This page lists relevant podcasts and sermons, which members are encouraged to listen to alongside the suggested reading for a module or topic.

Module 1: Apologetics

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Apologetics: Then and Now

This Q&A session, originally recorded back in 2011, features Ravi Zacharias, Alister McGrath, Amy Orr-Ewing and Stuart McAllister, arguably some of the greatest Christian Apologists of our time, answering questions on how to be effective apologists.

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Is apologetics a dead end?

Myron B Penner wrote 'The End of Apologetics: Christian witness in a postmodern context'. He argues that rational defence of the Christian faith can become a form of idolatry and that modern believers need to rethink their relationship with apologetics.

Myron engages with Sean McDowell who with his father Josh has written an updated version of the classic apologetics book 'Evidence That Demands a Verdict'. They discuss the benefits and limits of apologetics and why Myron wrote a book critiquing the whole area.

Christian Apologetics

Dr Francis Schaeffer, prominent Christian Philosopher of the twentieth-century, and co-founder of L'Abri, with his wife Edith Schaeffer, who together decided in faith to open their home to be a place where people might find satisfying answers to their questions and practical demonstration of Christian care. 


Module 2: Worldviews

Atheism

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Is Atheism Dead? Is God Alive?

Ravi Zacharias, the founder of RZIM, speaks about the influence of atheism on our modern culture and how the 19th century philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche has had such a long lasting impact, specifically in the idea that God is now dead and it is we who have killed him.

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Can atheists believe in human rights?

Andy Bannister of Solas CPC will be speaking at Unbelievable? The Conference 2017 and is behind a number of short films critiquing atheism.

He debates the subject of one of the films called "What are human rights based on?" with atheist and human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell.

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are atheists stealing from god?

Frank Turek is a Christian apologist, author and host of the US radio call in show Cross Examined. His book ‘Stealing From God: Why atheists need God to make their case’ argues that skeptics steal from a Christian worldview to make their case for atheism. David Smalley is an activist for secular humanism and the host of the atheist talk show Dogma Debate. He engages Frank on whether atheists can ground logic and reason without God.

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#370 - Sam Harris and Sarah Haider

David Smalley sits down with Sam Harris & Sarah Haider before a crowd of 3,000 people in the Sony Centre in Toronto, Canada. Get the full version with no ads at patreon.com/davidcsmalley.

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Exposing Atheist Contradictions

Frank Turek exposes several contradictions that are unavoidable if one holds to a materialistic, atheistic worldview. There seems to be a mismatch between their beliefs and reality, and we should point this out.

Agnosticism

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When atheists 'sincerely disbelieve'

Christian thinker Prof Gary Habermas interacts with Michael Collett on belief, doubt and the evidence for Christianity, and whether atheists are in wilful denial of God.

Humanism

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Did God Create Humanism?

Theo Hobson & Andrew Copson debate the origins humanism and whether human dignity and moral frameworks can be justified without the existence of God.

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Can secularism save the West?

Andrew Copson of Humanists UK is the author of new book 'Secularism: politics, religion and freedom'. He engages with Mail on Sunday journalist Peter Hitchens on whether secularism is the best future for the West, the 'myth' of neutrality, Islam and gay cakes.

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Evolution, morality and being human: Do we need God to be good?

Peter Singer and Andy Bannister debate what is the basis for the value we ascribe to human life? How should we treat animals, the unborn and the profoundly disabled? Are rights grounded in our cognitive capacities and abilities or based in an inherent value that comes from a transcendent source?

Scientism

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Can Science Explain Everything?

A lively debate between John Lennox and Peter Atkins in front of a student audience at the University of Southampton. They debate whether science can answer all the questions we need to answer or whether some questions such as miracles, purpose and human morality require a supernatural explanation.


Module 3: Science

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Theistic evolution, biology and purpose

Dr Denis Alexander, a notable British proponent of theistic evolution,  is joined in discussion by Perry Marshall, author of ‘Evolution 2.0’ which draws on his research into biology, intelligent design and evolution to show that neo-Darwinian evolutionary theory is no longer tenable.

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Science, faith and the evidence for God

Prof. John Lennox and Prof. Michael Ruse discuss whether science has replaced God as an explanation for life and the Universe? Or whether the rise of New Atheism has sold the evidence for God short?

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Mind, consciousness and freewill: Are we more than matter?

Daniel Dennett and Keith Ward discuss whether a naturalistic worldview can account for the nature of consciousness? And if we live in a physically determined universe, can we speak of free will?