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    Unapologetic #109 Justyn Terry: Jürgen Moltmann on suffering, politics and hope

    2024-06-18T17:00:00Z

    Does God suffer? How does a “crucified God” speak to our pain? Where can we find hope? How should we engage with politics?

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    Unapologetic #108 Michael Lloyd: Why did God create wasps?

    2024-06-11T09:14:00Z

    Why are our prayers not answered? Where does the cross fit into the problem of suffering? Why did God create creatures like mosquitoes, poisonous snakes and wasps? Does God always get his way? Can good ever come out of suffering? Rev Dr Michael Lloyd, author of Cafe Theology, continues his discussion about evil and suffering.

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    Unapologetic #107 Michael Lloyd: Why does evil exist?

    2024-06-04T09:23:00Z

    Rev Dr Michael Lloyd, author of Cafe Theology, explores a number of Christian responses to evil and suffering. Which theories are the most intellectually, emotionally and pastorally consistent and satisfying? We also look at the doctrine of the fall. Why is it significant? Is it compatible with evolution? Was there a fall of angelic beings as well as humanity?

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    Unapologetic #106 Kathy Keller: Why does God allow suffering?

    2024-05-28T09:43:00Z

    Kathy Keller is no stranger to suffering, so how is she able to attest to the goodness of God in the midst of great pain? How does she respond to unanswered prayer? Does she have any advice about coping with anxiety? Is it possible to hold on to hope during tragedy?

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    Unapologetic #105 Kathy Keller: Why I changed my mind on women ordination

    2024-05-21T08:16:00Z

    We continue our conversation with writer, editor and speaker Kathy Keller. Why did their sons believe her and Tim should never offer parenting advice?! What did they learn at Hopewell, Virginia that proved invaluable when planting Redeemer in New York? Why did Kathy leave seminary convinced ordination was no longer a viable option for her?

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    Unapologetic #104 Kathy Keller: Life, marriage and death

    2024-05-14T08:44:00Z

    As we approach the one year anniversary of apologist Tim Keller’s death on May 19th, we caught up with his wife Kathy Keller. Are there any stories about Tim that have particularly encouraged her family in recent months? How did a sick dog lead her to Jesus as a child? What marriage advice would she offer to those just starting out on their journey? 

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    Unapologetic #103 Rachael Heffer: Are young people more spiritual?

    2024-05-07T11:27:00Z

    In the final part of their conversation about the Talking Jesus research, Rachael Heffer, head of mission at the Evangelical Alliance, shares her thoughts around some important questions. Why are young people leaving the Church? How do we navigate tricky cultural conversations? What are her top tips for family discipleship?

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    Unapologetic #102 Rachael Heffer: Do people want to engage in conversations about faith?

    2024-04-30T11:02:00Z

    How do people respond to hearing about God? Has the general opinion of the UK shifted on matters of faith in recent years? What do young people think? How confident are Christians about sharing their faith? How do we approach people’s big questions?

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    Unapologetic #101 Rachael Heffer: What does the UK think about faith?

    2024-04-23T09:21:00Z

    Rachael Heffer, head of mission at the Evangelical Alliance, shares her thoughts around the Talking Jesus research. What do the UK public think about the Church, Christians and Jesus? Who are the “nones” and why has there been such a rise in this category of people? What questions are young people asking? Are people actually interested in God?

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    Unapologetic #100 Ruth Jackson: 100th Episode Special

    2024-04-16T13:42:00Z

    Ruth Jackson shares some of her favourite moments over the last 99 episodes, including an opiate addict becoming a Christian apologist via a near death experience, an analytic philosopher on why she believes the gospel narratives are reliable, an NFL player on how he’d choose Jesus over winning the Super Bowl and a theologian exploring whether Jesus had a sex drive.

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    Unapologetic #99 Sarah Irving-Stonebraker: How can we be effective priests of history?

    2024-04-09T10:41:00Z

    Associate Professor Sarah Irving-Stonebraker, author of Priests of History, explores the results of ahistoricism in the Church. Does disconnection from the past lead to individualism? How do we use ancient spiritual practices in a modern setting? Can history help us to use our time well?

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    Unapologetic #98 Sarah Irving-Stonebraker: Is history irrelevant?

    2024-04-02T09:00:00Z

    Associate Professor Sarah Irving-Stonebraker, author of Priests of History, explores the characteristics and impact of living in an “ahistoric” age. How can history help us navigate the culture wars? Can we reconnect with the past?

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    Unapologetic #97 Jay Y Kim: Did Jesus really rise from the dead?

    2024-03-26T14:16:00Z

    Pastor Jay Y Kim explores how Holy Week brings hope. Why are we all so afraid of death? What difference does Easter make? Did the resurrection actually happen and why does it matter?

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    Unapologetic #96 Jay Y Kim: Analogue presence in a digital world

    2024-03-19T12:00:00Z

    Jay Y Kim shares his experience as a pastor in Silicon Valley. How is technology forming us? In what ways can we help young people live fruitfully in the digital space? How do we navigate AI? Are there any tips for finding rest in the midst of the busyness? In an era of misinformation, how do we decipher what is actually true?

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    Unapologetic #95 Jay Y Kim: Doubt and deconstruction

    2024-03-12T13:00:00Z

    Jay Y Kim, a pastor in Silicon Valley and author of multiple books including Listen, Listen, Speak, shares his experience of losing and rediscovering his faith. What are some of the reasons people leave the Church or aren’t even remotely interested in the first place? What should we do with our doubts? How do we ensure everyone feels welcome?

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    Unapologetic #94 Hannah Martin: Makeup royalty on supporting those who struggle with Mother’s Day

    2024-03-05T13:28:00Z

    Renowned makeup artist Hannah Martin explores how to support people who find Mother’s Day difficult for a plethora of different reasons. She bravely shares her own journey of losing her mother and her heart-breaking struggle with infertility and miscarriage. Are there practical ways churches can support those who are grieving? How do we celebrate Mothering Sunday in a sensitive way? Where can we look for hope?

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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? How did Jesus’ sexual safeness help to heal people’s broken sexuality and what did Jesus say about sex? 

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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?