Unapologetic | Premier Unbelievable?

Unapologetic | Premier Unbelievable?

A weekly show from Premier Unbelievable? in which Ruth Jackson interviews leading apologists, theologians and evangelists in order to help Christians understand, defend and share their faith with confidence... unapologetically! For more from Premier Unbelievable? visit: http://www.premierunbelievable.com For our Premier Unbelievable? Live events: http://www.unbelievable.live

Episodes

July 16, 2024 30 mins
Rev Dr Joe Boot, founder and president of the Ezra Institute for Contemporary Christianity, explores what shapes and drives culture. What are the cultural implications for certain world and life views? Is there a place for Jesus in politics? This interview was recorded in March with a live audience at Holy Trinity Church, Aylesbury in partnership with Aylesbury Vale Youth For Christ.  For the Ezra Institute: https://www.ezrainst...
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What is cultural apologetics? Can a biblical worldview make sense of human experience? What are some of the biggest objections to the Christian faith? Rev Dr Joe Boot, founder and president of the Ezra Institute for Contemporary Christianity shares his thoughts. This interview was recorded in front of a live audience at Holy Trinity Church, Aylesbury in partnership with Aylesbury Youth For Christ. For the Ezra Institute: https:/...
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Afrikaner pastor Johan Erasmus shares the second half of his story. Why did the New Atheists' arguments lose their appeal? How did the Bible become less embarrassing? Where does he turn with his doubts? In what ways does Johan's faith inform his passion for racial reconciliation? Read more in Coming To Faith Through Dawkins. To hear Johan on the CS Lewis podcast: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/shows/the-cs-lewis-podcast ...
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Following the death of his father as a child, Afrikaner pastor Johan Erasmus struggled to find a place where he could ask sceptical questions about faith, God and the Universe. During this time he discovered CS Lewis, but also Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens. Here, he tells the first half of his story. You can find out more in the book Coming To Faith Through Dawkins. For the CS Lewis podcast: https://www.pr...
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Does God suffer? How does a "crucified God" speak to our pain? Where can we find hope? How should we engage with politics? On 3rd June, Jürgen Moltmann, a German theologian, pastor and author of over 40 books died aged 98. Rev Dr Justyn Terry, vice principle and academic dean at Wycliffe Hall, reflects on Moltmann's life, works and politics. • Subscribe to the Unapologetic podcast: https://pod.link/1622170986 • More podcasts, f...
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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. For Michael Lloyd: https://www.wycliffe.ox.ac.uk/people/revd-dr-michael-lloyd-0 • Subscribe to the Un...
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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? For Michael Lloyd: https://www.wycliffe.ox.ac.uk/people/revd-dr-michael...
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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? For Kathy on The CS Lewis Podcast: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/the-cs-lewis-podcast/the-cs-lewis-podcast-157-kathy-keller-one-of-the-last-people-to-correspo...
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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? To hear Kathy talk about her experience being one of the final people to correspond with C...
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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? To hear Kathy talk about her experience being one of the final people to corresp...
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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? • Subscribe to the Unapologetic podcast: https://pod.link/1622170986 • More podcasts, free ebook & newsl...
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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? For Talking Jesus: https://talkingjesus.org/research • Subscribe to the Unapologetic podcast: https://pod.link/1622170986 • More podcasts, free ebook & newsletter: https://premierunb...
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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? • Subscribe to the Unapologetic podcast: https://pod.link/1622170986 • More podcasts,...
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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. • Subscribe to the Unapologetic podcast: https://pod.link/1622...
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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 practice ancient spiritual practices in a modern setting? Can history help us to use our time well? For Priests of History   • Subscribe to the Unapologetic podcast: https://pod.link/1622170986 • More podcasts, free ebook & newsletter:...
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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? For Priests of History: https://www.amazon.com/Priests-History-Stewarding-Past-Ahistoric/dp/0310160901/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3DZSTU8MHDZGT&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.sx73Ux4IUIiUKipsbUORf2LUSfRDKPKp2LY6GHS3LkTtieHouF...
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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? For Jay Kim: https://jaykimthinks.com/   • Subscribe to the Unapologetic podcast: https://pod.link/1622170986 • More podcasts, free ebook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • Watch Unapologetic YouTube playlist: https://youtube.com/pl...
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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? For Jay Kim: https://jaykimthinks.com/ • Subscribe to the Unapologetic podcast: https://pod.link/162...
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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? For Jay Kim: https://jaykimthinks.com/ • Subscribe to the Unapologetic podcast: https...
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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? For Hannah Martin...
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