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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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
In the latest book from the CPX team, Mark Stephens asks: why is it so hard to think well? --- “Pretty much, this book is a recount of all of the ways that I’ve failed at thinking. So it’s really a co...
May 6, 2021
Makoto Fujimura and the healing power of art and faith --------  Acclaimed artist Mako Fujimura talks to about the connection between beauty, art and faith. A particular emphasis is on the Japanese tr...
April 29, 2021
Why do Austen’s novels inspire an almost religious fervour? --- “There’s no one to touch Jane when you’re in a tight spot,” declares a character in the Kipling short story “The Janeites”, in which a g...
April 22, 2021
If Jesus offers wisdom for how to live, how necessary is the “Son of God” stuff? --- “I do think Jesus is a much more challenging figure than he is often presented to be. And a lot of the challenges h...
April 1, 2021

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