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Tom Holland vs AC Grayling - Did Christianity give us our human values?

Tom Holland vs AC Grayling - Did Christianity give us our human values?

December 6, 2019

Historian Tom Holland debates atheist philosopher AC Grayling in a lively edition of The Big Conversation. 

They discuss whether Christians preserved or destroyed classical thought and whether the West owes its values of human dignity and equality to Greek and Enlightenment thinkers or to the Christian revolution.

For AC Grayling’s ‘The History of Philosophy’ https://www.amazon.co.uk/History-Philosophy-C-Grayling/dp/0241304539 

For Tom Holland’s ‘Dominion’ https://www.amazon.com/Dominion-Christian-Revolution-Remade-World/dp/0465093507  

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Peter Hitchens vs Adam Rutherford: The Rage Against God (Classic Playback)

Peter Hitchens vs Adam Rutherford: The Rage Against God (Classic Playback)

November 29, 2019

Justin re-airs a classic show from 2010 in which Peter Hitchens debates with atheist scientist Adam Rutherford about his book The Rage Against God.

Peter shares why his journey from atheism back to Christianity was so different to his famous anti-theist brother Christopher, and debates morality, abortion and more with Rutherford.

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How on Earth did life begin? Lee Cronin, Perry Marshall and Denis Noble on the origins of life

How on Earth did life begin? Lee Cronin, Perry Marshall and Denis Noble on the origins of life

November 22, 2019

Can chemistry crack the mystery of the origin of life? Or does the information required for Life to begin point beyond naturalistic explanations?

Justin is joined by Perry Marshall who has established the $10m Evolution 2.0 Prize for anyone who can show a natural explanation for life. Lee Cronin of Glasgow University is confident that his experimental research could win it. Denis Noble also joins the conversation as they discuss the nature of life and whether current evolutionary theory can account for its origins.

For Perry Marshall’s Evolution 2.0 Prize: https://evo2.org/ 

For Lee Cronin: http://www.croninlab.com/ 

For Denis Noble https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denis_Noble 

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Dave Rubin and John Lennox - A conversation on God, atheism and modern culture

Dave Rubin and John Lennox - A conversation on God, atheism and modern culture

November 15, 2019
Recorded in front of a live audience in California, Justin hosts a discussion between Christian thinker Prof John Lennox and YouTube personality Dave Rubin in the 4th episode of The Big Conversation Season 2.

They discuss the meaning crisis in culture, Jordan Peterson, the search for God, and why Dave Rubin says he no longer considers himself an atheist. The audience follow up with questions on Jesus, evidence, suicide and abortion. 

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Is it rational to be a Christian? Justin Brierley debates Rationality Rules at Oxford University

Is it rational to be a Christian? Justin Brierley debates Rationality Rules at Oxford University

November 8, 2019

Just swaps his moderator’s chair for being a debater in this week’s live show recorded in front of a student audience at Oxford University.  

He engages atheist Stephen Woodford who runs the YouTube channel Rationality Rules on the question ‘Is it rational to be a Christian?’

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Does consciousness point to God? Sharon Dirckx and Philip Goff

Does consciousness point to God? Sharon Dirckx and Philip Goff

November 1, 2019
The mystery of mind and consciousness are causing some philosophers to move away from physicalist explanations to theories such as ‘panpsychism’.

Philip Goff is a consciousness researcher whose new book ‘Galileo’s Error: Foundations for a new science of consciousness’ defends panpsychism. He engages with Christian thinker Sharon Dirckx who has a background in neuroscience. Her new book ‘Am I Just My Brain?’ aims to show why consciousness points towards God.

For ‘Am I Just My Brain?’: https://www.thegoodbook.co.uk/am-i-just-my-brain 

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Peter J Williams and Bart Ehrman – Are the Gospels historically reliable?

Peter J Williams and Bart Ehrman – Are the Gospels historically reliable?

October 25, 2019

Arguably, no individual has influenced the course of history more than Jesus of Nazareth. But, can we trust the accounts of his life, death and resurrection?

In this latest episode of The Big Conversation from Unbelievable? leading sceptical New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman engages with noted Cambridge University Bible scholar Peter J Williams who defends the reliability of the accounts.

For Peter J Williams ‘Can We Trust the Gospels?’: https://www.thegoodbook.co.uk/can-we-trust-the-gospels 

For Bart Ehrman: https://www.bartdehrman.com/ 

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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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