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The argument from reason - Cosmic Skeptic and Max Baker-Hytch

The argument from reason - Cosmic Skeptic and Max Baker-Hytch

January 24, 2020

Can we make sense of our rational capabilities on an atheist naturalist worldview?

Alex O’Connor of the Cosmic Skeptic YouTube channel debates Christian philosopher Max Baker-Hytch on the argument for God from reason, which was popularised by CS Lewis in his book Miracles.

For Cosmic Skeptic: https://www.youtube.com/user/alexjoconnor 

For Max Baker-Hytch https://www.wycliffe.ox.ac.uk/people/dr-max-baker-hytch 

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Controversies in Jesus studies – John Dickson, Lydia McGrew and Jonathan McLatchie

Controversies in Jesus studies – John Dickson, Lydia McGrew and Jonathan McLatchie

January 17, 2020

In the first part of the show Australian Bible scholar John Dickson talks to Justin about his new book ‘Is Jesus History?’ They discuss Jesus mythicism and Bart Ehrman’s views on oral tradition.

In the second part of the show Lydia McGrew and Jonathan McLatchie discuss Lydia’s new book ‘The Mirror and the Mask’. It critiques trends among some evangelical scholars that Lydia believes are harming the historical credibility of the Gospels.

For John Dickson https://www.thegoodbook.co.uk/is-jesus-history 

For Lydia McGrew http://www.lydiamcgrew.com/

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Glen Scrivener vs Matt Dillahunty - Can atheism deliver a better world?

Glen Scrivener vs Matt Dillahunty - Can atheism deliver a better world?

January 10, 2020

In the 6th and final episode of The Big Conversation series Season 2, Justin is joined by Matt Dillahunty of The Atheist Experience and Glen Scrivener of Speak Life.

They discuss the atheist movement and whether secular humanism can provide a solid grounding for morality. Do studies show that religiosity benefits society? Is there an intrinsic value to humans? What did the Nazis actually do wrong? These questions and more get addressed.

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For Glen Scrivener https://speaklife.org.uk/

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Douglas Murray and Esther O’Reilly - The Madness of Crowds and Christian atheism

Douglas Murray and Esther O’Reilly - The Madness of Crowds and Christian atheism

January 3, 2020

Douglas Murray, author of ‘The Madness Of Crowds: Gender, race and identity’ joins Justin and Christian blogger Esther O’Reilly.

They discuss Identity Politics, the search for identity in a post-Christian society, and Murray’s own self-identification as a ‘Christian atheist’ and what it would take to bring him back to faith.

For Douglas Murray https://douglasmurray.net 

For Esther O’Reilly https://www.patheos.com/blogs/youngfogey/ 

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USA Conference 2019: Ruth Jackson, John Lennox, Mary Jo Sharp, AJ Roberts, Brian Brodersen and Bobby Conway

USA Conference 2019: Ruth Jackson, John Lennox, Mary Jo Sharp, AJ Roberts, Brian Brodersen and Bobby Conway

December 27, 2019

In a holiday special, Justin presents the audience Q&A panel session from Unbelievable? USA at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. He is joined by Ruth Jackson, Mary Jo Sharp, AJ Roberts, Brian Brodersen, John Lennox and Bobby Conway as they take a variety of questions from the audience.

In the final segment of the show, Justin sits down with Mary Jo Sharp to talk about her journey from atheism to Christian faith and her new book ‘Why I Still Believe’.

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Christmas Special – Dean Mayes, Jess Lester and Rupert Shortt share their stories

Christmas Special – Dean Mayes, Jess Lester and Rupert Shortt share their stories

December 21, 2019

In a special holiday edition of the podcast Justin is joined by three friends of the show to share their stories. He also announces the date of Unbelievable? the Conference 2020 – with NT Wright as keynote speaker. Sat 9 May. Put it in your diary!

Australian listener Dean Mayes explains how the show had moved him away from atheism towards opening up the God question. Jess Lester, deputy editor of Premier Youth and Children’s Work magazine, tells her story of working in tabloid journalism and coming to Christ after rejecting God as a teenager. And Rupert Shortt, author of ‘Outgrowing Dawkins’, talks to Justin about responding to the world’s most famous atheist.    

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Do we have an immaterial soul? Richard Swinburne vs Luke Janssen

Do we have an immaterial soul? Richard Swinburne vs Luke Janssen

December 13, 2019

Prof Richard Swinburne is one of the most influential Christian philosophers in the world. In his new book ‘Are we Bodies or Souls?’ he sets out his argument for the existence of the soul.

Luke Janssen has a background in science and theology. In his new book ‘Soul-Searching: The Evolution of Judeo-Christian Thinking on the Soul and the Afterlife’ he makes the case that our experience of personal identity can be explained through physical brain processes. However, he does not believe this contradicts Christianity.

For Richard Swinburne’s ‘Are we Bodies or Souls?’ https://global.oup.com/academic/product/are-we-bodies-or-souls-9780198831495  

For Luke Janssen’s ‘Soul-Searching’ https://www.amazon.com/Soul-Searching-Evolution-Judeo-Christian-Thinking-Afterlife/dp/1532679815  

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Tom Holland vs AC Grayling - Did Christianity give us our human values?

Tom Holland vs AC Grayling - Did Christianity give us our human values?

December 6, 2019

Historian Tom Holland debates atheist philosopher AC Grayling in a lively edition of The Big Conversation. 

They discuss whether Christians preserved or destroyed classical thought and whether the West owes its values of human dignity and equality to Greek and Enlightenment thinkers or to the Christian revolution.

For AC Grayling’s ‘The History of Philosophy’ https://www.amazon.co.uk/History-Philosophy-C-Grayling/dp/0241304539 

For Tom Holland’s ‘Dominion’ https://www.amazon.com/Dominion-Christian-Revolution-Remade-World/dp/0465093507  

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Peter Hitchens vs Adam Rutherford: The Rage Against God (Classic Playback)

Peter Hitchens vs Adam Rutherford: The Rage Against God (Classic Playback)

November 29, 2019

Justin re-airs a classic show from 2010 in which Peter Hitchens debates with atheist scientist Adam Rutherford about his book The Rage Against God.

Peter shares why his journey from atheism back to Christianity was so different to his famous anti-theist brother Christopher, and debates morality, abortion and more with Rutherford.

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How on Earth did life begin? Lee Cronin, Perry Marshall and Denis Noble on the origins of life

How on Earth did life begin? Lee Cronin, Perry Marshall and Denis Noble on the origins of life

November 22, 2019

Can chemistry crack the mystery of the origin of life? Or does the information required for Life to begin point beyond naturalistic explanations?

Justin is joined by Perry Marshall who has established the $10m Evolution 2.0 Prize for anyone who can show a natural explanation for life. Lee Cronin of Glasgow University is confident that his experimental research could win it. Denis Noble also joins the conversation as they discuss the nature of life and whether current evolutionary theory can account for its origins.

For Perry Marshall’s Evolution 2.0 Prize: https://evo2.org/ 

For Lee Cronin: http://www.croninlab.com/ 

For Denis Noble https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denis_Noble 

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