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Calvinism pt 2 - Does Romans 9 support predestination? James White vs John Cranman

Calvinism pt 2 - Does Romans 9 support predestination? James White vs John Cranman

May 17, 2019

Romans 9 is one of the key texts used by Calvinists to support the doctrine of individual election - that God predestines people for salvation or damnation. However, John Cranman believes Calvinists are misreading Paul’s words and meaning.

He engages with Calvinist thinker James White as they debate whether Romans 9 refers to individual salvation or God’s prerogative to choose categories of people to be his own.

For Unbelievable? the Conference 2019: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievableconference 

For James White: https://www.aomin.org/ 

For the article that convinced John Cranman: https://arminianperspectives.wordpress.com/2010/11/05/romans-9-in-context/ 

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A Christian and Muslim response to Secularism – James White and Abdullah Al-Andalusi

A Christian and Muslim response to Secularism – James White and Abdullah Al-Andalusi

May 10, 2019

Muslim parents in Birmingham recently made headlines for protesting the teaching of LGBT issues in lessons at their primary school. So should Muslims and Christians who share common values join forces to respond to an increasingly secular world?

James White and Abdullah Al-Andalusi explore the similarities and difference in the ways they engage with secularism in the West.

For Unbelievable? the Conference 2019: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievableconference 

For James White: https://www.aomin.org/ 

For Abdullah Al-Andalusi: https://abdullahalandalusi.com/ 

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Religious Fictionalism: Can you be a believer who doesn’t believe? Kristi Mair and Philip Goff

Religious Fictionalism: Can you be a believer who doesn’t believe? Kristi Mair and Philip Goff

May 3, 2019

Philip Goff attends church even though he doesn’t believe in the doctrines of Christianity. He calls himself a ‘religious fictionalist’, believing that the practise of faith is more important than believing in supernatural claims.

Kristi Mair, author of the new book ‘More Truth: Searching for Certainty in an Uncertain World’ (IVP) and a speaker at this year’s Unbelievable? conference, engages with Philip’s approach to faith and whether you can really be a believer who doesn’t believe.

For Unbelievable? the Conference 2019: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievableconference 

For Bret Weinstein and Alister McGrath live in London: https://shop.premier.org.uk/collections/events/products/religion-useful-fiction-or-ultimate-truth-live-debate 

For Philip Goff’s article on Religious Fictionalism: https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/believers-without-belief-religious-fictionalism/  

For ‘More Truth’ by Kristi Mair: https://ivpbooks.com/more-truth 

Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Unbelievable-the-Book 

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An agnostic tries church + Pedro Garcia’s conversion to Christianity

An agnostic tries church + Pedro Garcia’s conversion to Christianity

April 26, 2019

In a podcast special Justin introduces the projects of two listeners inspired by the Unbelievable? show.

Firstly, the new podcast ‘Hiding in Plain Sight’ about agnostic Tom’s search for meaning by immersing himself in Christianity. Then Pedro Garcia tells Justin about his journey out of atheism and how Unbelievable? has inspired him to develop ‘Ask And Wonder’ a dialogue initiative in Nashville, USA

For Unbelievable? the Conference 2019: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievableconference 

For Bret Weinstein and Alister McGrath live in London: https://shop.premier.org.uk/collections/events/products/religion-useful-fiction-or-ultimate-truth-live-debate 

For the show you might have been expecting – John Lennox and Richard Dawkins debate review: https://unbelievable.podbean.com/e/unbelievable-8-nov-2008-richard-dawkins-john-lennox-debate/ 

For Hiding In Plain Sight podcast: https://hipspodcast.com/ 

For Ask and Wonder with Pedro Garcia: https://askandwonder.com/ 

Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Unbelievable-the-Book 

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Are the miracles of Jesus unbelievable? Michael Shermer vs Luuk Vandeweghe

Are the miracles of Jesus unbelievable? Michael Shermer vs Luuk Vandeweghe

April 18, 2019

Atheist sceptic Michael Shermer debates Chrisitan apologist Luuk Vandeweghe on whether the miracles of Jesus recorded in the gospels can be treated as historically reliable.

The debate was moderated by Justin Brierley of the Unbelievable? show and recorded live at the North West Miracles Conference in Sequim, WA.

For Unbelievable? the Conference 2019: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievableconference 

For Bret Weinstein and Alister McGrath live in London: https://shop.premier.org.uk/collections/events/products/religion-useful-fiction-or-ultimate-truth-live-debate 

For Luuk Vandeweghe: https://www.windmillministries.org/ 

For Michael Shermer: https://michaelshermer.com/ 

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Did God raise Dr Sean George from the dead? Sean George, Hans Vodder and Bradley Bowen

Did God raise Dr Sean George from the dead? Sean George, Hans Vodder and Bradley Bowen

April 12, 2019

Recorded live at the North West Miracles Conference, medical doctor Sean George tells his story, along with medical evidence, of how his heart stopped for an hour and 25 minutes, before his wife’s prayer brought him back to life again.

Justin interviews Sean about his experience before he is cross-examined by Bradley Bowen and Hans Vodder, an atheist and Christian philosopher, in whether a miracle really occurred.

For Unbelievable? the Conference 2019: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievableconference 

For Bret Weinstein and Alister McGrath live in London: https://shop.premier.org.uk/collections/events/products/religion-useful-fiction-or-ultimate-truth-live-debate 

For Dr Sean George: https://seangeorge.com.au/ 

For Bradley Bowen: https://thinkingcriticallyabout.podbean.com/e/nw-miracles-conference-the-resurrection-of-sean-george-powerpoint-pdf/ 

For Hans Vodder: http://northwestu.academia.edu/HansVodder 

Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Unbelievable-the-Book 

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Does God predetermine everything? Chris Date and Leighton Flowers debate scripture

Does God predetermine everything? Chris Date and Leighton Flowers debate scripture

April 5, 2019

Chris Date is a Calvinist who believes in the ‘meticulous divine providence’ of a God who predetermines every aspect of the Universe. Leighton Flowers used to be a Calvinist but now believes that God achieves his purposes while allowing genuine human freedom.

Leighton and Chris each bring 3 Bible passages to the debate, which they believe support their point of view, and debate them with each other.

For Unbelievable? the Conference 2019: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievableconference 

For Bret Weinstein and Alister McGrath live in London: https://shop.premier.org.uk/collections/events/products/religion-useful-fiction-or-ultimate-truth-live-debate 

For Chris Date’s new book: https://www.amazon.com/Predetermine-Eternal-Individual-Essential-Christian/dp/1946971391 

For Leighton Flowers: https://soteriology101.com/2019/03/27/what-you-meant-for-evil-god-meant-for-good/

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Why William Tyndale’s Bible changed the world: Melvyn Bragg and Ben Virgo

Why William Tyndale’s Bible changed the world: Melvyn Bragg and Ben Virgo

March 29, 2019

Renowned British broadcaster Melvyn Bragg joins Justin to talk about why, as a non-believer, he holds the Bible in such high regard. His recent book 'William Tyndale: A Very Brief History’ traces the life and legacy of the reformer William Tyndale whose English translation of the Bible laid the foundation for the King James Version.  

Ben Virgo of Christian Heritage London joins the conversation to explore the ways in which Tyndale’s work changed the English language, challenged the church and renewed the gospel in England. At the end of the show Sarah Yardley and Andy Bannister give a preview of the apologetics track at CreationFest in August 2019

For Alister McGrath & Bret Weinstein Live in London https://shop.premier.org.uk/collections/events/products/religion-useful-fiction-or-ultimate-truth-live-debate

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For William Tyndale: A Very Brief History: https://www.amazon.co.uk/William-Tyndale-Brief-History-Histories/dp/0281077134 

For Christian Heritage London: https://www.christianheritagelondon.org

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Is Identity Politics the new religion? James Lindsay, Esther O Reilly and Neil Shenvi

Is Identity Politics the new religion? James Lindsay, Esther O Reilly and Neil Shenvi

March 22, 2019

Social justice, woke politics, intersectionality, patriarchy, white privilege and diversity. Critical Theory and Identity Politics have created a lot of buzzwords and debate lately. Atheist James Lindsay believes it amounts to a religion in itself. He tells of the hoax ‘grievance studies’ project he helped to pull off and engages with Christian thinkers Esther O Reilly and Neil Shenvi on whether Identity Politics amounts to a form of religion.

Later in the show Esther O Reilly returns for some commentary on the latest Jordan B Peterson controversy. Plus ticketing opens for The Big Conversation live in London, featuring Bret Weinstein and Alister McGrath in Conversation on Wed 8 May 2019.

For Unbelievable? The Conference 2019 http://www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievableconference

For James Lindsay’s essay: https://areomagazine.com/2018/12/18/postmodern-religion-and-the-faith-of-social-justice/

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

For Neil Shenvi: https://shenviapologetics.com/recognizing-critical-theory-and-why-it-matters/

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How should the Church respond to Transgender? Peter Lynas and Jenny-Anne Bishop

How should the Church respond to Transgender? Peter Lynas and Jenny-Anne Bishop

March 15, 2019

Justin is joined by transgender Christian Jenny-Anne Bishop and Peter Lynas of the Evangelical Alliance. Recently some feminists and sports personalities have raised concerns about transgender. There has been a huge surge in young people being referred for transition. Churches are also navigating how they respond.

Peter Lynas is the author of the Evangelical Alliance resource ‘Transformed’ aimed at helping churches respond pastorally and theologically. Peter and Jenny-Anne debate the theology of gender, the medical issues, use of pronouns, children who transition, and the culture war around transgender.

For Unbelievable? The Conference 2019 http://www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievableconference 

For Jenny-Anne in conversation with ex-transgender Walt Heyer: https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Episodes/Unbelievable-Caitlyn-Jenner-Transgenderism-trans-ex-trans-Christian-debate 

For ‘Transformed’ by Peter Lynas: https://www.eauk.org/resources/what-we-offer/reports/transformed-understanding-transgender-in-a-changing-culture 

For Jenny-Anne Bishop http://transforum.org.uk/ 

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