A Christian Perspective on the World Today
Simon Lister is an avid motorcycle tourer and a keen photographer. But it was only when UNICEF asked for his help that he was faced with the harsh realities of life.

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Episode 54 - Paradox

How is it that when the powerless speak, their words have a ring of truth and moral authority? It's the Jesus Paradox.

Perfect Storm

Climate change threatens to wipe large swathes of humanity off the map. How do we even make sense of this? And what should we do?

Australia and the Bible

The surprising truth about our cultural foundations

The Jesus paradox

There’s something deeply compelling in the courage of an apparently powerless person. Understanding this soul-response involves a journey to a hill crowned by a cross.
An ugly wasteland, an indomitable dream, an early retirement, a legacy of love. By Suvi Mahonen

No Laughing Matter

What are the early warning signs of dementia? And is there any way to prevent it in the first place? Vania Chew says the answers may be simpler than you think.

Are You a Workaholic?

Work is a big part of life—but can people be slaves to it? Bruce Manners goes through practical steps to prevent burnout.
A marital breakup is hard on kids—and parents. What can dads do to ensure they continue to be a positive influence?

Consoling faith

Critics sometimes deride religious faith as a crutch for the weak. They may have a point, but there’s more to the story.

Getting along like a house on fire

Jesus prayed that His followers would have true unity.
It’s the only culinary tradition included as part of UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Natural ways to reduce inflammation

There are two types of inflammation—one can heal, one can kill.

The positives of failure

We all mess up. What matters is what we do next.
Mainstream science is clear: the miracle of life took billions of years to evolve. But what if the data suggest something else altogether?

Beautiful maths

The greatest mind of the 20th century said he found God in music. Ty Gibson explains.

Killing Time

In our increasingly safe and sanitised Western culture, we turn to gaming and movies to satisfy our thirst for blood. But, asks Mark Hadley, how is violent entertainment affecting us?
The constant negative themes running through popular culture are concerning. Is there a better way?

To the glory of God alone

You're probably heard the Hallelujah chorus, or even the whole of Handel's Messiah. But what's the story behind the music?

Anzac soldiers speak

Book Review: Anzac Spirituality: The First AIF Soldiers Speak, by Daniel Reynaud