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July 3, 2020
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://spckpublishing.co.uk/jesus-through-muslim-eyesFor Mustafa Akyol http://www.mustafaakyol.org/Subscribe to our newsletter and receive the free Unbelievable? e-book ‘In Conversation With…’ https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  Support the show and receive all the videos sessions from Unbelievable? USA 2019 https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable/For more faith debates and extra resources visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/UnbelievableSocial media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
June 26, 2020
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://robbell.com/  For Adrian Warnock https://www.patheos.com/blogs/adrianwarnock/  Subscribe to our newsletter and receive the free Unbelievable? e-book ‘In Conversation With…’ https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter Support the show and receive all the videos sessions from Unbelievable? USA 2019 https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable/  For more faith debates and extra resources visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  Social media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
June 19, 2020
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/blog/christian-rockstar-loses-his-faith-3-big-lessons-for-the-church Subscribe to our newsletter and receive the free Unbelievable? e-book ‘In Conversation With…’ https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  Support the show and receive all the videos sessions from Unbelievable? USA 2019 https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable/  For more faith debates and extra resources visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  Social media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
June 12, 2020
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 vice-president of Humanists UK. Her new book ’The Lost Decade’ analyses the political and social changes of 2010-2020 in the UK.   Tim and Polly engage in a wide-ranging discussion on whether faith convictions are welcome in public life.For Tim Farron https://spckpublishing.co.uk/a-better-ambition For Polly Toynbee https://www.faber.co.uk/9781783351718-the-lost-decade.html Subscribe to our newsletter and receive the free Unbelievable? e-book ‘In Conversation With…’ https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter Support the show and receive all the videos sessions from Unbelievable? USA 2019 https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable/For more faith debates and extra resources visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/UnbelievableJoin the conversation: Facebook and TwitterGet the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
June 11, 2020
Tom Wright talks about his new book ‘God and the Pandemic’ and takes a variety of live listener questions in this livestream edition of the show. Justin and Lucy Brierley ask Tom questions on racism, other religions, the problem of suffering, heaven and the Gospels, all submitted during the show via Facebook live. For God and the Pandemic: https://spckpublishing.co.uk/god-and-the-pandemic For the NT Wright Online e-book ‘The Story of Acts 15’:  http://www.ntwrightonline.org/askntwright Support the showand receive NT Wright’s brand new E-book ‘12 Answers to questions about the Bible, Life and Faith’ https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportntwright/ For bonus content, newsletter and prize draws sign up at www.askntwright.com Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright Anything podcast via PodBean, iTunes or RSS Feed
June 5, 2020
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 the Templeton Prize 2020, Francis joins Justin to take listener questions about his life, faith and his approach to science and theology. For the Templeton Prize https://www.templetonprize.org For Biologos https://biologos.org/people/francis-collinsSubscribe to our newsletter and receive the free Unbelievable? e-book ‘In Conversation With…’ https://www.premier.org.uk/UnbelievablenewsletterSupport the show and receive all the videos sessions from Unbelievable? USA 2019 https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable/ For more faith debates and extra resources visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
May 29, 2020
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 Bretherton is an academic psychologist and chair of the British Association of Christians in Psychology.     For Prof Paul Gilbert http://www.compassionatemind.co.uk    For Dr Roger Bretherton http://www.thecharactercourse.com   Join the Ask NT Wright Anything livestream on Wed 3 June 8pm UK / 3pm EDT: http://www.facebook.com/unbelievablejb    Subscribe to our newsletter and receive the free Unbelievable? e-book ‘In Conversation With…’ https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter    Support the show and receive all the videos sessions from Unbelievable? USA 2019 https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable/   For more faith debates and extra resources visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable    Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter   Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
May 22, 2020
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-Zacharias-1946-2020-Evangelist-preacher-friend  Register for ‘Apologetics in the era of Covid-19’ webinar on 28 May: https://www.premierdigital.info/28-may-special-guest-john-lennox Subscribe to our newsletter and receive the free Unbelievable? e-book ‘In Conversation With…’ https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter Support the show and receive all the videos sessions from Unbelievable? USA 2019 https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable/ For more faith debates and extra resources visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
May 15, 2020
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 Walker, priest as St Bartholomew the Great, London. They discuss the history of how the early church responded to plagues and how the church is responding to this present pandemic. For Tom Holland’s book Dominion https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dominion-Making-Western-Tom-Holland/dp/1408706962  For Mike Bird https://www.patheos.com/blogs/euangelion/michael-birds-book/ For Rev Marcus Walker https://twitter.com/WalkerMarcus  Support Justin’s charity head shave: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Justin-Brierley  Register for ‘Apologetics in the era of Covid-19’ webinar on 28 May: https://www.premierdigital.info/28-may-special-guest-john-lennox Subscribe to our newsletter and receive the free Unbelievable? e-book ‘In Conversation With…’ https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter Support the show and receive all the videos sessions from Unbelievable? USA 2019 https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable/  For more faith debates and extra resources visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
May 8, 2020
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/Hb4w4xoei2o For Sean McDowell’s response video https://youtu.be/5jqzAjI-5Kc  Support Justin’s charity head shave: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Justin-Brierley  Register for ‘Apologetics in the era of Covid-19’ webinar on 28 May: https://www.premierdigital.info/webinars  Subscribe to our newsletter and receive the free Unbelievable? e-book ‘In Conversation With…’ https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  Support the show and receive all the videos sessions from Unbelievable? USA 2019 https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable/ For more faith debates and extra resources visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
May 1, 2020
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 Zach’s book ‘Without God’ zachbroom.com For Michael’s book ‘Still Unbelievable’ https://www.amazon.com/Still-Unbelievable-listening-Christian-arguments-ebook/dp/B07C7VPZ7D  Subscribe to our newsletter and receive the free Unbelievable? e-book ‘In Conversation With…’ https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  Support the show and receive all the videos sessions from Unbelievable? USA 2019 https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable/ For more faith debates and extra resources visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
April 30, 2020
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 atheists, I’m still a Christian’ https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Unbelievable-the-Book Subscribe to our newsletter and receive the free Unbelievable? e-book ‘In Conversation With…’ https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  Support the show and receive all the videos sessions from Unbelievable? USA 2019 https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable/ For more faith debates and extra resources visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
April 23, 2020
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 ‘The War We Never Fought’ https://www.amazon.com/War-Never-Fought-Establishments-Surrender/dp/1472939387 For Christina Dent www.enditforgood.com  For William Lane Craig www.reasonablefaith.org  For Amy Orr-Ewing https://www.rzim.org/speakers/amy-orr-ewing Subscribe to our newsletter and receive the free Unbelievable? e-book ‘In Conversation With…’ https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  Support the show and receive all the videos sessions from Unbelievable? USA 2019 https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable/ For more faith debates and extra resources visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
April 17, 2020
‘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 band 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 https://spckpublishing.co.uk/god-stephen-hawking-and-the-multiverse-pb For Phil Halper https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtOgKmAM4MeFu-jd-HB3_cg Subscribe to our newsletter and receive the free Unbelievable? e-book ‘In Conversation With…’ https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  Support the show and receive all the videos sessions from Unbelievable? USA 2019 https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable/ For more faith debates and extra resources visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
April 10, 2020
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 Conversation With…’ https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  Support the show and receive all the videos sessions from Unbelievable? USA 2019 https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable/ For more faith debates and extra resources visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
April 8, 2020
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-coronavirus-world Subscribe to our newsletter and receive the free Unbelievable? e-book ‘In Conversation With…’ https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter Support the show and receive all the videos sessions from Unbelievable? USA 2019 https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable/ For more faith debates and extra resources visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
April 3, 2020
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 human costs, Will van der Hart shares mental health tips and Tom Wright explains how Christian have historically responded to crisis. For Megan Cornwell’s blog http://www.premierchristianity.com/Blog/From-death-to-life-How-God-delivered-me-from-coronavirus For the Profile Podcast with Will van der Hart https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/The-Profile/Episodes/Will-van-der-Hart-on-positive-mental-health-during-Coronavirus-lockdown For the Ask NT Wright Anything podcast www.askntwright.com  Subscribe to our newsletter and receive the free Unbelievable? e-book ‘In Conversation With…’ https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  Support the show and receive all the videos sessions from Unbelievable? USA 2019 https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable/ For more faith debates and extra resources visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
March 27, 2020
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 Wright Anything podcast www.askntwright.com Subscribe to our newsletter and receive the free Unbelievable? e-book ‘In Conversation With…’ https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter Support the show and receive all the videos sessions from Unbelievable? USA 2019 https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable/ For more faith debates and extra resources visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
March 20, 2020
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 Brierley. Justin also announces the sad but inevitable news that Unbelievable? The Conference 2020 is being postponed due to the Coronavirus. For Mark Sayers https://www.marksayers.co/ Subscribe to our newsletter and receive the free Unbelievable? e-book ‘In Conversation With…’ https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter Support the show and receive all the videos sessions from Unbelievable? USA 2019 https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable/ For more faith debates and extra resources visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
March 13, 2020
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 and allow humanity to go extinct. Benatar engages with Christian philosopher Bruce Blackshaw on the myriad of questions raised by his philosophy and whether antinatalism is a logical consequence of his atheist perspective.  For David Benatar https://www.amazon.co.uk/Better-Never-Have-Been-Existence/dp/0199549265  For Bruce Blackshaw https://philosophicalapologist.com/ For Unbelievable? the Conference 2020 https://www.unbelievable.live/  Subscribe to our newsletter and receive the free Unbelievable? e-book ‘In Conversation With…’ https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  Support the show and receive all the videos sessions from Unbelievable? USA 2019 https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable/  For more faith debates and extra resources visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
March 6, 2020
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 atheist biologist Nathan Lents who has given his support to the book, believing that it may help Christians who hold to a traditional understanding of the Adam and Eve story, to also accept evolutionary science.   For Joshua Swamidass https://peacefulscience.org/  For Nathan Lents https://thehumanevolutionblog.com/  For Unbelievable? the Conference 2020 https://www.unbelievable.live/  For A Evening with NT Wright on 12 March https://www.ecevents.uk/spck/tw/Site/Register  Subscribe to our newsletter and receive the free Unbelievable? e-book ‘In Conversation With…’ https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  Support the show and receive all the videos sessions from Unbelievable? USA 2019 https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable/ For more faith debates and extra resources visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
February 28, 2020
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/Episodes/Unbelievable-How-on-Earth-did-life-begin-Lee-Cronin-Perry-Marshall-and-Denis-Noble-on-the-origins-of-life Plus Justin speaks to Rev Richard Burridge about the 150th anniversary lecture event for the Christian Evidence Society.   For James Tour http://www.drjamestour.com/  For Lee Cronin http://www.croninlab.com/  For Unbelievable? the Conference 2020 https://www.unbelievable.live/ For A Evening with NT Wright on 12 March https://www.ecevents.uk/spck/tw/Site/Register For The Christian Evidence Society 150th anniversary event on 5 March http://christianevidence.org/blog/entry/celebrating_our_150th_anniversary  Subscribe to our newsletter and receive the free Unbelievable? e-book ‘In Conversation With…’ https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  Support the show and receive all the videos sessions from Unbelievable? USA 2019 https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable/ For more faith debates and extra resources visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
February 21, 2020
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 anti-Christian gay activist who experienced a dramatic conversion and now believes that his commitment to Christ requires a path of celibacy.  For Brandan Robertson http://www.brandanrobertson.com/  For David Bennett https://www.awarofloves.com/  For Unbelievable? the Conference 2020 https://www.unbelievable.live/    For A Evening with NT Wright on 12 March https://www.ecevents.uk/spck/tw/Site/Register  Subscribe to our newsletter and receive the free Unbelievable? e-book ‘In Conversation With…’ https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  Support the show and receive all the videos sessions from Unbelievable? USA 2019 https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable/ For more faith debates and extra resources visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
February 14, 2020
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 ‘Theodicy of Love’ suggests that God’s love is part of a cosmic drama of free spiritual and human agents that make sense of why evil exists. At the end of the show Justin interviews Greg Koukl about the 10th anniversary edition of ‘Tactics: A game plan for discussing your Christian convictions’. For Thomas Jay Oord http://thomasjayoord.com/ For John C Peckham http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/authors/john-c-peckham/2815  For ‘Tactics’ by Greg Koukl https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tactics-10th-Anniversary-Greg-Koukl/dp/0310101468   For Unbelievable? the Conference 2020 https://www.unbelievable.live/  Subscribe to our newsletter and receive the free Unbelievable? e-book ‘In Conversation With…’ https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  Support the show and receive all the videos sessions from Unbelievable? USA 2019 https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable/ For more faith debates and extra resources visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
February 7, 2020
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://johnmarkcomer.com/  For Rachel Holmes (aka ‘Paddy’) on The Atheist Prayer Experiment https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Episodes/The-Atheist-Prayer-Experiment-Show-2-Unbelievable For Unbelievable? the Conference 2020 https://www.unbelievable.live/  Subscribe to our newsletter and receive the free Unbelievable? e-book ‘In Conversation With…’ https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  Support the show and receive all the videos sessions from Unbelievable? USA 2019 https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable/ For more faith debates and extra resources visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
January 31, 2020
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: https://www.csw.org.uk/ For Hindu Council UK http://www.hinducounciluk.org/  For Unbelievable? the Conference 2020 https://www.unbelievable.live/  Subscribe to our newsletter and receive the free Unbelievable? e-book ‘In Conversation With…’ https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter   Support the show and receive all the videos sessions from Unbelievable? USA 2019 https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable/ For more faith debates and extra resources visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
January 24, 2020
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-Hytch https://www.wycliffe.ox.ac.uk/people/dr-max-baker-hytch  Subscribe to our newsletter and receive the free Unbelievable? e-book ‘In Conversation With…’ https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  Support the show and receive all the videos sessions from Unbelievable? USA 2019 https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable/  For more faith debates and extra resources visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
January 17, 2020
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 evangelical scholars that Lydia believes are harming the historical credibility of the Gospels. For John Dickson https://www.thegoodbook.co.uk/is-jesus-history  For Lydia McGrew http://www.lydiamcgrew.com/ Subscribe to our newsletter and receive the free Unbelievable? e-book ‘In Conversation With…’ https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  Support the show and receive all the video sessions from Unbelievable? USA 2019 https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable/ For more faith debates and extra resources visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
January 10, 2020
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 value to humans? What did the Nazis actually do wrong? These questions and more get addressed. Watch the The Big Conversation on video and sign up to get the bonus clip of Matt and Glen discussing the Trans controversy that divided The Atheist Experience https://www.thebigconversation.show/episode-6-atheism-and-morality For Matt Dillahunty http://atheist-experience.com/ For Glen Scrivener https://speaklife.org.uk/ Support the show and receive all the videos sessions from Unbelievable? USA 2019 https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable/ For more faith debates and extra resources visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
January 3, 2020
Douglas Murray, author of ‘The Madness Of Crowds: Gender, race and identity’ joins Justin and Christian blogger Esther O’Reilly. They discuss Identity Politics, the search for identity in a post-Christian society, and Murray’s own self-identification as a ‘Christian atheist’ and what it would take to bring him back to faith. For Douglas Murray https://douglasmurray.net  For Esther O’Reilly https://www.patheos.com/blogs/youngfogey/  Support the show and receive all the videos sessions from Unbelievable? USA 2019 https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable/  For more faith debates and extra resources visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
December 27, 2019
In a holiday special, Justin presents the audience Q&A panel session from Unbelievable? USA at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. He is joined by Ruth Jackson, Mary Jo Sharp, AJ Roberts, Brian Brodersen, John Lennox and Bobby Conway as they take a variety of questions from the audience. In the final segment of the show, Justin sits down with Mary Jo Sharp to talk about her journey from atheism to Christian faith and her new book ‘Why I Still Believe’. Support the show and as a thank you we’ll send you all the videos sessions from Unbelievable? USA 2019 https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable/ For Mary Jo Sharp https://confidentchristianity.com/why-i-still-believe-book/ For more faith debates and extra resources visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
December 21, 2019
In a special holiday edition of the podcast Justin is joined by three friends of the show to share their stories. He also announces the date of Unbelievable? the Conference 2020 – with NT Wright as keynote speaker. Sat 9 May. Put it in your diary! Australian listener Dean Mayes explains how the show had moved him away from atheism towards opening up the God question. Jess Lester, deputy editor of Premier Youth and Children’s Work magazine, tells her story of working in tabloid journalism and coming to Christ after rejecting God as a teenager. And Rupert Shortt, author of ‘Outgrowing Dawkins’, talks to Justin about responding to the world’s most famous atheist.     For Dean Mayes https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Unbelievable-blog/Don-t-call-me-a-Christian-yet-but-I-m-starting-to-see-a-purpose-in-the-Universe  For Premier Youth and Children’s Work magazine https://www.youthandchildrens.work/Get-a-free-copy  For ‘Outgrowing Dawkins’ by Rupert Shortt https://spckpublishing.co.uk/outgrowing-dawkins  For more faith debates and extra resources visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
December 13, 2019
Prof Richard Swinburne is one of the most influential Christian philosophers in the world. In his new book ‘Are we Bodies or Souls?’ he sets out his argument for the existence of the soul. Luke Janssen has a background in science and theology. In his new book ‘Soul-Searching: The Evolution of Judeo-Christian Thinking on the Soul and the Afterlife’ he makes the case that our experience of personal identity can be explained through physical brain processes. However, he does not believe this contradicts Christianity. For Richard Swinburne’s ‘Are we Bodies or Souls?’ https://global.oup.com/academic/product/are-we-bodies-or-souls-9780198831495   For Luke Janssen’s ‘Soul-Searching’ https://www.amazon.com/Soul-Searching-Evolution-Judeo-Christian-Thinking-Afterlife/dp/1532679815   For more faith debates and extra resources visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes, Podbean, Spotify or Stitcher
December 6, 2019
Historian Tom Holland debates atheist philosopher AC Grayling in a lively edition of The Big Conversation.  They discuss whether Christians preserved or destroyed classical thought and whether the West owes its values of human dignity and equality to Greek and Enlightenment thinkers or to the Christian revolution. For AC Grayling’s ‘The History of Philosophy’ https://www.amazon.co.uk/History-Philosophy-C-Grayling/dp/0241304539  For Tom Holland’s ‘Dominion’ https://www.amazon.com/Dominion-Christian-Revolution-Remade-World/dp/0465093507   For The Big Conversation Season 2: www.thebigconversation.show  For more faith debates and extra resources visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes, Podbean, Spotify or Stitcher
November 29, 2019
Justin re-airs a classic show from 2010 in which Peter Hitchens debates with atheist scientist Adam Rutherford about his book The Rage Against God. Peter shares why his journey from atheism back to Christianity was so different to his famous anti-theist brother Christopher, and debates morality, abortion and more with Rutherford. To support Unbelievable? and receive our USA conference on video: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable/  To subscribe for the advance video of Tom Holland & AC Grayling: https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievable-Newsletter   For The Big Conversation Season 2: www.thebigconversation.show   For more faith debates and extra resources visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
November 22, 2019
Can chemistry crack the mystery of the origin of life? Or does the information required for Life to begin point beyond naturalistic explanations? Justin is joined by Perry Marshall who has established the $10m Evolution 2.0 Prize for anyone who can show a natural explanation for life. Lee Cronin of Glasgow University is confident that his experimental research could win it. Denis Noble also joins the conversation as they discuss the nature of life and whether current evolutionary theory can account for its origins. For Perry Marshall’s Evolution 2.0 Prize: https://evo2.org/  For Lee Cronin: http://www.croninlab.com/  For Denis Noble https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denis_Noble  To subscribe for the advance video of Tom Holland & AC Grayling: https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievable-Newsletter  For The Big Conversation Season 2: www.thebigconversation.show  For more faith debates and extra resources visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
November 15, 2019
Recorded in front of a live audience in California, Justin hosts a discussion between Christian thinker Prof John Lennox and YouTube personality Dave Rubin in the 4th episode of The Big Conversation Season 2. They discuss the meaning crisis in culture, Jordan Peterson, the search for God, and why Dave Rubin says he no longer considers himself an atheist. The audience follow up with questions on Jesus, evidence, suicide and abortion.  For The Big Conversation Season 2: www.thebigconversation.show  For more faith debates and extra resources visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
November 8, 2019
Just swaps his moderator’s chair for being a debater in this week’s live show recorded in front of a student audience at Oxford University.   He engages atheist Stephen Woodford who runs the YouTube channel Rationality Rules on the question ‘Is it rational to be a Christian?’ For Stephen Woodford: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqZMgLgGlYAWvSU8lZ9xiVg To subscribe for the advance video of Rubin & Lennox: https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievable-Newsletter For The Big Conversation Season 2: www.thebigconversation.show   For more faith debates and extra resources visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
November 1, 2019
The mystery of mind and consciousness are causing some philosophers to move away from physicalist explanations to theories such as ‘panpsychism’. Philip Goff is a consciousness researcher whose new book ‘Galileo’s Error: Foundations for a new science of consciousness’ defends panpsychism. He engages with Christian thinker Sharon Dirckx who has a background in neuroscience. Her new book ‘Am I Just My Brain?’ aims to show why consciousness points towards God. For ‘Am I Just My Brain?’: https://www.thegoodbook.co.uk/am-i-just-my-brain  For ‘Galileo’s Error': http://www.philipgoffphilosophy.com/books.html  For The Big Conversation Season 2: www.thebigconversation.show    For more faith debates and extra resources visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable    Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter   Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
October 25, 2019
Arguably, no individual has influenced the course of history more than Jesus of Nazareth. But, can we trust the accounts of his life, death and resurrection? In this latest episode of The Big Conversation from Unbelievable? leading sceptical New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman engages with noted Cambridge University Bible scholar Peter J Williams who defends the reliability of the accounts. For Peter J Williams ‘Can We Trust the Gospels?’: https://www.thegoodbook.co.uk/can-we-trust-the-gospels  For Bart Ehrman: https://www.bartdehrman.com/  For The Big Conversation Season 2: www.thebigconversation.show  For more faith debates and extra resources visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or via Itunes
October 18, 2019
The first two chapters of Genesis are among the most contested in the Bible when it comes to evolution and faith. Justin is joined by a Christian and agnostic who both claim to show a significant overlap between the Genesis account and evolutionary history, Theologian Niamh Middleton, author of ‘Homo Lapsus: Sin, evolution and the God who is love’, says that Biblical account of human creation and fall maps onto what we know of the evolutionary record. Agnostic scientist Andrew Parker, author of ‘The Genesis Enigma: Why the Bible is scientifically accurate’ says that the stages of the 6-day creation account in Genesis also map onto the stages of development of life on the earth. For Niamh Middleton: https://niamhmiddletonauthor.com  For Andrew Parker: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Genesis-Enigma-Dr-Andrew-Parker/dp/0552775282 For The Big Conversation Season 2: www.thebigconversation.show  Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Unbelievable-the-Book  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
October 11, 2019
Church leader Steve Chalke isn’t afraid of causing controversy in the evangelical circles he once moved in. His new book ‘The Lost Message of Paul’ claims that the church has misunderstood the theology of St Paul when it comes to faith, hell and Christian universalism. In a feisty exchange, pastor Phil Moore says that it’s Steve who has misinterpreted Paul’s thinking as they debate which books the apostle wrote, the nature of salvation and whether Steve accurately represents the views of scholars such as NT Wright. For Steve Chalke’s new book https://spckpublishing.co.uk/the-lost-message-of-paul  For Phil Moore http://www.philmoorebooks.com/    For Unbelievable? Live in LA on 11 & 12 Oct (and livestream): www.unbelievable.live  For The Big Conversation Season 2: www.thebigconversation.show  Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Unbelievable-the-Book  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
October 4, 2019
The Universe: How did it get here and why are we part of it? Celebrated cosmologist Sir Roger Penrose talks to renowned Christian philosopher William Lane Craig about God and the Universe in the 2nd episode of the 2019 season of The Big Conversation. They discuss Penrose's '3 realms' view of reality and his Conformal Cyclical Cosmology. Could the fundamental nature of reality, the Big Bang and the fine-tuning of the Universe point towards a creator God? For William Lane Craig https://www.reasonablefaith.org/ For Sir Roger Penrose https://penroseinstitute.com/  For Unbelievable? Live in LA on 11 & 12 Oct: www.unbelievable.live  For The Big Conversation Season 2: www.thebigconversation.show  Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Unbelievable-the-Book  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
September 27, 2019
In this podcast special Justin sits down with atheist Alex O’Connor who runs the popular YouTube channel Cosmic Skeptic. They debate the nature of faith, the moral argument for God and whether Alex’s belief in determinism undercuts his reasons for being an atheist. For the original Cosmic Skeptic video podcast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIFBFMU32JE    For Unbelievable? Live in LA on 11 & 12 Oct: www.unbelievable.live  For The Big Conversation Season 2: www.thebigconversation.show  Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Unbelievable-the-Book  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
September 20, 2019
Ken Ham is the founder of Answers In Genesis. They promote a Young Earth Creation view of science and scripture, believing the earth is only 6000 years old. They also run the Ark Encounter attraction in Kentucky - a life-sized replica of Noah’s Ark. Jeff Zweerink, a research scholar for Reasons To Believe, defends an Old Earth Creation viewpoint, arguing that the scientific evidence supports a universe that is millions of years old, but that it does not contradict Genesis chapter 1. For The UK Creation Mega Conference 2019 www.answersingenesis.org  For Jeff Zweerink www.reasons.org  For Unbelievable? Live in LA on 11 & 12 Oct: www.unbelievable.live   For The Big Conversation Season 2: www.thebigconversation.show  Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Unbelievable-the-Book  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
September 13, 2019
Is religion an evolutionary adaptation that has helped the human species to thrive? Or is there a basis to belief in God that goes beyond biological explanations? Filmed in front of a live audience in London, Bret Weinstein and Alister McGrath address the relationship between religion, evolution, morality and culture. Includes the main conversation and subsequent audience Q&A. For Alister McGrath http://alistermcgrath.weebly.com/  For Bret Weinstein https://www.patreon.com/bretweinstein  For Unbelievable? Live in LA on 11 & 12 Oct: www.unbelievable.live  For The Big Conversation Season 2: www.thebigconversation.show  Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Unbelievable-the-Book  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
September 6, 2019
‘Deconstruction’ has become a buzz word for many people questioning Christian faith. But what happens when we try to reconstruct? Lisa Gungor and Alisa Childers have both had successful careers in the Christian music industry but both went through profound seasons of doubt and deconstruction. The process of ‘reconstruction’ took them to very different conclusions. They discuss their journeys with Justin and each other. For Lisa Gungor and her book ‘The Most Beautiful Thing I’ve Ever Seen’ www.lisagungor.com/ For Alisa Childers www.alisachilders.com/  For Unbelievable? Live in LA on 11 & 12 Oct: www.unbelievable.live  For The Big Conversation Season 2: www.thebigconversation.show  Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Unbelievable-the-Book  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
August 30, 2019
20 years ago Joshua Harris was the poster boy of the evangelical ‘purity movement’ having authored the bestselling book ‘I Kissed Dating Goodbye’. Today, Harris regrets writing the book, and has also recently changed his mind about Christianity. Justin is joined by Jessica van der Wyngaard, director of the documentary film ‘I Survived I Kissed Dating Goodbye’, and Christian apologist Sean McDowell, to discuss purity culture, singleness and the Joshua Harris story.For the documentary www.isurvivedikdg.comFor Sean McDowell www.seanmcdowell.org For Unbelievable? Live in LA on 11 & 12 Oct: www.unbelievable.live Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Unbelievable-the-BookFor more faith debates visit www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/UnbelievableJoin the conversation: Facebook and TwitterGet the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
August 23, 2019
Justin presents a selection of highlights from this year’s Unbelievable? The Conference 2019 in London, including Krish Kandiah on Creating Better Conversations, Kristi Mair on reaching millennials, Sarah Lumgair on Islam and much more. To order the Conference on DVD/MP3CD or Digital Download for over 13 hours of seminars, panels and talks click here For Unbelievable? Live in LA on 11 & 12 Oct: www.unbelievable.live  Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Unbelievable-the-Book   For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
August 16, 2019
Andrew Loke is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Hong Kong Baptist University and the author of ‘God and Ultimate Origins: A Novel Cosmological Argument’ in which he makes a number of philosophical arguments for God as the cause of the Universe. Atheist philosopher Alex Malpass engages with Andrew’s take on the cosmological argument for God. Watch the full video debate on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6y2V8e0uiQ  For Unbelievable? Live in LA on 11 & 12 Oct: www.unbelievable.live  For Andrew Loke: https://hkbu.academia.edu/AndrewTerErnLoke  For Alex Malpass: https://useofreason.wordpress.com/  Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Unbelievable-the-Book  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
August 9, 2019
The Inklings were a group of academics, authors and poets who met regularly in Oxford to discuss each other’s work and included Christian intellectuals such as CS Lewis, JRR Tolkien and Owen Barfield. Mark Vernon's new book ‘A Secret History of Christianity: Jesus, the last Inkling and the evolution of consciousness’ explores his own search for Christian faith in light of the theology of members of The Inklings, especially Owen Barfield. Poet-theologian Malcolm Guite engages with Mark on his view of Jesus as the epicentre of a new phase of consciousness, and the future of Christian faith. In the final part of the show Justin is joined by Daniel Ray and Michael Ward to talk about ‘The Story of the Cosmos: How the heavens declare the glory of God’. Watch the discussion at the Unbelievable? YouTube channel https://youtu.be/2LIg0Xh3Sbk  For Unbelievable? Live in LA on 11 & 12 Oct: www.unbelievable.live  For Mark Vernon: https://www.markvernon.com/books  For Malcolm Guite: https://malcolmguite.wordpress.com  For The Story of the Cosmos: https://thestoryofthecosmos.com/  Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Unbelievable-the-Book For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
August 2, 2019
Is Bruxy a heretic? Bruxy Cavey is teaching pastor at The Meeting House in Ontario, one of the largest churches in Canada. As the church has grown, some of Bruxy’s doctrinal positions have been strongly criticised by certain Reformed voices. The word ‘heretic’ has even been used. Seeking to bring clarity to the discussion, Reformed pastor Paul Carter interviewed Bruxy for The Gospel Coalition Canada and published it on their website. In this discussion they revisit some of the key areas of controversy - penal substitution, inerrancy and pacifism.  Later in the show Justin interviews Harry, who tells his story of being converted to Christianity from atheism via the Kalam cosmological argument. For Unbelievable? Live in LA on 11 & 12 Oct: www.unbelievable.live  For Bruxy Cavey: http://www.bruxy.com/  For Paul Carter: https://ca.thegospelcoalition.org/profile/paul-carter/  For the Gospel Coalition Canada articles: https://ca.thegospelcoalition.org/article/seeking-clarity-bruxy-cavey/  Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Unbelievable-the-Book  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
July 26, 2019
Mark Twain wrote ‘Faith is believing what you know ain’t so’. Travis Dickinson, co-author of ‘Stand Firm: Apologetics and the Brilliance of the Gospel’, says that both Christians and atheists often adopt a faulty definition of faith. It is less about beliefs, and more about ventured trust on the basis of evidence. He engages with Brian Blais, an atheist physicist, who recently published a paper on faith, probability and evidence, arguing that faith is a bad epistemology (way of knowing things). Later in the show Justin interviews ben Jacobs about Genexis, a series of talks at Coventry Cathedral from well known speakers on the big questions of life https://www.genexis.org/  For Unbelievable? Live in LA on 11 & 12 Oct: www.unbelievable.live  For Travis Dickinson: http://www.travisdickinson.com/  For Brian Blais: https://bblais.github.io/  Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Unbelievable-the-Book  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable   Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
July 19, 2019
Transhumanism is ‘the theory that the human race can evolve beyond its current physical and mental limitations, especially by means of science and technology’. So, will robotics and AI technology eliminate the need for a human body? And is that something Christians should embrace or resist? Micah Redding, founder of the Christian Transhumanist Association believes Christian shouldn’t fear Transhumanism and should be ready to shape the future of technology through a Christian worldview. Nigel Cameron, author of ‘The Robots Are Coming: Us, Them and God’ is sceptical of the Transhumanist project, believing that the incarnation of Christ is fundamentally tied to human embodiment. Plus Justin announces details for Unbelievable? Live in LA 11 & 12 October 2019. For Unbelievable? Live in LA on 11 & 12 Oct: www.unbelievable.live  For Micah Redding: www.christiantranshumanism.org/  For Nigel Cameron: https://www.care.org.uk/shop/product/robots-are-coming-us-them-and-god  Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Unbelievable-the-Book  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
July 12, 2019
Krish Kandiah is a theologian, activist and author of books including ‘God is Stranger: What happens when God turns up?’ which has been nominated for this year’s Michael Ramsey Prize. Tom Newman is an agnostic who ’tries on’ Christianity in a new podcast Hiding In Plain Sight. He talks to Krish about his search for faith, what he makes of the Bible, and what it would take for him to become a Christian. Meet Krish at Unbelievable? The Conference 2019: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievableconference   For ‘God Is Stranger’ and the Michael Ramsey Prize: http://www.michaelramseyprize.org.uk/  For Hiding In Plain Sight: https://hipspodcast.com/ Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Unbelievable-the-Book  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable   Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
July 5, 2019
Kids ask great questions. Ahead of the youth stream at Unbelievable? The Conference 2019, Justin interviews some young people about their questions for God. Rev David Robertson and humanist Hannah Timson give their responses.   Plus, Ruth Jackson of Premier Youth and Children’s Work magazine tells Justin what to expect from the Reaching Young People seminar stream at Unbelievable? 2019. For Unbelievable? The Conference 2019: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievableconference  For ‘A.S.K.’ by David Robertson: https://www.christianfocus.com/products/2828/ask  For Hannah Timson: https://humanism.org.uk/students/  Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Unbelievable-the-Book  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
June 28, 2019
Damon Rose produced a BBC radio documentary and article about his experience of being a blind non-believer who is sometimes approached by Christians to pray for his healing. The article ‘Stop Trying To Heal Me’ has produced a lively conversation about disability theology. He joins Justin along with Rev Zoe Heming who is an occasional wheel chair user and Rev Dr Ian Paul who wrote a critical response to the article. Watch the video https://youtu.be/pDAvUfe6Tjk For Unbelievable? The Conference 2019: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievableconference  For Damon Rose’s BBC documentary: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00057mh  For the article ‘Stop trying to heal me’: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-48054113  For Zoe Heming: https://twitter.com/zoeheming  For Ian Paul’s blog: https://www.psephizo.com/life-ministry/is-god-disabled/   Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Unbelievable-the-Book  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
June 21, 2019
International sporting star Israel Folau was sacked by Rugby Australia after sharing an image on his Instagram and Twitter that read: ‘Warning - Drunks, Homosexuals, Adulterers, Liars, Fornicators, Thieves, Atheists, Idolators. Hell Awaits You. Repent! Only Jesus Saves’. Folau is now pursuing legal action. Laurence Wilkinson of ADF International and Nick Heath of Sports Media LGBT debate whether Folau deserved to be sacked or has been unfairly punished for expressing his Christian beliefs. For Unbelievable? The Conference 2019: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievableconference   For Laurence Wilkinson’s article on Folau: https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2019/05/israel-folau-and-the-right-to-freedom-of-expression/  For Nick Heath’s video response to Folau: https://twitter.com/nickheathsport/status/1116689212210909184?s=21   Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Unbelievable-the-Book  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
June 14, 2019
Recent pro-life legislation in certain US states has reignited the debate about access to abortion. In the UK activists are lobbying for abortion to be decriminalised in Northern Ireland. So, is abortion a healthcare right? Or should the rights of the unborn child also count? Pro-life Christian Ryan Christopher of ADF International debates the issues with pro-choice Christian Barbara Ntumy of Abortion Rights UK. Ryan will be speaking on the issue at Unbelievable? The Conference 2019 on 20 July. For an exclusive 10% discount on Unbelievable? the Conference 2019 tickets (till 20 June) use promo code SPEAKTRUTH at checkout.    Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook here. For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.  Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via Podbean's RSS feed or iTunes.
June 7, 2019
Astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser was recently awarded the Templeton Prize for his work in physics and cosmology, and the meaning and mystery in science and faith. As an agnostic, he made headlines by saying that ‘atheism is inconsistent with the scientific method’. He engages with Catholic scientist Stacy Trasancos, author of ‘Particles of Faith’, on the limits of what science can tell us and whether the Universe points beyond itself to a creator.  For an exclusive 10% discount on Unbelievable? the Conference 2019 tickets (till 20 June) use promo code SPEAKTRUTH at checkout: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievableconference  Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook here.  For more faith debates visit the Unbelievable? show page here. Join the conversation: https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via http://unbelievable.podbean.com/feed/">RSS
May 31, 2019
Andy Stanley is lead pastor of North Point Ministries, one of the largest churches in the USA. His preaching and new book ‘Irresistible: Reclaiming the New that Jesus Unleashed for the World’ has caused controversy by stating that the Bible should not be the foundation of Christian faith. To make faith irresistible once more to sceptics in a post-Christian world, believers are not required to defend the Old Testament, but point to the events documented by the New Testament about Jesus - his life, death and resurrection.  Jeff Durbin of Apologia Studios responds to Andy, saying that Christians need to stand on the inerrancy of the whole Bible - Old and New Testament - when evangelising non-Christians. For an exclusive 10% discount on Unbelievable? the Conference 2019 tickets (till 20 June) use promo code SPEAKTRUTH at checkout: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievableconference  For ‘Irresistible' by Andy Stanley: https://andystanley.com/resources/  For Jeff Durbin: https://apologiastudios.com Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Unbelievable-the-Book  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
May 24, 2019
Is doubt the enemy of faith? Dominic Done’s new book ‘When Faith Fails: Finding God in the shadow of doubt’ tells of his own journey of faith and doubt. He engages with ex-believer Andrew Whyte, whose doubts led him to abandon Christianity.  For an exclusive 10% discount on Unbelievable? the Conference 2019 tickets use promo code SPEAKINGTRUTH at checkout: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievableconference  For Dominic Done: https://www.dominicdone.com/   For Andrew Whyte’s ‘Doubts Aloud’ podcast:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/doubts-aloud-podcast/id1344538182   Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Unbelievable-the-Book   For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable  Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter  Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
May 17, 2019
Romans 9 is one of the key texts used by Calvinists to support the doctrine of individual election - that God predestines people for salvation or damnation. However, John Cranman believes Calvinists are misreading Paul’s words and meaning. He engages with Calvinist thinker James White as they debate whether Romans 9 refers to individual salvation or God’s prerogative to choose categories of people to be his own. For Unbelievable? the Conference 2019: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievableconference  For James White: https://www.aomin.org/  For the article that convinced John Cranman: https://arminianperspectives.wordpress.com/2010/11/05/romans-9-in-context/  Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Unbelievable-the-Book  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via Itunes
May 10, 2019
Muslim parents in Birmingham recently made headlines for protesting the teaching of LGBT issues in lessons at their primary school. So should Muslims and Christians who share common values join forces to respond to an increasingly secular world? James White and Abdullah Al-Andalusi explore the similarities and difference in the ways they engage with secularism in the West. For Unbelievable? the Conference 2019: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievableconference  For James White: https://www.aomin.org/  For Abdullah Al-Andalusi: https://abdullahalandalusi.com/  Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Unbelievable-the-Book  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
May 3, 2019
Philip Goff attends church even though he doesn’t believe in the doctrines of Christianity. He calls himself a ‘religious fictionalist’, believing that the practise of faith is more important than believing in supernatural claims. Kristi Mair, author of the new book ‘More Truth: Searching for Certainty in an Uncertain World’ (IVP) and a speaker at this year’s Unbelievable? conference, engages with Philip’s approach to faith and whether you can really be a believer who doesn’t believe. For Unbelievable? the Conference 2019: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievableconference  For Bret Weinstein and Alister McGrath live in London: https://shop.premier.org.uk/collections/events/products/religion-useful-fiction-or-ultimate-truth-live-debate  For Philip Goff’s article on Religious Fictionalism: https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/believers-without-belief-religious-fictionalism/   For ‘More Truth’ by Kristi Mair: https://ivpbooks.com/more-truth  Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Unbelievable-the-Book  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
April 26, 2019
In a podcast special Justin introduces the projects of two listeners inspired by the Unbelievable? show. Firstly, the new podcast ‘Hiding in Plain Sight’ about agnostic Tom’s search for meaning by immersing himself in Christianity. Then Pedro Garcia tells Justin about his journey out of atheism and how Unbelievable? has inspired him to develop ‘Ask And Wonder’ a dialogue initiative in Nashville, USA For Unbelievable? the Conference 2019: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievableconference  For Bret Weinstein and Alister McGrath live in London: https://shop.premier.org.uk/collections/events/products/religion-useful-fiction-or-ultimate-truth-live-debate  For the show you might have been expecting – John Lennox and Richard Dawkins debate review: https://unbelievable.podbean.com/e/unbelievable-8-nov-2008-richard-dawkins-john-lennox-debate/  For Hiding In Plain Sight podcast: https://hipspodcast.com/  For Ask and Wonder with Pedro Garcia: https://askandwonder.com/  Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Unbelievable-the-Book  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
April 18, 2019
Atheist sceptic Michael Shermer debates Chrisitan apologist Luuk Vandeweghe on whether the miracles of Jesus recorded in the gospels can be treated as historically reliable. The debate was moderated by Justin Brierley of the Unbelievable? show and recorded live at the North West Miracles Conference in Sequim, WA. For Unbelievable? the Conference 2019: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievableconference  For Bret Weinstein and Alister McGrath live in London: https://shop.premier.org.uk/collections/events/products/religion-useful-fiction-or-ultimate-truth-live-debate  For Luuk Vandeweghe: https://www.windmillministries.org/  For Michael Shermer: https://michaelshermer.com/  Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Unbelievable-the-Book For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
April 12, 2019
Recorded live at the North West Miracles Conference, medical doctor Sean George tells his story, along with medical evidence, of how his heart stopped for an hour and 25 minutes, before his wife’s prayer brought him back to life again. Justin interviews Sean about his experience before he is cross-examined by Bradley Bowen and Hans Vodder, an atheist and Christian philosopher, in whether a miracle really occurred. For Unbelievable? the Conference 2019: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievableconference  For Bret Weinstein and Alister McGrath live in London: https://shop.premier.org.uk/collections/events/products/religion-useful-fiction-or-ultimate-truth-live-debate  For Dr Sean George: https://seangeorge.com.au/  For Bradley Bowen: https://thinkingcriticallyabout.podbean.com/e/nw-miracles-conference-the-resurrection-of-sean-george-powerpoint-pdf/  For Hans Vodder: http://northwestu.academia.edu/HansVodder  Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Unbelievable-the-Book  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
April 5, 2019
Chris Date is a Calvinist who believes in the ‘meticulous divine providence’ of a God who predetermines every aspect of the Universe. Leighton Flowers used to be a Calvinist but now believes that God achieves his purposes while allowing genuine human freedom. Leighton and Chris each bring 3 Bible passages to the debate, which they believe support their point of view, and debate them with each other. For Unbelievable? the Conference 2019: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievableconference  For Bret Weinstein and Alister McGrath live in London: https://shop.premier.org.uk/collections/events/products/religion-useful-fiction-or-ultimate-truth-live-debate  For Chris Date’s new book: https://www.amazon.com/Predetermine-Eternal-Individual-Essential-Christian/dp/1946971391  For Leighton Flowers: https://soteriology101.com/2019/03/27/what-you-meant-for-evil-god-meant-for-good/ Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Unbelievable-the-Book  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
March 29, 2019
Renowned British broadcaster Melvyn Bragg joins Justin to talk about why, as a non-believer, he holds the Bible in such high regard. His recent book 'William Tyndale: A Very Brief History’ traces the life and legacy of the reformer William Tyndale whose English translation of the Bible laid the foundation for the King James Version.   Ben Virgo of Christian Heritage London joins the conversation to explore the ways in which Tyndale’s work changed the English language, challenged the church and renewed the gospel in England. At the end of the show Sarah Yardley and Andy Bannister give a preview of the apologetics track at CreationFest in August 2019.  For Alister McGrath & Bret Weinstein Live in London https://shop.premier.org.uk/collections/events/products/religion-useful-fiction-or-ultimate-truth-live-debate For Unbelievable? The Conference 2019 http://www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievableconference  For William Tyndale: A Very Brief History: https://www.amazon.co.uk/William-Tyndale-Brief-History-Histories/dp/0281077134  For Christian Heritage London: https://www.christianheritagelondon.org Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: www.unbelievablebook.co.uk  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
March 22, 2019
Social justice, woke politics, intersectionality, patriarchy, white privilege and diversity. Critical Theory and Identity Politics have created a lot of buzzwords and debate lately. Atheist James Lindsay believes it amounts to a religion in itself. He tells of the hoax ‘grievance studies’ project he helped to pull off and engages with Christian thinkers Esther O Reilly and Neil Shenvi on whether Identity Politics amounts to a form of religion. Later in the show Esther O Reilly returns for some commentary on the latest Jordan B Peterson controversy. Plus ticketing opens for The Big Conversation live in London, featuring Bret Weinstein and Alister McGrath in Conversation on Wed 8 May 2019. For Unbelievable? The Conference 2019 http://www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievableconference For James Lindsay’s essay: https://areomagazine.com/2018/12/18/postmodern-religion-and-the-faith-of-social-justice/ For Esther O Reilly: https://www.patheos.com/blogs/youngfogey/  For Neil Shenvi: https://shenviapologetics.com/recognizing-critical-theory-and-why-it-matters/ Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: www.unbelievablebook.co.uk  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
March 15, 2019
Justin is joined by transgender Christian Jenny-Anne Bishop and Peter Lynas of the Evangelical Alliance. Recently some feminists and sports personalities have raised concerns about transgender. There has been a huge surge in young people being referred for transition. Churches are also navigating how they respond. Peter Lynas is the author of the Evangelical Alliance resource ‘Transformed’ aimed at helping churches respond pastorally and theologically. Peter and Jenny-Anne debate the theology of gender, the medical issues, use of pronouns, children who transition, and the culture war around transgender. For Unbelievable? The Conference 2019 http://www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievableconference  For Jenny-Anne in conversation with ex-transgender Walt Heyer: https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Episodes/Unbelievable-Caitlyn-Jenner-Transgenderism-trans-ex-trans-Christian-debate  For ‘Transformed’ by Peter Lynas: https://www.eauk.org/resources/what-we-offer/reports/transformed-understanding-transgender-in-a-changing-culture  For Jenny-Anne Bishop http://transforum.org.uk/  Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: www.unbelievablebook.co.uk  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
March 8, 2019
We debate the good, the bad and the ugly of Christian and atheist memes - images shared on social media with funny/snarky objections to the other side. Christian theologian Randal Rauser and atheist podcaster David Smalley debate 5 zingers, including one by atheist comedian Ricky Gervais. Later in the show Justin is joined by Dr Sean George to talk about his back-from-the-dead miracle claim ahead of his appearance at the North West Miracles Conference in Sequim, WA on 30 March.  For Unbelievable? The Conference 2019 http://www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievableconference  For Randal Rauser: http://www.randalrauser.com  For David Smalley http://www.davidcsmalley.com  Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: www.unbelievablebook.co.uk  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
March 1, 2019
Justin hosts a debate between a Charismatic and Cessationist Christian. Church leader and theologian Andrew Wilson, author of the new book ‘Spirit and Sacrament: An invitation to Eucharismatic worship’, says that the gifts of tongues, healing and prophecy are still active in the church. Simon Arscott is minister of All Nations Presbyterian church in Ilford. As a cessationist he believes that the charismatic gifts ceased to operate after the closure of the New Testament canon and the life of the early church. For Unbelievable? The Conference 2019 http://www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievableconference  For Andrew Wilson: https://thinktheology.co.uk/blog/article/some_exciting_news  For Simon Arscott http://www.ilfordipc.co.uk/2018/09/11/cessationist/  Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: www.unbelievablebook.co.uk  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
February 22, 2019
To mark the opening of ticketing for Unbelievable? The Conference 2019 (Sat 20 July), Justin hosts a dialogue between Christian philosopher JP Moreland Stephen and atheist philosopher Stephen Law.  They debate JP Moreland’s new book ‘Scientism and Secularism: Learning to respond to a dangerous ideology’. For Unbelievable? The Conference 2019 http://www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievableconference  For JP Moreland: https://www.amazon.com/Scientism-Secularism-Learning-Dangerous-Ideology/dp/1433556901  For Stephen Law http://stephenlaw.blogspot.com/ Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: www.unbelievablebook.co.uk  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
February 15, 2019
This programme covers sensitive issues and includes descriptions of abortion procedures. Listener discretion advised. 1 in 3 women will have an abortion. Former Planned Parenthood employee Sue Thayer explains why she quit the US abortion provider and now campaigns for pro-life group 40 Day For Life. Ann Furedi, head of BPAS, the UK's leading abortion provider, debates Sue on whether women are being given all the facts about abortion, and the ethics of abortion law.  At the end of the show Justin chats to Luuk Vandewegh about the forthcoming North West Miracles Conference in Sequim, WA. For Sue Thayer and 40 Days For Life https://40daysforlife.com/team/  For Ann Furedi and BPAS: https://www.bpas.org/about-our-charity/history/bpas-people/ann-furedi/   Watch the debate at http://www.youtube.com/premierunbelievable  Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: www.unbelievablebook.co.uk  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
February 8, 2019
Is it ok to make jokes about religion? Where is the line between poking fun and being offensive? Justin is joined by Christian guest James Cary, BBC comedy writer and author of 'The Sacred Art of Joking’, alongside comedian Katy Brand who recently told her story of being a former believer in her stand-up show ‘I was a teenage Christian’. For ’The Sacred Art of Joking’ and James Cary’s books and podcasts: http://www.jamescary.co.uk  For Katy Brand’s latest projects: https://www.katybrandofficial.com  Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: www.unbelievablebook.co.uk  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
February 2, 2019
Justin hosts a lively debate between John Lennox and Peter Atkins in front of a student audience at the University of Southampton. They debate whether science can answer all the questions we need to answer or whether some questions such as miracles, purpose and human morality require a supernatural explanation. Christian guest John Lennox is emeritus Professor of Mathematics and Philosophy of Science at Oxford University. Atheist guest Peter Atkins is emeritus Professor of Chemistry at Oxford University. For ‘Can Science Explain Everything?’ by John Lennox: https://www.thegoodbook.co.uk/can-science-explain-everything  For ‘Conjuring the Universe’ by Peter Atkins: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/conjuring-the-universe-9780198813378   Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: www.unbelievablebook.co.uk  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
January 25, 2019
Einstein said: “The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible”. In his new book ‘Logos: The mystery of how we make sense of the world’ atheist philosopher Raymond Tallis explores various explanations of why we have minds capable of understanding the universe.  US theologian/philosopher David Bentley Hart author of ‘The Experience of God: Being, Consciousness, Bliss’ joins the conversation to debate whether God is the ground of consciousness and our sense-making abilities. For ‘Logos’: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Logos-mystery-make-sense-world/dp/1788210875  For ‘The Experience of God’: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Experience-God-Being-Consciousness-Bliss/dp/0300209355   Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: www.unbelievablebook.co.uk  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
January 18, 2019
Dr Allan Chapman is an Oxford historian, fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a Christian believer. His new book ‘Comets, Cosmology and the Big Bang: From Halley to Hubble’ traces 400 colourful years of astronomical advance and the faith of those involved. Friend and colleague Lord Martin Rees, the Astronomer Royal, joins the conversation to talk about his recent book ‘On The Future’ and why as an agnostic he doesn’t see God as the explanation for the mystery of the Universe, even though many before him have. At the end of the show Justin chats to Frank Viola about his new book ‘Insurgence: Reclaiming the gospel of the Kingdom’ For ‘Comets, Cosmology and the Big Bang’: http://www.lionhudson.com/page/detail/?k=9780745980317  For ‘On The Future’ https://www.amazon.co.uk/Future-Prospects-Humanity-Martin-Rees/dp/069118044X   For ‘Insurgence’ by Frank Viola http://insurgence.org/  Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: www.unbelievablebook.co.uk  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
January 11, 2019
Although he writes from a secular perspective, Jonathan Haidt’s books on moral psychology such as ‘The Righteous Mind’ have been praised by many evangelical Christians. His latest title is ‘The Coddling Of The American mind: How good intentions and bad ideas are setting up a generation for failure.’ Church leader and theologian Andrew Wilson is a fan of Haidt’s work. They discuss safe spaces, micro-aggressions, free speech, the Bible and the intersection of evolutionary psychology and faith. For ‘The Coddling of the American Mind’: https://www.thecoddling.com/  For Andrew Wilson https://thinktheology.co.uk/blog/article/peanuts_cbt_and_martin_luther_king  Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: www.unbelievablebook.co.uk  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
January 4, 2019
Does the church need a #MeToo moment? Does egalitarian and complementarian theology help or harm men and women in the church? Natalie Collins, a gender justice specialist and author of ‘Out Of Control: Couples, conflict and the capacity for change’, supports an egalitarian approach to male and female roles. Phil Moore, leader of Everyday Church in London and author of ‘Straight to the Heart’ argues that a good complementarian view of scripture enables flourishing of both men and women. For Natalie Collins and the Out Of Control conference: https://www.nataliecollins.info/outofcontrolevent  For Phil Moore http://www.philmoorebooks.com/ Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: http://www.unbelievablebook.co.uk/ For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
December 29, 2018
Justin chats to Kevin Palau of the Luis Palau Association, and Sam Adams, the first openly gay mayor of Portland. They talk about how they worked together, despite their differences, to make a difference in the city of Portland, and the lessons they have learned.  Later in the show Justin is joined by John Dickson of the Centre for Public Christianity in Australia to talk about the new video documentary ‘For The Love Of God: How The Church Is Better And Worse Than You Imagined’. For ‘Unlikely: Setting Aside Our Differences To Live Out The Gospel’: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Unlikely-Setting-Aside-Differences-Gospel/dp/1476797269  For Kevin Palau https://www.palau.org/kevin-palau/  For Sam Adams https://twitter.com/samadams_tweets  For The Love Of God doc: https://fortheloveofgodproject.com/  Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: www.unbelievablebook.co.uk  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
December 21, 2018
In a Christmas special Justin is joined by priest and physicist Revd Gillian Straine and agnostic astronomer Mark Kidger of the European Space Agency. They discuss the scientific theories for the star of Bethlehem, who the Magi were and how scientists reconcile the miracles of Christmas with science. And… cute kids alert! We hear the Christmas story retold by 6 and 7yr olds. Towards the end of the show Justin also asks NT Wright whether we can trust the Christmas stories in Matthew and Luke as historical. For Gillian Straine: http://www.gillianstraine.com/ For Mark Kidger’s blogs on the Star of Bethlehem https://openspacescience.blog/2017/12/01/star-of-bethlehem-reflections/  For a previous show on the Star of Bethlehem https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Episodes/Unbelievable-The-Star-of-Bethlehem-Fact-or-Fiction-Colin-Nicholl-Aaron-Adair-Mark-Kidger  For the Ask NT Wright Anything podcast: http://www.askntwright.com Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: www.unbelievablebook.co.uk  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
December 14, 2018
The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby gave a keynote speech at the UK Trade Union Congress in September 2018 calling for the government to change its tax and welfare policies in order to support the neediest in society. James Price of the Taxpayers Alliance strongly criticised Welby’s intervention, quoting Jesus’ words ‘Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s and unto God what is God’s’ and saying the Archbishop should ‘stick to his theological work’. Left-leaning Christian journalist Andy Walton praised Justin Welby’s speech. He debates James on what Jesus’ famous statement means, and whether religious leaders should keep out of the politics of taxation and the welfare state.   For James Price: https://www.taxpayersalliance.com/comment_on_justin_welby_s_higher_tax_proposals For Andy Walton https://twitter.com/waltonandy  For Justin Welby’s speech in full https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QewjUsHmScs  Buy the Unbelievable? Christmas bundle: https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Unbelievable-the-Book/Exclusive-Christmas-Offer    Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: www.unbelievablebook.co.uk  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
December 7, 2018
Are ‘social justice warriors’ a danger to the Gospel? In August 2018 a group of conservative Christians in the USA, led by John MacArthur, released The Statement On Social Justice And The Gospel to take a stand against the church being influenced by “questionable sociological, psychological, and political theories presently permeating our culture”. Some of the affirmations and denials in the document caused controversy among both evangelicals and progressives for its statements on political activism and racism. James White of Alpha and Omega ministries, was one of the framers of the document and a key signatory. He debates the Statement with Australian pastor and justice activist Jarrod McKenna, founder of Common Grace, on whether the concepts of privilege, intersectionality and identity politics should have any part to play in the Gospel. For the Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel: https://statementonsocialjustice.com For Jarrod McKenna: https://www.commongrace.org.au/jarrodmckenna/ For James White: https://www.aomin.org Buy the Unbelievable? Christmas bundle: http://www.premier.org.uk/shop    Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: www.unbelievablebook.co.uk  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via iTunes
November 30, 2018
In a ‘classic playback’ edition of the show, Justin re-airs the debate he hosted with agnostic Bible scholar Bart Ehrman opposite Christian Bible scholar Peter J Williams. They debate the reliability of the Gospels, textual criticism, and Bart’s claim that we can’t know what some of the original texts actually say. For Peter J Williams new book ‘Can We Trust the Gospels?’: https://www.thegoodbook.co.uk/can-we-trust-the-gospels   For Bart Ehrman: https://www.bartdehrman.com/  Buy the Unbelievable? Christmas bundle: http://www.premier.org.uk/shop    Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: www.unbelievablebook.co.uk  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
November 23, 2018
In his new book ‘A War Of Loves’, David Bennett tells his story of being an atheist gay activist who experienced a dramatic conversion to Christianity. David still identifies as gay but lives a celibate lifestyle, holding to traditional Christian sexual ethics. He engages with Justin Lee, author of ‘Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gay vs Christian debate’, who affirms faithful same-sex relationships. To support Unbelievable? on #GivingTuesday: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable-givingtuesday/  For David Bennett: https://www.awarofloves.com/  For Justin Lee: http://geekyjustin.com/  Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: www.unbelievablebook.co.uk  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
November 16, 2018
Lord Richard Harries, former Bishop of Oxford is the author of ‘Haunted by Christ: Modern writers and the struggle for faith’ (SPCK). Philosopher Sir Anthony Kenny, former master of Balliol college Oxford, is the author of ‘Brief Encounters: Notes from a philosopher’s diary’ (SPCK) which recounts anecdotes from a life meeting significant personalities. They discuss their friendship, stories of significant encounters, why Anthony lost his faith as a young Catholic priest and why Richard found his faith affirmed in his literary loves.  For ‘Haunted By Christ’ by Lord Richard Harries: https://spckpublishing.co.uk/haunted-by-christ  For ‘Brief Encounters’ by Sir Anthony Kenny: https://spckpublishing.co.uk/brief-encounters  Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: www.unbelievablebook.co.uk  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
November 9, 2018
As Remembrance services take place to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1, Justin is joined by atheist guest Prof Michael Ruse and Christian guest Prof Nigel Biggar to discuss Darwinism, Christianity and just war theory. Michel Ruse is Professor of Philosophy of Science at Florida State University. Nigel Biggar is Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology at the University of Oxford. Ruse’s latest book ‘The Problem of War’ critiques Biggar’s work on just war theory ‘In Defence of War’. For ‘The Problem of War’ by Michael Ruse: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-problem-of-war-9780190867577 For ‘In Defence of War’ by Nigel Biggar: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/in-defence-of-war-9780199672615 Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: www.unbelievablebook.co.uk  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
November 2, 2018
Justin is joined for the 6th episode of The Big Conversation by moral philosopher and atheist Peter Singer, professor of bioethics at Princeton University, and Christian theologian Andy Bannister of Solas Centre for Public Christianity. They debate whether humans have intrinsic value and dignity as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 70 years ago. They debate Singer’s controversial utilitarian approach to disability, the problem of suffering, and whether a moral reality to the universe points towards God. Watch the video and sign up at: https://www.thebigconversation.show/peter-singer-and-andybannister  For Peter Singer: https://petersinger.info/  For Andy Bannister: http://www.andybannister.net/  Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: www.unbelievablebook.co.uk  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
October 26, 2018
Should Christians take part in Halloween festivities? And is it ok to watch grisly horror films? These are the two questions debates by Peter Laws and Michael Cummins ahead of Halloween. Peter Laws is a Baptist minister and lifelong fan of the horror genre, as he explains in his new book The Frighteners: Why We Love Monsters, Ghosts, Death & Gore. He believes that Christians don’t need to fear being involved in the spooky side of Halloween and thinks horror films aren’t bad for people who enjoy them. Michael Cummins is involved in supernatural deliverance ministry. He explains his concerns about demonic aspects of Halloween and horror films and tells stories of what he has witnessed in his ministry. For Peter Laws https://www.peterlaws.co.uk/  For Michael Cummins https://christsetsyoufree.wordpress.com/5-halloween/  For Big Conversation videos, updates and bonus content sign up: http://www.thebigconversation.show  Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: www.unbelievablebook.co.uk  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
October 19, 2018
Austin Fischer is a church pastor who tells the story of his own struggle with doubt in the book ‘Faith In The Shadows: Finding Christ in the midst of doubt’ and how he has kept his faith. Ed Atkinson is a former Christian and co-host of the Doubts Aloud podcast. He talks about why he lost his faith and why he believes Christians should take doubt more seriously. For Austin Fischer: https://www.ivpress.com/faith-in-the-shadows  For Ed Atkinson on Doubts Aloud: https://www.spreaker.com/user/heremcast  For the Unbelievable? Christian & Skeptic Meetup group: https://www.meetup.com/Unbelievable-Christian-and-Skeptic-Discussion-Group-London/  For Big Conversation videos, updates and bonus content sign up: http://www.thebigconversation.show  Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: www.unbelievablebook.co.uk  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter  Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
October 12, 2018
Michael Brown is a Messianic Jew and hosts The Line Of Fire radio show in the USA. He engages with liberal UK Reform rabbi Jonathan Romain on whether Jesus fulfilled the role of Messiah.   Michael and Jonathan end up disagreeing on much more than just Jesus as they debate the rabbi’s pluralist view of religion compared to Brown’s belief that Jesus is the only way to God.  For Michael Brown: https://askdrbrown.org   For Jonathan Romain: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Romain   For Big Conversation videos, updates and bonus content sign up: http://www.thebigconversation.show  Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: www.unbelievablebook.co.uk  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
October 5, 2018
In the 5th episode of The Big Conversation, Justin is joined by atheist guest Daniel Dennett and Christian guest Keith Ward. Daniel C Dennett is Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University, USA and a leading naturalist voice in the philosophy of mind. Keith Ward is a British philosopher and former Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford University as well as being an ordained priest in the Church of England.. They debate physicalism, idealism, the ‘hard problem’ of consciousness, whether an objective moral realm exists, freewill vs determinism and whether robots could have an immortal soul  Watch the video debate and subscribe to the newsletter at https://www.thebigconversation.show/daniel-dennett-and-keith-ward  For Big Conversation videos, updates and bonus content sign up: http://www.thebigconversation.show  Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: www.unbelievablebook.co.uk  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
September 28, 2018
In this podcast special edition of the show Justin broadcasts the 2008 public debate between Christopher Hitchens and his brother Peter Hitchens. Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011) was one of the four so-called ‘horsemen of the new atheism’, well known for his colourful anti-theistic polemical writing and speaking. In contrast his journalist brother Peter Hitchens is a Christian who converted from atheism in his adult years. In this classic public debate from 2008, hosted by the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies at Grand Valley State University, both men debate the Iraq war, the case for God and respond to questions from the 1,400 strong audience. For the Hauenstein Center: https://www.gvsu.edu/hc/ For Big Conversation videos, updates and bonus content sign up: http://www.thebigconversation.show Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: www.unbelievablebook.co.uk For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
September 20, 2018
Thousands of people recently attended four high-profile debates on religion and atheism between psychology professor Jordan Peterson and atheist writer Sam Harris. Why are Peterson and Harris so influential, especially among young men? Why is Peterson’s approach making waves in atheist circles? Does the atheist movement have an alt-right problem? These and more questions are debated by Humanist leader James Croft and Christian blogger Esther O’Reilly as they discuss the popularity of Peterson and Harris and whether Christianity or secular humanism can answer the questions people are asking. For the Peterson / Harris debates: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jey_CzIOfYE  For Esther O’Reilly: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/youngfogey/2018/07/sam-harris-asks-questions-jordan-peterson-cant-answer/  For James Croft: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/templeofthefuture/2018/04/the-atheist-alt-right-connection/  For The Big Conversation videos, updates and bonus content sign up: http://www.thebigconversation.show  Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: www.unbelievablebook.co.uk  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter  Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
September 14, 2018
Justin is joined by Christian apologist Sean McDowell and ‘Friendly Atheist’ blogger Hemant Mehta for a live audience edition of the show recorded at Westside A Jesus Church in Portland, Oregon. They discuss motivations, faith, science, evidence, atheism, life after death, morality and bigotry. Each guest sets out two ways in which they believe the other side frequently mischaracterises their worldview. Includes audience Q&A. Watch the video: https://youtu.be/Hhuxq7wLpFc  For Sean: https://seanmcdowell.org/ For Hemant: http://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/  For The Big Conversation videos, updates and bonus content sign up: http://www.thebigconversation.show  Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: www.unbelievablebook.co.uk  For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
September 7, 2018
In the 4th episode of The Big Conversation, Justin is joined by Prof John Lennox and Prof Michael Ruse in front of a live audience in London. Christian guest John Lennox is professor of Mathematics at Oxford University and author of books including ‘Gunning for God: Why the new atheists are missing the target’. Atheist guest Michael Ruse is professor of Philosophy of Science at Florida State University and author of books such as ‘Darwin and Design: Does Evolution Have a Purpose?’. They debate their different perspectives as a Christian and atheist on science, evidence, faith , miracles, suffering and more. The dialogue was followed by an audience Q&A which you can also receive as a bonus video by subscribing to the Unbelievable? newsletter at https://www.thebigconversation.show/john-lennox-and-michael-ruse For Big Conversation videos, updates and bonus content sign up: http://www.thebigconversation.show Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: www.unbelievablebook.co.uk For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
August 31, 2018
Ed Husain was once a Muslim extremist. Today he is still a Muslim but says the Islam he once practised is a distorted version of the faith. In his new book The House of Islam: A Global History he argues that his religion needs to return to a once-golden age of pluralism, tolerance and diversity. Beth Grove of Pfander regularly engages in debate with Muslims. She disputes Ed’s view of a golden age of Islam, saying that both Muslim history and scriptures advocate violence and mistreatment of women. For The House of Islam by Ed Husain https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/the-house-of-islam-9781408872260/  For Beth Grove: https://www.pfander.uk/ For Big Conversation videos, updates and bonus content sign up: http://www.thebigconversation.show  Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: www.unbelievablebook.co.uk For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
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