Writer Steve Schramm explores one of the strangest Christian doctrines
People may tick ‘non-religious’ in a census, but that doesn’t mean they’re atheists, says Justin Brierley. They’re just religious about different things
Following mid-term elections in the US, Erik Strandness explores what it would look like to operate from a perspective of God’s kingdom rather than man’s
Author Mark Roques explores the logical outworkings of pragmatism
Scientist Dr Sy Gate was a convinced atheist who thought the Church was the main enemy of humanity. Through his scientific study and a number of dreams, Sy begin to question his firmly held beliefs
Apologist Joel Furches explores the rationality behind naturalism and Christianity
Writer Steve Schramm explores some of the big questions around Christian prayer
2022-11-18T16:00:00+00:00By Erik Strandness
Erik Strandness reflects on a recent webinar on sexual abuse and looks at the lessons we must learn
2022-11-17T16:00:00+00:00By Jana Harmon
Author Dr Peter Harris abandoned his Christian faith when he thought it wasn’t intellectually credible. He rediscovered it through a search for meaning, later uncovering its academic viability
Apologist Joel Furches explores different opinions of hell and why its existence matters
Writer Steve Schramm explores the pros and cons of technology and how Christians should engage with it
Ardent atheist Mark Meckler began to consider whether there might be something more after 51 years of scepticism
2022-11-11T15:45:00+00:00By Joel Furches
Apologist Joel Furches explores women’s place in the Church, both historically and today
As we approach Remembrance Day and Veterans Day, Ruth Jackson reflects on the importance of remembering
Erik Strandness explores the hiddenness of God
Apologist Nick Peters takes us on a whistlestop tour of the Bible and shares his advice about how we approach it
With discussion around amnesty in the US over previous COVID restrictions, Derek Caldwell shares his thoughts about forgiveness and loneliness
2022-11-04T17:30:00+00:00By Joel Furches
Apologist Joel Furches explains why he believes disagreement within the Church points to the credibility of Christianity
2022-11-01T17:35:00+00:00By Erik Strandness
Physician Erik Strandness unpacks the age-old conflict between science and faith
Unbelievable? explores how two friends with similar upbringings ended up in such different places spiritually
2022-10-31T17:30:00+00:00By Erik Strandness
Erik Strandness explores the significance of the afterlife, discerning whether there is any meaning to be found
Halloween may be a controversial topic for some Christians, but it was the beginning of a journey to faith for apologist Pedro R Garcia
As we approach Halloween, researcher Derek Caldwell explores Freud’s wish fulfilment hypothesis in light of our inherent fears
It’s not about saying sorry. Joel Furches says making an intellectual defence for Christian faith has a long history
…or on to a stage. Erik Strandness explains why God continues to stand behind the question of consciousness
Apologist Joel Furches unpacks one of the most Googled questions, looking at the nature of Jesus
2022-10-21T16:30:00+01:00By Erik Strandness
Erik Strandness reflects on how Christianity shaped the West
Abuse survivor, Rachael Denhollander, shares her story and some thoughts around how to support victims of abuse
2022-10-18T15:30:00+01:00By Erik Strandness
Erik Strandness explores the role of mystery in apologetics
Psychologist Diane Langberg and attorney Rachael Denhollander discuss the ethics of NDAs in Christian contexts
Amy Orr-Ewing, Rachael Denhollander and Mike Cosper share their reflections on whether we should continue to reference material written by fallen leaders.
Author Mark Roques explores the consequences of pushing individualism to its logical conclusion
The question “Does God exist?” is a relatively recent question for people to be asking. For most of human history the foremost religious question has always been “which of the gods is the true God?” Old as it is, this question is nevertheless as troubling now as it ever has been. Assuming theologians were to prove definitively that a God existed, the question remains as to which God? Is it the Christian God? Why not Zeus or Thor or Amun Ra?
Veteran religion reporter Julia Bicknell analyses a major global survey on media coverage of religion
Andy Bannister responds to atheist journalist Ian Dunt on whether Christianity can offer more than a ‘cardboard shield against existential despai
2022-09-22T11:25:00+01:00By Erik Strandness
Erik Strandness looks at how we can turn the tide on God’s voice being drowned out in our culture.
Following the Queen’s funeral, author Paul Kingsnorth reflects on what it means for a nation to profess that life has no meaning beyond what we ascribe to it.
As hundreds of thousands attend memorials at churches and cathedrals and millions watch her funeral, Glen Scrivener says the death of the Queen is reminding the nation of its historic Christian roots.
Mark Greene reflects on the Queen’s remarkable legacy of unifying a post-Empire world.
Gavin Ashenden was appointed chaplain to the Queen from 2008 until 2017. He shares his thoughts about Elizabeth II’s faith, role and character.
Gavin Ashenden was appointed chaplain to the Queen from 2008 until 2017. He shares his thoughts about the significance of Queen Elizabeth II’s death to our national culture and why he believes it may spell the end of the British monarchy.
On Thursday 8th September, Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, died aged 96. Ruth Jackson reflects on what Jesus, the “bedrock” of the Queen’s faith has to say in the midst of our grief.
2022-08-26T11:31:00+01:00By Bethel McGrew
Amidst the scores of young people identifying with no religious faith, can the person of Jesus speak to a suffering world? Can miracles prove God’s existence? Bethel McGrew looks at what we can learn from a recent Big Conversation.
2022-08-16T14:25:00+01:00By Erik Strandness
Erik Strandness explores the apologetic lessons from Mikhaila Petereson’s Big Conversation
2022-08-16T08:30:00+01:00By Erik Strandness
Erik Strandness on the promise and perils of AI following The Big Conversation between Lord Martin Rees and Dr JohnWyatt
Heather Tomlinson says we were given some clues in a recent Big Conversation
The Real Atheology podcast review The Big Conversation between Graham Oppy and Guillaume Bignon.
2022-08-04T11:28:00+01:00By Erik Strandness
Is language violence? Are anecdotes replacing facts? Erik Strandess reviews a recent debate on the limits of ‘woke theology’.
Deep-fakes, Turing Tests and chatbots - AI systems are becoming ever more human-like. Robotics expert Prof Nigel Crook says we need to make sure they are moral too.
Christian Philosopher Kenneth Pearce says that our personal religious experiences can provide testimony that is persuasive to some, but not for everybody
2022-07-29T10:55:00+01:00By Peter S Williams
Peter S Williams draws on philosophical arguments and a Big Conversation on AI and Robotics to show why recent claims of a ‘sentient’ AI are still in the realm of science fiction.
2022-07-29T06:25:00+01:00By Erik Strandness
Erik Strandness says that the details of Guillaume Bignon’s conversion story should give skeptic’s pause to think
2022-07-25T14:00:00+01:00By Max Baker-Hytch
Religious experience can count as more than just confirmation bias, says Christian philosopher Max Baker-Hytch.
2022-07-13T16:55:00+01:00By Max Baker-Hytch
Christian neuroscientist and lecturer Sharon Dirckx outlines her areas of agreement and disagreement with renowned psychiatrist Dr Iain McGilchrist during their recent Big Conversation dialogue.
Cambridge neurologist Prof Alasdair Coles says psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist’s work provides an important perspective on brain science and God, but still leaves questions on consciousness, identity and the nature of truth unanswered.
2022-06-24T10:24:00+01:00By Paul Vanderklay
Paul Vanderklay has been charting the influence of Jordan Peterson in bringing people to faith. But Paul Kingsnorth’s journey from paganism to Christianity shows the influence of CS Lewis, he says.
2022-06-23T13:48:00+01:00By Peter Byrom
Peter Byrom thinks Richard Dawkins made some of his most revealing remarks during his recent discussion with Francis Collins on The Big Conversation, owing mostly to the good-natured relationship between the two guests, which allowed Dawkins to lower some of his usual defences.
2022-06-08T11:56:00+01:00By Erik Strandness
The unexpected conversion of the poet and author has lessons for the church on answering the spiritual longings of 21st Century people, says Erik Strandess.
2022-06-01T14:53:00+01:00By Erik Strandness
Apologist and former physician Erik Strandness reviews the encounter between the two high-profile scientists and what it tells us about God, design and morality.
2022-06-01T12:56:00+01:00By Peter Harris
Peter Harris argues that Putin’s warped religious beliefs are at odds with the Orthodox faith he claims to hold.
2022-05-24T14:35:00+01:00By Peter S Williams
Philosopher Peter S Williams thinks both Richard Dawkins and Francis Collins overlooked a design inference, within the realm of evolutionary biology, which would go hand-in-hand with the argument from “fine-tuning” (which Dawkins himself described as “a good argument” for God during their debate).
2022-05-04T09:15:00+01:00By Matthew Fell
Theology Postgraduate student and Star Wars fan Matthew Fell reviews the debate between Frank Turek and Paulogia, about whether or not our favourite movie heroes point to Christ.
2022-04-20T22:01:00+01:00By Erik Strandness
Erik Strandness reflects upon Unbelievable?’s recent discussion about John Lennon, Bob Dylan, and God, and shares why he thinks their work is neither “the devil’s music” nor something to be worshipped - instead, both musicians play an important role in pointing us to the divine.
With everything going on around the world, I nearly forgot that this week marks the beginning of Lent. The 40-day-period, named after an old English word meaning ‘lengthen’, is an opportunity to reflect on the cross and resurrection as we approach Easter. Christians have traditionally used this time to either give or take something up, and as I pondered what to do this year, I was drawn to a previous Lenten fast.
Pete Phillips explains why being a Christian does not mean magical exemption from the consequences of a fallen world.
Dr. Erik Strandness says it’s not just historical facts that need to be harmonized.
As health systems come under pressure our culture‘s value of human life is being tested, says Esther O’Reilly
It’s the most natural question in the world: If God is good and all powerful, then why doesn’t he just stop bad things happening? It’s something that individuals often ask at times of personal tragedy. As the Coronavirus sweeps across the world Justin Brierley offers an answer to the questions being asked by people all over the globe.
2020-03-10T00:00:00+00:00By Erik Strandness
Erik Strandness responds to a recent debate between ‘Side A and B’ gay Christians
2020-03-10T00:00:00+00:00By Erik Strandness
Neonatal doctor Erik Strandess responds to a new debate on Adam, Eve and evolution
Erik Strandness’ work at an addiction treatment center showed him the difference between the path of Buddhism and Christianity.
Following his debate with a leading atheist, Glen Scrivener explains why rejecting Christianity can result in chilling moral consequences
That was the challenge levelled at historian Tom Holland by AC Grayling, one of Britain’s leading atheist philosophers. The answer, it turns out is: quite a lot
George Brahm reflects on The Big Conversation on Morality and Atheism between Glen Scrivener and Matt Dillahunty
George Brahm examines why the Christian atheist’s dialogue with Esther O’Reilly was so important
Are the intellectual stars of New Atheism out of arguments? Esther O’Reilly reviews historian Tom Holland’s clash with atheist philosopher AC Grayling on The Big Conversation
Justin Brierley has moderated hundreds of lively debates on Christianity and atheism, but when a renowned Christian apologist met a popular YouTube personality at a Californian megachurch, it turned out to be one of the most remarkable events the broadcaster has ever hosted
Peter S. Williams reviews The Big Conversation between New Testament scholars Bart Ehrman & Peter J. Williams
Esther O’Reilly looks at why an Oxford Professor and a California talk show host’s Big Conversation was able to shed light on this generation’s meaning crisis
James Bejon breaks down the key arguments made by Ehrman and Williams in their Big Conversation on the Gospels.
Lydia McGrew reviews a recent debate with Bart Ehrman, and argues that Bible scholar Peter J Williams offers a model for dispensing common sense
Astrophysicist Luke Barnes reviews The Big Conversation between celebrated cosmologist Sir Roger Penrose and Christian philosopher William Lane Craig
Catholic blogger K Albert Little examines the difference between the stories of Jesus and the stories of President Trump…
I’m turning from an atheist sceptic into a curious theologian. These Big Conversations are the reason…
Sir Roger Penrose disagrees with William Lane Craig on the cause of the Universe. Daniel Ray examines why the famous cosmologist can’t bring himself to accept the God hypothesis.
Following his Big Conversation with cosmologist Roger Penrose, renowned Christian philosopher William Lane Craig outlines three ways the science of the universe points to God
Reflecting on The Big Conversation from Unbelievable?, atheist vlogger Adam Friended explains why he believes Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris get religion so wrong.
The evolutionary biologist says we need to transcend religion to solve humanity’s biggest problems. Following his Big Conversation with Alister McGrath, Paul vanderKlay examines the religious streak in Bret Weinstein’s own philosophy.
Thousands of people are turning to the academics who make up the so-called Intellectual Dark Web with their questions about the meaning of life. As The Big Conversation from Unbelievable? relaunches, Esther O’Reilly asks whether they‘ll find the right answers.
Bruce Blackshaw breaks down what happened when two distinguished thinkers debated religion and evolution.
How did an instrument of torture and execution became one of the world’s most recognisable cultural symbols? Ahead of Unbelievable? The Conference 2019, Justin Brierley examines the power of the cross.
How should we respond those who doubt the existence of Jesus? Ahead of Unbelievable? the Conference 2019, Justin Brierley offers three approaches.
Pastors and preachers need to speak not only to the faithful but those who are seeking, questioning and sceptical. Ahead of Unbelievable? the Conference 2019, Justin Brierley offers advice.
Millions of people think Jesus was a Muslim and billions think he was a Christian. Chris Goswami explains why both are wrong
Following the news that the much-loved theologian, apologist and evangelist Dr Michael Green has passed away, Matthew Fearon reflects on a life well lived
Joanne Pasquale, whose son has Down’s syndrome, explains why she believes academics such as Peter Singer are stopping the world from recognising the human rights owed to all people
Following Daniel Dennett and Keith Ward’s debate ‘Are We More Than Matter?’ on The Big Conversation, Australian Unbelievable? listener Ernest Massey tells how his own journey back to Christian faith came via the argument for God from consciousness.
It is 70 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations. Following his Big Conversation debate with Peter Singer, Andy Bannister says the document still poses a significant problem for atheists
Following his human rights debate on The Big Conversation, Esther O’Reilly says even fellow atheists baulk at the implications of Singer’s philosophy
The international director of Creation Research John Mackay, is convinced that the Genesis accounts of creation are literally true. He shares ten questions he’d like to ask Christians who accept evolution
Geologist and priest Michael Roberts is convinced the earth is 4.6 billion years old. He shares ten questions he’d like to ask Christians who believe the earth is only 6,000-10,000 years old
The popular psychology professor claims that faith is about what you do rather than what you say. But when it comes to the central claim of Christian faith, he wavers
Free will vs determinism isn’t just a debate for Christians. Atheists face a similar conundrum, as Justin Brierley explains
Following his debate with John Lennox on The Big Conversation, Prof Michael Ruse explains why he’s not a New Atheist, but not a Christian either.
The prophet Daniel stood firm in a culture that undermined everything he stood for. Prof John Lennox explains how today’s Christians can learn from his example and bring light to a secular society
Sam Hailes reviews a new film which has been written and directed by a former Jehovah’s Witness
Jon Tilson was diagnosed with stage four bowel cancer in January 2017. He died 13 months later. Yet in many ways the illness changed his life for the better, as his daughter Sarah explains
Nobody gets to heaven by being good, faith is not a blind leap and there’s much more evidence than you think. Andrew Haslam clears up these and other common misconceptions about Christianity
Popular atheists including Steven Pinker say that science, human rights and reason are a result of the Enlightenment conquering religious superstition. That’s just another fairytale, argues Nick Spencer
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was founded by Joseph Smith in 1830. While they claim to be the restoration of the original church, Christians consider them to be outside of the faith because they deny the divinity of Christ and the trinity. Here, Michael Thomas suggests how Christians can engage with the members of this church, who are commonly referred to as Mormons
The UK’s most famous illusionist recently sat down with the country’s best known vicar to talk about faith and happiness. Justin Brierley introduces their conversation
Christian illusionist Bryan Drake explains why Derren Brown’s Netflix show Miracle should send us on a quest for truth
Bestselling historical author Tom Holland took part in a revealing dialogue with New Testament scholar NT Wright
Adesanya Adewusi was taught God wanted him to be healthy and wealthy. But after reading the scriptures he came to believe this was a distortion of the real gospel
Whoever you think won, the latest Big Conversation debate was a model of how to disagree well says Andy Walton
The phenomenally popular psychologist is on a mission to bring order to a chaotic world. And he’s using the Bible to do it
Charles Strohmer reviews Walking through Twilight: A Wife’s Illness – A Philosopher’s Lament (IVP)
Drew Wilmot analyses the double standards atheists – and Christians – can display in approaching questions about God
Jordan Peterson’s latest debate is one of his most important, says David Robertson.
In light of Ireland’s referendum, Dr Mark Houghton explains why he believes abortion has negative consequences for women
Whilst watching the Royal wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle, I was shocked by Bishop Michael Curry’s Sermon. I found his words exciting, inspirational and different. I am not a religious man. Justin Brierley (presenter of Unbelievable?) and I have debated many aspects of Christianity. So why did I find this Sermon amazing?
The former spiritualist now Christian Laura Maxwell responds to recent media stories about occult practices
Sam Hailes analyses the media’s recent focus on four Christian leaders who have questioned the traditional doctrine of hell
Justin Brierley travelled the length and breadth of the USA to go behind the scenes of some of the country’s biggest churches
J.John explains why he believes Christianity has been a force for good in the world
Barak Lurie suggests we need to be more honest about the damage atheism has caused
New research suggests the Church needs to develop a new kind of apologetics in order to reach 16-19 year olds
The Evangelical Alliance’s Director of Mission Gavin Calver reflects on Billy Graham’s legacy
Billy Graham passed away on 21 Feb 2018 at the age of 99. Justin Brierley traces the life and legacy of the famed evangelist speaking to friends, relatives and ministry colleagues who knew him personally.
America’s pastor is an inspiration to us all, says the evangelist J. John
Are religious people stupid, or do journalists just not do science? Heather Tomlinson takes a closer look at recent research
David Robertson is keen to continue the dialogue between himself and Steve Chalke, pointing out the things they agree on before clarifying his position with regards to Steve’s latest blog post asserting that the Bible isn’t infallible
Jeremiah J Johnson answers questions about his latest book, which considers how different the world would be without Christianity
Our children need to have a living and active faith. Sunday school and Bible study isn’t enough, says Emma Fowle
Church leader Steve Chalke has begun a series of videos re-framing the Bible. Revd David Robertson responds with this opinion piece.
Justin Brierley recently hosted an Unbelievable? debate on ‘The Atheist Christmas Album’, which takes all the Christian references out of classic Christmas carols. But does it makes sense?
Nathan Eddy shares some practical ways to help us develop a lasting Bible reading habit
As 2017 draws to a close, we look back over the year to highlight some of the ways God has been moving in the UK and beyond
Sam Hailes looks at the life and legacy of RC Sproul (1939-2017)
Rev Jim Keat believes that the internet is changing the way that we do Church – and that’s a good thing
Jonathan Clark wades into the debate
Is Ravi Zacharias the latest Christian celebrity to fall? David Robertson looks at the accusations
From Muslims seeing Christ to the provision of a marriage partner, God is reaching people through dreams
It’s 500 years since Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to a church door in Wittenberg and kickstarted the Protestant Reformation. Michael Reeves explains why it matters
What makes someone turn from Catholic to Protestant or vice versa? Justin Brierley meets two converts who crossed in opposite directions of the dividing lines of the Reformation.
With the film adaptation of Lee Strobel’s classic The Case for Christ now in UK cinemas, Adam Brennan explains what’s on offer for both Christians and sceptics
Could you answer hard questions about the Bible from those who are sceptical? Heather Tomlinson shares some advice
How can learning about our brain’s hardwiring enable us to be more persuasive? Steve Adams explains
The actor Jim Carrey recently gave an inspiring thought for the day about Jesus opening the door to forgiveness. Sam Hailes reports.
Deron Spoo shares four tips for Bible reading that have grown his own relationship with Jesus
What makes an atheist want to listen to a Christian radio show? Drawing from his new book, Justin Brierley explains why believers need to learn the art of good conversations again
Tom Wright explains why, as an ancient historian, the resurrection of Jesus from death makes historical sense.
Leading New Testament scholar Tom Wright explains why Christians can be confident the gospel accounts are true
Ahead of Unbelievable? the Conference 2017 Justin Brierley traces the stories of three women whose intellectual journey led to their conversion from atheism to Christianity
The systematic screening for people with Down’s Syndrome is unlawful and morally wrong, says Alexandra Tompson
The news that one of the evangelical world’s most well-loved pastors will be stepping down as senior leader of his church surprised many this weekend. Sam Hailes looks at Timothy Keller’s ministry so far
Hundreds of archaeological findings are confirming the biblical record. Peter S Williams looks at some of the most interesting discoveries
As Marriage Week (7-14 February) kicks off, J.John explains why Christians need to fight back against a culture which devalues marriage
Atheist comedian Ricky Gervais debated the existence of God on prime-time TV recently. David Robertson publishes an open letter in response.
Joe Ogborn explains how going to church with his atheist friend Tom has shaped his own faith
Is atheism fundamentally flawed? Chris Goswami investigates
As Christians mark 499 years since The Reformation, Dr. Richard Harvey says the removal of an antisemitic statue from the outside of Martin Luther’s church is long overdue
After giving birth to her first child, Jennifer Fulwiler began to question her long-held atheism.
A miraculous healing in a curry house was just the beginning. As the Evangelical Alliance launch a new website to encourage evangelism, Wayne Davis shares the amazing story of what happened when he took a risk and offered to pray for a stranger
Heather Tomlinson says its not easy for Bear Grylls, Sally Phillips and Justin Bieber to be public about their faith
Dr Michael Bird used to mock the Church, but now he lectures in theology and defends Christianity. Joel Furches explains what happened
TV Journalist Martin Bashir is set to replace Caroline Wyatt as the religious affairs correspondent for the BBC. Katie Stock examines what role his Christian faith may play in his new role?
The God Delusion may have been welcomed by many atheists. But the book has had a surprising effect on some people. In an article for the Dead Philosophers Society, Debra Babarsky explained how Richard Dawkins’ most infamous book led her to Christ
In April 2013, Rick Warren’s son Matthew took his life. Ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day tomorrow a new report has revealed that Childline get a call every half an hour about a child contemplating suicide. Speaking to Premier Christianity magazine in 2014, the pastor of Saddleback church explained how he dealt with the tragedy
The UK’s most famous mentalist and illusionist was once a Christian. Derren Brown talks to Justin Brierley about faith, storytelling and whether miracles really happen
Rev Canon Dr John Higgins shares a remarkable real-life Romeo and Juliet story
Jonny Rose explains why sceptics should be grateful for street preachers
Following the news that Theresa May will be Britain’s next Prime Minister, Sam Hailes explains how her Christian faith may have impacted her political views
Canon J John says hard questions need to be asked about the case of Sir Cliff Richard
Why would a loving God allow suffering? With the release, of his new book Unbelievable? Why, after ten years of talking with atheists, I’m still a Christian Justin Brierley presents three ways to respond to the hardest question of them all
The comedy actress known for her roles in Miranda and Bridget Jones talks about her Christian conversion and her campaign for Down’s syndrome equality
J John explains what authentic revival looks like and explains how Christians can get ready for it
Laurence Singlehurst explains how when it comes to evangelism there’s no such thing as ‘one size fits all’
The number of people identifying as having ‘no religion’ is rising. But James Mildred argues there are good reasons to be optimistic
We present five well known authors who have self-identified as being Christians
Douglas Ell was shocked to discover overwhelming evidence for God in an unlikely place
Christian apologist Larry Taunton tells the story of his friendship with the well known atheist Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011)
A new argument is changing the way Christians are seeking to persuade sceptics of the truth of the resurrection. With the release of Unbelievable? Why, after ten years of talking with atheists, I’m still a Christian, Justin Brierley presents the ‘minimal facts’.
Daniel Rodger explains why he believes evangelicals shouldn’t be afraid to stand against abortion
As a young atheist, David Wood rebelled against society’s moral values and attempted to murder his father. In prison, his arguments with a Christian led him to salvation
The Archbishop of Canterbury can be thankful that Jesus himself was born in scandalous circumstances says Justin Brierley.
The story of Peter Hitchens’ adult conversion to Christianity traced a very different path to that of his arch-atheist brother Christopher
Read the amazing testimony of Francis S. Collins, M.D, Ph.D
With the release of Unbelievable? Why, after ten years of talking with atheists, I’m still a Christian, Justin Brierley makes the case for a creator
In February, the Bishop of Burnley accused the Church of England of not investing enough money in poorer areas. Pastor of Ignite Elim Church Darren Edwards assesses the claim that the Church only cares about the rich, and suggests five ways for Christians to better reach poorer communities
Christians are often upset by Richard Dawkins. But Heather Tomlinson believes we also have many reasons to thank the controversial atheist
Christianity has defined the history of the Western world. Although churchgoing has been the norm for centuries, the following key figures’ faith was also an important part of their life and work
Canon J.John has been sharing the gospel since the day he was converted 40 years ago. He tells Justin Brierley why his biggest challenge is yet to come
George Osborn believed that drugs, drink and Ouija boards were aiding his quest for happiness. But when the spirits he was communicating with turned against him, God stepped in
Abu Fadi from Mosul in Iraq explains what happened when ISIS caught him
Daniel Rodger converted from atheism to Christianity in his early 20s. He identifies three reasons why young men think they don’t need God
Dr Ian Paul analyses the latest Church of England attendance figures and argues the Church will grow when it stands out from society, rather than blends in
Krish Kandiah meets the veteran evangelical theologian
Theology isn’t meant to remain within the confines of theological college. Justin Brierley presents a rough guide to some of the most exciting (and controversial) concepts that are trickling down to Christians in the pew today
Heather Tomlinson says we must rise to the challenge of giving a defense for our Christian beliefs
On Epiphany - the time when Christians traditionally remember the visit of the Magi to the Christ child - Jonathan McLatchie explains three theories as to what caused the star over Bethlehem
After Giles Fraser questioned the virgin birth on his Guardian blog, Ian Paul responds on why we abandon this central Christian truth at our peril.
Having investigated the Christmas story, cold-case detective J. Warner Wallace says Christians should be confident in believing the Bible’s account
Rahil Patel decided to become a Hindu priest. But inner peace eluded him – until he walked into a church
California’s most prominent charismatic church, led by Bill Johnson, divides opinion. Andy Peck finds out why some believe Bethel is seeing heaven come to earth, and others claim that it’s a deception
Whoopi Goldberg recently argued that Hitler was a Christian. Professor of History Richard Weikart sets the record straight
One year after the Paris attacks, David Cook says the biblical story of Saul reminds us that even fanatics can be converted
Do atheists have a monopoly on science? ‘No’ says theologian Alister McGrath, responding to three questions raised by physicist Jim Al-Khalili
Scientist and BBC broadcaster Jim Al-Khalili is president of the British Humanist Association. He tells Justin Brierley why his search for meaning hasn’t led him to God
Theologian Guillaume Bignon used to be an atheistic Parisian. He explains how his Christian faith makes sense of the attacks
Everyday Church, a London based UK church has launched an experimental ‘online congregation’. Could this be the future? Sam Hailes logged on to see what church in the digital age might look like
Christians are often too afraid or embarrassed to talk about sex, let alone pornography. But as therapist Susie Flashman Jarvis explains, pornography is an issue the Church cannot afford to ignore, both for adults and young people.
The gospel isn’t a moral code or a formula for getting people into heaven, says New Testament scholar Tom Wright
Doubting that Jesus ever existed seems to be in vogue at the moment. Steve Cooper explains why the evidence for Jesus, including his miracles, is actually stronger than ever
Australian pastor and justice activist Jarrod McKenna was arrested four times last year, but has been described as ‘the sort of God botherer that you don’t mind being bothered by’. Justin Brierley meets him.
When the United States bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki seventy years ago this month, Joy Davidman—best known today as the wife of C.S. Lewis—was in a vulnerable way.
Former Page 3 girl Susie Flashman Jarvis tells her story of leaving behind the worlds of modelling and drugs.
The statistics tell us that St Peter’s Brighton and St Swithun’s Bournemouth should be carpet warehouses or gastropubs by now. Justin Brierley finds out why they are welcoming hundreds of parishioners through their doors again
Mormon Michael Flournoy believes he has a relationship with Jesus. Justin Brierley finds out what that means.
According to its leader, Rev Nicky Gumbel, Holy Trinity Brompton’s planting strategy is part of a ‘hidden revival’ in the UK Church. Justin Brierley finds out more.
Lynn K Wilder served in the Mormon Temple and as an LDS professor in Utah. She explains what convinced her to leave.
Archbishop Justin Welby reflects on what we can learn about sharing our faith from Caravaggio’s painting The Calling of Saint Matthew.
Sometimes for the oddest of reasons we allow rumour, misinformation and plain junk to pass as ‘proofs’ of the faith. Here are some examples…
From birth, David Ole Kereto’s life was marked out. He was to become a witch doctor, like his father, but God intervened.
Glen Scrivener from Revival Media and Tom Price from The Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics debate the claim that ‘apologetics sermons rarely work’.
Thousands of Brits will be trying to catch a glimpse of the solar eclipse today (March 20, 2015). Science buff Jonathan McLatchie, explains why these unusual astronomic events give us a window into our privileged place in the solar system.
Drawing on his studies in forensic pathology, David Instone-Brewer explores the science of crucifixion.
Justin Brierley investigates why new evidence that the cloth is a genuine relic of the resurrection is capturing the interest of evangelicals and Catholics alike.
Last night the Most Revd Justin Welby shared his wisdom on evangelism with our team here at Premier. Here’s his top ten on sharing Christ with those around you…
Former Muslim Nabeel Qureshi explains how his search for the truth about Jesus in scripture led to his conversion.
Asylum seeker Javaid Khan, 36, tells of his conversion from Islam to Christianity, and the consequences of following Jesus Christ.
As a fresh set of candidates battle for Sir Alan’s approval in The Apprentice this autumn, Justin Brierley reflects on how Jesus would have fared.
Following Mark Driscoll’s resignation from Mars Hill Church in Seattle, Justin Brierley reflects on the lessons he learned from an interview with the megachurch pastor, which went viral.
International Christian speaker Danielle Strickland rebelled against her parents and God during her teenage years, becoming embroiled in a life of drugs and crime. An encounter with Jesus in a prison cell changed everything.
In the first of a new regular testimony feature, we hear how a series of unusual experiences led Parisian atheist Guillaume Bignon on an intellectual journey to Christ.
Justin introduces the relaunch of the blog.
Amy Orr-Ewing assesses whether belief can be treated like a pair of trousers that no longer fit – and what to do when doubt strikes.
Former pastor Ryan J Bell is becoming an atheist…for a year. Justin Brierley finds out what led to his unusual experiment.
Christian apologists Simon Edwards and Heather Tomlinson respond to AC Grayling’s claims.
Last month Justin Brierley reported on miracle accounts from around the world. But don’t be fooled into thinking God’s forgotten about Britain. In churches, cafes and on street corners, miracles are being reported on our doorstep too.
Philosopher AC Grayling has made it his mission to show why people have as little reason to believe in a deity as they do in the Tooth Fairy. Justin Brierley meets the atheist professor who believes he has seen the future – and God’s not part of it.
What are some of the strongest objections to faith from Christianity’s toughest critics, and can we answer them? In this new series, Premier Christianity will be hearing from some of the world’s leading sceptics, beginning with former evangelical Christian Bart Ehrman, whose questioning of the Gospel accounts led him to lose his faith
Christian apologist Amy Orr-Ewing responds to some of the biggest objections to the resurrection.
Jesus promised that signs and wonders would follow those who believe. Justin Brierley reports on how Christ’s words are coming true in countries around the world today.
Ranked as one of America’s most influential Christians and with a ministry reaching sceptics from Manhattan to Mumbai, Tim Keller talks to Justin Brierley about inspiring a new generation of intellectually engaged evangelicals
I recently wrote and voiced some “Thought Of The Day” slots for Premier Christian Radio which have been running in the past week on our weekday breakfast show (7.30am in the morning if you really want to hear them). I’m posting them here too over the next week. Here’s the ...
Brother Guy Consolmagno, S.J. is the lead astronomer for Pope Francis.
Hello and welcome to The Unbelievable? Blog.
Justin Brierley examines the latest reinventions of the Jesus of history. Ten years on from Dan Brown’s bestselling The Da Vinci Code, fresh rumours of who Jesus really was still shift books in their hundreds of thousands.
Following Benny Hinn’s recent visit to the UK, Justin Brierley investigates the controversial health and wealth message of one of the world’s most famous healing evangelists.
“My husband was once offered a job working in a leadership role for a church on the condition that I gave up my job”
I’m so pleased that Alister McGrath is our keynote speaker at Unbelievable? The Conference 2013 this coming Saturday.
I love Facebook, Twitter and social media – it’s a great way to connect with people online. But there’s also a danger. Sometimes the anonymity of the computer or smart phone screen means we can end up saying things to people we wouldn’t necessarily say to their face.
It was in 1996 that Will Pearson-Gee’s world fell apart. One day while he was at work his wife his wife took their young son and daughter for a day at the beach. But driving home her car hit a lorry coming in the other direction. Will’s wife and son ...
An Oxford academic with a brilliant mind was searching for answers. He was an atheist but talking with a friend who was Christian he had gradually come to see that life didn’t make sense without a God. Only God could provide a foundation for the moral values he believed in, and explain his own search for meaning and purpose.