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49 minutes | 3 days ago
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 effort in? Chances are that friendship might be "toxic". There are some things you can do about it. . . Photo credit: Obie Fernandez
30 minutes | 7 days ago
Episode 145 - How my Coeliac Disease changed everything
1 in 70 Australians and 1 in 100 New Zealanders have been diagnosed with Coeliac Disease. Those with a gluten intolerance or Coeliac Disease can initially find themselves asking, "what can I eat?", "where can I eat?" and "how will this affect my life?" Kylie Banks, a lifelong sufferer that was only recently diagnosed with Coeliac Disease, shares a few things she has learnt. Photo: Wesual Click
26 minutes | 14 days ago
Episode 144 - Reconciling with my mum
Overcoming complications in a parent-child relationship is one of the most important parts of growing up. In the lead up to Mother's Day, Maryellen Hacko shares why learning from her mum's life experiences has been invaluable.
29 minutes | 24 days ago
Episode 143 - ANZAC Day's complicated past
ANZAC Day traditionally remembers Australians and New Zealanders who have fought and died for their countries. But does "remembering" include condoning the act of war and the ethical dilemmas that come with it? We explore the issue with historian Daniel Reynaud, who has published multiple books on the ANZAC legend.
30 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 142 - The Deepfake dilemma
Deepfakes involve putting a person's ultra-realistic likeness and voice into videos where they are not present. Tom Cruise, George Lucas and even president Barack Obama have all been deepfaked. Can this new technology unsettle the world?
60 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 141 - What is the origin of life?
Did life first originate in a floating spore, a pond or as a result of an intelligent designer? Australian scientist Dr John Ashton looks at the evidence, and weighs it against the question—what are the chances that life can be formed out of non-living organisms? Photo credit: Hisu Lee
48 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 140 - The truth about pornography
As homes locked down all over the world, Onlyfans—a website popular with online pornography—has made worldwide headlines. What seems like an easy money-making scheme raises serious ethical questions for both creator and consumer . . . Photo: Noah Buscher
41 minutes | 3 months ago
Where did the Universe come from?
Big bang, creation or something in between? Dr Sven Ostring unpacks theories about the origins of the universe, and where we can find answers. Photo credit: NASA.
29 minutes | 3 months ago
When to compete, when to cooperate?
When should we cooperate or stand our ground? What would that look like at a global level of international politics with critical issues like climate change and human rights? Mark Delaney joins us this week in search of an answer. Photo credit: Bill Oxford
30 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 137 - The Ultimate Christmas gift
Christmas in 2020 will be unlike any other. Many around Australia will be spending December 25 away from family in other states. This year has already provided opportunity for many to slow down and refocus their priorities. As we head into the Christmas silly season, Nathan Brown guides us through honing in on why this celebration matters—and how it can shape our life after December 25.
27 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 136 - The University assignment that changed lives
Jessica Krause and her classmates decided to tackle "pandemic" domestic violence in Papua New Guinea for a tertiary assignment. Long after her grades arrived, the project is still changing lives.
48 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 135 - Do you support slavery?
There's no doubt about it—slavery is wrong. Ask the average person on the street and they'll agree with you. But are we supporting it in other ways, like . . . through our shopping? Or our silence on the issue? In his last Signs of the Times Radio show as host, Kent asks Fuzz Kitto those very questions. Photo credit: Johannes Krupinski
30 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 134 - Follow the light
You may have heard about near-death experiences; where people who are declared deceased remember entering another realm before waking up on earth. It's a highly debated topic. What's the scientific explanation? Or the spiritual one? Photo credit: PxFuel
30 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 133 - Mums need mums
Being a mum can be isolating at the best of times. What mums need is to connect with other women going through similar experiences, which is exactly what the Mums At The Table project enables. And maybe it's not just mums who need connection and support . . .
28 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 132 - Jeffrey Epstein's Justice?
The untimely death of accused serial abuser Jeffery Epstein has caused anguish among those who wanted to see him face a courtroom and be forced to reveal just how far the tentacles of his abuse networks extended. More than ever, we need a God of love and justice.
30 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 131 - What is church?
What comes to mind when you hear the word "church"? An historical artefact or Hillsong? How about a grassroots movement of people making a difference in their local communities? That's what the leader of the Adventist Church in Sydney wants to see. Image: Nina Strehl_Unsplash
26 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 130 - The truth about death
The various beliefs about death and the afterlife seem trivial and irrelevant to many of us. That is, until we encounter the reality of death within our own circle. That's when it suddenly becomes important to get to the truth. Sydney's "Aussie pastor" Lloyd Grolimund says the Bible offers clear answers. Image: Unsplash_Ante Samarzija
28 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 129 - Who can predict the future?
Did clairvoyant Sylvia Browne accurately predict coronavirus 12 years ago? What was the source of Paul the Octopus's uncanny ability to pick World Cup football winners? And how could an ancient Hebrew prophet sketch the outlines of Jesus' biography, centuries before He was born? Image: Unsplash_Jonathan Sebastiao
29 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 128 - The problem with guilt
Guilt has gone out of fashion—in some circles making someone feel guilty is the ultimate social faux pas. It turns out that we're still afflicted by guilt, but many of us don't know how to deal with it in a healthy way. What can ancient biblical traditions teach us about the problem of guilt and the power of forgiveness? Image: Unsplash_Jacqueline Day
30 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 127 - Who's the true Messiah?
The major world religions seem so different from one another, but it turns out that each of them is awaiting the return of a Chosen One who will mark the end of the world's history as we know it. Are they all talking about the same prophetic figure, or not? Image credit: Phovius_Unsplash
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