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Each week, in the award-winning radio show and podcast Unbelievable?, Justin Brierley asks questions like: Is there evidence for God? Can we trust the Bible? Did Jesus rise from the dead?

Justin tackles these and other issues, on a show that gets Christians and sceptics talking.

Unbelievable‪?‬ Justin Brierley

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 1.7K Ratings

Each week, in the award-winning radio show and podcast Unbelievable?, Justin Brierley asks questions like: Is there evidence for God? Can we trust the Bible? Did Jesus rise from the dead?

Justin tackles these and other issues, on a show that gets Christians and sceptics talking.

    Classic Replay: The atheist prayer experiment results show - part 2

    Classic Replay: The atheist prayer experiment results show - part 2

    From Nov 2012, the second of two shows where Justin was joined by Tim Mawson, the Oxford philosopher whose paper "Praying to Stop Being an Atheist" inspired the Atheist Prayer Experiment.





    71 atheists and agnostics signed up for the experiment, committing to pray for God to reveal himself to them over 40 days. Did anyone end up believing in God?





     





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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Covid, Churches and the Frankfurt Declaration: Jamie Franklin & John Stevens debate Christian liberty and government overreach

    Covid, Churches and the Frankfurt Declaration: Jamie Franklin & John Stevens debate Christian liberty and government overreach

    As the global pandemic subsides, the way the Covid lockdowns were implemented in churches still divides Christians. The Frankfurt Declaration has been signed by church leaders who are concerned that civil and religious liberties are being eroded by Government overreach.





     





    One of the signatories is Anglican priest Jamie Franklin, a co-host of the Irreverend podcast. He has been critical of the church's handling of Covid saying it fell into line with restrictions too readily. He discusses the issues with John Stevens of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC) who believes that the government mandates were appropriate for what was known at the time.





     





    For Jamie Franklin: https://irreverendpod.com/





    For John Stevens: https://fiec.org.uk/





     





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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Classic Replay: The atheist prayer experiment results show - part 1

    Classic Replay: The atheist prayer experiment results show - part 1

    From Nov 2012. The first of two shows where Justin was joined by Tim Mawson, the Oxford philosopher whose paper "Praying to Stop Being an Atheist" inspired the Atheist Prayer Experiment.





    71 atheists and agnostics signed up to the experiment, comitting to pray for God to reveal himself to them over 40 days. Did anyone end up believing in God?





    We revealed the results and heard from a variety of people who took part, including Andrew, Kendra, Laura, Cang & Freki as well as exploring questions that arose. 





    Was this really an 'experiment'? What does an atheist pray? Does it matter which god is being prayed to? Do the results have any bearing on the question of God's existence?





     





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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Church abuse, leadership scandals & RZIM: Rachael Denhollander, Amy Orr-Ewing, Mike Cosper & Diane Langberg

    Church abuse, leadership scandals & RZIM: Rachael Denhollander, Amy Orr-Ewing, Mike Cosper & Diane Langberg

    Justin Brierley was joined by four guests and hundreds of attendees for a live webinar event 'Falling From Grace: Addressing power, leadership and abuse in the church'.





     





    Panellists: Abuse survivor and advocate Rachael Denhollander; author, theologian and former RZIM vice-president Amy Orr-Ewing; Rise And Fall Of Mars Hill Podcast presenter Mike Cosper; and trauma and abuse specialist Diane Langberg. Justin Humphreys of the leading independent Christian safeguarding charity Thirtyone:eight also joins the conversation.





     





    For the resources from Thirtyone:eight: https://thirtyoneeight.org/unbelievable





    Rachael Denhollander: https://rachaeldenhollander.com/





    Amy Orr-Ewing: https://www.amyorr-ewing.com/





    Mike Cosper: https://mikecosper.net/podcasts/rise-and-fall





    Diane Langberg: https://www.dianelangberg.com/





     





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    • 1 hr 35 min
    Classic Replay: Comedy & Christianity: Marcus Brigstocke vs David Robertson

    Classic Replay: Comedy & Christianity: Marcus Brigstocke vs David Robertson

    Marcus Brigstocke is a well-known comedian on UK radio and TV. An atheist, he wrote the book "God Collar" about his problems with religion, but also why he wants to believe in God.





    He chatted with David Robertson, who at the time led Solas, the Centre for Public Christianity.  They talked about UK comedy's atheist leanings, Marcus' criticisms of both religion and new atheism, the problem of evil, the Old Testament and more besides.





     





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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Angels, visions and near death encounters - Dale C Allison on whether skeptics can take religious experiences seriously

    Angels, visions and near death encounters - Dale C Allison on whether skeptics can take religious experiences seriously

    From rapturous joy to inexplicable terror, angelic encounters to near death experiences, New Testament scholar Dale Allison has researched a wide range of phenomena in his new book 'Encountering Mystery: Religious Experience in a Secular Age'. He tells of his own experiences and explains why they are more common than many people realise, and why skeptics shouldn't dismiss them out of hand. Justin also brings listener questions from atheists and believers.





     





    For Dale's book 'Encountering Mystery': https://www.eerdmans.com/Products/8188/encountering-mystery.aspx





     





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    • 1 hr 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

uk health employee ,

Good content

A lot of thought provoking, and uncomfortable conversations. Some episodes I enjoy far more than others, but ultimate need more spaces like this to discuss tough conversations respectfully.
Love what this show is about, and the kinds of conversations it hosts

Monkeyhater10000 ,

Episode 327

Living in the USA, it freaks me out how much control the governments in other countries want over people’s religious life. Jayne seems to have a problem with the term, ‘discussion’. Anyone else want to shove a pair of socks in her mouth? (Sorry) anyway I generally like the show, it usually gives me good info to think about.

cole Linscheid ,

Do not listen to this if you are looking for a podcast that teaches the Bible.

Derwin Gray was the guest that made me realize this shouldn’t be called a Christian podcast in the sense of being based off scripture

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