March 6 2014
The Immigration Department has a slogan on its website that declares "No Way. They will not make Australia home." The slogan is aimed at deterring asylum-seekers from fleeing to Australia to establish a new life for themselves. Life and Faith spoke to Jarrod McKenna who is co-founder of First Home Project, which welcomes refugees and new arrivals to the country to live with Jarrod and his wife for a year so they can get established. Simon Smart also discusses the appeal that home holds for us.
February 27 2014
Life and Faith reflects on our relationship with technology. Justine Toh and Simon Smart consider whether technology is ours to use as we will or whether our tools shape us? They also spoke to Mark Stephens about the new film Her and what it has to say about our humanity and technology.
February 19 2014
Do we need more or less religion in schools? Life and Faith spoke to Zosia Ericksson the School Chaplaincy Executive Office for Genr8 Ministries and Greg Clarke the CEO of Bible Society Australia about whether there is a place for God in schools.
February 13 2014
Christians face harassment and oppression in 139 nations and four out of five acts of religious discrimination in the world today are directed against Christians. Barney Zwartz, the former religion editor at The Age, and Elizabeth Kendal, a religious liberty analyst at the Canberra based Christian Faith and Freedom centre, joined Life and Faith to discuss the severity of this persecution and why we are not hearing about it in the media.
February 6 2014
The first Life and Faith for 2014 is an examination of forgiveness. Justine Toh and Simon Smart discuss the recent film The Railway Man and a remarkable story from Malcolm Gladwell's most recent book.
December 25 2013
Greg Clarke's new book The Great Bible Swindle, argues that you cannot claim to be educated without a knowledge of the Bible. He came into Life and Faith to explain how the Bible has shaped our culture in profound ways and why it is therefore critical to understand the Bible to understand our literature, music, history, art and more.
December 19 2013
Tim Winton is the best selling author of a number books including Cloudstreet, Dirt Music and The Turning. He spoke to Simon Smart about a number of topics including his new novel Eyrie and matters of faith.
December 13 2013
The second part of Simon Smart's interview with Peter Hitchens in which he discusses his turn from atheism to Christianity.
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.