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?

Get Unbelievable? the book, plus info on the giveaway and launch event on 11 July: www.unbelievablebook.co.uk

Get Unbelievable? the Conference 2017 DVD/CD & Digital Download: http://www.premier.org.uk/shop
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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

Get Unbelievable? the book: www.unbelievablebook.co.uk 

Get Unbelievable? the Conference 2017 DVD/CD & Digital Download: http://www.premier.org.uk/shop 

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Does evil prove God exists? Frank Turek vs Alex O Connor (aka Cosmic Skeptic)

June 9, 2017

Christian apologist Frank Turek is an author, speaker and radio show host well known for engaging sceptical students. In this show he dialogues with young atheist Alex O Connor who runs the popular Cosmic Skeptic YouTube channel.

After Frank posted a video about why the existence of evil may in fact show that God exists, Alex created a response video. They discuss whether objective morality exists (Alex says ‘no’) and whether undirected evolution can account for our moral beliefs.

For Frank Turek: http://www.crossexamined.org

For Frank’s original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SH0m37lqZs

For Cosmic Skeptic’s response video and channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8s7Ol8FXPWE 

Get Unbelievable? the book: www.unbelievablebook.co.uk 

Get Unbelievable? the Conference 2017 DVD/CD & Digital Download: http://www.premier.org.uk/shop 

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2017 Conference highlights: John Lennox, Beth Grove, Andy Bannister & more

June 2, 2017

Justin presents highlights from this year's Unbelievable? the Conference in London, including John Lennox's opening address and the Panel Q&A.

Couldn't be there? The Conference DVD/CD contains 12 hours of conference video and audio.

To order Unbelievable? the Conference 2017 on DVD/MP3CD or via digital download: http://www.premier.org.uk/shop

Get Unbelievable? the book: www.unbelievablebook.co.uk

For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable

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Buddhism, Christianity, Nirvana & Salvation - Alex Crowe & Ken Samples

May 26, 2017

Alex Crowe is a Buddhist who engages with Ken Samples author of ‘God Among Sages: Why Jesus is not just another religious leader’ that compares and contrasts Jesus with founding figures from all the main religions.

They discuss the Buddha's life and teaching compared to Jesus' and how Buddhism answers the question of suffering and meaning compared to Christianity.

For ‘God Among Sages’ by Ken Samples: https://www.amazon.com/God-among-Sages-Another-Religious/dp/0801016908

For the West London Buddhist Centre: http://westlondonbuddhistcentre.com/

Get Unbelievable? the book: www.unbelievablebook.co.uk 

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Why, after 10 years of talking with atheists, I’m still a Christian. Justin Brierley

May 19, 2017

Justin's new book "Unbelievable? Why, after ten years of talking with atheists, I'm still a Christian" is now available for pre-order. Justin airs the talk and Q&A he gave at the book launch at Unbelievable? the Conference 2017 titled "Not So Unbelievable".

Get the book: www.unbelievablebook.co.uk  

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Is porn harmful to society? Matt Fradd, Charlotte Rose and Adam Scarborough

May 12, 2017

Online pornography is a multi-billion dollar industry. But what effect is its proliferation having on those who consume it? Matt Fradd, author of The Porn Myth, argues that science is showing that widespread porn addiction is adversely affecting relationships, sexuality and society.

Charlotte Rose a sexual freedom campaigner, and Adam Scarborough of the Campaign Against Censorship respond to Matt.

For The Porn Myth by Matt Fradd: http://www.thepornmyth.com 

For the Campaign Against Censorship: https://www.dlas.org.uk/ 

For Charlotte Rose: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte_Rose  

For Hinge Kickstarter campaign: Click here

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When atheists ’sincerely disbelieve’ - Michael Collett & Gary Habermas

May 5, 2017

Michael Collett is a journalist for ABC News in Australia. He recently wrote a popular online article titled "God and the problem of sincere disbelief" which charted his own loss of faith from Christianity to atheism.

Christian thinker Prof Gary Habermas interacts with Michael on belief, doubt and the evidence for Christianity, and whether atheists are in wilful denial of God.

For Unbelievable? the Conference 2017: http://www.premier.org.uk/whychrist 

For Michael Collett's article: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-29/god-and-the-problem-of-sincere-disbelief/8378108?pfm=ms 

For Gary Habermas: http://www.garyhabermas.com/ 

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Debating the “Cosmic Dice” video: Alex O Connor (CosmicSkeptic) & Josh Parikh

April 28, 2017

In 2016 Justin released an online video titled "How a dice can show that God exists" arguing for God as the best explanation of the fine tuning of the universe.

After the video gained several hundred thousand views on YouTube, young atheist vlogger Alex O Connor (aka CosmicSkeptic) responded with several criticisms in a video of his own. Justin invited him into the show to explain his objections with Christian thinker Josh Parikh.

In the final part of the show Justin chats with Jeremiah J Johnston, one of the speakers at Unbelievable? the Conference 2017 and director of conference partner The Christian Thinkers Society

For Unbelievable? the Conference 2017: http://www.premier.org.uk/whychrist  

For 'How a dice can show that God exists' https://youtu.be/yy6kaDaeDT8 

For CosmicSkeptic's response video: https://youtu.be/D9lfZAMF7HQ 

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The Reformation: return to truth or tragic mistake? James White vs Peter D Williams

April 21, 2017

2017 marks 500 years since Martin Luther kickstarted the Protestant Reformation. But was the split between the Catholic and Protestant church a return to truth or a tragic mistake?

Reformed scholar James White debates Catholic advocate Peter D Williams on salvation by grace, papal authority and more.

For Unbelievable? the Conference 2017: http://www.premier.org.uk/whychrist

For James and Peter's forthcoming public debate in London on Catholic doctrine of Mary on Mon 15 May: http://bit.ly/MaryDebate2017

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

For Peter D Williams: http://www.catholicvoices.org.uk/team/peter-d-williams

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