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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.

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    Unapologetic #73 Peter Byrom: Dawkins’ argument from complexity

    2023-10-10T10:10:00Z

    In the final part of their discussion, Peter Byrom delves into Dawkins’ argument from complexity, suggesting it may be a circular assumption. They unpack Dawkins’ fascinating exchange with Francis Collins in 2022, where Dawkins admits he may have a presupposition towards materialism. Plus, what does the future hold?

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    Unapologetic #72 Peter Byrom: Disillusioned with Dawkins

    2023-10-03T10:00:00Z

    Peter Byrom continues to share his faith journey as told in the chapter he contributed to Coming to Faith Through Dawkins. He discloses how challenging Richard Dawkins on why he wouldn’t debate William Lane Craig led to him becoming something of a YouTube sensation! Peter also shares why he believes apologetics is important and what the final nail in his atheist coffin was.

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    Unapologetic #71 Peter Byrom: Discovering Dawkins

    2023-09-26T10:00:00Z

    In the first episode of this three-part series, Peter Byrom shares his fascinating story as told in the chapter he contributed to Coming to Faith Through Dawkins. He outlines how he encountered the apologist William Lane Craig via the New Atheists and discusses his growing disillusionment with Dawkins’ “devastating” argument from complexity.

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    Unapologetic #70 Phil Knox: Dealing with objections

    2023-09-19T09:00:00Z

    Why do many people deem religion irrelevant? What are some of the biggest objections to belief in God? Why are droves of young people leaving the Church? Evangelist Phil Knox shares some of his thoughts about these big topics and gives some tips on how to share your faith effectively.

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    Unapologetic #69 Phil Knox: Does evangelism matter?

    2023-09-12T11:17:00Z

    Evangelist Phil Knox, author of Story Bearer and The Best of Friends, shares some of his story with Ruth Jackson, speaking about the impact of his dad’s death at a young age. Plus, they discuss why evangelism matters and how we can share our story and be a “good news person in a bad news world”.

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    Unapologetic #68 Andy Bannister: Do Muslims and Christians worship the same God?

    2023-09-05T10:10:00Z

    A Christian street preacher who was arrested for alleged hate speech, which included criticising Muhammad, was found not guilty following a recent court hearing. Dr Andy Bannister, director of Solas and author of Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God?, responds to some of the accusations made by the preacher (eg Muhammad married a 6-year-old and had sex with her when she was 9) and discusses how we can engage with some of these big questions.

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    Unapologetic #67 Adam Coleman: 60 years on has Martin Luther King Jr’s ‘dream’ been realised?

    2023-08-29T11:00:00Z

    Monday 28th August marked 60 years since the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where Martin Luther King Jr delivered his iconic ‘I have a dream’ speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Adam Coleman’s grandfather was personally invited to attend the event by Dr King. Adam spoke about his grandfather’s experience and reflected on the last 60 years - how far we’ve come and how far we still have to go when it comes to racial justice. 

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    Unapologetic #66 Ana Ávila: How to be productive without burning out

    2023-08-22T08:45:00Z

    In the second part of her final conversation with Ruth Jackson, Ana Ávila, author of Aprovecha Bien El Tiempo, explores how we can be more productive with our time. She responds to the objection that someone is too busy to read the Bible, pray or go to church, and shares five top tips for avoiding burnout

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    Unapologetic #65 Ana Ávila: How to avoid burn out

    2023-08-15T09:45:00Z

    Ana Ávila, author of Aprovecha Bien El Tiempo, shares her insights around how to identify and avoid burnout, how to rest well and how to master technology rather than letting it control us.

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    Unapologetic #64 Ana Ávila: Has science disproved religion?

    2023-08-08T09:00:00Z

    Ruth Jackson continues her conversation with Mexican writer Ana Ávila who studied clinical biochemistry. Why is there a perceived conflict between science and religion? Does science contradict the Bible? Can you prove there is a God?

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    Unapologetic #63 Ana Ávila: Faith, questions and apologetics in Latin America

    2023-08-01T14:06:00Z

    Mexican writer Ana Ávila, who lives in Guatemala, shares her insights into religion in Latin America. How do we probe our beliefs? What does evangelism look like in a nominally Christian culture? How is apologetics received in some of these countries and what are the big questions being asked? 

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    Unapologetic #62 Dr Jennifer Woodruff Tait: Does Christian history matter?

    2023-07-25T15:40:00Z

    Dr Jennifer Woodruff Tait, managing editor of Christian History magazine, discloses how looking at the past can help us with the future. She shares some of the interesting steps in her career, from preaching to her stuffed animals at the age of 4, to professor, music director, librarian and priest (and brown belt in Karate!). Plus, she offers her thoughts around the Asbury revival.

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    Unapologetic #61 Vince Vitale: Why does God allow suffering and how can I cope?

    2023-07-18T17:00:00Z

    Philosopher Dr Vince Vitale presents some of his PhD research around evil, suffering and theodicy. He and Ruth Jackson share their own experiences of suffering miscarriages, demonstrating that this is not just a theoretical question of why there is pain, but a deeply practical one of how we are to deal with this agony.