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Do extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence? Jonathan McLatchie vs Jonathan Pearce

Do extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence? Jonathan McLatchie vs Jonathan Pearce

January 14, 2022

'Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence' is often used as a maxim by skeptics against modern miracle claims and Biblical miracles.

Christian apologist Jonathan McLatchie and atheist blogger Jonathan Pearce debate the 'prior probabilities' involved in miracle claims and the evidence for the resurrection.

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Classic Replay: Bart Ehmran talks about his loss of faith with Mike Licona

Classic Replay: Bart Ehmran talks about his loss of faith with Mike Licona

January 11, 2022

We featured a lot of Bart Ehrman in 2011 - in this show from Aug 2011 he returned for another conversation with resurrection scholar Mike Licona, about their different experiences - why Bart deconverted and Mike Licona held onto his faith after a period of doubt.

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Suffering & God in the Intensive Care Unit: Dean Mayes & Dan Paterson

Suffering & God in the Intensive Care Unit: Dean Mayes & Dan Paterson

January 7, 2022

Could the story of Christianity really be true? How do we make sense of suffering if so?

Dan Paterson is the author of 'Questioning Christianity', which seeks to make sense of Christianity to skeptics and doubters. He engages with Dean Mayes who was an atheist, but whose intellectual journey and work as a nurse in intensive care have caused him to reconsider Christianity in recent years. 

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Classic Replay: Ex-Christian dialogue

Classic Replay: Ex-Christian dialogue

January 4, 2022

In this show from Aug 2011 we met Rebekah Bennetch who lives in Saskatoon, Canada.  She grew up in a strong Christian family. But in 2007  "came out" as an atheist. Sheridan Voysey is a writer, speaker and broadcaster on contemporary spirituality. They discussed what led Rebekah to abandon her faith, how Christians can best treat their "apostate" friends and family, and what lessons can be learnt for fruitful dialogue between believers and atheists.

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Tom Holland on Christianity, persecution and the cross

Tom Holland on Christianity, persecution and the cross

December 31, 2021

Historian Tom Holland tells how his experiences among persecuted Christians and Yazidis in Iraq impacted his own intellectual and personal journey with Christianity.

A 'Perspectives' lecture recorded in Nov 2021 at the British Library for Christian persecution charity Open Doors with audience Q&A. Used with permission

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Classic Replay: Were the Epistles forged? Bart Ehrman vs Darrell Bock

Classic Replay: Were the Epistles forged? Bart Ehrman vs Darrell Bock

December 28, 2021

In this show first broadcast in Aug 2011 sceptical Bible scholar Bart Ehrman debated his book "Forged" with Darrell Bock of Dallas Theological Seminary. Bart claims that many of the writings of the New Testament are falsely attributed to apostles such as Peter and Paul. Bock responds, saying that the case for forgery is not as conclusive as Bart claims.

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Christmas for skeptics and an atheist finds God via Dawkins: Rebecca McLaughlin, Peter Byrom and Ruth Jackson

Christmas for skeptics and an atheist finds God via Dawkins: Rebecca McLaughlin, Peter Byrom and Ruth Jackson

December 24, 2021

Justin hosts a 'Christmas Cracker', with Rebecca McLaughlin author of 'Is Christmas Unbelievable?', Peter Byrom tells his story of going from atheism to faith via Richard Dawkins, and a catch up with co-presenter Ruth Jackson and baby Eden-Grace!

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Classic Replay: Did Darwinism create the Nazis?

Classic Replay: Did Darwinism create the Nazis?

December 21, 2021

First broadcast in July 2011. Richard Weikart, professor of History at California State University draws controversial conclusions regarding the role of Darwinism in providing a rationale for Hitler's Nazi ideology. Hector Avalos, atheist Professor of Religious Studies at Iowa State University argues that Christian anti-semitism is the more likely explanation for Nazi ideology.

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John Lennox on God, science, atheism and Against The Tide

John Lennox on God, science, atheism and Against The Tide

December 17, 2021

Justin hosts a Premier Unbelievable? Live Q&A with Prof John Lennox. In partnership with  Kharis Productions and Pensmore Films, producers of Against The Tide, the movie documentary of John's life .

Hundreds of viewers watched live and submitted questions to John. Iain Morris, director of Against The Tide also joins the conversation.

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Classic Replay: David Bentley Hart debates ‘Atheist Delusions’

Classic Replay: David Bentley Hart debates ‘Atheist Delusions’

December 14, 2021

Theologian David Bentley Hart defends his prize-winning book "Atheist delusions: The Christian revolution and its fashionable enemies" opposite Terry Sanderson of the UK's National Secular Society in this show first broadcast in June 2011

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