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A Christian Perspective on the World Today
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On what would have been infamous cult leader Jim Jones’ 90th birthday, we critically assess whether modern-day Christian groups are using cult tactics.

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Episode 146 - How to deal with toxic friendships

Have you ever felt like something was "off" in one of your friendships? Maybe you felt drained, used or like you were putting too much ...
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Secrecy, shame and integrity: The struggle of being a celebrity

The recent death of television presenter Kylie Jay has highlighted once more that even celebrities are not immune from hidden health struggles. So why is it something we find so difficult to discuss?
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“Think of the children!”—Are video games harming us?

A recent Four Corners report has put video games in the news once again—framing them as highly addictive and predatory. But is this really the case?
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Compromise and the Right Price

Compromise isn't always a bad thing - but there's a delicate balance between finding a mutually beneficial agreement and sacrificing something which is important.
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How favourite colours, late dinners and unwashed clothes can get in the way of the ones who matter the most
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Did the Chauvin Trial Bring Justice For George Floyd?

With Derek Chauvin found guilty, many have celebrated - proclaiming that justice has been served. But what does justice even look like in today's society?
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The pillars of a great society: freedom of speech and religion

Freedom of speech: What is often considered a human right is also used by some to justify spreading hate speech and lies. Where is the line drawn?
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It can be hard to believe that an all-powerful, all-knowing God can care for you personally - but as the parable of the lost son tells us, this is indeed the case.
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The Good News In Grass

Keeping household plants alive in outback Broken Hill gives valuable insight into a life with Jesus.
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The winner takes it all

ABBA, weight loss and meaning—and discovering the truth about idols.
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Throughout the stages of our lives, friendships will come and go. But what do sociologists say is the time most conducive to building lasting relationships
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A Spectator of Your Own Life

When we get into the habit of procrastinating, it can make us feel like we're a passenger in our own body. Alina Kartman explains why this may be the case - and what you can do to solve it.
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Freedom from Gluten – The Insider’s Account of a Coeliac’s Life

For many people like Kylie Banks, abstaining from gluten isn’t about alternative eating “lifestyle” or “culture”. In the case of someone with an intolerance or allergy, eating gluten can have severe consequences.
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Moral machines?

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?
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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.
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Amongst the grunting of engines and squeal of tyres, Fast and Furious is the seventh-highest grossing film franchise ever. It’s what’s under the hood that counts though, and there are questions about how the films have influenced a generation of men.
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How do I know who my true self is?

Academy Award Best Picture winner Nomadland is a poem; following a rhythm ever more strange to the lives that we—those who have climbed onto the carousel of adult life and have discovered that we are no longer free to get off—are so used to.
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The Oscars and the ultimate prize

The 2021 Oscars brought more diversity than ever before, but also record-low television ratings. Is winning an Oscar as significant as it used to be?