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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? Church abuse, leadership scandals & RZIM: Rachael Denhollander, Amy Orr-Ewing, Mike Cosper & Diane Langberg Play in Edifi Player

    Church abuse, leadership scandals & RZIM: Rachael Denhollander, Amy Orr-Ewing, Mike Cosper & Diane Langberg

    Justin Brierley was joined by four guests and hundreds of attendees for a live webinar event 'Falling From Grace: Addressing power, leadership and abuse in the church'. Panellists: Abuse survivor and advocate Rachael Denhollander; author, theologian and former RZIM vice-president Amy Orr-Ewing; Rise And Fall Of Mars Hill Podcast presenter Mike Cosper; and trauma and abuse specialist Diane Langberg. Justin Humphreys of the leading independent Christian safeguarding charity Thirtyone:eight …

  • Unbelievable? Classic Replay: Comedy & Christianity: Marcus Brigstocke vs David Robertson Play in Edifi Player

    Classic Replay: Comedy & Christianity: Marcus Brigstocke vs David Robertson

    Marcus Brigstocke is a well-known comedian on UK radio and TV. An atheist, he wrote the book "God Collar" about his problems with religion, but also why he wants to believe in God. He chatted with David Robertson, who at the time led Solas, the Centre for Public Christianity.  They talked about UK comedy's atheist leanings, Marcus' criticisms of both religion and new atheism, the problem of evil, the Old Testament and more besides. • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: …

  • Unbelievable? Angels, visions and near death encounters - Dale C Allison on whether skeptics can take religious experiences seriously Play in Edifi Player

    Angels, visions and near death encounters - Dale C Allison on whether skeptics can take religious experiences seriously

    From rapturous joy to inexplicable terror, angelic encounters to near death experiences, New Testament scholar Dale Allison has researched a wide range of phenomena in his new book 'Encountering Mystery: Religious Experience in a Secular Age'. He tells of his own experiences and explains why they are more common than many people realise, and why skeptics shouldn't dismiss them out of hand. Justin also brings listener questions from atheists and believers. For Dale's book 'Encountering …

  • Unbelievable? Remembering Queen Elizabeth II - NT Wright, Gavin Ashenden & Ruth Jackson Play in Edifi Player

    Remembering Queen Elizabeth II - NT Wright, Gavin Ashenden & Ruth Jackson

    As the world marks the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Justin Brierley presents a special edition of Unbelievable? speaking to New Testament scholar NT Wright about his memories of the queen when he preached for her as Bishop of Durham. Former chaplain to the queen Gavin Ashenden asks whether the end of her reign marks the end of Christendom in the UK, and Ruth Jackson reflects on the hope that comes with grief. For Ruth Jackson's article: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/articles/we- …

  • Unbelievable? Classic Replay: Is the Catholic Church the one true church? Play in Edifi Player

    Classic Replay: Is the Catholic Church the one true church?

    Some of the key differences between Catholic and Protestant doctrine were explored in a friendly dialogue in this show from the archives. Roman Catholic Peter D Williams and Protestant pastor David Robertson debated The Pope, Sola Scriptura and justification by faith. • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: …

  • Unbelievable? Are the public ready to move beyond the science vs faith conflict? Nick Spencer & Katherine Mathieson Play in Edifi Player

    Are the public ready to move beyond the science vs faith conflict? Nick Spencer & Katherine Mathieson

    Katherine Mathieson, director of the Royal Institution and Nick Spencer of Theos discuss the recent report 'Science and Religion: Moving away from the shallow end', which surveyed the British public's attitudes towards science and faith. They explore questions such as: Why does the public believe there is a conflict? How has New Atheism played into the debate? Is science the only way of knowing truth? For the Theos report: https://www.theosthinktank.co.uk/research/2022/04/21 …

  • Unbelievable? Classic Replay: Egalitarian vs Complementarian views on men & women Play in Edifi Player

    Classic Replay: Egalitarian vs Complementarian views on men & women

    A controversial blog post by Jared Wilson, quoting pastor Doug Wilson on the role of men and women in sex reignited the debate between complementarians and egalitarians. Our guests on this episode from the archives were: Rachel Held Evans: popular US author, blogger and speaker who believes the New Testament supports the equality of men and women in the church and in the home (Egalitarian). Owen Strachan: theology professor at Boyce College, Kentucky who believes the Bible teaches that men …

  • Unbelievable? The 2 men who invented the war between science & faith - Tim O’Neill, Dave Hutchings & James Ungureanu Play in Edifi Player

    The 2 men who invented the war between science & faith - Tim O’Neill, Dave Hutchings & James Ungureanu

    Podcast version: In the 19th Century John Draper and Andrew White conjured up one of the most successful and enduring myths of the modern world - the supposed historical conflict between science and faith. Justin explores their story with David Hutchings and James Ungureanu, authors of 'Of Popes and Unicorns: Science, Christianity and how the conflict thesis fooled the world'. They are also joined by Tim O'Neill of the 'History For Atheists' website, a non-believer who has established a …

  • Unbelievable? Podcast special: Unapologetic - former NFL player Derwin Gray’s conversion Play in Edifi Player

    Podcast special: Unapologetic - former NFL player Derwin Gray’s conversion

    We continue to bring you taster episodes of our wide range of Premier Unbelievable podcasts during August. Our newest podcast 'Unapologetic' offers weekly conversations with leading Christian thinkers, apologists and evangelists. In this episode Justin meets former NFL player Derwin L Gray, who founded Transformation Church in South Carolina and is author of the new book 'How To Heal Our Racial Divide'. Subscribe to the Unapologetic podcast: https://pod.link/1622170986 See episodes at our …

  • Unbelievable? Why is God hidden? Cosmic Skeptic & Lukas Ruegger at Oxford University with Max Baker-Hytch Play in Edifi Player

    Why is God hidden? Cosmic Skeptic & Lukas Ruegger at Oxford University with Max Baker-Hytch

    Why doesn't God seem to reveal himself to people who are open and seeking him? Recorded at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University, atheist Alex O'Connor (aka Cosmic Skeptic) and Christian apologist Lukas Ruegger join Justin discuss the hiddeness of God. OCCA tutor Max Baker-Hytch also joins the discussion for a post-script commentary. For OCCA: https://www.theocca.org/ For Wycliffe Hall: https://www.wycliffe.ox.ac.uk/ For Cosmic Skeptic: https://www.youtube.com/c/CosmicSkeptic For Lukas …

  • Unbelievable? Podcast special: The CS Lewis podcast - Alister McGrath on Surprised By Joy Play in Edifi Player

    Podcast special: The CS Lewis podcast - Alister McGrath on Surprised By Joy

    During August we are profiling some of the other great podcasts from Premier Unbelievable? In this taster episode from the CS Lewis Podcast with Alister McGrath, he opens up 'Surprised By Joy', the autobiography of Lewis' conversion. Subscribe to the CS Lewis podcast: https://pod.link/1560959545 See episodes at our website: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/shows/cs- lewis • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: …

  • Unbelievable? My bipolar experience: Can Christianity offer a better approach to depression? Play in Edifi Player

    My bipolar experience: Can Christianity offer a better approach to depression?

    Author and academic James Mumford recently wrote an article for The New Atlantis magazine about his experience undergoing therapy at a clinic for bipolar disorder and his concerns about its value neutral approach. He engages with psychologist Roger Bretherton, creator of The Character Course, on what role faith can play for those struggling with depression. For James Mumford: https://www.jamesmumford.co.uk/ For Roger Bretherton: https://www.thecharactercourse.com/ • Subscribe to the …

  • Unbelievable? Podcast special: Ask NT Wright Anything - Surprised By Hope Play in Edifi Player

    Podcast special: Ask NT Wright Anything - Surprised By Hope

    Justin presents a mid-week taster episode of our popular Ask NT Wright Anything podcast. This episode saw Tom Wright answer listener questions about salvation and new creation from his popular book 'Surprised By Hope'. Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright Anything podcast: https://pod.link/1441656192 See episodes at our website: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/shows/ask-nt- wright-anything • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: …

  • Unbelievable? Is Progressive Christianity a false gospel? Randal Rauser & Doug Groothuis Play in Edifi Player

    Is Progressive Christianity a false gospel? Randal Rauser & Doug Groothuis

    Theologian Randal Rauser defends 'progressive' Christians such as Rob Bell, Richard Rohr and Brian Mclaren, against 'heresy hunters' in his new book 'Progressive Christians Love Jesus Too' a response to Alisa Childers' book 'Another Gospel?'. Christian philosopher and apologist Douglas Groothuis explains why he thinks some progressive Christians are outside the bounds of orthodoxy and shares Childers' concerns about their influence. For Randal Rauser: https://randalrauser.com/ For Doug …