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Is it logical to believe in God?

In 2010 in the Wall Street Journal, outspoken atheist comedian Ricky Gervais said,

“I don’t believe in God because there is absolutely no scientific evidence for his existence and from what I’ve heard the very definition is a logical impossibility in this known universe”

Is Ricky Gervais right, or is it logical to believe in God?

We ask Professor Greg Restall some Bigger Questions.

A conversation on human dignity and the future of work

Listen in on a conversation held in Perth between Kara Martin and Stephen McAlpine on issues of human dignity and the future of work.

In this discussion, Kara and Steve explores issues such as:

  • the changing nature of work with the emergence of technology and the growing 'gig economy'
  • artificial intelligence and automation
  • what is work? is paid work a basic human right?

This discussion was recorded in front of a live audience at an event held at the Platform in Perth, Western Australia in May 2019.


Confidence…in suffering?

Can we really be confident in God’s purposes in any and every situation? Not just the good times but the bad times as well?

At City Legal Kanishka Raffel considers the foundations of confidence that followers of Jesus can have.

And we reach the climax of our series in the eighth chapter of the famous letter to the Romans as we see how we can have confidence in God’s purposes in any situation.

How does an encounter with Jesus answer life's big questions?

with Masterchef Kate Bracks

What is it like being on Masterchef? Where did Kate Bracks get her love of food from? What convinced her to be a follower of Jesus?

In this episode, host Robert Martin speaks with 2011 Masterchef winner Kate Bracks. Kate shares about her journey on Masterchef and something of her journey with God. She shares about what makes the Christian God unique and clears up some misconceptions about Jesus.

How does a Masterchef react to "Taste and See that the Lord is good"? Listen and find out.

Get unstuck one day at a time

What would it take for you to get to the end of today and feel satisfied? This talk considers what it looks like to live the lif

We have particular things that we are looking forward to whether it is achieving goals, going on holidays or just stopping for a coffee break... but what does it look like to live the life you were made for day by day even in the midst of the daily grind?

Is religion for fools?

Mark Twain allegedly claimed that ‘Religion was invented when the first con man met the first fool.” Is religion for fools?

Bill Medley was a religious skeptic who investigated the five major world religions. He attempted to see what can be known, if anything, about a God. Are all religions the same? What made Jesus different?

Get unstuck in a distraction free zone

What does it look like to live a full life? For many of us a danger is that our lives are filled with things that distract us fr

In our 'Unstuck' series we've been considering the Bibles take on what it means to get unstuck and live the life you were made for. This talk considers how the Bible's vision for life helps us identify distractions that stop us from living the lives we were made for.

Get unstuck with the right mentor

Have you ever felt stuck, like something was stopping you from being what you were made to be? Could the right mentor help us?

The experience and insights from someone with more experienced can be incredibly helpful. The right mentor can be a great asset to getting unstuck. But what happens when your mentor looks like a disaster? Do their words have any weight? This week we consider Paul and what the Colossians learn from him in circumstances that don't appear to be worth emulating.


Confidence…in suffering?

Will your confidence be dented as you face life’s inevitable difficulties and setbacks?

Earlier this year at City Legal Kanishka Raffel considered the foundations of confidence that followers of Jesus can have. This week we’ll consider how these foundations can allow us to maintain and even gain confidence in the midst of suffering.

Kanishka picks up his series in the eighth chapter of the famous letter to the Romans.

What’s the point when life’s just a series of Facebook memories?

A Common Destiny?

With the sixth ‘Terminator’ movie due to be released later this year, the notion of a ‘Judgment Day’ may well ‘be back’ on the agenda. What possible good could come from a real judgment day? At City Legal, Al Stewart finishes his series by speaking about some ancient wisdom which may well be the antidote to the existential angst that grips our society…