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'Unbelievable?' engages in fundamental questions on Christianity with the intention to openly discuss different opinions between Christians and non-believers. http://unbelievable.podbean.com/feed/

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'Unbelievable?' engages in fundamental questions on Christianity with the intention to openly discuss different opinions between Christians and non-believers. http://unbelievable.podbean.com/feed/

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iTunes Ratings

971 Ratings
Average Ratings
870
50
19
11
21

!!!

By ttss2211 - Dec 10 2019
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Amazing show, spectacular host!

Amazing show!

By Sanya3 - Nov 21 2019
Read more
This show is truly one of a kind! Never disappoints!

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'Unbelievable?' engages in fundamental questions on Christianity with the intention to openly discuss different opinions between Christians and non-believers. http://unbelievable.podbean.com/feed/

Should Christians rethink Hell? Dr Al Mohler & Chris Date debate the traditional & conditionalist view

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Following an article in the New York Times about scholars who adopt an annihilationist (also called 'conditional immortality') view of hell rather than the traditional 'eternal conscious torment' view, Justin is joined by two evangelicals to debate the issue.

Dr Al Mohler is President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He spoke against the annihilationist view in an edition of his daily podcast The Briefing.

Chris Date is one of the founders of Rethinking Hell and adopted an annihilationist view after he became convinced the Bible teaches it. They debate the scriptural evidence and whether scholarship is moving away from the traditional view.

For the NY Times article: click here.

For Rethinking Hell: www.rethinkinghell.com

For Al Mohler's The Briefing: http://www.albertmohler.com/category/the-briefing/

For more faith debates visit www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievable

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Jan 03 2015

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Jordan Peterson, William Lane Craig & Rebecca Goldstein debate the meaning of life. A Podcast special.

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A recent dialogue event at Wycliffe College, Canada saw Jordan B Peterson, Rebecca Goldstein and William Lane Craig in conversation on the question “Is there meaning to life?”

In this podcast-only edition of the show Justin introduces the event. One of the participants, Jordan B Peterson, has become an increasingly influential voice and will join Justin in person on Unbelievable? for the start of a series of special programmes called The Big Conversation in early June. 

For the video of the Wycliffe College event https://www.wycliffecollege.ca/religionandsociety

For Unbelievable? the Conference 2018: http://www.premier.org.uk/justask

Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: www.unbelievablebook.co.uk

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Apr 20 2018

2hr 13mins

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Peter J Williams and Bart Ehrman – Are the Gospels historically reliable?

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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

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Oct 25 2019

1hr 39mins

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Greg Boyd & Paul Copan debate Old Testament violence and Boyd's new theology in Crucifixion Of The Warrior God

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Greg Boyd's new 2-volume book The Crucifixion Of The Warrior God is a new theological approach to understanding Old Testament violence and warfare through the cross of Christ. 

Greg engages in the first of two shows with theologian Paul Copan who holds to a "synthesis" view of how to understand OT violence and disagrees with Greg's theology.

Justin also announces booking open for Unbelievable? the Conference 2018: #JustAsk, on Sat 19th May. Check out the theme, speakers and early bird discount at www.premier.org.uk/justask

For Greg Boyd's Crucifixion Of The Warrior God: http://reknew.org/book/crucifixion-warrior-god/

For Cross Vision: http://fortresspress.com/product/cross-vision-how-crucifixion-jesus-makes-sense-old-testament-violence

For Paul Copan: http://paulcopan.com/

For Unbelievable? the Conference 2018: http://www.premier.org.uk/justask

Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: http://www.unbelievablebook.co.uk

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Jan 19 2018

1hr 29mins

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Why do evangelicals lose their faith? Os Guinness & Rodney Wilson

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Christian author and cultural critic Os Guinness' new book called "Fools Talk: Recovering the art of Christian persuasion" is aimed at helping Christians develop a confident and winsome approach to engaging those who are closed to faith. He engages with ex-evangelical Rodney Wilson who has researched the reasons why evangelical Christians lose their faith in his book "Killing God" as they discuss the cultural and doctrinal barriers to embracing Christian faith.
For 'Fool's Talk' http://www.amazon.com/Killing-God-Christian-Fundamentalism-Atheism/dp/1492165298
For 'Killing God' http://www.amazon.com/Killing-God-Christian-Fundamentalism-Atheism/dp/1492165298
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Dec 11 2015

1hr 20mins

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Does Scripture forbid same-sex relationships? Robert Gagnon vs Jayne Ozanne

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Prof Robert Gagnon has become a well-known voice advocating the traditional biblical view on sexuality. In a highly charged show he debates the scriptural issues on sexuality with Jayne Ozanne, the director of Accepting Evangelicals who came out as gay earlier this year.

For Robert Gagnon: www.robgagnon.net

For Jayne Ozanne: www.jayneozanne.com

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Apr 24 2015

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Should we unhitch Christianity from the Old Testament? Andy Stanley vs Jeff Durbin

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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

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May 31 2019

1hr 40mins

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Calvinism vs Molinism - William Lane Craig & Paul Helm - Unbelievable?

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If God ordains the future, can humans have free will? Are people predestined for salvation? And what does the Bible say on the matter?

William Lane Craig is a Christian philosopher and leading proponent of Molinism, a view of divine sovereignty that seeks to reconcile God's fore-ordination with human free will.

Paul Helm is a leading Calvin Scholar. He defends the view that God predestines the future, limiting human freedom.

For William Lane Craig http://www.reasonablefaith.org

For Paul Helm http://paulhelmsdeep.blogspot.co.uk/

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Jun 23 2014

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Have we misread the Adam and Eve story? John Walton vs Stephen Lloyd

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John Walton, professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College, Illinois, has authored the book ‘The Lost World of Adam and Eve. He argues that Adam and Eve were intended as archetypes for humankind, and the story is not mean to be taken as an account of our material origins.

Stephen Lloyd, who holds to Young Earth Creation, argues that Walton undermines Christian theology as a whole with his view of Genesis.

For John Walton’s ‘The Lost World of Adam and Eve’: http://www.ivpress.com/cgi-ivpress/book.pl/code=2461

For Stephen Lloyd: http://www.biblicalcreationministries.org.uk/b/index.php/about-our-speakers

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Mar 27 2015

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Richard Dawkins debates Old Testament morality - Unbelievable?

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Richard Dawkins has described the God of the Old Testament as (among other things) a "capriciously malevolent bully". The world's best known atheist joins Justin Brierley to discuss the morality of the Old Testament in light of the Bible TV series airing in the UK on Channel 5.

Rabbi Josh Levy and Christian lecturer Chris Sinkinson discuss with Dawkins whether the events of the Old Testament are historical and how to interpret the so-called "terror" passages. What about the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, or of Abraham nearly sacrificing Isaac?

On YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5_0Fx_RICI

This programme is brought to you in partnership with www.springharvest.org & www.thegodquestion.tv

For more resources on the Bible TV series http://www.premier.org.uk/thebible

For Richard Dawkins http://www.richarddawkins.net

For Chris Sinkinson's book Time Travel to the Old Testament http://www.ivpbooks.com/9781844749041

For Rabbi Josh Levy http://bit.ly/1cqxwG2

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Jun 23 2014

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Catholic vs Protestant debate on Sola Scriptura - Peter D Williams vs James White - Unbelievable?

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The Protestant Reformation brought forth the cry "Sola Scriptura" - that Christianity should be based on the words of scripture alone, not on Roman Catholic church tradition.

Peter D Williams of Catholic Voices argues that the reformers were wrong and that the ultimate authority for Christians rests in the three strands of sacred scripture, sacred teaching and sacred tradition. James White of Alpha and Omega ministries argues that the Catholic church has fallen into error, and that Christians should look to scripture alone for their doctrine.

For Peter D Williams http://www.catholicvoices.org.uk/the-project/team

For James White http://www.aomin.org/

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Jun 23 2014

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Are the Gospels based on eyewitness testimony? Bart Ehrman vs Richard Bauckham

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Bart Ehrman's new book "Jesus Before the Gospels" makes the case that the stories about Jesus would have changed and evolved before they were written down as the Gospels.
Richard Bauckham, author of "Jesus and the Eyewitnesses", defends the view that the Gospels were written by those with access to eyewitness testimony of Jesus' first followers. They debate who wrote Mark, whether the the Gospels came from anonymous traditions and how they received their titles.
For Unbelievable? The Conference 2016: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievable2016"
For Bart Ehrman: http://www.bartdehrman.com
For Richard Bauckham: http://richardbauckham.co.uk
For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable
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Apr 08 2016

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Was Christopher Hitchens right about religion? Peter Hitchens, Ed Turner & Peter Harris (plus Unbelievable? 2016 announced)

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Until his death from cancer over four years ago, Christopher Hitchens was one of the preeminent figures of new atheism: a prolific writer who was eloquent, witty and in great demand for his speaking and debating.
Justin is joined by Christopher's brother Peter Hitchens who is a columnist for the Mail On Sunday, atheist blogger Ed Turner, and Peter Harris, a Christian apologist writing a PhD on Hitchens. In this show we assess some of his arguments against religion, including the claim that "religion poisons everything" and belief in God is like believing in a celestial North Korean dictator.
For Unbelievable? The Conference 2016: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievable2016"
For Peter Hitchens: http://hitchensblog.mailonsunday.co.uk/
For Peter Harris: http://www.bethinking.org/author/peter-harris/page/all
For Ed Turner: https://edthemanicstreetpreacher.wordpress.com
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Feb 19 2016

1hr 20mins

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What happened on the cross? NT Wright & Tom Schreiner. 500th podcast episode.

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CORRECTED AUDIO! NT (Tom) Wright's new book "The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the meaning of Jesus' crucifixion" says that the cross was about much more than Jesus absolving us of sin. 

He discusses atonement theology, God's wrath and penal substitution with reformed Bible scholar Thomas Schreiner. It's also the 500th podcast episode of the show!

Get the MP3

For a discount on NT Wright's online courses: http://www.ntwrightonline.org/premierchristianity

For Tom Wright's new book The Day The Revolution Began: http://ntwrightonline.org/revolution/

For Tom Schreiner: http://www.sbts.edu/academics/faculty/thomas-r-schreiner/

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Nov 11 2016

1hr 20mins

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How would finding alien life affect Christianity? David Wilkinson & Mark Kidger - Unbelievable?

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The SETI programme has been listening to the universe for signs of intelligent life for over 50 years.

In his new book 'Science, Religion and the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence' astrophysicist Revd Prof David Wilkinson assesses the evidence for the existence of alien life and what the impact of discovering it would be on Christianity.

Mark Kidger, an astronomer for the European Space Agency, also joins the conversation as an agnostic on God, but as a believer in the existence of alien life.

For more faith debates visit www.premier.org.uk/unbelievable

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For David Wilkinson's book 'Science, Faith and the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence' http://amzn.to/13jO5jj

For Unbelievable? The Conference video website http://www.premier.org.uk/apologetics

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Jun 23 2014

1hr 20mins

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Peter Boghossian vs Tim McGrew - A manual for creating atheists

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Peter Boghossian teaches philosophy and is the author of 'A Manual for Creating Atheists'. He believes that faith is a 'false epistemology' (way of knowing things) and even describes it as a 'virus of the mind'.

Tim McGrew is a Christian philosophy professor specialising in epistemology. He contests Boghossian's definition of faith and debates the merits of his recent book.

To cast your vote on the definition of faith visit www.facebook.com/unbelievablejb

Book for Unbelievable? The Conference 2014 www.premier.org.uk/reasonablefaith

For Peter Boghossian: http://www.peterboghossian.com

For Tim McGrew: http://homepages.wmich.edu/~mcgrew/

For other responses http://biblicalscholarship.wordpress.com/2014/01/22/reviews-of-a-manual-for-creating-atheists-by-peter-boghossian/

This show brought to you in partnership with www.biola.edu/apologetics and in association with www.reasons.org

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Jun 26 2014

1hr 23mins

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Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus - Nabeel Qureshi & Nazam Gufoor - Unbelievable?

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Nabeel Qureshi grew up in a Muslim family but converted to Christianity after investigating the historical case for Christ.

He debates Muslim Nazam Gufoor on whether the truth of Christianity or Islam is best supported by the evidence.

Book for Unbelievable? The Conference 2014 www.premier.org.uk/reasonablefaith

For Nabeel Qureshi: http://www.rzim.org/bio/nabeel-qureshi/

This show brought to you in partnership with www.biola.edu/apologetics and in association with www.reasons.org

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Jun 23 2014

1hr 22mins

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Why I am not a Christian - Matt Dillahunty vs David Robertson - Unbelievable?

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Its round 2 of atheist Matt Dillahunty & David Robertson. This time Dillahunty explains why following the person of Christ doesn't make sense to him.

Robertson responds as they engage on whether Jesus was good, by what standard we judge, and whether we can trust what he said.

This programme is brought to you in partnership with www.springharvest.org

For David Robertson www.solas-cpc.org

For Magnificent Obsession click here

For Matt Dillahunty www.atheist-community.org

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Jun 23 2014

1hr 21mins

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Young Earth Creation debate 2: Adam, Eve Sin & Death - Unbelievable?

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The second of two debates in which Young Earth Creationist Andy McIntosh debates paleontologist Robert Asher.

Andy responds to a number of questions left hanging over from the previous show. Both are Christians and give their differing views on how the Genesis stories of Adam and Eve and death and suffering can (or cannot) be reconciled with evolutionary theory.

For more faith debates visit www.premier.org.uk/unbelievable

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For Resources recommended by Andy McIntosh http://www.truthinscience.org.uk Origins: Examining the Evidence

Origins: Examining the Evidence

For Robert Asher http://people.ds.cam.ac.uk/rja58/

Evolution & belief: Confessions of a religious paleontologist

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Jun 23 2014

1hr 20mins

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Is the church failing gay Christians? Steve Chalke, Ed Shaw, Jayne Ozanne & Rosaria Butterfield

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Church leader Steve Chalke is well known for his support of same-sex relationships. Ed Shaw is a same sex attracted Christian whose traditional Biblical convictions have led him to remain celibate. They discuss how churches should treat those in their congregation who are LGBT.

Jayne Ozanne, an evangelical and former member of the Archbishop's council who recently came out as gay joins by phone and we hear the story of Rosaria Butterfield's journey from lesbian activist english professor to becoming wife of a church pastor.

For the article 'Is the church failing gay Christians?' by Chalke and Doherty: http://www.premierchristianity.com/Past-Issues/2015/March-2015/Is-the-Church-failing-gay-Christians

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For the Unbelievable Video Show Page: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Videos

For Steve Chalke's Open Church conference: http://oasisuk.org/openchurch

For The Plausibility Problem by Ed Shaw: http://thinkivp.com/9781783592067

For 'Good Disagreement' by Accepting Evangelicals: http://www.acceptingevangelicals.org/good-disagreement/

For Living Out: http://www.livingout.org/

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Feb 27 2015

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Do we have an immaterial soul? Richard Swinburne vs Luke Janssen

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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

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Dec 13 2019

1hr 31mins

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Tom Holland vs AC Grayling - Did Christianity give us our human values?

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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

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Dec 06 2019

1hr 41mins

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Peter Hitchens vs Adam Rutherford: The Rage Against God (Classic Playback)

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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

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Nov 29 2019

1hr 20mins

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How on Earth did life begin? Lee Cronin, Perry Marshall and Denis Noble on the origins of life

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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

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Nov 22 2019

1hr 38mins

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Dave Rubin and John Lennox - A conversation on God, atheism and modern culture

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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

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Nov 15 2019

1hr 56mins

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Is it rational to be a Christian? Justin Brierley debates Rationality Rules at Oxford University

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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

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Nov 08 2019

1hr 40mins

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Does consciousness point to God? Sharon Dirckx and Philip Goff

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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 
 
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Nov 01 2019

1hr 26mins

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Peter J Williams and Bart Ehrman – Are the Gospels historically reliable?

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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

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Oct 25 2019

1hr 39mins

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Does the story of evolution match the story of Genesis? Niamh Middleton and Andrew Parker

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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

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Oct 18 2019

1hr 33mins

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Has the church misunderstood St Paul? Steve Chalke vs Phil Moore

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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

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Oct 11 2019

1hr 49mins

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Sir Roger Penrose and William Lane Craig – Debating God and the Universe

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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

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Oct 04 2019

1hr 42mins

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Why be a Christian? Cosmic Skeptic debates Justin on faith, morality and determinism

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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

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Sep 27 2019

1hr 54mins

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Do we live on a young or an old earth? Ken Ham vs Jeff Zweerink

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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

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Sep 20 2019

1hr 34mins

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Alister McGrath and Bret Weinstein – Religion: Useful fiction or ultimate truth?

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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

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Sep 13 2019

2hr 5mins

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Deconstruction, doubt and finding faith again - Lisa Gungor and Alisa Childers

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‘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

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Sep 06 2019

1hr 31mins

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Joshua Harris, purity culture and the church: Jessica van der Wyngaard and Sean McDowell

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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

Aug 30 2019

1hr 25mins

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2019 Conference highlights - Krish Kandiah, Kristi Mair, Paul Spears, Sarah Lumgair and more

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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

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Aug 23 2019

1hr 26mins

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Is God the cause of the Universe? Andrew T Loke vs Alex Malpass

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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

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Aug 16 2019

1hr 26mins

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CS Lewis, Tolkien and Barfield: How the Inklings made sense of faith - Mark Vernon and Malcolm Guite (+ Michael Ward and Daniel Ray)

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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

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Aug 09 2019

1hr 33mins

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Bruxy Cavey and Paul Carter: An Anabaptist and Reformed pastor discuss their differences

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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

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Aug 02 2019

1hr 44mins

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