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Hawking’s God - Polkinghorne and Ross

Hawking’s God - Polkinghorne and Ross

August 4, 2021

First Broadcast in Oct 2010. Famed Cambridge physicist-priest John Polkinghorne engages in conversation with US astrophysicist and Christian apologist Hugh Ross of Reasons To Believe. They took listener questions on whether Hawking was right or wrong to dismiss God as a cause of the universe in his new book 'The Grand Design’. John Polkinghorne passed away in March 2021.

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Jackie Hill Perry Q&A: Same sex attraction, transgender, racism and more

Jackie Hill Perry Q&A: Same sex attraction, transgender, racism and more

July 30, 2021

Jackie Hill Perry author of 'Gay Girl, Good God' and 'Holier Than Thou' talks to Justin about life, faith and why she turned her back on her lesbian identity when she became a Christian in this broadcast of a recent livestream in which she answered viewers questions too.

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Classic Replay: Hawking, God & the Universe

Classic Replay: Hawking, God & the Universe

July 28, 2021

First broadcast Sep 2010. Justin is joined for first time by famed physicist (now a Nobel prize winner) Sir Roger Penrose. He was joined by scientist theologian Alister McGrath to debate a book by Stephen Hawking that had been causing a stir - The Grand Design - and what it had to say about God, the universe and much more.

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Giles Fraser and Amy-Jill Levine - Judaism & Christianity: Can we recover the Jewish Jesus?

Giles Fraser and Amy-Jill Levine - Judaism & Christianity: Can we recover the Jewish Jesus?

July 23, 2021

Jesus was a Jew. But has Christianity become divorced from its Jewish roots? How should we understand the shared story and differences of these two great religious traditions?

Journalist-priest Rev Giles Fraser who has been on a journey to rediscover his Jewish roots, interacts with Jewish scholar Prof Amy-Jill Levine, who has written extensively on the Jesus and Judaism.

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Classic Replay: Is the papacy biblical?

Classic Replay: Is the papacy biblical?

July 20, 2021
First broadcast in Sep 2010 when Pope Benedict the 16th was due to tour the UK. William Johnston a convert to catholicism and Duncan Boyd of the Protestant Truth Society debate whether the papacy is biblical.
 
Ancient wisdom and the meaning crisis - John Vervaeke and Sohrab Ahmari

Ancient wisdom and the meaning crisis - John Vervaeke and Sohrab Ahmari

July 16, 2021

The West is experiencing a meaning crisis says cognitive science and psychology professor John Vervaeke. He discusses the solutions with Catholic convert Sohrab Ahmari, author of 'The Unbroken Thread: Discovering the wisdom of tradition in an age of chaos'.

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Classic Replay: Assisted dying & euthanasia

Classic Replay: Assisted dying & euthanasia

July 13, 2021

First broadcast in Aug 2010. 

Should people suffering from terminal illness or in terrible pain be allowed to take their own life? Should doctors help them?

British law currently forbids it but there are voices asking for a change. At the forefront is "Dignity in Dying" whose Chief-Executive Sarah Wootton argues that allowing people to choose when and how they die is an extension of personal liberty.

Revd George Pitcher is an Anglican priest. He argues in his new book "A Time To Live - the argument against euthanasia and assisted dying", that human dignity requires us to respect human life.

Both the legal and Christian ramifications are discussed as they are joined by Revd Paul Badham, also an ordained Anglican who believes that assisted-dying is a moral option.

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Is Revelation bonkers? Brett Davis and Glenn Packiam

Is Revelation bonkers? Brett Davis and Glenn Packiam

July 9, 2021

Revelation is one of the most mysterious and strange books in the Bible. Is it mapping out end times events? Is it just tripping? Or is it something else?

Brett Davis, author of 'See The Strange: The Gospel according to Revelation' and Glenn Packiam author of 'Worship and the World To Come' join Justin to answer listener questions.

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Classic Replay: The psychology of religion

Classic Replay: The psychology of religion

July 6, 2021
First broadcast in July 2010. Is belief in the supernatural inherent from birth?  Is Christianity a psychological crutch or a path to emotional wholeness? Is God belief simply a result of evolution?  Would it make belief untrue if it were? 
 
These and more questions get discussed in a show on the psychology of religion featuring atheist psychological therapist Martyn Frame and Christian tutor of psychology of religion Revd Dr Joanna Collicut McGrath. 

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Premillennial vs Amillennial debate on Christ’s return - Daniel Goepfrich & Chris Date

Premillennial vs Amillennial debate on Christ’s return - Daniel Goepfrich & Chris Date

July 2, 2021

Debate has raged over the timeline of Christ's return. Daniel Goepfrich holds to 'premillennialism' - that Christ will return before a 1000 year reign of peace, Chris Date holds to 'amillennialism' - that there will be no literal 1000 year reign.

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