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Ep 164: How can we sing when it hurts?

Singer Dami Im shares how she finds comfort, peace, and purpose

The music industry offers acclaim, glitter, sequins and applause. Yet it may not allow expression of challenging or difficult emotions or feelings. Dami Im opens up and shares part of her story and some of the challenges of stardom and how she finds comfort, peace, and purpose.

The workplace post COVID 19? A faith perspective

Three principles to keep in mind as you transition back to the workplace

It’s been described as “the biggest shakeup of the Australian workplace since World War II”. In just a matter of weeks Australian workplaces have changed dramatically, both in terms of how and where we work.

But as COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease around the country, questions are inevitably beginning to be asked about what life will look like after the lockdown, particularly in terms of work.

In this presentation Life@Work National Manager Andrew Laird explores three principles to keep in mind as you transition back to the workplace.

Ep 163: How can Jesus really be the answer?

We live in a time of much fear, uncertainty and difficulty - we are suffering from a loss of control. Yet some claim that Jesus is the answer to our deepest fears and insecurities. But is this answer just too convenient and easy? We confront some big questions of the potential relevance of Jesus in our lives today. This show connects with the themes and ideas raised with the recent Edge event: Fear of the Future.

Sneak Peek at Sam Chan on Jesus and the future

Bigger Questions host Rob Martin chats with Russ Matthews who runs an initiative of City Bible Forum called The Edge. Like Bigger Questions, The Edge explores life's biggest questions and Rob and Russ reflect on a recent Edge event with Sam Chan and Natasha Moore.

Ep 162: How can I cope on Mother's Day without mum?

It's Mother's Day and an opportunity to honour and thank the mothers in our lives. But for many it's a day of sadness, grief and even regret. We explore the story of someone for whom this is their first mother's day without mum and how they find hope amidst the grief.

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 160: How can God be real when the world is so messed up?

At a young age Dan Paterson was faced with the brokenness of this world and it prompted a life journey exploring some of the biggest and most painful questions of life. Hear Dan's story and inspiring reflections on one of the biggest challenges of the human experience.

Our guest: Dan Paterson is an ordained pastor and was a speaker with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. Dan is based in Brisbane and regularly speaks to audiences across the belief spectrum on how the Christian message connects to life’s biggest questions, which makes him the ideal guest for Bigger Questions.

Ep 158: How does the resurrection offer hope in a Coronavirus world?

In the Coronavirus world there is much fear, uncertainty and despair. Yet this weekend is Easter - so what difference does Easter make today? Can it bring hope in this difficult time? We hear four stories of Easter hope amidst suffering (including a very special cameo from some very special people to host Rob Martin).

Is there an end to infectious disease? (with Covid-19 intro)

A timely conversation to mark the three year anniversary of Bigger Questions

Infectious disease is the topic of conversation at the moment. We explore the challenges and risks of infectious disease, vaccines and a hope for the future. A timely conversation to mark the three year anniversary of Bigger Questions.

Whilst this show was recorded some time back and we do focus on Tuberculosis (and the Ebola Virus to some extent) the show does anticipates many of the principles and themes present in our current Coronavirus pandemic, making the show more relevant than ever.

Ep 156: Can I get justice?

The quest for justice is a common human experience and we can get deeply embittered and frustrated when we don't get it. So how can we find true justice? A conversation confronting life's injustices where we find something bigger.

Our guest: Jennie Pakula works as a lawyer and is manager of Innovation and Consumer Engagement at Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner. She has been working in the legal profession for over 30 years.