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Ep 131: Why do we explore space?

Jonathan Clarke, Dianne McGrath, James Murray
21 Jul 2019
It's been 50 years since the moon landing and we reflect on what was achieved in that momentous event.

Is it logical to believe in God?

Greg Restall
14 Jul 2019
Atheist Ricky Gervais says that the 'very definition' of God is a logical impossibility in this universe. Is he right?

How does an encounter with Jesus answer life's big questions?

Kate Bracks
7 Jul 2019
with Masterchef Kate Bracks

Is religion for fools?

Bill Medley
30 Jun 2019
Mark Twain allegedly claimed that 'Religion was invented when the first con man met the first fool." Is religion for fools?

Dystopia: what are you afraid of?

Shane Rogerson, Stephanie Gear
23 Jun 2019
Chernobyl, Handmaid's Tale, 1984 - there is a resurgence of dystopian fiction in our culture. Why is fear so powerful? We explore and engage the big questions dystopia raises for us.

Ep 130: Is the death of Christianity in Australia a good thing?

Al Stewart
16 Jun 2019
Australia has a Christian past, yet today 'no religion' is the single largest religious group in our country. Christian influence on our culture is waning. Should this passing be mourned or celebrated? Al's views will surprise you.

Is there hope in the slums of the world?

Diane Judge
9 Jun 2019
Diana Judge was a senior global executive who had a dramatic encounter in India which inspired her to give up her successful career in order to work with the world's poor. Why would she do that? An inspiring conversation.

Ep 129: Can we win the war on waste?

Jonathan Cornford
2 Jun 2019
The popular ABC documentary War on Waste highlighted big waste challenges in our culture. But why do we even need a war? What is driving our waste problems? With World Environment Day approaching, this is a thoughtful conversation that deals with a load of rubbish.

Ep 128: Would Jesus be a Christian today?

Sam Chan, Julie-anne Laird
26 May 2019
Why are followers of religions so unlike their founders? Christians today are often perceived as narrow-minded, judgemental, hypocrites, yet Jesus is perceived very differently. Why is this so? Is this what Jesus had in mind when he set up his church? An entertaining conversation exploring why Christians seem so different to Jesus.

Surely a loving God would never allow this much pain?

Dave Miers
19 May 2019
The question of suffering and injustice is one of the biggest people face today. It's difficult to reconcile how a loving God could allow suffering in the world. This conversation confronts with sensitivity the painful and difficult area of suffering and offers surprising hope.