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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You’re 30 and feeling meh about life. Bridie Jabour, The Guardian’s opinion editor, knows your pain. ------ On New Year’s Day, 2020, Bridie Jabour, The Guardian’s opinion editor, published a column ab...
July 29, 2021
The wrestle with busyness, productivity, balance, and tech easily becomes the story of our lives. --- “I don't like work-life balance. I think that it implies that work is a different thing from life....
July 22, 2021
Michael Wear talks about faith, politics and having Barack Obama as a boss.  ------ Michael Wear worked in the Obama White House for 3 ½ years in the office of Faith Based and Neighbourhood Partnershi...
July 15, 2021
The plight of the Tamil family from Biloela makes us ask: could we do refugee politics differently? ------ The story of the medical evacuation of four-year-old Tharnicaa Murugappan to a Perth hospital...
June 24, 2021
How do you raise kids who see the world’s problems, and believe they can do something about it? ---  “I guess I'm concerned that kids are becoming depressed and overwhelmed by the big problems that th...
June 17, 2021
A former Yale professor on the clever but morally clueless students pursuing an elite education.  ------ In 2014, William Deresiewicz’s book Excellent Sheep: The miseducation of the American elite and...
June 10, 2021
Mike and Steve Baird grew up as sons of prominent Australian politician Bruce Baird. Both recently moved from corporate roles into the not-for-profit sector. ------ Mike Baird had a successful career ...
June 3, 2021
Think “scientific” and “creative” are opposites? Physicist Tom McLeish begs to disagree. --- “We forget, in science, that what we call the scientific method is really only the method for a tiny bit of...
May 27, 2021
We assume - but rarely name - the elephant in the room when we talk about consent: human dignity. ----- Grace Tame. Brittany Higgins. Chanel Contos. These young women have put consent and sexual assau...
May 20, 2021
“As a junior doctor I went to Ethiopia to work with my aunt in the desert area, and we were just wandering around the desert with camels, treating people under trees and shrubs and things in 50-degree...
May 13, 2021

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