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How can we make decisions and maintain our moral integrity in a complicated and compromised world? This collection of talks, dialogues articles and film reviews can help you make ethical decisions in this world and the world to come.

Subtitle: How do we make wise decisions?

Ep 161: Has capitalism failed?

The world is in economic turmoil and struggle. But what drives our economic system and is it broken? We get inside the boardrooms of big business and confront some big questions of wealth creation, inequality, and the drivers of prosperity in our world.

Ep 159: Why defend big insurance companies?

How can a person of integrity defend big wealthy companies? We ask some big questions of a lawyer about the role of law, justice, equity and judgement in a complex world.

Our guest: George Mallos is a partner in a law firm with over 40 years of experience in a wide range of matters. For almost 30 years he’s acted predominantly for large multinational insurers in general insurance.

The Report

Wisdom and Ethics

How do you determine your ethical lines?

3.5 out of 5 stars

For all of the fans of Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty, it may have been a surprise that "enhanced interrogation techniques” or EITs were being used to gather information from suspected terrorists by US agents. In the film, these modern techniques of torture used on prisoners were credited in the capture of Osama Bin Laden. After the film's release, information came out that it was more traditional means of interrogation that had really led to the information. The reports that stated different accounts had exaggerated the effectiveness of EITs.

Ministry Centre: Sydney

How do I avoid turning my life into a train wreck? | Allan Bulman

A practical and honest conversation offering some worthwhile nuggets of wisdom for living life well.

How do we make wise decisions?

The late Apple founder Steve Jobs once said that "you've got to find what you love" and that "the only way to do great work is to love what you do". Is this realistic? Should we do what we love and follow our dreams? How do we make wise decisions?

Our guest Allan Bulman (Director of the Takeovers Panel) is someone accustomed to expediting decisions for a living. Allan has observed the consequences of his own personal decisions and the decisions of others.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot review

Wisdom and Ethics

The name says it all, if you do not get the joke... Ask your kids!

What happened last night? Kabul happened.

Walking into the cinema...

It is not clear if this is a comedy or a wartime drama. It is based on the actual accounts of news correspondent Kim Barker's book, "The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan." Should we be laughing or taking it seriously?

Overall Rating: 3 stars

Cinematic rating: 3 stars

Bigger questions rating: 3 stars

Ministry Centre: Sydney

God deals with the past

Wisdom and Ethics

What do you do with regret? Do you ignore it or embrace it? Can we deal with our past?

I turned 40 recently so my past is starting to get a bit of foundation. Perhaps more than I’d like.

When I think about the past—my past—there are decisions I wish I’d made differently. There are conversations where I wish I’d either held my tongue or stopped biting it and spoken up. Sure, my past isn’t all bad. In fact lots of it is great. But there are things that could have been different. What do I do with those things?

What do we do with the past?

Ministry Centre: Brisbane

The Ethics of Scripture

David Ould, 21 Oct 2010

What is the biggest ethical dilemma in the bible?

17 As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. “Good teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

18 “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God alone. 19 You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, you shall not defraud, honour your father and mother.’[d]”