A weekly show from Premier Unbelievable? in which Justin Brierley interviews leading apologists, theologians and evangelists in order to help Christians understand, defend and share their faith with confidence... unapologetically!

Presented by Ruth Jackson

#100 Ruth Jackson: 100th Episode Special

16 Apr 2024

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...

#99 Sarah Irving-Stonebraker: How can we be effective priests of history?

9 Apr 2024

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...

#98 Sarah Irving-Stonebraker: Is history irrelevant?

2 Apr 2024

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...

#97 Jay Y Kim: Did Jesus really rise from the dead?

26 Mar 2024

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 Un...

#96 Jay Y Kim: Analogue presence in a digital world

19 Mar 2024

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 bu...

#95 Jay Y Kim : Doubt and deconstruction

12 Mar 2024

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 i...

#94 Hannah Martin: Makeup royalty on supporting those who struggle with Mother's Day

5 Mar 2024

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 misc...

#93 Hannah Martin: Makeup artist to the stars on life, faith and navigating a filter-obsessed culture

27 Feb 2024

Hannah Martin, "the queen of radiant skin and smoky eye tutorials” (British Vogue) and world-class makeup artist to the stars, shares her philosophy on beauty. What are some of her top tips? When did her "plan C" lead to making up supermodels and pri...

#92 Michael Lloyd: Did Jesus have a sex drive?

20 Feb 2024

What does the image of God say about our sexuality? What does that mean for single people? Did Jesus get erections? How did his sexual safeness help to heal people's broken sexuality? What did Jesus say about sex? How does God bring restoration? Rev...

#91 Michael Lloyd: Where does our value come from?

13 Feb 2024

Rev Dr Michael Lloyd, co-author of Image Bearers, explores how the image of God shapes our understanding of what it is to be human. Is secular psychology sufficient? Why is restoration necessary? How does community help? Why is diversity so important...

#90 Phil Knox: Should God be your best mate?

6 Feb 2024

In this final episode with evangelist Phil Knox, we explore friendship with God. Can God be our friend? How do we prioritise and pursue the presence of God? Must we ensure the Lord Almighty doesn't become the Lord Almatey? For Phil Knox https://ww...

#89 Phil Knox: Did Jesus have favourites?

30 Jan 2024

Evangelist Phil Knox continues sharing his top tips for making and maintaining friends. Why is diversity so important in friendship? How do we get the balance of fun and vulnerability? What can we learn from Jesus' friendships? For Phil Knox http...

#88 Phil Knox: Why do we need friends?

23 Jan 2024

Evangelist Phil Knox, author of Story Bearer and The Best of Friends, shares why personal tragedy and the COVID pandemic led him to write a book about friendship. Why does friendship matter? How do we protect our friendships from modern pressures? An...

#87 Andrew Gosler: Are Christianity and evolution compatible?

16 Jan 2024

In the final part of this discussion, Rev Andrew Gosler, professor of Ethno-ornithology at Oxford University, explores whether we can reconcile the Bible and a scientific worldview. He also shares how he became a priest in the Church of England....

#86 Andrew Gosler: Why the neo-Darwinian framing of evolution is profoundly flawed

9 Jan 2024

Rev Andrew Gosler, professor of Ethno-ornithology at Oxford University, highlights some of the deficiencies he sees in Richard Dawkins' work. He also shares the potential limitations and dangers of a neo-Darwinian framing of evolution, such as racism...