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Why new atheism grew old and secular thinkers are considering Christianity again.
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This long-form documentary podcast presented by Justin Brierley, tells the story of why new atheism grew old and secular thinkers are considering Christianity again.
Featuring interviews with secular and Christian thinkers such as Jordan Peterson, Richard Dawkins, Alex O Connor, Louise Perry, Tom Holland, Dave Rubin, NT Wright, Alister Mcgrath, Douglas Murray, Bethel Mcgrew, William Lane Craig, Jana Harmon, Bishop Robert Barron, Jonathan Pageau, Ayaan Hirsi-Ali, Stephen Woodford, Sarah Irving-Stonebraker, Adam Coleman, Lisa Fields, Jon Mccray, Paul Kingsnorth and Francis Spufford, this series accompanies the book 'The Surprising Rebirth of Belief in God'.
Could the tide of faith be ready to come in again in our generation?

The Surprising Rebirth Of Belief In God Justin Brierley

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Why new atheism grew old and secular thinkers are considering Christianity again.
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This long-form documentary podcast presented by Justin Brierley, tells the story of why new atheism grew old and secular thinkers are considering Christianity again.
Featuring interviews with secular and Christian thinkers such as Jordan Peterson, Richard Dawkins, Alex O Connor, Louise Perry, Tom Holland, Dave Rubin, NT Wright, Alister Mcgrath, Douglas Murray, Bethel Mcgrew, William Lane Craig, Jana Harmon, Bishop Robert Barron, Jonathan Pageau, Ayaan Hirsi-Ali, Stephen Woodford, Sarah Irving-Stonebraker, Adam Coleman, Lisa Fields, Jon Mccray, Paul Kingsnorth and Francis Spufford, this series accompanies the book 'The Surprising Rebirth of Belief in God'.
Could the tide of faith be ready to come in again in our generation?

    20. The Logos Behind Life: The dissident scientists discovering a mind beyond matter

    20. The Logos Behind Life: The dissident scientists discovering a mind beyond matter

    Why did Antony Flew, one of the world's leading atheists, announce in 2004 that he believes in God? Why did atheist philosopher Thomas Nagel's 2012 book 'Mind And Cosmos' get him labelled as a heretic by his peers?
    Justin Brierley explores why the discovery of the DNA code, the search for the origin of life, the complexity of the cell, and the mathematical order of the universe are leading many scientists to speak of agency, purpose, and a 'Logos' behind life.
    He also hears from dissident thinkers such as Stephen Meyer, Roger Penrose, John Lennox, Denis Noble and Perry Marshall about the surprising rebirth of belief in a mind beyond matter. Biologist Sy Garte also tells his story of how as an atheist scientist, he was surprised by God.


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    • 1 hr 46 min
    19. A Goldilocks Universe - The surprising science pointing to God

    19. A Goldilocks Universe - The surprising science pointing to God

    New Atheism proclaimed that science had buried God. However, as new evidence about the surprising origins of the universe and its fine-tuning for life has emerged, perhaps God was waiting for us all along.
    Justin speaks to scientists and thinkers including Jennifer Wiseman, John Lennox and Stephen Meyer. Peter Byrom also examines whether Richard Dawkins' best-known objection to a 'complex' God really holds water.


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    Ep 19 show notes: https://justinbrierley.com/surprisingrebirth/episode-19-a-goldilocks-universe-the-surprising-science-pointing-to-god



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    • 1 hr 37 min
    18. The Alternative Story Of Science

    18. The Alternative Story Of Science

    The New Atheists used science as their trump card against religion. But what if we've been sold a false story about 'science vs faith'? Justin speaks to scientists, historians and thinkers about modern myths, the conflict thesis and the Christians who launched the scientific revolution.
    Along the way we hear from Peter Atkins, David Hutchings, John Lennox, Tim O'Neill, Sarah Irving-Stonebraker and Jennifer Wiseman. Justin also hears the surprising story of how tech pioneer Ros Picard came to faith. 


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    • 1 hr 42 min
    17. Live In London: Tom Holland & Justin Brierley in conversation

    17. Live In London: Tom Holland & Justin Brierley in conversation

    Historian Tom Holland, author of 'Dominion', joins Justin Brierley for a public conversation on The Surprising Rebirth Of Belief In God. They discuss Holland's own intellectual and spiritual journey, including an answered prayer to a health crisis. 
    But is the renewed interest in the value of faith among secular intellectuals evidence of a turning of the tide of faith? Justin Brierley is optimistic, Holland takes a more sanguine view. The event was hosted by LICC's Paul Woolley and Grace Fielding at Westminster Chapel, London with Q&A from a 600-strong audience.


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    Ep 17 show notes: https://justinbrierley.com/surprisingrebirth/episode-17-live-in-london-tom-holland-justin-brierley-in-conversation



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    • 1 hr 53 min
    16. Did The Resurrection Really Happen? A classicist discovers the living Christ

    16. Did The Resurrection Really Happen? A classicist discovers the living Christ

    The Christian faith began with the strange claim of a crucified and resurrected Messiah. But can 21st Century people believe in such a miracle at 2,000 years distance? Justin speaks with scholars who are part of a surprising rebirth of the historical evidence for the resurrection. 

    Alongside thinkers such as Jonathan Pageau, Lydia and Tim McGrew, John Dickson, Lisa Fields, NT Wright and Jeremiah J Johnston he hears the story of Cambridge academic James Orr whose own investigation into the historical Jesus changed the course of his life forever.


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    • 1 hr 44 min
    15. More Than Mythology: Why Molly Worthen changed her mind

    15. More Than Mythology: Why Molly Worthen changed her mind

    New Atheism popularised 'Jesus Mythicism' - an online movement denying the existence of Jesus. But in recent years the trend in academia has gone in the opposite direction as research sheds new light on the reliability of the story of Jesus in the Gospels.

    Justin speaks to thinkers such as John Dickson, NT Wright, Lydia Mcgrew and Peter J Williams about why we can trust the New Testament. He also hears the story of Molly Worthen, a professor of religion, who was recently shaken out of her agnosticism after investigating the evidence for Jesus.


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    Ep 15 show notes: https://justinbrierley.com/surprisingrebirth/episode-15-more-than-mythology-why-molly-worthen-changed-her-mind



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    • 1 hr 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
242 Ratings

242 Ratings

HavenRev ,

Not surprising (that the episodes are superb)!

As with anything Justin is involved with, the content is presented clearly, charitably, and with his usual charm. There is not a more amiable host than this gentleman. Add to that world-class production and you have a first-rate program. Keep it up, fine sir!

nohrambl ,

Excellent!

Thanks for another excellent podcast!! More salt to season a decaying world.

elisjordan1219 ,

Incredible!

One of the best podcasts I’ve ever listened to. Historical, insightful, reasoned, and full of heart. So necessary in a culture that has forgotten why it is like it is. Just bought the book too!

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