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Faith, hops and love. Beer Christianity blends interviews with thinkers, artists and theologians with good old fashioned pub talk. Because important conversations deserve lubrication. Join host and political/religious op ed writer Jonty Langley as he interviews fascinating people, gets the opinions of reasonable Christians on real issues and drinks an interesting range of unpretentious beers. Pour a pint or crack open a cold one. Put your feet up and listen your way into a different kind of ...
 
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The Demon Core had the potential to be one of the most dangerous devices of the 20th century. In a stroke of luck, it wasn't used for it's original purpose. However, its path of destruction was just beginning. This week on Things I Learned Last Night, Tim teaches Jaron about the third atomic bomb: Rufus. Listen to this episode to learn why it was n…
 
Göbekli Tepe is an Archeological site in Turkey that could change everything we know about, well everything. This ancient monolith predates all the major wonders of the world by thousands of years. What's more is the early engineers at the build site showed an understanding that far exceeded what was previously believed to be understood in that day…
 
Everyone is talking about Bitcoin these days, but what is it? Tim and Jaron sit down to talk about Bitcoin in 2021. They talk about Bitcoin mining, blockchain, other cryptocurrencies and what it could mean for the future of currency. The implications are more than just financial. The guys talk about what the world would look like if blockchain was …
 
The words "Bless this mighty woman of God" feature in this episode. As does an advert that would be a serious money-spinner if it were real. Plus alcohol-free beer we like (and whisky we don't). AND: Lucky Saint. Forgetting names during group prayers. Parenting in lockdown. Explaining Scotland. Listener messages. Epiphanies. And Malky's cockney chi…
 
Don't know much about Israel and Palestine? This is a really good place to start, navigated by the Chair of History at Exeter University, Ilan Pappe. Ilan Pappe was born in Israel to parents who fled Germany in the 1930s. He is a historian, author of The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine and (with Noam Chomsky) On Palestine. This episode features an in…
 
Are Christians in Scotland being persecuted because their church buildings are closed? Were the protesters at the US Capitol this week taking the Lord's name in vain? Can you send our pod-pastor a picture of your dog please? Our favourite Scottish minister, Amie Aitken, is back! Covid-19 restrictions leading to church building closures in Scotland …
 
Atonement theory standoff! Plus resurrection and resolutions revisited. Featuring Doctor Helen Paynter and Tom Wright! This one is a goodie. Jonty refuses to go to A&E for a possible broken arm, despite the advice of theologian and actual doctor, Helen Paynter. A listener sends us a voice-note on SpeakPipe (God be praised!) and we ask Helen to answ…
 
Is Hell just? Does it exist? Do Christians get judged after death? It's been a hard year so we're keeping it light. We're also answering questions like: do fundamentalist churches have anything to offer in brimstone preaching, and can we really take comfort in the idea of ceasing to exist rather than eternal conscious torment? What would Tom Wright…
 
Travis was a beloved figure in this small town. The police officers knew him, he ate dinner with the family, but he's still a wild animal. Learn about Travis' life, his parents, and the day he snapped and attacked someone. MERCHANDISE: http://tilln.com/merch PATREON: http://patreon.com/jaronmyers FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/tillnpodcast TWITTER: …
 
What's it really like at an American Christian college? We speak to Emily about her experience studying and pushing herself as an athlete at Jerry Falwell Jr's Liberty University, and the effect of Christian college, church and sporting culture on mental health. We share what works for us in terms of mental health and well being, discuss whether Go…
 
2020 may not feel like a year that us much cause for thanksgiving, but the Beer Christianity crew take a moment to cultivate gratitude while recognising privilege and the need to do things to help others to have reasons to give thanks. We also debut our voicemail service! Leave us a question or comment to be included in the podcast at: speakpipe.co…
 
Christian podcast recommendations, movie recommendations and book recommendations aren't hard to come by. But how many of them come with a large helping of lefty Christian analysis of the US election? We have no idea. But probably not a lot. Almost certainly. Jonty, Lau-Lau and Malky talk about the joy that is Donald Trump losing and the horror tha…
 
Tim teaches Jaron about Agent Garbo, a double agent who convinced Great Britain to hire him to sabotage the Germans. Without his contribution, the Invasion of Normandy may have gone very differently. MERCHANDISE: http://tilln.com/merch PATREON: http://tilln.com/join FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/tillnpodcast TWITTER: http://twitter.com/tillnpodcast…
 
Wild rides, underage drinking, and no adults. What could go wrong?? Tim teaches Jaron about Action Park, a theme park that is the subject of many lawsuits and controversy. MERCHANDISE: http://tilln.com/merch PATREON: http://tilln.com/join FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/tillnpodcast TWITTER: http://twitter.com/tillnpodcast INSTAGRAM: http://instagram…
 
Underneath the Vegas Strip is a system of tunnels that is home to over a thousand people! Tim teaches Jaron about fascinating community, police response, and the ways they've adjusted to living in Tunnel Town. MERCHANDISE: http://tilln.com/merch PATREON: http://tilln.com/join FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/tillnpodcast TWITTER: http://twitter.com/ti…
 
Justin Brierley did not "DESTROY RICHARD DAWKINS" regardless of what the internet would have you believe. He did interview him and get to ask him a significant question, with a fascinating answer. (You can find out what it was by listening to this interview.) He did also put Derren Brown and Rev Richard Coles together to talk about the Christian fa…
 
Tim teaches Jaron about synthetic media, a method of content creation that relies solely on automated systems, like artificial intelligence algorithms. We learn about it's uses in video game content creation, and more recently, how it is being used to create deepfakes. MERCHANDISE: http://tilln.com/merch PATREON: http://tilln.com/join FACEBOOK: htt…
 
Is having a flag in your church wrong? What about church remembrance services for military causes? Is all patriotism bad? Stephen Backhouse of Tent Theology thinks that patriotism is incompatible with following Jesus. He makes a very strong case. Listen to this episode to find out how the Early Church dealt with babies being killed and how Jesus di…
 
Producer Benny Blanco joined Justin Bieber on 'SNL' for a new single called 'Lonely,' which gets bracingly real about the dark downsides of being a global superstar. We break it all down (and check out a clip) on RELEVANT News. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app…
 
In light of the recent coronavirus outbreak at Redding, California, megachurch Bethel, we look at what major faith leaders are saying about whether or not congregations should be gathering in-person again. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app…
 
This week, Tim teaches us about Norilsk, a city in Russia that has been called "the worst place on Earth". From their 2 month long night, to their river of literal bones, Norilsk is a must-know TILLN tourism spot. Thanks for watching! FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/tillnpodcast TWITTER: http://twitter.com/tillnpodcast INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com…
 
Do we have a duty to get arrested for the planet? Should followers of Jesus demonstrate, protest and publicly oppose power? Are there causes more important than law and order? Laura goes to an Extinction Rebellion uprising and meets with the other Christians there, and she, Malky and Jonty talk about Christian attitudes to protest, democracy and de…
 
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