The politics of UK & US evangelicals - Hatcher, Walton, Zmirak & Flannagan (…plus Skye Jethani)

August 18, 2017

White Christian evangelical voters played a significant part in electing Donald Trump to the White House and have traditionally been aligned with the US Republican Party. But UK evangelicals have very different political habits according to Prof Andrea Hatcher, author of “Political and Religious Identities of British Evangelicals”.

Andrea joins Justin along with journalist Andy Walton, John Zmirak of The Stream, and Andy Flannagan on Christian In Politics. Following the panel discussion Justin catches up with Skye Jethani about his new book “What’s Wrong With Religion?”

For Andrea’s book http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319562810 

For Andy Walton http://themedianet.org/portfolio_page/andy-walton/

For Movement Day http://movementday.uk/

For John Zmirak https://stream.org/

For Skye Jethani http://whatswrongwithreligion.com/ 

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Live at Creation Fest: Why I am a Christian, Why I am a Humanist – Andy Bannister & Mark Preedy

August 11, 2017

Justin presents a live audience edition of the show from the Creation Fest UK event in Wadebridge, Cornwall. He is joined by Christian apologist Andy Bannister and Mark Preedy of Cornwall Humanists.

They discuss atheism, Humanism, Christianity and the search for meaning and morality. The audience also ask questions in a Q&A session.   

For Andy Bannister https://www.solas-cpc.org 

For Mark Preedy https://cornwallhumanists.org.uk/

For Creation Fest UK http://www.creationfest.org.uk/

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Moses and the Exodus - Archaeological Fact or Fictional Fable? Ted Wright vs Bob Price

August 4, 2017

Critics of the Old Testament say that the story of Moses leading the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt is a myth and that no archaeological evidence outside scripture exists for the story.

However, Ted Wright of Epic Archaeology believes that critics are misdating the story of the Exodus and that there is archeological evidence in the reign of an ancient Pharaoh that supports the story.

Bob Price believes the Old Testament is mainly fictional and interacts with Ted on why he believes the evidence doesn't stack up in favour of their being a Moses or an Exodus.

For Epic Archaeology http://epicarchaeology.org/

For Bob Price http://www.robertmprice.mindvendor.com/

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Does Science need God? David Hutchings, Tom McLeish & Suzie Sheehy

July 28, 2017

David Hutchings is a physics teacher and prof Tom McLeish chairs the Royal Society’s education committee. They are both Christians and have co-authored the book ‘Let there be Science: Why God Loves Science and Science needs God’ arguing that the Christian worldview has fuelled many of the greatest leaps forward in science.

Joining David and Tom is Suzie Sheehy, an accelerator physicist at Oxford University who is agnostic when it comes to religion. She argues that science doesn’t need God since it’s a fundamentally human activity.

For ‘Let There Be Science’ http://www.lionhudson.com/page/detail/?k=9780745968636

For Suzie Sheehy http://www.suziesheehy.co.uk/

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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?

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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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