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Unbelievable? offers a weekly podcast, blog, and video series hosted by Ruth Jackson and a team of thinkers and Christian apologists.

    Brian McLaren & Andrew Wilson debate Jesus and the Bible (replay)

    Brian McLaren & Andrew Wilson debate Jesus and the Bible (replay)

    In this special podcast episode, prominent Emerging Church leader Brian McLaren and renowned evangelical leader Andrew Wilson engage in a thought-provoking debate on whether we need to rethink our approach to scripture.
    This insightful discussion delves into critical topics, including:
    Have we made an idol of the Bible?How did Jesus read scripture?The relevance of Old Testament lawPerspectives on homosexualityAddressing contradictions in the BibleThe use and misuse of scriptureUnderstanding the resurrectionMale and female equality in the context of scripture
    Tune in to explore these essential questions and more, as McLaren and Wilson offer their unique perspectives on faith, interpretation, and the role of the Bible in modern Christianity.
    Originally released on 28 Nov 2014
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    God, Government and Trump: how should Christians navigate politics? Shane Idleman in conversation with Billy Hallowell

    God, Government and Trump: how should Christians navigate politics? Shane Idleman in conversation with Billy Hallowell

    How do we speak the truth and balance love with causing offence? Join us on Unbelievable for a challenging episode dedicated to exploring how and whether Christians can engage in politics for the greater good. In this episode, we sit down with former addict and approval seeker, Shane Idleman, founder and lead pastor of Westside Christian Fellowship in Lancaster and Leona Valley, CA and founder of Westside Christian Radio Network. He is the author of a number of books and articles, and a regular broadcaster on questions of faith and politics.
    In our conversation, we ask can we reorient politics for the good of others, reclaim moral knowledge, engage and build edifying political conversations ? We also take a selection of listener questions from around the globe submitted in advance, including 'would Jesus vote for Trump?!'
    #politics #churchandstate #lovefirst #truthandpolitics #faithandpolitics #trump #apologetics
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Keith Ward vs Michael Ruse on Mind, Consciousness & The God Question (Classic Replay)

    Keith Ward vs Michael Ruse on Mind, Consciousness & The God Question (Classic Replay)

    Christian philosopher Prof Keith Ward and atheist philosopher of science Michael Ruse debate issues of the mind, consciousness and the existence of God. Join us as we explore whether advances in science are undermining or supporting belief in God. Featuring audio clips from the film The God Question, our guests today engage in a spicy discussion debating whether the human mind can be explained by material processes alone, religious experience and free will.
    Originally Aired: 13 December 2014
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    No Question Off Limits Live Q&A with Amy Orr-Ewing, Jesse Fellingham, Ben Thomas and Ruth Jackson

    No Question Off Limits Live Q&A with Amy Orr-Ewing, Jesse Fellingham, Ben Thomas and Ruth Jackson

    Where is God in my friend’s suicide? 😭 Is God anti-gay? 👀 Do Christians and Muslim's worship the same God?... 🔥 ☪️ ✝️ In today's episode we’re taking you to the recording of a live event we call NO QUESTION OFF LIMITS which we hosted with Spring Harvest last month. Audience members were invited to text in their questions that were then upvoted and answered by a panel of experts.
    Joining us on the show to answer your heart-felt questions is renowned public theologian Dr Amy Orr-Ewing, Podcaster and recognised Instagrammer Jesse Fellingham of the Way UK, and Medical Doctor and International Speaker Ben Thomas from OCCA The Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. Tune in to see if your questions
    AND We want to hear from you - drop us your question in the comments, or DM us on social media on the links below and we'll be sure to include your question in our upcoming episodes.  
    #noquestionofflimits #suffering #sexuality #godandsexuality #whytrustthebible #suicide #Q&A #openforum
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    • 44 min
    Why we left Mormonism. Lynn Wilder & Corey Miller talk to practicing Mormon James Holt (Classic Replay)

    Why we left Mormonism. Lynn Wilder & Corey Miller talk to practicing Mormon James Holt (Classic Replay)

    Lynn Wilder and Corey Miller are among 4 scholars who tell their story of leaving The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the new book 'Leaving Mormonism'. They engage with Mormon believer James Holt as they discuss Jesus, Joseph Smith, polygamy, testimony, the Book of Mormon and more. For 'Leaving Mormonism: Why Four Scholars Changed Their Mind':
    Originally Aired: 24 November 2017
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    Is gentleness possible in politics? with Michael Wear and Roger Bolton

    Is gentleness possible in politics? with Michael Wear and Roger Bolton

    Trust in our elected officials seems at an all-time low. Moral failures, infighting, and scandals have become commonplace. Today, on Unbelievable? we ask, Can we rediscover the moral compass in politics? With crucial primaries taking place in the USA and an election in the UK on July 4 we are asking what should be the standard for behaviour of elected officials? And who decides? The discussion is hosted by BBC veteran broadcaster Roger Bolton.
    Can politics uplift and inspire? Is our political identity intertwined with our personal one? How can Christians reshape politics for the greater good? Michael Wear, the founder of the Center for Christianity and Public Life, emphasizes the importance of gentleness in American political dialogue. As a key figure in President Obama's faith outreach and a prolific writer, Wear advocates for integrating Christian values into public life for the benefit of all. Watch out for another perspective on this topic from Shane Idleman, coming soon on Unbelievable?.
    #politics #election #morality #moralpolitics #christiannationalism
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    Other shows to check on for other perspectives on this topic:
    📺 Is Christian Nationalism playing politics? | Michael Bird vs Stephen Wolfe hosted by Billy Hallowell https://youtu.be/zieWeTqe2qc
    📺 Should faith and politics mix? | Peter Wehner, Jonathan Rauch with Vince Vitale https://youtu.be/WEGj9EeWzw4

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

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1.9K Ratings

1.9K Ratings

Dr. Buchanan ,

E. George v J. McLatchie

(Now Dr.) McLatchie ‘busted’ his debate opponent decisively.
Mr. George (preferring a pseudonym so as to not put off consumers of faith who might buy his book) insisted on keeping the debate at a grade school level.
His chief tactic seemed to be distraction and interruption when Dr. McLatchie approached a strong point of refutation or analysis of George’s position.
The “science can explain everything” argument is not just dead but enjoys a regularly-recurring embarrassment.

Witte222 ,

This is not the podcast for Bible believing Christians

This podcast is laughable. If you want to be a Biblical Christian, this is not for you.

Echo chamber, MAGA in disguise, poorly informed.

When Scripture was referenced, it didn’t line up with how they were using it. Very dangerous when you make the Bible say things it isn’t. And pretty sure Jesus had serious warnings about that. The experts and professionals they brought on were clearly not well-informed on the subjects they spoke on.

andrea alger ,

This podcast is great!

I love all the discussions and debates between Christians and agnostics/atheists. It is good to hear a different perspective and to understand where non-Christians are coming from. And I have learned so much about Christian history and apologetics in general. Love it!

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