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Matters of Life and Death
Matters of Life and Death
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In each episode of Matters of Life and Death, brought to you by Premier Unbelievable?, John Wyatt and his son Tim discuss... more

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Q&A: Why are we ignoring rising death rates among poorer ethnic minority children, and will the flesh-and-blood girlfriend become a thing of the past?

New official data in England reveals an alarming and much under-reported phenomenon – significant increases in mortality among children from... more

28 Nov 2023 · 36 minutes
Science and religion 1: The myth of conflict, Charles Darwin’s beetle research, epistemic humility, and English country churchyard or Californian fridge?

This week’s guest is Nick Spencer, senior fellow at the faith thinktank Theos, and recent author of Magisteria: The entangled... more

22 Nov 2023 · 56 minutes
Q&A: The ‘myths’ leading women to choose abortion, and is digital slavery underpinning breakthroughs in AI?

This week we dip back into the postbag to look at some more listener questions. First up we return to... more

15 Nov 2023 · 38 minutes
Friendship 3: Ruth and Naomi, ‘chesed’, trips to the theatre with John Stott, and an unorthodox rabbi

We last tackled the idea of friendship when we explored the so-called ‘hermeneutic of suspicion’ – that cloud of concern... more

08 Nov 2023 · 53 minutes
The Fall: Bad actor theory, a malevolent voice in the Garden, Total Depravity and Original Sin, and the ‘Christian heresy’ of liberal humanism

Creation. Fall. Redemption. New Creation. This is the grand narrative of scripture and the theological foundation we use to try... more

01 Nov 2023 · 46 minutes
Baby loss 2: Rising abortion numbers, pills by post, ‘the pregnancy remains’, and Schrodinger’s fetus

We spoke last week about the hugely welcome shift in how society talks about miscarriage and cares for women (and... more

25 Oct 2023 · 49 minutes
Baby loss 1: Elsie’s story, one in five pregnancies, names missing from the family tree, and the power of ultrasound

We have just finished Baby Loss Awareness Week here in the UK. While the event is not hugely well known,... more

18 Oct 2023 · 37 minutes
Women and Christianity: Purity culture, beyond complementarianism, baggy t-shirts over swimming costumes, and recovering Tamar’s voice

Christianity is sometimes described as ‘bad news for women’. Clearly we would all disagree with this epithet, but why does... more

11 Oct 2023 · 57 minutes
Origins of covid: Gain of function research, zoonosis, the Wuhan Institute of Virology, and truth over tribe

When the pandemic first spread beyond China there was a straightforward message from scientific elites: the virus came from a... more

04 Oct 2023 · 56 minutes
Q&A: Should Christians use homeopathic medicine and why are climate scientists self-censoring in academic journal articles?

A listener has emailed in to ask where we stand on alternative medicine, such as homeopathy or chiropractors. Is it... more

27 Sep 2023 · 37 minutes
Matters of Life and Death
Q&A: Why are we ignoring rising death rates among poorer ethnic minority children, and will the flesh-and-blood girlfriend become a thing of the past?
Matters of Life and Death