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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: Are we alone in the universe? – Paul Davies & John Lennox

    Classic Replay: Are we alone in the universe? – Paul Davies & John Lennox

    What does it take for life to get going in our universe?  Is there intelligence in the stars or right under our nose? Renowned astrophysicist Paul Davies chats to Oxford Professor of Mathematics John Lennox.
    A popular science author, Davies’ book ‘The Eerie Silence’ examines the likelihood of the universe producing life elsewhere.
    John Lennox is a Christian Mathematician and philosopher. He is the author of numerous books including ‘God's Undertaker: has science buried God?’ and has debated Richard Dawkins on several occasions.
    Davies' work on the fine tuning of the universe for life has been sympathetic to theism. In this programme, Lennox challenges Davies to look to design not just in cosmology but in the cell. They also chat about what the discovery of extra-terrestrial life would mean for Christian theology. 
    Originally broadcast on 17th April 2010.
    For Paul Davies see http://cosmos.asu.edu/ 
    For John Lennox see http://johnlennox.org/ 

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Is Christianity a trick of the mind? TikTok hypnotist Zach Pincince and Christian illusionist Bryan Drake

    Is Christianity a trick of the mind? TikTok hypnotist Zach Pincince and Christian illusionist Bryan Drake

    TikTok star Zach Pincince lost his faith after developing a career in hypnotism and growing doubts about whether Jesus rose again. He engages with Christian evangelist and stage illusionist Bryan Drake on whether religious belief is down to our suggestibility and debates the evidence for the resurrection.
    For Zach Pincince: https://www.tiktok.com/@zachpincince
    For Bryan Drake: https://bryandrakeshow.com/
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Bishop Robert Barron and Alex O’Connor (Cosmic Skeptic) – Christianity or Atheism: Which makes best sense of who we are?

    Bishop Robert Barron and Alex O’Connor (Cosmic Skeptic) – Christianity or Atheism: Which makes best sense of who we are?

    Bishop Robert Barron of Word on Fire and Alex O'Connor of the Cosmic Skeptic channel discuss the evidence for God, the nature of faith and the problem of suffering in the first episode of The Big Conversation season 3.
    For a bonus video of Bishop Barron and Alex O'Connor debating the Trinity sign up at http://www.thebigconversation.show
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    The Big Conversation is a video series from Unbelievable? featuring world-class thinkers across the religious and non-religious community. Exploring science, faith, philosophy and what it means to be human. The Big Conversation is produced by Premier in partnership with John Templeton Foundation.
    More Resources:
    • For Bishop Barron https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcMjLgeWNwqL2LBGS-iPb1A
    • For Cosmic Skeptic https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7kIy8fZavEni8Gzl8NLjOQ
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    • 1 hr 47 min
    Classic Replay: The historical Jesus – Philip Pullman, Anthony McRoy and Martin Saunders

    Classic Replay: The historical Jesus – Philip Pullman, Anthony McRoy and Martin Saunders

    In prominent atheist author Philip Pullman’s ‘The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ’, he re-imagines the story of Jesus as the story of two twins - one called Jesus, the other Christ. It is the twin Christ who writes the history of Jesus, turning him into the God-man of the Gospels.
    Philip Pullman joins Justin Brierley to discuss whether we should believe the biblical stories of Jesus as historical fact or whether myth and invention are inevitable in the 2,000 year old Gospel accounts.
    Christian journalist Martin Saunders engages Pullman on his view of the Church and his scepticism of the miraculous, while Bible Scholar Anthony McRoy challenges Pullman's view that the Gospels are the product of the mythologising and interpretation of its historical core. He particularly takes issue with Pullman's recasting of the resurrection as a fabricated trick to create the foundation of the future church.
    For ‘The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ’ see http://www.amazon.co.uk/Good-Jesus-Scoundrel-Christ-Myths/dp/1847678254  
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    • 58 min
    Beyond Belief: A youth worker's doubt and deconstruction – Logan Walker and Ben Jack

    Beyond Belief: A youth worker's doubt and deconstruction – Logan Walker and Ben Jack

    Former Christian youth worker, Logan Walker, shares some of the reasons for losing his faith. Evangelist Ben Jack from the Message Trust responds to some of Logan's doubts and provides some of his own thoughts on these difficult topics. 

    For Ben Jack’s book My Lord and My God https://shop.message.org.uk/product/my-lord-and-my-god-ben-jack/
    For Logan Walker’s blog https://linktr.ee/beyondbelief
    For our brand new C.S. Lewis podcast www.cslewispodcast.com
    For the new series of the Big Conversation https://www.thebigconversation.show/

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    • 1 hr 18 min

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1.4K Ratings

@DanDDouglas ,

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I have gone back and listened to every episode through my travels and while exercising. There are occasional slips, but Justin is overwhelmingly a tremendous interviewer allowing his guests to have deep and meaningful discussions and debates on the questions that really matter around faith and philosophy.

Nashville Berk ,

Love the podcast

I’m hooked on the podcast and the forum. I first heard of you on the Bible Answer Man show. Thanks!

Goodapp77398124622 ,

I’m hooked!

Fantastic debates! It’s so nice to see people with legitimately different views get together for intense discussion and debate. Incredibly helpful as I think through and wrestle with different issues.

One note: The Ken Ham vs. Jeff Zweerink debate is hilariously ridiculous. After listening to so many academics, to hear Ken Ham felt like more of a comedic podcast than an intellectual one! Would love to hear him debate an actual Hebrew scholar like John Walton.

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