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Every week on Undeceptions we’ll explore some aspect of life, faith, history, culture, or ethics that is either much misunderstood or mostly forgotten. With the help of people who know what they’re talking about, we’ll be trying to ‘undeceive ourselves’ and let the truth ‘out’.

Undeceptions with John Dickson Undeceptions Ltd

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 37 Ratings

Every week on Undeceptions we’ll explore some aspect of life, faith, history, culture, or ethics that is either much misunderstood or mostly forgotten. With the help of people who know what they’re talking about, we’ll be trying to ‘undeceive ourselves’ and let the truth ‘out’.

    American Evangelical

    American Evangelical

    Evangelicalism has always been a politically loaded word - but especially since the turn of the century. 
    This is especially true of American evangelicalism. 
    But if we strip away all the nationalistic and political weight, what is evangelicalism? What makes the American strain of evangelicalism particularly unique? How does it compare to other types of evangelicalism?

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Question Answer XI

    Question Answer XI

    John faces down some of our most diverse - and controversial - questions yet. What's the deal with circumcision? Why does John hate the term apologetics so much? Is Director Mark sick of John picking on him all the time? 

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Gospel Contradictions

    Gospel Contradictions

    If Christianity is one big conspiracy, we wouldn't find so many mistakes and inconsistencies in the Gospels! Surely if the faith was one big lie, the Gospels would have some uniformity to them, united to deceive readers.
    Well, that's one side of the argument. Others might point to the Gospel contradictions as proof the entire thing is made up.
    So, why are there contradictions in the Gospels? Does this undermine their credibility?

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Jesus' Biography

    Jesus' Biography

    You can make a pretty good case that the Gospels are the four most influential - and controversial - books of all time. But who were the authors? How do we know who wrote them? And why was it that these four books were selected, and not others? 

    • 1 hr 14 min
    SINGLE: Bondi Junction

    SINGLE: Bondi Junction

    In this special Undeceptions Single, Stan Grant shares his reflections on God and suffering in the wake of the Bondi Junction attacks that occurred on April 13 in Sydney, Australia.

    • 19 min
    Christianity's Comeback

    Christianity's Comeback

    From the mid-1990s to the 2010s, 'New Atheism' dominated the intellectual space. A virulent, attacking form of godless evangelism, it saw people like Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens top best-seller lists, and draw huge crowds to their lectures. Justin Brierley was in the middle of it all as New Atheism rose - and then collapsed. In its wake, Justin says he is seeing a new openness to theism - but where that might lead is anyone's guess.

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Enter Anything ,

Beautifully focused and thoughtful

Great series, minimal self-publicising, wonderful guest speakers, intelligent and reflective. Well done all!

Guiseppe94 ,

Love this show!

Maybe my current favourite podcasts! Serious topics explored with a truthful and loving attitude.

Karen drinks wine ,

Well worth a listen

I listen to quite a few podcasts and this is my favourite. An intelligent and humble challenge to many misconceptions about the Christian faith. Interviewing experts in the field in question, John Dickson informs and undeceives in a very engaging way.

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