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An evening with NT Wright live in London

An evening with NT Wright live in London

March 27, 2020

Justin recently hosted An Evening with Tom Wright at Westminster Chapel in London (pre-Coronavirus restrictions!). In this podcast special Tom delivers a talk on ‘Jesus, Paul and the Question of God’ and then sits down with Justin to answer audience questions.

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Coronavirus: How will it change the church and the world? AJ Roberts, Mark Sayers and mystery guest

Coronavirus: How will it change the church and the world? AJ Roberts, Mark Sayers and mystery guest

March 20, 2020

In a special edition of the show, recorded from home, Justin looks at the present Coronavirus crisis, how the pandemic will change global society and how the church can respond.

He chats with Reasons To Believe virologist AJ Roberts, church and culture theologian Mark Sayers and introduces a special guest for the first time… his wife Rev Lucy Brierley.

Justin also announces the sad but inevitable news that Unbelievable? The Conference 2020 is being postponed due to the Coronavirus.

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Antinatalism - should we let humans go extinct? David Benatar vs Bruce Blackshaw

Antinatalism - should we let humans go extinct? David Benatar vs Bruce Blackshaw

March 13, 2020

David Benatar is the world’s leading ‘antinatalist’ philosopher. His controversial book ‘Better Never To Have Been’ argues that the suffering of existence always outweighs any potential good and that it is morally wrong to bring new human beings into the world. A small but growing community of Antinatalists believe that we should stop reproducing and allow humanity to go extinct.

Benatar engages with Christian philosopher Bruce Blackshaw on the myriad of questions raised by his philosophy and whether antinatalism is a logical consequence of his atheist perspective. 

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The Genealogical Adam and Eve – Joshua Swamidass and Nathan Lents

The Genealogical Adam and Eve – Joshua Swamidass and Nathan Lents

March 6, 2020

Joshua Swamidass is the author of ‘The Genealogical Adam and Eve: The surprising science of universal ancestry’. He says that the book could end the war between evolution and creation as it reveals the scientific basis for why everybody on earth could be descendants of a single human couple within the last several thousand years.

He is joined by atheist biologist Nathan Lents who has given his support to the book, believing that it may help Christians who hold to a traditional understanding of the Adam and Eve story, to also accept evolutionary science.  

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Origins of Life Debate Round 2 - James Tour vs Lee Cronin

Origins of Life Debate Round 2 - James Tour vs Lee Cronin

February 28, 2020

Prof of Nanotechnology James (Jim) Tour & Glasgow biology Prof Lee Cronin debate contemporary Origins of Life research and whether Lee’s laboratory is on the way to discovering it.

You can watch/listen to the first Unbelievable? debate on this subject featuring Lee Cronin here: https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Episodes/Unbelievable-How-on-Earth-did-life-begin-Lee-Cronin-Perry-Marshall-and-Denis-Noble-on-the-origins-of-life

Plus Justin speaks to Rev Richard Burridge about the 150th anniversary lecture event for the Christian Evidence Society.  

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God, Gay Christians and the Church - Brandan Robertson and David Bennett

God, Gay Christians and the Church - Brandan Robertson and David Bennett

February 21, 2020

Two gay Christians on either side of the 'Side A and Side B’ view, join Justin to talk about their stories and why they take different views on sexuality and the gospel.

Brandan Roberston is a progressive pastor of an LGBT affirming church who believes there is no barrier to Christians being in loving same-sex relationships. David Bennett was an anti-Christian gay activist who experienced a dramatic conversion and now believes that his commitment to Christ requires a path of celibacy. 

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2 views on the God of Love and the Problem of Evil - Thomas Jay Oord and John C Peckham (+ Greg Koukl)

2 views on the God of Love and the Problem of Evil - Thomas Jay Oord and John C Peckham (+ Greg Koukl)

February 14, 2020

If God is all-powerful and all-loving, why is there so much evil in the world? Two Christian thinkers with different solutions to this age-old question join Justin.

Thomas Jay Oord is a theologian and philosopher who advocates a ‘non-coercive and uncontrolling’ view of God’s love and sovereignty. John C Peckham is a theologian whose latest book ‘Theodicy of Love’ suggests that God’s love is part of a cosmic drama of free spiritual and human agents that make sense of why evil exists.

At the end of the show Justin interviews Greg Koukl about the 10th anniversary edition of ‘Tactics: A game plan for discussing your Christian convictions’.

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The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry: John Mark Comer and Rachel Homes

The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry: John Mark Comer and Rachel Homes

February 7, 2020

Portland pastor John Mark Comer joins Justin to talk about slowing down our lives in our high-tech, anxiety-prone world. 

He’s joined by Rachel Holmes, a secular Buddhist and ex-Christian, as they talk about John Mark’s book ‘The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry’ and their different approaches to spirituality and prayer.

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Hinduism, conversion and religious freedom

Hinduism, conversion and religious freedom

January 31, 2020

Tensions between Hindus and other religious groups in India have been growing in recent years as the BJP Government and Hindu nationalists have advocated for anti-conversion laws.

Dipen Rajyaguru of the Hindu Council UK, and Henry, an advocate for persecution charity Christian Solidarity Worldwide, debate the issues with Justin Brierley.

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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.

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