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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: Will everyone be saved? With Robin Parry and Laurence M Blanchard

    Classic Replay: Will everyone be saved? With Robin Parry and Laurence M Blanchard

    ‘The Evangelical Universalist’ was published in 2006. The author claimed to be an evangelical Christian who believes that everyone will ultimately be saved. He published under a pen name, but a few years later revealed his true identity as Robin Parry, then editorial director of UK Christian publisher Paternoster (he’s now at Wipf and Stock Publishers).
    Laurence M Blanchard, a pastor and author in California responds to Robin's arguments and raises questions such as "what's the point of evangelism if everyone will be saved?"
    Originally broadcast 17th October 2009.
    Read Robin's blog here: http://theologicalscribbles.blogspot.com/ 
    Read his blog as the Evangelical Universalist here: http://evangelicaluniversalist.blogspot.com/ 
    Read about Laurence Blanchard here: https://charteroaklighthouse.org/about-us/our-staff/ 
    If you enjoyed this programme you may also enjoy the original show when Parry's voice was disguised:
    https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Episodes/Unbelievable-15-Mar-2008-Christian-Universalism-will-all-be-saved

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Richmond Wandera – Christianity, witchcraft and the prosperity gospel in Uganda

    Richmond Wandera – Christianity, witchcraft and the prosperity gospel in Uganda

    Richmond Wandera, a pastor in Kampala, Uganda and listener of Unbelievable? talks to Justin about the history of Christian revival in Africa, elections and Covid in Uganda, witchcraft, secularism and the problem of the prosperity gospel in churches. He also share his story of coming from the slums of Kampala through to theological education and church leadership in a show in partnership with Compassion.
    To sponsor a child through Compassion via Unbelievable? http://www.compassion.com/justin
    Or text JUSTIN to 83393 (USA only)
    As a thankyou, USA sponsors will receive a copy of Justin's book 'Unbelievable? Why, after ten years of talking with atheists, I'm still a Christian'

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Classic Replay: The divinity of Jesus with Christian Richard Bauckham and sceptic James Crossley

    Classic Replay: The divinity of Jesus with Christian Richard Bauckham and sceptic James Crossley

    Many have suggested that Christian belief in the divinity and worship of Jesus as God was a late development, and that Jesus' early followers did not regard him as being equal with God.  So was Jesus merely regarded as an ‘elevated’ being? Was high Christology at odds with the Jewish monotheism of the first century?
    New Testament scholar Richard Bauckham argues against these views.  His book ‘Jesus and the God of Israel’ claims that the worship of Jesus as God was both very Jewish and very early. Agnostic scholar James Crossley contests Richard's claims.
    Originally broadcast 10th October 2009.
    For Richard Bauckham visit http://www.ridley.cam.ac.uk/people/rbauckham.html 
    For James Crossley see http://shef.ac.uk/bibs/staff/jgc.html 
    If you enjoyed this programme you may also enjoy:
    Unbelievable? 29 Aug 2009 - Richard Bauckham on the Gospels - pt 1: Richard Bauckham and James Crossley https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-yec6j-f8a603?utm_campaign=w_share_ep&utm_medium=dlink&utm_source=w_share   
    Unbelievable? 24 Jan 2009 - How did Christianity begin?" Pt 2 - James Crossley & Michael Bird https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-hbk78-f5a058?utm_campaign=w_share_ep&utm_medium=dlink&utm_source=w_share

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Are demons and exorcism for real? Billy Hallowell and Michael Shermer

    Are demons and exorcism for real? Billy Hallowell and Michael Shermer

    There’s been a rise in the demand for exorcism from church priests in recent years.  
    Billy Hallowell author of ‘Playing With Fire: A modern investigation into demons, exorcism and ghosts’ says we need ot take the supernatural seriously. Atheist skeptic Michael Shermer believes that there are better natural explanations for paranormal claims.  
    For Billy Hallowell: http://www.billyhallowell.com 
    For Michael Shermer: http://www.michaelshermer.com 
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Transgender people and the church – Preston Sprinkle and Christina Beardsley

    Transgender people and the church – Preston Sprinkle and Christina Beardsley

    Rev Christina Beardsley is a transgender priest in the Church of England and author of numerous resources on trans experience in the church.
     
    She engages with Preston Sprinkle, author of ‘Embodied: Transgender Identities, the Church, and What the Bible Has to Say’ who takes a grace-filled but traditional Christian approach to sexuality.
     
    They discuss how churches should engage with trans people, theological questions of ‘bodily’ and ‘gender’ identity, and the issue of Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria.
     
    Christina Beardsley: www.sibyls.gndr.org.uk
     
    Preston Sprinkle: www.prestonsprinkle.com  
     
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Classic Replay: The Gospels as eyewitnesses Part 2 – Richard Bauckham and James Crossley

    Classic Replay: The Gospels as eyewitnesses Part 2 – Richard Bauckham and James Crossley

    Richard Bauckham’s book ‘Jesus and the Eyewitnesses’ has been heralded as a paradigm shift in the way the authorship of the Gospels should be seen. Bauckham argues that the Gospels are based on eyewitness accounts and should be regarded as fundamentally trustworthy. New Testament historian James Crossley discusses the implications of Bauckham's work and whether the Gospel of John was written by the disciple John himself, as Bauckham claims.
    Originally broadcast 5th September 2009.

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    • 1 hr 5 min

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