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In recent years, numerous high-profile Christian leaders have resigned following revelations of moral failure, including Carl Lentz, Jerry Falwell Jr and Bill Hybels. Others have posthumously been subject to allegations of sexual misconduct, including Jean Vanier and Ravi Zacharias (an independent investigation is ongoing). Karen Swallow Prior who …
 
Welcome to a new mid-week episode from Unbelievable? bringing you a taste of classic shows from our archive. In this episode from Nov 2008 Justin speaks to Ariane Sherine who created the Atheist Bus Campaign in London. He's also joined by Paul Woolley and Hanne Stinson. For the full show: https://unbelievable.podbean.com/e/unbelievable-1-nov-2008-t…
 
In 2005 a high profile trial saw the Dover School District taken to court for promoting Intelligent Design (ID) as an alternative theory to evolution in classrooms. 15 years on Mike Behe a prominent biochemist and ID advocate who took the stand as a defence witness, talks about what the case meant for the ID movement. Joshua Swamidass is a biologis…
 
Atheist philosopher Julian Baggini and Christian author Skye Jethani discuss whether the teachings of Jesus Christ can be separated from his claims to divinity. For Julian’s new book The Godless Gospel https://www.julianbaggini.com/the-godless-gospel/ For Skye’s new book What’s Wrong With Religion? https://skyejethani.com/ and his podcast The Holy …
 
Justin talks to Jana Harmon about her PhD research on adult atheist conversion to Christianity and presents stories from her new ‘Side B Podcast’. Joel Furches, who is researching de-conversion, also joins the conversation. For The Side B Podcast: https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/the-side-b-podcast-jana-harmon-VJUERcA6Fih/ For Joel Furches arti…
 
Richard Dawkins once said that bringing up children in a particular faith is tantamount to child abuse. We invited humanist Hannah Timson and Christian Tim Alford to discuss this issue. You can find Tim Alford on Twitter and Instagram at @RevTimAlford. Hannah Timson is on Twitter and Instagram at @timmi12345. For more on Limitless, you can connect …
 
Oxford professor Alister McGrath recently joined Justin, Lucy and Ruth for a livestream to take listener questions on science and faith and to talk about his new memoir ’Through a Glass Darkly’. For 'Through a Glass Darkly': https://www.hachette.co.uk/titles/alister-mcgrath/through-a-glass-darkly/9781529327632/ USA listeners check out our new USA w…
 
'Critical Race Theory’ is a way of understanding racism through the dynamics of oppressed and oppressor groups. Neil Shenvi believes its worldview is at odds with the Gospel and is concerned at its embrace in evangelical circles. Rasool Berry, teaching pastor at The Bridge Church NYC believes many Christians are overreacting to CRT. While not adopt…
 
Christian commentator David French debates Christian radio host and author Eric Metaxas on whether Christians should vote for Donald Trump in the US Elections in November. With thanks to John Brown University’s Center for Faith and Flourishing who hosted the debate: https://faith-and-flourishing.org/ USA listeners check out our new USA website for …
 
Amy Orr-Ewing, co-director of OCCA and author of ‘Where Is God In All The Suffering?’, discusses the problem of pain with Jon Steingard, whose own doubts around Christian faith were triggered by seeing the suffering of children in Uganda. For ‘Where is God in All the Suffering?: https://www.thegoodbook.co.uk/where-is-god-in-all-the-suffering For Jo…
 
Did God punish Jesus in our place on the cross? William Lane Craig’s new book ‘Atonement and the Death of Christ’ is a major new defence of Penal Substitutionary Atonement. He discusses the doctrine of atonement with Greg Boyd who has been a critic of PSA and an advocate of the Christus Victor view of the cross. Atonement and the Death of Christ: h…
 
In this ‘classic replay’ Justin shares the 2009 radio debate in which New York pastor Tim Keller defended his best-selling book ‘The Reason For God’ opposite UK atheist Norman Bacrac. Tim Keller: https://timothykeller.com/ Norman Bacrac: https://conwayhall.org.uk/speaker/norman-bacrac/ USA Listeners check out our new USA website for exclusive resou…
 
Six months on from Justin’s first lockdown show looking at Coronavirus he’s joined again by virologist AJ Roberts from California, Australian church and culture guru Mark Sayers, his wife Rev Lucy Brierley and new Unbelievable? team member Ruth Jackson. They discuss the politics of Coronavirus, conspiracy theories, rebel churches and what the futur…
 
Notable atheists like Sam Harris and Daniel Dennett claim we live in a deterministic universe and that free will is an illusion. But does losing human free will pose a problem for justice, morality and even the very act of reasoning itself? Dan Barker of the Freedom From Religion Foundation and author of 'Free Will Explained' defends determinism. C…
 
Is a quasi-religious left wing ‘cancel culture’ shutting down free speech, or is the right wing just as much to blame? Christian commentator David French of The Dispatch and atheist blogger Jonathan Pearce debate JK Rowling, the Harpers letter and Cancel Culture. For David French: https://frenchpress.thedispatch.com/p/america-is-in-the-grips-of-a-f…
 
In the second of two shows dealing with racism and the church, Justin Brierley hosts a discussion on the UK Church between Chine McDonald of Christian Aid, Gavin Calver of The Evangelical Alliance and Bishop Dr Joe Aldred of Churches Together in England. For Chine McDonald https://twitter.com/ChineMcDonald For Gavin Calver: https://www.eauk.org/ Fo…
 
Is the approach and ideology of Black Lives Matter and anti-racism advocates such as Robin DiAngelo, a help or a hindrance in combating racism in the USA? Anti-racism theologian Dr Drew Hart and Christian sociologist Dr George Yancey discuss their different perspectives on racism, 'white fragility' and Black Lives Matter in the wake of the George F…
 
Theologian John Hick (1922-2012) was well known for his defence of pluralism - the view that all religions stem from one ‘Ultimate Reality’. In this replay of his 2011 debate with Chris Sinkinson of Moorlands Theological College, they debate whether all religions lead to God. For John Hick: http://www.johnhick.org.uk/jsite/ For Chris Sinkinson: htt…
 
Nabeel Qureshi first appeared on Unbelievable? in 2009 for a dialogue on his conversion from Islam to Christianity with Muslim convert Yahya Seymour. Justin shares this replay of their conversation and reflects on the ministry of Nabeel who died in 2017 from cancer. For Justin’s 2016 interview with Nabeel Qureshi https://www.premierchristianradio.c…
 
Laura Miller loved the Narnia stories as a child, but felt she had been hoodwinked when she discovered their Christian symbolism as an adult skeptic. She engages in a discussion on the enduring appeal of Narnia with leading CS Lewis scholar Michael Ward in this replay of their 2009 dialogue. For Michael Ward http://www.planetnarnia.com/ For Laura M…
 
Prof John Lennox answers viewer questions in a livestream Q&A hosted by Justin and Lucy Brierley. He talks about his new book ‘2084: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity’ and addresses issues around science, technology, faith, atheism and the Bible. For ‘2084’ https://2084book.com/ Subscribe to our newsletter and receive the free Unbe…
 
Prize-winning author Francis Spufford discusses his book ‘Unapologetic: Why despite everything Christianity can still make surprising emotional sense’ with famed atheist writer Philip Pullman in this replay of their 2012 conversation. For Francis Spufford https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter Support the show and receive all the videos …
 
Does Islam or Christianity go back to the true person of Jesus? Richard Shumack, author of 'Jesus through Muslim Eyes' and Mustafa Akyol, author of 'The Islamic Jesus', debate the issues. For Richard Shumack https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter Support the show and receive all the videos sessions from Unbelievable? USA 2019 https://res…
 
Justin introduces a classic debate from the Unbelievable? archive in which megachurch pastor Rob Bell defended his controversial 2011 book 'Love Wins’ opposite Adrian Warnock. For Rob Bell https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter Support the show and receive all the videos sessions from Unbelievable? USA 2019 https://resources.premier.org.…
 
Jon Steingard of the band Hawk Nelson is the latest in a number of Christian personalities who say they've renounced their faith. Jon joins Justin along with Christian thinker Sean McDowell who has written a response blog to Jon’s Instagram announcement. Jon Steingard https://www.instagram.com/jonsteingard Sean McDowell https://seanmcdowell.org/blo…
 
Tim Farron is an MP and former leader of the Liberal Democrats. His Christian faith came under scrutiny during the 2017 UK General Election, leading to his resignation as party leader. His autobiography ‘A Better Ambition: Confessions of a faithful liberal’ (SPCK) tells his story. Polly Toynbee is a well-known journalist, political commentator and …
 
Dr. Francis Collins is a renowned geneticist who oversaw the Human Genome Project and is currently the director of the National Institutes of Health, USA responding to Covid-19. He founded Biologos, an organisation seeking to show the complementarity of science and faith. His book ’The Language of God’ tells his faith journey. Having been awarded t…
 
Is Christianity a positive force for compassion in the world? Prof Paul Gilbert and Dr. Roger Bretherton join Justin for a conversation on psychology, the brain, Christianity and what makes us choose compassion over callousness. Prof Paul Gilbert is a clinical psychologist and leading expert in the study and promotion of compassion. Dr Roger Brethe…
 
Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias recently passed away, aged 74. In a special tribute edition of the show Justin is joined by Amy Orr-Ewing, Vince Vitale and Abdu Murray from RZIM to share personal memories and reflect on his life and legacy. For RZIM http://www.rzim.org Read Amy’s personal tribute https://www.premierchristianity.com/Blog/Ravi-Zac…
 
Historian Tom Holland, author of ‘Dominion’ recaps his debate with AC Grayling and talks about his recent article for The Telegraph arguing for the Christian roots of the response we are seeing to the Coronavirus pandemic. Also joining the conversation are New Testament scholar Mike Bird co-author of ‘The New Testament In Its World’, and Rev Marcus…
 
Would the followers of Jesus have been willing to suffer and die for something they knew to be false? Can we be historically confident they were martyred at all? Sean McDowell defends his book ‘The Fate of the Apostles’ against atheist YouTuber Paulogia (aka Paul Ens) following a critical video exchange. For Paulogia’s video https://youtu.be/Hb4w4x…
 
Zach Broom is the author of ‘Without God: Science, belief, morality and the meaning of life’ in which he claims that many of our most basic intuitions don’t make sense in the absence of God. The book is dedicated to his atheist friend Michael Brady, who engages with Zach on the question of whether life can have meaning in the absence of God. For Za…
 
In a bonus mid-week episode Justin shares his own thoughts on why God doesn’t step in to stop ‘natural evils’ like coronavirus, plague and natural disasters. Read Justin’s blog on the subject: https://www.premierchristianity.com/Blog/Why-doesn-t-God-stop-Coronavirus-and-mend-the-world For the book ‘Unbelievable? Why, after ten years of talking with…
 
Peter Hitchens and Christina Dent, two Christians with very different views on drug legalisation, debate whether or not decriminalisation is the way to combat drug abuse. Justin also chats with Christian thinkers William Lane Craig and Amy Orr-Ewing about their response to Coronavirus and atheist critiques of Christianity. For Peter Hitchens’ book …
 
‘God, Stephen Hawking and the Multiverse’ is the name of a new book by physics teacher David Hutchings and Prof David Wilkinson of Durham University. They discuss Hawking, his science, the big bang and what it means for the God question with atheist Phil Halper, who runs the Sky Dive Phil channel on YouTube. For Dave Hutchings and David Wilkinson h…
 
Christian apologist Jonathan McLatchie and atheist sceptic David Johnson debate the evidence for the resurrection in an Easter weekend edition of the show. For Jonathan McLatchie http://apologetics-academy.org/ For David Johnson https://skepticsandseekers.wordpress.com/ Subscribe to our newsletter and receive the free Unbelievable? e-book ‘In Conve…
 
In a midweek bonus episode Justin talks to Oxford professor and Christian thinker John Lennox about his new book ‘Where is God in a Coronavirus World?’. The normal format of the show resumes this coming weekend with a resurrection debate. For John Lennox’s book ‘Where is God in a Coronavirus World?’ https://www.thegoodbook.co.uk/where-is-god-in-a-c…
 
Justin speaks to Christians leaders, thinkers and theologians from lockdown in the UK and USA with a variety of responses to Coronavirus. Nicky Gumbel of the Alpha Course looks for the good coming ou of the storm, Megan Cornwell relates her Covid-19 experience, Andrew Wilson gives a theological response, Esther O’Reilly talks about economic vs huma…
 
Justin recently hosted An Evening with Tom Wright at Westminster Chapel in London (pre-Coronavirus restrictions!). In this podcast special Tom delivers a talk on ‘Jesus, Paul and the Question of God’ and then sits down with Justin to answer audience questions. To support Premier’s Voice of Hope appeal www.premierchristianradio.com For the Ask NT Wr…
 
In a special edition of the show, recorded from home, Justin looks at the present Coronavirus crisis, how the pandemic will change global society and how the church can respond. He chats with Reasons To Believe virologist AJ Roberts, church and culture theologian Mark Sayers and introduces a special guest for the first time… his wife Rev Lucy Brier…
 
David Benatar is the world’s leading ‘antinatalist’ philosopher. His controversial book ‘Better Never To Have Been’ argues that the suffering of existence always outweighs any potential good and that it is morally wrong to bring new human beings into the world. A small but growing community of Antinatalists believe that we should stop reproducing a…
 
Joshua Swamidass is the author of ‘The Genealogical Adam and Eve: The surprising science of universal ancestry’. He says that the book could end the war between evolution and creation as it reveals the scientific basis for why everybody on earth could be descendants of a single human couple within the last several thousand years. He is joined by at…
 
Prof of Nanotechnology James (Jim) Tour & Glasgow biology Prof Lee Cronin debate contemporary Origins of Life research and whether Lee’s laboratory is on the way to discovering it. You can watch/listen to the first Unbelievable? debate on this subject featuring Lee Cronin here: https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Episo…
 
Two gay Christians on either side of the 'Side A and Side B’ view, join Justin to talk about their stories and why they take different views on sexuality and the gospel. Brandan Roberston is a progressive pastor of an LGBT affirming church who believes there is no barrier to Christians being in loving same-sex relationships. David Bennett was an an…
 
If God is all-powerful and all-loving, why is there so much evil in the world? Two Christian thinkers with different solutions to this age-old question join Justin. Thomas Jay Oord is a theologian and philosopher who advocates a ‘non-coercive and uncontrolling’ view of God’s love and sovereignty. John C Peckham is a theologian whose latest book ‘Th…
 
Portland pastor John Mark Comer joins Justin to talk about slowing down our lives in our high-tech, anxiety-prone world. He’s joined by Rachel Holmes, a secular Buddhist and ex-Christian, as they talk about John Mark’s book ‘The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry’ and their different approaches to spirituality and prayer. For John Mark Comer https://joh…
 
Tensions between Hindus and other religious groups in India have been growing in recent years as the BJP Government and Hindu nationalists have advocated for anti-conversion laws. Dipen Rajyaguru of the Hindu Council UK, and Henry, an advocate for persecution charity Christian Solidarity Worldwide, debate the issues with Justin Brierley. For CSW: h…
 
Can we make sense of our rational capabilities on an atheist naturalist worldview? Alex O’Connor of the Cosmic Skeptic YouTube channel debates Christian philosopher Max Baker-Hytch on the argument for God from reason, which was popularised by CS Lewis in his book Miracles. For Cosmic Skeptic: https://www.youtube.com/user/alexjoconnor For Max Baker-…
 
In the first part of the show Australian Bible scholar John Dickson talks to Justin about his new book ‘Is Jesus History?’ They discuss Jesus mythicism and Bart Ehrman’s views on oral tradition. In the second part of the show Lydia McGrew and Jonathan McLatchie discuss Lydia’s new book ‘The Mirror and the Mask’. It critiques trends among some evang…
 
In the 6th and final episode of The Big Conversation series Season 2, Justin is joined by Matt Dillahunty of The Atheist Experience and Glen Scrivener of Speak Life. They discuss the atheist movement and whether secular humanism can provide a solid grounding for morality. Do studies show that religiosity benefits society? Is there an intrinsic valu…
 
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