Gospel Conversations

Gospel Conversations takes a creative approach to attaining a deeper understanding of the gospel and what it means to us today. Our speakers are not ministers, but range from a diverse community of Christian thinkers who lead their various fields of knowledge in history, design thinking, theology, philosophy, and organisational leadership—among others. Each month we host a live event in Sydney, then publish it as a podcast.


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episode 125: Knowing and Mystery speakers and talks

Brad Jersak (Feb 14th), Esther Lightcap Meek, Rikk Watts, Tony Golsby-Smith, Ron Winestock, & Leisa Aitken will help us explore "Knowing and Mystery"—2020 theme. Talks will include: —Is Design the new theology? —What is the Gospel's offer of hope to a po...


 2019-12-30  8m

episode 124: Hopkins &‘Inscape’

Gerard Manley Hopkins only lived a short life and he never published a single poem during his lifetime. However, this intense and brilliant Jesuit priest revolutionised forever how poetry was written and laid the foundations for twentieth-century poetry....


 2019-11-21  55m

episode 123: Coleridge—Unity and the Abrahamic Covenant

Sarah will extend our series on Poetry and Faith by taking us into the world of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the great philosopher and poet of Romanticism who lived at the tumultuous time of the French Revolution abroad and the Industrial Revolution at home....


 2019-10-30  56m

episode 122: Living in the Light of the Future: Universal Restoration and Practical Theology—Robin Parry

Robin's final talk in our series explores perhaps the most significant question of all: "How does a belief in universal salvation influence my life and service in the world—including things like evangelism, counselling, and taking funerals?" Robin is a p...


 2019-10-18  42m

episode 121: The Story of Salvation: A Narrative Theology of Hell—Robin Parry

In this third talk of our Hope and Hell conference, Robin paints a sweeping picture of the story of salvation beginning with creation and ending with the eschaton. He then poses the significant question—which fits best into this picture—hell or universal...


 2019-10-10  1h9m

episode 120: Hermeneutics and Hell: Biblical Interpretation and Universal Salvation—Robin Parry

Universal salvation raises the critically important question of how we read the Bible—or ‘hermeneutics’. That is what Robin covers in this talk. He sweeps us through a big landscape in three succinct waves—each bigger than the one before. Firstly he conf...


 2019-09-26  1h4m

episode 119: Why Poetry Is A Way Of Knowing God—Gwen Harwood's Poetry

Sarah’s talk is a celebration of the glory in the mundane. That is the theme of the two wondrous Gwen Harwood poems that Sarah takes us through. But this leads naturally onto a view of the incarnation—the ultimate revealing of glory in the mundane. And G...


 2019-09-14  52m

episode 118: Hope and Hell Conference—Universal Salvation: A Whistle-Stop Introduction—Rev Dr Robin Parry

Tony introduces Rev Dr Robin Parry by explaining what Gospel Conversations is all about—expanding our view of God and that means inquiring into mystery. The best way to inquire is to map out the landscape of a debate—and that is exactly what Robin does i...


 2019-07-22  1h10m

episode 117: How to Design an Eternal Universe—Quantum Theory Implications

Ron gives us a crash course in Quantum Theory and explains why it has profound implications for our understanding of reality and Creation's everlasting significance. As the father of Quantum Theory, Niels Bohr, famously stated: “Anyone who is not shocked...


 2019-06-21  1h2m

episode 116: Incarnation: How the Incarnation Defines Humanity (Part 2)

This is the second talk on the incarnation in which Tony develops the expansive picture of how the incarnation defines and secures the ultimate destiny of humanity. This expansive vision only makes sense in a big picture of the cosmos so that is where To...


 2019-05-16  58m