100 episodes

Religion: it’s at the centre of world affairs, but profound questions still remain. Why are you here? What happens when you die? Does God matter? God Forbid seeks the answers.

God Forbid ABC Podcasts

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.6 • 143 Ratings

Religion: it’s at the centre of world affairs, but profound questions still remain. Why are you here? What happens when you die? Does God matter? God Forbid seeks the answers.

    Can reality TV be more than a spectacle?

    Can reality TV be more than a spectacle?

    Love it or hate it – reality TV is now ubiquitous. We tend to think of the genre as a waste of time, but could there be something more to it? James Carleton and the God Forbid panel explore the ethical considerations that go into making and consuming some of the world’s most popular entertainment.

    • 54 min
    Supporting veterans during and after service - Anzac Day 2021

    Supporting veterans during and after service - Anzac Day 2021

    Commemorating Anzac Day ties us to every Anzac Day that has come before. This year, James Carleton and the God Forbid panel discuss military ethics and chaplaincy as Australia’s longest war – in Afghanistan – comes to an end.

    • 54 min
    Is doubt the death of faith?

    Is doubt the death of faith?

    What's it like to question your foundational beliefs about life, death, God and the universe? Does doubt pave the way to a more robust faith — or a way to unshackle ourselves from religion altogether? Join Justine Toh and our panel as they wrestle with unbelief — the big and the personal questions.

    • 54 min
    Singled out — being unmarried and religious

    Singled out — being unmarried and religious

    "Why aren't you married yet?" Being single is a stigma in faith-based communities which extol marriage and family. Guest host Justine Toh and the God Forbid panel explore why being single doesn't mean going it alone.

    • 54 min
    Exploring sacrifice at Easter

    Exploring sacrifice at Easter

    At Easter, Christians say Jesus died for the sins of the world, only to be resurrected three days later. On God Forbid, James Carleton and the panelists explore concepts of sacrifice throughout Christian history.

     

    • 54 min
    The future of faith – ministry with Gen Z

    The future of faith – ministry with Gen Z

    In many ways, young people who attend places of worship today are vastly different to those who attended decades ago. A new generation isn’t just attending in person, but also via online platforms like messaging, podcasts and even game streaming services. On God Forbid, James Carleton and the panel explore how Gen Z is engaging with religion, and how faith groups are responding.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
143 Ratings

143 Ratings

chateau10 ,

Excellent podcast

Thank you for a fantastic podcast.

Anonymous epicness ,

James Carlton is great.

Intelligent, informative but also witty and funny.

nungala ,

As always brilliant

Love this series .. James is a great moderator.. love to know what he thinks personally at the end of the program .. the GF website is a wealth of thought provoking moments ..certainly fills my cup 🙏💜

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