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Unbelievable?

Unbelievable?

Each week, in the award-winning radio show and podcast Unbelievable?, Justin Brierley asks questions like: Is there evidence for God? Can we trust the Bible? Did Jesus rise from the dead? Justin tackles these and other issues, on a show that gets Christians and sceptics talking.

Episodes

  • Unbelievable? Uninvented: Are the stories of Jesus too unusual to have been made up? Mike D’Virgilio vs Matthew Taylor Play in Edifi Player

    Uninvented: Are the stories of Jesus too unusual to have been made up? Mike D’Virgilio vs Matthew Taylor

    'You just can't make this stuff up!' That, in a nutshell is the contention of Mike D'Virgilio's book 'Uninvented: Why the Bible could not be made up and the evidence that proves it'. He says that the life of Jesus doesn't read like made up stories, myths and legends. He engages with ex-Christian Matthew Taylor, host of the 'Still Unbelievable' podcast, who believes that many stories and details in the Gospels are the result of pious fiction on the part of later authors. For 'Uninvented': …

  • Unbelievable? Classic Replay: Did Adam & Eve exist? Peter Enns, Fuz Rana & Denis Alexander Play in Edifi Player

    Classic Replay: Did Adam & Eve exist? Peter Enns, Fuz Rana & Denis Alexander

    From the archives: Do science and genetics support the existence of a 'first' human couple? How should we interpret the first chapters of Genesis? Do we need a historical Adam & Eve to make sense of sin and salvation? Three Christians discussed the issues from different perspectives. Dr Denis Alexander is the emeritus director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion in Cambridge. Fuz Rana is a biochemist with Reasons To Believe. Peter Enns is a theologian and author of 'The …

  • Unbelievable? Miracle healing - does it happen today? Craig Keener, Peter May & Joshua Brown (Plus Alanzo Paul on Reboot) Play in Edifi Player

    Miracle healing - does it happen today? Craig Keener, Peter May & Joshua Brown (Plus Alanzo Paul on Reboot)

    Can a skeptical doctor be persuaded that there is medical evidence for modern day healing? Craig Keener, author of 'Miracles Today', returns to the show to debate one of his fiercest critics Peter May, a retired medical doctor who says he has never encountered a compelling case of miracle healing after decades of investigation. Craig is joined by Joshua Brown of the Global Medical Research Institute who defends two cases of healing - of a digestive tract and restored vision - which he says …

  • Unbelievable? Classic Replay: Kermit Gosnell and the abortion debate Play in Edifi Player

    Classic Replay: Kermit Gosnell and the abortion debate

    In 2013, in the USA Kermit Gosnell, was being tried on counts of murdering children born alive in illegal late-term abortions at his unsanitary practise in Philadelphia. Dr Trevor Stammers is a Christian former GP who refused to personally refer women for abortion. Dr Evan Harris is a former Liberal Democrat MP and atheist who believes that women should have the choice to terminate their pregnancy. They discussed the Gosnell case with Telegraph journalist Timothy Stanley, one of the first in …

  • Unbelievable? ChatGPT, AI and the future - John Wyatt Q&A on living faithfully in a technologically confusing world Play in Edifi Player

    ChatGPT, AI and the future - John Wyatt Q&A on living faithfully in a technologically confusing world

    Justin and Ruth were joined by research scientist Dr John Wyatt on a live show to talk about AI, robotics and technology. Listeners asked questions about machine consciousness, the potential dangers of AI and how to raise children in a tech world. Justin also reveals that a recent article on AI featured on the Premier Unbelievable website was in fact generated by ChatGPT - the new AI platform that is sweeping the world. Ruth, John and Justin talk through the implications of this …

  • Unbelievable? Classic Replay: Rob Bell & Andrew Wilson on God, homosexuality and salvation Play in Edifi Player

    Classic Replay: Rob Bell & Andrew Wilson on God, homosexuality and salvation

    In this week’s classic replay we go back to when Rob Bell returned to Unbelievable? 2 years after his debate on the controversial best-seller 'Love Wins'. He talked about life after Mars Hill Bible Church and his then-latest book 'What we talk about when we talk about God'. Andrew Wilson, author and theologian with the New Frontiers church network, quizzed Rob about his view of God, salvation and his recently stated support for gay marriage. First broadcast 2014. • Subscribe to the …

  • Unbelievable? Paranormal hauntings and exorcism - a Christian and skeptic in discussion. Play in Edifi Player

    Paranormal hauntings and exorcism - a Christian and skeptic in discussion.

    Matt Arnold, editor of the Christian Parapsychologist Journal and Dr Cal Cooper, a psychologist and paranormal researcher, speak to Justin about how they interpret account of ghosts, exorcism and apparitions as a Christian and skeptic. For Matt Arnold: https://ghostsghoulsandgod.co.uk/ For Cal Cooper: https://www.callumecooper.com/ • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live …

  • Unbelievable? Classic Replay: Creating life in the lab: Adam Rutherford & Fuz Rana Play in Edifi Player

    Classic Replay: Creating life in the lab: Adam Rutherford & Fuz Rana

    In this classic show from the archives, atheist scientist Adam Rutherford and Christian biochemist Fazale (Fuz) Rana of Reasons To Believe, discuss the scientific advances in attempting to create simple synthetic life in the laboratory and how this research may be of benefit. Fuz contends that the amount of ingenuity and intelligence required to produce life in the lab lends strong support to the view that life on earth is a product of an intelligent mind. Adam Rutherford, author of the …

  • Unbelievable? Tim Keller Q&A on cancer, prayer and forgiveness Play in Edifi Player

    Tim Keller Q&A on cancer, prayer and forgiveness

    Tim Keller is a renowned thinker, writer and speaker who has been dubbed New York's 'pastor to skeptics'. In a live online show hosted by Ruth Jackson and Justin Brierley he answers audience questions on his journey with pancreatic cancer, his transformed prayer life and his new book 'Forgive'. • For Tim's book 'Forgive': http://www.hachette.co.uk/titles/timothy- keller/forgive/9781473643130/ • Support the show and receive your e-book 'In Conversation with Tim Keller': …

  • Unbelievable? Classic Replay: How did life begin? Fuz Rana vs Adam Rutherford Play in Edifi Player

    Classic Replay: How did life begin? Fuz Rana vs Adam Rutherford

    Was the emergence of the first self-replicating organism a result of design or the blind forces of nature? In today's show from the archvies, Adam Rutherford is an atheist scientist whose book "Creation: The Origin of Life" claimed to show a naturalistic explanation for how life arose. Fazale (Fuz) Rana is a biochemist with Reasons To Believe. He values scientific research into origins but believes that Rutherford's explanation was a dead-end, and that design was still the best explanation. …

  • Unbelievable? James KA Smith speaks on how to inhabit time & Trevin Wax shows Justin around CS Lewis’ house The Kilns Play in Edifi Player

    James KA Smith speaks on how to inhabit time & Trevin Wax shows Justin around CS Lewis’ house The Kilns

    Justin presents an end of year show featuring a conversation with theologian and philosopher James KA Smith on his new book 'How To Inhabit Time' recorded at the Everything Conference. Justin also caught up with Trevin Wax in Oxford who gave him a tour of CS Lewis' home The Kilns. Support our End Of Year Appeal: https://gtly.to/aAxRk0kQs • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live …

  • Unbelievable? Classic Replay: Debating Penal Substitution - Steve Jeffrey, Greg Boyd, Alan Molineaux & David Bish Play in Edifi Player

    Classic Replay: Debating Penal Substitution - Steve Jeffrey, Greg Boyd, Alan Molineaux & David Bish

    Christians believe that Jesus' death on the cross provided the atonement for sins. But in what way? Advocates of the penal substitution view hold that God punished the Son, instead of us. Others argue this is an unjust way of viewing the crucifixion and prefer the 'Christus Victor' view, that Jesus defeats the powers of evil on the cross. In this classic replay, Steve Jeffery defended Penal Substitution, while Alan Molineaux questioned it. We also had contributions from American theologian …

  • Unbelievable? Intellectual and supernatural conversions - Christmas special with Nico Tarquinio & Martin Shaw Play in Edifi Player

    Intellectual and supernatural conversions - Christmas special with Nico Tarquinio & Martin Shaw

    Justin interviews two guests with remarkable stories of adult conversion to Christianity. Lawyer Nico Tarquinio went from atheist skeptic to Catholic convert via the Unbelievable? show. Storyteller and mythologist Martin Shaw explains how a revelation during a forest vigil led to his recent conversion to Eastern Orthodox Christianity. They also tell Justin what Christmas means to them now. Justin also speaks to Dan LaRock about his new book 'Grandpa's Gift'. Support our End Of Year …

  • Unbelievable? Classic Replay: AC Grayling vs Peter S Williams debating God Play in Edifi Player

    Classic Replay: AC Grayling vs Peter S Williams debating God

    In this episode from the archives we’re revisiting a debate between two Christian philosophers on the arguments for God. AC Grayling is one of the UK's most well known atheist thinkers. His book The God Argument claims to refute the key arguments for God and show why humanism is the best way forward. Christian Philosopher Peter S Williams interacted with Grayling who he believes badly misunderstood the arguments for God in his book. In a busy show they debated The Argument from Fine …