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    Unapologetic #93 Hannah Martin: Makeup artist to the stars on life, faith and navigating a filter-obsessed culture

    2024-02-27T16:16:00Z

    Hannah Martin, “the queen of radiant skin and smoky eye tutorials” (British Vogue) and world-class makeup artist to the stars, shares her philosophy on beauty.

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    Unapologetic #92 Michael Lloyd: Did Jesus have a sex drive?

    2024-02-20T10:00:00Z

    What does the image of God say about our sexuality? What does that mean for single people? Did Jesus get erections? How did his sexual safeness help to heal people’s broken sexuality? What did Jesus say about sex? How does God bring restoration? Rev Dr Michael Lloyd, co-author of Image Bearers, shares his thoughts.

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    Unapologetic #91 Michael Lloyd: Where does our value come from?

    2024-02-13T09:48:00Z

    Rev Dr Michael Lloyd, co-author of Image Bearers, explores how the image of God shapes our understanding of what it is to be human. Is secular psychology sufficient? Why is restoration necessary? How does community help? Why is diversity so important?

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    Unapologetic #90 Phil Knox: Should God be your best mate?

    2024-02-06T10:00:00Z

    In this final episode with evangelist Phil Knox, we explore friendship with God. Can God be our friend? How do we prioritise and pursue the presence of God? Must we ensure the Lord Almighty doesn’t become the Lord Almatey?

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    Unapologetic #89 Phil Knox: Did Jesus have favourites?

    2024-01-30T13:37:00Z

    Evangelist Phil Knox continues sharing his top tips for making and maintaining friends. Why is diversity so important in friendship? How do we get the balance of fun and vulnerability? What can we learn from Jesus’ friendships?

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    Unapologetic #88 Phil Knox: Why do we need friends?

    2024-01-23T12:04:00Z

    Evangelist Phil Knox, author of Story Bearer and The Best of Friends, shares why personal tragedy and the COVID pandemic led him to write a book about friendship. Why does friendship matter? How do we protect our friendships from modern pressures? And how do we help young people to engage healthily with technology and social media?

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    Unapologetic #87 Andrew Gosler: Are Christianity and evolution compatible?

    2024-01-16T15:57:00Z

    In the final part of this discussion, Rev Andrew Gosler, professor of Ethno-ornithology at Oxford University, explores whether we can reconcile the Bible and a scientific worldview. He also shares how he became a priest in the Church of England.

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    Unapologetic #86 Andrew Gosler: Why the neo-Darwinian framing of evolution is profoundly flawed

    2024-01-09T12:09:00Z

    Rev Andrew Gosler, professor of Ethno-ornithology at Oxford University, highlights some of the deficiencies he sees in Richard Dawkins’ work. He also shares the potential limitations and dangers of a neo-Darwinian framing of evolution, such as racism and eugenics.

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    Unapologetic #85 Andrew Gosler: Coming to faith through Dawkins

    2024-01-02T13:00:00Z

    Rev Andrew Gosler, professor of Ethno-ornithology at Oxford University, shares how working in the same department as Richard Dawkins and reading his publications eventually led him to become a Christian. Plus, he shares a fascinating story about answered prayer.

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    Unapologetic #84 Finding faith at Christmas and the Atheist Christmas Queen

    2023-12-26T17:00:00Z

    In this Christmas special, Ruth Jackson speaks to an atheist who loves Christmas, but not Christ. They discuss whether atheists should celebrate a festival focussed on someone they don’t believe in. Plus, we hear from entrepreneur Jonathan Self who became a Christian largely through Christmas. Why was the festive period so significant and what difference has Jesus made in his life?

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    Unapologetic #83 Bishop Arun Arora: Stormzy, women ordination and the hope of Christmas

    2023-12-19T11:25:00Z

    In the final part of his discussion with Ruth Jackson, Bishop Arun Arora, author of Stick With Love, looks at some modern day saints including former Archbishop John Sentamu, Stormzy, Cardinal Van Thuân and Rev Dr Florence Li Tim-Oi. Why did Stormzy’s mum skip his Glastonbury performance to go to church? And how does the Christmas story speak hope to a dark world?

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    Unapologetic #82 Bishop Arun Arora: Saint Nicholas, George Floyd and unanswered prayer

    2023-12-12T18:00:00Z

    Who was the real Saint Nicholas? Why was he so passionate about Jesus’ divinity? And why does it matter who Jesus is? Bishop Arun Arora, author of Stick With Love shares his thoughts on a number of saints and looks at how to address the problem of unanswered prayer. How does the Christmas story speak to our suffering? Plus, we hear how God transformed George Floyd’s life while he was in prison and what what can we learn from his life and tragic death. 

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    Unapologetic #81 Bishop Arun Arora: Advent, the incarnation and racial justice

    2023-12-05T11:10:00Z

    Does it matter what Jesus looked like? Bishop Arun Arora, author of the Archbishop of York’s Advent book Stick With Love, shares his thoughts about a poll that voted Jesus the greatest black icon of all time. Plus, he suggests why asking someone where they’re really from demonstrates an otherness, which unhelpfully seeks to distinguish rather than unify.

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    Unapologetic #80 Bishop Arun Arora: What is Advent and why is it significant?

    2023-11-28T11:12:00Z

    Bishop Arun Arora, author of the Archbishop of York’s Advent book Stick With Love, shares how a young Brummie with a Sikh dad and Hindu mum became a Christian through Billy Graham. Having been in the Church for 30 years before he saw another Asian man in Church leadership, Arun shares why he and the Archbishop of York have such a strong commitment to racial justice.

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    Unapologetic #79 Amy Orr-Ewing: Is there any evidence for a virgin birth?

    2023-11-21T12:21:00Z

    In the final part of their discussion, Dr Amy Orr-Ewing discusses whether we can believe in a virgin birth, why this birth is significant and how we can trust the witness of Mary. Plus, why is justice important to the Christmas story? And, how can Jesus be both fully God and fully man?

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    Unapologetic #78 Amy Orr-Ewing: Why are women central to the Christian story?

    2023-11-14T16:47:00Z

    Dr Amy Orr-Ewing, author of Mary’s Voice, explores the context of Mary, mother of Jesus, and looks at why women play such a significant role in Christianity. Plus, what is the Magnificat, why is it so revolutionary? And how is it relevant today?

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    Unapologetic #77 Amy Orr-Ewing: Why does Mary matter?

    2023-11-07T18:00:00Z

    Dr Amy Orr-Ewing, author of Mary’s Voice, shares the story of her academic father becoming a Christian and how that impacted their whole family. She describes the experience of being grilled by 14 Oxford dons about her theology undergraduate exam papers the day before her wedding! Plus, Amy explains why she is so impacted by the person of Mary, and how her example brings hope in the midst of deep darkness.

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    Unapologetic #76 Sarah Irving-Stonebraker: How do we find meaning?

    2023-10-31T17:08:00Z

    In the second part of their discussion, Sarah Irving-Stonebraker shares how she moved from atheism to agnosticism, ending up in a church. What is meaning? How do we find it? Does Christianity have anything to say to our cultural moment?

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    Unapologetic #75 Sarah Irving-Stonebraker: How an atheist academic moved towards belief in God

    2023-10-24T17:00:00Z

    Former atheist-turned Christian Associate Professor Sarah Irving-Stonebraker shares how studying some of the founders of modern science challenged her assumption that religion and science were fundamentally opposed. She also highlights the moment she realised her atheism could no longer sustain her moral commitments.

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    Unapologetic #74 Michael Lloyd: Should we all study theology?

    2023-10-17T08:33:00Z

    Rev Dr Michael Lloyd, author of Cafe Theology, shares his story including why he got ordained, how he ended up in academia and why he changed his mind on the ordination of women. He also discusses how to assess the veracity of doctrines and why he believes everyone should study theology.