October 22, 2020

Dave Rubin is one of the bright lights of the intellectual dark web. He occupies that unique niche inhabited by the likes of Jordan Peterson and Douglas Murray, where the sacred and secular rub shoulders. Tired of living in a contentious world of non-overlapping magisteria, these men seek a parley. They aren’t puppets of a particular ideology but a curious audience who just wants to know who is really pulling the strings.  Rubin was featured in a brilliant conversation with… Read more

October 19, 2020

Douglas Murray is a best-selling author and award winning political and social commentator. He was raised in a Christian home but his belief in God waned over time eventually disappearing in his late twenties. He continues to embrace the positive influence that Christianity, specifically the teachings of Jesus, has had on Western culture but does so without all the divine baggage. He finds himself adopting the odd designation of “Christian atheist.” Lighting Up the Dark Web Douglas is a fascinating… Read more

October 14, 2020

British comedian Russell Brand often posts spiritual musings on his social media accounts, but his recent ten minute video on prayer is particularly poignant and worth making time to watch. Brand begins by saying that he’s made it a custom in his own life to pray daily. While he admits he’s not a theologian (although he did recently take an online course by Bart Ehrman), he has some really helpful insights into prayer.  “In a way they say that we pray… Read more

October 10, 2020

  Christians on both sides of the Atlantic were taken aback when Jon Steingard announced on social media that he was finding he could “no longer believe in God”. But a recent dialogue on suffering suggests the former Hawk Nelson rock singer may still be making up his mind about faith. Back in June, Jon was invited onto Unbelievable?  to share some of his big questions with apologist Sean McDowell (you can read more about this here). One area they didn’t… Read more

October 6, 2020

While the cross unites the Christian faithful, it has also been a source of controversy. The cross is dismissed as cosmic child abuse by atheists and hotly debated in Christian circles as to its atoning significance. Christian philosopher, William Lane Craig, notes that despite its doctrinal significance, atonement theory has not undergone adequate philosophical analysis and so was inspired to write, Atonement and the Death of Christ. It looks at the biblical, historical, and philosophical development of atonement theory and… Read more

October 1, 2020

Can atheism deliver the grounding needed to live a moral life as people search for meaning in the post-Christian West? Can we develop a code of conduct by committee? Christian guest Glen Scrivener met with atheist Matt Dillahunty on The Big Conversation to discuss those very issues. And the conversation inevitably turned towards Hitler. Godwin’s law (or Godwin’s rule of Hitler analogies) is an Internet adage asserting that “as an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1”. That is, if… Read more

September 28, 2020

Is free will a real entity or a useful illusion? On a recent episode of Unbelievable? atheist Dan Barker and Christian guest Braxton Hunter discussed whether our thoughts and actions are determined or truly free. The discussion revolved around Dan’s newest book, Free Will Explained: How Science and Philosophy Converge to Create a Beautiful Illusion. Rodent Revelation Dan Barker was inspired to write his book by a relationship he forged with a chipmunk while working on his last project. The… Read more

September 24, 2020

Jordan B Peterson was catapulted to fame by his defiance of the political correctness of his academic institution. His place as a cultural icon was cemented with the release of his best-selling book Twelve Rules for Life. Peterson sat down with atheist psychologist Susan Blackmore on a remarkable episode of The Big Conversation to debate whether or not we need God to explain life.  “I would definitely describe myself as a religious man, yes. I think that’s fundamentally true. The… Read more

September 21, 2020

Do all paths lead to God? Is it arrogant to say we’re right and others are wrong? Theologian John Hick (1922-2012) was the world’s best known advocate for pluralism. His final debate on the subject was on the Unbelievable? show, and revealed that his philosophy was emotion rather than evidence-driven.  Religious pluralism has come home to people’s consciousness, making the question a live one for large numbers. It is no longer, as it once was, an exotic question for foreign… Read more

September 17, 2020

Why did a notable historian change his mind about Christianity? And what can we learn from it? Historian Tom Holland created waves with an article he penned in 2016 in the New Statesman which suggested that we owe the underlying ethos of our Western Culture to Christianity and not ancient Rome or Greece. He concluded his article by stating, “In my morals and ethics, I have learned to accept that I am not Greek or Roman at all, but thoroughly… Read more

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