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A Christian Perspective on the World Today
Is life on our planet doomed? Will history come to an end? Science suggests it could well happen.

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Episode 101 - The problem with plastic

Time and again, human innovation has delivered unexpected side-effects. What can we learn from the story of plastic? Photo: Unsplash—Jasmin Sessler

Not-so-fantastic plastic

The technological marvel of the twentieth century that is synthetic plastic has proven to have knock-on effects that no-one saw coming. Are there any useful solutions on the way?

My first cruise

Turquoise tropical lagoons, swaying palms . . . but you may have to sleep on the floor, and don’t forget to bring the medical supplies!
So many families are struggling financially, drowning in debt with no rescue in sight. Could the solution be as close as the church down the street?

Setting captives free

More than 40 million women, children and men are in slavery today. One man tells the story of how God “nudged” him to take up the fight against injustice.

25 million reasons

How three brothers do their part to effect change.
As levels of loneliness climb to epidemic levels, is it time to take a second look at an ancient institution?

The power of the cross

It’s the most recognisable symbol on earth and yet one early Christian leader admitted that following the crucified Jesus makes no sense—except for what happened next.

Fighting FOMO

You’ll never keep up. You’ll never have enough. You’ll never be enough. It’s time to opt out of the relentless cycle of more, more, more.
Heading for the pantry? You might want to wait a moment...

Meat the alternative

What exactly are meat alternatives? Are they better for the planet? Are they really better for me?

Grief: some commonsense answers

We all experience grief and loss, but somehow there’s confusion about the “right way” to grieve. Let’s get some facts straight and note some useful and practical tips.
Technology is advancing in leaps and bounds. But the thorny problem of ethics remains: if humans can’t even get it right, how are we expected to teach a computer the difference between right and wrong?

Remembering the Earth landing

Reflecting on the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, Bruce Manners observes that in the big picture—of the universe—Earth is insignificant. But not to God.

How old is life? The biological evidence

Mainstream science is clear: the miracle of life took billions of years to evolve. But what if the data suggest something else altogether?
Amid war-torn Afghanistan, an Australian writer discovers a dedicated group of young people who want to fight back . . . with peace.

The long, harrowing, bloody history of persecution of Christians

A new book chronicles two millennia of hostility towards Christianity.

Not a perfect story

Anna McGahan’s Metanoia is an unflinchingly honest memoir of her journey in the arts, femininity and transforming faith.