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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British writer Francis Spufford talks about heartbreak and loss, hope and eternity, in his latest novel, Light Perpetual. --------- In November 1944, a German V2 missile obliterated a Woolworths store...
February 25, 2021
Acclaimed author Susannah McFarlane on meeting her birth mother and then, to her great dismay, God.  — The EJ12 Girl Hero series, the EJ Spy School Series, D-Bot Squad, Boy vs Beast, Go Girl!, and Zac...
February 18, 2021
Do you have a soul? What is soul/a soul/the soul? We talk as though it’s a real thing: you can sell your soul, search your soul, keep body and soul together, not tell a soul, be the life and soul of t...
February 11, 2021
Dom Knight's 2020 Dictionary provides a light-hearted (and at points serious) look back at the most extraordinary of years.
February 4, 2021
As we come to the end of the year that seemed like it might never end, the CPX team gets together for one last episode. We talk about the year that was - including Megxit, impeachment, Netflix, and zo...
December 17, 2020
What do neuroscience, philosophy, and theology have to say about the mystery of human consciousness?   “Even if we come up with a beautiful elegant neuroscience of consciousness - which I hope we do -...
December 10, 2020
Three stories of ordinary people, and the extraordinary care they take of people in their lives. For 11 years, Diana Aitken has been part of the soup kitchen at St Matthew’s Anglican Church in Manly, ...
December 3, 2020
From who gets an ICU bed to volunteering for a vaccine trial, ethics in the time of COVID is a complicated business. “Sometimes we fall into the trap of thinking that life is mostly ethically neutral ...
November 26, 2020
Krish Kandiah tells us about the joys and challenges of caring for children in great need. 'Well, we got this call late on a Friday afternoon. And you know that the local social services are in troubl...
November 19, 2020
Jazz, haiku, marriage: do limits hem us in, or make us more free?  “I've heard people say, ‘Oh, jazz must be easy. You can just play anything you want.’ But actually, jazz is very difficult, because y...
November 12, 2020

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