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Undeceptions with John Dickson
Undeceptions with John Dickson
Undeceptions Ltd

Every week on Undeceptions we’ll explore some aspect of life, faith, history, culture, or ethics that is either much misunderstood or mostly... more

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Episodes

Jesus Quests

What have scholars throughout history thought about who Jesus was and what did they conclude about his significance in their... more

15 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Question Answer VIII

This is our seasonal Q&A episode, and our first question is all about why Jesus came to earth when he... more

08 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Beautiful Science

The more we learn about the world, the more we see how it operates under elegant laws. There is an... more

01 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Old Christ

There’s no such thing as a “New Testament Christian”. While the popular scepticism about parts of the Old Testament is... more

25 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
First Noel (second time around)

‘Tis the podcast before Christmas, so we’re diving into the fairy lights and tinsel to uncover some of the myths... more

18 Dec 2022 · 50 minutes
Lewis' Narnia

You might think the Chronicles of Narnia are just for kids. But scholars have discovered some amazing historical, literary, and... more

11 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Byzantine Empire

The Byzantine capital, Constantinople, was famously fortified with an impenetrable three-wall network, which preserved it from foreign conquest for centuries.... more

04 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
Time Matters

How we think about time, the value we give to the three parts of time (past, present, and future) really... more

27 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
On Animals

We’re talking all things animals in this episode, starting with why God would create a world that seems to embed... more

20 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
Lewis' Oxford

There's much more to C.S. Lewis than the (wonderful) Chronicles of Narnia. Join John Dickson as he tours Oxford -... more

13 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
Really Old? Single

With so much riding on such small fragments of our past, how do we know our old stuff is actually... more

06 Nov 2022 · 15 minutes
In Christ single

One of the surprises when we turn the pages of the New Testament is how little the word “Christian” actually... more

30 Oct 2022 · 10 minutes
Critical Theory

The Bible has its own way of exposing the flaws of our culture, and, of course, pointing to the Good.

04 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Question Answer VII

It's our seasonal Q&A episode and there are actually quite a few curly questions about the future of the universe,... more

28 Aug 2022 · 50 minutes
Scientific Imagination

It may just be that science is an imaginative, creative, and emotive enterprise, just as it is obviously a rational,... more

21 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Bookish Religion?

We take a closer look at 15 words that are often misunderstood, or sometimes forgotten. And my guest today reckons... more

14 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Against Euthanasia

We’re laying out the best arguments for and against legalising euthanasia.

07 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 29 minutes
Global Christianity

The death of religion was the conventional wisdom in the social sciences during most of the twentieth century. Turns out, they... more

31 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Medieval Science

Right in the so called ‘Dark Ages’, it wasn’t all flat-earthers and biblical literalists. In fact, there were very few... more

24 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
On Buddhism

Buddhism probably takes the prize today for World’s Most Lovable Religion. But is this widespread appreciation of Buddhism matched by... more

17 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
The Flood

In some ways, the biblical story of Noah and his ark has been a focus over centuries for debates about... more

10 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Emotional Intelligence

Some think we might not be too far away from Artificial Intelligence actually having feelings. If it does happen, what... more

03 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Ben's Song

Four weeks before John's mate Ben Shaw died of cancer, a group of friends got together to record Ben playing... more

16 Jun 2022 · 16 minutes
The Artist

The question: ‘What is beauty’ has been of interest since the earliest ancient philosophers began asking questions. It’s often considered... more

22 May 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Trans Gender

Is there a Christian way to think about and engage with people who identify as something other than their birth... more

15 May 2022 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
Question Answer VI

It’s Season 6’s Q&A episode – and you guys really didn't hold back. There are some TOUGH questions this time... more

08 May 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
On Suffering

We’re asking one of the most frequent - and fraught - questions I come across as someone who talks about... more

01 May 2022 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
The Vikings II

In Part Two of our in-depth look at the Vikings, we meet the greatest Viking of the era: the man... more

24 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
The Vikings I

An epic episode about The Vikings - their origins, exploits, culture, religion and - perhaps the best-kept Viking secret -... more

17 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
Kingdom Come

What is heaven, really? If there is life after death, is the heavenly cliche of harps and angels and clouds... more

10 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Introducing: Small Wonders with Laurel Moffatt

Take a trip with Laurel Moffatt, host of 'Small Wonders', a new podcast in the Undeceptions Network, to Joshua Tree... more

07 Apr 2022 · 16 minutes
With Keller

An in-depth discussion with Tim Keller who is something of a Christian prophet for our secularizing 21st century.

03 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Become an Undeceiver

This season, we’re launching Undeceptions Plus which offers exclusive bonus content to members, our 'Undeceivers'.

31 Mar 2022 · 1 minute
Science Wars

The perceived conflict between science and religion would seem to be alive and well - and maybe even growing! But if... more

27 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Emperor Constantine

When the Roman Emperor Constantine claimed he had converted to Christianity, it changed the world forever. But was that change... more

20 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
No Coward single

Foreign affairs journalist Greg Sheridan nails his colours to the mast and shares why he thinks Christianity should make perfect... more

13 Mar 2022 · 26 minutes
Transforming Tales single

The With All Due Respect team join the Undeceptions Network and introduce our listeners to the transforming power of stories.

27 Feb 2022 · 16 minutes
Life's Variations single

In our first single for season 6, guest writer Laurel Moffatt shares life lessons learned from listening to Johann Sebastian... more

13 Feb 2022 · 11 minutes
The Log In Our Eye

In this final episode of the Bullies And Saints super-series, John Dickson reflects on Jesus' instruction to His disciples to... more

06 Feb 2022 · 13 minutes
The Not-So-Dark Ages

In this episode, John up-ends a four-hundred-year-old fallacy that has been promoted since the Enlightenment: the Christian faith is a... more

30 Jan 2022 · 11 minutes
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The perceived conflict between science and religion would seem to be alive and well - and maybe even growing! But if you give... more