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Bigger questions

City Bible Forum explores some of life's biggest questions. Perhaps you are considering where God might fit into your life. Our aim is to explore this with you in an open manner that is enjoyable, intellectually credible and which meets the needs of professional life. We love to discuss the relevance of God and the many obstacles to faith people have. We do this in a variety of forums and discussion groups over breakfast, lunch and after work at many different city venues. We are active in every state capital and in Canberra.

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Dystopia: what are you afraid of? | Shane Rogerson & Stephanie Gear

Chernobyl, Handmaid's Tale, 1984 - there is a resurgence of dystopian fiction in our culture. Why is fear so powerful? We explore and engage the big questions dystopia raises for us.

29mins

22 Jun 2019

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Ep 131: Why do we explore space? | Jonathan Clarke, Dianne McGrath & James Murray

It's been 50 years since the moon landing and we reflect on what was achieved in that momentous event.

29mins

20 Jul 2019

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Ep 133: When do miracles happen? | Linda Bailey

Miracles Day is approaching and we talk with a woman who used to be amazed at the difference this 'miracle' made to people. Yet, Linda's personal journey was a struggle for one particular miracle in her life. However, one day something very surprising happened. A very special conversation with an unexpected twist.

29mins

10 Aug 2019

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Are the Gospels historical? | Mike Bird

Is the Bible a myth, full of fairy stories? Did the events recorded there really happen? Does it even matter?

27mins

3 Aug 2019

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Ep: 141 Why can't I be happy? | Angela Cook

In world that loves being happy - why do I feel depressed?

28mins

12 Oct 2019

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Ep 140: What's life all about? | David Cook

Is life about pleasure, happiness, accumulating things or perhaps something more?

29mins

5 Oct 2019

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Ep 139: How do I make my mark? | Steve Lawrence

It's footy finals time so we speak with former Premiership footballer Steve Lawrence about footy, faith and making a difference in life. He shares how something greater helped him make his mark and made an extraordinary leadership decision that impacted many people. An inspiring conversation.

27mins

21 Sep 2019

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Is there hope in the slums of the world? | Diane Judge

Diana Judge was a senior global executive who had a dramatic encounter in India which inspired her to give up her successful career in order to work with the world's poor. Why would she do that? An inspiring conversation.

27mins

8 Jun 2019

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Ep 129: Can we win the war on waste? | Jonathan Cornford

The popular ABC documentary War on Waste highlighted big waste challenges in our culture. But why do we even need a war? What is driving our waste problems? With World Environment Day approaching, this is a thoughtful conversation that deals with a load of rubbish.

27mins

1 Jun 2019

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Ep 135: Why give voice to the voiceless? | Esther Bird

What motivates someone to care?

27mins

24 Aug 2019

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Ep 130: Is the death of Christianity in Australia a good thing? | Al Stewart

Australia has a Christian past, yet today 'no religion' is the single largest religious group in our country. Christian influence on our culture is waning. Should this passing be mourned or celebrated? Al's views will surprise you.

27mins

15 Jun 2019

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Ep 134: How can these scientists believe in God? | Michael Smith, Christina Smith, Simon Angus, Jonathan Clarke, Jennifer Wiseman & Luke Barnes

Relationship of science to God and what persuaded them to believe in something bigger

29mins

17 Aug 2019

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Ep 132: Do we need God in outer space? | Jonathan Clarke

The necessity of God in an expanding universe

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27 Jul 2019

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Ep 136: How do I handle difficult colleagues? | Andrew Laird & Ben

How can I handle a workplace bully and offer radical wisdom to respond?

29mins

31 Aug 2019

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Ep 142: Is science the answer? | Adam Humphries

Science is a powerful tool, but is it all we need?

27mins

19 Oct 2019

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Ep 137: Is the Genesis account of creation simply a myth? | Andrew Brown

The fundamental questions of human origins

29mins

7 Sep 2019

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Ep 138: How do I know what's real? | Katherine Canobi

Virtual reality and social media challenge our conceptions of reality. So how do we develop authentic relationships?

29mins

14 Sep 2019

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

with Masterchef Kate Bracks

27mins

6 Jul 2019

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Is religion for fools? | Bill Medley

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

28mins

29 Jun 2019

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Is it logical to believe in God? | Greg Restall

Atheist Ricky Gervais says that the 'very definition' of God is a logical impossibility in this universe. Is he right?

29mins

13 Jul 2019

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