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Francis Spufford and Philip Pullman on why Christianity makes surprising emotional sense – Classic Replay

Francis Spufford and Philip Pullman on why Christianity makes surprising emotional sense – Classic Replay

July 10, 2020

Prize-winning author Francis Spufford discusses his book ‘Unapologetic: Why despite everything Christianity can still make surprising emotional sense’ with famed atheist writer Philip Pullman in this replay of their 2012 conversation.

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The Jesus of Islam and Christianity: Can we reconcile the two? Mustafa Akyol and Richard Shumack

The Jesus of Islam and Christianity: Can we reconcile the two? Mustafa Akyol and Richard Shumack

July 3, 2020

Does Islam or Christianity go back to the true person of Jesus? Richard Shumack, author of 'Jesus through Muslim Eyes' and Mustafa Akyol, author of 'The Islamic Jesus', debate the issues.

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Rob Bell and Adrian Warnock debate heaven, hell and Love Wins - Classic Replay

Rob Bell and Adrian Warnock debate heaven, hell and Love Wins - Classic Replay

June 26, 2020

Justin introduces a classic debate from the Unbelievable? archive in which megachurch pastor Rob Bell defended his controversial 2011 book 'Love Wins’ opposite Adrian Warnock.

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Another Christian worship leader loses his faith? Jon Steingard and Sean McDowell

Another Christian worship leader loses his faith? Jon Steingard and Sean McDowell

June 19, 2020

Jon Steingard of the band Hawk Nelson is the latest in a number of Christian personalities who say they've renounced their faith. Jon joins Justin along with Christian thinker Sean McDowell who has written a response blog to Jon’s Instagram announcement.

Jon Steingard https://www.instagram.com/jonsteingard

Sean McDowell https://seanmcdowell.org/blog/christian-rockstar-loses-his-faith-3-big-lessons-for-the-church

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Do faith and politics mix? Tim Farron and Polly Toynbee

Do faith and politics mix? Tim Farron and Polly Toynbee

June 12, 2020

Tim Farron is an MP and former leader of the Liberal Democrats. His Christian faith came under scrutiny during the 2017 UK General Election, leading to his resignation as party leader. His autobiography ‘A Better Ambition: Confessions of a faithful liberal’ (SPCK) tells his story.

Polly Toynbee is a well-known journalist, political commentator and vice-president of Humanists UK. Her new book ’The Lost Decade’ analyses the political and social changes of 2010-2020 in the UK.

Tim and Polly engage in a wide-ranging discussion on whether faith convictions are welcome in public life.

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Francis Collins answers your questions on science and faith

Francis Collins answers your questions on science and faith

June 5, 2020

Dr. Francis Collins is a renowned geneticist who oversaw the Human Genome Project and is currently the director of the National Institutes of Health, USA responding to Covid-19.

He founded Biologos, an organisation seeking to show the complementarity of science and faith. His book ’The Language of God’ tells his faith journey.

Having been awarded the Templeton Prize 2020, Francis joins Justin to take listener questions about his life, faith and his approach to science and theology.

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Christianity, Psychology and Compassion - Paul Gilbert and Roger Bretherton

Christianity, Psychology and Compassion - Paul Gilbert and Roger Bretherton

May 29, 2020

Is Christianity a positive force for compassion in the world? Prof Paul Gilbert and Dr. Roger Bretherton join Justin for a conversation on psychology, the brain, Christianity and what makes us choose compassion over callousness.

Prof Paul Gilbert is a clinical psychologist and leading expert in the study and promotion of compassion. Dr Roger Bretherton is an academic psychologist and chair of the British Association of Christians in Psychology.

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Remembering Ravi Zacharias – Amy Orr-Ewing, Vince Vitale and Abdu Murray

Remembering Ravi Zacharias – Amy Orr-Ewing, Vince Vitale and Abdu Murray

May 22, 2020

Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias recently passed away, aged 74. In a special tribute edition of the show Justin is joined by Amy Orr-Ewing, Vince Vitale and Abdu Murray from RZIM to share personal memories and reflect on his life and legacy.

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Christendom’s response to plague and pandemic: Tom Holland, Mike Bird and Rev Marcus Walker

Christendom’s response to plague and pandemic: Tom Holland, Mike Bird and Rev Marcus Walker

May 15, 2020

Historian Tom Holland, author of ‘Dominion’ recaps his debate with AC Grayling and talks about his recent article for The Telegraph arguing for the Christian roots of the response we are seeing to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Also joining the conversation are New Testament scholar Mike Bird co-author of ‘The New Testament In Its World’, and Rev Marcus Walker, priest as St Bartholomew the Great, London. They discuss the history of how the early church responded to plagues and how the church is responding to this present pandemic.

For Tom Holland’s book Dominion https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dominion-Making-Western-Tom-Holland/dp/1408706962 

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Are martyred apostles good evidence for the resurrection? Sean McDowell vs Paulogia

Are martyred apostles good evidence for the resurrection? Sean McDowell vs Paulogia

May 8, 2020

Would the followers of Jesus have been willing to suffer and die for something they knew to be false? Can we be historically confident they were martyred at all?

Sean McDowell defends his book ‘The Fate of the Apostles’ against atheist YouTuber Paulogia (aka Paul Ens) following a critical video exchange.

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