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Unbelievable?' engages in fundamental questions on Christianity with the intention to openly discuss different opinions between Christians and non-believers.

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Unbelievable?' engages in fundamental questions on Christianity with the intention to openly discuss different opinions between Christians and non-believers.

    Classic Replay: The Atheist Bus Campaign - Ariane Sherine, Paul Woolley and Hanne Stinson

    Classic Replay: The Atheist Bus Campaign - Ariane Sherine, Paul Woolley and Hanne Stinson

    Welcome to a new mid-week episode from Unbelievable? bringing you a taste of classic shows from our archive. 
    In this episode from Nov 2008 Justin speaks to Ariane Sherine who created the Atheist Bus Campaign in London. He's also joined by Paul Woolley and Hanne Stinson.
    For the full show: https://unbelievable.podbean.com/e/unbelievable-1-nov-2008-the-atheist-bus-campaign/
    USA listeners check out our new USA website for exclusive resources and to support us: http://www.unbelievable.show 
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    • 38 min
    Intelligent Design on trial. 15 years on from Kitzmiller-Dover – Mike Behe and Joshua Swamidass

    Intelligent Design on trial. 15 years on from Kitzmiller-Dover – Mike Behe and Joshua Swamidass

    In 2005 a high profile trial saw the Dover School District taken to court for promoting Intelligent Design (ID) as an alternative theory to evolution in classrooms. 15 years on Mike Behe a prominent biochemist and ID advocate who took the stand as a defence witness, talks about what the case meant for the ID movement.
    Joshua Swamidass is a biologist and Christian who is strongly critical of ID. He engages with Behe on the Kitzmiller-Dover case and the ID proponent’s most recent book ‘Darwin Devolves’ which critiques evolutionary theory.
    For Michael Behe: https://michaelbehe.com/
    For Joshua Swamidass: https://peacefulscience.org/ 
    USA listeners check out our new USA website for exclusive resources and to support us: www.unbelievable.show
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    For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable 
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Was Jesus a great moral teacher or something more? Julian Baggini and Skye Jethani

    Was Jesus a great moral teacher or something more? Julian Baggini and Skye Jethani

    Atheist philosopher Julian Baggini and Christian author Skye Jethani discuss whether the teachings of Jesus Christ can be separated from his claims to divinity.
    For Julian’s new book The Godless Gospel https://www.julianbaggini.com/the-godless-gospel/ 
    For Skye’s new book What’s Wrong With Religion? https://skyejethani.com/ and his podcast The Holy Post https://www.holypost.com/ 
    USA listeners check out our new USA website for exclusive resources: www.unbelievable.show
    Subscribe to our newsletter and receive the free Unbelievable? e-book ‘In Conversation With…’ https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter   
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Conversion and de-conversion: Why atheists become Christians and Christians become atheists. Jana Harmon and Joel Furches

    Conversion and de-conversion: Why atheists become Christians and Christians become atheists. Jana Harmon and Joel Furches

    Justin talks to Jana Harmon about her PhD research on adult atheist conversion to Christianity and presents stories from her new ‘Side B Podcast’. Joel Furches, who is researching de-conversion, also joins the conversation.
    For The Side B Podcast: https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/the-side-b-podcast-jana-harmon-VJUERcA6Fih/
    For Joel Furches article on de-conversion: https://hubpages.com/politics/Why-do-Christians-Become-Atheists-A-Case-Study
    USA listeners check out our new USA website for exclusive resources: www.unbelievable.show
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    For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable 
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    • 1 hr 40 min
    Is raising kids Christian indoctrination? Hannah Timson and Tim Alford

    Is raising kids Christian indoctrination? Hannah Timson and Tim Alford

    Richard Dawkins once said that bringing up children in a particular faith is tantamount to child abuse. We invited humanist Hannah Timson and Christian Tim Alford to discuss this issue. 
    You can find Tim Alford on Twitter and Instagram at @RevTimAlford. Hannah Timson is on Twitter and Instagram at @timmi12345. 
    For more on Limitless, you can connect via social media at @LimitlessElim or through their website is www.limitlesselim.co.uk 
    For more on humanism, visit https://humanism.org.uk/ and the specific student section: https://humanism.org.uk/students/ Hannah also recommends Faith to Faithless, which specifically supports people who leave religion to get back on their feet and find community and purpose: https://www.faithtofaithless.com/ 
    USA listeners, check out our new USA website for exclusive resources: www.unbelievable.show 
    Subscribe to our newsletter and receive the free Unbelievable? e-book ‘In Conversation With…’https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter   
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    For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable 
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Prof Alister McGrath answers your Qs on science, faith, doubt, CS Lewis, Dawkins and more

    Prof Alister McGrath answers your Qs on science, faith, doubt, CS Lewis, Dawkins and more

    Oxford professor Alister McGrath recently joined Justin, Lucy and Ruth for a livestream to take listener questions on science and faith and to talk about his new memoir ’Through a Glass Darkly’. 
    For 'Through a Glass Darkly': https://www.hachette.co.uk/titles/alister-mcgrath/through-a-glass-darkly/9781529327632/ 
    USA listeners check out our new USA website for exclusive resources: www.unbelievable.show
    Subscribe to our newsletter and receive the free Unbelievable? e-book ‘In Conversation With…’https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter  
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    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
226 Ratings

226 Ratings

milke mangitatto ,

Mike UK

Great podcast - you may not agree with all the views expressed but it will make you think. Also the podcast will introduce you to a rss as mad of ideas and thinkers often overlooked in the academy.

teaandpodcasts ,

Do you have any female guests?

I was tempted to listen but a quick skim down the list and I can’t find a single female guest. Maybe they are there in earlier episodes but don’t really feel like searching. I’m not interested in listening to a podcast on Christianity that ignores half of humanity.

Magic Budgie ,

Magic Budgie

Brilliant podcast with a range of guests

Guest tip - Niall Warry and the Harrogate Agenda - the new charter to re- democratise the U.K.

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