December 5 2013
Peter Hitchens is a conservative coloumnist and occasional foreign correspondent in the UK. He is the author of The Rage against God: How atheism led me to faith. CPX caught up with Peter at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas to discuss belief, morality and the way things are heading in the West
November 29 2013
John F. Kennedy and C.S. Lewis both died on the same day an hour apart yet the legacies of both men live on. Justine Toh and Simon Smart discuss the two and the legacy that they have left.
November 4 2013
There was a time when belief in God was assured and arguments for God's existence were about confirming what everyone knew to be true. However in the post-Christian West belief in God is increasingly considered to be an irrational belief. Michael Jensen joined Simon Smart and John Dickson on Life and Faith to discuss whether it is reasonable to believe in God in the modern world.
October 18 2013
Life and Faith examines the way that whenever we eat, we are eating with other people. Ruth Dearnley, World Vision Australia's campaign leader for child protection and trafficking, discusses how the food we but in the supermarket can be the result of child trafficking and exploitation and what we can do to to combat this. Ruth Padilla DeBorst, World Vision International's director of Christian Formation and Leadership Development, shares her thoughts about what it means to eat in community and why Christians should seek to eat with those who are different.
October 4 2013
The Turning is a unique cinema event. Seventeen Australian directors from diverse artistic disciplines each create one of the stories from Tim Winton's collection. The linking and overlapping stories explore the extraordinary turning points in ordinary people’s lives in a stunning portrait of a small coastal community.
Simon Smart, who is a big fan of Winton's writing, watched the film and he joined Justine Toh to discuss it with a focus on one story in particular: a brutal, unsentimental but life-affirming account of a woman coming to faith.
September 27 2013
Matt Andrews and Stephen Atkinson join Simon Smart on Life and Faith to discuss more of the remarkable life of William Cooper as well as the positive and negative influence that the Christian missions had on Aboriginal people.
September 23 2013
Ruth Padilla DeBorst has been involved in leadership development and theological education in her native Latin America as a missionary with Christian Reformed World Missions for many years: first in student ministry with the Comunidad Internacional de Estudiantes Evangélicos (IFES), then with Seeds of New Creation, a ministry that trains for and promotes holistic mission in El Salvador. Ruth currently serves as Director of Christian Formation and Leadership Development with World Vision International.
She came on Life and Faith to discuss the reasons behind church growth in Latin America in contrast to the decline found in the West.
September 15 2013
William Cooper, of Yorta Yorta descent, spent most of his life in the Cummeragunja community where he was a spokesman for the Yorta Yorta in their ongoing battles for land justice against the New South Wales government. Just weeks after Kristallnacht he led a delegation to the German consulate in Melbourne to deliver a petition condemning the Nazis treatment of the Jews, which was the only private protest against the Germans following Kristallnacht. Matt Andrews joined Life and Faith to discuss what drove William Cooper to take action.
September 6 2013
We often hear the term 'The Christian Vote' talked about at election time but is there such a thing? John Dickson, Simon Smart and Justine Toh discuss Christianity and politics, the issues that affect how believers vote and the principles that should drive the way Christians vote.
August 29 2013
Byron Smith joins Justine Toh and Simon Smart on Life and Faith to discuss climate change, sustainable living, how his Christian faith led him to become increasingly concerned with these issues and the consequences our treatment of the environment.