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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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For Sean McDowell www.seanmcdowell.org

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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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CS Lewis, Tolkien and Barfield: How the Inklings made sense of faith - Mark Vernon and Malcolm Guite (+ Michael Ward and Daniel Ray)

CS Lewis, Tolkien and Barfield: How the Inklings made sense of faith - Mark Vernon and Malcolm Guite (+ Michael Ward and Daniel Ray)

August 9, 2019

The Inklings were a group of academics, authors and poets who met regularly in Oxford to discuss each other’s work and included Christian intellectuals such as CS Lewis, JRR Tolkien and Owen Barfield.

Mark Vernon's new book ‘A Secret History of Christianity: Jesus, the last Inkling and the evolution of consciousness’ explores his own search for Christian faith in light of the theology of members of The Inklings, especially Owen Barfield.

Poet-theologian Malcolm Guite engages with Mark on his view of Jesus as the epicentre of a new phase of consciousness, and the future of Christian faith.

In the final part of the show Justin is joined by Daniel Ray and Michael Ward to talk about ‘The Story of the Cosmos: How the heavens declare the glory of God’.

Watch the discussion at the Unbelievable? YouTube channel https://youtu.be/2LIg0Xh3Sbk 

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For Malcolm Guite: https://malcolmguite.wordpress.com 

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Bruxy Cavey and Paul Carter: An Anabaptist and Reformed pastor discuss their differences

Bruxy Cavey and Paul Carter: An Anabaptist and Reformed pastor discuss their differences

August 2, 2019

Is Bruxy a heretic? Bruxy Cavey is teaching pastor at The Meeting House in Ontario, one of the largest churches in Canada. As the church has grown, some of Bruxy’s doctrinal positions have been strongly criticised by certain Reformed voices. The word ‘heretic’ has even been used.

Seeking to bring clarity to the discussion, Reformed pastor Paul Carter interviewed Bruxy for The Gospel Coalition Canada and published it on their website. In this discussion they revisit some of the key areas of controversy - penal substitution, inerrancy and pacifism. 

Later in the show Justin interviews Harry, who tells his story of being converted to Christianity from atheism via the Kalam cosmological argument.

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For Bruxy Cavey: http://www.bruxy.com/ 

For Paul Carter: https://ca.thegospelcoalition.org/profile/paul-carter/ 

For the Gospel Coalition Canada articles: https://ca.thegospelcoalition.org/article/seeking-clarity-bruxy-cavey/ 

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Is faith about belief or trust? And why does it matter? Travis Dickinson vs Brian Blais (+ Ben Jacobs of Genexis)

Is faith about belief or trust? And why does it matter? Travis Dickinson vs Brian Blais (+ Ben Jacobs of Genexis)

July 26, 2019

Mark Twain wrote ‘Faith is believing what you know ain’t so’. Travis Dickinson, co-author of ‘Stand Firm: Apologetics and the Brilliance of the Gospel’, says that both Christians and atheists often adopt a faulty definition of faith. It is less about beliefs, and more about ventured trust on the basis of evidence.

He engages with Brian Blais, an atheist physicist, who recently published a paper on faith, probability and evidence, arguing that faith is a bad epistemology (way of knowing things).

Later in the show Justin interviews ben Jacobs about Genexis, a series of talks at Coventry Cathedral from well known speakers on the big questions of life https://www.genexis.org/ 

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For Travis Dickinson: http://www.travisdickinson.com/ 

For Brian Blais: https://bblais.github.io/ 

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Should Christians embrace Transhumanism? Micah Redding vs Nigel Cameron

Should Christians embrace Transhumanism? Micah Redding vs Nigel Cameron

July 19, 2019

Transhumanism is ‘the theory that the human race can evolve beyond its current physical and mental limitations, especially by means of science and technology’. So, will robotics and AI technology eliminate the need for a human body? And is that something Christians should embrace or resist?

Micah Redding, founder of the Christian Transhumanist Association believes Christian shouldn’t fear Transhumanism and should be ready to shape the future of technology through a Christian worldview. Nigel Cameron, author of ‘The Robots Are Coming: Us, Them and God’ is sceptical of the Transhumanist project, believing that the incarnation of Christ is fundamentally tied to human embodiment. Plus Justin announces details for Unbelievable? Live in LA 11 & 12 October 2019.

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For Micah Redding: www.christiantranshumanism.org/ 

For Nigel Cameron: https://www.care.org.uk/shop/product/robots-are-coming-us-them-and-god 

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God Is Stranger: a Christian and agnostic on the search for faith – Krish Kandiah and Tom Newman

God Is Stranger: a Christian and agnostic on the search for faith – Krish Kandiah and Tom Newman

July 12, 2019

Krish Kandiah is a theologian, activist and author of books including ‘God is Stranger: What happens when God turns up?’ which has been nominated for this year’s Michael Ramsey Prize.

Tom Newman is an agnostic who ’tries on’ Christianity in a new podcast Hiding In Plain Sight. He talks to Krish about his search for faith, what he makes of the Bible, and what it would take for him to become a Christian.

Meet Krish at Unbelievable? The Conference 2019: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievableconference  

For ‘God Is Stranger’ and the Michael Ramsey Prize: http://www.michaelramseyprize.org.uk/ 

For Hiding In Plain Sight: https://hipspodcast.com/

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