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A bipartisan podcast on energy and environmental politics in America. Presented by the USC Schwarzenegger Institute. Political Climate goes beyond the echo chambers to bring you civil conversations, fierce debates and insider perspectives, with hosts and guests from across the political spectrum. Join Democrat and Republican energy experts Brandon Hurlbut and Shane Skelton, along with Greentech Media's Julia Pyper, as we explore how energy and environment policies get made.
 
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First broadcast Sep 2010. Justin is joined for first time by famed physicist (now a Nobel prize winner) Sir Roger Penrose. He was joined by scientist theologian Alister McGrath to debate a book by Stephen Hawking that had been causing a stir - The Grand Design - and what it had to say about God, the universe and much more. More Resources: • For exc…
 
Jesus was a Jew. But has Christianity become divorced from its Jewish roots? How should we understand the shared story and differences of these two great religious traditions? Journalist-priest Rev Giles Fraser who has been on a journey to rediscover his Jewish roots, interacts with Jewish scholar Prof Amy-Jill Levine, who has written extensively o…
 
First broadcast in Sep 2010 when Pope Benedict the 16th was due to tour the UK. William Johnston a convert to catholicism and Duncan Boyd of the Protestant Truth Society debate whether the papacy is biblical. More Resources: • For exclusive resources and to support us: USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow Rest of the World: https://r…
 
The West is experiencing a meaning crisis says cognitive science and psychology professor John Vervaeke. He discusses the solutions with Catholic convert Sohrab Ahmari, author of 'The Unbroken Thread: Discovering the wisdom of tradition in an age of chaos'. For John Vervaeke: https://www.youtube.com/user/johnvervaeke For Sohrab Ahmari: https://www.…
 
First broadcast in Aug 2010. Should people suffering from terminal illness or in terrible pain be allowed to take their own life? Should doctors help them? British law currently forbids it but there are voices asking for a change. At the forefront is "Dignity in Dying" whose Chief-Executive Sarah Wootton argues that allowing people to choose when a…
 
Revelation is one of the most mysterious and strange books in the Bible. Is it mapping out end times events? Is it just tripping? Or is it something else? Brett Davis, author of 'See The Strange: The Gospel according to Revelation' and Glenn Packiam author of 'Worship and the World To Come' join Justin to answer listener questions. Brett Davis: htt…
 
First broadcast in July 2010. Is belief in the supernatural inherent from birth? Is Christianity a psychological crutch or a path to emotional wholeness? Is God belief simply a result of evolution? Would it make belief untrue if it were? These and more questions get discussed in a show on the psychology of religion featuring atheist psychological t…
 
Debate has raged over the timeline of Christ's return. Daniel Goepfrich holds to 'premillennialism' - that Christ will return before a 1000 year reign of peace, Chris Date holds to 'amillennialism' - that there will be no literal 1000 year reign. For Chris Date https://rethinkinghell.com/ For Daniel Goepfrich https://www.theologyisforeveryone.com/ …
 
First broadcast July 2010. From shamanism, hallucenogenic drugs, out-of-body experiences, to being "filled with the Spirit". Christian author and barrister Charles Foster draws on these and many more to examine the biological evidence of what happens when people claim supernatural experiences. He debates atheist psychologist Susan Blackmore on thes…
 
The Big Conversation - Episode 5 | Season 3 Two leading voices in Origins of Life research, Paul Davies and Jeremy England, discuss whether a new understanding of physics could be the key to unlocking the mystery of how life first emerged. But where does this leave the concept of God as creator? England, who is an orthodox Rabbi, and Davies, who de…
 
First broadcast in June 2010, Ex-Christian Bob Price and New Testament scholar David Instone-Brewer debate slavery in the Old and New Testament. • For exclusive resources and to support us: USA http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Rest of the World: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable • For our regular Newsletter https:…
 
Dr Gunter Bechly is a palaeontologist who became convinced that Darwinian evolution cannot explain the fossil record. He debates Intelligent Design with computational biologist Dr Joshua Swamidass who affirms an evolutionary account. For Gunter Bechly http://www.bechly.at For Joshua Swamidass http://www.peacefulscience.org • For exclusive resources…
 
First broadcast in May 2010. Faith Forster of Ichthus Christian Fellowship and Sue Meyer who describes herself as an "Atheist freethinking feminist” debate whether the traditional Christian view of keeping sex within marriage is good or bad for men and women. • For exclusive resources and to support us: USA http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievabl…
 
Stephen C Meyer of the Discovery Institute says that 3 key scientific advances in cosmology and biology have reignited the case for God. He discusses the claims in his new book 'The Return of the God Hypothesis' with Brian Keating, Professor of Physics at the University of California, San Diego. For Stephen C Meyer https://stephencmeyer.org For Bri…
 
The Big Conversation - Episode 4 | Season 3. Many physicists have pointed out the extraordinary ‘fine tuning’ of the physical laws of the universe that have allowed life to develop within the cosmos. Luke Barnes believes it gives evidence for a designer behind the cosmos, whereas Sabine Hossenfelder disagrees, questioning whether we can even speak …
 
The pandemic has changed the way churches deliver worship online and in-person. Justin is joined by church and worship leaders Tim Hughes, Muyiwa Olarewaju, Lucy Brierley & Graham Nicholls, to talk about lessons learned and what the future may look like. Originally broadcast as part of Spring Harvest 2021: Unrivalled. Justin also talks with Jon Yat…
 
First broadcast in 2010. James White of Alpha & Omega ministries defends the Bible as historically more reliable than the Koran. Adnan Rashid of the Hittin Institute argues for the Koran and criticises the transmission of Biblical writings. More Resources: • For exclusive resources and to support us: USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievables…
 
Angels! Happy Tuesday - on today's episode I sit down with Founders Kent and Ryan! We talk about how one piece of gum can change your mindset, and how they both came up with this crazy good idea. Kent and Ryan open up about their life story and how two best friends are conquering the world together one brain and a time. I open up about my rituals a…
 
In this episode, we talk to the owner, Van Nguyen, of Lotus Seed Vegan about his vegan journey and how he started his beautiful restaurant that keeps on giving back with his wife Amy. About Lotus Seed Vegan Hi, my name is Van Loc, I am the chef and together with my wife Amy we started Lotus Seed Vegan restaurant because I had epiphany in my life wh…
 
Justin presents highlights from the recent Unbelievable? Conference 2021: How to tell the greatest story ever told, featuring NT Wright, Tom Holland, Clare Williams, Sean & Josh McDowell and Ruth Jackson. Get all the HD video sessions from the conference as a digital download https://shop.premier.org.uk/collections/unbelievable/products/unbelievabl…
 
Episode 3 | Season 3 of The Big Conversation. Social commentator Douglas Murray engages theologian NT Wright on whether Christianity still makes best sense of the world in a post-Christian age, and how to address the growing meaning and identity crisis in the West. For bonus content, updates and more shows, sign up at http://www.thebigconversation.…
 
The Enneagram has become a wildly popular personality tool in secular and spiritual circles. But is it a theologically valid way of understanding human psychology? Pastor and theologian Todd Wilson, author of 'The Enneagram goes to church' believes the Enneagram can be a transformative tool for churches. Ex-new ager Marcia Montenegro, author of 'Ri…
 
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 of Alpha and Omega Ministries returns to defend the doctrine of the Trinity as he discusses key Old and New Testament texts with Sir Anthony Buzzard of the Restoration Fellowship. James believes the do…
 
Angels! Happy Tuesday - on today's episode I sit down with Founder and Owner Shane Heath of MUD\WTR! Shane and I talk about his incredible journey to manifesting this cup of magic. MUD\WTR™ is a coffee alternative consisting of organic ingredients lauded by cultures old and young for their health and performance benefits. With 1/7th the caffeine of…
 
It's still the bestselling book in the world. But can the Bible speak to modern life in the way it has to past generations? Andrew Ollerton, author of 'The Bible: A book that makes sense of life', explains why he believes the Bible has a unique ability to speak to who we are as humans. He is joined by historian Tom Holland, author of books includin…
 
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 death and resurrection? Christian Nseka is a member of the religion and believes we need to see Jesus' death and resurrection in a new way. He believes that Christ did not fulfil his mission and that Rev…
 
Episode 2 | Season 3 of The Big Conversation. Prof Nick Bostrom, director of the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University and Prof Rosalind Picard, director of the Affective Computing Research Group at MIT debate the philosophical and spiritual questions raised by AI. Could AI become conscious? Are we living in a simulation universe? Could…
 
An Inter-Christian discussion on the beliefs and doctrines that are distinctive of Seventh Day Adventists. Why do they hold to Saturday as the ‘true’ day for worship and rest? Are they too legalistic? What about the failed prophecy of Christ's return that they grew out of? What should we make of founder Ellen White's teaching on ‘Investigative Judg…
 
Angels! Happy Tuesday - on today's episode I sit down with Founder and Owner of HUSTLE DC - a new way of cycling! Sunny and I talk about her journey to creating Hustle DC and how she for the last several years has inspired and empowered men and women to become their most beautiful versions of themselves. Let's listen in! HustleDC: @hustle_dc Sunny …
 
It's often claimed that, despite their religious differences, Muslims and Christians still believe in and worship the same creator God. In his new book Andy Bannister explains why he believes the God of Islam and Christianity cannot be the same. In contrast, Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, who heads up Christian-Muslim interfaith work in Nigeria, b…
 
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 Davies chats to Oxford Professor of Mathematics John Lennox. A popular science author, Davies’ book ‘The Eerie Silence’ examines the likelihood of the universe producing life elsewhere. John Lennox is a C…
 
Angels! Happy Tuesday - on today's episode I sit down with Julia the CEO of PlantX! We talk about how eating a plant based diet can help your inner beauty and reverse the signs of aging. PlantX Life's mission is to raise plant awareness in a hyper-palatable world to simplify plant-based living. They always strive to deliver the highest-quality prod…
 
TikTok star Zach Pincince lost his faith after developing a career in hypnotism and growing doubts about whether Jesus rose again. He engages with Christian evangelist and stage illusionist Bryan Drake on whether religious belief is down to our suggestibility and debates the evidence for the resurrection. For Zach Pincince: https://www.tiktok.com/@…
 
Angels! Happy Tuesday - on today's episode I sit down with Scarlett Leung the CEO of Sugarbreak! We talk about how sugar can impact our health and inner beauty. Now more than ever, we need to take charge of our health. As it stands, 1 in 3 Americans are diabetic or pre-diabetic. The rapid growth of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes in young people is…
 
Bishop Robert Barron of Word on Fire and Alex O'Connor of the Cosmic Skeptic channel discuss the evidence for God, the nature of faith and the problem of suffering in the first episode of The Big Conversation season 3. For a bonus video of Bishop Barron and Alex O'Connor debating the Trinity sign up at http://www.thebigconversation.show We'd love t…
 
In prominent atheist author Philip Pullman’s ‘The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ’, he re-imagines the story of Jesus as the story of two twins - one called Jesus, the other Christ. It is the twin Christ who writes the history of Jesus, turning him into the God-man of the Gospels. Philip Pullman joins Justin Brierley to discuss whether we s…
 
I'm Cristianna May and you’re listening to the Glow Up Cult. I am on a mission to empower those around me about the beauty industry - beauty is a right not a secret. With social media, beauty is in our faces more than ever and having real and honest people in your court is imperative. Glow Up Cult is a podcast not only about the aesthetic industry …
 
Former Christian youth worker, Logan Walker, shares some of the reasons for losing his faith. Evangelist Ben Jack from the Message Trust responds to some of Logan's doubts and provides some of his own thoughts on these difficult topics. For Ben Jack’s book My Lord and My God https://shop.message.org.uk/product/my-lord-and-my-god-ben-jack/ For Logan…
 
How can natural evil and death that have existed for millions of years on an Old Earth view be reconciled to the view that the Fall brought these things into God's good world? Why does God answer some prayers and not others? Does free will exist? American mathematician, professor of theology and author of The End Of Christianity, Bill Dembski engag…
 
Justin and Ruth present 3 interviews in this week's show. Alister McGrath, Prof of science and religion at Oxford University talks about the life and legacy of physicist-priest John Polkinghorne who has passed away aged 90. Justin also presents a sneak peek of his forthcoming CS Lewis podcast. Shelby Abbott talks about deconstruction and doubt in h…
 
This week we look at two different Christian views of Divorce and Remarriage. Andrew Cornes is part of the clergy team at All Souls Eastbourne. He holds to the traditional understanding that Jesus taught divorce is only permissible for adultery, and that the Bible forbids remarriage. David Instone-Brewer is a New Testament scholar from Tyndale Hous…
 
Angels! Happy Tuesday - on today's episode I sit down with Dr. Scott Sherr about the science behind Troscriptions and their Nootropics. We talk about how their nootropic combining nicotine, caffeine, hemp, and methylene blue can optimize your inner beauty. Let's listen in! Tropscriptions: @troscriptions https://troscriptions.com -------------------…
 
Julia Rynkiewicz was suspended from her midwifery course at Nottingham University because of her support for the pro-life organisation Students for Life. Justin is joined by Julia along with Ryan Christoper of ADF UK who fought and won Julia’s case for unfair dismissal. They debate whether there is a problem of free speech on campus with Prof Aliso…
 
Alister McGrath combines a background in science with a passion for theology and apologetics. Many of his books, including ‘The Dawkins Delusion’, his critique of Richard Dawkins and the New Atheism, have been bestsellers. In this wide-ranging interview McGrath shares his own journey of faith and why Christianity makes best sense of the world as he…
 
Angels! Happy Tuesday - on today's I have the honor of interviewing CEO of MindCure Kelsey Ramsden. We talk about how functional and psychedelic mushrooms and help with not only your inner beauty but your brain function. Let's listen in! MindCure: @mindcurewellness or @mindcurehealth www.mindcure.com -------------------------------------- Follow th…
 
Why do we often picture a Caucasian Jesus with blonde hair and blue eyes? Why are many of the early church fathers depicted as white when they weren’t? Has African Christianity been hijacked? Dr Vince Bantu of Fuller Theological Seminary and Dr AJ Varmah of the Holy Qubtic Church join Ruth Jackson to discuss these important questions and look at ho…
 
Sean Wilkie and Ashley Storrie talk to Neil "The Wee Man" Bratchpiece, and Stephen Buchanan returns. We discuss Onlyfans, how Sean could never be a porn star with that big round face, breaking in socks, The Queen's Gambit, sour cream Pringles, LOL Dolls, shiver shorts, Angry Birds 2, live sex shows, a mix-up with underpants, we rank ice cream parlo…
 
Atheists Richard Dawkins and AC Grayling 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 audio clips from the speakers and Q&A session, as well as interviews with those who attended, including AC Grayling and the Chair of the deba…
 
Angels! Happy Tuesday - on today's episode owner and operator of the LunchboxWax Stephanie Hasenei joins us on the show to talk about the newest waxing only studio in the DMV! She educates us on waxing and how we have been deprived of that 5 star experience when it comes to being waxed. Let's listen in! LunchBox Wax on IG: @lunchboxwax_cascades Ste…
 
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