Schedule (updated 17 June 2018)

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MikeHopkins

For TMR 200 we welcome back Mike Hopkins, co-host of Fight the Lies Radio, for a thought-provoking conversation on the subject of conspiracy theories and the Christian believer.

Is it wrong, as some suggest, for Christians to believe in conspiracy theories? While this might seem like a strange question to ask on TMR, many today in the wider Christian community—including people in positions of leadership—strongly maintain that a Christian shouldn't entertain such thoughts.

But what does this actually mean? Indeed, what are "conspiracy theories"? Are they essentially different from other kinds of belief? And what would make them especially problematic? But are there real dangers lurking here? Might there be, in some cases, good pastoral reasons for giving such advice? And where do we draw our "crazy line"? How might critical worldview thinking help to guard us against the nonsense.

"Mike Hopkins was born and raised in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, USA. In 2005 he accepted Messiah Yeshua (Jesus). He has a thirst for truth and for conveying that truth to all who are willing to hear. He and his wife Kelli host their own podcasts at Fight The Lies Network. Mike currently works in the tech industry and lives in Virginia Beach with his wife and their Boston Terrier, Kayla."

     

 
     
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VanessaBeeley temp

We shall be joined by the independent journalist, photographer and peace activist Vanessa Beeley, who has made several fact-finding trips to Syria in the last few years to determine the truth about the so-called "civil war" in that country.

Vanessa, who is frequently published at 21st Century Wire, works to defend the sovereignty of nations against foreign intervention and interference and promotes the self-determination of their peoples. She was a finalist for one of the most prestigious journalism awards – the 2017 Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism – whose winners have included Robert Parry, Patrick Cockburn, Robert Fisk, Nick Davies and the Bureau for Investigative Journalism team.

      

 
     
 

 

GregoryColes

We shall be joined by Gregory Coles, author of the challenging and thought-provoking book Single, Gay, Christian, published by InterVarsity Press. I can do no better than to quote D. A. Carson:

"To say this book is important is a painful understatement. It is the candid, moving, intensely personal story of a gay young man who wants to live his life under the authority of King Jesus and who refuses to accept the comforting answers proffered by different parts of the culture. Superbly written, this book stands athwart the shibboleths of our day and reminds us what submission to King Jesus looks like, what it feels like. This book needs to be thoughtfully read by straight people and by gay people, by unbelievers and by Christians. It is not to be read with a condescending smirk, but with humility."—Don Carson

       

 
     
 

 

KrishKandiah

We shall welcome again Dr. Krish Kandiah—who joined us in 2016 to discuss his book PARADOXOLOGY—for a discussion on his latest book, FAITHEISM, to be published by Hodder & Stoughton in July this year.

Dr. Krish Kandiah is a former President of the London School of Theology. He is Founder and Director of the adoption and fostering charity Home for Good and an Ambassador for the relief charity Tearfund. He is in demand as a speaker, consultant and social entrepreneur. He lives with his wife and seven children, including fostered and adopted children, in Oxfordshire, UK.

   

 
     
 

 

JohnBooth

We shall welcome again the Yorkshire-born journalist, educator, photographer and political activist John Booth—who joined us in 2016 to discuss his excellent article, "Fifteen Years on from 9/11"—for a conversation on the alleged suicide of British weapons expert Dr. David Kelly.

John Booth—whose career in journalism has included working for news organisations in Africa, the US and the UK—currently writes for Lobster magazine (http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk) and LAFZ (the magazine for Pakistani diaspora — http://www.lafzmagazine.com). He is also a founder member of the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign.

        

 
     
 

   

EdgarAndrews

We shall welcome once again Professor Edgar Andrews, Emeritus Professor of Materials Science at the University of London, who will join us to discuss his new book, What Is Man? : Adam, Alien or Ape?, due to be published later this year.

Prof. Andrews joined us back in 2013 to discuss his previous book, Who Made God? : Searching for a Theory of Everything.

Professor Edgar H. Andrews (BSc, PhD, DSc, FInstP, FIMMM, CEng, CPhys.) is Emeritus Professor of Materials at the University of London and an international expert on the science of large molecules. In 1967 he set up the Department of Materials at Queen Mary College, University of London, and served both as its Head and later as Dean of Engineering. He has published well over 100 scientific research papers and books, together with two Bible commentaries and various works on science and religion and on theology.

     

 
     
 

 

AndieTyd

We shall be joined by Andie Tyd of Like Flint Radio for a conversation on the political situation in Zimbabwe, looking at the history of that troubled country, the recent resignation of its long-time President Robert Mugabe, and the curious case of its former First Lady, Grace Mugabe.

"Andie, now retired from LFR duties, presently works in the political field and is also a freelance graphic designer. Though a native of Zimbabwe, she now lives in South Africa’s beautifully multicultural and richly diverse ‘mother city’, Cape Town. Andie and D-Dutch were the original co-hosts of FutureQuake South Africa."—LFR

 

         

 
     

May God bless you, and thanks for listening,

Julian.

   
   

   
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