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Are the miracles of Jesus unbelievable? Michael Shermer vs Luuk Vandeweghe

Are the miracles of Jesus unbelievable? Michael Shermer vs Luuk Vandeweghe

April 18, 2019

Atheist sceptic Michael Shermer debates Chrisitan apologist Luuk Vandeweghe on whether the miracles of Jesus recorded in the gospels can be treated as historically reliable.

The debate was moderated by Justin Brierley of the Unbelievable? show and recorded live at the North West Miracles Conference in Sequim, WA.

For Unbelievable? the Conference 2019: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievableconference 

For Bret Weinstein and Alister McGrath live in London: https://shop.premier.org.uk/collections/events/products/religion-useful-fiction-or-ultimate-truth-live-debate 

For Luuk Vandeweghe: https://www.windmillministries.org/ 

For Michael Shermer: https://michaelshermer.com/ 

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Did God raise Dr Sean George from the dead? Sean George, Hans Vodder and Bradley Bowen

Did God raise Dr Sean George from the dead? Sean George, Hans Vodder and Bradley Bowen

April 12, 2019

Recorded live at the North West Miracles Conference, medical doctor Sean George tells his story, along with medical evidence, of how his heart stopped for an hour and 25 minutes, before his wife’s prayer brought him back to life again.

Justin interviews Sean about his experience before he is cross-examined by Bradley Bowen and Hans Vodder, an atheist and Christian philosopher, in whether a miracle really occurred.

For Unbelievable? the Conference 2019: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievableconference 

For Bret Weinstein and Alister McGrath live in London: https://shop.premier.org.uk/collections/events/products/religion-useful-fiction-or-ultimate-truth-live-debate 

For Dr Sean George: https://seangeorge.com.au/ 

For Bradley Bowen: https://thinkingcriticallyabout.podbean.com/e/nw-miracles-conference-the-resurrection-of-sean-george-powerpoint-pdf/ 

For Hans Vodder: http://northwestu.academia.edu/HansVodder 

Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Unbelievable-the-Book 

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Does God predetermine everything? Chris Date and Leighton Flowers debate scripture

Does God predetermine everything? Chris Date and Leighton Flowers debate scripture

April 5, 2019

Chris Date is a Calvinist who believes in the ‘meticulous divine providence’ of a God who predetermines every aspect of the Universe. Leighton Flowers used to be a Calvinist but now believes that God achieves his purposes while allowing genuine human freedom.

Leighton and Chris each bring 3 Bible passages to the debate, which they believe support their point of view, and debate them with each other.

For Unbelievable? the Conference 2019: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievableconference 

For Bret Weinstein and Alister McGrath live in London: https://shop.premier.org.uk/collections/events/products/religion-useful-fiction-or-ultimate-truth-live-debate 

For Chris Date’s new book: https://www.amazon.com/Predetermine-Eternal-Individual-Essential-Christian/dp/1946971391 

For Leighton Flowers: https://soteriology101.com/2019/03/27/what-you-meant-for-evil-god-meant-for-good/

Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Unbelievable-the-Book 

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Why William Tyndale’s Bible changed the world: Melvyn Bragg and Ben Virgo

Why William Tyndale’s Bible changed the world: Melvyn Bragg and Ben Virgo

March 29, 2019

Renowned British broadcaster Melvyn Bragg joins Justin to talk about why, as a non-believer, he holds the Bible in such high regard. His recent book 'William Tyndale: A Very Brief History’ traces the life and legacy of the reformer William Tyndale whose English translation of the Bible laid the foundation for the King James Version.  

Ben Virgo of Christian Heritage London joins the conversation to explore the ways in which Tyndale’s work changed the English language, challenged the church and renewed the gospel in England. At the end of the show Sarah Yardley and Andy Bannister give a preview of the apologetics track at CreationFest in August 2019

For Alister McGrath & Bret Weinstein Live in London https://shop.premier.org.uk/collections/events/products/religion-useful-fiction-or-ultimate-truth-live-debate

For Unbelievable? The Conference 2019 http://www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievableconference 

For William Tyndale: A Very Brief History: https://www.amazon.co.uk/William-Tyndale-Brief-History-Histories/dp/0281077134 

For Christian Heritage London: https://www.christianheritagelondon.org

Get signed copies of Unbelievable? the book and audiobook: www.unbelievablebook.co.uk 

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Is Identity Politics the new religion? James Lindsay, Esther O Reilly and Neil Shenvi

Is Identity Politics the new religion? James Lindsay, Esther O Reilly and Neil Shenvi

March 22, 2019

Social justice, woke politics, intersectionality, patriarchy, white privilege and diversity. Critical Theory and Identity Politics have created a lot of buzzwords and debate lately. Atheist James Lindsay believes it amounts to a religion in itself. He tells of the hoax ‘grievance studies’ project he helped to pull off and engages with Christian thinkers Esther O Reilly and Neil Shenvi on whether Identity Politics amounts to a form of religion.

Later in the show Esther O Reilly returns for some commentary on the latest Jordan B Peterson controversy. Plus ticketing opens for The Big Conversation live in London, featuring Bret Weinstein and Alister McGrath in Conversation on Wed 8 May 2019.

For Unbelievable? The Conference 2019 http://www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievableconference

For James Lindsay’s essay: https://areomagazine.com/2018/12/18/postmodern-religion-and-the-faith-of-social-justice/

For Esther O Reilly: https://www.patheos.com/blogs/youngfogey/ 

For Neil Shenvi: https://shenviapologetics.com/recognizing-critical-theory-and-why-it-matters/

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How should the Church respond to Transgender? Peter Lynas and Jenny-Anne Bishop

How should the Church respond to Transgender? Peter Lynas and Jenny-Anne Bishop

March 15, 2019

Justin is joined by transgender Christian Jenny-Anne Bishop and Peter Lynas of the Evangelical Alliance. Recently some feminists and sports personalities have raised concerns about transgender. There has been a huge surge in young people being referred for transition. Churches are also navigating how they respond.

Peter Lynas is the author of the Evangelical Alliance resource ‘Transformed’ aimed at helping churches respond pastorally and theologically. Peter and Jenny-Anne debate the theology of gender, the medical issues, use of pronouns, children who transition, and the culture war around transgender.

For Unbelievable? The Conference 2019 http://www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievableconference 

For Jenny-Anne in conversation with ex-transgender Walt Heyer: https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Episodes/Unbelievable-Caitlyn-Jenner-Transgenderism-trans-ex-trans-Christian-debate 

For ‘Transformed’ by Peter Lynas: https://www.eauk.org/resources/what-we-offer/reports/transformed-understanding-transgender-in-a-changing-culture 

For Jenny-Anne Bishop http://transforum.org.uk/ 

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Don’t be meme! Randal Rauser and David Smalley debate 5 Christian and atheist memes

Don’t be meme! Randal Rauser and David Smalley debate 5 Christian and atheist memes

March 8, 2019

We debate the good, the bad and the ugly of Christian and atheist memes - images shared on social media with funny/snarky objections to the other side. Christian theologian Randal Rauser and atheist podcaster David Smalley debate 5 zingers, including one by atheist comedian Ricky Gervais.

Later in the show Justin is joined by Dr Sean George to talk about his back-from-the-dead miracle claim ahead of his appearance at the North West Miracles Conference in Sequim, WA on 30 March. 

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For Randal Rauser: http://www.randalrauser.com 

For David Smalley http://www.davidcsmalley.com 

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Are tongues, prophecy and charismatic gifts for today? Andrew Wilson & Simon Arscott

Are tongues, prophecy and charismatic gifts for today? Andrew Wilson & Simon Arscott

March 1, 2019

Justin hosts a debate between a Charismatic and Cessationist Christian. Church leader and theologian Andrew Wilson, author of the new book ‘Spirit and Sacrament: An invitation to Eucharismatic worship’, says that the gifts of tongues, healing and prophecy are still active in the church.

Simon Arscott is minister of All Nations Presbyterian church in Ilford. As a cessationist he believes that the charismatic gifts ceased to operate after the closure of the New Testament canon and the life of the early church.

For Unbelievable? The Conference 2019 http://www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievableconference 

For Andrew Wilson: https://thinktheology.co.uk/blog/article/some_exciting_news 

For Simon Arscott http://www.ilfordipc.co.uk/2018/09/11/cessationist/ 

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Is scientism the new religion? JP Moreland vs Stephen Law (+ 2019 conference opens)

Is scientism the new religion? JP Moreland vs Stephen Law (+ 2019 conference opens)

February 22, 2019

To mark the opening of ticketing for Unbelievable? The Conference 2019 (Sat 20 July), Justin hosts a dialogue between Christian philosopher JP Moreland Stephen and atheist philosopher Stephen Law. 

They debate JP Moreland’s new book ‘Scientism and Secularism: Learning to respond to a dangerous ideology’.

For Unbelievable? The Conference 2019 http://www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievableconference 

For JP Moreland: https://www.amazon.com/Scientism-Secularism-Learning-Dangerous-Ideology/dp/1433556901 

For Stephen Law http://stephenlaw.blogspot.com/

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Debating abortion clinics - Sue Thayer (ex-Planned Parenthood) vs Ann Furedi (BPAS)

Debating abortion clinics - Sue Thayer (ex-Planned Parenthood) vs Ann Furedi (BPAS)

February 15, 2019

This programme covers sensitive issues and includes descriptions of abortion procedures. Listener discretion advised.

1 in 3 women will have an abortion. Former Planned Parenthood employee Sue Thayer explains why she quit the US abortion provider and now campaigns for pro-life group 40 Day For Life. Ann Furedi, head of BPAS, the UK's leading abortion provider, debates Sue on whether women are being given all the facts about abortion, and the ethics of abortion law. 

At the end of the show Justin chats to Luuk Vandewegh about the forthcoming North West Miracles Conference in Sequim, WA.

For Sue Thayer and 40 Days For Life https://40daysforlife.com/team/ 

For Ann Furedi and BPAS: https://www.bpas.org/about-our-charity/history/bpas-people/ann-furedi/  

Watch the debate at http://www.youtube.com/premierunbelievable 

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