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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

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, 13 minutes
Against Euthanasia

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

07 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 32 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, 8 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, 12 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, 20 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, 4 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, 6 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 · 18 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, 13 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, 29 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, 3 minutes
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, 4 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, 22 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, 9 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, 11 minutes
Become an Undeceiver

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

31 Mar 2022 · 3 minutes
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, 15 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, 22 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 · 28 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 · 18 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 · 13 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 · 15 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 · 13 minutes
Knights of Christ

In this edition, John Dickson introduces us to two characters that display all that’s been good and bad about the... more

23 Jan 2022 · 13 minutes
Christian Jihad

In this edition, John investigates the accusation that Christianity is a faith that was propagated by the sword rather than... more

16 Jan 2022 · 16 minutes
The Birth of Charity

In this episode, John Dickson gives us an insight into the invention of charity, and just how revolutionary the Christian... more

09 Jan 2022 · 15 minutes
Good Losers

In this edition, John uncovers the character of the earliest Christians, how it contrasted with the world around them, and... more

02 Jan 2022 · 14 minutes
Peter The Hermit

In this episode, John Dickson takes us to the Crusades and introduces one of the most infamous crusaders of all:... more

26 Dec 2021 · 15 minutes
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In this episode, John Dickson gives us an insight into the invention of charity, and just how revolutionary the Christian call to... more