Open House is a talk programme that looks at news, current affairs and issues from a Christian perspective. Open House covers local and world events with perspectives and insights not heard elsewhere, informed by a Christian worldview.As host Stephen ODoherty puts it, Open House looks at life through the lens of faith and points to hope. Open House is live from 7 pm 10 pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) on Sunday night.Visit the Open House show page for more information
Giving the World a Better Name - Understanding Our Calling13/09/2018 Duración: 29min
How should Christians approach their calling? As image-bearers of a creative and loving God our role is to give the world a better name. That's according to author, pastor and theologian Brian Harris. Listen to his conversation with Stephen O'Doherty.
The Long Road from Cherbourg Aboriginal Mission to Justice12/09/2018 Duración: 01h02min
Aboriginal Elder Aunty Jean Phillips ,Common Grace aboriginal spokesperson Brooke Prentice and Common Grace CEO, Scott Sanders, join Stephen O'Doherty for an extended conversation about what justice for Australia's first peoples might look like and the role of churches in that long journey.
Would You Pay Ten Cents A Litre More For Milk To Help Dairy Farmers?09/09/2018 Duración: 11min
President of the Queensland Dairyfarmers Organisation, Brian Tessman,told Open House that the retail giants are profiting from milk production to the detriment of dairy farmers, leaving many farmers struggling to feed their stock and keep their farms profitable. He says a ten cent per litre Drought Levy the organisation is proposing is an important way to help dairy farmers suffering drought and low farmgate prices.
Like Nothing You Have Ever Seen: Printed, Wafer Thin, Recyclable Solar Cells07/09/2018 Duración: 10min
The future truly is right now. University of Newcastle Physics Professor, Paul Dastoor, spoke to Open House about the super lightweight, printable, recyclable solar cells his team have invented. 300 times lighter than ordinary solar cells they have been 15 years in the making but represent a huge energy revolution.
John McCain, Patriot, Statesman and US Senator Laid to Rest07/09/2018
The death of US Senator John McCain from brain cancer marked the end of life of public service for a man whose faith helped him endure five and a half years as a Prisoner of War in Vietnam. He was eulogised by all the living US Presidents, most of whom attended his funeral service. He had many long term friendships, many with political opponents. However, there was one person he never got along with, current President Donald Trump. The animosity was mutual which was made clear by the funeral arrangements and the official White house response to Senator McCain's passing.
What makes a disease a disease? Sometimes We Get it Wrong.05/09/2018 Duración: 23min
In a world where illness seems to be everywhere, where does failing biology stop and personal responsibility begin? On Open House author of Unwell, Mike McRae, explored the nature of illness and disease.
Listen Deeply, Celebrate Creation in September05/09/2018 Duración: 12min
Christian movement Common Grace is inviting Australians to share in the wonder of creation with a series of reflections and other resources from their climate justice team. On Open House, Common Grace CEO, Scott Sanders talked about the 'Overview Effect'. It is the name given to the experience astronauts have when they leave the Earth and look back to see the planet hanging in space.
My Kind of Doctor: "It's Only Too Much Coffee When It Hurts Your Wallet"05/09/2018 Duración: 14min
An expert explains how good - or bad - coffee really is. And why the coffee dependents among us get a headache if we miss our morning cuppa.
Is a US Court Decision, Linking Weedkiller and Cancer, Fake News?04/09/2018 Duración: 19min
Weedkiller glyphosate, better know by the trade name Roundup, has been in use globally for about 40 years. What will be the impact of a multi-million dollar judgement in favour of a man claiming the chemical caused his cancer. Is the chemical dangerous or is fake news at work? Professor Jim Pratley told Open House the chemical is safe when used correctly and that banning glyphosate would severely impact world food supply.
Catholic Church Response to the Royal Commission; "The Church has learned, it is changing and it will continue to change."04/09/2018 Duración: 16min
Catholic leaders have published a report responding to the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. They have vowed that the Church’s shameful history will never be repeated. Father Frank Brennan is a Jesuit Priest, outspoken social justice advocate and also a lawyer. He told Open House that calls to end the secrecy of confession misunderstand the nature of Catholic confession.
"Every AM, Pray For Your PM!" - Scott Morrison's Former Pastor on the Challenges of Leadership04/09/2018 Duración: 20min
Scott Morrison's former pastor says Christians are perfectly entitled to comment on the actions of Australia's new PM, but they should first pray for him. his office and his colleagues.
The Irrigation Paradox - Governments Must Act Now or Face a Global Water Tragedy29/08/2018 Duración: 19min
A new study led by The Australian National University (ANU) has found government policies around the world that aim to reduce water consumption through improved irrigation efficiency in agriculture may actually be having the opposite effect. Professor Quentin Grafton told Open House the irrigation paradox means governments must act now or face a global water tragedy.
Eighteen is Too Young to Fend for Yourself29/08/2018
In Australia, children in state care leave care when they turn eighteen. Legally they are adults, but are we expecting too much of them and setting them up for a life of failure and disadvantage? On Open House, Paul McDonald of Anglicare Victoria and chair of The Home Stretch explained that within a year, half of care leavers will be homeless, in trouble with the law or a new parent.
"We Showed No Care For the Little Ones" Pope's Letter To All Catholics Acknowledges And Condemns Abuse29/08/2018
The Catholic church is facing sexual abuse crises in several countries, Pope Francis has issued an unprecedented letter to all Catholics about sexual abuse. The Pope asked "the People of God" to help root out "this culture of death" and vowed there would be no more cover ups. "We showed no care for the little ones; we abandoned them,” the Pope said. Open House talked to Fr Brian Lucas about the impact of abuse scandals in Australia and globally.
#KidsOffNauru Campaign Puts Faces to the Children Who have Lived Their Whole Life in Immigration Detention29/08/2018
Photographs of children who have spent their entire life on Nauru were released at the launch of the #KidsOffNauru Coalition. CEO of World Vision, Claire Rogers told Open House the coalition of humanitarian, refugee, church and human rights organisations want to see the 119 children currently on Nauru released by Universal Children’s Day, November 20, at the latest.