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Why I am not a Christian - Matt Dillahunty vs David Robertson - Unbelievable?

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Its round 2 of atheist Matt Dillahunty & David Robertson. This time Dillahunty explains why following the person of Christ doesn't make sense to him.

Robertson responds as they engage on whether Jesus was good, by what standard we judge, and whether we can trust what he said.

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June 3rd, 2016

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How should the church treat LGBT people? Preston Sprinkle & Brandan Robertson Preston Sprinkle, author of "People To Be Loved: Why …

Grill James White + Larry Taunton on bible study with Christopher Hitchens

May 27th, 2016

1:22:49
Reformed apologist James White joins Justin again, this time to take calls from listeners on whether the apostles preached Jesus’ divinity, whether …

Is Open Theism a heresy? James White vs John Sanders

May 20th, 2016

1:22:50
John E Sanders is one among a number of evangelical theologians such as Greg Boyd who have embraced Open Theism – the view that God does not …

Why Can’t Mike Believe? David Robertson & Mike Rand

May 13th, 2016

1:23:10
Mike Rand is an agnostic who has been listening to Unbelievable? for several years. He is attracted to aspects of the Christian faith but has certain intellectual objections which he hasn’t found satisfactory answers to …

Is human life intrinsically valuable? Peter Singer, Richard Weikart & Susan Blackmore

May 7th, 2016

1:22:48
Richard Weikart, professor of history at California State University, joins Justin to talk about his new book 'The Death of Humanity'. He says the loss of belief in the value of human life is leading to disastrous …

A Tale of Two Megachurches – When Justin met Joel Osteen & Rob Bell

April 29th, 2016

45:21
In this podcast-only edition of the programme, Justin Brierley delves into the archives to air a radio documentary which was first broadcast in 2009. He and his family went on a US road trip to visit two megachurches …

Have atheists got the wrong God? Rupert Shortt vs Jeremy Rodell

April 22nd, 2016

1:22:09
In his new book ‘Go Is No Thing’ Rupert Shortt argues that many ‘new atheists’ have a faulty view of God that doesn’t take seriously the …

Ehrman vs Bauckham Part 2: Can we trust eyewitness testimony?

April 15th, 2016

1:22:49
Justin hosts the second part of a debate between noted Bible scholars Bart Ehrman and Richard Bauckham. Ehrman's new book "Jesus Before the Gospels" …

Are the Gospels based on eyewitness testimony? Bart Ehrman vs Richard Bauckham

April 8th, 2016

1:20:39
Bart Ehrman's new book "Jesus Before the Gospels" makes the case that the stories about Jesus would have changed and evolved before they were written …

Did Jesus' followers believe he was God? Yusuf Ismail vs Jonathan McLatchie

April 1st, 2016

1:20:45
In Islam, Jesus is regarded as a prophet. Muslims commonly claim that the Christian belief in Christ as co-equal with God is a corruption of Jesus' …

A Jewish sceptic investigates the resurrection: Michael Alter vs Jonathan McLatchie

March 24th, 2016

1:22:07
Michael Alter is a Jew who spent a decade researching the evidence for the resurrection of Jesus after being challenged to investigate it. The result …

Is the fine-tuning of the Universe evidence for God? Robin Collins vs Peter Millican

March 18th, 2016

1:20:22
Science has revealed that the fundamental constants and forces of the cosmos appear to be exquisitely fine-tuned to allow a universe in which life can develop. Is God the best explanation of the incredibly improbable …

Should Christians save sex for marriage? Dianna E Anderson & Sarah Long

March 11th, 2016

1:20:12
Most evangelical churches teach young people that sex should be saved for marriage. But Dianna E Anderson's book 'Damaged Goods' claims that the …

Does the problem of evil presuppose God? Josh Parikh vs Cory Markum

March 4th, 2016

1:21:21
The problem of evil and suffering is a key objection to the existence of a loving God. But what if the very existence of moral ‘evil’ requires a God? …

Do Muslims and Christians worship the same God? Joseph Cumming & Nabeel Qureshi

February 26th, 2016

1:20:43
A Wheaton college professor was recently threatened with dismissal after claiming that Muslims and Christians worship the same God.

Justin is …

Was Christopher Hitchens right about religion? Peter Hitchens, Ed Turner & Peter Harris (plus Unbelievable? 2016 announced)

February 19th, 2016

1:20:56
Until his death from cancer over four years ago, Christopher Hitchens was one of the preeminent figures of new atheism: a prolific writer who was …

From Christian to Jewish to atheist – Luke Griffiss-Williams & Richard Harvey

February 12th, 2016

1:20:19
Luke Griffiss-Williams has an interesting faith journey. Having been an evangelical Christian, doubts about the deity of Jesus led him to convert to Judaism. But further doubts about the historicity of the Old Testament …

Are Christians happier than atheists? Ann Morisy & Craig James

February 5th, 2016

1:19:37
The latest survey from the UK Office of National Statistics shows that religious people are happier than atheists. Hindus came first in terms of reported happiness and Christians second.

Christian researcher and …

Is belief in Divine punishment good or bad for us? Dominic Johnson and Peter S Williams

January 29th, 2016

1:20:40
Dominic Johnson’s new book ‘God is Watching You: How the fear of God makes us human’ makes the claim that belief in divine punishment has arisen …

Devil’s Advocate Debate - Michael Ruse the theist vs Randal Rauser the atheist

January 22nd, 2016

1:20:19
It’s sometimes said that the best way to understands your opponent’s position is to put yourself in their shoes. Justin hosts an unusual edition of …

Is gay marriage bad for children? Bobby Lopez, James Croft & Jacob Clark

January 15th, 2016

1:20:15
As gay marriage is legalised in countries around the world, some studies claim to show that rearing children in same sex families can be harmful. …

Is peace between Israel & Palestine possible? Salim Munayer, Lisa Loden & Andrew Sibley

January 8th, 2016

1:20:06
Justin is joined by Palestinian Christian Salim Munayer and Jewish Christian believer Lisa Loden, authors of 'Through My Enemy's Eyes', as they discuss the prospects for peace in Israel.

They are also joined by Andrew …

Is it time for Evolution 2.0? Perry Marshall vs PZ Myers

December 31st, 2015

1:20:33
Perry Marshall is an online marketing strategist with a background in computer engineering. His new book 'Evolution 2.0: Breaking the deadlock …

Christmas special: Santa, the star & the atheist who loves Christmas. Colin Nicholl, Phil Vischer, Ruth Jackson, Nick Pandolfi & David Suchet

December 24th, 2015

1:20:31
Justin is joined by a glittering array of guests for a Boxing Day edition of the show. Colin Nicholl author of 'The Great Christ Comet' discusses why …

Is the UK's Christian heritage history? Peter Hitchens vs Terry Sanderson

December 18th, 2015

1:20:58
A recent report on faith and public life in the UK recommended cutting back the role of Christianity to make space for other faiths and humanist …

Why do evangelicals lose their faith? Os Guinness & Rodney Wilson

December 11th, 2015

1:20:31
Christian author and cultural critic Os Guinness' new book called "Fools Talk: Recovering the art of Christian persuasion" is aimed at helping …

Ask me any question - 10th anniversary celebration edition

December 4th, 2015

1:20:06
Unbelievable? has turned 10 years old! Justin answers a ton of questions send in by listeners about the show, the guests and his own beliefs. We also …

Is Christianity holding Northern Ireland back? David Robertson vs Michael Nugent

November 27th, 2015

2:05:55
This week’s episode is a podcast-only special featuring the audio of a recent debate between David Robertson of the Solas Centre for Public …

Is ISIS Islamic? Jeremiah J Johnston, Craig Evans, Inayat Bunglawala & Adnan Rashid

November 20th, 2015

1:20:46
Following the terror attacks in Paris, Justin is joined by Christians and Muslims to debate whether Islamic State represents a true interpretation of …

Has science explained away God? David Glass, Peter Atkins & James Croft

November 13th, 2015

1:19:58
Some atheists say that, as scientific explanations for the natural world multiply, God has become unnecessary as an explanation. David Glass who is …

Can we build a godless, flourishing society? Alex Gabriel & Rich Park

November 6th, 2015

1:20:56
Alex Gabriel is an atheist and Rich Park is a Christian. They enjoyed lengthy conversations in the pub while they were students at Oxford University.

In this edition of the show we swap the pub for the studio and …

2 views on suffering – Warfare vs Blueprint – Kurt Jaros & Ken Brownell

October 30th, 2015

1:21:40
Is suffering planned as part of God’s sovereign will? Or is God not to blame, as suffering is the result of an ongoing cosmic spiritual battle?

Ken …

Is God the best explanation for apparent design in nature? – Jonathan McLatchie & Cory Markum

October 23rd, 2015

1:20:50
Jonathan McLatchie is a Christian currently studying cell biology at PhD level and an advocate of Intelligent Design (ID). Cory Markum is an atheist …

Revisiting the resurrection - Ed Atkinson vs Tony Costa

October 16th, 2015

1:20:48
Ex-Christian Ed Atkinson has been investigating the evidence for the resurrection of Jesus following the "Summer of Scripture" debate between James …

Who invented the universe? Alister McGrath & Jim Al-Khalili

October 9th, 2015

1:20:53
Theologian Alister McGrath's new book 'Inventing The Universe' weaves his own story of conversion from atheism to Christianity while studying science …

Do Mormons believe in Grace? Bill McKeever & James Holt

October 2nd, 2015

1:21:40
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormonism) differs from mainstream Christianity in various ways. Some Christians, including Bill McKeever of Mormonism Research Ministry, say that LDS believers have an …

Homo Naledi and the Adam & Eve debate

September 25th, 2015

1:20:43

Homo Naledi is one of the most significant hominin (human ancestor) fossil discoveries in history. But what are the implication of these hominid …

Up the Ladder in Hyde Park – Muslim & Christians in debate

September 18th, 2015

1:05:47

The feature “Up the Ladder in Hyde Park”, originally broadcast in 2008, sees Justin meet Muslims and Christians engaged in rowdy debates at Speakers …

Can Christians & atheists stop fighting? Randal Rauser & Alom Shaha

September 11th, 2015

1:21:08

Christian theologian Randal Rauser's new book "Is the atheist my Neighbour?" says that Christians often fail to extend respect and love towards …

Should China’s future be atheistic humanism or Christianity? John Lombard vs David Marshall

September 4th, 2015

1:20:22

China is experiencing rapid Christian growth, with more Christian believers today than members of the Chinese Communist party.



John Lombard is an …

The Rainbow Through The Rain – A POW’s story in the Far East

September 2nd, 2015

47:46
The Rainbow Through The Rain tells the story of Geoffrey Mowat, the grandfather of Justin Brierley. Geoff was a Prisoner of War under the Japanese during World War 2, which included time spent under brutal conditions in …

Can atheists have Meaning without God? Michael Ruse & Andy Bannister

August 28th, 2015

1:20:42

Atheist philosopher Michael Ruse joins Justin as we spend a second week looking at Andy Bannister’s new book ‘The atheist who didn’t exist’.



Its …

Is atheism a belief system? Andy Bannister vs Ed Turner

August 21st, 2015

1:20:58

Andy Bannister is the author of ‘The Atheist Who Didn’t Exist’. Its amusingly titled chapters include ‘The Scandinavian sceptic (or: Why atheism is really a belief system)’.



Atheist Ed Turner last did battle with Andy …

The case from science for & against God – Peter Atkins vs Zachary Ardern

August 14th, 2015

1:18:53

Young Christian biologist Zahary Ardern goes up against longstanding atheist scientist Peter Atkins as each present their case for and against God.



New Testament listener Q&A - Gary Habermas & James Crossley

August 7th, 2015

1:20:30

Christian Bible scholar Gary Habermas and agnostic New Testament scholar James Crossley return to answer questions sent in by Unbelievable? listeners.

Do the minimal facts support the resurrection? Gary Habermas & James Crossley

July 31st, 2015

1:21:12

Christian philosopher and historian Gary Habermas has been at the forefront of the ‘minimal facts’ approach as evidence for the resurrection of Jesus.



He debates the commonly agreed facts with agnostic New Testament …

Ehrman vs McGrew - Round 2 – Do undesigned coincidences confirm the Gospels?

July 24th, 2015

1:21:27

Bart D Ehrman and Tim J McGrew return to debate research by McGrew on the so-called ‘un-designed coincidences’ between different Gospel accounts that give them the ring of truth.

They also debate whether historical …

Bart Ehrman vs Tim McGrew - Round 1 - Can we trust the Gospels?

July 17th, 2015

1:20:59

Well known critical bible scholar Bart Ehrman discusses whether the Gospels are reliable historical records of Jesus’ life with Christian apologist …

Can Christianity be true if Christians can’t agree on doctrine? Andrew Whyte vs Nabeel Qureshi

July 10th, 2015

1:19:43

Andrew Whyte lost his faith after realising the diversity of Christian beliefs. He has developed a series of Youtube videos on the way Christians disagree about various doctrines and we hear some of the audio from them.

Unbelievable? John Lennox Premier Lecture - Going Against the Flow

July 3rd, 2015

1:10:20

Mathematician and Christian thinker John Lennox gave the Premier Lecture for the 20th Anniversary of the Radio station on June 10th.

Drawing on his new book ‘Against the Flow’, Lennox draws lessons from the book of …

Jean Vanier & Students roundtable discussion

June 26th, 2015

1:21:10

Philosopher and theologian Jean Vanier recently won the Templeton prize for his 50 years as founder of L'Arche, an international network of Christian …

Caitlyn Jenner & Transgenderism: trans & ex-trans Christian debate

June 19th, 2015

1:19:26

Gender Dysphoria is a condition in which a person feels their body does not match the gender they identify with.

Following celebrity Bruce Jenner's …

Does archaeology support the New Testament? Shahar Shilo & Byron McCane

June 12th, 2015

1:17:13

A conversation on whether modern archaeology support the new Testament accounts. Two experts join Justin to talk about exciting recent finds and the …

Does prayer make sense? David Wilkinson vs Ed Atkinson

June 5th, 2015

1:20:09

David Wilkinson, Principal of St John’s College Durham and a physicist by background, addresses why prayers go unanswered in his new book “When I …

Is faith good for science? Ruth Bancewicz & Eugenie Scott

May 29th, 2015

1:20:10

Ruth Bancewicz of the Faraday Institute, Cambridge describes how the Christian faith of present day scientists has positively influenced their work in her new book “God in the lab: How science enhances faith”.

Eugenie …

Are Muslims turning to Christ around the world? David Garrison, Imam Musharraf Hussain & Nazam Guffoor

May 22nd, 2015

1:19:39

David Garrison, author of 'A Wind in the House of Islam' says that movements of Muslims becoming Christians are occurring globally in unprecedented numbers.

Imam Musharraf Hussain and Nazam Guffoor question David on …

The Islamic vs Christian view of God. Abdurraheem Green vs Jonathan McLatchie

May 15th, 2015

1:20:27

What is God like? Muslims believe in Tahweed (oneness), Christians in the Trinity (three in one).

British convert to Islam Abdurraheem Green debates …

Why Isn't Tony a Christian? David Robertson & Tony Smollett

May 8th, 2015

1:21:12

Justin chairs an open ended conversation between two Scots. Church leader David Robertson and atheist Tony Smollett .

They cover the reasons why Tony …

Why do young people leave church? Drew Dyck & Ben Watts

May 1st, 2015

1:21:36

Ben Watts lost his faith and left his church in his late teens. He explains why, and engages in a discussion with Drew Dyck, author of ‘Generation …

Does Scripture forbid same-sex relationships? Robert Gagnon vs Jayne Ozanne

April 24th, 2015

1:21:30

Prof Robert Gagnon has become a well-known voice advocating the traditional biblical view on sexuality. In a highly charged show he debates the scriptural issues on sexuality with Jayne Ozanne, the director of Accepting …

The argument from consciousness to God - C’Zar Bernstein vs Arif Ahmed

April 17th, 2015

1:31:16

In a philosophical edition of the show we debate whether humans are both a soul and a body, and does that provide evidence for God?

C’zar Bernstein a …

Has the Big Bang gone bust? Phil Harper & Jeff Zweerink

April 10th, 2015

1:20:39

Recent news headlines suggested that the theory of the Big Bang in which the universe had a beginning point, has been overturned. If it's true, and …

Is the Turin Shroud the burial cloth of Christ? Alan Whanger vs Hugh Farey

April 2nd, 2015

1:20:10

Two guests with different views on the authenticity of the Turin Shroud join Justin to debate following his feature documentary on the Shroud.

Alan …

Have we misread the Adam and Eve story? John Walton vs Stephen Lloyd

March 27th, 2015

1:20:14

John Walton, professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College, Illinois, has authored the book ‘The Lost World of Adam and Eve. He argues that Adam and …

Justin Welby evangelism interview & lecture

March 20th, 2015

1:26:51

In a podcast special, we hear Premier’s Dave Rose interview the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, on how Christians can be more effective evangelists.

Then we hear the Lambeth Lecture on Evangelism and Witness by …

Grill an apologist – members of UK Apologetics respond to sceptic callers

March 13th, 2015

1:19:58

Ruth Preston, Calum Miller and Peter S Williams of the UK Apologetics Facebook group and blog take a variety of questions from callers.

Ben, who lost …

Debating the Ontological Argument - Peter S Williams & Peter Millican

March 6th, 2015

1:21:22
Debating the Ontological Argument - Peter S Williams & Peter Millican

Can God be proved by definition? That's the claim of the Ontological …

Is the church failing gay Christians? Steve Chalke, Ed Shaw, Jayne Ozanne & Rosaria Butterfield

February 27th, 2015

1:20:35

Church leader Steve Chalke is well known for his support of same-sex relationships. Ed Shaw is a same sex attracted Christian whose traditional Biblical convictions have led him to remain celibate. They discuss how …

Is Genocide a Skeleton in God's closet?

February 20th, 2015

1:21:11

Joshua Ryan Butler, author of 'The Skeletons in God's Closet' discusses hell, judgement and holy war with Jeff Cook.

They debate whether Old …

Paula Gooder answers your Bible Questions

February 13th, 2015

1:21:04

New Testament scholar, author and speaker Paula Gooder joins Justin to tackle a range of questions sent in by listeners. The Old Covenant, eyewitness …

Why does God allow suffering? Vince Vitale & Julian Baggini

February 6th, 2015

1:20:03

Following atheist Stephen Fry's viral anti-God video, the question of how a good God could allow suffering has come into focus again.

Justin is …

The Outsider Test part 2 plus James Emery White on the ‘Rise of the Nones’

January 30th, 2015

1:20:53

In a continuation of last week’s show David Marshall & John Loftus continue to debate whether Christianity is rationally tenable and unique among world religions.

David Marshall author of ‘Why Jesus Passes the …

Does Christianity pass the Outsider Test? David Marshall vs John Loftus

January 23rd, 2015

1:19:16

Atheist John Loftus has challenged Christians with the 'Outsider Test of Faith'. He believes that if Christians examined their own faith with the …

Does Humanism need God? Angus Ritchie vs Stephen Law

January 16th, 2015

1:20:29

The term 'Humanism' is often seen as synonymous with atheism. But a recent Theos report titled: 'The case for Christian Humanism: why Christians …

Does mathematics point to God? William Lane Craig vs Daniel Came

January 9th, 2015

1:21:24

In 1960 physicist Eugene Wigner wrote a paper on the ‘unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics’. Christian philosopher William (Bill) Lane Craig has recently been developing arguments concerning the ‘applicability’ of …

Should Christians rethink Hell? Dr Al Mohler & Chris Date debate the traditional & conditionalist view

January 3rd, 2015

1:20:23

Following an article in the New York Times about scholars who adopt an annihilationist (also called 'conditional immortality') view of hell rather …

Explaining your faith (to a church-going atheist) - John Pritchard, Andrew Nightingale & Mark Roques

December 23rd, 2014

1:20:33

Rt Revd John Pritchard is the recently retired Bishop of Oxford and the author of 'How to Explain Your Faith'. He joins Justin along with church-going atheist Andrew Nightingale and Christian philosopher and storyteller …

Did Isaiah prophesy a Virgin birth? Alistair McKitterick & Robert Stovold

December 19th, 2014

1:21:03

We hear it every year at Christmas in in our services. Matthew Chapter 1, quoting the prophet Isaiah - "look the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel".

Critics say there's a …

Keith Ward and Michael Ruse debate the evidence for God

December 16th, 2014

1:20:16

Keith Ward is the former Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford University. His new book “The evidence for God” picks up on various aspects of human experience as proof of a spiritual realm.

He is joined by atheist …

The curious case of Eben Alexander: near death and out-of-body experiences

December 5th, 2014

1:20:35

Eben Alexander is a neurosurgeon whose book Proof Of Heaven became a bestseller. It documented his visions of heaven while in a coma which had shut …

Brian McLaren & Andrew Wilson debate Jesus and the Bible

November 28th, 2014

1:10:34

Emerging Church leader Brian McLaren and evangelical leader Andrew Wilson debate whether we need to rethink scripture in a podcast special hosted by …

Putting Christianity on Trial – Mark Lanier vs Paul Beaumont

November 21st, 2014

1:20:19

Mark Lanier is a successful US trial lawyer. He’s also a keen theologian and apologist and has used his skills as a lawyer to make the case for …

Scientific evidence versus religious belief – Jonathan McLatchie & Elliot George debate

November 14th, 2014

1:21:10

Elliot George is a retired science teacher whose new book “Godbuster: Exorcises all known gods” claims that science is about evidence whereas …

Just War vs Pacifism - Nigel Biggar & Stanley Hauerwas

November 7th, 2014

1:21:18

It's100 years since the outbreak of WWI. Two of the world's leading Christian thinkers on Just War & Pacifism join Justin to discuss their different views on whether war is ever justified.

Nigel Biggar is Regius …

Has defending scripture made us unable to read it? Peter Enns & David Instone-Brewer - Unbelievable?

October 31st, 2014

1:21:32

Bible scholar Peter Enns was fired from his position at Westminster Theological Seminary after his views on scripture were deemed to be too liberal. …

Meet Tam the witch - A Wiccan & Christian Discuss Halloween

October 24th, 2014

1:21:40

As Halloween approaches Justin meets Tam, a Wiccan who explains what he believes and the significance of Halloween (or Sam'hain) to the witchcraft …

Unbelievable? Abort it and try again? Ann Furedi & James Mumford debate abortion and disability

October 17th, 2014

1:20:11

When Richard Dawkins tweeted 'abort it and try again' to a follower who raised a question about pregnancy and Downs Syndrome, there was a public …

Unbelievable? Debating animal suffering and God - Michael Murray vs Phil Harper

October 10th, 2014

1:20:55

Christian Philosopher Michael Murray wrote a book in 2008 making a defence of God in the face of millennia of animal suffering. He presents his arguments to atheist Phil Harper (aka Skydivephil).

They also discuss the …

Unbelievable? What's got evangelicals interested in the Orthodox Church?

October 3rd, 2014

1:21:00

Several high profile evangelical have converted to The Orthodox Church in recent decades. Is it just for the cool beards and robes? In this …

Unbelievable? Is atheism a fool's bet? Rethinking Pascal's Wager

September 26th, 2014

1:20:31

Blaise Pascal was a 17th century Christian philosopher and mathematician who said that we all bet our life on the existence of God. So, you are better off believing in God because you've everything to gain if it's true …

Unbelievable? Abortion: A woman's choice or a baby's life?

September 19th, 2014

1:20:45

The abortion debate reared its head again this summer after controversial tweets by Richard Dawkins made the news.

Justin hosts a discussion between Mara Clarke of the Abortion Support Network and Scott Klusendorf of the …

Debating the history of atheism - Nick Spencer & Julian Baggini - Unbelievable?

September 12th, 2014

1:21:06

Nick Spencer is the author of 'Atheists: The Origin of the Species'. He explains the origins of various strands of atheism and why the New Atheism of …

Graham Ward & Sue Blackmore on the biology of belief - Unbelievable?

September 5th, 2014

1:21:13

Graham Ward is Oxford Regius professor of Divinity. His new book 'Unbelievable' explores the biology and psychology of belief. Atheist professor of …

Unbelievable?: Is our universe more likely on atheism or theism? Calum Miller vs James Croft

August 31st, 2014

1:20:54

Two young, intelligent thinkers join Justin to debate whether atheism or theism makes best sense of the universe.

Oxford student and apologist Calum …

Do we need to reclaim the Jewish Jesus - Unbelievable?

August 22nd, 2014

1:19:15

A discussion on whether the Western church has lost the Hebraic roots of its faith and why anti semitism has been a factor in the church.

Salim Munayer directs Musalaha – a charity focused on trying to bring …

Unbelievable?: Israel, Palestine & the Gaza conflict - Salim Munayer & Steve Maltz

August 15th, 2014

1:21:25

There have been thousands of casualties in Gaza this summer as Israel's military have responded to Hamas rocket attacks. A Messianic Jew and a Palestinian Christian join Justin to talk through the history of the …

Unbelievable?: How do we solve world poverty? Wayne Grudem vs Richard Glover

August 9th, 2014

1:19:42

Wayne Grudem is a theologian known for his conservative approach to both doctrine and economics. His new book "The Poverty of Nations: A Sustainable …

Unbelievable?: The Unbelievers Movie - Gus Holwerda & Graham Veale

August 1st, 2014

1:21:18

The Unbelievers is a film documentary following atheists Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss on a world speaking tour. We hear some clips from the …

Unbelievable The Conference 2014 highlights show

November 25th, 2014

1:21:16

We hear highlights from this year's Unbelievable? Conference, including the opening address by Os Guinness, Ruth Jackson on reaching young people, Craig Hazen on the resurrection, William Lane Craig & Jeff Zweerink …

Unbelievable The Flying Spaghetti Monster & New Atheism - Graham Veale & Rory Fenton

November 25th, 2014

1:21:37
Graham Veale is the author of "New Atheism: A Survival Guide" which looks at some of the popular objections of new atheism, including the 'Flying …

A French atheist-turned-theologian discusses his conversion

July 12th, 2014

1:22:13

Guillaume Bignon was a French man living a happy and godless life until recently when a series of events led him on an intellectual journey towards …

Is the Mormon gospel the Biblical gospel?

November 25th, 2014

1:21:51
Lynn Wilder was a temple-recommend holding Mormon who taught at Brigham Young University in Utah. She describes what led her to abandon the Church of …

Os Guinness & the ex-Christian

June 30th, 2014

1:23:00

Os Guinness is an international Christian speaker, author and social critic. He is a keynote speaker at Unbelievable? The Conference 2014.

Ed Atkinson was a Christian for a number of years before he lost his faith after …

Did God punish Jesus on the cross? Chalke vs Wilson Bible debate #3 Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

26:27

In their 3rd debate church leaders Steve Chalke and Andrew Wilson debate the doctrine of penal substitutionary atonement. Chalke famously described the concept of God punishing Jesus as 'cosmic child abuse'.

Book for …

Did they mishear God in the Old Testament? Chalke vs Wilson Bible Debate #2 Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

26:45

The second of 4 podcast specials in which Oasis church leader Steve Chalke debates his view of Scripture with Andrew Wilson of New Frontiers

They discuss whether God really struck people down in both the Old and New …

Chalke vs Wilson Bible Debate #1 - Does Scripture contain errors? Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

31:07

UK church leader Steve Chalke's Oasis Trust was recently dismissed from the Evangelical Alliance UK due to their stance affirming same-sex relationships

In the first of 4 podcast specials, Steve Chalke debates his view …

Does the future have a church? Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:46

Book for Unbelievable? The Conference 2014 www.premier.org.uk/reasonablefaith

A recent report on the Church of England showed overall decline, but growth among 'Fresh Expressions' and Cathedral congregations.

The …

Young, restless... no longer reformed? Austin Fischer & James White - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:21:18

Austin Fischer embraced 'New Calvinism' as a teenager, after being influenced by its popular proponents. But he recently abandoned it when he found …

Why I am not an atheist - David Robertson vs Matt Dillahunty - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:21:19

The Apostle's Creed begins "I believe in God". David Robertson explains why he doesn't believe atheism makes sense, as related in a chapter of Why I Am Not An Atheist.

Matt Dillahunty, host of The Atheist Experience …

Ryan Bell discusses his 'year as an atheist' with Matt Flannagan - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:45

Ryan J Bell is a former pastor who has decided to try being an atheist for a year. He explains why and interacts with New Zealand apologist Matt …

Is Heaven for real? Randal Rauser vs Hemant Mehta - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:21:13

Randal Rauser says we are wrong to imagine heaven as clouds, harps or a never-ending church service. In his new book What on Earth do we know about Heaven? he unpacks the Biblical view of heaven as a 'renewed earth'.

Gays, the Gospel and the Church - Justin Lee & Ed Shaw - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:19:36

Justin Lee is a gay Christian. In his book Unconditional he describes his struggle to reconcile his sexuality with his evangelical faith and how he …

The Experience of God - David Bentley Hart & Richard Norman - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:21:18

David Bentley Hart is a renowned Eastern Orthodox scholar of religion who presents three approaches to the existence of God in his new book "The …

The Christian & Atheist 'Faith Swap' - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:21:06

Two friends, Bentley Browning (the Christian) and Simon Capes (the atheist) are both comics. They tell Justin about the religious role reversal they …

Calvinism vs Molinism - William Lane Craig & Paul Helm - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:25

If God ordains the future, can humans have free will? Are people predestined for salvation? And what does the Bible say on the matter?

William Lane …

Was Jesus just a... Prophet? James White vs Yusuf Ismail - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:22:06

Muslims believe that Jesus was a prophet, but not the Son of God as Christians believe.

James White is a US Bible Scholar and Yusuf Ismail is a …

Was Jesus just a... Rabbi? David Lister & David Instone-Brewer - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:21:02

The second of three shows debating the identity of Jesus. Orthodox Rabbi David Lister talks to New Testament scholar David Instone-Brewer.

They …

Was Jesus just a...zealot? Reza Aslan vs Anthony Le Donne - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:25:45

Reza Aslan is the author of the bestselling book Zealot which claims Jesus was a political revolutionary and not the peace loving Messiah of the …

Richard Dawkins debates Old Testament morality - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:21:45

Richard Dawkins has described the God of the Old Testament as (among other things) a "capriciously malevolent bully". The world's best known atheist …

Darwin's Doubt - Stephen C Meyer & Charles Marshall debate ID - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:27:00

Stephen C Meyer is the world's leading Intelligent Design proponent. His new book Darwin's Doubt claims that the Cambrian fossil record, which saw an "explosion" of new life forms in a short space of time, is evidence …

Debating the charismatic church & MacArthur's Strange Fire - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:00

US Bible teacher John MacArthur recently condemned charismatic Christians as unbiblical and unsaved at his Strange Fire conference.

Reformed Blogger Adrian Warnock explains why John MacArthur has thrown the charismatic …

Is the Mormon Church having a crisis of faith? Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:48

Hanns Mattsson, a leader in the European wing of the Church of Jesus Christ of latter Day Saints recently went public about his doubts in the New York Times

Graphic abortion images - Anne Furedi vs Gregg Cunningham public debate - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:44:51

Ann Furedi of the British Preganancy Advisory Service (the UK's largest abortion provider) debates Gregg Cunningham of the pro-life Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform.

They debate the motion "This house believes that it is …

NT Wright on Paul, Hell, Satan, Creation, Adam, Eve & more - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:16

Renowned New Testament Scholar NT (Tom) Wright joins Justin to talk about his new book 'Paul And The Faithfulness of God'. He also answers a number …

Should the Church keep out of education? David Robertson vs Terry Sanderson - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:56

The National Secular Society recently raised concerns that Christian groups were infiltrating RE lessons in order to evangelise at schools. Although …

How does an atheist celebrate rites of passage? Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:47

How does a non-religious person choose to mark significant milestones in life such as births, weddings and deaths? Some people are turning to the services of Humanist celebrants such as Hannah Hart, who talks to Justin …

Catholic vs Protestant debate on Sola Scriptura - Peter D Williams vs James White - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:38

The Protestant Reformation brought forth the cry "Sola Scriptura" - that Christianity should be based on the words of scripture alone, not on Roman …

Evidence, atheism & the case for God - Rice Broocks, Brian Miller & David Beebee - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:51

Rice Broocks is a US church leader. His new book 'God's Not Dead' gathers together various lines of evidence for the existence of God.

Atheist listener David Beebee steps up to the plate to discuss the book with Rice. …

Keith Ward vs Michael Ruse on Mind, Consciousness & The God Question - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:13

Christian philosopher Prof Keith Ward and atheist philosopher of science Michael Ruse debate some of the issues raised by the new DVD documentary series The God Question. It explores whether advances in science are …

Lawrence Krauss vs John Lennox - Science, the universe & The God Question - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:19:56

New DVD documentary series The God Question explores whether advances in science are undermining or supporting belief in God. Christian thinker Prof John Lennox and atheist physicist Lawrence Krauss debate some of the …

William Lane Craig & Lawrence Krauss review their Australia debates - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:31

Christian philosopher William Lane Craig and atheist physicist Lawrence Krauss recently met in Australia for 3 public dialogues on the existence of God.

They join Justin Brierley to reflect on the value of the events …

How would finding alien life affect Christianity? David Wilkinson & Mark Kidger - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:09

The SETI programme has been listening to the universe for signs of intelligent life for over 50 years.

In his new book 'Science, Religion and the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence' astrophysicist Revd Prof David …

Imagination, suffering, abortion & atheism 2013 Conference videos - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:19

Justin launches the Video Website of Unbelievable? The Conference 2013 www.premier.org.uk/apologetics

Excerpts from talks by Alister Mcgrath, Amy …

The detective & the Gospels - J Warner Wallace answers sceptics' objections - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:28

J Warner Wallace is a homicide detective specialising in cold case murder investigations.

In his book Cold Case Christianity he shows how the same …

William Lane Craig's Cambridge Union Debate - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:32:19

In this debate from the Reasonable Faith UK tour in 2011, William Lane Craig visited the Cambridge Union.

The motion under debate is "This house believes that God is not a delusion". The other debaters are Peter S …

Young Earth Creation debate 2: Adam, Eve Sin & Death - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:40

The second of two debates in which Young Earth Creationist Andy McIntosh debates paleontologist Robert Asher.

Andy responds to a number of questions …

Does the rock and fossil record point to Noah's flood or evolution? Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:24:24

The Young Earth Creation movement claim that the Bible and science show that the world is only a little over 6000 years old. In the first of two …

3 Same-Sex Attracted Church leaders speak out - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:16

A special radio feature titled "A Different Kind of Coming Out" sees Justin meet three evangelical church leaders who talk about their struggle with same-sex attraction and why they've decided to choose celibacy, or …

Peter Kreeft debates the argument from desire - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:23

CS Lewis said "If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world."

Peter Kreeft is a philosophy professor and well know Christian …

Greg Koukl answers objections on sin, morality & God - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:36

Greg Koukl is the host of the apologetics radio show Stand To Reason whcih aims to equip believers with good reasons for their faith and to answer …

The Probability of the Resurrection - Calum Miller & Chris Hallquist - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:41

Christian philosopher Richard Swinburne has used probability theory to show that the likelihood of the resurrection of Christ is 0.97.

Calum Miller …

Literature, CS Lewis & Conversion - Holly Ordway & Laura Miller - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:49

Former atheist Holly Ordway came to Christian faith via poetry and literature. She tells her story and explains her passion for literary apologetics.

Presuppositional vs Natural Theology - K Scott Oliphint & Kurt Jaros - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:03

Two different approaches to apologetics are debated on the show. K Scott Oliphint is Professor of Apologetics & Systematic Theology at …

The Outsider Test of Faith & Miracles - Randal Rauser vs John Loftus - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:18

Randal Rauser is a Christian, John Loftus is a former-Christian-now-atheist. They have co-authored the book God Or Godless? debating 20 controversial questions.

They join Justin for two discussions. In his Outsider …

Alister McGrath + Panel Q&A at Unbelievable? 2013 - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:22:50

Over 600 people attended the third Unbelievable? Conference in London in May 2013 - Jesus: Liar, lunatic, Legend or Lord. In this programme we hear some audio extracts from the conference which aimed to equip Christian …

Can the Bible be retold as science? Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:21:51

Russell Stannard is emeritus professor of Physics at The Open University. He is a Christian and presenter of the RE Today Services Science & Belief videos

Steve Jones is emeritus professor of genetics at University …

The Pope's astronomer interview - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

54:34

Brother Guy Consolmagno has an asteroid named after him. The planetary scientist for the Vatican talks to Justin Brierley about his journey of …

Did Adam & Eve exist? Denis Alexander, Fuz Rana & Peter Enns - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:21:34

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 …

Amy Orr-Ewing answers atheists' questions - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:22:11

Amy Orr-Ewing is an evangelist and apologist with the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. She is a speaker at Unbelievable? The Conference 2013

Kermit Gosnell & the abortion debate - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:21:49

In the USA Kermit Gosnell is 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 …

Alister McGrath on the life of CS Lewis - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:21:21

Alister McGrath chats to Justin Brierley about his major new biography 'CS Lewis: A Life - Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet'.

They discuss Lewis' (re-dated) conversion, his life in Oxford, his arguments for God and …

Rob Bell debates God, Salvation & Homosexuality - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:23:51

For more information about Rob Bell's new book, click here: http://bit.ly/15Mve2T

Rob Bell returns to Unbelievable? 2 years after his debate on the controversial best-seller 'Love Wins'.

He talks about life after Mars …

Creating Life in the Lab - Adam Rutherford & Fuz Rana - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:24:17

In a podcast special, atheist scientist Adam Rutherford and Christian biochemist Fazale (Fuz) Rana of Reasons To Believe, discuss the latest advances in synthetic bio-engineering and whether they support or contradict …

How did life begin? Adam Rutherford & Fuz Rana - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:21:47

Was the emergence of the first self-replicating organism a result of design or the blind forces of nature?

Adam Rutherford is an atheist scientist …

What happened on the cross? Penal Substitution debate - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:08

Christians believe that Jesus' death on the cross provided the atonement for sins. But in what way?

Advocates of the penal substitution view hold …

AC Grayling vs Peter S Williams - The God Argument - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:27:54

AC Grayling is one of the Uk's most well known atheist thinkers. His new 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 …

In Conversation with Rowan Williams

June 23rd, 2014

56:03

Rowan Williams led the Anglican Church for 10 years. He reflects on his journey of faith, and the trials and joys of his time in office in a wide ranging interview with Justin Brierley.

Find out why he briefly …

Why Suffering? Sharon Dirckx & Alom Shaha - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:59

"Why?" is the title of the new book by Sharon Dirckx looking at God, evil and suffering. She interacts with atheist Alom Shaha as we ask "how can a loving God allow suffering?"

We also hear stories from people who have …

Is the religious right wrong? Brian McLaren, Andy Walton, Bryan Fischer, Alan Craig - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:15

The religious right wing primarily campaigns on abortion and homosexuality - but is this the way Christians should be involved in politics?

Andy …

New Testament Grill a Christian _ Derek Tidball answers atheists

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:39

Bible Scholar Derek Tidball takes on a range of objections to the New Testaments from three atheist callers.

Andrew Nightingale asks why Christians …

Hellbound the movie - debating three views on hell - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:54

Hellbound is the new movie by Kevin Miller which questions the traditional "eternal, conscious torment" view of hell and asks whether Universalism is actually taught in scripture.

Justin is joined by Kevin, along with …

I just believe in one less god than you... Randal Rauser & Ralph Jones - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:44

Is the phrase "I just believe in one less god than you" a good argument for atheism against Christianity?

Ralph Jones is an atheist who recently …

NT Wright & James White debate on St. Paul & Justification - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:24:50

NT Wright is a leading professor of New Testament at the forefront of the New Perspective on Paul. His reassesment of the words of Paul on …

The Christian & Atheist philosophers' worldviews: Keith Ward & Arif Ahmed - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:49:59

The Veritas Forum in Cambridge invited Christian philosopher Keith Ward and atheist philosopher Arif Ahmed to present the reasons for their different worldviews.

Justin Brierley hosts a discussion with the two thinkers …

The atheist church - Sanderson Jones & David Robertson - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:53

In Jan 2013 a new church began in London - with singing, a sermon and a great sense of community - but its for godless people.  Atheist stand up comedian Sanderson Jones who co-founded "the Sunday Assembly" talks about …

Steve Chalke on his new gay affirming stance - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:21:35

Leading UK evangelical Steve Chalke has written an article for Christianity magazine on why he now affirms committed, faithful gay relationships.

Did God command 'genocide' in the Old Testament? John Allister vs Justin Schieber - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:42

1 Samuel Chapter 15 may be one of the hardest passages in the Bible to reconcile with a God of love.  It describes God apparently commanding  the slaughter of men, women and children in the Amalekite tribe.

 

How can …

Is atheism a "lack of belief"? Calum Miller, Paul Orton & Non Stamp Collector - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:46

In the first show of 2013, three 'Unbelievable?' listeners join Justin Brierley to discuss their views of atheism.

Calum Miller is a Christian medical student at Oxford with an interest in philosophy.  He chats with …

William Lane Craig on reaching the UK with apologetics - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:48

As videos from 2011's Bethinking Conference are made available on Youtube we hear the talk that leading Christian philosopher William Lane Craig gave …

Christmas: historical fact or theological invention? Ben Witherington & S Thornton - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:19:33

Matthew and Luke both tell the story of the birth of Jesus Christ. The stories share some details in common but also vary in others.  Where did they …

Did Jesus Exist? Richard Carrier vs Mark Goodacre - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:02

Richard Carrier is the world's foremost proponent of the "mythicist" view of Jesus - that he never actually existed as a historical person.

He …

Does Christianity make emotional sense? Francis Spufford & Philip Pullman - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:16

Francis Spufford is a prize-winning author who returned to faith as an adult after years as an atheist. His latest book is "Unapologetic: Why despite …

Britain and secularism debate - Peter Hitchens vs Alex Gabriel - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:42:10

A podcast special airing the Student-Alumni debate that took place at Christ Church, Oxford University in November.

The Proposition: Peter Hitchens, …

Good without God - Can atheism account for morality? Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:10

Were the concentration camps of the Holocaust absolutely evil, or simply something that goes against people's tastes today? 

Canon Angus Ritchie is …

The Atheist Prayer Experiment Show 2 - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:22

Were the concentration camps of the Holocaust absolutely evil, or simply something that goes against people's tastes today? 

Canon Angus Ritchie is …

The Atheist Prayer Experiment Results Show - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:33

In the first of two shows Justin is joined by Tim Mawson, the Oxford philosopher whose paper "Praying to Stop Being an Atheist" inspired the Atheist Prayer Experiment.

71 atheists and agnostics signed up to the …

Is God Worth Believing In? Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:50

Jeff Cook is a Christian philosopher who tells his story of losing and returning to faith in his book 'Everything New'.  Jeff has critiqued …

Comedy & Christianity - Marcus Brigstocke & David Robertson - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:20

Marcus Brigstocke is a well known comedian on UK radio and TV. An atheist, last year he wrote the book "God Collar" about his problems with religion, …

Is the Catholic church the one true church? - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:43

Some of the key differences between Catholic and Protestant doctrine are explored in a friendly dialogue. Roman Catholic Peter D Williams and …

UFOs, Aliens and God - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:16

Claims of UFO sightings and alien abductions have been widespread in the last few decades. Is there any substance to the sightings, do UFOs appear …

Atheism's New Clothes - David Glass & James Croft - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:10

David Glass is a University lecturer in Northern Ireland. His book "Atheism's New Clothes" critiques the arguments of Dawkins, Harris, Hitchens and Dennett.  He says that, on the balance of probabilities, theism offers …

Egalitarian vs Complementarian views on men and women - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:22:31

A controversial blog post by Jared Wilson, quoting pastor Doug Wilson on the role of men and women in sex, recently reignited the debate between …

The Anti-Islam film and protests - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:49

Muslim protests and riots have been taking place around the world over an online video called "Innocence of Muslims" which mocks the prophet Mohammad.

James White of Alpha and Omega Ministries and Muhammad Al-Hussaini …

Pornography show 2: Is it harmful to the women involved? Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:36

For a second week running we address the question of whether pornography is harmful, this time from the perspective of those in the porn industry.

Is pornography harmful to those who view it? Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:19:22

In the first of two episodes, we ask the question "is pornography harmful?" This week focusses on the effect upon users of pornography.

Peter Watts …

The Revelations, Alpha & evangelism - Alex Preston & Tom Price - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:25

Alex Preston is the author of "The Revelations", a novel about faith, doubt, guilt, sex and secrets. The 4 main characters are leaders on "The Course" an evangelism programme similar to the Alpha Course.

Alex, a former …

The Young Atheists Handbook - Alom Shaha & Tom Price - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:19:42

Alom Shaha grew up in a Muslim background in London but became an atheist in his teens. Now a science teacher he has written about that journey in his book "The Young Atheist's Handbook".

He chats with Tom Price of the …

Did Jesus Exist? Bart Ehrman Q&A - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:19:05

In this one-on-one edition of the show, Justin Brierley speaks to New Testament Historian Bart Ehrman about his recent book "Did Jesus Exist?" which argues for the historical fact of Jesus of Nazareth.

Ehrman, whose …

Did Muhammad Exist? Robert Spencer vs Adnan Rashid - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:13

Robert Spencer runs Jihad Watch in the USA. His controversial new book "Did Muhammad Exist?" claims that the prophet of Islam owes more to fiction than fact, and has led to death threats against him.

Adnan Rashid, a …

Mormon Dialogue pt 2 - LDS doctrine, God, Jesus & exaltation - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:35

In the second show examining the beliefs of Mormons (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) Bobby Gilpin and Charles Dayton return to talk about Mormon doctrines.

Bobby runs UK Parternships for Christ, an …

Mormon Dialogue pt 1 - Joseph Smith & The book of Mormon - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:18:42

As Mitt Romney prepares to challenge Barack Obama for the American Presidency, we look at the Mormon religion (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) he is part of.

Bobby Gilpin runs UK Parternerships for Christ - …

Atheist convert to Catholicism Leah Libresco & Hemant Mehta - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:44

When Leah Libresco recently became a Catholic her story was featured on CNN.  Why?  Because up to that point she had been an atheist blogger. Her …

Jehovah's Witnesses dialogue Pt 2: the deity of Christ - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:04

In the second programme examining the beliefs of Jehovah's Witnesses, Robert King and Tony Brown discuss whether Christ claims to be God.

Robert is a …

Jehovahs Witnesses dialogue Pt 1- Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:26:45

In the first of two programmes Justin Brierley talks to Jehovah's Witness Robert King (aka e-watchman) and former JW Tony Brown.

Robert is …

Secularism & Christianity - Os Guinness & Terry Sanderson - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:11

Social Critic and Christian author Os Guinness sets out his "Global Charter of Conscience" which seeks to give all voices a fair hearing in the …

Is there evidence for a cosmic creator? Hugh Ross vs Lewis Wolpert - Unbelievable? 23 Jun 2012

June 23rd, 2014

1:53:51

Recorded at Imperial College London. Christian astrophysicist Hugh Ross of Reasons To Believe debates atheist biologist Lewis Wolpert.

Ross brings …

Do we live on an old or young earth? Unbelievable? 17 Jun 2012

June 23rd, 2014

2:22:10

Young Earth Creationists (YEC) claim the earth and universe is only some 6000 years old according to the Bible and that science that goes against …

Unbelievable? The Conference 2012: Michael Green & guests - Unbelievable? 9 Jun 2012

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:47

Order Unbelievable? The Conference 2012 on DVD http://www.premier.org.uk/dvd

John Lennox, Michael Green, Bonnie Yule-Kuehne, Ken Samples & Hugh …

Immortality - Stephen Cave & Roger Harper - Unbelievable? 2 Jun 2012

June 23rd, 2014

1:19:43

Stephen Cave is the author of "Immortality: The quest to live forever and how it drives civilisation". As an atheist he examines the ways in which people have sought eternal life down the ages and in different parts of …

Does God Exist? Calum Miller vs Peter Atkins - Unbelievable? 31 May 2012

June 23rd, 2014

2:20:02

A podcast only show featuring the full debate on "Does God Exist?" held at Christ Church College, Oxford between Christian undergraduate Calum Miller …

Was Jesus a Calvinist? James White & David Instone-Brewer - Unbelievable? 19 May 2012

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:51

Last week to book for Unbelievable? The Conference! http://www.premier.org.uk/reasons

David Instone-Brewer is a New Testament Scholar at Tyndale …

Podcast special - Gay Marriage Debate - David Robertson vs Adrian Trett - Unbelievable? 17 May 2012

June 23rd, 2014

1:49:08

This podcast only recording is a debate held at Gunnersbury Baptist Church on the question "Should marriage be redefined to include same-sex unions?".

Podcast special - William Lane Craig vs Peter Atkins - Manchester debate - Unbelievable? 17 May 2012

June 23rd, 2014

1:55:28

The full recording of the final debate of the UK Reasonable Faith Tour with William Lane Craig.

William Lane Craig is a Christian philosopher, Peter …

Antagonistic atheism: David Robertson vs Mike Lee - Unbelievable? 12 May 2012

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:11

Mike Lee aka "The Religious Antagonist" is a US atheist who makes YouTube videos mocking Christianity.  His videos are popular but his approach earns …

Why is the Universe the way it is? Hugh Ross & Paul Davies - Unbelievable? 5 May 2012

June 23rd, 2014

1:21:53

Mike Lee aka "The Religious Antagonist" is a US atheist who makes YouTube videos mocking Christianity.  His videos are popular but his approach earns …

A Universe From Nothing? Lawrence Krauss & Rodney Holder - Unbelievable? 28 Apr 2012

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:41

Lawrence Krauss is a Cosmologist at Arizona State University who describes himself as an "anti-theist".  His latest book "A Universe From …

The Gay Marriage Debate - Tatchell vs Williams Unbelievable? 21 Apr 2012

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:39

Peter Tatchell is a lifelong gay rights campaigner who has staged controversial protests campaigning for equal rights.  He believes that the proposed legislation to introduce same-sex marriage in the UK is long overdue.

What's wrong with the world? Unbelievable? 14 Apr 2012

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:55

On the show this week:

Andrew Wilson is an apologist, author and elder at Kings Church Eastbourne. His new book 'If God, Then …

The Easter Scandal - David Instone-Brewer & Bob Price - Unbelievable? 7 Apr 2012

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:44

On the show this week:

The Jesus Scandals is the new book by New Testament Scholar David Instone-Brewer which claims that various aspects of Jesus …

Was Jesus Liar, Lunatic or Lord? CS Lewis' apologetics - Unbelievable? 31 Mar 2012

June 23rd, 2014

1:21:03

On the show this week:

April is CS Lewis month on Premier Christian Radio.  In this edition of the show we examine two of CS Lewis' apologetic …

Miracles today: do they happen? Craig Keener & Geoff Lillis - Unbelievable? 24 Mar 2012

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:48

This week on the show:

We continue to look at miracles with Dr Craig Keener of Asbury Theological Seminary, author of the book "Miracles: The …

Miracles in the Gospels: Did they happen? Craig Keener & Geoff Lillis - Unbelievable? 17 Mar 2012

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:01

The first of two programmes looking at miracles in the Bible and today.

Craig S Keener is a New Testament Scholar at Asbury Theological Seminary, …

Richard Dawkins & Rowan Williams dialogue - Unbelievable? 10 Mar 2012

June 23rd, 2014

1:35:44

This week's show.

Sofia Europa sponsored a discussion between Richard Dawkins and Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury. The discussion is …

Hell: Annihilation or Eternal Conscious Punishment? Unbelievable? 3 Mar 2012

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:43

This week's show:

Chris Date is the host of the Theopologetics podcast. Until recently he believed in Hell as a place of never-ending punishment. But …

The Common English Bible - Do We Need Another Translation? Unbelievable? 25 Feb 2012

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:10

The Common English Bible is a recently released new translation of Scripture.  An interdenominational team of Bible scholars worked on the project, …

Is apologetics a waste of time? Unbelievable? 18 Feb 2012

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:43

Chris Sinkinson is a pastor and tutor at Moorlands Bible College. His new book 'Confident Christianity' aims to equip the believer with an overview …

Should atheists be more religious? Alain de Botton & James Orr - Unbelievable? 11 Feb 2012

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:42

Atheism 2.0 is the logical next step for non-believers according to cultural philosopher Alain de Botton.  He outlines why atheists should borrow …

Angels: Do they exist? Christian & atheist discuss - Unbelievable? 4 Feb 2012

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:41

Angels have been reported for thousands of years across different cultures. What is the evidence of their existence? Three guests examine Biblical …

Demons: Do they exist? Different Christian views - Unbelievable? 28 Jan 2012

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:26

Three Christians of different theological persuasion discuss the existence of demons.

John Tancock (JT) is involved in Charismatic Church …

Has Neuroscience killed God? Dr Alasdair Coles vs Martyn Frame - Unbelievable? 21 Jan 2012

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:17

Continuing our Mind, Body and Soul month of programming on Premier, Justin is joined by a Christian and an atheist as they discuss whether people's …

The Mark Driscoll Interview - special podcast 14 Jan 2012

June 23rd, 2014

55:40


Justin Brierley interviews Grace & Mark Driscoll on their book Real Marriage and on Mark's ministry as pastor of Mars Hill Church Seattle.
 
The …

Is Our Mind More Than Matter? Keith Ward vs David Papineau - Unbelievable? 14 Jan 2012

June 23rd, 2014

1:21:00

Is our physical brain one and the same with the consciousness, thoughts and perceptions we experience? Is matter all there is ultimately?

Keith Ward …

Is there scientific evidence for the star of Bethlehem? Unbelievable? 7 Jan 2012

June 23rd, 2014

1:19:44

A show marking January's Feast of the Epiphany which marks the visit of the Magi to the infant Jesus.

Various astronomical theories have been put forward for what might have constituted the "Star of Bethlehem" that …

New Year's Eve Special inc Robertson, Lennox, Driscoll & Craig - Unbelievable? 31 Dec 2011

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:06

A varied New Year's Eve show with contributions from Revd David Robertson on his life-threatening illness. Reflections on the passing away of Christopher Hitchens from listeners and debate oppponent Prof John Lennox.  …

Did the Old Testament prophesy the birth of Christ? Unbelievable? 24 Dec 2011

June 23rd, 2014

1:19:14
 

A festive edition of the show in which we investigate some of the common Old Testament prophecies associated with Christmas. Isaiah 7:14 "The virgin will conceive" and Micah 5:2 "But you Bethlehem..."

Do such …

Unbelievable? 17 Dec 2011 Believing Bulls**t - Is Christianity an intellectual blackhole?

June 23rd, 2014

1:17:00

Stephen Law is an atheist and Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Heythrop College and director of the Centre for Inquiry UK. His latest book "Believing …

Unbelievable? 10 Dec 2011 - Revisiting the evil God challenge - Law vs Peoples

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:01

Stephen Law is senior lecturer in philosophy at Heythrop College, London and director of the Centre For Inquiry UK. He joins Justin to reflect on his …

Unbelievable? 3 Dec 2011 - Did man make God, or did God make man?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:21

Edgar Andrews is Emeritus Professor of Materials at the University of London and the author of "Who Made God?" He returns to support the view that only God explains the ability of science to make sense of the world …

Unbelievable? 26 Nov 2011 - What created the universe?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:13

Edgar Andrews is Emeritus Professor of Materials at the University of London and the author of "Who Made God?" He claims that the hypothesis of God is the best explanation for a variety of aspects of human existence and …

Unbelievable? 19 Nov 2011 - Signature in the cell - Stephen C Meyer vs Keith Fox

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:45

Stephen Meyer is a leading proponent of Intelligent Design who directs the Centre for Science and Culture at the Discovery Institute in Seattle.  His …

Unbelievable? 12 Nov 2011 - William Lane Craig apologetics Q&A

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:01

William Lane Craig is research professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, La Mirada, California.

As part of the Reasonable Faith Tour in …

Unbelievable? 5 Nov 2011 - Is God a Delusion? William Lane Craig in Oxford

June 23rd, 2014

2:03:34

FOR FULL VIDEO OF THE EVENT http://youtu.be/fP9CwDTRoOE

On 25th October 2011 Professor William Lane Craig spoke to a capacity audience at Oxford's Sheldonian theatre. 
He critiqued Richard Dawkins' book The God …

Unbelievable? 29 Oct 2011 - Gary Habermas & Geoff Campos - Belief in Miracles

June 23rd, 2014

1:19:59

Justin went backstage at the Bethinking Apologetics Conference last week to record a show with one of the speakers - Professor Gary Habermas and an …

Unbelievable? 26 Oct 2011 - William Lane Craig vs Peter Millican - Does God Exist?

June 23rd, 2014

2:23:19

The Reasonable Faith Tour has concluded!

This Special Podast edition of the show features the full audio from the debate held at Birmingham …

Unbelievable? 15 Oct 2011 - "Is the Bible historically reliable?" debate

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:29

Last chance to book: The Reasonable Faith Tour with William Lane Craig 17-26 October http://www.premier.org.uk/craig

On today's Show: New Testament …

Unbelievable? 8 Oct 2011 - Old Testament Grill-a-Christian with Peter J Williams

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:25

BOOK NOW:  The UK Reasonable Faith Tour with William Lane Craig is one week away 17-26 Oct http://www.premier.org.uk/craig

Peter J Williams is the …

Unbelievable? 1 Oct 2011 - Craig, Lennox, Habermas & PJ Williams - Apologetics conference preview

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:34

BOOK NOW: The UK Reasonable Faith Tour with William Lane Craig http://www.premier.org.uk/craig

Watch the video preview at http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&v=pQifJkVCFaQ

On this week's show:  We look ahead to the …

Unbelievable? 24 Sep 2011 - Understanding Jesus - listener Q&A

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:27

BOOK NOW: The Reasonable Faith Tour with William Lane Craig 17-26 October 2011 http://www.premier.org.uk/craig

Peter S Williams is a Christian …

Unbelievable? 17 Sep 2011 - Can an atheist believe in meaning?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:35
COMING SOON: Book into the UK Reasonable Faith Tour with William Lane Craig http://www.premier.org.uk.craig
Geoff Crocker is a former Christian, now atheist. However, he says he still believes in Spirituality even as …

Unbelievable? 10 Sep 2011 - William Lane Craig Q&A & Tour preview

June 23rd, 2014

1:21:09

William Lane Craig is coming to the UK from October 17-26 2011 for a series of debates and lectures countering atheism and presenting strong rational grounds for belief in God. Book now for the Reasonable Faith Tour at

Unbelievable? 3 Sep 2011 - Islam, conversion & apostasy

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:48

Book Now for October's UK Reasonable Faith Tour with William Lane Craig http://www.premier.org.uk/craig

Today's show:

Patrick Sookhdeo converted from Islam to Christianity as a young man.  He has since gone on to …

Unbelievable? 27 Aug 2011 - Bart Ehrman on his loss of faith

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:46

Bart Ehrman is James A Gray Distingushed Prof of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  He is well known as a Bible …

Unbelievable? 20 Aug 2011 - Dialogue with an ex-Christian

June 23rd, 2014

1:21:00

Rebekah Bennetch lives in Saskatoon, Canada.  She grew up in a Christian family.  Her dad is a pastor, and other family members are involved in …

Unbelievable? 13 Aug 2011 - Hitler & Stalin's regimes

June 23rd, 2014

1:19:38
Critics of Christianity sometimes make the case that Hitler was a Christian and that it influenced the Nazi regime.  Is that true?  Critics of atheism sometimes make the case that Stalin's atheism was a driving …

Unbelievable? 6 Aug 2011 - Bart Ehrman & Darrell Bock on "Forged"

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:37

Sceptical Bible scholar Bart Ehrman's latest book "Forged" claims that many of the writings of the New Testament are falsely attributed to apostles …

Unbelievable? 30 Jul 2011 - Does Religion make people kill?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:17

On Fri 22 July 2011 tragedy struck Norway as Anders Breivik detonated a bomb in Oslo and shot dozens of people ont he island of Utoya.

Soon …

Unbelievable? 23 Jul 2011 - Is there justification for abortion?

June 23rd, 2014

1:19:47

Recent statistics on abortion in the UK saw just under 190,000 abortions in 2010.  Figures were also released for late abortions carried out because of physical and mental disability.

Dr. Wendy Savage of Doctors For A …

Unbelievable? 16 Jul 2011 - Debating Nazi Ideology

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:44

Richard Weikart is a Christian and professor of History at California State University. He has drawn controversial conclusions regarding the role of …

Unbelievable? 9 Jul 2011 - Grill a Christian round 4

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:37

Scottish pastor and apologist David Robertson returns for a show interacting with three UK atheist listeners of the show.

"Hasn't the experience of …

Unbelievable? 5 Jul 2011 - William Lane Craig vs AC Grayling debate on God & Evil

June 23rd, 2014

1:54:14

William Lane Craig & AC Grayling debated at the Oxford Union in 2005.  Does the existence of evil and suffering in the world preclude the existence of the Christian God?

Book for the UK Reasonable Faith Tour 2011

Unbelievable? 25 Jun 2011 - Atheist delusions - David Bentley Hart vs Terry Sanderson

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:24

Many new atheist writers have claimed that a new age of enlightened secular rationalism has rescued Western civilisation from the stranglehold of …

Unbelievable? 18 Jun 2011 - Is a secular society a more tolerant one?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:29

This week we air a debate that recently took place on whether Britain's increasingly secular society is thereby a more tolerant one.  Does …

Unbelievable? 11 Jun 2011 - Unbelievable? the Conference

June 23rd, 2014

1:21:34

"Unbelievable? The Conference" is available now on DVD - http://www.premier.org.uk/dvd

Justin introduces two elements of the conference. Professor …

Unbelievable? 4 Jun 2011 - Making the resurrection add up

June 23rd, 2014

1:19:56

"The Easter Challenge" is regularly issued by atheists and sceptics.  Can Christians provide a coherent account the events of the resurrection of …

Unbelievable? 28 May 2011 - Can Christian morality inform secular society?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:23

Lord Richard Harries is a life peer in the British House of Lords and the former Bishop of Oxford.  His book "The Re-enchantment of Morality" has …

Unbelievable? 21 May 2011 - Is the Bible Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:46
Former Methodist minister turned atheist Leslie Scrace stopped reading the Bible after he lost his faith.  20 years later he read it again and wrote a book-by-book account of how he views it as an atheist called "An …

Unbelievable? 14 May 2011 - Should women be church leaders?

June 23rd, 2014

1:19:17

In 1995 the Church of England allowed the ordination of Women priests.  But the question of whether the Bible forbids female authority in the church remains.

Christina Rees serves on the Archbishop's Council and the …

Unbelievable? 7 May 2011 - Was Osama Bin Laden the true face of Islam?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:44
With the death of Osama Bin Laden we ask "Did Bin Laden represent the true face of Islam"   Radical Islamist Anjem Choudary who has frequently praised Bin Laden and Al Queada for their acts of terror, joins the …

Unbelievable? 30 Apr 2011 - Emerging Church Debate - Brian McLaren & James White

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:31

Brian McLaren is an author, theologian and church leader. He is at the forefront of the "emerging church" and his books such as "A new Kind of …

Unbelievable? 23 Apr 2011 - Rob Bell defends 'Love Wins'

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:41

"Love Wins" by US megachurch pastor Rob Bell has ignited a theological debate about the nature of Hell, the nature of God and whether all people will …

Unbelievable? 9 Apr 2011 - Is God a Moral Monster? Paul Copan & Norman Bacrac

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:05

Richard Dawkins describes the Old Testament God as "a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser" (among other things).  Paul Copan is a Christian …

Unbelievable? 16 Apr 2011 - Biblical evidence for the Resurrection - Bart Ehrman & Mike Licona

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:43

Bart Ehrman is well known as a US New Testament Scholar who lost his Christian faith and now questions many core precepts of Christianity, including …

Unbelievable? 2 Apr 2011 - Is it best to be agnostic?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:36

Mark Vernon trained to be an Anglican priest before losing his faith to become an atheist. But he became disenchanted with that position too. Now he champions agnosticism. He says agnosticism is more than "sitting on …

Unbelievable? 26 Mar 2011 - Did Jesus die on the Cross? Islam debate

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:47

The Koran claims that Jesus did not die on the cross.

Mohammed Bahmanpour of the Islamic College in London defends the Koranic view that although "it …

Unbelievable? 19 Mar 2011 - Presuppositional apologetics round 2

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:44

6 months ago Sye Ten Bruggencate and atheist Paul Baird met to discuss Sye's presuppositional approach to proof of God.  Sye claims that the fact …

Unbelievable? 12 Mar 2011 - Music & God

June 23rd, 2014

1:19:51

Music often evokes strong emotions in people. But is there more to the beauty and meaning we find in music than atheism allows? David Robertson contends that the joy and meaning we experience in music is a pointer …

Unbelievable? 5 Mar 2011 - Grill a Christian Round 3 & Unbelievable? Conference announcement

June 23rd, 2014

1:19:49

Today's show begins with details of the forthcoming Unbelievable? apologetics conference in London where Justin will be joined by speakers including …

Unbelievable? 26 Feb 2011 - RE and indoctrination in education

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:15

The UK Government recently outlined a White Paper that threatens to demote Religious Education to a peripheral subject in the curriculum.  More info …

Unbelievable? 19 Feb 2011 - Are there many paths to God?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:55

In an age of religious pluralism it can seem arrogant for Christians to claim they have "the truth" or the only means to salvation.  So when Jesus said "no-one comes to the Father except through me" what did he mean? …

Unbelievable? 12 Feb 2011 - Is the King James Version the best?

June 23rd, 2014

1:21:09

400 years on from the publication of the King James Version of the Bible, there is now a proliferation of translations available.  Some Christians …

Unbelievable? 5 Feb 2011 - Alister McGrath & Stephen Law - Why Won't God Go Away?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:44

Alister McGrath's new book "Why God won't go away" is a critique of the New Atheist Movement spearheaded by Dawkins, Hitchens, Harris & Dennett.

He chats with atheist philosopher Stephen Law about aggressive atheism …

Unbelievable? 29 Jan 2011 - Human Value & Subversive Stories

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:21

Off-duty police men in Bogota, Columbia shoot street children because they consider them to be "disposables".  Using stories such as this Mark Roques …

Unbelievable? 22 Jan 2011 - Which Translation should we Trust?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:41

To mark the 400th anniversary of the King James Version of the Bible Justin Brierley will be presenting a number of programmes looking at issues of Biblical reliability and interpretation in the coming year.

This week …

Unbelievable? 15 Jan 2011 - Os Guinness & Mary Warnock debate religious freedoms

June 23rd, 2014

1:19:32
Os Guinness is an author, cultural critic and Christian apologist.  He co-founded the Trinity Forum which "seeks to transform society through the …

Unbelievable? 8 Jan 2011 - William Lane Craig reviews his debate with Dawkins

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:42

William Lane Craig is a philosopher, author and key defender of the Christian faith in debates around the world.

Although atheist Richard Dawkins had publicly said he will not debate Craig, he found himself on the same …

Unbelievable? 1 Jan 2011 - The all new Unbelievable? Website

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:45

www.premier.org.uk/unbelievable has undergone a major redevelopment and Justin Brierley uses this New Year Programme to take a tour around it.

Visit it now to find out more about the new features, interviews, articles …

Unbelievable? 25 Dec 2010 - The Unbelievable? "Christmas Cracker

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:08

A festive edition of the show.  With studio guest Anthony McRoy and a host of phone guests from around the world Justin Brierley looks at various aspects of Christmas.

Is Christmas based on Pagan festivals and myths?  …

Unbelievable? 18 Dec 2010 - Islam & Dhimmitude

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:37

"The Third Choice" by Australian church pastor Mark Durie claims that Islam has a long history of oppressing those of other faiths under its power.  …

Unbelievable? 11 Dec 2010 - Islamic Blasphemy Law

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:32
Asia Bibi is the first Christian woman in Pakistan to be sentenced to death for allegedly blaspheming against Mohammed.  In light of her case we discuss Pakistan's use of Islamic blasphemy law with Adnan Rashid of the …

Unbelievable? 4 Dec 2010 - David Robertson answers skeptics questions

June 23rd, 2014

1:21:20

David Robertson is a Scottish church pastor and author of "The Dawkins Letters".  He recently hosted the first Conference of the newly established …

Unbelievable? 27 Nov 2010 - Mike Behe & Michael Reiss audience debate on ID

June 23rd, 2014

1:22:17

This last week saw US Intelligent Deisgn proponent Michael Behe on the "Darwin or Design?" speaking tour of the UK. As well as hosting an evening event, "Unbelievable?" invited him to discuss ID with theistic …

Unbelievable? 20 Nov 2010 - Philip Yancey on "What Good is God?"

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:13

Best-selling US Christian Author Philip Yancey writes books that address some of the hardest questions that Christians ask of themselves and skeptics ask of Christians.  His latest book "What Good is God?" looks at how …

Unbelievable? 13 Nov 2010 - Alvin Plantinga on the Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:39

Richard Dawkins has said that "the theory of evolution made it possible to be an intellecually fulfilled atheist". But what if belief in evolution …

Unbelievable? 6 Nov 2010 - Ex-Gay and Gay-Affirming approaches to homosexuality

June 23rd, 2014

1:19:55

Both guests on today's show are Christians, both are gay, and both run ministries supporting Christians of homosexual orientation.

However a very different ethos underpins each.  The True Freedom Trust, run by Jonathan …

Unbelievable? 30 Oct 2010 - The Apologetics of CS Lewis

June 23rd, 2014

1:19:36

C.S. Lewis was one of the most influential Christian writers of the 20th Century and remains so today.  Many are familiar with his Narnia stories, …

Unbelievable? 23 Oct 2010 - Darwin's Black Box - Michael Behe & Keith Fox debate Intelligent Design

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:47

Michael Behe is professor of biochemistry at Lehigh University, Pennsylvania and the founder of the modern Intelligent Design movement.  His book "Darwin's Black Box" ignited the controversy 14 years ago when it claimed …

Unbelievable? 16 Oct 2010 - Philosophers Debate The Moral Argument for God

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:31

Torturing children for fun - is that absolutely wrong?

The Moral Argument for God states that there are such things as objective moral facts, and …

Unbelievable? 9 Oct 2010 - Hawking's God - John Polkinghorne & Hugh Ross (Plus Mike Behe interview!)

June 23rd, 2014

1:21:03

We return to listener questions on whether Hawking was right or wrong to dismiss God as a cause of the universe in his new book "The Grand Design".

Unbelievable? 2 Oct 2010 - The New Atheism - Alister McGrath & Caspar Melville

June 23rd, 2014

1:19:37

Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Daniel Dennett & Sam Harris are all figures at the vanguard of the "New Atheism".  The books have sold …

Unbelievable? 25 Sep 2010 - Hawking, God & the Universe - Sir Roger Penrose and Alister McGrath

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:52

We return to listener questions on whether Hawking was right or wrong to dismiss God as a cause of the universe in his new book "The Grand Design".

Unbelievable? 18 Sep 2010 - Roman Catholicism - Is the Papacy Biblical?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:17

As Pope Benedict XVI undertakes a four day tour of Britain we explore the theology of the Roman Catholic Church.

What is the Catholic view of the …

Unbelievable? 11 Sep 2010 - Is the Catholic church a force for good or evil?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:54

With the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the UK, some are protesting that his visit should not be sponsored by the State.  They say that the Catholic …

Unbelievable? 04 Sep 2010 - Christian Physicalism: Do we have a soul?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:17

Christians have traditionally held that humans comprise two things - a body and a soul.  Christian Philosophers have written in defence of the soul …

Unbelievable? 28 Aug 2010 - The Fall & Original Sin

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:18

Peter Byrom says he is "very nearly" convinced of Christianity.  Having dallied with an atheist perspective he now rejects many of those arguments.  …

Unbelievable? 21 Aug 2010 - Debating Apologetics Online

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:55

The place where many Christians engage with atheists about belief is online.  But why do both sides turn up to engage in the conversation, and what …

Unbelievable? 14 Aug 2010 - Assisted dying & euthanasia debate

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:43

Should people suffering from terminal illness or in terrible pain be allowed to take their own life?  Should doctors help them? 

British law …

Unbelievable? 7 Aug 2010 - An evangelical vs. liberal view of the Resurrection

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:36

The resurrection of Christ is fundamental to the Christian faith.  However, not all Christians agree on how it should be interpreted.

Adrian Warnock …

Unbelievable? 31 Jul 2010 - Presuppositional apologetic proof of God

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:19

"Arguing against God's existence is on a par with arguing against air, breathing it all the while".  So says the website of Sye TenBrugencatte who believes that Christians need to rediscover the power of …

Unbelievable? 24 Jul 2010 - Psychology of religion

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:45

Is belief in the supernatural inherent from birth?  Is Christianity a psychological crutch or a path to emotional wholeness? Is God belief simply a …

Unbelievable? 17 Jul 2010 - Wired for God? The Biology of Spiritual Experience

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:41

From shamanism, hallucenogenic drugs, out-of-body experiences, to being "filled with the Spirit".  Christian author and barrister Charles Foster …

Unbelievable? 10 Jul 2010 - Was Saint Paul mentally ill & the proponent of a hoax religion?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:44

'B Strong' is a former Christian who lost his faith after examining the claims of the Bible.  His booklet "Jesus is a hoax" claims, among many …

Unbelievable? 3 Jul 2010 - Is God a failed hypothesis? Pr 2 - Victor Stenger vs. David Bartholomew

June 23rd, 2014

1:19:58

Can we use science to ascertain whether prayer works?  Data from a series of prayer experiments is part of the evidence that US atheist scientist Victor Stenger uses to build the case against God in his best-selling …

Unbelievable? 26 Jun 2010 - Is God a Failed hypothesis? pr 1 - Victor Stenger vs. Steve Fuller

June 23rd, 2014

1:19:46

The first of two shows featuring atheist US physicist Victor Stenger, author of NY Times bestseller "God: The failed Hypothesis".

Stenger claims that Christian belief has been a block to science historically and that …

Unbelievable? 19 Jun 2010 - Does the Bible condone slavery?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:46

The Bible is often criticised for either supporting or not condemning the institution of slavery.  So how should we treat portions of Scripture in …

Unbelievable? 12 Jun 2010 - The Jesus Discovery

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:14

Dr Adam Bradford believes he has discovered a significant new insight into Jesus Christ.  In "The Jesus Discovery" he explains why he believes that …

Unbelievable? 5 Jun 2010 - Homosexuality and the church

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:17
In response to listener requests Justin hosts two shows dealing with Homosexuality and Christian faith.

This second show addresses whether the church …

Unbelievable? 29 May 2010 - Homosexuality and the Bible

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:54

In response to listener requests Justin hosts two shows dealing with Homosexuality and Christian faith.

This first show addresses the main scriptural passages that relate to homosexuality.  Are the prohibitions against …

Unbelievable? 22 May 2010 - Sex outside Marriage debate

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:06

Evangelical Christians hold that sexual relations outside of marriage are against Biblical mandate and have negative moral and social consequences.

Peter Hitchens vs. Adam Rutherford - "The Rage Against God"

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:16

Peter Hitchens is a writer and regular columnist for the Mail on Sunday.  Unlike his atheist brother Christopher, Peter is a committed Christian …

Unbelievable? 8 May 2010 - Philip Pullman on the historical Jesus

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:42

"The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ" is the latest book from the pen of prominent atheist author Philip Pullman.  It re-imagines the story …

Unbelievable? 1 May 2010 - God & Science - Denis Alexander & Stephen Law

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:35

Test of Faith is an initiative aimed at showing that Christian faith and good science are perfectly compatible.  As the Tour reaches london on 19th May we ask "Do we need God, now that we have science?"

Denis Alexander …

Unbelievable? 24 Apr 2010 - Atheists Grill A Christian

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:41

We mix things up a bit this week with a different format.  Four atheist listeners of the show get their chance to air their objections to Christian faith.  Taking their questions and criticisms is Church pastor David …

Unbelievable? 17 Apr 2010 - Are we alone in the universe? Paul Davies & John Lennox

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:02

What does it take for life to get going in our universe?  Is there intelligence in the stars or right under our nose? Renowned astrophysicist Paul …

Unbelievable? 10 Apr 2010 - Seventh Day Adventism

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:40

An Inter-Christian discussion on the beliefs and doctrines that are distinctive of Seventh Day Adventists.  Why do they hold to Saturday as the …

Unbelievable? 3 Apr 2010 - The Unification Church of Sun Myung Moon & Easter

June 23rd, 2014

1:19:53

The Unification church of Revd Sun Myung Moon (aka The Moonies) is often regarded as a cult.  But what do they actually believe about Jesus and his …

Unbelievable? 27 Mar 2010 - Religious experience - is it evidence for God?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:13

Richard Morgan and Todd Pitner both experienced adult conversions from atheism to Christian Faith. 

Morgan, whose conversion story two years ago has …

Why does God allow Evil? Clay Jones vs Richard Norman

June 26th, 2014

1:21:54

Clay Jones is Associate Professor of Christian Apologetics at Biola university and former host of the Contend for Truth national call-in radio show. …

Paradoxology - Krish Kandiah & Tony Smollet

June 26th, 2014

1:21:34

Krish Kandiah is a speaker and author passionate about church mission. His latest book is Paradoxology: Why Christianity was Never Meant to be …

Does the Bible support modern science? Jeff Zweerink & Steve Jones

June 26th, 2014

1:22:00

Jeff Zweerink is a Christian Physicist with Reasons To Believe and will be speaking at this year's Unbelievable? the Conference www.premier.org.uk/reasonablefaith

Steve Jones is a Emeritus Professor of genetics at UCL …

Unbelievable? 20 Mar 2010 - "Expelled" live audience debate

June 5th, 2014

1:20:47

Hear the debate that took place after the "Unbelievable?" screening of Intelligent Design Film "Expelled" at Imperial College London in Feb 2010.

Unbelievable? 13 Mar 2010 - Can we trust the Trinity? James White vs Anthony Buzzard

June 5th, 2014

1:19:46

Is the doctrine of the Trinity to be found in the Bible?  Was Jesus really "of one substance" with God the Father?

US Christian apologist James White …

Unbelievable? 6 Mar 2010 - Which is more trustworthy - The Bible or Koran?

June 5th, 2014

1:20:32

James White of Alpha and Omega Ministries is on the show this week and next defending the Christian faith.  Today he argues the Bible is historically more reliable than the Koran.  

Adnan Rashid of the Hittin Institute …

Unbelievable? 27 Feb 2010 - Faith in Britain - Andrew Copson of the BHA vs David Robertson

June 5th, 2014

1:19:22

A year ago the British Humanist Association launched the "Atheist Bus Campaign" declaring "There is probably no God.  Now stop worrying and enjoy …

Unbelievable? 20 Feb 2010 - "Is Christianity good for us?" Michael Shermer vs. David Robertson

June 5th, 2014

1:20:47

Are societies better off with the influence of Christianity?  Are Christians more caring than atheists?  What role should faith play in society?

Just …

Unbelievable? 13 Feb 2010 - Two views on Divorce and Remarriage - David Instone-Brewer & Andrew Corn

June 5th, 2014

1:20:46

This week: As part of Premier Radio's coverage of National Marriage Week we look at two different Christian views of Divorce and Remarriage.

Andrew …

Unbelievable? 6 Feb 2010 - Do we need God to do Science? Steve Fuller & Thomas Dixon

June 5th, 2014

1:20:42

As we look forward to the screening and debate around the film Expelled at Imperial College London on Sat 27th Feb (See www.premier.org.uk/expelled

Unbelievable? 30 Jan 2010 - Where was God in Haiti?

June 5th, 2014

1:20:05

Hundreds of thousands died in the Haiti earthquake of Jan 2010.  Many more are still suffering.  So where was God?

Can we believe in an all loving, …

Unbelievable? 23 Jan 2010 - Abortion - Pro-choice Evan Harris MP vs Pro-life Sarah Macken

June 5th, 2014

1:19:55

A re-broadcast of a compelling debate with listener input on the issue of abortion.

When does human life begin?  Whose rights come first - the mother …

Unbelievable? 16 Jan 2010 - "Expelled" The Movie - Stephen C Meyer vs. Peter Atkins

June 5th, 2014

1:20:03

The documentary film "Expelled" is presented by US Actor Ben Stein and makes the case that scientists who question Darwinian orthodoxy and support Intelligent Design are being "expelled" from academia.

As the UK edition …

Unbelievable? 9 Jan 2010 - Bill Dembski & Norman Hansen on Natural Evil

June 5th, 2014

1:20:58

William (Bill) Dembski is an American mathematician, theologian and professor of Theology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, TX.  

Unbelievable? 2 Jan 2010 - Intelligent Design - William Dembski debates Lewis Wolpert

June 5th, 2014

1:20:38

One of the world's leading Intelligent Design proponents joins Justin to explain why he believes biological life exhibits "specified complexity" that …

Unbelievable? 26 Dec 2009 - Are the two Christmas accounts contradictory?

June 5th, 2014

1:20:03

Matthew and Luke are the two Gospel writers that include narratives of the birth of Christ.  The traditional Nativity Story is an amalgamation of the two accounts. 

Critics claim the two stories do not match up.  …

Unbelievable? 19 Dec 2009 - What does science tell us about God?

June 5th, 2014

1:20:18

Professor Lewis Wolpert is Emeritus Professor of Biology at University College London.  Professor Russell Cowburn is Chair of Nanotechnology at …

Unbelievable? 12 Dec 2009 - Dawkins Debate on Atheist fundemantalism

June 5th, 2014

1:20:50

Atheists Richard Dawkins, and AC Grayling recently squared up against Christians Richard Harries and Charles Moore for a debate on the motion "Atheism is the new fundamentalism".

Justin Brierley reviews the debate with …

Unbelievable? 5 Dec 2009 - Dan Barker on losing faith

June 5th, 2014

1:20:45

Dan Barker was a Christian evangelist and musician for 19 years before he lost his faith.  He tells the story in his book "Godless: How an evangelical preacher became one of America's leading Atheists".  Dan is …

Unbelievable? 21 Nov 2009 - Muslim, Christian, Hindu debate on evangelism

June 5th, 2014

1:20:32

Nov 15-21 2009 was the UK's first "Interfaith" week.  To mark this, Justin Brierley hosts a discussion on how faiths should relate to each other when …

Unbelievable? 14 Nov 2009 - Alister McGrath interview

June 5th, 2014

1:20:12

Alister McGrath combines a background in science with a passion for theology and apologetics.  "The Dawkins Delusion" - his critique of Richard …

Unbelievable? 7 Nov 2009 - John Shelby Spong vs. Terry Boyle

June 5th, 2014

1:20:08

John Shelby Spong is one of the most influential liberal Christians in the world and advocates that Christianity needs to re-interpreted for the modern world leaving behind supernatural beliefs.  In his latest book …

Unbelievable? 31 Oct 2009 - Preterist, Dispensational and Liberal views of The return of Jesus.

June 5th, 2014

1:21:25

Matthew Chapter 24's "Olivet Discourse" records Jesus saying that his followers will see him "coming on the clouds of the sky with great glory" and …

Unbelievable? 24 Oct 2009 - Christian conversion of Hindus

June 5th, 2014

1:21:06

In light of Premier's Faith Without Fear campaign, this discussion between Anil Bhanot and Sunil Raheja addresses the tensions that exist when Christians seek to evangelise Hindus in India.

What is acceptable?  Is the …

Unbelievable? 17 Oct 2009 - The "Evangelical Universalist" is revealed

June 5th, 2014

1:20:41

"The Evangelical Universalist" was published several years ago.  The author claimed to be an evangelical Christian who believes that everyone will …

Unbelievable? 10 Oct 2009 - Jesus and the God of Israel

June 5th, 2014

1:19:38

Many have suggested that Christian belief in the divinity and worship of Jesus as God was a late development, and that Jesus' early followers did not …

Unbelievable? 18 Aug 2007 - Atheist and Christian bloggers discuss

June 5th, 2014

1:13:56

Ian Thorpe is an atheist and Jenni Hutchinson a Christian. They got chatting about faith after bumping into each other on the internet. They discuss whether the church is having a beneficial effect on society, Ian's …

Unbelievable? 3 Oct 2009 - What picture of God does the Bible paint?

June 5th, 2014

1:20:20

Andrew Wilson is an author and church leader.  His book "GodStories" describes the Bible as "the gospel of God". He says the story is told in …

Unbelievable? 26 Sep 2009 - "Creation" the movie review with interviews & debate

June 5th, 2014

1:19:35

The film "Creation" is released in the UK Sep 2009.  Telling the story of how Charles Darwin came to write "On the Origin of Species" 150 years ago, …

Unbelievable? 19 Sep 2009 - Would Europe be better off Atheist or Christian?

June 5th, 2014

1:20:49

Christian Apologist David Robertson, Atheist blogger Ed Turner and Christian convert Richard Morgan return to debate the rights and wrongs of …

Unbelievable? 12 Sep 2009 - Richard Morgan - from Atheism to Faith

June 5th, 2014

1:19:51

Richard Morgan was a confirmed atheist for much of his life and a keen poster on the richarddawkins.net website.  However, after becoming disillusioned with the mentality of some atheists on the website, he …

Unbelievable? 5 Sep 2009 - Bauckham on the Gospels - Pt 2

June 5th, 2014

1:19:46

Continuing on from their discussion last week, believing and non-believing New Testament historians Richard Bauckham and James Crossley discuss whether the testimony of eyewitnesses in the Gospels is trustworthy.

Unbelievable? 29 Aug 2009 - Richard Bauckham on the Gospels - pt 1

June 5th, 2014

1:19:34

"Jesus and the Eyewitnesses" has been heralded as a paradigm shift in the way the authorship of the Gospels should be seen. 

Richard Bauckham is the …

Unbelievable? 22 Aug 2009 - Does religion make people unhappy?

June 5th, 2014

1:21:05

Many "New Atheists" have written books claiming that Christianity is bad for people.  

Barry Duke is editor of "The Freethinker" - a longstanding humanist magazine and website that seeks to show why religion is bad for …

Unbelievable? 15 Aug 2009 - Scriptural reasoning

June 5th, 2014

1:20:48

Scriptural Reasoning is an organisation committed to honest interfaith dialogue that promotes "better quality disagreement".  Its founder Muhammad Al-Hussaini explains how they hope to bring greater understanding of the …

Unbelievable? 8 Aug 2009 - Hell - two different views debated

June 5th, 2014

1:20:33

What do Christians believe about the immortality of the soul and the justification for punishment?  Has hell been lost as a doctrine in the modern …

Unbelievable? 1 Aug 2009 - Calvinism & predestination

June 5th, 2014

1:20:33

The first of two programmes focussing on inter-Christian debates over doctrine.

500 years ago the birth of John Calvin heralded the arrival of one …

Unbelievable? 25 Jul 2009 - Michael Shermer debates "Miracles"

June 5th, 2014

1:20:40

You don't have to look far for claims of the miraculous. But what constitutes a "miracle" and do Christian beliefs in this area make sense?

Michael …

Unbelievable? 18 Jul 2009 - Intelligent Design vs Evolution

June 5th, 2014

1:19:55

A re-broadcast of a classic debate that won a New York Radio Festivals Gold medal.

Peter Hearty is an atheist who says that Evolution alone explains …

Unbelievable? 11 Jul 2009 - Islamic & Christian converts debate

June 5th, 2014

1:20:30

Nabeel Qureshi converted to Christianity from Islam after being convinced that the weight of evidence was in favour of Christian faith.  Yahya Seymour's story is the opposite - he became a Muslim after having a …

Unbelievable? 4 Jul 2009 - Peter Hitchens debates Islam

June 5th, 2014

1:19:55

Peter Hitchens is a well known journalist and Anglican Christian.  Unlike his atheist brother Christopher, he believes Christianity is an essential bedrock for society.  He says Islam will fill the spiritual vaccuum …

Unbelievable? 27 Jun 2009 - PZ Myers & Denis Alexander on Faith & Science

June 5th, 2014

1:20:03

Atheist Biologist PZ Myers is  an outspoken critic of Christianity.  He believes that faith in God and science are contradictory.  He debates …

Unbelievable? 20 Jun 2009 Before Nicea - what is the truth about Early Christianity?

June 5th, 2014

1:20:36

What did the first Christians believe about Jesus?  Muslim Abdul Haq, the author of "Before Nicea" claims that key doctrines of Christianity were …

Unbelievable? 13 Jun 2009 The Moral Argument for God

June 5th, 2014

1:19:44

Atheist Paul Orton contacted the show saying he was unconvinced by the claim of some Christians that morality must be based in God, to make sense.  …

Unbelievable? 6 Jun 2009 A Skeptic in Narnia

June 5th, 2014

1:20:16

Laura Miller was captivated by Lewis' Narnia stories as a child.  As a teenager she learnt of the Christian parallels in the books and felt "cheated and betrayed".  Find out why in today's programme and how she has come …

Unbelievable? 30 May 2009 Bible contradictions

June 5th, 2014

1:19:45

What should Christians believe about the "infallibility" of the Bible?  Are the apparent contradictions that exist a problem?

Derek Tidball is the …

Unbelievable? 23 May 2009 Buddhism & Christianity in dialogue

June 5th, 2014

1:20:33

Geshe Tashi Tsering has been a Buddhist monk since he was a teenager.  He claims that fulfillment in life involves shedding negative mental states …

Unbelievable? 16 May 2009 Angels & Demons movie

June 5th, 2014

1:20:38

Angels & Demons is the sequel to the film "The Da Vinci Code" - both by Dan Brown.  Is Angels & Demons as controversial as Da Vinci? Probably …

Unbelievable? 9 May 2009 - Was Jesus the Jewish Messiah?

June 5th, 2014

1:19:47

Jesus was a Jew.  Christianity owes its birth to Judaism.  But did Jesus represent the fulfilment of Jewish Messianic hopes and prophecy?

Jonathan …

Unbelievable? 2 May 2009 "Did Jesus exist?"

June 5th, 2014

1:20:30

While non-Christians may doubt the miracles and resurrection of Jesus, few doubt his actual existence. 

However, Ken Humphreys believes the evidence for Jesus' very existence is scant and that Christian belief in him …

Unbelievable? 25 Apr 2009 Euthanasia

June 5th, 2014

1:20:48

Former UK Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt recently tabled an amendment to the Coroners and Justice Bill seeking to allow people not to be prosecuted for aiding others to die at overseas euthanasia clinics.

Those who …

Unbelievable? 18 Apr 2009 - "I am a Christian" - Are Christians being marginalised?

June 5th, 2014

1:20:26

Premier is inviting Christians to sign the "I am a Christian" declaration at www.iamachristian.org.uk and stand up for their Christian faith. It's in response to the fact that over 100,000 have downloaded the National …

Unbelievable? 11 Apr 2009 - Did Jesus Rise from the dead? An atheist perspective

June 5th, 2014

1:20:05

Steven Carr has a prolific presence on the internet as an atheist blogger and debater.  He contends that  the early Christians did not believe in …

Unbelievable? 4 Apr 2009 Did Jesus rise from the dead? A Muslim perpective

June 5th, 2014

1:20:02

Did Jesus rise from the dead?  What if he never actually died on the cross?

As Easter approaches we hear from one of the best respected Muslim …

Unbelievable? 28 Mar 2009 "Challenging Atheist Myths" Part 2

June 5th, 2014

1:20:18

Are atheists guilty of misunderstanding morality and the Bible? 

David Robertson is a Free Church Minister in Scotland and author of the best selling book "The Dawkins letters - Challenging atheist myths".  He meets …

Unbelievable? 21 Mar 2009 "Challenging Atheist Myths" Part1

June 5th, 2014

1:20:36

Church minister David Robertson authored a series of Open Letters to Richard Dawkins after the publication of "The God Delusion" that sought to expose the flaws in his argument and the "atheist myths" that he was …

Unbelievable? 14 Mar 2009 Fine Tuning of the Universe

June 5th, 2014

1:20:04

The most recent scientific evidence shows that the universe had to be incredibly "fine tuned" in its fundamental constants to allow life.  Is this …

Unbelievable? 7 Mar 2009 "The Reason for God" - Timothy Keller

June 5th, 2014

1:20:42

Timothy Keller started Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York in 1989. It now attracts several thousand members to worship every week. His book "The Reason for God" answers the questions he is commonly asked by …

Unbelievable? 28 Feb 2009 Mormon & Christian Dialogue

June 5th, 2014

1:20:34

In 19th Century America Joseph Smith claimed to have been given a new revelation of God and Jesus Christ. Almost 200 years later, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints numbers more than 13 million members.

Unbelievable? 21 Feb 2009 DNA - the fingerprints of God?

June 5th, 2014

1:20:40

Could the DNA that makes up the building blocks of life of every living thing on the earth be the clue to a cosmic designer?

That's the view of …

Unbelievable? 14 Feb 2009 "Darwin and God" - Nick Spencer

June 5th, 2014

1:20:26

As the world marks Darwin's bicentenary, Nick Spencer of Christian thinktank Theos and author of the book "Darwin & God" explains where Darwin actually stood in relation to belief in God. Although Darwin lost his …

Unbelievable? 7 Feb 2009 "The Atheist's Bible"

June 5th, 2014

1:20:10

"The Atheist's Bible" (Duckworth & Co) has been a bestseller in the USA. It brings together a mass of quotes from atheists, agnostics and more. Its compiler Joan Konner speaks to Justin Brierley about why she put …

Unbelievable? 31 Jan 2009 Christadelphianism

June 5th, 2014

1:20:28

On the surface Christadelphians look very similar to Christians - they read the same Bible, go to church, believe Jesus died for our sins and rose again. So what's the difference between a Christian and a …

Unbelievable? 24 Jan 2009 "How did Christianity begin?" Part 2

June 5th, 2014

1:20:23

Justin is joined for the seond time by New Testament scholars Michael F Bird And James G Crossley.  Their book "How Did Christianity begin? A …

Unbelievable? 17 Jan 2009 "How did Christianity begin?" Part 1

June 5th, 2014

1:20:23

On this week's show (17 Jan 09) two New Testament scholars go head to head. Michael Bird is a believer, James Crossley is not. They have different …

Unbelievable? 10 Jan 2009 The problem of suffering - Ehrman & Swinburne

June 5th, 2014

1:20:31

Bart Ehrman lost his faith altogether when he confronted the problem of how a loving, powerful God can allow suffering.  In his new book "God's …

Unbelievable? 3 Jan 2009 "Misquoting Jesus" Ehrman & Williams

June 5th, 2014

1:20:21

Bart Ehrman is the US author of the bestselling book "Misquoting Jesus" (In the UK "Whose word is it?").  He calls into question the authority of the New Testament as scribal changes over time have changed …

Unbelievable? 27 Dec 2008 End of Year apologetics interview special

June 5th, 2014

1:20:27

A treat for the end of the year as Justin plays some exclusive content accumulated in the past year.  NT Wright is among contributors to a feature …

Unbelievable? 20 Dec 2008 The Virgin Birth - for & against

June 5th, 2014

1:19:51

Canon Michael Sayward believes that the Virgin Conception is an attested historical fact, and an essential doctrine for Christian belief. Unitarian …

Unbelievable? 13 Dec 2008 Atheist Christmas Comedy - Robin Ince & James Cary

June 5th, 2014

1:19:34
Stand up comedian Robin Ince is hosting "A rational celebration of Christmas".  Ricky Gervais and Richard Dawkins are among many other atheists on the bill.  Comedy writer and Christian James Cary discusses with Robin …

Unbelievable? 6 Dec 2008 Christian Zionism, Israel & the Church

June 5th, 2014

1:20:28

Does God have a continuing special convenant relationship with Jewish people?  Should Christians be especially concerned for Israel?  Two Christians …

Unbelievable? 29 Nov 2008 Creation or Evolution - do we have to choose?

June 5th, 2014

1:20:14

Denis Alexander is the author of "Creation or Evolution - do we have to choose?" - his answer is "no".  Denis believes Darwin's theory is perfectly …

Unbelievable? 22 Nov 2008 Pagan and Christian dialogue

June 5th, 2014

1:20:26

What do Pagans believe?  We find out from Mike Stygal of the Pagan Federation in London. What approach should Christian take when it come to sharing …

Unbelievable? 15 Nov 2008 Islam and the Trinity

June 5th, 2014

1:19:58

Christian apologist James White believes that the God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit is present in the pages of the Bible.  Muslim Abdullah Al …

Unbelievable? 8 Nov 2008 Richard Dawkins & John Lennox debate

June 5th, 2014

1:19:58

Atheist Professor Richard Dawkins and Christian Professor John Lennox recently met in Oxford to debate whether Science has buried God.  The discussion was sponsored by The Fixed Point Foundation.  Justin Brierley was …

Unbelievable? 1 Nov 2008 The Atheist Bus Campaign

June 5th, 2014

1:20:15

Atheists are funding a campaign that will see London buses bearing the poster "There is probably no god.  Now stop worrying and get on with your life".  Its the brainchild of Ariane Sherine and has been backed by …

Unbelievable? 25 Oct 2008 Is religion responsible for war?

June 5th, 2014

1:20:28

Atheist Ed Turner, in common with the new atheists, believes that religion is bad for the world because of the conflict it causes across the world.  Historian and Christian Meic Pearse who wrote the bestseller "Why the …

Unbelievable? 18 Oct 2008 Why should I believe in Jesus? Amy Orr Ewing

June 5th, 2014

1:20:29

Norman Hansen lost his faith partly because of coming to doubt the historical reliability of the Bible and Jesus.  Amy Orr-Ewing spends her time defending the Bible around the world -she says belief in Jesus is …

Unbelievable? 11 Oct 2008 The Alpha Course - atheist/Christian dialogue

June 5th, 2014

1:19:54

The Alpha Course has become the most successful evangelistic course around the world.  Atheist Michael Marsden went on the course at Holy Trinity …

Unbelievable? 27 Sep 2008 Zoroastrianism

June 5th, 2014

1:20:32
Justin is joined by Zoroastrian priest Rostam Bhedwar, Almut Hintze who has studied the religion extensively and Omar Ralf, the Premier listener who sparked this discussion.  Richard Sudworth of the Church Mission …

Unbelievable? 20 Sep 2008 Infidel Guy show link up

June 5th, 2014

1:20:55
In what could be a radio first, "Unbelievable?" links up with "The Infidel Guy" show and talks to its atheist host Reginald Finley.  They debate the …

Unbelievable? 13 Sep 2008 Christianity on Trial - Part 2

June 5th, 2014

1:19:44
Atheist lawyer Ed Turner and Theologian Andy Bannister return to debate whether Jesus and the Bible are a good guide for morality.  Ed believes that …

Unbelievable? 6 Sep 2008 Christianity on Trial - Part 1

June 5th, 2014

1:20:17
Ed Turner is a lawyer from Liverpool who contacted the programme saying he wants to put Christianity and the Bible on Trial.  In this programme he …

Unbelievable? 30 Aug 2008 Darwin vs Design

June 5th, 2014

1:20:35
Well known USA Intelligent Design advocate Tom Woodward takes on the National Secular Society's science representative Pete Hearty.  Does the new …

Unbelievable? 23 Aug 2008 Why there IS a God - Keith Ward

June 5th, 2014

1:20:14

Former Regius professor of Divinity at Oxford University Keith Ward has written a response book to The God Delusion on why Dawkins' philosophical …

Unbelievable? 16 Aug 2008 Disappointment with Church

June 5th, 2014

1:19:55
Jonathan Castro runs an anti-church website.  He believes in Christianity but says he has never felt like he has connected with God, and certainly not in church.  Find out if Pastor Nigel Desborough of Forest Hill …

Unbelievable? 9 Aug 2008 Norman Geisler - American Masters of Apologetics pt 4

June 5th, 2014

1:20:20

An in depth interview with veteran apologist Norman Geisler who co-founded the Southern Evangleical Seminary in North Carolina.

Miracles, Jesus, the …

Unbelievable? 2 Aug 2008 Faith & School - do they mix?

June 5th, 2014

1:20:32
Should the Government fund schools that promote Christianity?  Church of England spokesperson on Education Jan Ainsworth says that a faith ethos is a …

Unbelievable? 26 Jul 2008 Alvin Plantinga - American Masters of Apologetics pt 3

June 5th, 2014

1:19:49
Justin is joined by seasoned Christian philosopher Alvin Plantinga as they explore the problem of Evil and why Dawkins should have stuck to biology.

Unbelievable? 19 Jul 2008 William Lane Craig - American Masters of Apologetics pt 2

June 5th, 2014

1:19:45
Justin continues his chats across the pond during July as he interviews William Lane Craig, one of the wrold's foremost Christian aoplogists and …

Unbelievable? 12 Jul 2008 Gary Habermas - American Masters of Apologetics pt 1

June 5th, 2014

1:19:59

In a break with the usual format of the show, Justin begins a series of in depth interviews with some of today's leading State-side Christian thinkers and defenders of the Faith.

Gary Habermas is a world authority on …

Unbelievable? 5 Jul 2008 Islam & Christianity -which is more relevant to Britain?

June 5th, 2014

1:19:47

Muslim guests Adnan Rashid and Hamza Tzsortist join Justin Brierley as they defend Islam's record and suitability for Britain against Christian …

Unbelievable? 28 Jun 2008 Communism & Christianity

June 5th, 2014

1:20:12
Justin is joined by atheist Jack Conrad of the Communist Party of Great Britain.  He says belief in God is a relic of the past.  Jonathan Bartley argues that Jesus Christ and the message He brought is the real answer to …

Unbelievable? 21 Jun 2008 A Case for theistic evolution - Keith Ward

June 5th, 2014

1:20:27
Keith Ward, former Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford University and priest in the Church of England explains why as a "theistic evolutionist" he …

Unbelievable? 14 Jun 2008 Defending Biblical innerancy

June 5th, 2014

1:19:41
Justin is joined by Dr. Alex McFarland of the Southern Evangelical Seminary in North Carolina, USA. He defends the Bible as being error and …

Unbelievable? 7 Jun 2008 Angels

June 5th, 2014

1:20:25
In her book "Angels in My Hair" Lorna Byrne claims to have been able to see and speak to angels since childhood.  Is her gift for real?  Is it Christian?  She says yes.  Faith Forster chats with her about her view of …

Unbelievable? 31 May 2008 Sikhism

June 5th, 2014

1:20:42
GB Singh explains his own brand of Sikh belief and why he doesn't trust Christianity or the Bible.  Rana Johal is a Christian convert from Sikhism.  …

Unbelievable? 24 May 2008 Jesus & Jewishness

June 5th, 2014

1:19:55
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach has been dubbed "America's most famous Rabbi".  Michael Brown is one of the foremost proponents of Messianic Christianity.  …

Unbelievable? 17 May 2008 Todd Bentley and the Lakeland 'revival'

June 5th, 2014

1:19:57
Justin is joined again by Charismatic Christian Gerald Coates, "Cessationist" Christian Mark Johnston and agnostic skeptic Stephen Pilcher.  They discuss the healing revival occuring in Lakeland Florida under the …

Unbelievable? 10 May 2008 The gift of tongues - faith or fake?

June 5th, 2014

1:20:15

The first of two shows dealing with Charismatic gifts of the Spirit.  Gerald Coates is church leader of the pioneer network of Charismatic chuches, speaking in tongues is a daily reality for him.  Mark Johnston is …

Unbelievable? 3 May 2008 Josh McDowell answers tough questions

June 5th, 2014

1:20:18

Famed US apologist Josh McDowell engages with sceptic Ciaran O Pronntaigh over questions such as "how can we belive Jesus was the son of God?".  Also …

Unbelievable? 26 Apr 2008 Proof for the resurrection

June 5th, 2014

1:20:34
Canadian apologist Tony Costa says there are 5 key reasons that lock together to prove the resurrection of Jesus.  He debates sceptic Ken Humphreys.

Unbelievable? 12 Apr 2008 "Why I became an atheist" Part 2 - John Loftus & Peter May

June 5th, 2014

1:18:50
Atheist John Loftus and Christian Peter May discuss whether people choose whatb they believe or whether religion is down to where you are born in the world.

To hear more discussions between Christians and non-Christians …

Unbelievable? 5 Apr 2008 "Why I became an atheist" Part 1 - John Loftus & Peter May

June 5th, 2014

1:20:21

Justin meets John W Loftus.  Once a passionate Christian, he's now a militant atheist. Find out why he lost his faith and his conversation with …

Unbelievable? 29 Mar 2008 Did Jesus prophecy the Bahai faith?

June 5th, 2014

1:19:38
In his book "Letter to the Christians" Jeremy Fox, argues that Baha'u'llah the founder of the Baha'i faith is the second coming of Jesus Christ, as prophesied in the New Testament.  Robin Thomson of South Asian Concern …

Unbelievable? 22 Mar 2008 Easter & the atonement

June 5th, 2014

1:20:11
Atheist Marilyn Mason says that the idea of God punishing his son for the sins of others is unjust, bizarre and immoral.  Roger Forster of the Ichthus Christian Fellowship explains what he believes happened on Good …

Unbelievable? 15 Mar 2008 Christian Universalism - will all be saved?

June 5th, 2014

1:20:59

Eric Stetson of the Christian Universalist Aosociation claims the Bible says everybody will ultimately be saved.  Gregory Macdonald is a high profile …

Unbelievable? 8 Mar 2008 Can We Trust the Gospels? Updated

June 5th, 2014

1:20:03

Norman Hansen is an atheist.  He says the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are mythology passed off as fact.  But Christian scholar Andy …

Unbelievable? 1 Mar 2008 Sharia Law in the UK

June 5th, 2014

1:20:10
Catherine Heseltine is a convert to Islam and represents the Muslim Public Affairs Committee.Beth Grove is a Christian who has made a study of women's issues in Islam.They discuss the pros and cons of Sharia in the UK. …

Unbelievable? 23 Feb 2008 New Age Spirituality

June 5th, 2014

1:19:14

Beverley Alfred, a reiki healer says her spiritual path has led her away from organised religion towards Alternative Spirituality.  Sally Coleman …

Unbelievable? 16 Feb 2008 Noah and the Flood - did it happen?

June 5th, 2014

1:20:10
Creationist David Rosevear says that recent science suggests a global flood did occur, and that Christians should read Genesis literally.  Atheist …

Unbelievable? 9 Feb 2008 Bahai Faith & Christianity

June 5th, 2014

1:17:14

Barney Leith explains why he believes Bahá’u’lláh the founder of Bahai faith was the ultimate manifestation of God in human form.  Sunil Shivdasani …

Unbelievable? 2 Feb 2008 Positive atheism?

June 5th, 2014

1:17:06
David Vernon explains why he thinks that being an atheist is a positive thing.  Anna Robbins of the London School of Theology questions whether we …

Unbelievable? 26 Jan 2008 Morality - do we need God to be Good?

June 5th, 2014

1:17:24
Marilyn Mason, a humanist and Gavin McGrath, a Christian, join Justin as they discuss where they get their sense of "right and wrong" from.  Gavin says that without God we can't make sense of morality - Marilyn …

Unbelievable? 19 Jan 2008 Abortion

June 5th, 2014

1:17:26

If passed, the HFE Bill could entail big changes to abortion law.  With 600 abortions carried out every day Dan Boucher of CARE explains why he …

Unbelievable? 12 Jan 2008 Embryology and medicine

June 5th, 2014

1:15:37

The HFE Bill going through Parliament will allow the creation of animal-human "hybrid" embryos.  Lord David Alton says respect for human life is being trampled on.  MP Ian Gibson says that it will allow medical …

Unbelievable? 5 Jan 2008 Freemasonry & Christianity - serving two masters?

June 5th, 2014

1:16:24
Michael Donovan is a committed evangelical Christian.  He is also a Freemason.  Doug Harris of the Reachout Trust believes that being a Freemason and a Christian are incompatible.  They join Justin as he asks whether …

Unbelievable? 29 Dec 2007 - End of year highlights

June 5th, 2014

1:15:30
Justin Brierley presents segments of some of the varied discussions and debates between Christians and non-Christians across the past year. Featuring Muslim, Hindu, Mormon, atheist and agnostic guests being pesented …

Unbelievable? 22 Dec 2007 - Did Christians steal Christmas?

June 5th, 2014

1:15:58

Justin is joined by atheist Robert Stovold who claims that Christians stole Christmas! He says the Gospel stories are nothing more that a re-hashing …

Unbelievable? 15 Dec 2007 - Islamic Jihad & terrorism

June 5th, 2014

1:16:12
Patrick Sookhdeo of the Barnabus Fund claims in his book "Global Jihad" that Islam needs to abandon scriptures advocating offensive Jihad.  Hamza A …

Unbelievable? 8 Dec 2007 - Response to "The Golden Compass" movie

June 5th, 2014

1:16:09

Justin Brierley adresses the controversial children's blockbuster "The Golden Compass" that was released at cinemas this week. Some groups claim …

Unbelievable? 1 Dec 2007 - Jewish/Christian dialogue on Grace

June 5th, 2014

1:15:31

Rabbi Reuben Livingstone and Alex Jacob of the Churches Ministry among Jewish People discuss Salvation. Reuben believes our righteous acts and knowledge of God bring salvation, Alex believes in Salvation by Grace …

Unbelievable? 24 Nov 2007 - The atheist who sold his soul on ebay

June 5th, 2014

1:15:48
Atheist Hemant Mehta offered to go to church for the highest bidder on eBay.  In the end he visited 15 churches, large and small, and wrote about his experiences for good and bad.  Tom Price of the Damaris Trust chats …

Unbelievable? 17 Nov 2007 - Are miracles evidence for God?

June 5th, 2014

1:15:38
Agnostic sceptic Stephen Pilcher believes that Christian claims to healing are tricks of the mind.  Can John Ryeland of the Christian Healing Mission persuade him differently?  Also features personal stories from people …

Unbelievable? 10 Nov 2007 - A "proxy" atheist explains why he can't believe

June 5th, 2014

1:13:53
Nick Pandolfi is a radio presenter and newspaper columnist.  He says Religion has been the cause of war and conflict, and Christians can't agree on …

Unbelievable? 3 Nov 2007 - The New Atheism

June 5th, 2014

1:15:50

Christianity is under attack as never before by a wave of militant atheists, led by Richard Dawkins. Atheist Barry Duke is all in favour of it, while Christian David Marshall's book "The Truth behind the new Atheism" …

Unbelievable? 27 Oct 2007 - Top reasons for belief

June 5th, 2014

1:16:11

Justin finds out about the results of a belief survey that asked Christians for their top reasons for believing in God and Christianity. He's joined …

Unbelievable? 4 Aug 2007 - Jesus and Judaism

June 5th, 2014

1:14:41

Jesus was a Jew - but what about the movement he started? Orthodox Rabbi Reuben Livingstone and Alex Jacob from the Churches Ministry among Jewish people debate how Christianity relates to Judaism and whether it is a …

Unbelievable? 28 Jul 2007 - Christian vs "spiritual" healing

June 5th, 2014

1:14:04

Jesus was a healer, but what do we believe about healing and how it operates? Spiritual healer David Cunnigham is not a Christian - he says that Divine energy is channelled when he heals people. John Ryeland runs the …

Unbelievable? 21 Jul 2007 - Forgiveness

June 5th, 2014

1:13:20

Justin is joined by Peter Saunders from the National Association for People Abused in Childhood and Steve Goss of "Freedom in Christ" ministries as …

Unbelievable? 14 Jul 2007 - Hindu & Christian concepts of God

June 5th, 2014

1:13:58

Paul Gutteridge pastors the Christian Growth Centre, and loves chatting with people of other faiths and points of view. He chats to Hindu Rohit …

Unbelievable? 7 Jul 2007 - Does the Koran justify terrorism?

June 5th, 2014

1:12:55

Justin is joined by Ibrahim Mogra of the Muslim Council of Britain and Christan evangelist Jay Smith as they discuss what drives young muslim radicals to become terrorists. Jay says that the Koran needs to be …

Unbelievable? 30 Jun 2007 - Is evangelical Christianity exclusivist?

June 5th, 2014

1:13:59

Sean Brickell, a lapsed Catholic, has come into contact with evangelical Christians and disgrees with their attitude to being "born again" and sex …

Unbelievable? 23 Jun 2007 - God's existence, free will & faith

June 5th, 2014

1:14:10

Justin Brierley is joined by Jonathan Hill, author of "The Big Questions". The book tackles some of the biggest philosophical questions to do with the existence of God, free-will and faith. What can we learn from the …

Unbelievable? 16 Jun 2007 - Mosques in the UK

June 5th, 2014

1:12:58

Recent media reports claim that mosques are indoctrinating young men in militant Islam - but is that true? Justin is joined by Abduraheem Green of London Central Mosque and Alan Craig of the Christian People's …

Unbelievable? 10 Jun 2007 - The resurrection

June 5th, 2014

1:13:53

Daniel Clark has authored a book that says Christians have good grounds for believing in the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. We find out why, …

Unbelievable? 2 Jun 2007 - Does Christianity enslave?

June 5th, 2014

1:14:04

Duncan Rossiter runs an atheist website. He says that Christinaity enslaves people. Find out why he has a problem with the idea of God and whether …

Unbelievable? 13 Oct 2007 - John Lennox debates science & God

June 5th, 2014

1:15:17
Fresh from a US TV debate with Richard Dawkins, Oxford Professor Dr. John Lennox engages with atheist scientist Robert Stovold.  Lennox, who is a …

Unbelievable? 6 Oct 2007 - Buddhism, Burma and Christianity

June 5th, 2014

1:15:56

As peaceful demonstrations by thousands of Buddhist monks have been brutally quashed by the military dictatorship in Burma, Justin Brierley is joined …

Unbelievable? 22 Sep 2007 - The Alpha Course

June 5th, 2014

1:14:55
As a new "term" of Alpha begins, Justin is joined by Mark Elsdon-Dew, Communications Director for Alpha. They discuss the success of the course in introducing people to the Christian faith, and how churches can run it …

Unbelievable? 15 Sep 2007 - Yoga and Christianity

June 5th, 2014

1:14:28
Two Christian ministers in Taunton made the news recently when they refused a Yoga instructor the use of their church halls. Some have labelled their …

Unbelievable? 8 Sep 2007 - Mormonism

June 5th, 2014

1:14:16
The church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, known commonly as the Mormon church claim thirteen million members worldwide. David Fewster who represents the Mormon church in the UK answers listener emails and phone …

Unbelievable? 29 Sep 2007 - New Age views of Jesus

June 5th, 2014

1:14:39
Melanie Henry believes she has found her own spiritual path through life. Its a mixture of New Age and spiritual principles, some taken from the words of Jesus. Pastor Matt Frost asks Melanie whether there is more to …

Unbelievable? 1 Sep 2007 - Paganism discussion

June 5th, 2014

1:14:01
Jason Johns practises Wicca and Shamanism - he's also happy to call himself a Christian. But can Pagan beliefs be combined with Christianity? Matt Frost, pastor of City Gates Church Soho discusses God, Jesus and the …

Unbelievable? 11 Aug 2007 - Reiki healing

June 5th, 2014

1:03:44
Many people are turning to the New Age movement in search of spiritual answers. Justin is joined by Reiki healer Beverly Alfred and Christian communicator Mike Simmonds of Viz a Viz ministries. Beverly believes there …

Unbelievable? 25 Aug 2007 - God Delusion debate

June 5th, 2014

1:13:48
Andrew Wilson's new book claims to have debunked Richard Dawkins' arguments against God. He goes head to head with atheist Gordon Livesey as they discuss The God Delusion and whether people are really being deluded by …

Hans Kung vs Peter D Williams - Does the Catholic Church need to modernise?

June 26th, 2014

1:23:14

As Pope Francis enters his second year of papacy, Justin is joined by Hans Kung, one of the most influential and controversial Catholic theologians …

Peter Boghossian vs Tim McGrew - A manual for creating atheists

June 26th, 2014

1:23:12

Peter Boghossian teaches philosophy and is the author of 'A Manual for Creating Atheists'. He believes that faith is a 'false epistemology' (way of …

Healing on the Streets debate - David John & Geoff Lillis - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:21:13

David John leads an under-the-radar healing ministry to Muslims in the Middle East.

He discusses the evidence for healing with atheist Geoff Lillis who he recently spent an evening with in Dublin on a night of healing …

Are same-sex relationships allowed? Chalke vs Wilson Bible debate #4 Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

26:27

After changing to a gay affirming stance, Steve Chalke's Oasis Trust has been dismissed from the UK Evangelical Alliance.

In this final exchange Steve Chalke and Andrew Wilson of New Frontiers debate the scriptural and …

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus - Nabeel Qureshi & Nazam Gufoor - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:22:51

Nabeel Qureshi grew up in a Muslim family but converted to Christianity after investigating the historical case for Christ.

He debates Muslim Nazam Gufoor on whether the truth of Christianity or Islam is best supported …

Greg Boyd & Andrew Whyte discuss doubt and faith - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:21:42

Greg Boyd is pastor of Woodland Hills Church, Minnesota. In his new book "The Benefit of the Doubt" he explains how he lost and regained his faith, and the difference between commitment and certainty.

He discusses his …

The Turin Shroud - a relic of the resurrection? Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

28:01

The Turin Shroud has been an enigma for hundreds of years. In a special Good Friday feature Justin Brierley spoke to those who claim the evidence …

Tim Keller on life, faith and suffering - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:22:03

Tim Keller leads Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York with several thousand in weekly attendance.

In an Easter special, Tim talks to Justin and answers listener questions about his life, faith and ministry. They …

Noah and the Flood - 3 perspectives debate - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:21:28

With the release of the epic film 'Noah' starring Russell Crowe, Justin is joined by three different perspectives on the Biblical story of the flood.

Bart Ehrman & Simon Gathercole debate pt 2 - How God became Jesus - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:20:52

The second episode in which Bart Ehrman defends his latest book 'How Jesus Became God' against Simon Gathercole. Ehrman claims that the early church …

William Lane Craig & Sean Carroll debate God & Cosmology - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

2:15:04

Leading Christian philosopher William Lane Craig and leading atheist scientist Sean Carroll recently participated in a debate on "The existence of …

'How Jesus became God' debate Pt 1 - Bart Ehrman vs Simon Gathercole - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:21:27

New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman's latest explosive book How Jesus Became God claims that the early Church turned Christ into the son of God, but …

Do healing miracles happen? Robby Dawkins & David Beebee - Unbelievable?

June 23rd, 2014

1:21:09

Robby Dawkins (not to be confused with Richard) says he regularly sees healing miracles occur for the people he prays for. Cancer is gone, blind eyes …

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