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About The Big Conversation

Now in its 3rd season, The Big Conversation sees Unbelievable? host Justin Brierley invites some of the biggest minds in the Christian, atheist and religious world to debate some of the biggest questions of science, faith, philosophy and what it means to be human.

Season 3 of the Big Conversation features more world-class thinkers, including Bishop Robert Barron, Alex O’Connor, Paul Davies, Ros Picard, Nick Bostrom, Sabine Hossenfelder, Luke Barnes plus much more inspiring thought-provoking conversations

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The Unbelievable? radio show and podcast has been hosting significant conversations about faith between believers and sceptics for over a decade.

In 2018, Unbelievable? host Justin Brierley invited some of the biggest minds in the Christian and atheist world to debate some of the biggest questions of life in a series of high-quality video debates. The Big Conversation is the result, covering science, faith, philosophy and what it means to be human.

Watch the full series and hear from leading atheist thinkers Daniel Dennett, Susan Blackmore, Steven Pinker, Peter Singer, Derren Brown and Michael Ruse. They’ll be in conversation with leading Christian and theistic voices such as Jordan Peterson, Keith Ward, Rev Richard Coles, Nick Spencer, John Lennox and Andy Bannister.

Don’t just settle for opinions. Listen to conversations and explore the questions that matter most.

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Listen to the The Big Conversation Podcast

Classic Replay: Mike Behe vs Michael Reiss on Intelligent Design

First broadcast in Nov 2010. Recorded in front of a live audience at Charles Darwin House in London as part of a UK tour by Intelligent... Posted: September 15, 2021

Are psychedelics a path to spiritual enlightenment? Ashley Lande vs Peter Sjöstedt-Hughes

There has been a revival of interest in psychedelics & hallucinogenic drugs. But are they a path to enlightenment or a spiritual dead... Posted: September 10, 2021

Classic Replay: Alvin Plantinga defends his Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism

First broadcast Nov 2010. Renowned Christian philosopher Alvin Plantinga joins the show to debate The Evolutionary Argument Against... Posted: September 7, 2021

2 scientists, a 3 year dialogue and 1 conversion - Steve Robinson and Victoria Lim

Dr Stephen Robinson and Dr Victoria Lim entered into a 3-year email dialogue as a Christian and agnostic working in science. They tell... Posted: September 3, 2021

Classic Replay: The Mark Driscoll interview

First broadcast in Jan 2012. Justin's 'infamous' interview with controversial Christian leader Mark Driscoll, then pastor of megachurch... Posted: August 31, 2021

Kristin Kobes Du Mez on masculinity, Mark Driscoll and the future for US evangelicals

Kristin Kobes Du Mez is the author of the bestselling book 'Jesus and John Wayne: How white evangelicals corrupted a faith and fractured... Posted: August 27, 2021

Classic Replay: Ex-gay vs gay-affirming dialogue

First broadcast in Nov 2010. Jonathan Berry and Jeremy Marks, two Christians with different approaches to counselling those who are... Posted: August 24, 2021

Do meaning, truth and love make sense without God? Rationality Rules vs Simon Edwards

Christian apologist Simon Edwards, author of 'The Sanity of Belief: Why faith makes sense', debates atheist YouTuber Stephen Woodford... Posted: August 18, 2021

Classic Replay: Debating the apologetics of CS Lewis

First broadcast in Oct 2010. CS Lewis scholar Michael Ward and atheist activist Dan Barker debate whether Lewis' Christian apologetics... Posted: August 17, 2021

Did Adam & Eve exist? William Lane Craig and Joshua Swamidass

How should Christians understand the Adam & Eve story in Genesis? Is it scientifically plausible that humanity can be traced back to a... Posted: August 13, 2021

About Justin

Show host Justin Brierley is Theology and Apologetics Editor at Premier Christian Radio and the author of the book Unbelievable? Why, after ten years of talking with atheists, I’m still a Christian published by SPCK.

Premier Insight is a ministry that through its various programs like The Big Conversation seeks to inform and equip Christians to share faith confidently and convincingly in our increasingly secular world.

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