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9:55
So you want to Live Forever? Resurrection

In this episode of the series, ‘So You Want to Live Forever?’, join Ben Thomas and Alanzo Paul as they consider the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Did it happen? And, if it did, what does it mean? How does the resurrection of Jesus Christ 2000 years ago answer the human desire to live forever?

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The Easter Miracle

The Christian gospel is based squarely on a miracle.  It was the miracle of the resurrection of Christ that started it going, and that same miracle is its central message. In a world steeped in scientific rationality, belief in miracles often faces skepticism, epitomised by David Hume's critique. But a nuanced reevaluation challenges this dichotomy.

7:59
So you want to Live Forever? Reincarnation

In the this episode of the series ‘So You Want to Live Forever?’ join Ben Thomas and Rahil Patel as they consider the possibilities of returning to life in other forms. What is the offer of reincarnation? What kind of hope might it give us?

8:24
So you want to Live Forever? Optimistic Nihilism

In this episode of the series, ‘So You Want to Live Forever?’, join Ben Thomas and Sara Stevenson as they explore a view called ‘optimistic nihilism,’ which argues that, although an afterlife does not exist, our mortality could liberate us to find meaning in other ways. Together, they consider whether reconciling the universe’s lack of meaning with a personal search for significance presents a challenge.

7:51
So you want to Live Forever? Transhumanism

In the this episode of the series ‘So You Want to Live Forever?’ join Ben Thomas and John Lennox as they explore transhumanism’s mission to extend human life, and ultimately prevent death, through scientific and technological development. Together, they consider this ambitious goal and its potential impact on our lives today.

5:43
So you want to Live Forever? Be Remembered

In our second episode of the series, ‘So You Want to Live Forever?’, join Ben Thomas, a seasoned medical doctor, and Charlie Styles, a vicar, as they investigate humanity’s quest for immortality. Both have been confronted by death and grief in their professional work, yet have noticed a curious, unwavering desire for humanity to leave a legacy and be remembered… What is this desire and where does it come from?

4:43
So you want to Live Forever? Matters of Life and Death

In the lead-up to Easter, join Ben Thomas as he fearlessly explores the taboo topics of death, heaven, and eternal life. Over the next few weeks, he’ll interview colleagues about different perspectives on living forever, from reincarnation to transhumanism to nihilism, among others.

How Can Anyone Believe in a Dead Man Rising?

Is the resurrection of Jesus merely wishful thinking? Simon Edwards questions the evidence for an event that stands as a lynchpin to Christianity and explores whether any alternative explanations can withstand scrutiny. Is the resurrection of Jesus a matter of faith or fact?

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