Can science, God (or both) explain the human quest for meaning? Alister McGrath & Colin Blakemore

July 21, 2017

Former atheist biologist-turned-Christian theologian Alister McGrath returns to the show. His new book ‘The Great Mystery’ argues that we need both science and faith to understand our place in the universe and the quest for human meaning.

Atheist scientist Colin Blakemore is Emeritus Professor of Neuroscience at Oxford University. He engages Alister, explaining why he believes the human quest for meaning can be explained by evolution and the brain.

For Alister McGrath’s book The Great Mystery https://www.amazon.co.uk/Great-Mystery-Science-Human-Meaning/dp/1473634318 

For Colin Blakemore http://www.magd.ox.ac.uk/member-of-staff/professor-colin-blakemore/ 

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An ex-abortionist & pro-abortion doctor debate - Haywood Robinson vs Wendy Savage

July 14, 2017

Warning: This programme contains descriptions of abortion procedures. 

Dr Haywood Robinson practised abortions early in his medical career until his conversion to Christianity. He joins Justin Brierley to explain why he changed his mind and became a pro-life campaigner. 

Dr Wendy Savage of Doctors For A Woman's Choice on Abortion has performed over 10,000 abortions in her career.

She debates Haywood and explains why she believes abortion law should be completely decriminalised in the UK. 

For Haywood Robinson and 40 Days for Life https://40daysforlife.com/  

For Wendy Savage and Doctors For A Woman's Choice https://www.dwca.org/  

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Grill Paul Copan - your questions answered

July 7, 2017

Christian philosopher Paul Copan joins Justin to field a variety of questions sent in by show listeners.

As well as responding to questions on Old Testament violence and philosophy, Paul engages with agnostic listener Andrew Whyte on evolution and suffering.

For Paul Copan's book A Little Book for New Philosophers https://www.ivpress.com/cgi-ivpress/book.pl/code=5147 

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Does God Exist? Ireland debate - William Lane Craig vs. Daniel Came

June 30, 2017

In a podcast special Justin shares the audio from the debate that took place in Dublin, Ireland between Christian philosopher William Lane Craig and atheist philosopher Daniel Came.

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Justin gets interrogated. Former police officer Mike Rand grills Justin on his faith and new book.

June 23, 2017

To mark the publication of his new book Unbelievable? Why, after ten years of talking with atheists, I’m still a Christian this week the tables are turned on Justin as he gets interviewed by agnostic show listener (and former police officer) Mike Rand.
Justin answers questions on the background of the show, his faith and some of the arguments he makes for God in the book. But will he convince Mike?

Get Unbelievable? the book, plus info on the giveaway and launch event on 11 July: www.unbelievablebook.co.uk

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Why are there differences in the Gospels? Mike Licona & Richard Burridge

June 16, 2017

Differences between the same stories, words and timelines in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John have been noted since the early days of the Church. Critics claim the differences put the historical reliability of the Gospels into question. 

New Testament scholar Mike Licona's new research in his book "Why are there differences in the Gospels? What we can learn from ancient biography" aims to show why many of the differences can be explained by the literary conventions of the day adopted by historians such as Plutarch.

Mike's work builds on the scholarship of Revd Professor Richard Burridge, Dean of Kings College London whose seminal work "What are the Gospels?" made the case for their genre as Ancient Biography.

For Mike Licona and the book: https://www.risenjesus.com/

For Richard Burridge: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/trs/people/staff/academic/burridge/index.aspx

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Does evil prove God exists? Frank Turek vs Alex O Connor (aka Cosmic Skeptic)

June 9, 2017

Christian apologist Frank Turek is an author, speaker and radio show host well known for engaging sceptical students. In this show he dialogues with young atheist Alex O Connor who runs the popular Cosmic Skeptic YouTube channel.

After Frank posted a video about why the existence of evil may in fact show that God exists, Alex created a response video. They discuss whether objective morality exists (Alex says ‘no’) and whether undirected evolution can account for our moral beliefs.

For Frank Turek: http://www.crossexamined.org

For Frank’s original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SH0m37lqZs

For Cosmic Skeptic’s response video and channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8s7Ol8FXPWE 

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2017 Conference highlights: John Lennox, Beth Grove, Andy Bannister & more

June 2, 2017

Justin presents highlights from this year's Unbelievable? the Conference in London, including John Lennox's opening address and the Panel Q&A.

Couldn't be there? The Conference DVD/CD contains 12 hours of conference video and audio.

To order Unbelievable? the Conference 2017 on DVD/MP3CD or via digital download: http://www.premier.org.uk/shop

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Buddhism, Christianity, Nirvana & Salvation - Alex Crowe & Ken Samples

May 26, 2017

Alex Crowe is a Buddhist who engages with Ken Samples author of ‘God Among Sages: Why Jesus is not just another religious leader’ that compares and contrasts Jesus with founding figures from all the main religions.

They discuss the Buddha's life and teaching compared to Jesus' and how Buddhism answers the question of suffering and meaning compared to Christianity.

For ‘God Among Sages’ by Ken Samples: https://www.amazon.com/God-among-Sages-Another-Religious/dp/0801016908

For the West London Buddhist Centre: http://westlondonbuddhistcentre.com/

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Why, after 10 years of talking with atheists, I’m still a Christian. Justin Brierley

May 19, 2017

Justin's new book "Unbelievable? Why, after ten years of talking with atheists, I'm still a Christian" is now available for pre-order. Justin airs the talk and Q&A he gave at the book launch at Unbelievable? the Conference 2017 titled "Not So Unbelievable".

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