November 23, 2020

Having good conversations seems to be getting more and more difficult in our culture. From the rancour of our divisive politics to the difficult conversations you may be expecting around the Thanksgiving table this year, we all need to learn a lesson in generating more light than heat in our discourse. I have found the well-known words of 1 Peter 3:15 incredibly helpful when it comes to engaging with non-Christians about faith: “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an… Read more

November 20, 2020

Why do atheists become Christians and why do Christians become atheists? Why does the resurrection feel like intellectual suicide to some and eternal life to others? There is two-way traffic between the sacred and the secular, so what is it that drives the commuter habits of the converted and deconverted?  Unbelievable? tackled these questions with the help of Dr. Jana Harmon and Dr. Joel Furches. Harmon did her PhD thesis on atheist conversion to Christianity and currently hosts the “Side… Read more

November 16, 2020

As parents, churches and schools, are we helping our children pack their bags for a successful life journey or are we making it more difficult by piling on excessive Christian baggage? These are very important questions because we are seeing an exodus of young people leaving the Church. We need to figure out if this is because we failed to equip them with the gospel or saddled them with “burdens they could hardly carry” (Luke 11:46). Unbelievable? recently addressed this… Read more

November 12, 2020

This week my social media was saturated with a beautiful video featuring a former prima ballerina in a wheelchair. In this viral clip Marta C. González Saldaña, who has Alzheimer’s, was filmed listening to music from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. Remarkably, when Saldaña hears the music she is able to remember and relive the choreography of the ballet she once performed. Seated in her wheelchair at a senior residential facility in Spain, she moves her arms to the music with a… Read more

November 9, 2020

On Saturday 7th November the former chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, Lord Rabbi Sacks, lost his battle with cancer at the age of 72. This conversation is an excerpt from a longer interview in which Sacks eloquently summed up the problem with political battles that have become ever more divisive in the four years since this Q&A was recorded. Rabbi Sacks was made a life peer and given a seat in British Parliament’s House of… Read more

November 6, 2020

When an investigator excludes God from a theory, are they engaging in cutting edge science or do they have an axe to grind? Justin Brierley frequently ends his Unbelievable? shows by posing a powerful question to his guests: “What type of evidence would cause you to change your mind about the existence or non-existence of God?” The reason it is such a powerful question is because it filters out the truth-seekers from the talking heads, the instigators from the inquisitive… Read more

November 3, 2020

  Critical Race Theory (CRT) is viewed by many as a controversial way of understanding racism through the dynamics of oppressed and oppressor groups. Unbelievable? addressed this important topic by featuring a fascinating discussion between the theoretical chemist, apologist and homeschooler Neil Shenvi and Rasool Berry, teaching pastor at The Bridge Church in New York city.  Shenvi believes that CRT is a dangerous worldview that is at odds with the gospel and is increasingly being embraced in evangelical circles. Berry,… Read more

October 30, 2020

Mind as the fundamental reality behind the universe, whether the logos of the philosophers, the whims of the gods or the declarations of the heavens, was the default metaphysical understanding of the cosmos for hundreds of years until the enlightenment project took it to the lab, lobotomized it and replaced it with collocating chemicals. C.S. Lewis rejected this reductionist approach by arguing that our ability to reason must come from an immaterial mind and not a chemical quagmire. Unbelievable? tackled the… Read more

October 28, 2020

With less than a week until the US election, Christian radio host and author Eric Metaxas and Christian commentator David French share their thoughts on which way to vote. Their comments are taken from a debate hosted by John Brown University’s Center for Faith and Flourishing. You can hear more of their (somewhat heated) debate on a special US election edition of Unbelievable? If you’re still struggling to decide after reading both sides of the argument, you may find Professor… Read more

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

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