light on Christianity's role in the troubling history of prejudice. The show embarks on a profound journey through the intricate history of Biblical Israel and its contemporary implications in the strife-ridden Middle East. In a region marked by breathtaking violence and conflicting narratives, we strive to make sense of both current and historical bloodshed. Join us as we delve into the origins of Israel as described in the Bible's Old Testament and explore how this narrative intertwines with the chequered and disputed history of the Middle East. To help us are two experts, Dr. Darrell Bock, a renowned New Testament scholar and New York Times best-selling author and Dr. Krish Kandiah, a distinguished social entrepreneur, writer, speaker, and expert in refugee resettlement, who provides a unique perspective on the modern-day implications. Don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter at premierunbelievable.com for a chance to win this month's prize book! • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
11/3/2023 • 1 hour, 19 minutes
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Classic Replay: A Jewish sceptic investigates the resurrection: Michael Alter vs Jonathan McLatchie

From 2016: Michael Alter is a Jew who spent a decade researching the evidence for the resurrection of Jesus after being challenged to investigate it. The result is his book ‘The Resurrection: A critical enquiry’. He was not eventually persuaded by the evidence he found. Part of his research responds to the so-called ‘minimal facts’ surrounding the story often cited by apologists. Apologist Jonathan McLatchie responds to Alter’s objections to the resurrection making that case that the reported experiences of the disciples, and the conversion of Paul and James the brother of Jesus, provide historical evidence for the plausibility of the Resurrection. For Michael J Alter: https://michaeljalter.wordpress.com/ For Jonathan McLatchie: http://www.apologetics-academy.org/ • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
10/31/2023 • 1 hour, 20 minutes, 30 seconds
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Is Halloween harmless fun?

Get ready for a spine-tingling edition of Unbelievable. Hosted by Billy Hallowell, we're diving headfirst into Halloween hysteria. Is it all innocent fun or something more sinister? Join the conversation with ex-healer Angela Ucci, pastor Ray Comfort who after being petrified of Halloween decided to use it to tell people about Jesus. Rounding up the discussion Unbelievable welcomes Matt Arnold, editor of The Christian Parapsychologist Journal. We'll uncover the mysteries, explore the spiritual realm, and ask the big question: should we celebrate? https://heavenandhealing.com/about • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
10/27/2023 • 1 hour, 19 minutes, 53 seconds
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Classic Replay: Is the fine-tuning of the Universe evidence for God? Robin Collins vs Peter Millican

From 2016: Science has revealed that the fundamental constants and forces of the cosmos appear to be exquisitely fine-tuned to allow a universe in which life can develop. Is God the best explanation of the incredibly improbable odds of the universe we live in being a life-permitting one? Robin Collins is a Christian philosopher and a leading advocate of the argument for God from cosmic design. Peter Millican is an atheist philosopher at Oxford University. They debate the issues. For Robin Collins: http://home.messiah.edu/~rcollins/ For Peter Millican: http://www.millican.org/ • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
10/24/2023 • 1 hour, 18 minutes, 19 seconds
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Why I believe in God: John Lennox interviewed by Amy Orr-Ewing

In a Premier Unbelievable special, celebrating his 80th birthday, the indomitable Christian apologist, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, and renowned ethicist, Dr. John Lennox, engages in a candid and unreserved interview with fellow apologist and Oxford-educated theologian, Dr. Amy Orr-Ewing. A long-standing friend of Unbelievable, John delves into his life journey, from a childhood in Ireland, to studying Mathematics at University of Cambridge, speaking and defending his Christian faith from Russian to East Germany, and his electrifying debates with formidable atheists such as Richard Dawkins, Peter Atkins, Christopher Hitchens and Peter Singer. This illuminating discussion also delves into the AI and the future of humanity, the problem of evil and other profound questions that continue to captivate the minds of believers and sceptics alike. https://www.gtc.ox.ac.uk/about/fellows/john-lennox/ https://againstthetide.movie/ https://www.amyorr-ewing.com/ • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
10/20/2023 • 1 hour, 26 minutes, 9 seconds
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Classic Replay: Should Christians save sex for marriage? Dianna E Anderson & Sarah Long

From 2016: Most evangelical churches teach young people that sex should be saved for marriage. But Dianna E Anderson's book 'Damaged Goods' claims that the purity culture of the American church she grew up in can be damaging for young people and that sexual relationships before marriage are permissible for Christians. Sarah Long is a youth advisor for the Church Of England and has been involved with the Romance Academy, an organisation promoting a healthy view of sex to youth culture. She believes young Christians should be encouraged to save sex for marriage as the place God intended for sexual intimacy. For Dianna E Anderson: http://diannaeanderson.net/damaged-goods/ For Romance Academy: http://www.romanceacademy.org/content/about-us • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
10/17/2023 • 1 hour, 19 minutes, 5 seconds
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Is there a conflict between religion and science?

Can you be a serious scientist and believe in God, and even believe in miracles?   Tom Rudelius never thought much about God until his brother, a new convert to Christianity, challenged him to explore faith. Tom, now a rising young theoretical physicist based at Durham University in the UK made a journey to unexpected faith, through subsequent doubt and anxiety, and ultimately to a firmer, life-transforming allegiance to Jesus. Phil and Tom wrestle with creation and cosmic origins, the problem of evil and suffering, the compatibility of miracles with science and the plausibility of Jesus’ resurrection. Phil Halper is an atheist, and Youtuber who's interviewed leading physicists from Stephen Hawking, Sir Roger Penrose to Alan Guth for his YouTube series Before the Big Bang. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and published several papers in peer reviewed journals on the Problem of Animal Suffering and has a new film on the subject which features other leading atheists such as Peter Singer and Alex O'Connor.   Taking on Phil is Tom Rudelius author of 'Chasing proof, finding science'. Fresh from post doctoral research at UC Berkeley Tom is now Assistant Professor, Mathematical & Theoretical Particle Physics at Durham University, UK. Tom completed his undergraduate work at Cornell, earned a doctorate in physics at Harvard, and has conducted postdoctoral research at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. His research focuses on string theory, quantum field theory, and early universe cosmology.   Phil Halper https://www.youtube.com/@skydivephil Tom Rudelius Website | Twitter | Instagram  • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
10/13/2023 • 1 hour, 17 minutes, 43 seconds
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Classic Replay: Does the problem of evil presuppose God? Josh Parikh vs Cory Markum

From 2016: The problem of evil and suffering is a key objection to the existence of a loving God. But what if the very existence of moral ‘evil’ requires a God? Oxford undergraduate Josh Parikh is a young Christian apologist who won Tyndale Fellowship’s 2015 IVP ‘Young Philosopher of Religion’ Prize for his essay on the problem of evil. He interacts with atheist Cory Markum as they debate the problem. Can real evil exist in a godless universe and could God have sufficient reasons to allow apparently gratuitous suffering? For Josh Parikh’s prize winning paper on the problem of evil : http://www.tyndalephilosophy.co.uk/prize.html For Cory Markum: http://www.atheistrepublic.com/blogs/cory -markumll • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
10/10/2023 • 1 hour, 19 minutes, 48 seconds
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Should our AIs and robots have souls?

Should we be fearful or make friends with our robot helpers?   And how can humans flourish in this brave new world?  One of our guests today on Unbelievable believes the hidden power of humans is that we are imperfect yet essential? Roger Bolton hosts this edition of Unbelievable with writer and theologian Dr. Eve Poole and Prof. Beth Singler, a digital ethnographer.  Our seemingly irrational qualities, like emotions and intuition, are what Unbelievable guest Dr. Eve Poole calls the "junk" code that define humanity, fostering the reciprocal altruism that sustains our existence.  Eve Poole's argument might upset or even offend those with a fairly traditional faith, as she argues that we should consider giving robots 'souls'. But if we give robots, as Eve suggests,  the 'junk code' of humans, will that lead to calls to give robots rights? How do we feel about giving rights to a toaster? Eve Poole did her PhD in Theology and Capitalism at the University of Cambridge and is an expert on leadership and education. Professor Beth Singler is a digital ethnographer based at the University of Zurich. Beth explores the social, ethical, philosophical and religious implications of advances in Artificial Intelligence and robotics.   https://bvlsingler.com/ https://evepoole.com/ • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
10/6/2023 • 1 hour, 23 minutes, 41 seconds
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Classic Replay: Do Muslims and Christians worship the same God? Joseph Cumming & Nabeel Qureshi

From 2016: A Wheaton college professor was recently threatened with dismissal after claiming that Muslims and Christians worship the same God. Justin is joined by two Christian guests to debate the question, Joseph Cumming a scholar of Islamic and Christian thought at Yale and former Muslim Nabeel Qureshi.  For Joseph Cumming: http://www.josephcumming.com/ For Nabeel Qureshi: http://www.nabeelqureshi.com/ • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
10/3/2023 • 1 hour, 19 minutes, 32 seconds
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Do animals have souls?

Do we need to reconsider the moral status of animals? What does the Christian worldview tell us about animals? Do we change our attitudes towards animals if we believe they have capacity for pain and pleasure, challenging anthropocentric views, advocating for animal rights, promoting vegetarianism and critiquing speciesism? Or closer to home people often ask 'will I see my doggie if I get to heaven?'. Host Roger Bolton is joined by Joyce D'Silva and Nathan Rittenhouse to debate this thorny issue on Unbelievable. Joyce D’Silva is Ambassador Emeritus for Compassion in World Farming, the leading charity advancing the welfare of farm animals worldwide. Nathan Rittenhouse is a speaker and preacher and co-founder of the podcast Thinking Out Loud. • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
9/29/2023 • 1 hour, 25 minutes, 8 seconds
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Classic Replay: Was Christopher Hitchens right about religion? Peter Hitchens, Ed Turner & Peter Harris

From 2016: Until his death from cancer over four years ago, Christopher Hitchens was one of the preeminent figures of new atheism: a prolific writer who was eloquent, witty and in great demand for his speaking and debating. Justin is joined by Christopher's brother Peter Hitchens who is a columnist for the Mail On Sunday, atheist blogger Ed Turner, and Peter Harris, a Christian apologist writing a PhD on Hitchens. In this show we assess some of his arguments against religion, including the claim that "religion poisons everything" and belief in God is like believing in a celestial North Korean dictator. For Peter Hitchens: http://hitchensblog.mailonsunday.co.uk/ For Peter Harris: http://www.bethinking.org/author/peter-harris/page/all For Ed Turner: https://edthemanicstreetpreacher.wordpress.com  • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
9/26/2023 • 1 hour, 18 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Robot Race - Part 2: How should humanity flourish in an AI world? - Nigel Crook & Anil Seth

The Big Conversation - Episode 6 | Season 5 In this special two-parter, we explore "The Robot Race". Are developments in Artificial Intelligence spiralling out of control, and what can we learn about ourselves - the human race - in light of AI's rapidly expanding capabilities? Here, in part two, we debate the nature of human consciousness and free will - comparing it to AI and robotics - and ask how humanity should best flourish now that the AI genie is out of the bottle. Speaking into this issue, from two very different perspectives, is Christian believer Nigel Crook, Professor in Artificial Intelligence & Robotics at Oxford Brookes University and author of "Rise of the Moral Machine: Exploring Virtue through a Robot's Eyes"; and atheist Anil Seth, Professor of Cognitive & Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, winner of The Michael Faraday Prize and Lecture 2023, and author of "Being You: A New Science of Consciousness". If you missed Part 1, catch up here: https://www.thebigconversation.show/videos/season-5/episode-5 • For bonus content, updates and more shows sign up at: http://www.thebigconversation.show • Take our survey! https://survey-star.co.uk/robotrace2 The Big Conversation is a video series from Premier Unbelievable? featuring world-class thinkers across the religious and non-religious community. Exploring science, faith, philosophy and what it means to be human. The Big Conversation is produced by Premier Unbelievable? in partnership with John Templeton Foundation. • For Nigel Crook: https://ntcrook.com • For Anil Seth: https://www.anilseth.com • For more robotics by Boston Dynamics: https://www.youtube.com/@BostonDynamics • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
9/22/2023 • 56 minutes, 1 second
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Classic Replay: From Christian to Jewish to atheist – Luke Griffiss-Williams & Richard Harvey

From 2016: Luke Griffiss-Williams has an interesting faith journey. Having been an evangelical Christian, doubts about the deity of Jesus led him to convert to Judaism. But further doubts about the historicity of the Old Testament led him to become an atheist. Richard Harvey, senior researcher with Jews for Jesus responds to Luke’s story as well as telling his own of how, as a Jew, he came to believe in Jesus as Messiah. For Luke Griffiss-Williams: https://myspace.com/hatterarts For Richard Harvey: http://www.mappingmessianicjewishtheology.eu/ • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
9/19/2023 • 1 hour, 19 minutes, 45 seconds
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Coming to faith through Dawkins - Part 2: Is there a new New Atheism? Alister McGrath & Alex O'Connor

In the second part of their discussion based on the book Coming to Faith Through Dawkins, theologian Alister McGrath and YouTuber Alex O'Connor discuss where we may be heading in regards to religion and atheism. Faith or Atheism: what's next? Recorded on 9/11, 22 years after the tragic events at New York's World Trade Centre, which in many ways provided a catalyst for the New Atheist movement, they discuss why New Atheism has lost its appeal, what some of the new concerns and questions are and whether anything will replace it. Alister shares the evidence that compelled him to move from atheism to Christianity and Alex contemplates what it might take to convince him that God exists. Your host on Unbelievable? for this riveting debate is Ruth Jackson. For Alex O'Connor: https://www.youtube.com/user/alexjoconnor For Alister McGrath: http://alistermcgrath.weebly.com/    Buy the book, Coming to Faith Through Dawkins: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Coming-Faith-Through-Dawkins-Christianity/dp/0825448220 Missed Part One? Catch up here: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/unbelievable/unbelievable-coming-to-faith-through-dawkins-part-1-has-new-atheism-failed-alister-mcgrath-and-alex-oconnor/16243.article • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
9/15/2023 • 1 hour, 26 minutes, 19 seconds
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Classic Replay: Are Christians happier than atheists? Ann Morisy & Craig James

From 2016: The latest survey from the UK Office of National Statistics shows that religious people are happier than atheists. Hindus came first in terms of reported happiness and Christians second. Christian researcher and author Ann Morisy discusses with atheist blogger and author Craig James why people of faith consistently report higher levels of wellbeing in surveys than atheists. What other factors may account for the results and does it have any bearing on the truth of religious claims? For Ann Morisy: http://www.stpancraschurch.org/index.php?id=126 For Craig A James: http://www.thereligionvirus.com/ • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
9/12/2023 • 1 hour, 18 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Robot Race - Part 1: Could AI ever replace humanity? - Nigel Crook & Anil Seth

The Big Conversation - Episode 5 | Season 5 In this special two-parter, we explore "The Robot Race". Are developments in Artificial Intelligence spiralling out of control? Can we slow the development of large scale AI even if we wanted to? And what can we learn about ourselves - the human race - in light of AI's rapidly expanding capabilities? Here, in part one, we confront the ominous existential question: could AI ever replace humanity? The implications for the future of humankind posed by developments such as ChatGPT, robotics, and data sharing are discussed by Nigel Crook, Professor in Artificial Intelligence & Robotics at Oxford Brookes University and author of "Rise of the Moral Machine: Exploring Virtue through a Robot's Eyes", and Anil Seth, Professor of Cognitive & Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, winner of The Michael Faraday Prize and Lecture 2023, and author of "Being You: A New Science of Consciousness". • For bonus content, updates and more shows sign up at: http://www.thebigconversation.show • Take our survey! https://survey-star.co.uk/robotrace1 The Big Conversation is a video series from Premier Unbelievable? featuring world-class thinkers across the religious and non-religious community. Exploring science, faith, philosophy and what it means to be human. The Big Conversation is produced by Premier Unbelievable? in partnership with John Templeton Foundation. • For Nigel Crook: https://ntcrook.com • For Anil Seth: https://www.anilseth.com • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
9/8/2023 • 54 minutes, 12 seconds
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Classic Replay: Is belief in Divine punishment good or bad for us? Dominic Johnson and Peter S Williams

From 2016: Dominic Johnson’s book ‘God is Watching You: How the fear of God makes us human’ makes the claim that belief in divine punishment has arisen because of the evolutionary advantage it brings in creating cooperative, moral societies. Christian philosopher Peter S Williams interacts with Dominic on questions over whether his research explains away religious belief, and whether Christianity is a religion of punishment and rewards. For ‘God is Watching You’: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/god-is-watching-you-9780199895632?cc=gb For Peter S Williams: http://www.peterswilliams.com • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
9/5/2023 • 1 hour, 20 minutes, 19 seconds
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Coming to faith through Dawkins - Part 1: has New Atheism failed? - Alister McGrath & Alex O'Connor

Unbelievable? delves back into history and asks Did new atheism fail? with one the world’s best-known theologians Alister McGrath debating Oxford-educated philosopher and wildly successful YouTuber Alex O’Connor. Prompted by a new book Coming to Faith Through Dawkins which published on 29th August 2023, the book edited by Denis Alexander and Alister McGrath gathered other intelligent minds from around the world Australia, S. Africa, Egypt, USA, and the UK to share their startling commonality: Richard Dawkins and his fellow New Atheists were instrumental in their conversions to Christianity.  Despite a wide range of backgrounds and cultures, all are united in the fact that they were first enthusiasts for the claims and writings of the New Atheists. But each became disillusioned by the arguments and conclusions of Dawkins, causing them to look deeper and with more objectivity at religious faith. The fallacies of Christianity Dawkins warns of simply don't exist. "This is a novel book: real-life stories of people who have actually come to faith, not in spite of but through Richard Dawkins. It must be his own worst nightmare!" - William Lane Craig   Alister McGrath is a former atheist who discovered Christianity while studying the natural sciences at Oxford University. He has held a number of senior appointments during his career, including Professor of Historical Theology at Oxford, before taking up the Andreas Idreos Professorship of Science and Religion at Oxford, from which he retired last year. He also served as President of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. McGrath is one of the world's best-known theologians and apologists, and is the author of the internationally acclaimed textbook Christian Theology: An Introduction, which has been translated into twenty languages. With his wife, he wrote a critique of Richard Dawkins's God Delusion which became an international bestseller. Later this year, he will publish a new textbook entitled Christian Apologetics: An Introduction. McGrath has three earned doctorates from Oxford University, in the natural sciences, theology, and intellectual history. Alex O’Connor is a YouTuber and host of the Within Reason Podcast, a philosophy platform designed to present philosophical discussions in an accessible format. A graduate of philosophy and theology from St. John’s College, Oxford University, he is also an international public speaker and debater, having defended his philosophical convictions against a wide range of experts across multiple continents, whose online video material has been viewed more than seventy million times. Alex O'Connor: https://www.youtube.com/user/alexjoconnor Alister McGrath: http://alistermcgrath.weebly.com/    Buy the book, Coming to Faith through Dawkins: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Coming-Faith-Through-Dawkins-Christianity/dp/0825448220 • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
9/1/2023 • 1 hour, 26 minutes, 45 seconds
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Coming to faith through Dawkins - Part 1: has New Atheism failed? - Alister McGrath & Alex O'Connor

Unbelievable? delves back into history and asks Did new atheism fail? with one the world’s best-known theologians Alister McGrath debating Oxford-educated philosopher and wildly successful YouTuber Alex O’Connor. Prompted by a new book Coming to Faith Through Dawkins which published on 29th August 2023, the book edited by Denis Alexander and Alister McGrath gathered other intelligent minds from around the world Australia, S. Africa, Egypt, USA, and the UK to share their startling commonality: Richard Dawkins and his fellow New Atheists were instrumental in their conversions to Christianity.  Despite a wide range of backgrounds and cultures, all are united in the fact that they were first enthusiasts for the claims and writings of the New Atheists. But each became disillusioned by the arguments and conclusions of Dawkins, causing them to look deeper and with more objectivity at religious faith. The fallacies of Christianity Dawkins warns of simply don't exist. "This is a novel book: real-life stories of people who have actually come to faith, not in spite of but through Richard Dawkins. It must be his own worst nightmare!" --William Lane Craig"   Alister McGrath is a former atheist who discovered Christianity while studying the natural sciences at Oxford University. He has held a number of senior appointments during his career, including Professor of Historical Theology at Oxford, before taking up the Andreas Idreos Professorship of Science and Religion at Oxford, from which he retired last year. He also served as President of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. McGrath is one of the world's best-known theologians and apologists, and is the author of the internationally acclaimed textbook Christian Theology: An Introduction, which has been translated into twenty languages. With his wife, he wrote a critique of Richard Dawkins's God Delusion which became an international bestseller. Later this year, he will publish a new textbook entitled Christian Apologetics: An Introduction. McGrath has three earned doctorates from Oxford University, in the natural sciences, theology, and intellectual history. Alex O’Connor is a YouTuber and host of the Within Reason Podcast, a philosophy platform designed to present philosophical discussions in an accessible format. A graduate of philosophy and theology from St. John’s College, Oxford University, he is also an international public speaker and debater, having defended his philosophical convictions against a wide range of experts across multiple continents, whose online video material has been viewed more than seventy million times.   Buy the book, Coming to Faith through Dawkins: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Coming-Faith-Through-Dawkins-Christianity/dp/0825448220 • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
9/1/2023 • 1 hour, 26 minutes, 45 seconds
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Classic Replay: Grill an apologist – members of UK Apologetics respond to skeptic callers

From March 2015: Ruth Preston, Calum Miller and Peter S Williams of the UK Apologetics Facebook group and blog take a variety of questions from callers. Ben, who lost his faith, wants to know why God didn’t provide him with more evidence. Michael asks: Why should I believe Paul? Tim wants to know why evangelicals can be so insular, and Brian has questions about the moral Argument for God • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
8/29/2023 • 1 hour, 4 minutes, 9 seconds
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Richard Dawkins & Francis Collins Debate (Replay) + Clash with Richard Swinburne + New Big Conversation Episodes Reveal!

We revisit a riveting dialogue from Season 4 of The Big Conversation, from 2022. With their diametrically opposed beliefs on the ideas around God's existence, Francis Collins, a geneticist who found faith in Christianity, and Richard Dawkins, renowned atheist author and evolutionary biologist debate biology, belief and COVID: can science and fight be reconciled? We also look at Dawkins' recent exchange with Christian philosopher Richard Swinburne, as a natural extension to some of the issues discussed with Francis Collins, and will also give you a sneak peek of an exhilarating two-parter coming up in Season 5 of The Big Conversation: a debate on a pressing contemporary topic! Register for early access to new Big Conversation episodes, as well as hours of exclusive video and ebook content - including the bonus clip of Dawkins and Collins discussing genetics: https://thebigconversation.show Watch the full "Mystery of Existence" discussion, featuring Dawkins and Swinburne: Part One: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/unbelievable/unbelievable-the-mystery-of-existence-why-is-there-something-rather-than-nothing-part-1-with-richard-dawkins-jessica-frazier-silvia-jonas-richard-swinburne-and-jack-symes/16076.article Part Two: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/unbelievable/unbelievable-the-mystery-of-existence-where-did-natural-environments-and-complex-organisms-came-from-part-2-with-richard-dawkins-jessica-frazier-silvia-jonas-richard-swinburne/16119.article For the book "Coming to Faith Through Dawkins": https://www.kregel.com/biography/coming-to-faith-through-dawkins/ • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
8/25/2023 • 1 hour, 46 minutes, 26 seconds
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Classic Replay: Debating the Ontological Argument

From March 2015: Can God be proved by definition? That's the claim of the Ontological Argument for God's existence. Christian Philosopher Peter S Williams and sceptic philosopher Peter Millican from Oxford University explore the different versions of the argument. Williams defends the argument, Millican believes it is flawed. For Peter S Williams: www.peterswilliams.com Peter SW YouTube Playlist on the OA and Peter SW teaching on the argument For Peter Millican: http://www.millican.org/ and Graham Oppy's Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy entry on Ontological Arguments For Millican's 2011 debate with William Lane Craig Click here. • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
8/22/2023 • 1 hour, 56 seconds
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Cancer and Christianity: The final Tim Keller Q+A

Tim Keller was a renowned thinker, writer and speaker who was dubbed New York's 'pastor to skeptics'. This week his online memorial was watched by tens of thousands around the world. We return to one of his last live shows hosted by Ruth Jackson and Justin Brierley when Tim answered audience questions on his journey with pancreatic cancer, his transformed prayer life and his book 'Forgive'. For more reflections on Tim Keller you can also rewatch Unbelievable's retrospective on Tim's life Tim Keller: Life, Death, and Legacy with Lecrae, Pete Wehner, Krish Kandiah (ADD LINK https://youtu.be/QLq2C8KxhAE) Forgiveness is available here https://www.eden.co.uk/christian-books/spiritual-growth/forgiveness/forgive?site_id=162595&adtype=pla&device=c&product_id=6164889&gclid=CjwKCAjwivemBhBhEiwAJxNWN9L_92S8daLRRPccTvVuhoq7Nmr7Cg0PYL77v_3KIcmXK0-JyqSPZhoCFj4QAvD_BwE • Support the show and receive your e-book 'In Conversation with Tim Keller': premierunbelievable.com/keller • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
8/18/2023 • 1 hour, 2 minutes, 30 seconds
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Classic Replay: Is the Church failing gay Christians

From Feb 2015: Church leader Steve Chalke is well known for his support of same-sex relationships. Ed Shaw is a same sex attracted Christian whose traditional Biblical convictions have led him to remain celibate. They discuss how churches should treat those in their congregation who are LGBT. Jayne Ozanne, an evangelical and former member of the Archbishop's council who recently came out as gay joins by phone and we hear the story of Rosaria Butterfield's journey from lesbian activist english professor to becoming wife of a church pastor. For the article 'Is the church failing gay Christians?' by Chalke and Doherty: http://www.premierchristianity.com/Past-Issues/2015/March-2015/Is-the-Church-failing-gay-Christians • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
8/15/2023 • 1 hour, 2 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Mystery of Existence: Where did natural environments and complex organisms came from? What is the origin of life ? Part 2 with Richard Dawkins, Jessica Frazier, Silvia Jonas, Richard Swinburne and Jack Symes

Featuring four of the biggest names in philosophy and biology Unbelievable presents the second part of “The Mystery of Existence” a riveting debate showcasing the intellectual prowess of four eminent figures in the realm of biology and philosophy: Richard Dawkins (representing science and atheism), Jessica Frazier (on Hinduism), Silvia Jonas (speaking on Jewish philosophy), and Richard Swinburne (defending Christianity). The origin of our universe is the greatest mystery of all. The second part of this special debate discusses what is the origin of life? Why is there something rather than nothing? This remarkable two-part series is a collaboration with The Panpsycast Philosophy Podcast and has been made possible, in part, by the Global Philosophy of Religion Project at the University of Birmingham. Hosted by Ruth Jackson of Unbelievable and presented by Jack Symes of Panpsycast, this Unbelievable special 'The Mystery of Existence' offers profound insights and perspectives on origins and meaning. If you missed the first part of this enthralling debate, titled "Why is there something rather than nothing?" be sure to catch up here {Hyperlink FOR PREVIOUS WEEK's SHOW] The Global Philosophy of Religion Project: http://global-philosophy.org Philosophers on God (book): http://amzn.to/3K4enjy Talking about Philosophy: http://talkingaboutphilosophy.com Richard Dawkins: http://richarddawkins.com  Jessica Frazier: http://bit.ly/jessicafrazier  Silvia Jonas: http://silviajonas.com  Jack Symes: http://jacksymes.co.uk  Richard Swinburne: http://bit.ly/richardswinburne  Philosophers on God (book): http://amzn.to/3K4enjy Talking about Philosophy: http://talkingaboutphilosophy.com  The Global Philosophy of Religion Project: http://global-philosophy.org  Support: http://patreon.com/panpsycast • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
8/11/2023 • 1 hour, 33 seconds
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Classic Replay: Is genocide skeleton in God's closet?

From February 2015: Joshua Ryan Butler, author of 'The Skeletons in God's Closet' discusses hell, judgement and holy war with Jeff Cook. They debate whether Old Testament warfare passages constitute divinely mandated genocide. For Joshua Butler: http://joshuaryanbutler.com For Jeff Cook: http://everythingnew.org/ • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
8/8/2023 • 1 hour, 6 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Mystery of Existence: Why is there something rather than nothing? Part 1 with Richard Dawkins, Jessica Frazier, Silvia Jonas, Richard Swinburne and Jack Symes

The origin of our universe is the greatest mystery of all. Why is there something rather than nothing? Further still, how did we come to exist in a world with such precise laws of nature and complex creatures? As we shall see, how we answer these questions determines everything: from the meaning of our lives to the secrets of our futures. This week Premier Unbelievable presents a two part show event entitled “The Mystery of Existence” opening with the perennial and mind teasing question, “Why is there something rather than nothing?”. We have teamed up with our friends at The Panpsycast Philosophy Podcast to create a riveting two-part show made possible in part thanks to the Global Philosophy of Religion Project at the University of Birmingham. Featuring four of the biggest names in philosophy: Richard Dawkins (representing science and atheism), Jessica Frazier (on Hinduism), Silvia Jonas (speaking on Jewish philosophy), and Richard Swinburne (defending Christianity), the show asks the question, Why is there something rather than nothing?”  The debate is presented by Unbelievable’s Ruth Jackson and hosted by Panpsycast’s Jack Symes. The Global Philosophy of Religion Project: http://global-philosophy.org Philosophers on God (book): http://amzn.to/3K4enjy Talking about Philosophy: http://talkingaboutphilosophy.com Richard Dawkins: http://richarddawkins.com Jessica Frazier: http://bit.ly/jessicafrazier Silvia Jonas: http://silviajonas.com Jack Symes: http://jacksymes.co.uk Richard Swinburne: http://bit.ly/richardswinburne • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
8/4/2023 • 1 hour, 1 minute, 25 seconds
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Classic Replay: Paula Gooder answers your questions

From February 2015: New Testament scholar, author and speaker Paula Gooder joins Justin to tackle a range of questions sent in by listeners. The Old Covenant, eyewitness testimony, how the Gospels were written and much more is covered. For Paula Gooder: http://www.gooder.me.uk/ • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
8/1/2023 • 50 minutes, 17 seconds
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Sharon Dirckx vs Emily Qureshi-Hurst • Do Consciousness and Near Death Experiences Point to an Afterlife?

The Big Conversation - Episode 4 | Season 5 What should we make of accounts of “near death experiences”? Do they give credible support to the possibility that there is life after death, or can they be explained away as mere physical phenomena? Indeed, what is the connection between the brain, consciousness, and "the soul" (if it even exists)? Christian speaker and former neuroscientist Dr Sharon Dirckx, author of Am I Just My Brain?, engages with atheist philosopher Dr Emily Qureshi-Hurst, college lecturer and Junior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford and author of the book God, Salvation, and the Problem of Spacetime. • For bonus content, updates and more shows sign up at: http://www.thebigconversation.show • Take our survey! https://survey-star.co.uk/dirckx&hurst The Big Conversation is a video series from Premier Unbelievable? featuring world-class thinkers across the religious and non-religious community. Exploring science, faith, philosophy and what it means to be human. The Big Conversation is produced by Premier Unbelievable? in partnership with John Templeton Foundation. • For Sharon Dirckx: https://www.faraday.cam.ac.uk/about/people/dr-sharon-dirckx/ and dirckx.org • For Emily Qureshi-Hurst: https://www.philosophy.ox.ac.uk/people/emily-qureshi-hurst • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
7/28/2023 • 1 hour, 8 minutes, 13 seconds
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Classic Replay: Why does God allow suffering? Vince Vitale & Julian Baggini

From February 2015: Following atheist Stephen Fry's viral anti-God video, the question of how a good God could allow suffering has come into focus again. Justin is joined by Christian philosopher Vince Vitale, author of "Why Suffering?" as he debates the issues with atheist think Julian Baggini. To watch Justin's own response to Stephen Fry: https://youtu.be/klPr708VWDk To watch the video of this debate: https://youtu.be/GgCiEftlNy4 For Vince Vitale: www.theocca.org For John Loftus: www.microphilosophy.net • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
7/25/2023 • 1 hour, 41 seconds
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Should we deconstruct or reconstruct? with Olivia Jackson, Preston Ulmer and Vince Vitale.

Unbelievable takes on the often-misunderstood topic of deconstruction in the sense of deconstructing Christian faith or becoming exvangelical is another phrase you might have come across. It refers to a process, some would say a movement, where individuals critically examine their beliefs, doctrines, and assumptions about Christianity. It often involves re-evaluating traditional interpretations of scripture, exploring different theological perspectives, and grappling with doubts and uncertainties.   Many proponents of deconstruction argue that it can lead to a deeper and more authentic faith by shedding outdated or harmful beliefs and embracing a more personal and nuanced understanding of spirituality. Critics, on the other hand, express concerns that deconstruction can result in a crisis of one's most foundational beliefs crumble beneath them.   But is this at all surprising? With failures of the church to reflect Jesus, with abuse by Christian leaders in the news daily, where is one to turn? Will deconstruction take you deeper? Or will it destroy your belief altogether? Vince Vitale hosts this week, and his guests are Olivia Jackson author of (un) Certain A Collective Memoir of Deconstructing Faith and Preston Ulmer, founder of The Doubters Club and author of Deconstruct Faith Discover Jesus -  how questioning your religion can lead you to a healthy and holy God Olivia's book https://www.amazon.co.uk/Certain-Collective-Memoir-Deconstructing-Faith/dp/0334063639 Preston's book https://www.amazon.co.uk/Preston-Ulmer/e/B098F92CQY/ref=aufs_dp_mata_dsk https://www.instagram.com/ptulmer/ https://www.thedoubtersclub.com/startyourowndc • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
7/21/2023 • 1 hour, 15 minutes, 29 seconds
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Classic Replay: Does Christianity pass the Outsider Test? (PART 2)

From January 2015: In a continuation of last week’s show David Marshall & John Loftus continue to debate whether Christianity is rationally tenable and unique among world religions. David Marshall author of ‘Why Jesus Passes the Outsider Test’, argues that Christianity uniquely fulfils the hopes and desires of all religious searching. • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
7/18/2023 • 50 minutes, 7 seconds
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Is violence ever justified? The dilemma of Nigeria’s Christians with Hassan John and Roger Bolton

More Christians are killed in Nigeria than in any other country in the world. According to the charity Open Doors almost nine in ten of the more than 5,600 Christians murdered worldwide during 2022 were in Nigeria. A report by the British Parliament, Nigeria: Unfolding Genocide? Three Years On, was released this week, and highlights the massacres. ‘When will the world wake up to the persecution of Nigerian Christians?’, asked a lone headline in the The Spectator magazine. Few other news outlets paid attention. This week, Unbelievable host Roger Bolton speaks to Archdeacon Hassan John, an Anglican minister from Jos in northern Nigeria who has lived through much of the violence. A former journalist, he is now a church leader and campaigner for religious liberty, who tries to bring reconciliation between Christians and Muslims in the region. Hassan recalls harrowing tales of near-miss encounters with Islamic extremists and on-going anti-Christian violence which continues to tear apart communities. He also discusses how he and other Christians attempt to work with Muslim in their communities to prevent the violence. The Unbelievable conversation will help listeners understand the complexity of the situation of Nigeria and beyond, as well as asking some of the bigger questions facing Christians being persecuted for their faith worldwide. Is it ever acceptable for Christians to respond to persecution with violence? How can Christians ever practice forgiveness and love for enemies who have killed or harmed their family and friends? And, more broadly, why does the Western media ignore the story in places like Nigeria? • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
7/14/2023 • 1 hour, 15 minutes, 11 seconds
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Classic Replay: Does Christianity pass the Outsider Test? (PART 1)

From January 2015: Atheist John Loftus has challenged Christians with the 'Outsider Test of Faith'. He believes that if Christians examined their own faith with the same level of scepticism they do other faiths, they would reject it. Christian guest David Marshall is the author of 'How Jesus Passes the Outsider Test'. A resident of China, he debates Loftus, examining why, among other factors, the global success of Christianity means that it passes the Test. • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
7/11/2023 • 1 hour, 3 minutes, 8 seconds
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Philip Ball & Nick Spencer • Can Science and Religion Tell us What it Means to be Human?

The Big Conversation - Episode 3 | Season 5 It’s a widely held view that science and religion are in conflict, including and perhaps especially over how they approach one of life's most fundamental questions: what does it mean to be human? But is that really the case, and do we need to rethink how we’ve been seeking the answer, at a time when we seemingly need more clarity over humanity's identity than ever before? Atheist science writer and broadcaster Philip Ball, author of The Book of Minds: Understanding Ourselves and Other Beings, From Animals to Aliens, engages with Christian academic Nick Spencer, Senior Fellow at Theos and author of Magisteria: The Entangled Histories of Science & Religion. • For bonus content, updates and more shows sign up at: http://www.thebigconversation.show • Take our survey! https://survey-star.co.uk/ballandspencer The Big Conversation is a video series from Premier Unbelievable? featuring world-class thinkers across the religious and non-religious community. Exploring science, faith, philosophy and what it means to be human. The Big Conversation is produced by Premier Unbelievable? in partnership with John Templeton Foundation. • For Philip Ball: https://www.philipball.co.uk • For Philip Ball's "second brain" project: https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/ideas/technology/40960/why-im-growing-a-second-brain • For Nick Spencer: https://www.theosthinktank.co.uk/comment/2023/03/02/magisteria-the-entangled-histories-of-science-and-religion • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
7/7/2023 • 1 hour, 16 minutes, 51 seconds
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Classic Replay: Does Humanism need God?

From January 2015: The term 'Humanism' is often seen as synonymous with atheism. But a Theos report titled: 'The case for Christian Humanism: why Christians should be Humanists and Humanists should be Christians' claimed to show that atheism is ill-equipped to support the fundamental tenets of Humanism. Report author Angus Ritchie debated with atheist philosopher Stephen Law on whether atheistic humanism can account for the human dignity, morality and reason it espouses. For the Theos report: www.theosthinktank.co.uk For Stephen Law's response: click here • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
7/4/2023 • 1 hour, 2 minutes, 44 seconds
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I lost nine years of my life : Transgender to Transformed | Laura Perry Smalts shares her life-changing story with Billy Hallowell

Even in a time of culture wars and controversy about everything, there are few subjects as difficult to discuss as transgender rights. In less than a decade the number of young people identifying as trans has exploded, and with it the number of arguments about the subject.  In British schools nearly 80% of teachers report trans-identified or non-binary students in their classroom.  Supporters say being trans is innate, like being gay, and that this is like the gay-rights movement of 30 years ago, with lots of trans kids coming out of the closet to be themselves. Critics say being trans is not innate and that many kids are identifying as the opposite sex because it is cool, and because they are being indoctrinated by a new ideology, fed to them on social media and by activist teachers.  The debates have become most heated when it comes to actual medical transitioning.  In all of the disagreement, what frequently gets lost is the need for compassion for anyone struggling with dysphoria. But how far should compassion go? Should it allow any teenager who says they are trans to medically transition? What about the increasing number of studies showing that many such kids have other serious mental-health issues?   Laura Perry Smalts who was born female, and lived as a young man for almost 9 years. She took cross-sex hormones for years and had two major surgeries. She now regrets ever having done it, has detransitioned, and wants to warn others of the dangers. She is here to tell her story.  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Transgender-Transformed-Story-Transition-Truly/dp/1933591307 This is a helpful article on the Living Out website on how to parent a child who is questioning their gender identity https://www.livingout.org/resources/articles/111/parenting-a-child-questioning-their-gender-identityThe Bayswater Support group helps parents whose children have some form of transgender of nonbinary identity https://www.bayswatersupport.org.ukA quick guide to the issue written for the Christian Medical Fellowship https://www.cmf.org.uk/resources/publications/content/?context=article&id=27357The Society for Evidence-based Gender Medicine https://segm.orgTransgender Trend campaign against medical interventions for gender-questioning children https://www.transgendertrend.comGenspect is an international coalition of professionals and others critical of transgender treatment for gender dysphoria https://genspect.orgThe Clinical Advisory Network on Sex and Gender https://can-sg.org/ • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
6/30/2023 • 52 minutes, 13 seconds
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From Porn Star to Pastor: Joshua Broome's Journey of Redemption

From Porn Star to Pastor: Joshua Broome's Journey of Redemption Joshua Broome in conversation with Billy Hallowell This week Premier Unbelievable delves into the extraordinary life transformation of Joshua Broome. In this gripping interview we unravel the tale of a man who reached the pinnacle of fame and fortune in the adult film industry, only to be left empty, broken, and yearning for something more.  The interview has much to say to those struggling with addiction to porn, those caught up in creating it and those wondering what to do about its growing influence on our society. “I was one of the most successful adult film stars in the world," says Broome. "I obtained fame, wealth, and travelled the world all to find out that none of those would fill the emptiness in my heart. Then, I found Jesus."   Billy Hallowell, host of Unbelievable?, peels back the layers of Joshua's remarkable journey, from his meteoric rise to be one of the top five male porn stars, with over 1,000 movies under his belt and numerous accolades, to his haunting realisation that success alone couldn't fill the void within his soul. Joshua describes 2012, the year he won male porn performer of the year, as the worst year of his life.  Discover how Joshua found redemption in Jesus which led him eventually to become a pastor. Through his own experiences, he shares profound insights on how we can confront our past actions, and any shame attached to them, to embrace forgiveness and find true fulfilment. It’s a transformative personal narrative, which offers hope to those wanting to escape the grip of pornography, as well as a warning about the broader dangers of porn within society. https://www.joshuabroome.me/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/iamjoshuabroome/?hl=en If you would like someone to talk to about anything that has affected you by this show, please call Premier Lifeline our confidential helpline offering a listening ear, and emotional and spiritual support. We are open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday on 0300 111 0101 If you are interested to take action to end sexual exploitation in UK go to Centre to End Sexual Exploitation If pornography harmed you go to Expose the Harm For resources in the USA go to National Center on Sexual Exploitation If you are a parent concerned about your child's access to hypersexualised media and porn go to Culture Reframed • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
6/23/2023 • 52 minutes, 28 seconds
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Classic Replay: Keith Ward vs Michael Ruse on Mind, Consciousness & The God Question

From 2014. Christian philosopher Prof Keith Ward and atheist philosopher of science Michael Ruse debate some of the issues raised by the DVD documentary series The God Question. It explores whether advances in science are undermining or supporting belief in God. Alongside audio clips from the film they discuss whether the human mind can be explained by material processes alone, religious experience and free will. • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
6/21/2023 • 1 hour, 4 minutes, 33 seconds
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The occult, demons and exorcism: Is modern-day deliverance ministry biblical? With ex-psychic Jenn Nizza, pastor Mike Signorelli hosted by Billy Hallowell

Is the occult just harmless fun? Or are there hidden dangers to alternative spirituality, satanism, and even new-age practices? Increasingly the debate is not about good vs evil but my truth vs your truth. Ex-psychic Jenn Nizza tells the story of her escape from the occult to Christianity to host Billy Hallowell journalist and author of 'Playing with Fire'. Joining the conversation is deliverance minister Mike Signorelli, lead pastor and founder of V1 Church based in New York City. So is popular culture capitalising on our interest in all things satanic and demonic, or leading us to it? Pauline follows the story of Pauline, an 18-year-old who has school stress, the climate crisis, and the general downfall of society weighing on her mind. This becomes even more complicated when she becomes pregnant from a one-night stand with Lukas, who turns out to be the devil.  What's even more surprising is that this German original show has been green-lit by Disney+, the home of Pixar movies, Mickey Mouse, and National Geographic. So what’s going on here? Should we be pushing back against this obsession with evil, or just chilling out?  And are we in danger of creating a future that no-one wants to live in? Jenn Nizza Tiktok- @Expsychichsaved Youtube- Jenn ex psychic,   Facebook Page- Expsychicsaved Instagram @expsychicsaved https://www.expsychicsaved.com/ Mike Signarelli https://mikesignorelli.com/ https://www.amazon.com/Chaos-Clarity-No-Turning-Back/dp/1952602696 • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
6/16/2023 • 1 hour, 18 minutes, 6 seconds
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Classic Replay: William Lane Craig vs Daniel Came: Does Mathematics Point to God?

From January 2015. In 1960 physicist Eugene Wigner wrote a paper on the ‘unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics’. Christian philosopher William (Bill) Lane Craig was developing arguments concerning the ‘applicability’ of mathematics as evidence for God as part of his wider research on abstract objects. Bill interacted with atheist/agnostic philosopher Daniel Came on whether the remarkable ability of maths to describe the universe we live in is evidence for a transcendent designer. • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow
6/15/2023 • 1 hour, 5 minutes, 37 seconds
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Classic Replay: Tim Keller on life, faith, and suffering

In light of renowned New York pastor and author Tim Keller’s recent death on May 19th 2023, we wanted to revisit this interview he did with Justin Brierley from Easter 2014. Tim talked to Justin and answered listener questions about his life, faith and ministry. They also discussed his then-latest book 'Walking With God Through Pain and Suffering'. • For Tim Keller's most recent appearance on Unbelievable from December 2022, discussing his cancer battle, prayer life, and new book 'Forgiveness': https://www.premierunbelievable.com/unbelievable/unbelievable-tim-keller-qanda-on-cancer-prayer-and-forgiveness/14638.article • For last week's episode where Lecrae, Krish Kandiah, and Peter Weyner shared their reflections on the life of Tim Keller: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/unbelievable/unbelievable-tim-keller-life-death-and-legacy-with-lecrae-pete-weyner-krish-kandiah-christian-witness-in-a-culture-war/15685.article • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
6/13/2023 • 53 minutes, 48 seconds
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Bart Ehrman vs Peter J Williams, 2009: Misquoting Jesus: Can We Trust The Gospels? (plus new Big Conversation reveal)

Given the huge interest in our recent Big Conversation debate between Bart Ehrman and Justin Bass, on the evidence for the Resurrection, we're revisiting a pivotal debate from 2009: Bart Ehrman's first appearance on Unbelievable?, debating Peter J Williams on whether we can trust the gospel accounts and, specifically, how New Testament scripture has been transmitted. This episode catapulted Unbelievable? into the podcast charts and introduced the show to a whole new audience, as well as shedding lots of light on the claims of Bart Ehrman's most famous book 'Misquoting Jesus'. We also reveal, on the podcast, the next upcoming episode of The Big Conversation Season 5, including a sneak preview clip! Episode 3 releases on July 7th 2023, but you can watch it a whole week early by signing up at: https://thebigconversation.show More Bart Ehrman debates: • Bart Ehrman vs Peter J Williams rematch on The Big Conversation, 2019: https://www.thebigconversation.show/videos/season-5/episode-1/ • Bart Ehrman vs Justin Bass on The Big Conversation, 2023: https://www.thebigconversation.show/videos/season-2/episode-3-the-story-of-jesus-can-we-trust-the-historical-reliability-of-the-gospels/ • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
6/9/2023 • 1 hour, 19 minutes, 50 seconds
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Tim Keller: Life, Death, and Legacy with Lecrae, Pete Weyner, Krish Kandiah | Christian Witness in a Culture War

Join us on Unbelievable presented by Ruth Jackson as we delve into the extraordinary life and work of the late Dr. Timothy J. Keller, a humble yet ambitious church leader who shaped faith in the modern world. Tim Keller's impact extends far beyond his time, as he fearlessly explored the intricate relationship between faith and culture. With City to City, and other nonprofit organisations he spearheaded, and as the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan alongside his wife Kathy, Keller seamlessly integrated ancient wisdom into the fabric of the modern city. With his quiet confidence and lack of defensiveness, he made faith thrilling and relevant, captivating hearts with timeless truths. As he neared the end of his journey, Keller taught us about death and dying well. He also shared invaluable advice from the book of Jeremiah: to live on the razor's edge, embrace audacious faith; invest rather than simply consume, leaving a lasting impact on others; and let go of the pursuit of reputation, recognising the fleeting nature of worldly acclaim. Unbelievable? discusses the life of Tim Keller, his style and impact, the question of suffering, how he refused to be drawn in but navigated the culture wars, and the wisdom he leaves through his many books. Unbelievable? show host Ruth Jackson is joined by three guests who knew and worked with Keller. Lecrae, Grammy award-winning hip-hop artist and actor; Dr. Krish Kandiah, author and social activist; and Pete Wehner, journalist and senior fellow at Trinity Forum all offer candid insights into the profound ways Keller impacted their lives both personally and through his extensive body of work. As always let us know what you think! We love to hear from you so get in touch if you have stories to share. And enjoy this edition of Unbelievable as we honour Tim Keller life and legacy and the far-reaching influence of his ministry. • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
6/2/2023 • 1 hour, 26 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Abortion Debate: Life, Equality, and Choice

Get ready for a riveting episode of Unbelievable? part of our ongoing series Rights of Life and Death. Today in The Abortion Debate:  Life, Equality, and Choice, we're diving headfirst into the contentious and thought-provoking topic of abortion. What does it mean to say that life begins? What would it take for the fetus or the child to have a right to life, and for this to outweigh the mother’s right to choice?  How do we determine moral value? It's a debate that strikes at the very core of life, equality, and personal choice. Brace yourselves as we navigate the delicate balance between the rights of the child and the rights of the mother.   Joining us on this electrifying debate led by moderator Roger Bolton are two extraordinary guests. First, we have Ann Furedi, a leading global pro-choice advocate for almost 40 years,  who worked for 17 years as CEO of British Pregnancy Advisory Service. She has written extensively on the ethics of abortion and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Social Sciences by the University of Kent.  Her groundbreaking book, 'The Moral Case for Abortion: A Defense of Reproductive Choice,' lays out the moral arguments empowering women to make decisions about their pregnancies.    But that's not all. Presenting the Christian worldview and opposing abortion on demand is Dr. Calum Miller, an NHS doctor and an unwavering pro-life advocate. With a medical degree from the prestigious University of Oxford and a deep understanding of philosophy and biblical studies, Dr. Miller brings a unique insight into the intricacies of abortion policy in practice. He's here to challenge our assumptions and shed light on the moral value of the unborn.   In this high-voltage discussion, we'll explore the burning questions that lie at the heart of the abortion debate. When does life truly begin? Is there ever a justifiable reason to take another life? How do we assign moral value to the unborn? And are there conditions that would tip the scales in favour of granting the fetus a right to life that supersedes a mother's right to choice?   Hold on tight as we unpack the very definitions of 'pro-life' and 'pro-choice' and their profound implications for the beginning of life, human equality, and personal autonomy. We won't shy away from the tough questions, including the role of women's choice and the intersection of abortion with women's equality. And for those wondering if men should have a voice in this conversation, we'll address that too. Prepare for an exhilarating, thought-provoking, and mind-expanding discussion. Tune in to this week's episode of Unbelievable as we embark on a quest to unravel the intricate threads of the abortion debate. Don't miss out on this explosive episode.   As always we want to hear what you think, perhaps you have a story or a testimony to share?  Do get in touch with us via our social channels or email us [email protected] And if you want to get access to bonus content and get early bird access to online events sign up for our newsletter: https://account.premierunbelievable.com/register   Ann Furedi's book is The Moral Case for Abortion: A Defence of Reproductive Choice https://www.amazon.co.uk/Moral-Case-Abortion-Defence-Reproductive/dp/3030901882/ref=sr_1_1?qid=1684796806&refinements=p_27%3AAnn+Furedi&s=books&sr=1-1   Calum Miller an ethicist, philosopher and doctor has created a website https://calumsblog.com/ offering a weath of information on all the questions [https://calumsblog.com/abortion-qa/] and topics surrounding the sanctity of life. All his papers are here https://calumsblog.com/academic-papers/   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
5/26/2023 • 1 hour, 17 minutes, 5 seconds
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Classic Replay: Krauss vs William Lane Craig - the Australia debates

Christian philosopher William Lane Craig and atheist physicist Lawrence Krauss met in Australia for 3 public dialogues on the existence of God in 2013. They joined Justin Brierley to reflect on the value of the events and the way it was carried out. We hear highlights of their discussion on whether God commanded genocide in the Old Testament and if there is good evidence for the resurrection of Christ.   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
5/23/2023 • 1 hour, 1 minute, 41 seconds
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Assisted dying, assisted suicide, or murder: should doctors who save lives be given the power to end them? hosted by Roger Bolton, with Dr. Ellen Wiebe and Dr. Mark Pickering

Should anyone be eligible for medical assistance in dying?  "Choosing Death: Assisted Dying, Assisted Suicide, Murder – Who Decides?"   Should the power to decide be granted to everyone when it comes to medical assistance in dying? A recent Canadian survey sheds light on the attitudes towards euthanasia and assisted dying, revealing startling statistics. Poverty, homelessness, mental illness, and disability – these factors, according to the Canadian survey, justify access to euthanasia for a significant portion of the population.  Shocking, but perhaps not surprising is that the younger generation, in particular, supports these views, with percentages reaching as high as 41% for reason of poverty, and 60% for being disabled.     Death and dying have always been subjects that people tend to avoid discussing, but they demand our attention. Assisted dying, in particular, is a challenging and highly emotional topic that cannot be ignored. Each culture holds its own beliefs and attitudes towards the inevitable. Often, we are thrust into this discussion by circumstances – a close friend, a family member, or a beloved person falling severely ill, either gradually or suddenly. As Christians, it is crucial for us to engage in conversations about death. When is the right time to die?   Some argue that doctors should have the authority to provide medical assistance in dying. In Canada, laws surrounding assisted dying are expanding to include various situations where individuals have the right to choose death, even without a terminal illness. However, should doctors, who are meant to heal, be asked to take lives? And what does Christianity have to say about this contentious issue? Is it our prerogative to determine the timing of our own death? Join Roger Bolton as he hosts this vital discussion, featuring UK-based Dr. Mark Pickering from the Christian Medical Fellowship and Canadian doctor Ellen Wiebe.  Dr Mark Pickering is the Chief Executive of CMF (UK/Ireland). He is based in London where he also works as a secure environment GP (in prisons and similar institutions). He has a long term interest in bioethics and often speaks on behalf of the Care Not Killing Alliance. He has previously worked as a hospice junior doctor. Links: www.ourdutyofcare.org.uk; www.carenotkilling.org.uk; www.dyingwell.co.uk; www.cmf.org.uk Articles: Canada’s home MAiD disaster? | CMF Blogs – by Dr Trevor Stammers People facing 'unjust' conditions have right to euthanasia: ethicists | National Post – recent Canadian article highlighting the issues of poverty and mental health that we discussed. https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/canada-medical-aid-in-dying   Dr. Ellen Wiebe is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia. After 30 years of full-service family practice, she now restricts her practice to women’s health and assisted death. She is the Medical Director of Willow Women’s Clinic in Vancouver and provides medical and surgical abortions and contraception. She developed Hemlock Aid to provide consultations for doctors and patients about aid in dying and provides assisted death.    • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate  
5/19/2023 • 1 hour, 37 minutes, 57 seconds
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Classic Replay: Krauss vs John Lennox on the God question

From the archives. A DVD documentary series The God Question explored whether advances in science were undermining or supporting belief in God. Christian thinker Prof John Lennox and atheist physicist Lawrence Krauss debated some of the issues raised by the video series.. Alongside audio clips from the film they discussed the Big Bang, purpose, fine-tuning and the possibility of a universe "from nothing".   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
5/16/2023 • 1 hour, 3 minutes, 57 seconds
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Is it Rational to be a Christian? - Justin Brierley vs Stephen Woodford

In 2019, Justin Brierley swapped his moderator’s chair for being a debater in a live show recorded in front of a student audience at Oxford University. He engaged atheist Stephen Woodford who runs the YouTube channel Rationality Rules on the question ‘Is it rational to be a Christian?’   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
5/12/2023 • 1 hour, 24 minutes, 32 seconds
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Classic Replay: A detective debates the Gospels - J Warner Wallace vs skeptics

From the archives. J Warner Wallace is a homicide detective specialising in cold case murder investigations. In his book Cold Case Christianity he shows how the same tools of investigating evidence can show that the Gospels are trustworthy accounts. Jim tells how the evidence moved him from atheism to Christianity and debates with 2 sceptical callers on differing timelines in the Gospels and corroboration.   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
5/9/2023 • 1 hour, 6 minutes, 40 seconds
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King Charles and the Church: The Disestablishment Debate with Dr. Jonathan Chaplin & Catherine Pepinster hosted by Roger Bolton

This week on Unbelievable’s Coronation special Roger Bolton asks how important is the established Church of England to the fabric of life in the United Kingdom and beyond?  Does King Charles as Supreme Governor of the Church of England have divine purpose?  Academic and author Dr. Jonathan Chaplin of Wesley House, Cambridge suggests we should ditch the religious aspects of the Coronation to better reflect multicultural Britain.  Catherine Pepinster author and broadcaster argues the sacral aspects of the Coronation act as a enduring symbol of the country's heritage. Will King Charles III embrace Christianity as a guiding force in his reign? Should he forge a new path for a changing nation?  And what is the role of the established church in public life?     Catherine Pepinster is an author and expert on the history of coronations, and was editor of the Catholic Tablet journal for over 13 year. She is the author of Defenders of the Faith - The British Monarchy, Religion and the Next Coronation and explains the significance of the deeply sacred Christian event and the unifying role it can play in the nation and beyond. Dr. Jonathan Chaplin wrote Beyond Establishment - Resetting Church-State relations in England and- as a committed Christian and Anglican - proposes a radical rethinking, of the relationship between the Church and the state.   Follow Catherine Pepinster on Twitter @CPsPepTalk or her blog here peptalk519.wordpress.com   Follow Jonathan Chaplin here where he is an Honorary Fellow at Wesley House, Cambridge https://www.wesley.cam.ac.uk/single-page-profile/?smid=8691   Books referenced in the podcast   Catherine Pepinster's book https://www.amazon.co.uk/Defenders-Faith-Charles-coronation-Christianity/dp/1399800078/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1YYU7RLTNQ86O&keywords=CAtherine+pepinster&qid=1683170895&sprefix=catherine+pepinster%2Caps%2C71&sr=8-1   https://www.amazon.com/Defenders-Faith-Monarchy-Religion-Coronation/dp/139980006X/ref=sr_1_1?crid=KTP3JQN0TGPO&keywords=catherine+pepinster%27s+defender+of+the+faith&qid=1683170972&sprefix=Catherine+pepinster%2Caps%2C154&sr=8-1   Dr Jonathan Chaplin's book https://www.amazon.co.uk/Beyond-Establishment-Resetting-Church-State-Relations/dp/0334061733/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2W4EMUWTFGOJW&keywords=jonathan+chaplin&qid=1683170924&sprefix=jonathan+chaplin%2Caps%2C74&sr=8-1 https://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Establishment-Resetting-Church-State-Relations-ebook/dp/B0B4F6CGCM/ref=sr_1_4?crid=3MRA7ZO4VX4NT&keywords=jonathan+chaplin&qid=1683171020&sprefix=jonathan+chaplin%2Caps%2C149&sr=8-4   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
5/5/2023 • 1 hour, 20 minutes, 27 seconds
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Classic Replay: What if we found alien life?

From the archives: The SETI programme has been listening to the universe for signs of intelligent life for over 50 years. In his book 'Science, Religion and the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence' astrophysicist Revd Prof David Wilkinson assesses the evidence for the existence of alien life and what the impact of discovering it would be on Christianity. Mark Kidger, an astronomer for the European Space Agency, also joined the conversation as an agnostic on God, but as a believer in the existence of alien life.   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
5/2/2023 • 1 hour, 49 seconds
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Rod Dreher & Louise Perry • Christianity, the Sexual Revolution and the future of the West

The Big Conversation - Episode 2 | Season 5   Is post-Christendom a brave new world or a culture in collapse? Can ancient wisdom still offer answers to the modern problems of life?   Rod Dreher is Senior Editor of The American Conservative and author of bestselling books including 'The Benedict Option' and 'Live Not By Lies'. Louise Perry is a journalist and campaigner against sexual violence. Her book ‘The Case Against The Sexual Revolution’ explains why today’s liberal hook up culture has been bad for women from a purely socio-evolutionary perspective. They discuss Christianity, the sexual revolution and the future of the West.   • For bonus content, updates and more shows sign up at: http://www.thebigconversation.show • Take our survey! https://survey-star.net/rodandlouise   The Big Conversation is a video series from Premier Unbelievable? featuring world-class thinkers across the religious and non-religious community. Exploring science, faith, philosophy and what it means to be human. The Big Conversation is produced by Premier Unbelievable? in partnership with John Templeton Foundation.   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
4/28/2023 • 1 hour, 18 minutes, 58 seconds
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Classic Replay: William Lane Craig debate at the Cambridge Union

In this debate from the Reasonable Faith UK tour in 2011, William Lane Craig visited the Cambridge Union. The motion under debate is "This house believes that God is not a delusion". The other debaters are Peter S Williams, Arif Ahmed & Andrew Copson.   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
4/25/2023 • 1 hour, 31 minutes, 58 seconds
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Is God Dead? - Dr. John Lennox and Dave Rubin’s Big Conversation

This week we play Justin Brierley's personal favourite episode: the discussion he hosted live in California, between Christian apologist John Lennox and US talk show host Dave Rubin, from 2019. Part of The Big Conversation, they discussed the question of where the next generation is turning to in the search for meaning and identity. Is God finally dead, as Nietzsche once declared? Or is there space for a renaissance of religious belief in the modern world?   And lookout for new episodes of The Big Conversation, as we've recently launched the brand new Season 5! Sign up to our newsletter and you will be able to watch new episodes of The Big Conversation a whole week early, as well as receive updates and access to hours of bonus content! Register now at: https://thebigconversation.show   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
4/21/2023 • 1 hour, 48 minutes, 57 seconds
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Classic Replay: 3 same-sex attracted church leaders on celibacy and ’post-gay’ identity

In light of the recent Church of England debates on gay marriage this archive show from 2013 titled "A Different Kind of Coming Out" saw Justin meet three evangelical church leaders who talked about their struggle with same-sex attraction and why they decided to choose celibacy, or being 'post-gay'. It was followed by a studio discussion between Anglican blogger Peter Ould and Savi Hensman of the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement in light of the programme.   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
4/18/2023 • 1 hour, 8 minutes, 14 seconds
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Celebrating 17 years of Unbelievable? - Justin Brierley, Ruth Jackson, and Dr. Vince Vitale

The Unbelievable? show has been broadcasting for over 17 years. Justin Brierley and Ruth Jackson take a retrospective tour through highlights from the show from day one to some of the most significant debates that have been hosted, before being joined by Dr. Vince Vitale for a special announcement by Justin.   Links to the full shows featured in this episode, if you'd like to explore more: • Bart Ehrman vs Peter J Williams (2009): https://unbelievable.podbean.com/mf/play/8u2gvn/unbelievable_replay_bart_ehrman_vs_peter_j_williams.mp3 • Bart Ehrman vs Peter J Williams Big Conversation debate (2019): https://www.thebigconversation.show/videos/season-2/episode-3-the-story-of-jesus-can-we-trust-the-historical-reliability-of-the-gospels/ • Bart Ehrman vs Justin Bass Big Conversation debate (2023): https://www.thebigconversation.show/videos/season-5/episode-1/ • Rob Bell vs Adrian Warnock: https://youtu.be/Fk75oxo2094 • Mark Driscoll interview: https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/ypaeb4/UNBEL_Classic_Replay_Mark_Driscoll_Interview_AD_36-24b0kmt.mp3 • Dr. Stephen Law vs Dr. William Lane Craig: https://www.podbean.com/eas/pb-b9ubc-1144291 • Peter Byrom's story: https://youtu.be/3lxD2avzABs • Dr. Jordan Peterson vs Dr. Susan Blackmore: https://www.thebigconversation.show/videos/season-1/episode-1-the-psychology-of-belief-do-we-need-god-to-make-sense-of-life/ • Dr. Sharon Dirckx & Alom Shaha: https://youtu.be/PTchYDTRtcs • NT Wright & Tom Holland: https://youtu.be/nlf_ULB26cU • Dave Rubin & Dr. John Lennox: https://www.thebigconversation.show/videos/season-2/episode-4-part-1-is-god-dead-a-conversation-on-faith-culture-and-the-modern-world/ • Alex O'Connor vs Bishop Robert Barron: https://www.thebigconversation.show/videos/season-3/episode-1-atheism-or-christianity-which-makes-best-sense-of-who-we-are/ • Dr. Vince Vitale vs Julian Baggini: https://youtu.be/GgCiEftlNy4   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
4/14/2023 • 1 hour, 35 minutes, 21 seconds
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Classic Replay: Adam, Eve, Sin & Death - Young Earth vs Evolution debate

From 2013: The second of two debates in which Young Earth Creationist Andy McIntosh debated palaeontologist Robert Asher. Andy responded to a number of questions left hanging over from the previous show. Both are Christians and give their differing views on how the Genesis stories of Adam and Eve and death and suffering can (or cannot) be reconciled with evolutionary theory.   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
4/11/2023 • 0
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Bart Ehrman & Justin Bass • Did Jesus of Nazareth rise from the dead?

The Big Conversation - Episode 1 | Season 5   The rise of Christianity has shaped the modern world, but are its historical origins best explained in purely naturalistic terms, or the explanation the first followers gave – that Jesus had risen from the dead?   New Testament historian Bart Ehrman doesn’t believe in the miraculous claims of the New Testament, including the resurrection of Jesus. New Testament scholar Justin Bass argues in his book ‘The Bedrock of Christianity’ for a number of facts concerning the death and resurrection of Jesus, that point to its truth. They debate scripture, history and the resurrection.   • For bonus content, updates and more shows sign up at: http://www.thebigconversation.show • Take our survey! https://survey-star.net/bart   The Big Conversation is a video series from Premier Unbelievable? featuring world-class thinkers across the religious and non-religious community. Exploring science, faith, philosophy and what it means to be human. The Big Conversation is produced by Premier Unbelievable? in partnership with John Templeton Foundation.   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
4/7/2023 • 1 hour, 29 minutes, 23 seconds
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Classic Replay: The rock and fossil record - Young Earth vs Evolution debate

First broadcast in 2013: The Young Earth Creation movement claim that the Bible and science show that the world is only a little over 6000 years old. Andy Macintosh is Professor of Thermodynamics and Combustion Theory at the University of Leeds. He is a leading British Young Earth Creationist. He debated with Robert Asher, a paleontologist at the Museum of Zoology in Cambridge, and the author of “Evolution and belief: Confessions of a religious paleontologist”.   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
4/4/2023 • 1 hour, 5 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ask William Lane Craig Anything

Renowned Christian thinker William Lane Craig answers listener questions on a live edition of the show. He responds to questions on philosophy, Adam & Eve, suffering, the worst argument for God and more. Plus we hear from Jeremiah J Johnston on the 7 best reasons to believe in the resurrection.   For the Equip course from Reasonable Faith https://knowwhyyoubelieve.org/   Support Premier Unbelievable? and receive your free, exclusive ebook of William Lane Craig vs Roger Penrose: https://premierunbelievable.com/craig   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
3/31/2023 • 1 hour, 19 minutes, 35 seconds
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Classic Replay: Greg Koukl gets grilled

First broadcast in 2013: Greg Koukl is the host of the apologetics radio show Stand To Reason which aims to equip believers with good reasons for their faith and to answer the objections of sceptics. Greg talked to three atheists on this show. Stuart questioned whether Christian doctrines of sin and atonement make sense. Bill asked whether the argument from morality makes sense. Derek pointed out that Christians seem to hear contradictory things from God.   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
3/28/2023 • 1 hour, 4 seconds
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A skeptical churchgoer asks ’Is Christianity too exclusive?’ Grace Hill & Eric Huffman

Show listener Grace Hill grew up in church but has always had lots of skeptical questions, especially around whether Christianity is too exclusive when it comes to honest seekers in other faiths. She recently found a church home where she could ask her questions - The Story Church in Houston, TX founded by Pastor Eric Huffman, host of the Maybe God podcast.   Grace and Eric talk about making space for skeptics and the question of Christianity's exclusive claims.   For Grace Hill: https://www.wakingupwonder.com/ For Eric Huffman: https://www.maybegodpod.com/   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
3/24/2023 • 1 hour, 27 minutes, 36 seconds
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Richmond Wandera: Theological and spiritual revival in Africa

In a podcast special Justin is joined by Ugandan pastor Richmond Wandera to talk about the joys and challenges of ministry in Africa. They discuss theology, syncretism, witchcraft, secularism, prayer and revival in East Africa. The life of Richmond and his whole family was transformed because of Compassion International's child sponsor programme. You can make a difference too To sponsor a child through Compassion International & Unbelievable? USA: text JUSTIN to 83393 USA & GLOBAL: visit https://www.compassion.com/justin Donors from the USA will receive Justin's book 'Unbelievable? Why, after ten years of talking with atheists, I'm still a Christian' as a thankyou gift.
3/21/2023 • 41 minutes, 36 seconds
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Optimism or extinction? What’s the future of humanity? John Hands & Perry Marshall

Secular scientist and academic John Hands has been described as a 'polymath'. His 2016 book Cosmosapiens received wide praise for its analysis of human evolution since the beginning of the universe. His new book 'The Future of Humankind' looks ahead to what lies in store for homosapiens.   He discusses the issues with Christian thinker Perry Marshall, author of Evolution 2.0, as they discuss whether the dangers posed by AI, climate change or conflict are likely to lead to extinction, or whether we are due for a further development of human consciousness.   For John Hands: https://johnhands.com/ For Perry Marshall: https://evo2.org/   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
3/17/2023 • 1 hour, 30 minutes, 11 seconds
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Classic Replay: Peter Kreeft’s argument from desire

CS Lewis said "If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world." Peter Kreeft is a philosophy professor and well known Christian thinker and writer. He defends the "argument from desire". Does our experience of transcendent longing indicate that there is a God to satisfy it? Atheist philosopher Richard Norman says that the argument amounts to wish-fulfillment. They both sat down to discuss this issue, first broadcast in 2013.   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
3/14/2023 • 1 hour, 3 minutes, 24 seconds
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Where does order in nature and the cosmos come from? Stephen Meyer & Saleem Ali

Prof Saleem Ali of the University of Delaware is author of 'Earthly Order: How natural laws define human life' and describes the way order in the universe drives order in human and social settings. He engages with Dr Stephen Meyer of the Discovery Institute, whose book 'The Return of The God Hypothesis' makes the case that order in nature points to a divine mind.   For 'Earthly Order' https://saleemali.net/ For Stephen Meyer https://returnofthegodhypothesis.com/   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
3/10/2023 • 1 hour, 27 minutes, 11 seconds
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Classic Replay: Does Science need God? Tom McLeish, David Hutchings & Suzie Sheehy

To honour the passing of the great scientist and Christian educator Tom McLeish, we're replaying this show first broadcast in 2017. David Hutchings is a physics teacher and prof Tom McLeish chaired the Royal Society’s education committee. Both Christians co-authored the book ‘Let there be Science: Why God Loves Science and Science needs God’ arguing that the Christian worldview has fuelled many of the greatest leaps forward in science. Joining David and Tom was Suzie Sheehy, an accelerator physicist at Oxford University who is agnostic when it comes to religion. She argued that science doesn’t need God since it’s a fundamentally human activity.   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
3/7/2023 • 1 hour, 4 minutes, 6 seconds
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Does God speak today through dreams, visions & prophecy? Tania Harris & Jim Osman

Tania Harris, founding director of God Conversations and author of 'The Church who hears God's Voice' makes a biblical and experiential case for the ongoing activity of the Spirit communicating through dreams, visions and prophecy. She engages with cessationist pastor Jim Osman. author of 'God Doesn't Whisper', who argues that people who claim to hear God's voice are misled and that the Bible is the only way in which Gods revelation comes to us today.   For Tania Harris: https://www.godconversations.com/ For Jim Osman: https://jimosman.com/   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
3/3/2023 • 1 hour, 23 minutes, 56 seconds
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Classic Replay: Presuppositional vs natural theology

Two different approaches to apologetics were debated in this classic show from the archives. K Scott Oliphint is Professor of Apologetics & Systematic Theology at Westminater Theological Seminary, PA. Kurt Jaros is the founder of www.realclearapologetics.com   Scott believes that the best apologetic method is to assume that Christianity is true and show why a non-Christian is suppressing that truth. Atheists presuppose the existence of God even to argue against Him. This approach is called presuppositional or covanental apologetics.   Kurt Jaros believes that method is flawed and argues for the primacy of Natural Theology (or evidential apologetics) in presenting the case for Christianity to non-believers.   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
2/28/2023 • 1 hour, 7 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Asbury Revival: A new move of God? Timothy Tennent, Alisa Childers & Gavin Ortlund

Thousands have been flocking to Asbury University in Kentucky after a chapel service turned into a 24/7 revival outpouring. Justin is joined by guests as he asks: What are the true marks of revival? What are the blessings and concerns that accompany this student-led awakening?   Timothy Tennent, president of Asbury Theological Seminary shares what has been happening on campus. Author and podcaster Alisa Childers voices her thoughts and concerns about the revival, and pastor and author Gavin Ortlund shares his thoughts on the awakening, and how it maps onto historic moves of God.   For Timothy Tennent: https://timothytennent.com/ For Gavin Ortlund: https://gavinortlund.com/ For Alisa Childers: https://alisachilders.com/   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
2/24/2023 • 1 hour, 26 minutes, 28 seconds
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Classic Replay: A convert and skeptic in Narnia - Holly Ordway & Laura Miller

Classic replay from the archives. Former atheist Holly Ordway came to Christian faith via poetry and literature. She tells her story and explains her passion for literary apologetics.   Laura Miller is an online literary critic and an agnostic. She loved the Narnia stories as a child but felt betrayed by CS Lewis after discovering their Christian symbolism as an adult.   Holly and Laura discuss the rights and wrongs of using literature for a Christian message. Do great art, poetry and literature point to a transcendent reality?   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
2/21/2023 • 1 hour, 1 minute, 14 seconds
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Sexuality, Gender & Identity: 2 views on LGBT and the church - Andrew Bunt & Charlie Bell

Andrew Bunt, Emerging Generations director at Living Out and author of 'Finding Your Best Identity', is a same-sex attracted Christian who has chosen celibacy and believes marriage is male-female. Charlie Bell, a gay Anglican vicar who also works as a psychiatrist, is the author of 'Queer Holiness' and wants to see gay marriage accepted in the church.   In a live show with audience Q&A they discuss sexuality, gender and identity, recent controversy in the CofE over gay blessings, and what the Bible says about marriage and LGBT.   Give today and receive our e-book 'Why You Can Believe' https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate/   For Andrew Bunt: https://ivpbooks.com/finding-your-best-identity For Living Out: https://www.livingout.org/ For Charlie Bell: https://www.dartonlongmantodd.co.uk/titles/2359-9781913657925-queer-holiness   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
2/17/2023 • 1 hour, 36 minutes, 58 seconds
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Classic Replay: The Pope’s astronomer - Fr Guy Consolmagno

From May 2013: Brother Guy Consolmagno has an asteroid named after him! The planetary scientist for the Vatican talked to Justin about his journey of faith, his scientific research and answered questions from listeners on the interaction of science and Christianity. Including: Did the church persecute Galileo? Could there be extra-terrestrial life? And Is the Pope pro-science?   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
2/14/2023 • 54 minutes, 50 seconds
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Death to Deconstruction: Josh Porter & Jon Steingard on whether exvangelicals can reconstruct their faith

Punk singer-turned-pastor Josh Porter charts his own journey of reconstructing his Christian faith in the book 'Death to Deconstruction: Reclaiming faithfulness as an act of rebellion'. He discusses deconstruction, the Bible, the problem of evil and more with Jon Steingard, former lead singer of Hawk Nelson who underwent his own journey of deconstruction in 2020.   For 'Death To Deconstruction': https://www.joshuasporter.com/ For Jon Steingard: http://www.steingardcreative.com/   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
2/10/2023 • 1 hour, 45 minutes
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Classic Replay: The outsider test of faith - John Loftus & Randal Rauser

Another classic show from the archives. Randal Rauser is a Christian, John Loftus is a former-Christian-now-atheist. They co-authored the book “God Or Godless? debating 20 controversial questions.” They joined me for two discussions. In his “Outsider Test for Faith” Loftus claimed that Christians would abandon their faith if they critiqued it in the way they do other religions. But Rauser argued that Loftus needed to put his own atheistic worldview through the test. They also debated whether stories of miracles can count as evidence of the supernatural. First broadcast 2013.   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
2/7/2023 • 1 hour, 13 seconds
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Uninvented: Are the stories of Jesus too unusual to have been made up? Mike D’Virgilio vs Matthew Taylor

'You just can't make this stuff up!' That, in a nutshell is the contention of Mike D'Virgilio's book 'Uninvented: Why the Bible could not be made up and the evidence that proves it'. He says that the life of Jesus doesn't read like made up stories, myths and legends.   He engages with ex-Christian Matthew Taylor, host of the 'Still Unbelievable' podcast, who believes that many stories and details in the Gospels are the result of pious fiction on the part of later authors.   For 'Uninvented': https://mikedvirgilio.com/ For Matthew Taylor: https://reasonpress.net/   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
2/3/2023 • 1 hour, 38 minutes, 48 seconds
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Classic Replay: Did Adam & Eve exist? Peter Enns, Fuz Rana & Denis Alexander

From the archives: Do science and genetics support the existence of a 'first' human couple? How should we interpret the first chapters of Genesis? Do we need a historical Adam & Eve to make sense of sin and salvation? Three Christians discussed the issues from different perspectives. Dr Denis Alexander is the emeritus director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion in Cambridge. Fuz Rana is a biochemist with Reasons To Believe. Peter Enns is a theologian and author of 'The Evolution of Adam'. First broadcast 2013.   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
1/31/2023 • 1 hour, 8 minutes, 17 seconds
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Miracle healing - does it happen today? Craig Keener, Peter May & Joshua Brown (Plus Alanzo Paul on Reboot)

Can a skeptical doctor be persuaded that there is medical evidence for modern day healing? Craig Keener, author of 'Miracles Today', returns to the show to debate one of his fiercest critics Peter May, a retired medical doctor who says he has never encountered a compelling case of miracle healing after decades of investigation. Craig is joined by Joshua Brown of the Global Medical Research Institute who defends two cases of healing - of a digestive tract and restored vision - which he says pass Peter May's criterion for miracles. Justin also hears from Alanzo Paul on the upcoming 'Reboot' event from OCCA.   For Joshua Brown: https://www.globalmri.org/ For Craig Keener: https://craigkeener.com/ For Peter May: https://www.skeptic.org.uk/2022/07/miracles-today-a-medical-critique-of-craig-keeners-miracle-claims/   Papers referenced by Peter May: • “Miracles Today?” A Medical Critique of Craig Keener’s miracle claims. The Skeptic, Reason with Compassion. (on line) 8th July 2022 • “Miracles in Medicine” Science and Christian Belief 2017, Volume 29, No 2, pp 121-134 • “Response to my Critics” Science & Christian Belief 2019, Vol 31, No 1, pp 70 - 77 • “Beatification of Cardinal Henry Newman” Medico-Legal Journal, 2017, Vol 85 (4) • Faith and Thought (the Victoria Institute), October 2009, pp11-25, • Claimed Contemporary Miracles, Medico-Legal Journal, Volume 71, Part 4, 2003 • The Faith Healing Claims of Morris Cerullo, Free Enquiry, 1993/94   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
1/27/2023 • 2 hours, 5 minutes, 46 seconds
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Classic Replay: Kermit Gosnell and the abortion debate

In 2013, in the USA Kermit Gosnell, was being tried on counts of murdering children born alive in illegal late-term abortions at his unsanitary practise in Philadelphia. Dr Trevor Stammers is a Christian former GP who refused to personally refer women for abortion. Dr Evan Harris is a former Liberal Democrat MP and atheist who believes that women should have the choice to terminate their pregnancy. They discussed the Gosnell case with Telegraph journalist Timothy Stanley, one of the first in the UK to report the case in the mainstream press after claims of a "media blackout". They also discussed the case of Savita Halappanavar in Ireland, who died from a miscarriage after being refused an abortion, as well as the current abortion law in the UK. First broadcast 2013.   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
1/24/2023 • 1 hour, 6 minutes, 20 seconds
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ChatGPT, AI and the future - John Wyatt Q&A on living faithfully in a technologically confusing world

Justin and Ruth were joined by research scientist Dr John Wyatt on a live show to talk about AI, robotics and technology. Listeners asked questions about machine consciousness, the potential dangers of AI and how to raise children in a tech world.   Justin also reveals that a recent article on AI featured on the Premier Unbelievable website was in fact generated by ChatGPT - the new AI platform that is sweeping the world. Ruth, John and Justin talk through the implications of this fast-evolving technology.   • Support the show and receive your 130 page e-book of John Wyatt & Lord Martin Rees' Big Conversation on Robotics, Transhumanism & AI: https://premierunbelievable.com/wyatt   • For John Wyatt's list of further resources for engaging with AI: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/unbelievable/chatgpt-ai-and-the-future-john-wyatt-qanda-on-living-faithfully-in-a-technologically-confusing-world/14719.article   • For the AI article referenced on the show: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/articles/should-christians-be-concerned-about-the-rapid-advancements-in-artificial-intelligence/14631.article   • For John Wyatt's website: https://johnwyatt.com/   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
1/20/2023 • 1 hour, 20 minutes, 40 seconds
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Classic Replay: Rob Bell & Andrew Wilson on God, homosexuality and salvation

In this week’s classic replay we go back to when Rob Bell returned to Unbelievable? 2 years after his debate on the controversial best-seller 'Love Wins'. He talked about life after Mars Hill Bible Church and his then-latest book 'What we talk about when we talk about God'. Andrew Wilson, author and theologian with the New Frontiers church network, quizzed Rob about his view of God, salvation and his recently stated support for gay marriage. First broadcast 2014.   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
1/17/2023 • 1 hour, 7 minutes, 38 seconds
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Paranormal hauntings and exorcism - a Christian and skeptic in discussion.

Matt Arnold, editor of the Christian Parapsychologist Journal and Dr Cal Cooper, a psychologist and paranormal researcher, speak to Justin about how they interpret account of ghosts, exorcism and apparitions as a Christian and skeptic.   For Matt Arnold: https://ghostsghoulsandgod.co.uk/ For Cal Cooper: https://www.callumecooper.com/   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
1/13/2023 • 1 hour, 26 minutes, 24 seconds
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Classic Replay: Creating life in the lab: Adam Rutherford & Fuz Rana

In this classic show from the archives, atheist scientist Adam Rutherford and Christian biochemist Fazale (Fuz) Rana of Reasons To Believe, discuss the scientific advances in attempting to create simple synthetic life in the laboratory and how this research may be of benefit.   Fuz contends that the amount of ingenuity and intelligence required to produce life in the lab lends strong support to the view that life on earth is a product of an intelligent mind. Adam Rutherford, author of the book "Creation: The Future of life" disagrees. First broadcast 2013.   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
1/10/2023 • 1 hour, 3 minutes, 10 seconds
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Tim Keller Q&A on cancer, prayer and forgiveness

Tim Keller is a renowned thinker, writer and speaker who has been dubbed New York's 'pastor to skeptics'. In a live online show hosted by Ruth Jackson and Justin Brierley he answers audience questions on his journey with pancreatic cancer, his transformed prayer life and his new book 'Forgive'.   • For Tim's book 'Forgive': http://www.hachette.co.uk/titles/timothy-keller/forgive/9781473643130/ • Support the show and receive your e-book 'In Conversation with Tim Keller': premierunbelievable.com/keller   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training
1/6/2023 • 1 hour, 23 minutes, 34 seconds
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Classic Replay: How did life begin? Fuz Rana vs Adam Rutherford

Was the emergence of the first self-replicating organism a result of design or the blind forces of nature? In today's show from the archvies, Adam Rutherford is an atheist scientist whose book "Creation: The Origin of Life" claimed to show a naturalistic explanation for how life arose. Fazale (Fuz) Rana is a biochemist with Reasons To Believe. He values scientific research into origins but believes that Rutherford's explanation was a dead-end, and that design was still the best explanation. First broadcast 2013.   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
1/3/2023 • 1 hour, 3 minutes, 10 seconds
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James KA Smith speaks on how to inhabit time & Trevin Wax shows Justin around CS Lewis’ house The Kilns

Justin presents an end of year show featuring a conversation with theologian and philosopher James KA Smith on his new book 'How To Inhabit Time' recorded at the Everything Conference. Justin also caught up with Trevin Wax in Oxford who gave him a tour of CS Lewis' home The Kilns.   Support our End Of Year Appeal: https://gtly.to/aAxRk0kQs   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
12/30/2022 • 1 hour, 25 minutes, 10 seconds
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Classic Replay: Debating Penal Substitution - Steve Jeffrey, Greg Boyd, Alan Molineaux & David Bish

Christians believe that Jesus' death on the cross provided the atonement for sins. But in what way? Advocates of the penal substitution view hold that God punished the Son, instead of us. Others argue this is an unjust way of viewing the crucifixion and prefer the 'Christus Victor' view, that Jesus defeats the powers of evil on the cross.   In this classic replay, Steve Jeffery defended Penal Substitution, while Alan Molineaux questioned it. We also had contributions from American theologian & church leader Greg Boyd in defense of Christus Victor and UK leader Dave Bish in defense of Penal Substitutionary Atonement. First broadcast in 2013   Support our End Of Year Appeal: https://gtly.to/aAxRk0kQs   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
12/27/2022 • 1 hour, 1 minute, 18 seconds
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Intellectual and supernatural conversions - Christmas special with Nico Tarquinio & Martin Shaw

Justin interviews two guests with remarkable stories of adult conversion to Christianity.   Lawyer Nico Tarquinio went from atheist skeptic to Catholic convert via the Unbelievable? show. Storyteller and mythologist Martin Shaw explains how a revelation during a forest vigil led to his recent conversion to Eastern Orthodox Christianity. They also tell Justin what Christmas means to them now. Justin also speaks to Dan LaRock about his new book 'Grandpa's Gift'.   Support our End Of Year Appeal: https://gtly.to/aAxRk0kQs Martin Shaw: https://drmartinshaw.com/ Nico Tarquinio: https://www.instagram.com/nicodemusapologetics Dan LaRock: https://www.grandpasgiftbook.com/   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
12/23/2022 • 1 hour, 30 minutes, 43 seconds
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Classic Replay: AC Grayling vs Peter S Williams debating God

In this episode from the archives we’re revisiting a debate between two Christian philosophers on the arguments for God.   AC Grayling is one of the UK's most well known atheist thinkers. His book The God Argument claims to refute the key arguments for God and show why humanism is the best way forward. Christian Philosopher Peter S Williams interacted with Grayling who he believes badly misunderstood the arguments for God in his book.   In a busy show they debated The Argument from Fine Tuning, The Cosmological Argument and The Moral Argument. First broadcast in 2013   Support our End Of Year Appeal: https://gtly.to/aAxRk0kQs   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
12/20/2022 • 1 hour, 9 minutes, 43 seconds
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Should praying outside abortion clinics be banned? Ann Furedi & Lois McLatchie

A Public Order Bill in UK Parliament proposing 'buffer zones' could potentially criminalise pro-life activity or even silent prayer outside abortion clinics.  Lois McLatchie of ADF UK says the bill threatens civil and religious liberty and is not 'pro-choice' for women. Ann Furedi, former head of BPAS the UK's leading abortion provider, says the legislation is necessary to prevent distress to women who access abortion providers. Support our End Of Year Appeal: https://gtly.to/aAxRk0kQs For ADF UK: https://adf.uk/ For BPAS: https://www.bpas.org/ • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
12/14/2022 • 1 hour, 19 minutes, 12 seconds
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Classic Replay: In conversation with Rowan Williams

Rowan Williams led the Anglican Church for 10 years. He reflects on his journey of faith, and the trials and joys of his time in office in a wide ranging interview with Justin Brierley. First broadcast in 2013.   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
12/13/2022 • 56 minutes, 41 seconds
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How to overcome tribalism in politics and the church - Patrick Miller & Keith Simon PLUS Tim Farron MP

'Truth Over Tribe: Pledging allegiance to the lamb, not the donkey or the elephant' is the name of the new book by Patrick Miller and Keith Simon. They are both church pastors in the USA who started the Truth Over Tribe podcast to combat polarisation in politics, culture and Christianity. They talk to Justin about Trump, abortion, LGBT, Christian nationalism, progressives and conservatives, and how the church can be part of the solution rather than the problem of tribalism in politics and culture.  Justin is also joined by Tim Farron MP to talk about his new book 'A Mucky Business: Why Christians should get involved in politics'. For Keith and Patrick: https://choosetruthovertribe.com/ For A Mucky Business podcast: https://pod.link/1548503241  For A Mucky Business book: https://ivpbooks.com/a-mucky-business • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
12/9/2022 • 1 hour, 25 minutes, 39 seconds
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Classic Replay: Why Suffering? Sharon Dirckx & Alom Shaha

"Why?" was the title of a book that had just been published by Sharon Dirckx looking at God, evil and suffering. She interacted with atheist Alom Shaha as we asked "how can a loving God allow suffering?"   We also heard stories from people who had been through suffering but kept their faith such as Will, who became a Christian after losing his wife and a child in a tragic road accident, and Rachel who suffered from MS for a number of years. First broadcast in 2013   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow
12/6/2022 • 1 hour, 6 minutes, 59 seconds
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John Lennox on science, faith and the evidence for God

Get our launch discount for 'Science, Faith and the Evidence for God with John Lennox' https://www.premierunbelievable.com/lennox   Justin is joined by Prof John Lennox to talk about his debates with well-known atheists and to introduce a new online apologetics course: 'Science, Faith and the Evidence for God with John Lennox'.   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
12/2/2022 • 1 hour, 26 minutes, 27 seconds
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Classic Replay: Three views on hell

The film “Hellbound” by Kevin Miller questioned the traditional "eternal, conscious torment" view of hell and asked whether Universalism is actually taught in scripture. Justin was joined by Kevin Miller, along with Glenn Peoples who holds an "annihilationist" position, and Peter Sanlon who defended the traditional view. They discussed whether questioning hell goes against evangelicalism, whether evangelism is at stake and what most Christians really believe about hell. First broadcast in 2013. Support Unbelievable? for Giving Tuesday: https://gtly.to/t4eSg7RRc • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
11/29/2022 • 1 hour, 4 minutes, 15 seconds
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Sean McDowell live Q&A on sexuality, transgender and culture war questions

Apologist and author Sean McDowell joined Justin along with hundreds of Unbelievable? listeners for a live show talking about Sean's new book 'A Rebel's Manifesto' and taking questions on LGBT, same-sex marriage, transgender, divorce, theology and more.   Support Unbelievable? for Giving Tuesday: https://gtly.to/t4eSg7RRc   For Sean's book 'A Rebel's Manifesto': https://seanmcdowell.org/item/a-rebels-manifesto For our next live show with Tim Keller: https://www.unbelievable.live/   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
11/25/2022 • 1 hour, 22 minutes, 21 seconds
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Classic Replay: NT Wright & James White debate Paul & Justification

From the archives: NT Wright is a leading professor of New Testament at the forefront of what has been called the New Perspective on Paul. His reassessment of the words of Paul on "justification" led to concern from some reformed church leaders. Does this new perspective undermine important doctrine, or did the reformers read their Bible wrong? James White, reformed Bible scholar of Alpha and Omega ministries, discussed with NT Wright as they sought to find out what Paul really said about justification.   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
11/22/2022 • 1 hour, 9 minutes, 13 seconds
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Were colonial-era missionaries good or bad for Africa? Victor Simz & Jonathan Wilson

Were Victorian missionaries a tool of oppression, exploitation and empire as some critics claim? Or did they leave a legacy of education, healthcare and eradicating inhumane practises?   Victor Simz, known online as the Z Historian, is a Zambian historian who has charted the impact of missionaries in East Africa. He discusses the issues with Jonathan Wilson who comes from a missionary family and believes the story of the positive global impact of missions work is often under-appreciated.   For Victor Simz: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheZHistorian For Jonathan Wilson: https://leadbysoul.com/ For Premier's 'Missions Week' website: https://www.missionsweek.org.uk/   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
11/18/2022 • 1 hour, 29 minutes, 49 seconds
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Classic Replay: Atheist vs Christian philosopher - Arif Ahmed vs Keith Ward

From the archives: the Veritas Forum in Cambridge invited Christian philosopher Keith Ward and atheist philosopher Arif Ahmed to present the reasons for their different worldviews. Justin hosted this discussion with these two thinkers in front of an audience of Cambridge students who asked their own questions too.   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
11/15/2022 • 1 hour, 44 minutes, 18 seconds
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Can Christianity or Humanism save the planet from climate change? Rachel Mander & Lori Marriott

As COP 27 gets underway Justin is joined by Christian climate campaigner Rachel Mander and Humanist activist Lori Marriott. They agree on the science and what needs to be done but have different views about which worldview provides the better moral foundation for the work of climate change action.   For Rachel Mander: https://arocha.org/en/about/people/rachel-mander/ For Lori Marriott: https://humanists.uk/humanist-climate-action/   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
11/11/2022 • 1 hour, 24 minutes, 41 seconds
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Classic Replay: London’s atheist church - Sanderson Jones & David Robertson

In Jan 2013 a new church began in London - with singing, a sermon and a great sense of community - but for godless people. Atheist stand up comedian Sanderson Jones who co-founded "the Sunday Assembly" talked about its first meeting and why he set it up. David Robertson, at the time a church minister, asked questions about whether an "atheist church" makes sense and what Christians could learn from it. Justin was also joined by two of those who attended the first service, Rory Fenton and Simon Jenkins.   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
11/8/2022 • 1 hour, 3 minutes, 21 seconds
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A Christian and Atheist walk into a bar... Andy Kind & Andy White on comedy, faith and searching for God

Stand up comedians Andy Kind (the Christian) and Andy White (the Atheist) join Justin to talk about comedy and faith and discuss Andy Kind's new book 'Hidden In Plain Sight: Clues you may have missed in the search for meaning'.   For Hidden In Plain Sight: https://standrewsbookshop.co.uk/product/hidden-in-plain-sight-2/ For Andy Kind: https://www.andykind.co.uk/ For Andy White: https://twitter.com/AndyJWhite   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate  
11/4/2022 • 1 hour, 31 minutes, 54 seconds
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Classic Replay: Debating Steve Chalke’s new gay-affirming stance

In this episode from the archives, we go back to the time when then-leading UK evangelical Steve Chalke wrote an article for Christianity magazine on why he switched to affirming committed, faithful gay relationships. Justin talked to Steve about why he changed his mind, while theologian Greg Downes offered a defense of the traditional evangelical understanding of sexuality. We also heard the responses and reflections of church leaders including Steve Clifford of the Evangelical Alliance, Lord Richard Harries former Bishop of Oxford, Faith Forster of Ichthus Christian fellowship and more. • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
11/1/2022 • 57 minutes, 28 seconds
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Michael Gungor & Evan Wickham: Millennials, music and mystical deconstruction

Michael Gungor and his wife Lisa were pioneers in the Christian music scene, building a loyal fan base through Gungor's music and podcasts such as The Liturgists. However, Michael's recent turn towards an increasingly progressive, msytical and deconstructed interpretation of faith has left many Christians confused.   Evan Wickham is a pastor in San Diego and a friend and former musical collaborator with Gungor. They engage in a discussion on Michael's spiritual journey and why Evan has stayed within a historic orthodox Christian tradition.   For Michael Gungor: http://www.gungormusic.com/ For Evan Wickham: https://evanwickham.com/   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
10/28/2022 • 1 hour, 27 minutes, 41 seconds
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Unbelievable? How a top surgeon found his life purpose on a hospital ship - Mark Shrime

Mark Shrime tells Justin Brierley about his journey of faith and career as a surgeon, which now sees him deliver life-saving treatment around the world with Mercy Ships. Mark is the author of ‘Solving For Why: A surgeon’s journey to discover the transformative power of purpose’.   To support Mercy Ships https://www.mercyships.org.uk/premier/ • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
10/25/2022 • 26 minutes, 53 seconds
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Rethinking Kingdom work in the Global South & North - Joseph D’Souza & Andrew Scott

Joseph D'Souza, bishop of the Good Shepherd Church network in South Asia and Andrew Scott of Operation Mobilisation join Justin to talk about a new paradigm for mission work in the Global South and how it impacts church and culture in the Global North.   For Joseph D'Souza: https://josephdsouza.dfnusa.org/ For Andrew Scott: https://scatterthebook.com/   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
10/21/2022 • 1 hour, 28 minutes, 26 seconds
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Classic Replay: Did Jesus exist? Richard Carrier vs Mark Goodacre

From Dec 2012. Richard Carrier is the world's foremost proponent of the "mythicist" view of Jesus - that he never actually existed as a historical person. He explained his theory that St. Paul only ever spoke of Jesus in the spiritual realm and that the Gospels are "extended parables". Mark Goodacre is NT professor at Duke University. He contended that Carrier's mythicist view is extrememly far fetched and the evidence for the historical Jesus is beyond reasonable doubt.   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
10/18/2022 • 1 hour, 5 minutes, 20 seconds
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Are religious funerals ’empty and platitudinous’? Ian Dunt & Andy Bannister

The Queen's state funeral was watched by billions of people and marked by deep Christian symbolism. However, during the ceremony, atheist journalist Ian Dunt tweeted that he found it "empty and platitudinous, a cardboard shield against existential despair".   Ian engages with Christian thinker Andy Bannister who wrote a response article to Ian's tweet. They discuss the royal funeral, meaning, purpose and what death means to an atheist and a Christian.   For Ian Dunt: https://twitter.com/iandunt For Andy Bannister: https://www.andybannister.net/ For Andy's article: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/articles/atheist-says-queens-funeral-was-empty-and-platitudinous-i-disagree/13915.article   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
10/14/2022 • 1 hour, 25 minutes, 14 seconds
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Classic Replay: Good without God: can atheism account for morality?

From Nov 2012. Were the concentration camps of the Holocaust absolutely evil, or simply something that goes against people's tastes today?  Canon Angus Ritchie is the author of "From Morality to Metaphysics" in which he argues that God is the best explanation of moral realism (that there are objective moral facts). Kile Jones is an atheist who was studying for a PhD.  He argued that God is an unecessary entity when it comes to explaining why there may be a realm of objective morality.   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
10/11/2022 • 1 hour, 5 minutes, 4 seconds
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Can the Canaanite conquest be reconciled with a God of love? Paul Copan vs Randal Rauser

How should we understand Old Testament accounts of warfare and violence where God seems to command the slaughter of men, women and children?   Paul Copan, author of 'Is God A Vindictive Bully?' aims to show why the Old Testament accounts, severe as they may seem, are not incompatible with Jesus in the New Testament. Randal Rauser, author of 'Jesus Loves Canaanites', says that too many 'apologists for genocide' are defending the indefensible and argues for an alternative reading of scripture.   They discuss whether the warfare passages are hyperbolic, whether non-combatants would have been killed, and whether the term 'genocide' is appropriate.   For 'Is God a Vindictive Bully?' by Paul Copan: http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/books/is-god-a-vindictive-bully/408700 For 'Jesus Loves Canaanites' by Randal Rauser: https://randalrauser.com/book/jesus-loves-canaanites/ For Paul Copan's debate with Greg Boyd in 2018: Part 1 & Part 2   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
10/7/2022 • 1 hour, 31 minutes, 22 seconds
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Classic Replay: The atheist prayer experiment results show - part 2

From Nov 2012, the second of two shows where Justin was joined by Tim Mawson, the Oxford philosopher whose paper "Praying to Stop Being an Atheist" inspired the Atheist Prayer Experiment. 71 atheists and agnostics signed up for the experiment, committing to pray for God to reveal himself to them over 40 days. Did anyone end up believing in God?   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
10/4/2022 • 1 hour, 8 minutes, 9 seconds
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Covid, Churches and the Frankfurt Declaration: Jamie Franklin & John Stevens debate Christian liberty and government overreach

As the global pandemic subsides, the way the Covid lockdowns were implemented in churches still divides Christians. The Frankfurt Declaration has been signed by church leaders who are concerned that civil and religious liberties are being eroded by Government overreach.   One of the signatories is Anglican priest Jamie Franklin, a co-host of the Irreverend podcast. He has been critical of the church's handling of Covid saying it fell into line with restrictions too readily. He discusses the issues with John Stevens of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC) who believes that the government mandates were appropriate for what was known at the time.   For Jamie Franklin: https://irreverendpod.com/ For John Stevens: https://fiec.org.uk/   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
9/30/2022 • 1 hour, 27 minutes, 54 seconds
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Classic Replay: The atheist prayer experiment results show - part 1

From Nov 2012. The first of two shows where Justin was joined by Tim Mawson, the Oxford philosopher whose paper "Praying to Stop Being an Atheist" inspired the Atheist Prayer Experiment. 71 atheists and agnostics signed up to the experiment, comitting to pray for God to reveal himself to them over 40 days. Did anyone end up believing in God? We revealed the results and heard from a variety of people who took part, including Andrew, Kendra, Laura, Cang & Freki as well as exploring questions that arose.  Was this really an 'experiment'? What does an atheist pray? Does it matter which god is being prayed to? Do the results have any bearing on the question of God's existence?   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
9/29/2022 • 1 hour, 9 minutes, 5 seconds
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Church abuse, leadership scandals & RZIM: Rachael Denhollander, Amy Orr-Ewing, Mike Cosper & Diane Langberg

Justin Brierley was joined by four guests and hundreds of attendees for a live webinar event 'Falling From Grace: Addressing power, leadership and abuse in the church'.   Panellists: Abuse survivor and advocate Rachael Denhollander; author, theologian and former RZIM vice-president Amy Orr-Ewing; Rise And Fall Of Mars Hill Podcast presenter Mike Cosper; and trauma and abuse specialist Diane Langberg. Justin Humphreys of the leading independent Christian safeguarding charity Thirtyone:eight also joins the conversation.   For the resources from Thirtyone:eight: https://thirtyoneeight.org/unbelievable Rachael Denhollander: https://rachaeldenhollander.com/ Amy Orr-Ewing: https://www.amyorr-ewing.com/ Mike Cosper: https://mikecosper.net/podcasts/rise-and-fall Diane Langberg: https://www.dianelangberg.com/   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
9/23/2022 • 1 hour, 35 minutes, 31 seconds
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Classic Replay: Comedy & Christianity: Marcus Brigstocke vs David Robertson

Marcus Brigstocke is a well-known comedian on UK radio and TV. An atheist, he wrote the book "God Collar" about his problems with religion, but also why he wants to believe in God. He chatted with David Robertson, who at the time led Solas, the Centre for Public Christianity.  They talked about UK comedy's atheist leanings, Marcus' criticisms of both religion and new atheism, the problem of evil, the Old Testament and more besides.   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow
9/20/2022 • 1 hour, 12 minutes, 58 seconds
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Angels, visions and near death encounters - Dale C Allison on whether skeptics can take religious experiences seriously

From rapturous joy to inexplicable terror, angelic encounters to near death experiences, New Testament scholar Dale Allison has researched a wide range of phenomena in his new book 'Encountering Mystery: Religious Experience in a Secular Age'. He tells of his own experiences and explains why they are more common than many people realise, and why skeptics shouldn't dismiss them out of hand. Justin also brings listener questions from atheists and believers.   For Dale's book 'Encountering Mystery': https://www.eerdmans.com/Products/8188/encountering-mystery.aspx   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
9/16/2022 • 1 hour, 31 minutes, 37 seconds
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Remembering Queen Elizabeth II - NT Wright, Gavin Ashenden & Ruth Jackson

As the world marks the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Justin Brierley presents a special edition of Unbelievable? speaking to New Testament scholar NT Wright about his memories of the queen when he preached for her as Bishop of Durham. Former chaplain to the queen Gavin Ashenden asks whether the end of her reign marks the end of Christendom in the UK, and Ruth Jackson reflects on the hope that comes with grief.   For Ruth Jackson's article: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/articles/we-mourn-the-queen-but-not-as-those-without-hope/13812.article To offer prayers and tributes: https://www.premier.org.uk/prayers-of-thanksgiving-for-the-queen/   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
9/9/2022 • 1 hour, 23 minutes, 46 seconds
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Classic Replay: Is the Catholic Church the one true church?

Some of the key differences between Catholic and Protestant doctrine were explored in a friendly dialogue in this show from the archives. Roman Catholic Peter D Williams and Protestant pastor David Robertson debated The Pope, Sola Scriptura and justification by faith.   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
9/6/2022 • 1 hour, 35 seconds
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Are the public ready to move beyond the science vs faith conflict? Nick Spencer & Katherine Mathieson

Katherine Mathieson, director of the Royal Institution and Nick Spencer of Theos discuss the recent report 'Science and Religion: Moving away from the shallow end', which surveyed the British public's attitudes towards science and faith. They explore questions such as: Why does the public believe there is a conflict? How has New Atheism played into the debate? Is science the only way of knowing truth?   For the Theos report: https://www.theosthinktank.co.uk/research/2022/04/21/science-and-religion-moving-away-from-the-shallow-end For the Royal Institution: https://www.rigb.org/   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
9/2/2022 • 1 hour, 29 minutes, 20 seconds
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Classic Replay: Egalitarian vs Complementarian views on men & women

A controversial blog post by Jared Wilson, quoting pastor Doug Wilson on the role of men and women in sex reignited the debate between complementarians and egalitarians. Our guests on this episode from the archives were: Rachel Held Evans: popular US author, blogger and speaker who believes the New Testament supports the equality of men and women in the church and in the home (Egalitarian). Owen Strachan: theology professor at Boyce College, Kentucky who believes the Bible teaches that men and women have equal dignity but different roles in family and church (Complementarian). UK church blogger Adrian Warnock joined the conversation too as we discussed reactions to the Wilson blog post, how to interpret verses in the Bible about women "submitting" to husbands and "remaining quiet" in church, and more.   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
8/30/2022 • 1 hour, 1 minute, 20 seconds
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The 2 men who invented the war between science & faith - Tim O’Neill, Dave Hutchings & James Ungureanu

  Podcast version: In the 19th Century John Draper and Andrew White conjured up one of the most successful and enduring myths of the modern world - the supposed historical conflict between science and faith.   Justin explores their story with David Hutchings and James Ungureanu, authors of 'Of Popes and Unicorns: Science, Christianity and how the conflict thesis fooled the world'. They are also joined by Tim O'Neill of the 'History For Atheists' website, a non-believer who has established a reputation for critiquing his own side when they get things wrong.   At the end of the show Justin also speaks to director Christopher Shawn Shaw about the comedy movie 'Church People'.   For a 30% discount on 'Of Popes and Unicorns' use checkout code AAFLYG6: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/of-popes-and-unicorns-9780190053093? For Tim O'Neill: https://historyforatheists.com/ For the movie 'Church People': https://churchpeoplefilm.com/   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
8/26/2022 • 1 hour, 35 minutes, 12 seconds
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Podcast special: Unapologetic - former NFL player Derwin Gray’s conversion

We continue to bring you taster episodes of our wide range of Premier Unbelievable podcasts during August. Our newest podcast 'Unapologetic' offers weekly conversations with leading Christian thinkers, apologists and evangelists. In this episode Justin meets former NFL player Derwin L Gray, who founded Transformation Church in South Carolina and is author of the new book 'How To Heal Our Racial Divide'.   Subscribe to the Unapologetic podcast: https://pod.link/1622170986 See episodes at our website: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/shows/unapologetic   • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
8/23/2022 • 29 minutes, 48 seconds
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Why is God hidden? Cosmic Skeptic & Lukas Ruegger at Oxford University with Max Baker-Hytch

Why doesn't God seem to reveal himself to people who are open and seeking him?   Recorded at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University, atheist Alex O'Connor (aka Cosmic Skeptic) and Christian apologist Lukas Ruegger join Justin discuss the hiddeness of God. OCCA tutor Max Baker-Hytch also joins the discussion for a post-script commentary.   For OCCA: https://www.theocca.org/ For Wycliffe Hall: https://www.wycliffe.ox.ac.uk/ For Cosmic Skeptic: https://www.youtube.com/c/CosmicSkeptic For Lukas Ruegger: https://www.youtube.com/c/Deflate2020   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
8/19/2022 • 1 hour, 40 minutes, 43 seconds
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Podcast special: The CS Lewis podcast - Alister McGrath on Surprised By Joy

During August we are profiling some of the other great podcasts from Premier Unbelievable? In this taster episode from the CS Lewis Podcast with Alister McGrath, he opens up 'Surprised By Joy', the autobiography of Lewis' conversion.   Subscribe to the CS Lewis podcast: https://pod.link/1560959545 See episodes at our website: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/shows/cs-lewis   • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
8/16/2022 • 24 minutes, 46 seconds
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My bipolar experience: Can Christianity offer a better approach to depression?

Author and academic James Mumford recently wrote an article for The New Atlantis magazine about his experience undergoing therapy at a clinic for bipolar disorder and his concerns about its value neutral approach. He engages with psychologist Roger Bretherton, creator of The Character Course, on what role faith can play for those struggling with depression.   For James Mumford: https://www.jamesmumford.co.uk/ For Roger Bretherton: https://www.thecharactercourse.com/   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
8/12/2022 • 1 hour, 20 minutes, 18 seconds
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Podcast special: Ask NT Wright Anything - Surprised By Hope

Justin presents a mid-week taster episode of our popular Ask NT Wright Anything podcast. This episode saw Tom Wright answer listener questions about salvation and new creation from his popular book 'Surprised By Hope'.   Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright Anything podcast: https://pod.link/1441656192 See episodes at our website: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/shows/ask-nt-wright-anything   • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
8/9/2022 • 23 minutes, 23 seconds
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Is Progressive Christianity a false gospel? Randal Rauser & Doug Groothuis

Theologian Randal Rauser defends 'progressive' Christians such as Rob Bell, Richard Rohr and Brian Mclaren, against 'heresy hunters' in his new book 'Progressive Christians Love Jesus Too' a response to Alisa Childers' book 'Another Gospel?'.   Christian philosopher and apologist Douglas Groothuis explains why he thinks some progressive Christians are outside the bounds of orthodoxy and shares Childers' concerns about their influence.   For Randal Rauser: https://randalrauser.com/ For Doug Groothuis: https://douglasgroothuis.com/   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
8/5/2022 • 1 hour, 31 minutes, 55 seconds
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Podcast special: Matters of Life and Death - The James Webb Telescope & Cosmology

Justin introduces a taster episode of 'Matters Of Life And Death' one of Premier Unbelievable's new podcast offerings, presented by Christian bioethecist John Wyatt and his journalist son Tim. As the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope are beamed back to Earth, they are joined by theologian Andrew Davison to consider the spiritual value of cosmology and astrophysics.   Subscribe to The Matters Of Life And Death podcast: https://pod.link/1509923173 See episodes at our website: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/shows/matters-of-life-and-death   • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
8/2/2022 • 34 minutes, 6 seconds
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Mikhaila Peterson & Jon McCray (Whaddo You Meme) • Are Millennials and Gen Z ready to believe in God?

The Big Conversation - Episode 6 | Season 4 Almost half of Millenials and Gen Z in the USA identify as 'nones' (having no religious affiliation). Mikhaila Peterson who runs a popular Youtube channel and Podcast talks about her own recent journey to faith along with the journey of her father, renowned psychologist Jordan Peterson. Jon McCray who runs 'Whaddo You Meme' a popular Youtube channel responding to internet atheism and popular culture joins the conversation as he and Mikhaila talk about the spiritual search among Gen Z and Millennials and take questions from the live audience that joined in online. For bonus content, updates and more shows sign up at  http://www.thebigconversation.show Take our survey! https://survey-star.net/peterson For a 50% discount on our online course 'Do we need God to make sense of life: A guide to Jordan Peterson's Big Conversation https://www.thebigconversation.show/jordan-peterson-god-course/ For Mikhaila Peterson: https://mikhailapeterson.com/ For Jon McCray: https://www.youtube.com/whaddoyoumeme For Barna's worldview study cited by Jon: https://www.arizonachristian.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/CRC_AWVI2021_Release03_Digital_01_20210512.pdf The Big Conversation is a video series from Unbelievable? featuring world-class thinkers across the religious and non-religious community. Exploring science, faith, philosophy and what it means to be human. The Big Conversation is produced by Premier in partnership with John Templeton Foundation. • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
7/29/2022 • 1 hour, 28 minutes, 22 seconds
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Classic Replay: The Young Atheist’s Handbook: Alom Shaha vs Tom Price

From the archives: Alom Shaha grew up in a Muslim background in London but became an atheist in his teens. Now a science teacher he has written about that journey in his book "The Young Atheist's Handbook". He chatted with Tom Price of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics about Love, God, Narnia, Hope and much more... • More shows from Unbelievable? https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
7/26/2022 • 57 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Mystery of Consciousness - Panpsycast event with Rowan Williams, Anil Seth, Laura Gow, Philip Goff & Jack Symes

We've teamed up with the Panpsycast podcast to bring you this week's episode of Unbelievable? 'The Mystery of Consciousness' was a live audience event recorded at the Tung Auditorium in Liverpool. The panellists are Rowan Williams, Anil Seth, Laura Gow and Philip Goff, moderated by Panpsycast host Jack Symes.   For The Panpsycast: https://thepanpsycast.com/   • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • Get the Unbelievable? podcast https://pod.link/267142101 • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
7/22/2022 • 1 hour, 31 minutes, 26 seconds
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Classic Replay: Did Jesus Exist? Bart Ehrman Q&A

In this one-on-one edition of the show, Justin Brierley spoke to New Testament Historian Bart Ehrman about his recent book "Did Jesus Exist?" which argues for the historical fact of Jesus of Nazareth. Ehrman, whose books are more usually at odds with evangelicals, was this time attacked by atheist proponents of "mythicism" - the view that Jesus never existed. He responded to the criticisms, including mythicists Bob Price and Richard Carrier and answered questions sent in by Unbelievable? listeners. • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
7/19/2022 • 58 minutes, 9 seconds
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Lord Martin Rees & John Wyatt • Robots, Transhumanism, and Life Beyond Earth

The Big Conversation - Episode 5 | Season 4 Is Artificial Intelligence a friend or foe of human flourishing? Does faith have any part to play in the robotics revolution, and the race to upgrade our bodies and even escape our planet? What does the future hold for humans? Astronomer Royal Lord Martin Rees author of 'On The Future' and Christian bioethicist Dr John Wyatt author of 'The Robot Will See You Now', discuss these questions alongside clips from interviews with robotics experts Nigel Crooke and David Levy. For bonus content (including an hour of extra interview material with Nigel Crooke & David Levy), updates and more shows sign up at http://www.thebigconversation.show Take our survey! https://survey-star.net/rees For Lord Martin Rees: https://www.martinrees.uk/ For Dr John Wyatt: https://johnwyatt.com/ The Big Conversation is a video series from Unbelievable? featuring world-class thinkers across the religious and non-religious community. Exploring science, faith, philosophy and what it means to be human. The Big Conversation is produced by Premier in partnership with John Templeton Foundation. • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
7/15/2022 • 1 hour, 27 minutes, 52 seconds
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Classic Replay: Atheist convert to Catholicism: Leah Libresco vs Hemant Mehta

When Leah Libresco became a Catholic her story was featured on CNN. Why? Because up to that point she had been an atheist blogger. Her story was soon being shared on Christian and atheist blogs.  She talked to atheist blogger Hemant Mehta (aka The Friendly Atheist) about why the moral argument helped her in the journey and he quizzed her over why she chose Catholicism. Listener questions were also included. • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
7/12/2022 • 58 minutes, 53 seconds
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Overturning Roe: A victory for life or step back for abortion rights? Lois McLatchie vs KS

Following the landmark reversal of Roe vs Wade by the US Supreme Court, pro-life advocate Lois McLatchie and pro-choice guest KS debate the legal and ethical implications. For Lois McLatchie: https://adf.uk/team/lois-mclatchie/ For KS: https://defendingfeminism.com/ • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
7/8/2022 • 1 hour, 25 minutes, 54 seconds
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Classic Replay: Jehovahs witness diaglogue: part 2

In the second programme examining the beliefs of Jehovah's Witnesses, Robert King and Tony Brown discussed whether Christ claims to be God. Robert is a disfellowshiped JW but still holds to Watchtower doctrine. Tony is a former JW, now a Christian pastor.  They talked about whether JWs rely upon a works-based salvation, return to the 144,000 and discuss whether Jesus is the Archangel Michael and not the son of God, as Robert claims. • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
7/5/2022 • 57 minutes, 54 seconds
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Graham Oppy & Guillaume Bignon • Rationality, Religious Experience and the Case for God

The Big Conversation - Episode 4 | Season 4 Why do people convert to belief in God? Is it rational do so? Graham Oppy is Professor of Philosophy and Associate Dean of Research at Monash University, Australia and a well-known atheist thinker and author. He engages with Guillaume Bignon a Christian philosopher from France whose book ‘Confessions of a French Atheist’ tells the story of his adult conversion to Christianity. For bonus content e-book, updates and more shows sign up at  http://www.thebigconversation.show Take our survey! https://survey-star.net/oppy For Graham Oppy: https://research.monash.edu/en/persons/graham-oppy For Guillaume Bignon: https://www.tyndale.com/p/confessions-of-a-french-atheist/9781496443021 The Big Conversation is a video series from Unbelievable? featuring world-class thinkers across the religious and non-religious community. Exploring science, faith, philosophy and what it means to be human. The Big Conversation is produced by Premier in partnership with John Templeton Foundation. • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
7/1/2022 • 1 hour, 35 minutes, 19 seconds
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Classic Replay: Jehovahs witness diaglogue: part 1

In the first of two programmes Justin Brierley talks to Jehovah's Witness Robert King (aka e-watchman) and former JW Tony Brown. Robert is disfellowshipped but still holds to Jehovah's Witness doctrine.  He does not speak in any offical capacity for the Watchtower Society. Tony Brown is now a Christian pastor with a ministry to Jehovah's Witnesses, he describes how he joined and left the organisation. They discuss the failed end-time prophecies of the organisation, their controversial blood doctrines and the belief in the 144,000 in heaven. Next week they tackle why JWs reject the deity of Christ. • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
6/28/2022 • 1 hour, 7 minutes, 49 seconds
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Shane Claiborne vs Kyle Thompson - Mass shootings, gun violence and the USA 2nd Amendment

Recent mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, NY have brought the issue of gun violence and mass shooting in the USA back into the spotlight. Christian peace activist Shane Claiborne, creator of the 'Beating Guns' campaign and gun owner Kyle Thompson of Undaunted Life debate whether the Bible justifies lethal force in self defence, whether people or guns are the problem, and what practical steps could be taken to reduce gun violence in the USA. Justin also speaks to Ben Nolan about World Vision Believe and their International Mission Partnership with Premier. Support here: https://www.worldvision.org.uk/believe For Shane Claiborne: https://www.beatingguns.com For Kyle Thompson: https://www.undaunted.life/ • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
6/24/2022 • 1 hour, 19 minutes, 59 seconds
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Classic Replay: Is there evidence for a cosmic creator? Hugh Ross vs Lewis Wolpert

Recorded at Imperial College London in 2012. Christian astrophysicist Hugh Ross of Reasons To Believe debated atheist biologist Lewis Wolpert. Ross brought evidence for God from Big Bang cosmology, explaining why scientific advance provides a testable model of Biblical Creation.  Wolpert said that belief in God is a by-product of evolution and nothing more. • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
6/21/2022 • 1 hour, 48 minutes, 8 seconds
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Iain McGilchrist & Sharon Dirckx • Brain science, consciousness & God: Is there a master behind our mind?

The Big Conversation - Episode 3 | Season 4 What does the science of brain chemistry and consciousness tell us about the nature of our mind and our cosmos?  Recorded live at The British Library London, leading psychiatrist and philosopher Dr Iain McGilchrist, author of the influential books ‘The Master and his Emissary’ and 'The Matter With Things' engages in conversation with Christian neuroscientist Dr Sharon Dirckx author of 'Am I Just My Brain?'. They discuss brain science, consciousness and God.   For the bonus audience Q&A video, updates and more shows sign up at  http://www.thebigconversation.show Take our survey! https://survey-star.net/mcgilchrist For Iain McGilchrist: https://channelmcgilchrist.com/ For Sharon Dirckx: https://www.theocca.org/author/sharon-dirckx/ The Big Conversation is a video series from Unbelievable? featuring world-class thinkers across the religious and non-religious community. Exploring science, faith, philosophy and what it means to be human. The Big Conversation is produced by Premier in partnership with John Templeton Foundation. • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate  
6/17/2022 • 1 hour, 21 minutes, 24 seconds
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Classic Replay: Do we live on an old or young earth? Hugh Ross & Ken Samples vs Andy MacIntosh & Stephen Lloyd

Young Earth Creationists (YEC) claim the earth and universe is only some 6000 years old according to the Bible and that any science that goes against this is flawed. Old Earth Creationists (OEC) argue that the Bible does not commit us to a 24hr day view of creation days, but that the earth and universe is, as mainstream science predicts, billions of years old. This debate was recorded in front of a live audience at Gunnersbury Baptist Church in 2012. Representing OEC were Hugh Ross & Ken Samples of Reasons To Believe. Representing YEC were Andy MacIntosh & Stephen Lloyd. • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
6/14/2022 • 2 hours, 19 minutes, 8 seconds
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God Unmuted Conference highlights - Glen Scrivener, Alister McGrath and guests plus John Lennox

Justin presents talks and clips from panel discussions at Unbelievable? the Conference 2022, live from The British Library in London. Glen Scrivener on 'Why Christ Alone Can Win The Culture Wars', Alister McGrath on 'How to transform our culture and not be consumed by it', and snippets from panel discussions on transgender and vocation. Get the Digital Download of Unbelievable? 2022 on video: https://premierchristianmarketplace.co.uk/collections/unbelievable/products/unbelievable-2022-its-time-for-the-church-to-find-its-authentic-voice-again-digital-download Justin also speaks with Prof John Lennox in a taster our newest podcast, Unapologetic. Subscribe on your preferred platform: https://pod.link/1622170986 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
6/10/2022 • 1 hour, 25 minutes, 31 seconds
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Classic Replay: William Lane Craig vs Peter Atkins - Manchester debate

From October 2011, the full recording of the final debate of the UK Reasonable Faith Tour. William Lane Craig is a Christian philosopher, Peter Atkins is an atheist scientist.  In this their second encounter, they debated arguments for and against the existence of God. Craig's other debates from the 2011 Tour: vs Stephen Law: https://youtu.be/w7FhphWDokA vs Peter Millican: https://youtu.be/fEw8VzzXcjE vs Andrew Copson & Arif Ahmed: https://youtu.be/GRIVUIVb5mc • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
6/7/2022 • 1 hour, 53 minutes, 22 seconds
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Rowan Williams & Paul Kingsnorth • Conversion, culture and the cross: Are we ready to believe in God again?

The Big Conversation - Episode 2 | Season 4 Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury engages with author Paul Kingsnorth on his adult conversion to Eastern Orthodox Christianity. Paul and Rowan talk about the spiritual longings that still exist under the surface of secular culture and whether ancient forms of Christianity may provide answers to today’s generation. For bonus content including the Jordan Peterson ebook, updates and more shows, sign up at: http://www.thebigconversation.show Take our survey: https://survey-star.net/williams Rowan Williams: http://rowanwilliams.archbishopofcanterbury.org/ Paul Kingsnorth's article: https://www.paulkingsnorth.net/cross The Big Conversation is a video series from Unbelievable? featuring world-class thinkers across the religious and non-religious community. Exploring science, faith, philosophy and what it means to be human. The Big Conversation is produced by Premier in partnership with John Templeton Foundation. • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
6/3/2022 • 1 hour, 24 minutes, 59 seconds
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Classic Replay: Antagonistic atheism: David Robertson vs Mike Lee

From May 2012, Mike Lee aka "The Religious Antagonist" was a US atheist who made YouTube videos mocking Christianity.  His videos were popular but his approach earned him both praise and criticism from fellow atheists. David Robertson often interacts with atheists online and has earned himself the title "the wee flea" for his provocative interactions on the Dawkins website. They debated whether Mike's approach is a helpful one.  David accused Mike of emotional atheism and an incoherent view of Christianity. Mike said mocking Christianity was the best way of policing its power in the US. • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
5/31/2022 • 1 hour, 3 minutes, 34 seconds
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Are the gifts of the Spirit still in operation? Cessation vs Continuation: Doug Wilson & Michael Brown

The charismatic church is the fastest growing part of the global church. But not all Christians believe gifts of tongues, prophecy and healing are for today. Doug Wilson, pastor of Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho is a cessasionist. He beleves the charismatic gifts ceased with the closure of scripture. He engages with Michael Brown, host of the Line of Fire radio show and proponent of prophecy and charismatic gifts. For Doug Wilson: https://dougwils.com/ For Michael Brown: https://askdrbrown.org/ • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
5/27/2022 • 1 hour, 28 minutes, 45 seconds
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Classic Replay: Why is the Universe the way it is? Hugh Ross & Paul Davies

From May 2012, astrophysicist Hugh Ross (President of Reasons to Believe) discussed with physicist Paul Davies "why is the universe the way it is"? Paul Davies' recent appearance on The Big Conversation: https://www.thebigconversation.show/theoriginsoflife • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
5/25/2022 • 1 hour, 1 minute, 37 seconds
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Richard Dawkins & Francis Collins • Biology, Belief and Covid: Can science and faith be reconciled?

The Big Conversation - Episode 1 | Season 4 Richard Dawkins is emeritus Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University and author of the best-selling atheist book 'The God Delusion'. Francis Collins is the former head of the Human Genome Project and National Institutes of Health, currently serving as Science Advisor to the President and author of 'The Language of God: A scientist presents evidence for belief'. They discuss their journeys towards and away from faith, Covid, genetics, evolution, the origin of the universe, evil, morality and God in a wide ranging conversation with Justin Brierley. For an additional bonus clip from the show, updates and more conversations sign up at http://www.thebigconversation.show  Take our survey: https://survey-star.net/dawkins For Francis Collins: https://biologos.org  For Richard Dawkins: https://richarddawkins.net The Big Conversation is a video series from Premier Unbelievable? featuring world-class thinkers across the religious and non-religious community. Exploring science, faith, philosophy and what it means to be human. The Big Conversation is produced by Premier in partnership with John Templeton Foundation. • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
5/20/2022 • 1 hour, 34 minutes, 36 seconds
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Classic Replay: A Universe From Nothing? Lawrence Krauss & Rodney Holder

From April 2012, anti-theist cosmologist Lawrence Krauss's book "A Universe From Nothing" received both acclaim and criticism for its attempt to answer the question "Why is there something rather than nothing?" Debating the issue with Krauss was Rodney Holder, Course director at the Faraday Institute, Cambridge. An astrophysicist and priest by background. • For conference & live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • More podcasts, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://my.premier.org.uk/donate/donate-unbelievable-2022 • Get our 'Confident Christianity' course: http://www.premier.org.uk/course • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable
5/17/2022 • 55 minutes, 57 seconds
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Original sin vs original goodness: Katharine Birbalsingh & Steve Chalke on educating children

Katharine Birbalsingh has been described as 'Britain's strictest headteacher'. Twitter erupted when she tweeted that 'original sin' was responsible for the fact children need to be habituated into choosing good over evil. She discusses child education and human nature with Christian leader Steve Chalke, founder of numerous Oasis Trust schools, who says that 'original goodness' is a more biblical view than 'original sin'. For our new podcast Unapologetic: https://pod.link/1622170986 For Katharine Birbalsingh: https://twitter.com/miss_snuffy For Michaela Community School: https://michaela.education/ For Steve Chalke: https://twitter.com/SteveChalke For Oasis Schools: https://www.oasiscommunitylearning.org/ • For conference & live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • More podcasts, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://my.premier.org.uk/donate/donate-unbelievable-2022 • Get our 'Confident Christianity' course: http://www.premier.org.uk/course • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable
5/12/2022 • 1 hour, 31 minutes, 15 seconds
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Classic Replay: What’s wrong with the world? Andrew Wilson and Geoff Lillis

From April 2012: Andrew Wilson is an apologist, author and elder at Kings Church Eastbourne. His book 'If God, Then What?' presents arguments for the existence of God and how the Christian Gospel addresses the issues of suffering and death in the world. Geoff Lillis, a humanist atheist from Ireland, discussed with Andrew his different perspectives on whether the world is getting better or worse, and what the diagnosis is and what the cure might be. • For conference & live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • More podcasts, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://my.premier.org.uk/donate/donate-unbelievable-2022 • Get our 'Confident Christianity' course: http://www.premier.org.uk/course • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable
5/10/2022 • 1 hour, 1 minute, 10 seconds
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Cultivating virtue - A christian and atheist perspective. Dominic Done and Julian Baggini

Dominic Done is the author of the book 'Your Longing Has A Name' in which he explores the seven virtues listed in 2 Peter 1:5-7 - Goodness, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, Godliness, mutual affection and love. He engages with atheist philosopher Julian Baggini, author of 'The Godless Gospel', on the differences between a Christian and secular approach to developing character. For Dominic Done: https://www.pursuingfaith.org/your-longing-has-a-name For Julian Baggini: https://www.julianbaggini.com/ • For conference & live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • More podcasts, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://my.premier.org.uk/donate/donate-unbelievable-2022 • Get our 'Confident Christianity' course: http://www.premier.org.uk/course • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable
5/6/2022 • 1 hour, 30 minutes, 42 seconds
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Classic Replay: Miracles today Pt 2: do they happen? Craig Keener & Geoff Lillis

From March 2012, we continue to look at miracles with Dr Craig Keener of Asbury Theological Seminary, author of the book "Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts". Geoff Lillis is an atheist listener who interacts with Keener on a number of the miracle accounts in the book, seeking to show that there may be a natural explanation for them. They also discuss the character of some of the charismatic healing ministries that operate. For Keener's recent discussion with Michael Shermer: https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Episodes/Unbelievable-Send-Proof-Is-there-medical-evidence-for-miracles-Craig-Keener-Michael-Shermer-and-Elijah-Stephens • For conference & live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • More podcasts, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://my.premier.org.uk/donate/donate-unbelievable-2022 • Get our 'Confident Christianity' course: http://www.premier.org.uk/course • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable
5/3/2022 • 1 hour, 3 minutes, 22 seconds
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Has woke theology gone too far? Calvin Robinson & Robyn Henderson-Espinoza

Anti-woke Anglican ordinand Calvin Robinson engages with Transqueer Latinx theologian Dr Robyn Henderson-Espinoza on whether 'woke' theology is creating a more inclusive faith or a dangerous diversion from historic Christianity. For Dr Robyn Henderson-Espinoza: https://linktr.ee/irobyn For Calvin Robinson: https://twitter.com/calvinrobinson • For conference & live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • More podcasts, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://my.premier.org.uk/donate/donate-unbelievable-2022 • Get our 'Confident Christianity' course: http://www.premier.org.uk/course • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable
4/29/2022 • 1 hour, 22 minutes, 49 seconds
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Classic Replay: Miracles in the Gospels Pt 1: Did they happen? Craig Keener & Geoff Lillis

From March 2012, this was the first of two programmes looking at miracles in the Bible and today. Craig S Keener is a New Testament Scholar at Asbury Theological Seminary, Kentucky. His book "Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts" is a 2 volume work assessing the case for the miracles of Jesus and the many reported cases of miracles around the world. Geoff Lillis is an atheist listener from Ireland. He contests the reliability of miracle accounts from 2000 years ago. For Keener's recent discussion with Michael Shermer: https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Episodes/Unbelievable-Send-Proof-Is-there-medical-evidence-for-miracles-Craig-Keener-Michael-Shermer-and-Elijah-Stephens • For conference & live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • More podcasts, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://my.premier.org.uk/donate/donate-unbelievable-2022 • Get our 'Confident Christianity' course: http://www.premier.org.uk/course • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable
4/26/2022 • 57 minutes, 26 seconds
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Lee Strobel on the Case For Heaven PLUS Alister McGrath, Lisa Fields, Jeff Vines and Sharon Dirckx conference preview

Justin interviews some of the contributors to Unbelievable? 2022 including theologian Alister McGrath, African-American apologist Lisa Fields, US pastor Jeff Vines and neuroscientist Sharon Dirckx. Book your place http://www.unbelievable.live Lee Strobel also chats to Justin about his new documentary film The Case for Heaven https://www.thecaseforheavenmovie.com/ • For conference & live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • More podcasts, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://my.premier.org.uk/donate/donate-unbelievable-2022 • Get our 'Confident Christianity' course: http://www.premier.org.uk/course • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable
4/22/2022 • 1 hour, 29 minutes, 45 seconds
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Classic Replay: Richard Dawkins & Rowan Williams dialogue

In February 2012 Sofia Europa sponsored a discussion between Richard Dawkins and Rowan Williams, the then-Archbishop of Canterbury, on the question of Human Nature and Our Ultimate Origins. The discussion was chaired by agnostic Prof Sir Anthony Kenny. It is broadcast here in full. For the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bow4nnh1Wv0 • For conference & live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • More podcasts, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://my.premier.org.uk/donate/donate-unbelievable-2022 • Get our 'Confident Christianity' course: http://www.premier.org.uk/course • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable
4/19/2022 • 1 hour, 30 minutes, 13 seconds
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Is there historical evidence for the bodily resurrection of Jesus? Justin Bass & Dale Allison

New Testament scholars Dale Allison and Justin Bass discuss their different approaches to the evidence for Jesus' resurrection. Bass, author of 'The Bedrock of Christianity: The unalterable facts of Jesus' death and resurrection' says the evidence from the core historical facts points to a resurrection. Allison, author of 'The Resurrection of Jesus: Apologetics, Criticism, History' is less certain that these facts lead us to a bodily resurrection. For a 30% discount on Justin Bass' book: https://lexhampress.com/bedrock For Dale Allison: https://www.ptsem.edu/people/dale-c-allison-jr • For conference & live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • More podcasts, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://my.premier.org.uk/donate/donate-unbelievable-2022 • Get our 'Confident Christianity' course: http://www.premier.org.uk/course • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable
4/15/2022 • 1 hour, 27 minutes, 23 seconds
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Classic Replay: Should atheists be more religious? Alain de Botton & James Orr

*Updated with corrected audio* Back when the "New Atheism" was ceasing to be "new", there was much talk and debate as to what would come next. Alain de Botton, author of "Religion for Atheists" advocated a controversial "Atheism 2.0" in which he suggested there should be "temples for atheism". He discussed these views with then recently-converted Christian academic James Orr. Do the trappings of religion make sense without the kernel of faith? First broadcast Feb 2012. • For conference & live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • More podcasts, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://my.premier.org.uk/donate/donate-unbelievable-2022 • Get our 'Confident Christianity' course: http://www.premier.org.uk/course • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable
4/12/2022 • 1 hour, 3 minutes, 58 seconds
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Are Star Wars and superhero movies a gateway to the Gospel? Frank Turek vs Paulogia

Frank Turek's book 'Hollywood Heroes' argue that the fictional stories of Harry Potter, Star Wars and the Marvel movies all point to the the true story of Jesus, the ultimate hero. Paul Ens, a comic book and Star Wars fan who runs the counter-apologetics channel Paulogia, responds.  For Frank Turek: https://hollywoodheroesbook.com/  For Paulogia: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIS4cWaXgWpznjwovFYQBJQ  • For Conference & live events: http://www.unbelievable.live  • More podcasts, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com  • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow  • Support us in the rest of the world: https://my.premier.org.uk/donate/donate-unbelievable-2022  • Get our 'Confident Christianity' course: http://www.premier.org.uk/course  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable 
4/8/2022 • 1 hour, 31 minutes, 2 seconds
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Classic Replay: Angels: Do they exist? Christian & atheist discuss

From the archives: Christian philosopher Peter S Williams, atheist magician & skeptic Lee Warren, and Anglican vicar Roger Harper discussed evidence for the existence of angels and examined both Biblical and contemporary accounts of angelic visitation. More Resources: • For exclusive resources and to support us: USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow Rest of the World: https://my.premier.org.uk/donate/donate-unbelievable-2021 • For Premier Unbelievable? events and conference: https://www.unbelievable.live • For our regular Newsletter: https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable
4/5/2022 • 1 hour, 3 minutes, 4 seconds
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Did Christianity give us our belief in equality, compassion and consent? Bart Ehrman vs Glen Scrivener

Glen Scrivener's book 'The Air We Breathe: How We All Came to Believe in Freedom, Kindness, Progress & Equality' makes the case that our belief in modern human rights & values are a direct product of the Christian story that shaped the West. New Testament critic Bart Ehrman, whose own book 'The Triumph of Christianity' tells the story of how the faith swept the world, responds to Glen's view that our embrace of equality, compassion and sexual consent are uniquely Christian. For 'The Air We Breathe': https://www.thegoodbook.co.uk/the-air-we-breathe  For Bart's live April 9th event with Mike Licona: https://www.bartehrman.com/did-the-resurrection-of-jesus-really-happen-bart-ehrman-mike-licona-debate/  • For Conference & live events: http://www.unbelievable.live  • More podcasts, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com  • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow  • Rest of the world: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable  • Get our 'Confident Christianity' course: http://www.premier.org.uk/course  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable 
4/1/2022 • 1 hour, 26 minutes, 29 seconds
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Classic Replay: Demons: Do they exist? Different Christian views

From the archives, three Christians of different theological persuasions discussed the existence of demons: John Tancock (JT) believes demons are real, and has been involved in deliverance ministries Will Van Der Hart believes in a spirtual realm but wants to stop the stigmatisation of people with mental health issues as "demonised". Jonathan Clatworthy believes demons don't exist and that modern day deliverance ministry can do more harm than good. More Resources: • For exclusive resources and to support us: USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow Rest of the World: https://my.premier.org.uk/donate/donate-unbelievable-2021 • For Premier Unbelievable? events and conference: https://www.unbelievable.live • For our regular Newsletter: https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable
3/29/2022 • 1 hour, 4 minutes, 8 seconds
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Is Intelligent Design advancing or in retreat? Casey Luskin & Adam Shapiro

Casey Luskin of the Discovery Institute, and editor of 'The Comprehensive Guide to Science and Faith' argues that the Intelligent Design movement is gaining new converts and has never been stronger. Science historian Adam Shapiro, co-author of 'Science and Religion: A very short introduction' responds.   For Casey Luskin: https://caseyluskin.com For Adam Shapiro: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/science-and-religion-a-very-short-introduction-9780198831020   • For Conference & live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Rest of the world: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable • Newsletter: https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter • Get our 'Confident Christianity' course: http://www.premier.org.uk/course • Blog: https://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievable-the-blog • For the podcast: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable
3/25/2022 • 1 hour, 33 minutes, 32 seconds
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Classic Replay: Has Neuroscience killed God? Dr Alasdair Coles vs Martyn Frame

In January 2012 Revd Dr Alasdair Coles (academic neurologist from Cambridge), and Martyn Frame (psychological therapist and atheist) debated the question of whether our knowledge of brain activity can explain away religious experiences or even disprove God!   More Resources: • For exclusive resources and to support us: USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow Rest of the World: https://my.premier.org.uk/donate/donate-unbelievable-2021   • For Premier Unbelievable? events and conference: https://www.unbelievable.live   • For our regular Newsletter: https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter   • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable   • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable
3/22/2022 • 1 hour, 6 minutes, 29 seconds
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Philip Yancey live Q&A on faith, doubt and the future of the US church

Prolific Christian author Philip Yancey joined Justin and several hundred guests for a live Q&A on his life, work and faith. They talk about his recently published memoir 'Where The Light Fell' and his new paraphrase of John Donne's writing 'A Companion in Crisis', as well as taking questions on suffering, prayer, the Ukraine and the future of the US evangelical church. Philip Yancey's website: https://philipyancey.com/ Sign up for Philip Yancey's blog & newsletter: https://bit.ly/PhilipYanceyBlog Philip Yancey's books: Where The Light Fell: https://uk.bookshop.org/books/where-the-light-fell-a-memoir/9781529364224 A Companion In Crisis: https://dartonlongmantodd.co.uk/titles/2337-9781913657826-companion-in-crisis • For Conference & live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Rest of the world: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable • Newsletter: https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter • Get our 'Confident Christianity' course: http://www.premier.org.uk/course • Blog: https://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievable-the-blog • For the podcast: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable
3/18/2022 • 1 hour, 21 minutes, 46 seconds
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Classic Replay: Is Our Mind More Than Matter? Keith Ward vs David Papineau

Prominent Christian Philosopher & Theologian Keith Ward engaged in conversation with David Papinaeu, atheist Professor of Philosophy from King's College London, on the question: "Is our mind more than matter"? Ward believes that the brain is accompanied by an immaterial mind, while Papinaeu believes the brain and the mind to be one in the same - with nothing immaterial about it. More Resources: • For exclusive resources and to support us: USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow  Rest of the World: https://my.premier.org.uk/donate/donate-unbelievable-2021  • For Premier Unbelievable? events and conference: https://www.unbelievable.live   • For our regular Newsletter: https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable 
3/15/2022 • 1 hour, 2 minutes, 57 seconds
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The surrogacy industry: John & Tim Wyatt on the ethics of paying for pregnancy

This episode was recorded shortly before Russia invaded Ukraine. Prior to the outbreak of war, Ukraine's lax surrogacy laws have made it a major destination for so-called 'reproductive tourism' for infertile and same-sex couples who wish to have a baby. Bioethicist John Wyatt and his journalist son Tim Wyatt join Justin to talk about the ethics of reproductive technology as they launch their new podcast 'Matters Of Life And Death'. For Matters Of Life And Death podcast: https://pod.link/1509923173  For John Wyatt: https://johnwyatt.com  For Unbelievable? Live: http://www.unbelievable.live  • For Conference & live events: http://www.unbelievable.live  • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow  • Rest of the world: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable  • Newsletter: https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  • Get our 'Confident Christianity' course: http://www.premier.org.uk/course  • Blog: https://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievable-the-blog  • For the podcast: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable 
3/11/2022 • 1 hour, 27 minutes, 8 seconds
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Tim Stratton vs James White: Is Molinism Biblical?

On Feb 11th 2022, Dr James White and Dr Tim Stratton debated the question "Is Molinism Biblical?", at the First Lutheran Church in Houston. Molinism is the view that humans have genuine libertarian free will, while God has a special kind of knowledge called "Middle Knowledge" which allows him to factor human choices into how he arranges predestination. Dr James White maintains that such a view is unbiblical, while Dr Stratton sees it not only as biblical, but as crucially superior to the alternative: "Exhaustive Divine Determinism"! We've covered the subject of Molinism on Unbelievable? before, so if you want to learn more about this theological hot potato, check out these shows: • William Lane Craig vs Paul Helm: Calvinism vs Molinism - 2014: https://bit.ly/3o550G0  • William Lane Craig vs James White: Calvinism vs Molinism on the Problem of Evil - 2021: https://bit.ly/3C7BrZy  For Dr Tim Stratton: https://t.co/pbqi0cqnC4  For Dr James White: https://www.aomin.org/  • For exclusive resources and to support us:  USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow  Rest of the World: https://my.premier.org.uk/donate/donate-unbelievable-2021  • For Premier Unbelievable? events and conference: https://www.unbelievable.live   • For our regular Newsletter: https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable 
3/8/2022 • 2 hours, 17 minutes, 49 seconds
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Putin’s Holy War: The religious roots of the Ukraine invasion - Fr Cyril Hovorun and Clifford Longley (+ Sergey Rakhuba)

Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine is more than just a geo-political conflict. The Russian leader believes in the spiritual destiny of a united 'Holy Rus' that goes back to the conversion of Vladimir the Great in 984. Ukrainian Orthodox scholar Fr Cyril Hovorun and Catholic journalist Clifford Longley discuss how the history of the Eastern Orthodox Church plays into the conflict and what can be done. Justin also speaks to Ukrainian Christian leader Sergey Rakhuba of Mission Eurasia about the church response to the refugee crisis.   Fr Cyril Hovorun: https://www.sanktignatios.org/dr-cyril-hovorun    Clifford Longley: https://www.thetablet.co.uk/editors-desk/2/21568/religious-roots-of-ukraine-crisis-    Sergey Rakhuba: https://missioneurasia.org/  Matters of Life & Death podcast: https://pod.link/1509923173   ---   For exclusive resources and to support us:   • Unbelievable? Live events: http://www.unbelievable.live     • Support (USA): http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow       • Support (rest of the world): https://my.premier.org.uk/donate/donate-unbelievable-2021     • Confident Christianity apologetics course: http://www.premier.org.uk/getconfident     • For our newsletter https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter       • For our blog: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievable-the-blog       • For the podcast: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable       • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable      • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb     • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley  
3/4/2022 • 1 hour, 29 minutes, 49 seconds
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Classic Replay: Revisiting the evil God challenge - Stephen Law vs Glenn Peoples

Atheist philosopher Stephen Law joined Justin to reflect on his debate with William Lane Craig during the UK Reasonable Faith Tour. Glenn Peoples is a Christian Philosopher from New Zealand.  He discusses Stephen's central argument against God - The Evil God Challenge and why he believes that the Moral Argument is the solution to it. First Broadcast in Dec 2011. More Resources: • For exclusive resources and to support us:  USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow  Rest of the World: https://my.premier.org.uk/donate/donate-unbelievable-2021  • For our regular Newsletter: https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB  • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb  • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley 
3/1/2022 • 1 hour, 2 minutes, 55 seconds
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Hinduism, Caste & Christianity: Joseph D’Souza and Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd

Bishop Joseph D’Souza from the Good Shepherd Church in India and Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd, political theorist and human rights activist, discuss the current political and religious climate in India and the situation for Christians and the Dalit and Shudra castes. For Bishop Joseph D'Souza: https://josephdsouza.dfnusa.org/  For Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd: https://www.kanchailaiah.com/  For our Philip Yancey 'after-show' event: https://premier.formstack.com/forms/unb_webinar_1st_march_2022_after_show  --- For exclusive resources and to support us: • Unbelievable? Live events: http://www.unbelievable.live   • Confident Christianity apologetics course: http://www.premier.org.uk/getconfident   • Support (USA): http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow     • Support (rest of the world): https://my.premier.org.uk/donate/donate-unbelievable-2021   • For our newsletter https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter     • For our blog: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievable-the-blog     • For the podcast: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable      • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable    • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb   • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley  
2/25/2022 • 1 hour, 20 minutes, 46 seconds
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Classic Replay: Signature in the cell - Stephen C Meyer vs Keith Fox

Leading ID proponent Stephen Meyer debated his recently released book "Signature in the Cell" which claims to show that the DNA code is the product of intelligent mind, not naturalistic processes. Keith Fox is Professor of Biochemistry at Southampton University.  He chairs the UK Christians in Science network but disagrees strongly with ID. They debated how life could have originated and whether design is allowed as an explanation in science. First broadcast in Nov 2011. • For exclusive resources and to support us:  USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow  Rest of the World: https://my.premier.org.uk/donate/donate-unbelievable-2021  • For Premier Unbelievable? events and conference: https://www.unbelievable.live • For our regular Newsletter: https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable  • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb  • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley 
2/22/2022 • 1 hour, 9 seconds
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Is there a future for godless congregations? Paul VanderKlay and James Croft

Humanist leader James Croft leads a thriving godless congregation in an otherwise declining network of Ethical Societies. Does their story mirror that of many declining churches in the west? He talks to Paul VanderKlay who pastors a small church in Sacramento while engaging a growing internet following. What is the future for godless and God-believing communities? For James Croft: https://onlysky.media/author/jcroft For Paul VanderKlay: https://www.youtube.com/c/PaulVanderKlay   --- For exclusive resources and to support us: • Unbelievable? Live events: http://www.unbelievable.live   • Confident Christianity apologetics course: http://www.premier.org.uk/getconfident   • Support (USA): http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow      • Support (rest of the world): https://my.premier.org.uk/donate/donate-unbelievable-2021 • For our newsletter https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter     • For our blog: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievable-the-blog     • For the podcast: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable      • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable    • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb   • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley  
2/18/2022 • 1 hour, 24 minutes, 28 seconds
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Classic Replay: Is God a Delusion? William Lane Craig and panel at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

Continuing highlights from the 2011 Reasonable Faith Tour. Professor William Lane Craig spoke to a capacity audience at Oxford's Sheldonian Theatre. He critiqued Richard Dawkins' book The God Delusion and interacted with a panel of academics. The event was Chaired by Professor Peter Millican of Hertford College, and the panel comprised Dr. Daniel Came, Dr Stephen Priest, and Dr John Parrington. Richard Dawkins was invited to defend his book but refused. An empty chair was left for him in case he changed his mind. First broadcast in Nov 2011. More Resources: • For exclusive resources and to support us: USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow Rest of the World: https://my.premier.org.uk/donate/donate-unbelievable-2021 • For Premier Unbelievable? events and conference: https://www.unbelievable.live • For our regular Newsletter: https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb • Insta: https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley 
2/15/2022 • 2 hours, 24 seconds
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John Lennon, Bob Dylan and God: Steve Turner and Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart, lead guitarist for Sleeper, examines the spiritual journeys of Bob Dylan and John Lennon in his new book 'Dylan, Lennon, Marx & God'. Veteran music journalist Steve Turner talks about the search for God in the music of the 60s and 70s and engages with Jon's own journey in and out of faith. For Jon Stewart: https://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/music/twentieth-century-and-contemporary-music/dylan-lennon-marx-and-god?format=HB For Steve Turner: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Turner_(writer) --- For exclusive resources and to support us:   • Unbelievable? Live events: http://www.unbelievable.live   • Confident Christianity apologetics course: http://www.premier.org.uk/getconfident     • Support (USA): http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow     • Support (rest of the world): https://my.premier.org.uk/donate/donate-unbelievable-2021     • For our newsletter https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter       • For our blog: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievable-the-blog       • For the podcast: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable      • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable      • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb     • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley    
2/11/2022 • 1 hour, 33 minutes, 34 seconds
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Classic Replay: William Lane Craig vs Peter Millican - Does God Exist?

This special edition of the show featured the public debate between Christian Philosopher William Lane Craig and atheist Philosopher Peter Millican as part of the Reasonable Faith Tour 2011. They debated "Does God Exist?" before a capacity crowd at Bill's Alma Mater, Birmingham University where he studied for his first Doctorate. First broadcast in Oct 2011. More Resources: • For exclusive resources and to support us: USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow Rest of the World: https://my.premier.org.uk/donate/donate-unbelievable-2021 • For Premier Unbelievable? events and conference: https://www.unbelievable.live • For our regular Newsletter: https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley
2/9/2022 • 2 hours, 21 minutes, 8 seconds
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Send Proof: Is there medical evidence for miracles? Craig Keener, Michael Shermer and Elijah Stephens

Elijah Stephens, director of the documentary Send Proof, joins Justin to discuss his investigation into supernatural healing claims. Miracle researcher Craig Keener shares extraordinary stories - but is it enough to convince atheist skeptic Michael Shermer? For Elijah Stephens: https://www.sendproof.com/   For Michael Shermer: https://michaelshermer.com/   For Craig Keener: https://craigkeener.com/   --- For exclusive resources and to support us: • Philip Yancey Live event: http://www.unbelievable.live   • Confident Christianity apologetics course: http://www.premier.org.uk/getconfident   • Support (USA): http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow     • Support (rest of the world): https://my.premier.org.uk/donate/donate-unbelievable-2021   • For our newsletter https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter     • For our blog: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievable-the-blog     • For the podcast: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable      • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable    • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb   • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley  
2/4/2022 • 1 hour, 30 minutes, 55 seconds
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If the tomb is empty: Joby Martin on sponsoring 14,000 Compassion kids

Pastor Joby Martin, pastor of The Church of Eleven22 and author of 'If The Tomb is Empty' tells Justin the story of how the church has sponsored over 14,000 children through Compassion.  To sponsor a Compassion child via Unbelievable?: http://www.compassion.com/justin   (Worldwide)  OR text JUSTIN to 83393  (USA only)  As a thank-you, USA sponsors will receive a copy of Justin's book 'Unbelievable? Why, after ten years of talking with atheists, I'm still a Christian' AND Pastor Joby's book 'If The Tomb Is Empty'.
2/1/2022 • 33 minutes, 28 seconds
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Can a doubter find a place in church? Preston Ulmer and Gaia McDermott

Preston Ulmer author of 'The Doubters Club' and ex-Christian Gaia McDermott who hosts the 'Face The Sun' podcast, discuss how to explore doubt and questions inside and outside the church. For Preston Ulmer: https://www.thedoubtersclub.com/   For Gaia McDermott: https://facethesun.podbean.com/   --- For exclusive resources and to support us: • Confident Christianity apologetics course: http://www.premier.org.uk/getconfident   • Support (USA): http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow     • Support (rest of the world): https://my.premier.org.uk/donate/donate-unbelievable-2021   • For our newsletter https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter     • For our blog: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievable-the-blog     • For the podcast: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable      • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable    • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb   • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley  
1/28/2022 • 1 hour, 30 minutes, 40 seconds
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Classic Replay: The London God debate - William Lane Craig vs Stephen Law

In October 2011 Premier hosted the Reaonsable Faith UK Tour with WIlliam Lane Craig. The Tour began in London with Methodist Central Hall Westminster packed for the first encounter he would have with atheist philosopher Stephen Law, debating "Does God Exist"? More Resources: • For exclusive resources and to support us:  USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow  Rest of the World: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable  • For our regular Newsletter: https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB  • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb  • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley 
1/25/2022 • 1 hour, 58 minutes, 58 seconds
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Should ’Gay Conversion Therapy’ be banned? Jayne Ozanne vs Peter Lynas

The UK Government has published proposals to ban 'gay conversion therapy'. Should such a law be welcomed by churches as a protection for LGBT+ people, or a cause for concern at the potential criminalisation of prayer? Peter Lynas of the UK Evangelical Alliance and Jayne Ozanne of the Ban Conversion Therapy coalition debate the proposed legislation.  For the Government consultation: https://equalityhub.citizenspace.com/government-equalities-office/banning-conversion-therapy   For the Evangelical Alliance: https://www.eauk.org/what-we-do/public-policy/ending-conversion-therapy   For Ban Conversion Therapy coalition: https://www.banconversiontherapy.com   Jayne Ozanne in Premier Christianity: https://www.premierchristianity.com/interviews/jayne-ozanne-the-christian-campaigner-explains-why-she-wants-to-ban-hate-prayer/5807.article   Peter Lynas in Premier Christianity: https://www.premierchristianity.com/opinion/whats-the-problem-with-banning-conversion-therapy/5822.article   **This show covers sensitive issues regarding the pastoral care of LGBT people in the church. Discretion is also advised in engaging with the responses to this post. Differing points of view are welcome, but we request that all comments remain polite and respectful.** --- For exclusive resources and to support us: • Confident Christianity apologetics course: http://www.premier.org.uk/getconfident   • Support (USA): http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow     • Support (rest of the world): https://my.premier.org.uk/donate/donate-unbelievable-2021   • For our newsletter https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter     • For our blog: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievable-the-blog     • For the podcast: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable      • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable    • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb   • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley  
1/21/2022 • 1 hour, 24 minutes, 43 seconds
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Classic Replay: Old Testament grill-a-Christian with Peter J Williams

First broadcast in Oct 2011. Peter J Williams the Warden of Tyndale House, Cambridge and a first class scholar of both Old and New Testament, responded to non-Christian listeners' sceptical questions on the Old Testament. More Resources: • For exclusive resources and to support us:  USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow  Rest of the World: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable  • For our regular Newsletter: https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB  • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb  • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley 
1/18/2022 • 56 minutes, 8 seconds
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Do extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence? Jonathan McLatchie vs Jonathan Pearce

'Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence' is often used as a maxim by skeptics against modern miracle claims and Biblical miracles. Christian apologist Jonathan McLatchie and atheist blogger Jonathan Pearce debate the 'prior probabilities' involved in miracle claims and the evidence for the resurrection. For Talk About Doubts: https://talkaboutdoubts.com   For Jonathan McLatchie: https://jonathanmclatchie.com   For Jonathan Pearce: https://onlysky.media/tippling   --- For exclusive resources and to support us: • Confident Christianity apologetics course: http://www.premier.org.uk/getconfident   • Support (USA): http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow     • Support (rest of the world): https://my.premier.org.uk/donate/donate-unbelievable-2021   • For our newsletter https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter     • For our blog: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievable-the-blog     • For the podcast: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable      • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable    • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb   • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley  
1/14/2022 • 1 hour, 28 minutes, 55 seconds
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Classic Replay: Bart Ehmran talks about his loss of faith with Mike Licona

We featured a lot of Bart Ehrman in 2011 - in this show from Aug 2011 he returned for another conversation with resurrection scholar Mike Licona, about their different experiences - why Bart deconverted and Mike Licona held onto his faith after a period of doubt. More Resources: • For exclusive resources and to support us:  USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow  Rest of the World: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable  • For our regular Newsletter: https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB  • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb  • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley 
1/11/2022 • 1 hour, 1 minute, 55 seconds
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Suffering & God in the Intensive Care Unit: Dean Mayes & Dan Paterson

Could the story of Christianity really be true? How do we make sense of suffering if so? Dan Paterson is the author of 'Questioning Christianity', which seeks to make sense of Christianity to skeptics and doubters. He engages with Dean Mayes who was an atheist, but whose intellectual journey and work as a nurse in intensive care have caused him to reconsider Christianity in recent years.  For Dan Paterson: https://www.questioningchristianity.com For Dean Mayes: http://www.deanfromaustralia.com  --- For exclusive resources and to support us: • Confident Christianity apologetics course: http://www.premier.org.uk/getconfident   • Support (USA): http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow     • Support (rest of the world): https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable   • For our newsletter https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter     • For our blog: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievable-the-blog     • For the podcast: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable      • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable    • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb   • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley  
1/7/2022 • 1 hour, 23 minutes, 17 seconds
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Classic Replay: Ex-Christian dialogue

In this show from Aug 2011 we met Rebekah Bennetch who lives in Saskatoon, Canada.  She grew up in a strong Christian family. But in 2007  "came out" as an atheist. Sheridan Voysey is a writer, speaker and broadcaster on contemporary spirituality. They discussed what led Rebekah to abandon her faith, how Christians can best treat their "apostate" friends and family, and what lessons can be learnt for fruitful dialogue between believers and atheists. More Resources: • For exclusive resources and to support us:  USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow  Rest of the World: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable  • For our regular Newsletter: https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB  • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb  • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley 
1/4/2022 • 1 hour, 2 minutes, 7 seconds
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Tom Holland on Christianity, persecution and the cross

Historian Tom Holland tells how his experiences among persecuted Christians and Yazidis in Iraq impacted his own intellectual and personal journey with Christianity. A 'Perspectives' lecture recorded in Nov 2021 at the British Library for Christian persecution charity Open Doors with audience Q&A. Used with permission For Open Doors: https://www.opendoorsuk.org/    End of Year giving (USA): http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow  End of year giving (Rest of World): https://my.premier.org.uk/donate/unbelievable-eoy-30th-december    Big Conversation Survey: https://survey-star.net/bigconversation2022   --- For exclusive resources and to support us: • Confident Christianity apologetics course: http://www.premier.org.uk/getconfident   • Support (USA): http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow     • Support (rest of the world): https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable   • For our newsletter https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter     • For our blog: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievable-the-blog     • For the podcast: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable      • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable    • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb   • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley  
12/31/2021 • 1 hour, 21 minutes, 45 seconds
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Classic Replay: Were the Epistles forged? Bart Ehrman vs Darrell Bock

In this show first broadcast in Aug 2011 sceptical Bible scholar Bart Ehrman debated his book "Forged" with Darrell Bock of Dallas Theological Seminary. Bart claims that many of the writings of the New Testament are falsely attributed to apostles such as Peter and Paul. Bock responds, saying that the case for forgery is not as conclusive as Bart claims. More Resources: • For exclusive resources and to support us:  USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow  Rest of the World: https://my.premier.org.uk/donate/unbelievable-eoy-30th-december  • For our regular Newsletter: https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB  • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb  • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley 
12/28/2021 • 1 hour, 3 minutes, 41 seconds
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Christmas for skeptics and an atheist finds God via Dawkins: Rebecca McLaughlin, Peter Byrom and Ruth Jackson

Justin hosts a 'Christmas Cracker', with Rebecca McLaughlin author of 'Is Christmas Unbelievable?', Peter Byrom tells his story of going from atheism to faith via Richard Dawkins, and a catch up with co-presenter Ruth Jackson and baby Eden-Grace! For Rebecca McLaughlin: https://www.thegoodbook.co.uk/is-christmas-unbelievable   End of Year giving (USA): http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow  End of year giving (Rest of World): https://my.premier.org.uk/donate/unbelievable-eoy-30th-december      --- For exclusive resources and to support us: • Confident Christianity apologetics course: http://www.premier.org.uk/getconfident   • Support (USA): http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow     • Support (rest of the world): https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable   • For our newsletter https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter     • For our blog: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievable-the-blog     • For the podcast: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable      • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable    • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb   • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley  
12/24/2021 • 1 hour, 14 minutes, 8 seconds
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Classic Replay: Did Darwinism create the Nazis?

First broadcast in July 2011. Richard Weikart, professor of History at California State University draws controversial conclusions regarding the role of Darwinism in providing a rationale for Hitler's Nazi ideology. Hector Avalos, atheist Professor of Religious Studies at Iowa State University argues that Christian anti-semitism is the more likely explanation for Nazi ideology. More Resources: • For exclusive resources and to support us:  USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow  Rest of the World: https://my.premier.org.uk/donate/unbelievable-eoy-30th-december  • For our regular Newsletter: https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB  • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb  • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley 
12/21/2021 • 59 minutes, 48 seconds
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John Lennox on God, science, atheism and Against The Tide

Justin hosts a Premier Unbelievable? Live Q&A with Prof John Lennox. In partnership with  Kharis Productions and Pensmore Films, producers of Against The Tide, the movie documentary of John's life . Hundreds of viewers watched live and submitted questions to John. Iain Morris, director of Against The Tide also joins the conversation. For Cosmic Chemistry: https://spckpublishing.co.uk/cosmic-chemistry   For Against the Tide: https://www.againstthetidemovie.org/premier   For our John Lennox Confident Christianity discount: https://www.udemy.com/course/unbelievable-confident-christianity/?couponCode=JOHNLENNOX   Take our Big Conversation survey: https://survey-star.net/bigconversation2022    --- For exclusive resources and to support us: • Confident Christianity apologetics course: http://www.premier.org.uk/getconfident   • Support (USA): http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow     • Support (rest of the world): https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable   • For our newsletter https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter     • For our blog: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievable-the-blog     • For the podcast: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable      • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable    • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb   • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley  
12/17/2021 • 1 hour, 24 minutes, 15 seconds
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Classic Replay: David Bentley Hart debates ‘Atheist Delusions’

Theologian David Bentley Hart defends his prize-winning book "Atheist delusions: The Christian revolution and its fashionable enemies" opposite Terry Sanderson of the UK's National Secular Society in this show first broadcast in June 2011 More Resources: • For exclusive resources and to support us:  USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow  Rest of the World: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable  • For our regular Newsletter: https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB  • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb  • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley 
12/14/2021 • 59 minutes, 56 seconds
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How should humans live in an inhuman world? Alan Noble and Kelly Kapic

Why are we increasingly anxious, stressed and obsessed with identity? What can Christianity offer to re-humanise us?  These and more questions get addressed in a conversation between Alan Noble, author of 'You Are Not Your Own' and Kelly Kapic, author of 'You're Only Human'. For 'You Are Not Your Own': https://www.oalannoble.com   For 'You're Only Human': http://www.bakerpublishinggroup.com/books/you-re-only-human/406040   TAKE OUR BIG CONVERSATION SURVEY: https://survey-star.net/bigconversation2022    --- For exclusive resources and to support us: • Register for our next Premier Unbelievable? Live: http://www.unbelievable.live   • Confident Christianity apologetics course: http://www.premier.org.uk/getconfident   • Support (USA): http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow     • Support (rest of the world): https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable   • For our newsletter https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter     • For our blog: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievable-the-blog     • For the podcast: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable      • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable    • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb   • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley  
12/10/2021 • 1 hour, 28 minutes, 17 seconds
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Classic Replay: Is the Bible Unbelievable?

First broadcast in May 2011. Former minister turned atheist Leslie Scrace wrote "An Unbelievers Guide to the Bible", criticising parts of the Old Testament that he sees as immoral while praising parts of scripture that illustrate humanist values. Chris Sinkinson, lecturer in Old Testament and Apologetics at Moorlands Bible College, responds to Leslie’s understanding of the Bible in this show. More Resources: • For exclusive resources and to support us:  USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow  Rest of the World: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable  • For our regular Newsletter: https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB  • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb  • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley 
12/7/2021 • 1 hour, 3 minutes, 37 seconds
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James White vs William Lane Craig: Calvinism vs Molinism on the problem of evil

Calvinism and Molinism are two very different ways of understanding God's sovereignty. But which one best addresses the problem of evil?  James White argues that Calvinism - God foreordaining all human behaviour both good and evil - is the more Biblical and coherent view. William (Bill) Lane Craig argues that Molinism - a view which reconciles human freedom and divine sovereignty - is Biblically consistent without making God the author of evil. For James White: https://www.aomin.org   For Bill Craig: https://www.reasonablefaith.org   For the 2013 Bill Craig & Paul Helm dialogue on Calvinism & Molinism: https://bit.ly/3o550G0   --- For exclusive resources and to support us: • Register for Premier Unbelievable? Live: http://www.unbelievable.live   • Confident Christianity apologetics course: http://www.premier.org.uk/getconfident   • Support (USA): http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow     • Support (rest of the world): https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable   • For our newsletter https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter     • For our blog: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievable-the-blog     • For the podcast: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable      • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable    • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb   • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley  
12/3/2021 • 1 hour, 32 minutes, 54 seconds
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Classic Replay: Women and church leadership debate

First broadcast May 2011. In 1995 the Church of England allowed the ordination of Women priests. But the question of whether the Bible forbids female authority in the church remains. Christina Rees serves on the Archbishop's Council and the General Synod.  She advocates for women in ministry and female Bishops. John Richardson of the conservative Evangelical grouping Reform within the CofE disagrees with female ordination. John Richardson passed away in 2014.  More Resources:  • For exclusive resources and to support us:  USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow  Rest of the World: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable  • For our regular Newsletter: https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB  • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb  • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley 
11/30/2021 • 59 minutes, 43 seconds
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Why are Christian musicians deconstructing? Audrey Assad and Fr Chris Foley

There have been many stories of Christian musicians deconstructing or deconverting in recent years. Justin is joined by Catholic singer/songwriter Audrey Assad who revealed earlier this year she is no longer a practising Christian. Fr. Chris Foley of the band Luxury explains his own journey and why he has remained in the faith, becoming a priest in the Orthodox Church, along with two other band members. Later in the show Justin speaks with Tim Hull about his new YouTube channel 'Dealing with Deconstruction'. For Audrey Assad: http://www.audreyassad.com  For the Luxury video doc: http://www.parallel-love.com  For Dealing with Deconstruction: https://www.youtube.com/c/DealingWithDeconstruction  --- For exclusive resources and to support us: • Register for Premier Unbelievable? Live: http://www.unbelievable.live   • Support (USA): http://www.premierinsight.org/givingtuesday  • Support (Rest of the World): https://my.premier.org.uk/donate/giving-tuesday-2021-unbelievable-29th-nov  • Confident Christianity apologetics course: http://www.premier.org.uk/getconfident   • For our newsletter https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter     • For our blog: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievable-the-blog     • For the podcast: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable    • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley 
11/26/2021 • 1 hour, 31 minutes, 45 seconds
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Classic Replay: Did Osama Bin Laden represent the true face of Islam?

Recorded shortly after the death of Osama Bin Laden in May 2011, this show brought together radical Islamist Anjem Choudary, moderate Muslim thinker Muhammed AL Husseini, and Christian evangelist Jay Smith to debate whether Bin Laden represented the true face of Islam. More Resources: • For exclusive resources and to support us:  USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow  Rest of the World: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable  • For our regular Newsletter: https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB  • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb  • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley 
11/23/2021 • 1 hour, 4 minutes, 2 seconds
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Is toxic masculinity a problem in the church? Kyle Thompson and Martin Saunders

Kyle Thompson of men's ministry Undaunted Life says we need to champion biblical masculinity in a church that is too feminised. Martin Saunders, author of 'The Man You Were Made To Be' says we need to leave behind gender stereotypes and help young Christian men make sense of masculinity in today's world. For Martin Saunders: https://www.youthscape.co.uk/store/product/the-man-youre-made-to-be For Kyle Thompson: https://www.undaunted.life --- For exclusive resources and to support us: • Register for Premier Unbelievable? Live: http://www.unbelievable.live • Confident Christianity apologetics course: http://www.premier.org.uk/getconfident • Support (USA): http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support (rest of the world): https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable • For our newsletter https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter • For our blog: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievable-the-blog • For the podcast: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley
11/19/2021 • 1 hour, 26 minutes, 9 seconds
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Classic Replay: Brian McLaren & James White debate the Emerging Church

First broadcast in April 2011, this show is a snapshot of where the debate on the ‘emerging church’ was ten years ago and took place in the wake of Rob Bell’s recently published book ‘Love Wins’. Progressive theologian Brian McLaren faced off against Conservative reformed theologian James White. More Resources: • For exclusive resources and to support us:  USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow  Rest of the World: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable  • For our regular Newsletter: https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB  • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb  • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley 
11/16/2021 • 55 minutes, 40 seconds
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Do we need to rethink the Koran and the Trinity? Abdulla Galadari and Joshua Sijuwade

The deity of Jesus is a doctrine that typically divides Muslims and Christians. However, Dr Abdulla Galadari, author of 'Quranic Hermeneutics' believes the Koran doesn't reject the Gospels' view of Jesus - it interprets them.  He engages with Christian theologian of the Trinity, Dr Joshua Sijuwade as they discuss the commonalities and differences between the Koran and the Gospels. For Abdulla Galadari: https://www.ku.ac.ae/academics/college-of-arts-and-sciences/department/department-of-humanities-and-social-sciences/people/dr-abdulla-galadari   For Joshua Sijuwade: https://philpeople.org/profiles/joshua-r-sijuwade   --- For exclusive resources and to support us: • Confident Christianity apologetics course: http://www.premier.org.uk/getconfident   • Support (USA): http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow     • Support (rest of the world): https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable   • For our newsletter https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter     • For our blog: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievable-the-blog     • For the podcast: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable      • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable    • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb   • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley  
11/12/2021 • 1 hour, 28 minutes, 26 seconds
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Classic Replay: Bart Ehrman vs Mike Licona - Resurrection Debate

First broadcast for Easter 2011. Bart Ehrman is well known as a US New Testament Scholar who lost his Christian faith. When Mike Licona had doubts he devoted himself to investigating the evidence and became convinced that Jesus resurrection is the only rational explanation for the facts. They debated key historical facts about the resurrection -  and whether a miracle can count as an explanation for historical data? More Resources: • For exclusive resources and to support us:  USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow  Rest of the World: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable  • For our regular Newsletter: https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB  • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb  • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley 
11/9/2021 • 1 hour, 6 minutes, 6 seconds
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What does the science of climate change say? Hugh Ross and Antonia Godber

With COP26 the United Nations climate change conference underway in Glasgow, Justin is joined by climate change campaigner Antonia Godber and scientist Hugh Ross of Reasons to Believe.  They discuss the science of climate change, whether we are heading towards a tipping point, climate ' alarmism' and practical solutions. For Hugh Ross: https://support.reasons.org/purchase/weathering-climate-change-a-fresh-approach   For Antonia Godber: https://parentsforfuture.org & https://cop26coalition.org/peoples-summit/how-to-talk-to-kids-and-parents-about-climate/ & https://www.instagram.com/the.harmless.kitchen/   --- For exclusive resources and to support us: • Confident Christianity apologetics course: http://www.premier.org.uk/getconfident   • Support (USA): http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow     • Support (rest of the world): https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable   • For our newsletter https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter     • For our blog: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievable-the-blog     • For the podcast: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable      • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable    • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb   • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley  
11/5/2021 • 1 hour, 27 minutes, 17 seconds
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Classic Replay: Is God a Moral Monster? Paul Copan vs Norman Bacrac

First broadcast in April 2011. Richard Dawkins describes the Old Testament God as "a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser" (among other things).  In this show from April 2011 Christian philosopher and apologist Paul Copan explained why he believes God's actions in the Old Testament are not immoral when taken in context opposite atheist speaker Norman Bacrac. More Resources: • For exclusive resources and to support us:  USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow  Rest of the World: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable  • For our regular Newsletter: https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB  • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb  • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley 
11/2/2021 • 59 minutes, 7 seconds
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CS Lewis on screen - Max McLean and Norman Stone on The Most Reluctant Convert movie

Max McLean, who has played the role of CS Lewis on stages across the world, talks to Justin Brierley about his new biopic 'The Most Reluctant Convert' and CS Lewis' famous journey from atheism to Christianity. Justin also talks to the film's director Norman Stone. For 'The Most Reluctant Convert': http://www.cslewismovie.com  --- For exclusive resources and to support us: • Confident Christianity apologetics course: http://www.premier.org.uk/getconfident   • Support (USA): http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow    • Support (rest of the world): https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable    • For our newsletter https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter    • For our blog: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievable-the-blog    • For the podcast: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable     • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable    • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb    • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley 
10/29/2021 • 1 hour, 26 minutes, 41 seconds
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Classic Replay: Muslim & Christian debate - Did Jesus die on the cross?

First broadcast in March 2011. Mohammed Bahmanpour defends the Koranic view that although "it was made to appear to them" that he died, in fact Jesus was substituted by another. Jay Smith, Christian evangelist to Muslims, brings to bear Biblical and other historical witnesses to the crucifixion. They debate the issue and whether the Koran or the New Testament is to be trusted as a revelation of God. More Resources: • For exclusive resources and to support us:  USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow  Rest of the World: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable  • For our regular Newsletter: https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB  • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb  • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley 
10/26/2021 • 51 minutes, 2 seconds
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Should Christians practise Yoga? Mike Shreve and Chris James

Two former high-level Yoga practitioners, Mike Shreve and Chris James, tell their stories of converting to Christianity and engage the question of whether Christians should practise Yoga. For Mike Shreve: http://www.thetruelight.net  For Chris James: https://twitter.com/cjmindbody  --- For exclusive resources and to support us: • Confident Christianity apologetics course: http://www.premier.org.uk/getconfident   • Support (USA): http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow    • Support (rest of the world): https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable    • For our newsletter https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter    • For our blog: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievable-the-blog    • For the podcast: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable     • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable    • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb    • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley  
10/22/2021 • 1 hour, 34 minutes, 35 seconds
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Classic Replay: Does Music point to God?

First broadcast in March 2011. David Robertson contends that the joy and meaning we experience in music is a pointer beyond itself to an ultimate source of joy and meaning in God. He engaged with atheist musician Gordon Livesey who contends that while we all experience emotions and meaning in music, it ultimately can be explained in scientific terms alone. More Resources: • For exclusive resources and to support us:  USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow  Rest of the World: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable  • For our regular Newsletter: https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB  • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb  • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley 
10/19/2021 • 1 hour, 1 minute, 21 seconds
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CRT and Woke Christianity - Owen Strachan vs Jermaine Marshall

Is the church too woke or just broke? Owen Strachan author of 'Christianity and Wokeness' argues the church is 'too woke' when it comes to social justice. Rev Jermaine Marshall author of 'Christianity Corrupted' says it's just broke' in its complicity with white supremacy. They debate Critical Race Theory, racism and the gospel. For Owen Strachan https://www.amazon.com/Christianity-Wokeness-Justice-Movement-Hijacking/dp/1684512433  For Jermaine Marshall https://www.amazon.com/Christianity-Corrupted-Scandal-White-Supremacy/dp/1626984336/  ----------- For exclusive resources and to support us: • Confident Christianity apologetics course: http://www.premier.org.uk/getconfident   • Support (USA): http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow    • Support (rest of the world): https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable    • For our newsletter https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter    • For our blog: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievable-the-blog    • For the podcast: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable     • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable    • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb    • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley  
10/15/2021 • 1 hour, 21 minutes, 2 seconds
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Classic Replay: Is the King James Version the best?

First broadcast in Feb 2011. On the 400th anniversary on from the creation of The King James Bible we debated the view of some Christians that it is God’s chosen translation for the English speaking world. Rev Kyle Paisley - who holds to 'King James Onlyism' debated James White of Alpha and Omega Ministries. More Resources: • For exclusive resources and to support us:  USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow  Rest of the World: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable  • For our regular Newsletter: https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB  • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb  • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley 
10/12/2021 • 59 minutes, 31 seconds
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Abortion and the Texas heartbeat bill - Stephanie Gray Connors vs Rev Bromleigh McCleneghan

The Texas 'heartbeat' bill, prohibiting termination after 6 weeks gestation has put abortion law in the spotlight recently.  Pro-life advocate Stephanie Gray Connors and pro-choice minister Rev Bromleigh McCleneghan debate the legal, ethical and religious case for and against abortion. For Stephanie Gray Connors: https://loveunleasheslife.com/   For Bromleigh McCleneghan: https://twitter.com/bromleighm   ----------- For exclusive resources and to support us: • Confident Christianity apologetics course: http://www.premier.org.uk/getconfident   • Support (USA): http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow    • Support (rest of the world): https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable    • For our newsletter https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter    • For our blog: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievable-the-blog    • For the podcast: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable     • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB    • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb    • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley  
10/8/2021 • 1 hour, 24 minutes, 37 seconds
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Classic Replay: Alister McGrath vs Stephen Law - Why Won’t God Go Away?

First broadcast in Feb 2011. Christian theologian Alister McGrath and atheist philosopher Stephen Law joined Justin to debate the subject matter of Alister’s book ‘Why God Won’t Go Away’. More Resources: • For exclusive resources and to support us:  USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow  Rest of the World: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable  • For our regular Newsletter: https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB  • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb  • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley 
10/5/2021 • 1 hour, 1 minute, 6 seconds
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Confident Christianity - John Lennox, Amy Orr-Ewing, William Lane Craig and more

Justin introduces Confident Christianity: Evidence for God. Answering Objections - an online apologetics course from Unbelievable? You'll hear excerpts from the course from William Lane Craig, John Lennox, Amy Orr-Ewing, Gary Habermas and Justin himself. To celebrate the launch of the course you can get 50% off until Tue 5 Oct at http://www.premier.org.uk/getconfident  ----------- For exclusive resources and to support us:  • Support (USA): http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow    • Support (rest of the world): https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable    • For our newsletter https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter    • For our blog: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievable-the-blog    • For the podcast: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable     • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB    • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb    • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley
10/1/2021 • 1 hour, 27 minutes, 28 seconds
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Classic Replay: William Lane Craig vs Richard Dawkins - The Mexico debate

First broadcast in Jan 2011. Richard Dawkins is one of the world’s best known atheists but has always refused to debate the world’s best known Christian apologist William Lane Craig. However, in a twist of fate Dawkins found himself on the same platform as Craig in November 2010, as members of a 3 vs 3-person panel, debating the topic "Does the universe have a purpose"? Craig reflects on their encounter and the event. More Resources: • For exclusive resources and to support us:  USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow  Rest of the World: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable  • For our regular Newsletter: https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB  • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb  • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley 
9/28/2021 • 56 minutes, 15 seconds
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Should people of faith support assisted dying? Rabbi Jonathan Romain vs Dr Mark Pickering

A new bill to allow assisted dying is being debated in the UK parliament. Should people of faith support those with terminal illness being able to end their own life? Rabbi Jonathan Romain of the Religious Alliance for Dignity in Dying says 'yes'. Dr. Mark Pickering of the Christian Medical Fellowship says 'no'. For Jonathan Romain: https://www.dignityindying.org.uk/religiousalliance/    For Dr. Mark Pickering: https://www.cmf.org.uk/   For exclusive resources and to support us:  • Support (USA): http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow    • Support (rest of the world): https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable    • For our newsletter https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter    • For our blog: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievable-the-blog    • For the podcast: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable     • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB    • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb    • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley  
9/24/2021 • 1 hour, 26 minutes, 27 seconds
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Classic Replay: Islam and Dhimmitude

First broadcast in Dec 2010. Australian pastor and theologian Mark Durie faced Muslim speaker Adnan Rashid in this debate on the Islamic doctrine of dhimittude. More Resources: • For exclusive resources and to support us:  USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow  Rest of the World: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable  • For our regular Newsletter: https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB  • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb  • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley 
9/21/2021 • 1 hour, 6 minutes
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The Vegan debate: Should Christians eat meat? Greg Boyd and Joshua D Jones

Veganism is increasingly popular in culture. Church leader Greg Boyd (vegetarian transitioning to vegan), and church leader Joshua D Jones, (who loves his meat), debate the ethical, environmental and scriptural case for eating meat versus vegetarianism. For Greg Boyd: http://www.reknew.org & http://www.whchurch.org   For Joshua D Jones: https://www.amazon.com/Meat-Biblical-theology-Joshua-Jones-ebook/dp/B09FY1FYQ2/   For exclusive resources and to support us:  • Support (USA): http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow   • Support (rest of the world): https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable   • For our newsletter https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter   • For our blog: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievable-the-blog   • For the podcast: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable    • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB   • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb   • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley 
9/17/2021 • 1 hour, 27 minutes, 45 seconds
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Classic Replay: Mike Behe vs Michael Reiss on Intelligent Design

First broadcast in Nov 2010. Recorded in front of a live audience at Charles Darwin House in London as part of a UK tour by Intelligent Design proponent Mike Behe. He engages with noted scientist and priest Michael Reiss an advocate of theistic evolution. More Resources: • For exclusive resources and to support us:  USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow  Rest of the World: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable  • For our regular Newsletter: https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB  • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb  • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley 
9/15/2021 • 1 hour, 18 minutes, 27 seconds
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Are psychedelics a path to spiritual enlightenment? Ashley Lande vs Peter SjĂśstedt-Hughes

There has been a revival of interest in psychedelics & hallucinogenic drugs. But are they a path to enlightenment or a spiritual dead end?  Ashley Lande was heavily into psychedelics until bad experiences led her to abandon the drugs and embrace Christianity. Dr Peter Sjöstedt-Hughes is a philosopher who argues for the value of hallucinogens as a way of expanding our consciousness. Justin also chats with Ben Jacobs about the new Genexis events in Coventry and London http://www.genexis.org./tickets   For Ashley Lande's essay: https://www.fathommag.com/stories/acidhead-god-took-me-higher   For Ashley's website: https://www.ashleylande.com    For Peter Sjöstedt-Hughes: http://www.philosopher.eu   For exclusive resources and to support us:  • Support (USA): http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow   • Support (rest of the world): https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable   • For our newsletter https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter   • For our blog: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievable-the-blog   • For the podcast: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable    • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB   • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb   • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley  
9/10/2021 • 1 hour, 25 minutes, 24 seconds
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Classic Replay: Alvin Plantinga defends his Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism

First broadcast Nov 2010. Renowned Christian philosopher Alvin Plantinga joins the show to debate The Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism, one of his most famous arguments against atheism. He was met by a worthy opponent. - atheist philosopher Stephen Law.  More Resources: • For exclusive resources and to support us:  USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow  Rest of the World: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable  • For our regular Newsletter: https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB  • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb  • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley 
9/7/2021 • 1 hour, 4 minutes, 10 seconds
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2 scientists, a 3 year dialogue and 1 conversion - Steve Robinson and Victoria Lim

Dr Stephen Robinson and Dr Victoria Lim entered into a 3-year email dialogue as a Christian and agnostic working in science. They tell Justin Brierley what happened. Also, Luke Martin talks about the Creed & Culture Project event with John Lennox taking place on 25 Sep.  For Victoria & Steve's book http://www.whoisgodreally.com/   For the John Lennox event: https://www.creedandculture.co.uk/   For exclusive resources and to support us:  • Support (USA): http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support (rest of the world): https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable   • For our newsletter https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter   • For our blog: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievable-the-blog   • For the podcast: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable    • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB   • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb   • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley  
9/3/2021 • 1 hour, 33 minutes, 36 seconds
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Classic Replay: The Mark Driscoll interview

First broadcast in Jan 2012. Justin's 'infamous' interview with controversial Christian leader Mark Driscoll, then pastor of megachurch Mars Hill Church in Seattle. More Resources: • For exclusive resources and to support us: USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow  Rest of the World: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable  • For our regular Newsletter: https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB  • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley
8/31/2021 • 57 minutes, 5 seconds
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Kristin Kobes Du Mez on masculinity, Mark Driscoll and the future for US evangelicals

Kristin Kobes Du Mez is the author of the bestselling book 'Jesus and John Wayne: How white evangelicals corrupted a faith and fractured a nation'. She chats live with Justin about the recent 'Rise and Fall of Mars Hill' podcast, the support Donald Trump received among white evangelicals, the concept of masculinity and the future of Christianity in the USA. For Kristin: https://kristindumez.com/  For exclusive resources and to support us:  • Support (USA): http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support (rest of the world): https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable   • For our newsletter https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter   • For our blog: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievable-the-blog   • For the podcast: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB   • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb   • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley  
8/27/2021 • 1 hour, 19 minutes, 8 seconds
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Classic Replay: Ex-gay vs gay-affirming dialogue

First broadcast in Nov 2010. Jonathan Berry and Jeremy Marks, two Christians with different approaches to counselling those who are same-sex attracted discuss ex-gay and gay-affirming approaches to Christianity.  More Resources: • For exclusive resources and to support us:  USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow  Rest of the World: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable  • For our regular Newsletter: https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB  • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb  • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley 
8/24/2021 • 1 hour, 3 minutes, 41 seconds
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Do meaning, truth and love make sense without God? Rationality Rules vs Simon Edwards

Christian apologist Simon Edwards, author of 'The Sanity of Belief: Why faith makes sense', debates atheist YouTuber Stephen Woodford (aka Rationality Rules) on whether atheism or Christianity makes best sense of our beliefs about meaning, truth and love. For Stephen: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqZMgLgGlYAWvSU8lZ9xiVg  For Simon: https://spckpublishing.co.uk/the-sanity-of-belief  For exclusive resources and to support us:  • Support (USA): http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow  • Support (rest of the world): https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable  • For our newsletter https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  • For our blog: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievable-the-blog   • For the podcast: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB  • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb  • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley 
8/18/2021 • 1 hour, 39 minutes, 33 seconds
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Classic Replay: Debating the apologetics of CS Lewis

First broadcast in Oct 2010. CS Lewis scholar Michael Ward and atheist activist Dan Barker debate whether Lewis' Christian apologetics were convincing or not. Michael Ward currently has a new book out on Lewis - After Humanity: A Guide to C.S. Lewis’s The Abolition of Man.  More Resources:  • For exclusive resources and to support us:  USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow  Rest of the World: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable  • For our regular Newsletter: https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB  • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb  • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley 
8/17/2021 • 1 hour, 2 minutes, 1 second
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Did Adam & Eve exist? William Lane Craig and Joshua Swamidass

How should Christians understand the Adam & Eve story in Genesis? Is it scientifically plausible that humanity can be traced back to a first human couple? What does it mean for the concept of 'Original Sin'? These and more questions are discussed by Christian philosopher William Lane Craig, author of the new book 'In Quest of the Historical Adam', and computational biologist Joshua Swamidass, author of 'The Genealogical Adam & Eve'. At the end of the show Ruth Jackson talks to Tim Moyler about the evangelistic resource 'Living & Telling'. For William Lane Craig: http://www.reasonablefaith.org  For Joshua Swamidass: http://www.peacefulscience.org  For Living & Telling: https://www.agape.org.uk/living-and-telling/  For exclusive resources and to support us:  • Support (USA): http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow  • Support (rest of the world): https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable  • For our newsletter https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  • For our blog: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievable-the-blog • For the podcast: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB  • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb  • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley 
8/13/2021 • 1 hour, 39 minutes, 26 seconds
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Classic Replay: Philosophers debate the moral argument for God

First broadcast in Oct 2010. Cambridge philosopher and atheist Arif Ahmed want head to head with New Zealand based Christian philosopher Glen Peoples in for this classic debate on the moral argument for God. More Resources: • For exclusive resources and to support us:  USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow  Rest of the World: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable  • For our regular Newsletter: https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB  • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb  • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley 
8/10/2021 • 1 hour, 2 minutes, 34 seconds
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Egalitarian and Complementarian views on Biblical Womanhood - Beth Allison Barr and Rachel Green Miller

What is the Biblical Womanhood movement and is it actually biblical?  Beth Allison Barr, author of ‘The Making of Biblical Womanhood: How the subjugation of women became Gospel truth’ takes an egalitarian view of scripture. Rachel Green Miller, author of ‘Beyond Authority and Submission: Women and Men in Marriage, Church, and Society’ takes a complementarian perspective.  They explore both common ground and differences in their perspectives on the roles of men and women in the church and family.  For Beth Allison Barr: http://www.bethallisonbarr.com  For Rachel Green Miller: http://www.rachelgreenmiller.com  For exclusive resources and to support us:  • Support (USA): http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow  • Support (rest of the world): https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable  • For our newsletter https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  • For our blog: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievable-the-blog • For the podcast: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB  • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb  • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley 
8/6/2021 • 1 hour, 27 minutes, 3 seconds
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Hawking’s God - Polkinghorne and Ross

First Broadcast in Oct 2010. Famed Cambridge physicist-priest John Polkinghorne engages in conversation with US astrophysicist and Christian apologist Hugh Ross of Reasons To Believe. They took listener questions on whether Hawking was right or wrong to dismiss God as a cause of the universe in his new book 'The Grand Design’. John Polkinghorne passed away in March 2021. More Resources: • For exclusive resources and to support us: USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow Rest of the World: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable • For our regular Newsletter: https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley 
8/4/2021 • 53 minutes, 16 seconds
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Jackie Hill Perry Q&A: Same sex attraction, transgender, racism and more

Jackie Hill Perry author of 'Gay Girl, Good God' and 'Holier Than Thou' talks to Justin about life, faith and why she turned her back on her lesbian identity when she became a Christian in this broadcast of a recent livestream in which she answered viewers questions too. To enter the giveaway for Jackie's books sign up to our newsletter: http://www.premier.org.uk/unbelievablenewsletter   For Jackie Hill Perry: https://jackiehillperry.com • For exclusive resources and to support us: USA http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Rest of the world: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable • For our regular newsletter https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter • For our blog http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievable-the-blog • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley
7/30/2021 • 1 hour, 19 minutes, 37 seconds
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Classic Replay: Hawking, God & the Universe

First broadcast Sep 2010. Justin is joined for first time by famed physicist (now a Nobel prize winner) Sir Roger Penrose. He was joined by scientist theologian Alister McGrath to debate a book by Stephen Hawking that had been causing a stir - The Grand Design - and what it had to say about God, the universe and much more. More Resources: • For exclusive resources and to support us: USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow Rest of the World: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable • For our regular Newsletter: https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley  
7/28/2021 • 1 hour, 2 minutes, 14 seconds
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Giles Fraser and Amy-Jill Levine - Judaism & Christianity: Can we recover the Jewish Jesus?

Jesus was a Jew. But has Christianity become divorced from its Jewish roots? How should we understand the shared story and differences of these two great religious traditions? Journalist-priest Rev Giles Fraser who has been on a journey to rediscover his Jewish roots, interacts with Jewish scholar Prof Amy-Jill Levine, who has written extensively on the Jesus and Judaism. For bonus content, updates and more shows sign up at http://www.thebigconversation.show​​ Take our survey! https://unbelievable.memberstar.club/page/60f7107b74743d67c0628bd0/pXyVu For Giles Fraser: https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/213/213476/chosen/9780241003268.html For Amy-Jill Levine: https://divinity.vanderbilt.edu/people/bio/amy-jill-levine The Big Conversation is a video series from Unbelievable? featuring world-class thinkers across the religious and non-religious community. Exploring science, faith, philosophy and what it means to be human. The Big Conversation is produced by Premier in partnership with John Templeton Foundation. • For exclusive resources and to support us: USA http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Rest of the World: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable • For our regular Newsletter https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley
7/23/2021 • 1 hour, 26 minutes, 21 seconds
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Classic Replay: Is the papacy biblical?

First broadcast in Sep 2010 when Pope Benedict the 16th was due to tour the UK. William Johnston a convert to catholicism and Duncan Boyd of the Protestant Truth Society debate whether the papacy is biblical.   More Resources: • For exclusive resources and to support us:    USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow Rest of the World: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable • For our regular Newsletter: https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley
7/20/2021 • 1 hour, 59 seconds
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Ancient wisdom and the meaning crisis - John Vervaeke and Sohrab Ahmari

The West is experiencing a meaning crisis says cognitive science and psychology professor John Vervaeke. He discusses the solutions with Catholic convert Sohrab Ahmari, author of 'The Unbroken Thread: Discovering the wisdom of tradition in an age of chaos'. For John Vervaeke: https://www.youtube.com/user/johnvervaeke For Sohrab Ahmari: https://www.johnmurraypress.co.uk/titles/sohrab-ahmari/the-unbroken-thread/9781529364538/ • For exclusive resources and to support us: USA http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Rest of the World: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable • For our regular Newsletter https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley
7/16/2021 • 1 hour, 30 minutes, 21 seconds
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Classic Replay: Assisted dying & euthanasia

First broadcast in Aug 2010.  Should people suffering from terminal illness or in terrible pain be allowed to take their own life? Should doctors help them? British law currently forbids it but there are voices asking for a change. At the forefront is "Dignity in Dying" whose Chief-Executive Sarah Wootton argues that allowing people to choose when and how they die is an extension of personal liberty. Revd George Pitcher is an Anglican priest. He argues in his new book "A Time To Live - the argument against euthanasia and assisted dying", that human dignity requires us to respect human life. Both the legal and Christian ramifications are discussed as they are joined by Revd Paul Badham, also an ordained Anglican who believes that assisted-dying is a moral option. • For exclusive resources and to support us USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow Rest of the World: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable  • For our regular Newsletter https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB  • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb  • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley 
7/13/2021 • 1 hour, 5 minutes, 23 seconds
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Is Revelation bonkers? Brett Davis and Glenn Packiam

Revelation is one of the most mysterious and strange books in the Bible. Is it mapping out end times events? Is it just tripping? Or is it something else? Brett Davis, author of 'See The Strange: The Gospel according to Revelation' and Glenn Packiam author of 'Worship and the World To Come' join Justin to answer listener questions. Brett Davis: http://www.brettdavis.org/see-the-strange Glenn Packiam: https://www.glennpackiam.com • For exclusive resources and to support us: USA http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Rest of the World: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable • For our regular Newsletter https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley
7/9/2021 • 1 hour, 26 minutes, 39 seconds
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Classic Replay: The psychology of religion

First broadcast in July 2010. Is belief in the supernatural inherent from birth?  Is Christianity a psychological crutch or a path to emotional wholeness? Is God belief simply a result of evolution?  Would it make belief untrue if it were?    These and more questions get discussed in a show on the psychology of religion featuring atheist psychological therapist Martyn Frame and Christian tutor of psychology of religion Revd Dr Joanna Collicut McGrath.  • For exclusive resources and to support us USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow Rest of the World: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable  • For our regular Newsletter https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB  • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb  • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley 
7/6/2021 • 1 hour, 1 minute, 41 seconds
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Premillennial vs Amillennial debate on Christ's return - Daniel Goepfrich & Chris Date

Debate has raged over the timeline of Christ's return. Daniel Goepfrich holds to 'premillennialism' - that Christ will return before a 1000 year reign of peace, Chris Date holds to 'amillennialism' - that there will be no literal 1000 year reign. For Chris Date https://rethinkinghell.com/ For Daniel Goepfrich https://www.theologyisforeveryone.com/ • For exclusive resources and to support us: USA http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Rest of the World: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable • For our regular Newsletter https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley
7/2/2021 • 1 hour, 23 minutes, 23 seconds
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Classic Replay: Are we wired for God?

First broadcast July 2010. From shamanism, hallucenogenic drugs, out-of-body experiences, to being "filled with the Spirit". Christian author and barrister Charles Foster draws on these and many more to examine the biological evidence of what happens when people claim supernatural experiences.   He debates atheist psychologist Susan Blackmore on these issues, consciousness and religious experience. • For exclusive resources and to support us USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow Rest of the World: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable • For our regular Newsletter https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley
6/29/2021 • 1 hour, 3 minutes, 2 seconds
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Paul Davies and Jeremy England - The Origin of Life: Do we need a new theory for how life began?

The Big Conversation - Episode 5 | Season 3   Two leading voices in Origins of Life research, Paul Davies and Jeremy England, discuss whether a new understanding of physics could be the key to unlocking the mystery of how life first emerged. But where does this leave the concept of God as creator?   England, who is an orthodox Rabbi, and Davies, who describes himself as agnostic, talk about the implications for religious belief.   For bonus content, updates and more shows sign up at http://www.thebigconversation.show​​   We'd love to know what you think of the conversation! Take our survey: https://unbelievable.memberstar.club/page/60ced39852f1205c44cc502f/2UoQg   For Paul Davies: https://www.amazon.com/Demon-Machine-Information-Finally-Solving/dp/024130959X   For Jeremy England: https://www.amazon.com/Every-Life-Fire-Thermodynamics-Explains/dp/1541699017   The Big Conversation is a video series from Unbelievable? featuring world-class thinkers across the religious and non-religious community. Exploring science, faith, philosophy and what it means to be human. The Big Conversation is produced by Premier in partnership with John Templeton Foundation.   • For exclusive resources and to support us:   USA http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow Rest of the World: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable   • For our regular Newsletter https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter   • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable   • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB   • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb   • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley
6/25/2021 • 1 hour, 31 minutes, 2 seconds
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Classic Replay: Does the Bible condone slavery?

First broadcast in June 2010, Ex-Christian Bob Price and New Testament scholar David Instone-Brewer debate slavery in the Old and New Testament.   • For exclusive resources and to support us: USA http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Rest of the World: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable • For our regular Newsletter https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley
6/23/2021 • 54 minutes, 41 seconds
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Gunter Bechly vs Joshua Swamidass – For and Against Intelligent Design

Dr Gunter Bechly is a palaeontologist who became convinced that Darwinian evolution cannot explain the fossil record. He debates Intelligent Design with computational biologist Dr Joshua Swamidass who affirms an evolutionary account. For Gunter Bechly http://www.bechly.at For Joshua Swamidass http://www.peacefulscience.org • For exclusive resources and to support us: USA http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Rest of the World: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable • For our regular Newsletter https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley
6/18/2021 • 1 hour, 25 minutes, 3 seconds
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Classic Replay: Sex outside marriage debate

First broadcast in May 2010. Faith Forster of Ichthus Christian Fellowship and Sue Meyer who describes herself as an "Atheist freethinking feminist” debate whether the traditional Christian view of keeping sex within marriage is good or bad for men and women. • For exclusive resources and to support us: USA http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Rest of the World: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable • For our regular Newsletter https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley  
6/15/2021 • 53 minutes, 4 seconds