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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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Episodes

Evolution 2: Tracking coronavirus variants, the immorality of mutation, roughly one thousand hominids, and intelligent uncertainty

Our second episode on the evolution debate considers three more bones of contention: where do different species come from? Are... more

21 Sep 2022 · 33 minutes
The Queen: Monarchy as service, astonishing the President of Ireland, the changing Christmas Speech, and a testimonial faith

In this special one-off episode, Tim speaks with Mark Greene from the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity about Queen Elizabeth... more

14 Sep 2022 · 33 minutes
Evolution 1: Finding common ground, the cosmic watchmaker, interpreting Genesis, and a 6,000-year-old Earth?

Evolution vs creationism. It's been one of the most divisive and contentious debates within Christianity. But is there a way... more

07 Sep 2022 · 33 minutes
Archie Battersbee 2: Doubts over the brain scans, the end of ‘doctor knows best’, sucked into the culture wars and protective power of attorney

Archie’s case underlines the growing crisis over the lack of trust many ordinary people have in medical professionals. Nobody wants... more

31 Aug 2022 · 31 minutes
Archie Battersbee 1: The invention of ‘brain death’, a breakdown in trust, the child’s best interests, and how to turn off life support

Twelve-year-old Archie Battersbee died on 7 August, after months of legal wrangling between doctors who believed he was brain dead... more

24 Aug 2022 · 39 minutes
Genetics 2: Whole genome sequencing, Gattaca, de-identification versus anonymity, and Big Data Towers of Babel

In this episode we pick up our conversation with clinical geneticist Melody Redman to talk about a new NHS programme... more

17 Aug 2022 · 31 minutes
Genetics 1: Rare diseases, libraries of recipe books, BRCA1, and precision medicine

Each of us carries around in our cells about 20,000 different genes – a unique set of biological code which... more

10 Aug 2022 · 30 minutes
Suffering 2: Rediscovering lament, reciting psalms in bomb shelters, the Gethsemane prayer, and the realism of Christian hope

Resuming our conversation about suffering, we think through some faithful Christian responses to evil and loss. How can the church... more

03 Aug 2022 · 32 minutes
Suffering 1: ’Adamah’, mystery and presence, the ever-smiling Buddha, and the lamb slain from the creation of the world

The problem of suffering has been one of the most intractable and painful theological debates for centuries. But is it... more

27 Jul 2022 · 34 minutes
Space 2: Astrobiology, 16 billion billion Earth-like planets, LUCA and the non-competitive Imago Dei

In the second half of our conversation with theologian Andrew Davison, we ask what the discovery of life elsewhere in... more

20 Jul 2022 · 33 minutes
Matters of Life and Death
Evolution 2: Tracking coronavirus variants, the immorality of mutation, roughly one thousand hominids, and intelligent uncertainty
Matters of Life and Death