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GFC2: have we learnt anything yet?

Just when we thought it was safe to dive into the markets, the prospect of another crisis has loomed again

Ross Gittins has been the economics editor of the Sydney Morning Herald since 1978. In 2008 he was made a member of the Order of Australia for service to journalism as a commentator on economics.

Tim Harcourt the author of The Airport Economist, is the first J.W. Neville Fellow in Economics at the Australian School of Business at UNSW. For over a decade he was the first chief economist of Austrade.

Questions you can't ask in public

Even when "anything goes", some topics remain awkward to discuss
Repeats every week 4 times except Wed Aug 15 2012. Also includes Thu Aug 16 2012.
Monday August 3rd, 10.12pm to Wednesday August 15th, 1.45pm, Monday August 3rd, 10.12pm to Thursday August 16th, 1.45pm, Monday August 3rd, 10.12pm to Wednesday August 22nd, 1.45pm, Monday August 3rd, 10.12pm to Wednesday August 29th, 1.45pm, Monday August 3rd, 10.12pm to Wednesday September 5th, 1.45pm
Photo credit: Shh, by Ye Olde Wig Shoppe, on flickr.com

There are some topics that are awkward to discuss. One of those is religion. So we thought we'd break the ice with four discussions on “spirituality” and “peace”.

August 16 Why won't religion die? (Ian Powell)

The great Enlightenment thinkers imagined a future without religion. Yet over two hundred years later, religion and spirituality are doing fine. Why won't religion die?

August 22 The trouble with peace (Ian Powell)

Audience: General
Ministry Centre: Sydney

Everything is not enough

What can you give the person who has everything?
Monday August 3rd, 10.12pm to Wednesday August 8th, 1.45pm
Photo credit: Money is not everything, by Sudipto Sarkar, on flickr.com

What can you give the person who has everything?

One of the paradoxes of acquiring stuff is that no matter how much stuff we have, it's never enough. Jesus often spoke about this paradox of wealth, and about what's really important in life.

At the Greenwood Hotel on Wednesday August 8, David Ould will discuss one of Jesus' parables, about a man who had everything. Yet it wasn't enough.

Audience: General
Ministry Centre: Sydney

GFC2: have we learnt anything yet?

Just when we thought it was safe to dive into the markets, the prospect of another crisis has loomed again

Just when we thought it was safe to dive into the markets, the prospect of another crisis has loomed again. Or have the problems of 2008 never really been resolved? The Forum examines whether this is just another cycle or a seismic shift in the world economy.

City Bible Forum Weekend Away 2012

5 October - 7 October 2012 in the Blue Mountains

"Where is God when life is hard?"

"God, this is not how I would write the script!"

All of us will have hard times in our life; disappointments, sickness, discouragement, being let down by people.

Where is God when this happens and what difference does following Jesus make?The story of Joseph (Genesis 370-50) gives amazing insights into human nature, evil and the power of God to learning about his ultimate good.

Ministry Centre: Sydney

Weekend away

A great weekend in the Blue Mountains for you, your family and friends
Monday August 3rd, 10.12pm to Sunday October 7th, 2.00pm
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"Where is God when life is hard?"

All of us will have hard times in our life; disappointments, sickness, discouragement, being let down by people.

Where is God when this happens and what difference does following Jesus make? The story of Joseph (Genesis 37-50) gives amazing insights into human nature, evil and the power of God.

You're invited to a great weekend in the Blue Mountains where we'll get to know Joseph ("The Slave who ran an empire") and the God he served.

When: 5 October - 7 October 2012

Audience: General
Ministry Centre: Sydney

How to know God Dinner

Do you know God? Or more importantly does God know (accept) you?

Do you know God? Or more importantly does God know (accept) you? Come and join us for dinner and find out how this is possible. Make a fresh start with God on the night. More info and Register

When Thursday 18 October. 6.00-8.30pm (Dinner at 6.30pm).

Ministry Centre: Sydney

How to know God - dinner

Do you know God? Or more importantly does God know (accept) you?
Monday August 3rd, 10.12pm to Thursday October 18th, 8.30pm
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Do you know God? Or more importantly does God know (accept) you? Come and join us for dinner and find out how this is possible. Make a fresh start with God on the night. Register here

Audience: General
Ministry Centre: Sydney