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Welcome to Still Unbelievable!, where we examine Christianity. Sometimes we will discuss an episode of the Unbelievable? podcast, sometimes we will test how well Christian arguments stand up because, as sceptics, we think that all beliefs should be challenged.
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Episode 55 - Christian Evidence society sessions4-5, Climate and Prayer
In February and March 2021, The Christian Evidence society ran a series of five sessions. We at Still Unbelievable attended these. This Final episode features Andrew, Matthew and Darren discussing the forth and fifth session, which were Mike Hulme talking about Climate and Rowan Williams talking about Prayer and Spirituality. The first episode covered Jonathan Aitken speaking about truth and Gillian Straine talking about Healing. The second episode was Joel Edwards talking about race. Session 4: Dr Mike Hulme - Climate https://mikehulme.org/ Session 5: Rowan Williams - Is God really Listening? https://www.magd.cam.ac.uk/user/williams To contact us, email: reasonpress@gmail.com Our Theme Music was written for us by Holly, to support her and to purchase her music use the links below: https://hollykirstensongs.com/ https://hollykirsten.bandcamp.com/
01:25:20
June 9, 2021
Episode 54 - Christian Evidence society session3, Race
In February and March 2021, The Christian Evidence society ran a series of five sessions. We at Still Unbelievable attended these. This Second episode features Andrew, Matthew and Darren discussing the third session, which was Joel Edwards talking about race. The first episode covered Jonathan Aitken speaking about truth and Gillian Straine talking about Healing. The next episode will cover Mike Hulme talking about Climate and Rowan Williams talking about Prayer and Spirituality. Session 3: Joel Edwards CBE - Race https://www.csw.org.uk/2015/09/29/news/2779/article.htm NPR: Race and Christianity https://www.npr.org/2020/08/28/907029717/white-christians-grapple-with-their-faiths-racist-past-and-present?t=1618133184633 USA Guidestones https://www.wired.com/2009/04/ff-guidestones/ To contact us, email: reasonpress@gmail.com Our Theme Music was written for us by Holly, to support her and to purchase her music use the links below: https://hollykirstensongs.com/ https://hollykirsten.bandcamp.com/
56:31
May 21, 2021
Intermission
We have two bits of fundrasing audio to play for this intermission episode, the first is taken from a brief conversation Matthew had on an internet radio station called chat and spin, find them at chatandspinradio.com. They have a regular slot where supporters can tell their listeners about themselves. If you are an author, musician, podcaster, other content producer or simply someone who wants to financially support a not for profit radio station, then please follow the link and donate. The second is from our friend Sam, at When Belief Dies, he was a guest on Still Unbelievable in episode 27. The link to his go fund me page is below. https://chatandspinradio.com/ https://www.gofundme.com/f/podcast-video-editing-equipment-for-wbd?utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=customer To contact us, email: reasonpress@gmail.com Our Theme Music was written for us by Holly, to support her and to purchase her music use the links below: https://hollykirstensongs.com/ https://hollykirsten.bandcamp.com/
09:26
May 16, 2021
Episode 53 - Christian Evidence society sessions 1-2, Truth and Healing
In February and March 2021, The Christian Evidence society ran a series of five sessions. We at Still Unbelievable attended these and over the next three episodes we will be reviewing our experience of these sessions from the perspective of non Christians. This first episode covers the first two sessions sessions which are Jonathan Aitken speaking about truth and Gillian Straine talking about Healing. Episode two will cover Joel Edwards talking about Race and the final episode will cover Mike Hulme talking about Climate and Rowan Williams talking about Prayer and Spirituality. https://christianevidence.org/2021/01/23/new-webinar-series-tackles-questions-of-our-times/ Session 1: Jonathan Aitkin - Truth https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Aitken Session 2: Gillian Straine - Healing https://christianevidence.org/2021/01/23/new-webinar-series-tackles-questions-of-our-times/ To contact us, email: reasonpress@gmail.com Our Theme Music was written for us by Holly, to support her and to purchase her music use the links below: https://hollykirstensongs.com/ https://hollykirsten.bandcamp.com/
58:56
May 3, 2021
Episode 52 - A Christian Misspeaks about Science
Matthew reviews and picks out problematic statements made by a Christian. To contact us, email: reasonpress@gmail.com Our Theme Music was written for us by Holly, to support her and to purchase her music use the links below: https://hollykirstensongs.com/ https://hollykirsten.bandcamp.com/ 1) https://skepticsandseekers.squarespace.com/blog/8fntdr83kbx06hifzjocl065cft6jv 2) Solar Nebular Hypothesis: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nebular_hypothesis 3) https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/solar-system/our-solar-system/in-depth/#otp_formation 4) Time Dilation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_dilation#:~:text=Time%20dilation%20is%20a%20difference,and%20a%20moving%20clock%20(i.e. 5) spectral lines: https://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/features/yba/M31_velocity/spectrum/spectra_info.html 6) https://world.wng.org/content/a_fine_tuned_universe 7) Galactic Habitable Zone https://phys.org/news/2016-09-galaxy-habitable-zone.html 8) Cosmic radiation: https://www.nasa.gov/analogs/nsrl/why-space-radiation-matters 9) https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/phenomena/galactic-cosmic-rays 10) Scientific Theory: https://www.britannica.com/science/scientific-theory 11) Core of Mercury: https://earthsky.org/space/mystery-solved-mercury-solid-inner-core-messenger#:~:text=The%20results%20showed%20that%20Mercury,miles%20(4%2C000%20km)%20wide. 12) https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/207619332.pdf 13) https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1712/1712.08234.pdf 14) Impact on Mercury: https://phys.org/news/2011-12-evidence-large-asteroid-mercury.html#:~:text=What%20happened%2C%20they%20suggest%2C%20is,it%20to%20begin%20spinning%20again. 15) Auxiliary Theories: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/287507629_Auxiliary_theories_as_translation_mechanisms_for_measurement_model_specification 16) Chromosome 2: https://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/the-mystery-of-the-missing-chromosome-with-a-special-guest-appearance-from-facebook-creationists 17) Nebular source for Hydrogen in Earths water: https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2018JE005698 18) Water on Comet does not match Earths https://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/comet/news98.html 19) Water in Comet Coma does match earth https://arxiv.org/abs/1904.09175 20) Water from Asteroids https://science.sciencemag.org/content/371/6525/164 21) Ancient water on earth https://science.sciencemag.org/content/369/6507/1058 22) http://www-personal.umich.edu/~atreya/Articles/2000_Noble_Gas.pdf 23) Galileo probe https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/11/991117154803.htm 24) https://lasp.colorado.edu/home/mop/files/2015/08/jupiter_ch4-1.pdf 25) https://lasp.colorado.edu/home/mop/files/2015/08/jupiter_ch18-1.pdf 26) Surface erosion on Callisto https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2001DPS....33.3505K/abstract 27) Methane lakes on Titan https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/cassini-explores-a-methane-sea-on-titan 28) Uranus impact https://www.space.com/42944-uranus-giant-impact-simulations.html 29) Orbital eccentricity https://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/glossary/Eccentricity.shtml 30) Planetary details including eccentricity and inclination https://calgary.rasc.ca/orbits.htm 31) Kepler’s laws: https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/resources/310/orbits-and-keplers-laws/ 32) Orbital resonance https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/0903/0903.5009.pdf 33) Hydroplate http://paleo.cc/ce/wbrown.htm 34) https://www.nhm.ac.uk/our-science/departments-and-staff/library-and-archives/collections/piltdown-man.html 35) Russ Humphreys critiqued: https://www.trueorigin.org/rh_fackmcin1.pdf 36) Scientific consensus https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2016/06/24/what-does-scientific-consensus-mean/?sh=b6572d96bae9
01:10:39
April 18, 2021
Episode 51 - Prof Andrew Halestrap from Christians in Science
Before reading the notes for this episode, please take a moment to think about who your favourite Bible character is, then leave us a voice message telling us a little bit about yourself and your favourite Bible character. We hope to compile the results into an episode later in the year. Use this URL to leave us a voice message: https://anchor.fm/still-unbelievable/message Andrew and Matthew have a conversation with Andrew Halestrap, a scientist and a Christian. We talk about Andrew's work as a scientist, his involvement with Christians in Science and more. Prof Andrew Halestrap is former Chairman of CiS and Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Bristol Christians in Science website: https://www.cis.org.uk/ The Faraday Institution: https://faraday.ac.uk/ God and the Big Bang: https://gatbb.co.uk/ To contact us, email: reasonpress@gmail.com Our Theme Music was written for us by Holly, to support her and to purchase her music use the links below: https://hollykirstensongs.com/ https://hollykirsten.bandcamp.com/
01:36:39
April 3, 2021
Episode 50 - We Believe In Dinosaurs
Before reading the notes for this episode, please take a moment to think about who your favourite Bible character is, then leave us a voice message telling us a little bit about yourself and your favourite Bible character. We hope to compile the results into an episode later in the year. Use this URL to leave us a voice message: https://anchor.fm/still-unbelievable/message Andrew and Matthew have a conversation with Dan and David from the documentary, We Believe In Dinosaurs, discussing the movie, Ken Hams Ark Encounter and why we should reject all forms of Young Earth Creationism. Links to items that come up in the discussion are: PBS film page: https://www.pbs.org/independentlens/films/we-believe-in-dinosaurs/ Information & Screenings: https://www.webelieveindinosaurs.net/ 137 films: http://www.137films.org/ 1091 films: https://1091.tv/we-believe-in-dinosaurs The Sensuous Curmudgeon Blog: https://sensuouscurmudgeon.wordpress.com/ Dino Dad Reviews: https://dinodadreviews.com/about/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dinodadreviews CROSSWATER CANYON INC: https://nonprofitlight.com/ky/petersburg/crosswater-canyon-inc (We could not find a link with details on Taking Back Industries that Dan mentions) David MacMillan blog: https://medium.com/@davidstarlingm Twitter: @thesejustwords   TikTok: @justlydeserved Dan Phelps: https://www.facebook.com/daniel.phelps1 Twitter: @edrioasteroid To contact us, email: reasonpress@gmail.com Our Theme Music was written for us by Holly, to support her and to purchase her music use the links below: https://hollykirstensongs.com/ https://hollykirsten.bandcamp.com/
01:28:52
March 12, 2021
Episode 49 - Answering Braxton Hunter's 10 Questions
Please take a moment to think about who your favourite Bible character is, then leave us a voice message telling us a little bit about yourself and your favourite Bible character. We hope to compile the results into an episode later in the year. Use this URL to leave us a voice message: https://anchor.fm/still-unbelievable/message Andrew and Matthew give their answers to the 10 questions presented by Braxton Hunter in his 2020 YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1SDYPaUNiY To contact us, email: reasonpress@gmail.com Our Theme Music was written for us by Holly, to support her and to purchase her music use the links below: https://hollykirstensongs.com/ https://hollykirsten.bandcamp.com/
01:43:10
February 28, 2021
Episode 48 - Is Determinism the True Nature of Reality?
Before reading the notes for this episode, please take a moment to think about who your favourite Bible character is, then leave us a voice message telling us a little bit about yourself and your favourite Bible character. We hope to compile the results into an episode later in the year. Use this URL to leave us a voice message: https://anchor.fm/still-unbelievable/message This short episode is a bonus extra because this week a video from William Lane Craig on determinism needed a rapid response. Links references in the episode are: 1) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__IhlhAbK7E&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR3cjH6cgFow48h65pdzglYxuEzLMj245G0cnrrEgu6cnZCyfNWdW8419Pg 2) https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/naturalism/ 3) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwaXqep-bpk&t=1s 4) https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/talking-apes/202007/can-we-have-justice-without-free-will To contact us, email: reasonpress@gmail.com Our Theme Music was written for us by Holly, to support her and to purchase her music use the links below: https://hollykirstensongs.com/ https://hollykirsten.bandcamp.com/
16:50
February 20, 2021
Episode 47 - Questions with Christians
Before reading the notes for this episode, please take a moment to think about who your favourite Bible character is, then leave us a voice message telling us a little bit about yourself and your favourite Bible character. We hope to compile the results into an episode later in the year. Use this URL to leave us a voice message: https://anchor.fm/still-unbelievable/message This episode features Mathew and Andrew along with regular guest, Darren, and David from Skeptics and Seekers asking questions of some very friendly Christians. We hope to feature them again in a future episode. Caleb Johnston - Questioning Christianity: https://www.facebook.com/QuestionChristianity/ Charles Graves - Reasonable Faith: https://www.reasonablefaith.org/about/ https://www.reasonablefaith.org/chapters/roanoke-va/ Proscenium podcast on cosmology: https://anchor.fm/reasonpress/episodes/Episode-11---Talking-Cosmology-with-skydivephil-ek2qde Proscenium podcast on consciousness: https://anchor.fm/reasonpress/episodes/Episode-3---What-is-Panpsychism-eas6bf PBS Space Time YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7_gcs09iThXybpVgjHZ_7g Cosmological models mentioned: Carroll–Chen Model: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10838-016-9337-9 Aguirre-Gratton Model: https://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0301042 Craig Keener: Miracles https://craigkeener.com/product/miracles-the-credibility-of-the-new-testament-accounts-2-volumes/ John Loftus: The Case Against Miracles  https://www.amazon.com/dp/1839190086/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_apa_i_FOWQEbRAT2S7F To contact us, email: reasonpress@gmail.com Our Theme Music was written for us by Holly, to support her and to purchase her music use the links below: https://hollykirstensongs.com/ https://hollykirsten.bandcamp.com/
01:48:36
February 12, 2021
Episode 46 - Genexis Sessions 5-7 Review
In October and November 2020, The Genexis group ran some on-line discussion groups on evidence for the Christian God. Matthew attended these events, along with regular guest Darren. Each week, they discussed the presentation and group time in an aftershow chat. This episode is an amalgamation of those chats. Patricia Churchland, What is eliminative materialism? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrFqhOvNtWM&vl=en Item on how dogs think: https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/all-dogs-go-heaven/201804/6-facts-about-how-dogs-think Dolphin approaches divers for help getting untangled from a fishing line: http://divemagazine.co.uk/eco/6580-video-dolphin-asks-divers-for-help Unbelievable? Andy Bannister vs Peter Singer – Do we need God to be good? https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Episodes/Unbelievable-Andy-Bannister-vs-Peter-Singer-Do-we-need-God-to-be-good A simple and general explanation for the evolution of altruism: https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rspb.2008.0829 To contact us, email: reasonpress@gmail.com Our Theme Music was written for us by Holly, to support her and to purchase her music use the links below: https://hollykirstensongs.com/ https://hollykirsten.bandcamp.com/
01:25:47
January 29, 2021
Episode 45 - Genexis Sessions 1-4 Review
In October and November 2020, The Genexis group ran some on-line discussion groups on evidence for the Christian God. Matthew attended these events, along with regular guest Darren. Each week, they discussed the presentation and group time in an aftershow chat. This episode is an amalgamation of those chats. Cosmology episode on Proscenium: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/proscenium-726766/episodes/episode-11-talking-cosmology-w-75204152 https://anchor.fm/reasonpress/episodes/Episode-11---Talking-Cosmology-with-skydivephil-ek2qde PBS Space Time YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7_gcs09iThXybpVgjHZ_7g Genexis Videos from 2019: https://www.genexis.org/Groups/320160/media.aspx WLC talking about Time (2018) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4s2AiZP8Vw BGV Theorem: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borde%E2%80%93Guth%E2%80%93Vilenkin_theorem#:~:text=The%20Borde%E2%80%93Guth%E2%80%93Vilenkin%20theorem,have%20a%20past%20spacetime%20boundary. Justin Brierley's Dice Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yy6kaDaeDT8 The improbability of shuffling a deck of cards into a repeated result: https://quantumbase.com/how-unique-is-a-random-shuffle/ To contact us, email: reasonpress@gmail.com Our Theme Music was written for us by Holly, to support her and to purchase her music use the links below: https://hollykirstensongs.com/ https://hollykirsten.bandcamp.com/
01:42:06
January 14, 2021
Episode 44 - A discussion on Miracles
In January 2020, Matthew had a conversation with Christians Robert and Dale on the subject of miracles. This is an edited version of that conversation in order to create space for additional content. The full audio of this discussion, without the additional content, is available at both Robert's and Dale's podcasts: https://www.robertlwhite.net/philosophy/miracles-debate-real-seekers-podcast/ https://realseekerministries.wordpress.com/2020/01/30/signs-wonders-part-3-miracles-debated-with-robert-l-white-christian-matthew-taylor-atheist/ Items that are discussed in this episode include: Hinge Podcast episode 8, Miracles: https://www.stitcher.com/show/hinge-2/episode/8-the-unavoidable-question-53330562 (Cory wasn't that convinced, and nor should you be.) Bruce Van Natta healing https://documentedhealings.com/small-intestine-healed/ https://fgbt.org/Testimonies/bruce-van-natta.html Barbara Snyder healing: https://1c15.co.uk/barbara-snyder-barbara-cummiskey-snyder-healed-from-multiple-sclerosis/ Pastor healing on video: https://churchleaders.com/daily-buzz/286270-miracle-watch-god-heal-pastor-preaches-healing.html Lourdes Healings: https://www.debunking-christianity.com/2017/08/an-investigation-into-alleged-miracles.html A Miracle Claim https://www.charismanews.com/us/74493-hundreds-of-medical-miracles-reported-in-church-with-explosive-growth The Profile Podcast Episode it features on https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/The-Profile/Episodes/William-McDowell-Miracles-signs-and-wonders-are-breaking-out-at-the-Gospel-artist-s-church To contact us, email: reasonpress@gmail.com Our theme music is by Holly: https://soundcloud.com/holly-bishop
01:48:29
January 3, 2021
Episode 43 - Talking Secular Chaplaincy with Erin
Erin joins Andrew and Matthew to talk about secular Chaplaincy, why she no longer believes in god but is still happy to go to church. We even mention religious fictionalism. Links to items mentions on the show are below. International Christian Maritime Association: https://icma.as/ Mission To Seafarers: https://www.missiontoseafarers.org/the-sea Erin Burnett Author: http://erinburnettauthor.co.uk/ To contact us, email: reasonpress@gmail.com Our theme music is by Holly: https://soundcloud.com/holly-bishop
01:33:32
December 25, 2020
Episode 42 - Atonement and other subjects with Robert L White
Robert L White joins Andrew and Matthew for a discussion on the Atonement, and a couple of other subjects. Links to help explain some of the items that come up are below: Original Photos of Shirdi Sai Baba | Dr. Vinny Chitluri https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qH8f0VTgt6Q Testing Prayer - Candy Gunther Brown: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Testing-Prayer-Candy-Gunther-Brown/dp/0674064674 Heidi Baker https://www.irisglobal.org/about/the-iris-story https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heidi_Baker The Nature of the Atonement: Four Views https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B001E6IZBA/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 Robert's blog, podcast and social media can be found at: https://www.robertlwhite.net/ https://twitter.com/robertlwhite_II To contact us, email: reasonpress@gmail.com Our theme music is by Holly: https://soundcloud.com/holly-bishop
02:01:21
December 10, 2020
Episode 41 - Alpha Analysis part 5 - The Final
Darren, Andrew and Matthew get together for the final session of our Alpha Analysis series. Do you have thoughts on Alpha? Have you been on an Alpha Course? Do you disagree with our analysis? Would you like to have a conversation with us about Alpha? If so, get in touch. Power Healing, John Wimber: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Power-Healing-John-Wimber/dp/0060695412 Templeton Foundation Pray Study: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00179491 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16569567/ https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2006-mar-31-sci-prayer31-story.html Lourdes Healing Pools study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3854941/ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2006/mar/09/france.religion The videos for weeks 9, 19 and 11 can be found here: https://www.htb.org/alphaonline9 https://www.htb.org/alphaonline10 https://www.htb.org/alphaonline11 To contact us, email: reasonpress@gmail.com Our theme music is by Holly: https://soundcloud.com/holly-bishop
01:35:43
November 29, 2020
Episode 40 - In conversation with Jon Steingard
Jon Steingard joins Andrew and Matthew for a conversation about loss of faith, communicating with loved ones, being a better human and more. Bands Mentioned: Hawk Nelson: http://hawknelson.com/ Petra: https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Petra_(band) WWMT: https://www.wikiwand.com/en/The_Tribe_(dance_band) Delirious?: https://www.delirious.org.uk/ AVB: https://www.singers.com/group/Acappella-Vocal-Band/ Vegan Links: Alex O'Connor: The Absolute Worst of Cognitive Dissonance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnykmsDetNo&list=UU7kIy8fZavEni8Gzl8NLjOQ Beyond Meat: https://www.beyondmeat.com/ Impossible Foods: https://impossiblefoods.com/ Contacts: Jon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonsteingard Jon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jonsteingard Batwa Documentary: https://vimeo.com/344902879 To contact us, email: reasonpress@gmail.com Our theme music is by Holly: https://soundcloud.com/holly-bishop
01:49:22
November 18, 2020
Episode 39 - Deconstructing a Deconstruction Deconstruction
Dave, the Graceful Atheist, joins us to discuss Christian responses to deconversion stories. How Christians respond to those of us who turn away from and criticise Christianity is very telling. Do you write off the former believer as never being a true believer to start with? or do you listen with compassion and attention to the faults that caused them to change? The blog post by Eric Strandness that kicks off the episode: https://www.patheos.com/blogs/unbelievable/2020/09/autopsy-of-a-deconstruction-jon-steingard-and-the-foundations-of-faith/ Other Christian blog posts discussion deconversion: https://www.christianpost.com/voices/jon-steingard-and-the-contagious-drift-away-from-christianity.html https://www.christianpost.com/voice/the-problem-of-christians-becoming-atheists.html https://www.christianpost.com/voice/solution-christians-becoming-atheists.html David's own blog post on Deconversion: https://gracefulatheist.wordpress.com/2017/12/03/deconversion-how-to/ Three Christians discuss Rhett and Link's Deconstruction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjZsIxSkKzc Seminary Profs Respond to the Deconversion of John Steingard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXonrhjhDlo To contact us, email: reasonpress@gmail.com Our theme music is by Holly: https://soundcloud.com/holly-bishop
01:28:20
November 8, 2020
Episode 38 - A discussion with Paul Downs QC founder of Genexis
Founded by barrister Paul Downs QC, Genesis is an organisation that holds a series of talks by world leading scientists and academics presenting simple evidence for a creator. https://www.genexis.org/ Due to global restrictions, Genexis is unable to hold the large gatherings that it had it 2019, so for 2020 the Genexis series of talks is held on line via Zoom. Darren and Tony (from our Alpha series) joined Matthew in these presentations and the small group discussions. In this episode Matthew hosts Darren and Paul talking about Genexis and his first presentation in the series and discuss the question of how we can have any confidence in the proposal that there is a creator god. Items raised during the conversation are:  Ard Louis presentation at Genexis 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYIYEkCLX84 The Dunblane Massacre: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunblane_massacre The Anthropic Principle: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthropic_principle To contact us, email: reasonpress@gmail.com Our theme music is by Holly: https://soundcloud.com/holly-bishop
01:41:25
October 29, 2020
Episode 37 - Alpha Analysis part 4 - Good vs Evil
In this episode Darren joins Andrew and Matthew to discuss the Alpha Saturday and week 8. The Alpha Saturday is Online Alpha's replacement for the Alpha Weekend. To contact us, email: reasonpress@gmail.com The videos for Alpha Saturday and week 8 can be found here: https://www.htb.org/alphasaturday1 https://www.htb.org/alphasaturday2 https://www.htb.org/alphaonline8 Our theme music is by Holly: https://soundcloud.com/holly-bishop
02:07:26
October 20, 2020
Episode 36 - Glenn Branch from NCSE talks Kitzmiller
In this enlightening and educational episode, Andrew and Matthew host Glenn Branch, deputy director of the NCSE, to talk about the Kitzmiller case, what it achieved and what it means for intelligent design. To Donate to NCSE: https://ncse.secure.force.com/donate Commentary on the book 'Of Pandas and People': https://www.realclearscience.com/blog/2018/01/11/of_pandas_and_people_a_brief_history_of_the_original_intelligent_design_textbook.html Don't Call it Darwinism: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/225311563_Don't_Call_it_Darwinism ACLU page on the trial: https://www.aclu.org/other/trial-kitzmiller-v-dover The Demonisation of Jack Kevorkian: https://opencommons.uconn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1103&context=srhonors_theses Bad Frog Beer: https://www.badfrog.com/ Creationism's Trojan Horse: https://www.amazon.com/Creationisms-Trojan-Horse-Intelligent-Design/dp/0195319737 Trial Transcript: https://ncse.ngo/kitzmiller-trial-transcripts Monkey Girl: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000OYEWJM/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 The Devil in Dover: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0041G6RV0/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 The Pillars of Creationism: https://ncse.ngo/pillars-creationism To contact us, email: reasonpress@gmail.com Our theme music is by Holly: https://soundcloud.com/holly-bishop
01:16:09
October 11, 2020
Episode 35 - Alpha Analysis part 3
Darren rejoins Andrew and Matthew for part three of our Alpha analysis series. In this episode we assess weeks 5, 6 and 7 and the Alpha course, discussing the video content and the group experiences. To contact us, email: reasonpress@gmail.com The Alpha videos for weeks 5, 6 and 7 can be found here: https://www.htb.org/alphaonline5 https://www.htb.org/alphaonline6 https://www.htb.org/alphaonline7 Our theme music is by Holly: https://soundcloud.com/holly-bishop
01:42:60
September 9, 2020
Episode 34 - History, Miracles and Beliefs with Daniel the Bible Nerd
The colour difference test that Mathew mentions is here: https://www.sciencealert.com/humans-didn-t-see-the-colour-blue-until-modern-times-evidence-science Daniel's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVvbPPOjvItMYwIpCaK-enw Contact us at reasonpress@gmail.com Our theme music is by Holly: https://soundcloud.com/holly-bishop
02:00:09
August 21, 2020
Episode 33 - Talking God and Buddha with Chris Matheson
Andrew and Matthew are joined by Chris Matheson to discuss his latest book, The Buddah's Story and upcoming film Bill and Ted face the music. We also talk about his previous book, The Story of God. Links to Chris's books and the mentioned YouTube videos are below. The Story of God: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Story-God-Biblical-Comedy-about-ebook/dp/B013AGFK8C/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&qid=1597221618&refinements=p_27%3AChris+Matheson&s=digital-text&sr=1-3&text=Chris+Matheson The Buddha's Story: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Buddhas-Story-Chris-Matheson-ebook/dp/B08CL54RZ5/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&qid=1597221579&refinements=p_27%3AChris+Matheson&s=digital-text&sr=1-1&text=Chris+Matheson Satan's Story: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Satans-Story-Postscript-God-ebook/dp/B01LW69FFN/ref=sr_1_8?dchild=1&qid=1597221640&refinements=p_27%3AChris+Matheson&s=digital-text&sr=1-8&text=Chris+Matheson God's Art Museum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHxEz7E-d9w The Garden of Earthly Delights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4jpYwQa64o Our theme music is by Holly: https://soundcloud.com/holly-bishop Send any and all feedback to reasonpress@gmail.com.
01:36:56
August 12, 2020
Episode 32 - Alpha Analysis part 2
Tony and Darren join Andrew and Matthew for part 2 of our Alpha Analysis series. In this episode we examine weeks 3 and 4, where we discuss forgiveness, the definition of faith and more. The Alpha videos for weeks 3 and 4 can be found here: https://www.htb.org/alphaonline3 https://www.htb.org/alphaonline4 Our theme music is by Holly: https://soundcloud.com/holly-bishop
01:55:30
July 15, 2020
Episode 31 - Why Christians Become Atheist
Joel Furches joins Andrew and Matthew to discuss his research on why Christians become atheist. Joel's document that is discussed during the episode is available here: https://hubpages.com/politics/Why-do-Christians-Become-Atheists-A-Case-Study A link in that document directs to this study: https://www.pewforum.org/2019/10/17/in-u-s-decline-of-christianity-continues-at-rapid-pace/ The Perez Valerie research that Joel mentioned during the episode is available here: https://www.secularismandnonreligion.org/articles/10.5334/snr.108/ The Switching Sides facebook group run by Joel can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/416964269222311 Joel's personal website is: https://joelfurches.com/ Our theme music is by Holly: https://soundcloud.com/holly-bishop
02:01:05
July 5, 2020
Episode 30 - God as Frankenstein
In this short monologue, Matthew gives an overview of the story of Frankenstein and asks the question, "who is the villain?". Are there any parallels that can be drawn between Frankenstein and the Christian God? Our theme music is by Holly: https://soundcloud.com/holly-bishop
09:43
June 28, 2020
Episode 29 - Alpha Analysis part 1
Darren joins Andrew and Matthew for the first in our series of episodes covering the Alpha course.  In this episode we cover the format of Alpha, the demographic of the groups that Andrew and Matthew are in, how that matches claims that in this period of lock down more people are turning to Christianity. Does Alpha make its founding church money? We also cover the first two Alpha videos, what the group discussion was like, what evidence in support of Christianity is presented and what arguments are given. The first two Alpha videos can be found here:  https://www.htb.org/alphaonline1 https://www.htb.org/alphaonline2 Our theme music is by Holly: https://soundcloud.com/holly-bishop
01:46:03
June 16, 2020
Episode 28 - Jonathan and Brian in conversation
Matthew hosts a conversation between returning guests Brian Blais and Jonathan McLatchie to further the conversation on why Jonathan is confident that the resurrection of Jesus can be accepted as an historical event. The conversation goes beyond that and touches on the question of should we be accepting of personal testimony for strange single occurrence events as well as a bit of biology. See below for links to items by Brian and Jonathan, as well as the two peer reviewed accounts of recovery following prayer that Jonathan mentions. Peer Reviewed studies mentioned by Jonathan: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0965229918313116 and https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1550830720300926 Jonathan's six part series responding to Richard Carrier on the ur-source theory explanation of undesigned coincidences. Part 1: http://www.answeringmuslims.com/2020/03/yes-richard-carrier-there-are.html Part 2: http://www.answeringmuslims.com/2020/03/can-scribal-errors-account-for.html Part 3: http://www.answeringmuslims.com/2020/03/who-has-fabricated-data-lydia-mcgrew-or.html Part 4: http://www.answeringmuslims.com/2020/03/is-redaction-usually-better-hypothesis.html Part 5: http://www.answeringmuslims.com/2020/03/external-coincidences-and-acts-of.html Part 6: http://www.answeringmuslims.com/2020/04/rounding-off-my-response-to-richard.html Brian has written on the subject of faith and probability, in the “Measure of Faith” available here: https://bblais.github.io/posts/2019/Jul/15/a-measure-of-faith-probability-in-religious-thought/ Other articles by Brian on the subject of faith and miracles: https://bblais.github.io/posts/2015/May/13/on-miracles/ https://bblais.github.io/posts/2013/May/21/a-little-about-miracles/ https://bblais.github.io/posts/2019/Sep/03/probability-of-the-resurrection/ https://bblais.github.io/posts/2013/Jul/27/what-would-it-take-for-me-to-believe-the-resurrection/ Our theme music is by Holly: https://soundcloud.com/holly-bishop
01:38:49
May 29, 2020
Episode 27 - 'Fireside Chat' with Sam and David on questioning faith
Matthew and Andrew and joined by Sam and David who find themselves questioning their faith and are planning to podcast about their journey. Listen to hear more about what it takes for Christians to question the foundation of their faith, why they find themselves in that situation and the positives that they take out from the situation. This is an honest dialogue with no ulterior motives. For more on their story visit the blog When Belief Dies, https://whenbeliefdies.com/, and look out for the podcast. Our theme music is by Holly: https://soundcloud.com/holly-bishop
01:38:31
May 19, 2020
Episode 26 - When Apologists talk COVID-19 and suffering
In this solo episode Matthew reviews the conversations that Justin Brierley had with William Lane Craig, John Lennox and Becky Pippert discussing COVID-19, suffering and how the Christian God fits into this time of high uncertainty. Our theme music is by Holly: https://soundcloud.com/holly-bishop
23:30
May 6, 2020
Episode 25 - Jonathan McLatchie on why the Resurrection is true
Following his appearance on Unbelievable? with friend of the show David from the Skeptics and Seekers podcast, Jonathan McLatchie joins Andrew and Matthew to explain why he accepts the resurrection of Jesus as fact and to expand a bit on his usage of Bayes and his Cumulative approach to evidence. Jonathan can be found at: http://apologetics-academy.org/ Our theme music is by Holly: https://soundcloud.com/holly-bishop
01:45:13
May 1, 2020
Episode 24 - Parenting out of Faith
Matthew is joined by returning guest Dr Clint Heacock and first time guests Kayla and Bethany to talk parenting through deconstruction. What changes when a parent leaves faith? What challenges do they face? and what do they do better? Growing up Godless: https://www.nlb.gov.sg/biblio/200774666 The Deconstructing Parent:  https://cindywangbrandt.com/for-the-deconstructing-parent/ Deconstructed Parenting: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2260835577296278
01:25:36
April 16, 2020
Episode 23 - A believer questions Matthew
In this episode, Matthew is joined by Teddi, who has some questions after his appearance on Skeptics and Seekers talking about why people leave Christianity. Listen to Skeptics and Seekers here: https://anchor.fm/skeptics-and-seekers Our theme music is by Holly: https://soundcloud.com/holly-bishop
02:09:45
March 22, 2020
Episode 22 - What happens when people leave the church - with Dr Clint Heacock
Andrew and Matthew are joined by Dr Clint Heacock from the Mindshift podcast to talk about an article he wrote listing many reasons why people leave the Church. This is part of a series of podcasts and episodes we are involved in on why people leave Christianity. Clint's article can be found here: https://medium.com/@clintheacock/what-happens-after-people-leave-the-church-951db55300a0 More about Clint Here: http://mindshiftpodcast.co.uk/ Find Holly's music here: https://soundcloud.com/holly-bishop
02:04:10
March 15, 2020
Episode 21 - Chatting with Steve Chalke
REV Steve Chalke MBE is founder of the Oasis Trust. He joins Andrew and Matthew to talk about his life and goals, what motivates him and what it means for him to be a Christian. Steve's compassion comes across very strongly in this conversation. To learn more about Oasis and Steve's latest book, The Lost Message of Paul, visit these links. https://www.oasisuk.org/ , https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07S2X7V1K/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 Our theme music is by https://soundcloud.com/holly-bishop/
01:59:24
February 2, 2020
Special Announcement from Andrew and Matthew
In this episode, Andrew and Matthew announce their new podcast project and what that means for this podcast and for ReasonPress. Please join us at Proscenium and also let us have feedback on our plans and what you think.
01:04:01
December 7, 2019
Episode 20: Does Evolution fit with the Genesis Creation Account
Andrew and Matthew and joined by friend of the podcast, Dave The Graceful Atheist, to talk about a recent episode of Unbelievable? We talk about evolution, genesis, consciousness, intelligence, Humans and Neanderthals, apologetic arguments, theodicy and Mac vs Windows. 
01:45:29
November 3, 2019
Episode 19: YEC is not only wrong, it's dangerous
This episode contains swearing and laughing! Andrew and Matthew are joined by Keith, to discuss Ken Ham's appearance on the Unbelievable? podcast on September 21st 2019. We are all former YECs and we disagree with Ken Ham on many things, especially when it comes to what science says and why it is more reliable and trustworthy than the bible and that YECism is what is driving people away from the church and that it should be robustly attacked by everyone, especially other Christians. For more on the Bicameral Mind see https://www.julianjaynes.org/julian-jaynes-theory-overview.php
01:54:27
September 29, 2019
Episode 18: Religious Fictionalism: Does It Help Christianity
Professor Philip Goff joins Matthew and Andrew to discuss his approach to Christianity -- Religious Fictionalism. Along with an early discussion about the nature of reality, Matthew and Andrew talk with Philip about whether one needs to adopt Christianity as true to benefit from its teachings. Philip makes a compelling case for accepting the good in religion through understanding its metaphors, symbols, and social constructs, without needing to adopt as fact every claim of religion. For Dr. Goffs work: Preorder his new book: Galileo's Error: Foundations for a New Science of Consciousness Visit his website at: www.philipgoffphilosophy.com Visit his blog at: Conscience and Consciousness Connect on Twitter: @philip_goff And for the article mentioned in the show: Religion But Not As We know It To contact the Still Unbelievable: reasonpress@gmail.com Or: Click here to leave a voice message
01:43:51
September 11, 2019
Episode 17: Dave Warnock - Dying Out Loud
Andrew and Matthew chat with Dave Warnock about valuing the life we live as atheists and how it compares to how Christianity values life. Dave is facing a terminal diagnosis and during this conversation we all have a laugh, and a cry. Dave has appeared on multiple podcasts on his Dying Out Loud tour. Including a separate conversation with Matthew at Ask An Atheist Anything. Join us for some irreverence, some frank talk, some laughter, and yes, there were tears too! We also want to pass on huge thanks to Marie, for arranging our conversations, if you need an organiser, Marie can help you, here details are here:  Marie D'Elephant, Virtual Assistant mariedelephant@gmail.com mariedelephant.com (life coach page which includes limited information about my virtual assistant work) (This episode has an explicit tag, because from the very start there is swearing and sharp criticism of Christianity) As always, feedback welcome in all the usual places.
01:23:20
August 5, 2019
Episode 16: The Still Unbelievable! Poem
At a recent Unbelievable? conference, Glen Scrivener recited a poem he wrote depicting a fictional conversation with a young atheist. The Unbelievable! Poem is a poem is written in a similar style depicting a fictional online conversation with a Christian. Glen's poem can be read here:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ex8GvfVysyZW4qde6WT83anCr9qQYSgwipUGJCe4jXo/edit 
08:07
July 14, 2019
Episode 15: Should Christians rethink disability and healing
Recently BBC assistant producer Damon Rosehas created a dust up around Christians asking to heal the disabled. Damon is blind himself and knows a bit about the subject having attended a school for the blind as a youth. To explore Christian disability doctrine and his own views as an atheist, he has written articles and produced a documentary. His work prompted Justin Brierley to invite him to Unbelievable? for a conversation with two disabled Christians -- Zoe Heming and Ian Paul. In this episode Andrew and David, disabled themselves, go over the problems with disability doctrine and healing. What does it mean when a Christian offers to heal you and it fails? Does the disabled community want to be bothered? Have Christians failed in their obligation to think critically about disability doctrine? Is disability doctrine god's silver bullet? We invite you to press play, follow along, and decide for yourself. For Damon's documentary: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00057mh For the Unbelievable/ episode: https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Episodes/Unbelievable-Should-Christians-rethink-disability-and-healing-Damon-Rose-Zoe-Heming-and-Ian-Paul Want to get involved. Send us a voice message: https://anchor.fm/still-unbelievable/message
01:08:36
July 1, 2019
Episode 14: Talking with Tom from HIPS Podcast
In this episode, Andrew and Matthew talk with Tom from the Hiding in Plain Sight podcast. They talk about Tom's experience of visiting churches, why he's still atheist, the benefits of Christianity to a community, how fair Justin Brierley is, what Tom plans for series 2 and much more. Come and join for for a fascinating discussion. Listen to Tom's Hidding in Plain Sight podcast or to contact him, go here:  https://hipspodcast.com/  To leave us a voice message, go here: https://anchor.fm/still-unbelievable/message
01:46:22
June 11, 2019
Episode 13: Why Christian Apologetics is Faulty Science and Faulty History
In this episode physics professor Brian Blais joins Andrew and Matthew to discuss The Fine Tuning Argument, The Second Law of Thermodynamics, contingency, evidence for the Christian claim of a historical resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth, and other  topics found in Justin Brierley's book Unbelievable?: Why After Ten Years of Talking With Atheists, I'm Still a Christian. As you listen, you can decide for yourself whether Christian Apologetics draws appropriate conclusions from the best science of today. And, you will also have a meaningful guide if you read Justin's book. Dr. Blais has a Ph. D. In physics that emphasized computational neuroscience and was the recipient of a three year NSF research grant to study computational neuroscience and the recipient of the Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (BRIN) grant. He is an active member of many professional organizations including The Geochemical Society and The American Statistical Association. He teaches undergraduate physics at Bryant University and is a research professor at The Institute for Brain and Neural Systems at Brown University. Brian has written extensively on Bayesian Probability  and is currently writing a book about Bayesian Analysis that is geared toward readers with a less mathematical background but nevertheless have interest in understanding probability. He also listens to and regularly blogs concerning topics covered on Unbelievable?. To read more from Professor Blais, including the topics discussed in this episode, visit his blog: https://bblais.github.io For Justin Brierley's book visit: https://www.amazon.com/Unbelievable-After-Talking-Atheists-Christian/dp/0281077983/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=unbelievable&qid=1558145223&s=gateway&sr=8-5 At the end of the show, we promised a link to The Shawn Carroll William Lane Craig debate. Visit this YouTube page to watch their debate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0qKZqPy9T8
01:56:46
May 18, 2019
How Should The Church Respond to Transgender
Christian churches have a variety of views on the LGBTQI+ community, and recently, there have been some high profile examples of christian denominations taking controversial and harmful stances. In this episode, Andrew and Matthew are joined by Jane to discuss where the Christians are going wrong and how to better engage with every person as an individual worthy of equal treatment.
01:49:52
April 6, 2019
Are You in a Cult? We Were
David, Sarah, and Andrew talk about what it means to be in a cult, and their own experiences in one.
02:00:46
March 29, 2019
Tongues, Prophecy, and Knowledge
Are the gifts of the spirit for today? Let's find out.
01:34:07
March 6, 2019
Episode 10: Logos Mind and Making Sense of the World
In this episode Andrew is joined by Doug Hoxworth. Doug is a Mechanical Engineer with a second degree in theology, and he maintains a life long interest in philosophy. After years of Christianity, Doug is now an atheist, and he takes us on a journey through the presocratics, Socrates, Plato, Plotinus, and other philosophers to disambiguate the conversation between Raymond Tallis and David Bentley Hart. What role did the presocratics, Socrates, and Plato have in forming first century Christian thought? What is the origin of the word logos, and how does that origin change our understanding of John 1? What are platonic forms? Was Plato a dualist? Should we trust Plato's philosophy over empiricism? Does logos help us understand mind and the world around us? Just press play and listen to the exploration. For the original debate: https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Episodes/Unbelievable-Logos-mind-and-making-sense-of-the-world-Raymond-Tallis-David-Bentley-Hart To get in touch email us at: stillunbelievablepodcast@gmail.com
01:16:22
February 27, 2019
Episode 9: Atkins v. Lennox Part 2
In this episode Andrew is joined by Chris Bradley to discuss whether John Lennox is honest with his Christian listeners about the nature of science and the provability of scripture. Is John Lennox knowingly and openly dishonest with his supporters, or is it true that science cannot explain everything about our existence? Is scripture a complementary explanation that stands hand-in-hand with the science to provide a complete picture, or is scripture simple special pleading that obfuscates our understanding? What does the word "nothing" mean in the context of physics and creation? Join Andrew and university trained Electrical Engineer Chris Bradley to find out. For the original debate between Atkins and Lennox: https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Episodes/Unbelievable-John-Lennox-vs-Peter-Atkins-Can-Science-Explain-Everything-Live-Debate
01:47:18
February 19, 2019
Episode 8: Bart Campolo
Bart puts on his therapist hat. And we all benefit. 
01:15:12
February 11, 2019
Episode 7: Natalie Collins
Natalie defends her egalitarian position.
01:57:16
February 10, 2019
Episode 6: Can Science Explain Everything
Original discussion from Unbelievable https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Episodes/Unbelievable-John-Lennox-vs-Peter-Atkins-Can-Science-Explain-Everything-Live-Debate
02:02:56
February 5, 2019
Episode 5: Sean and Bart
Latest episode of Still Unbelievable
01:57:43
January 28, 2019
Episode 3: Gender
Latest episode of Still Unbelievable
01:17:12
January 8, 2019
Episode 2: Statement of Fundie Faith
David, Andrew, Matt, and Sarah address the statement of faith that is causing so much controversy in the church. Enjoy.
01:40:47
December 15, 2018
Episode 1: How should gay Christians express their sexuality?
The very first episode of Still Unbelievable!
01:07:14
November 29, 2018