Life & Faith

A weekly conversation from the Centre for Public Christianity about the beauty and complexity of belief in the 21st century.

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Benjamin Gilmour reflects on 26 years as a paramedic, a poet, and a filmmaker - including in Afghanistan. ------ Benjamin Gilmour’s book The Gap recounts a very intense summer working as a paramedic o...
October 21, 2021
Scott Stephens, editor of ABC’s Religion & Ethics website, shares his own fascinating backstory. ------ As editor of the ABC’s Religion & Ethics website, Scott Stephens spends his days trawlin...
October 14, 2021
Dr Jenny Brown explains wellbeing and maturity in the context of your “family system”.  --- “One of the distinctives about Bowen family systems theory is, it isn't about people who have mental illness...
October 7, 2021
Sociologist John Carroll unpacks the ongoing appeal of the Harry Potter series. ------- Nearly a quarter of a century after the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, J. K. Rowling’s...
September 16, 2021
Unwinnable wars, fear, discrimination: we sift the long-term impact of the September 11 attacks. ------ It’s been twenty years since the attacks of September 11, 2001, when terrorist group Al-Qaeda fl...
September 9, 2021
Andrew McUtchen on the challenge and joy of the most important job he’ll ever have. ------ Andrew McUtchen is the co-creator of The Father Hood, an online community that supports Dads to take on the c...
September 2, 2021
In a world obsessed with success, plenty of us feel a compulsive need to achieve. ------ We tell ourselves - and our kids - to try hard and never give up, for this is the secret to success. But by the...
August 26, 2021
Journalist Greg Sheridan makes a compelling case for reading the Bible book by book and finding within those pages a Jesus as intriguing as he is attractive and compelling.    ------ When journalist G...
August 19, 2021
Life & Faith marks a milestone, and gets a bit nostalgic.  ------ This week is the 400th episode of Life & Faith!  In this episode, Simon Smart, Justine Toh, and Natasha Moore get together (re...
August 12, 2021
80 years on, Life & Faith charts the ripple effects of a much-loved book. ------ “I got out a yellow pad, cause I’m a lawyer, and I would have two columns – there is a God, there isn’t a God; Jesu...
August 5, 2021

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