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Does the story of evolution match the story of Genesis? Niamh Middleton and Andrew Parker

Does the story of evolution match the story of Genesis? Niamh Middleton and Andrew Parker

October 18, 2019

The first two chapters of Genesis are among the most contested in the Bible when it comes to evolution and faith. Justin is joined by a Christian and agnostic who both claim to show a significant overlap between the Genesis account and evolutionary history,

Theologian Niamh Middleton, author of ‘Homo Lapsus: Sin, evolution and the God who is love’, says that Biblical account of human creation and fall maps onto what we know of the evolutionary record.

Agnostic scientist Andrew Parker, author of ‘The Genesis Enigma: Why the Bible is scientifically accurate’ says that the stages of the 6-day creation account in Genesis also map onto the stages of development of life on the earth.

For Niamh Middleton: https://niamhmiddletonauthor.com 

For Andrew Parker: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Genesis-Enigma-Dr-Andrew-Parker/dp/0552775282

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Has the church misunderstood St Paul? Steve Chalke vs Phil Moore

Has the church misunderstood St Paul? Steve Chalke vs Phil Moore

October 11, 2019

Church leader Steve Chalke isn’t afraid of causing controversy in the evangelical circles he once moved in. His new book ‘The Lost Message of Paul’ claims that the church has misunderstood the theology of St Paul when it comes to faith, hell and Christian universalism.

In a feisty exchange, pastor Phil Moore says that it’s Steve who has misinterpreted Paul’s thinking as they debate which books the apostle wrote, the nature of salvation and whether Steve accurately represents the views of scholars such as NT Wright.

For Steve Chalke’s new book https://spckpublishing.co.uk/the-lost-message-of-paul 

For Phil Moore http://www.philmoorebooks.com/ 

 

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Sir Roger Penrose and William Lane Craig – Debating God and the Universe

Sir Roger Penrose and William Lane Craig – Debating God and the Universe

October 4, 2019

The Universe: How did it get here and why are we part of it? Celebrated cosmologist Sir Roger Penrose talks to renowned Christian philosopher William Lane Craig about God and the Universe in the 2nd episode of the 2019 season of The Big Conversation.

They discuss Penrose's '3 realms' view of reality and his Conformal Cyclical Cosmology. Could the fundamental nature of reality, the Big Bang and the fine-tuning of the Universe point towards a creator God?

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For Sir Roger Penrose https://penroseinstitute.com/ 

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Why be a Christian? Cosmic Skeptic debates Justin on faith, morality and determinism

Why be a Christian? Cosmic Skeptic debates Justin on faith, morality and determinism

September 27, 2019

In this podcast special Justin sits down with atheist Alex O’Connor who runs the popular YouTube channel Cosmic Skeptic.

They debate the nature of faith, the moral argument for God and whether Alex’s belief in determinism undercuts his reasons for being an atheist.

For the original Cosmic Skeptic video podcast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIFBFMU32JE 

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Do we live on a young or an old earth? Ken Ham vs Jeff Zweerink

Do we live on a young or an old earth? Ken Ham vs Jeff Zweerink

September 20, 2019

Ken Ham is the founder of Answers In Genesis. They promote a Young Earth Creation view of science and scripture, believing the earth is only 6000 years old. They also run the Ark Encounter attraction in Kentucky - a life-sized replica of Noah’s Ark.

Jeff Zweerink, a research scholar for Reasons To Believe, defends an Old Earth Creation viewpoint, arguing that the scientific evidence supports a universe that is millions of years old, but that it does not contradict Genesis chapter 1.

For The UK Creation Mega Conference 2019 www.answersingenesis.org 

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Alister McGrath and Bret Weinstein – Religion: Useful fiction or ultimate truth?

Alister McGrath and Bret Weinstein – Religion: Useful fiction or ultimate truth?

September 13, 2019

Is religion an evolutionary adaptation that has helped the human species to thrive? Or is there a basis to belief in God that goes beyond biological explanations?

Filmed in front of a live audience in London, Bret Weinstein and Alister McGrath address the relationship between religion, evolution, morality and culture. Includes the main conversation and subsequent audience Q&A.

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Deconstruction, doubt and finding faith again - Lisa Gungor and Alisa Childers

Deconstruction, doubt and finding faith again - Lisa Gungor and Alisa Childers

September 6, 2019

‘Deconstruction’ has become a buzz word for many people questioning Christian faith. But what happens when we try to reconstruct?

Lisa Gungor and Alisa Childers have both had successful careers in the Christian music industry but both went through profound seasons of doubt and deconstruction. The process of ‘reconstruction’ took them to very different conclusions. They discuss their journeys with Justin and each other.

For Lisa Gungor and her book ‘The Most Beautiful Thing I’ve Ever Seen’ www.lisagungor.com/

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Joshua Harris, purity culture and the church: Jessica van der Wyngaard and Sean McDowell

Joshua Harris, purity culture and the church: Jessica van der Wyngaard and Sean McDowell

August 30, 2019

20 years ago Joshua Harris was the poster boy of the evangelical ‘purity movement’ having authored the bestselling book ‘I Kissed Dating Goodbye’. Today, Harris regrets writing the book, and has also recently changed his mind about Christianity.

Justin is joined by Jessica van der Wyngaard, director of the documentary film ‘I Survived I Kissed Dating Goodbye’, and Christian apologist Sean McDowell, to discuss purity culture, singleness and the Joshua Harris story.

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2019 Conference highlights - Krish Kandiah, Kristi Mair, Paul Spears, Sarah Lumgair and more

2019 Conference highlights - Krish Kandiah, Kristi Mair, Paul Spears, Sarah Lumgair and more

August 23, 2019

Justin presents a selection of highlights from this year’s Unbelievable? The Conference 2019 in London, including Krish Kandiah on Creating Better Conversations, Kristi Mair on reaching millennials, Sarah Lumgair on Islam and much more.

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Is God the cause of the Universe? Andrew T Loke vs Alex Malpass

Is God the cause of the Universe? Andrew T Loke vs Alex Malpass

August 16, 2019

Andrew Loke is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Hong Kong Baptist University and the author of ‘God and Ultimate Origins: A Novel Cosmological Argument’ in which he makes a number of philosophical arguments for God as the cause of the Universe.

Atheist philosopher Alex Malpass engages with Andrew’s take on the cosmological argument for God.

Watch the full video debate on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6y2V8e0uiQ 

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For Andrew Loke: https://hkbu.academia.edu/AndrewTerErnLoke 

For Alex Malpass: https://useofreason.wordpress.com/ 

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