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Aus Table Talk

Five guys exploring their faith in conversation, Bible study and Interviews.

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Our relationship with God, our goals, our friendships and more are all effected by the season of life we inhabit. So we decided to start a new format called "Seasons of Life" where we get real honest about our lives and hopefully our experiences can equip and encourage you. This episode is about tertiary education and we hope you enjoy it. Even if it isn't relevant to you, you may be surprised to learn more of the stories that make us who we are.

Nov 22

1 hr 7 min

Does everything really happen for a reason? Or do things happen by chance? And if everything happens for a reason is God controlling every little moment in our lives?

Nov 15

1 hr 18 min

In this episode we have a special look at the words of Jesus often highlighted as red letters in your bible.

Nov 8

1 hr 11 min

For most of the world evolution is the unquestioned narrative to explain the world around us, but is it really the best interpretation of the evidence? We had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Don Batten of Creation Ministries international and talk about how the evidence stacks up. You can find out more from the CMI website https://creation.com/. You can connect with us through all the normal channels • https://austabletalk.com.au/ • Apple Podcasts http://tiny.cc/ApplePodcastATT • Spotify http://tiny.cc/SpotifyATT #evolution #creation #ministry #podcast #christianity #church #faith #friendship #bible #discuss

Nov 1

1 hr 7 min

How often do we double down on a disagreement rather than to agreeing to disagree? Or even demonise someone rather than trying to see why they believe, what they do; to see the humanity behind the belief rather than just thinking I am right they are wrong, and they are a bad person because they don’t agree. Ultimately, we need to be showing love to whomever we are disagreeing with.

Oct 25

1 hr 2 min

In this week’s episode we continue our Exodus 2.0 series, with the question of what issues drive the heart to pull away from church?

Oct 18

33 min 33 sec

In this week’s episode we continue our Exodus 2.0 series, with the question what pressures do we face as Christians to leave the church from the outside?

Oct 11

47 min 32 sec

In this week’s episode we start a new series called Exodus 2.0, why do young people leave the church? This is a topic that our church movement has struggled with and is a question many churches wrestle with. In part 1 we discuss issues that come from within the church which ultimately leads young people out the door.

Oct 4

51 min 42 sec

It is hard to believe we are at episode #200 and as we pass that milestone we decided it was time for a change.

Sep 27

32 min 21 sec

There are so many interpretations stacked around the mark of the beast. Many of which fan the flames of conspiracy while others totally deny the responsible reading of scripture. In this episode we dive past the "right answers" and look for the deeper principles at work.

Sep 20

1 hr 29 min

Deception is a common weapon in any evil playbook so it's no wonder Jesus had so much to say about it, but what about when satan tries to pull the ultimate masquerade and impersonate Jesus? How should we process that as Christians?

Sep 13

48 min 39 sec

Have you ever tried to cut a deal with God? How did it work out? In this episode we ask that question and look at How God really wants us to relate to him in those times of struggle.

Sep 6

40 min 55 sec

Most people who are pursuing a relationship with God rightfully fear pride, sometimes we even deflect the praise of others as a safety measure, is that a spiritually mature maneuver or are we missing something at the core of the issue?

Aug 30

47 min 50 sec

In this two-part episode we talk about resilience, and what it is and how we can intentionally build resilience up so that we can live better lives even through the bad times

Aug 23

39 min 55 sec

In this two-part episode we talk about resilience, and what it is and how we can intentionally build resilience up so that we can live better lives even through the bad times

Aug 16

36 min 22 sec

Eccumenism is a movement or tendency toward worldwide Christian unity or cooperation. While we would all agree that trying to work together in unity for the salvation of humanity is wonderful; the question is would do we find common ground and do we lose something of our faith’s identity when we do work together? 

Aug 9

33 min 59 sec

In this week’s episode we do a study on the word Sanctification and how it is a process of us becoming more Christ like, we can see a great example of God’s work in us in this process in the sanctuary

Aug 2

42 min

This episode is our first word study and in it we look at how the bible defines and explains submission, in particular with how we relate to God. We also compare that with the submission between our fellow human beings for example inter-generational submission.

Jul 26

53 min 25 sec

Christians spend so much energy trying to prove God is real. Is that even possible? and if it is, is it helpful? In this discussion we unpack those questions and have a good laugh along the way.

Jul 19

39 min 36 sec

Finding problems with churches is like a sport, people love it, and it has a degree of utility. Blindly praising a church is also easy, but it has little value. Being honest about the good and the bad is much more difficult and infinitely more helpful. We have focused on the bad in a previous series, in this one we are Balancing the discussion by looking for what was done well. In this week’s episode we talk about health and how when it is looked at in a holistic view it has a spiritual aspect which is important, as our health affects our walk with God.

Jul 12

40 min 30 sec

Finding problems with churches is like a sport, people love it, and it has a degree of utility. Blindly praising a church is also easy, but it has little value. Being honest about the good and the bad is much more difficult and infinitely more helpful. We have focused on the bad in a previous series, in this one we are Balancing the discussion by looking for what was done well. In this week’s episode we talk about health and how when it is looked at in a holistic view it has a spiritual aspect which is important, as our health affects our walk with God. 

Jul 5

45 min 43 sec

Finding problems with churches is like a sport, people love it and it has a degree of utility. Blindly praising a church is also easy, but it has little value. Being honest about the good and the bad is much more difficult and infinitely more helpful. We have focused on the bad in a previous series, in this one we are balancing the discussion by looking for what was done well. Today we are looking at True Education and how a holistic model allows for more rounded human beings that can relate to others better, rather than a specialist approach.

Jun 28

52 min 44 sec

Finding problems with churches is like a sport, people love it and it has a degree of utility. Blindly praising a church is also easy, but it has little value. Being honest about the good and the bad is much more difficult and infinitely more helpful. We have focused on the bad in a previous series, in this one we are Balancing the discussion by looking for what was done well. Today we are looking at theology!

Jun 21

51 min 28 sec

Often we talk a lot about the things the church messed up (which we should do if we are to improve) but this episode is our launch pad for a new series devoted to things the church got right. Some of them may surprise you, and If we have missed any, please let us know as always we want to hear your feedback.

Jun 14

35 min 18 sec

Matthew 24 has such relevance to us today, but so many people read it at a surface level and interpret it in a traditional way. While we are not saying that is incorrect, there is much more to it we don't talk about. Join us and read Matt 24 afresh.

Jun 7

53 min 37 sec

Euthanasia can be a polarising topic with passionate views no matter what side of the fence you sit on. In this conversation we attempt to put prejudice aside and talk about both sides of the issue. It is a heavy topic and obviously we talk about mortality and death in general, so consider that a warning if you are sensitive to the topic. If you are ready, jump into this ep with us!

May 31

1 hr 3 min

Have you ever tried to "Fake it 'till you make it"? was it effective? We break down what this looks like when applied to our faith, ways it might even be healthy and when it is not healthy how to escape the spiral.

May 24

41 min 10 sec

After 5 years we finally have a home. and we are moving to video, and there are a few things you need to know...https://austabletalk.com.au/give/

May 21

5 min 23 sec

The sexual binge and purge cycle is a silent brokenness that is carried around by so many. Including christians, pastors, men and women. We would even say that if you have never experienced it, you certainly know someone who has. This is a problem that thrives in darkness, so we are bringing a floodlight to the conversation.

May 17

50 min 46 sec

Mothers are the unsung heroes of our lives, it is all to rare that we pause to reflect on their power and value. In this episode we reflect on the role of mothers, our own experience and how we can relate to them the way God wants us to.

May 10

41 min 52 sec

What is your calling? is it the same thing as your career? should it be? This is exactly the question that was sent to us! So in this episode we process all these ideas and also share about our own callings.

May 3

50 min 41 sec

So many people wrestle with the idea of dating outside their faith community. In this episode we attempt to take a balanced look at the issue, avoid the dogma and provide some practical thoughts on how to approach this idea.

Apr 26

55 min 55 sec

We reflexively throw around the question "How are you" almost as a default polite greeting, never truly expecting an honest reply. In this episode we talk about the importance of digging past the surface and at the end we all answer the question truthfully.

Apr 19

58 min 52 sec

Managing relationships is always a challenge, and the rules of engagement get even more fuzzy when you add faith to the mix. Your theology inescapably alters how you relate to others. in this episode we try to make sense of it all and share some of our own experiences. We also welcome to the table for the very first time.... Matthew DeRossi!

Apr 12

1 hr 8 min

If God knows the heart and will save us as long as our motives are right, is bad theology really that dangerous? We unpack some false assumptions and explore the true place of theology, doctrine and Gospel.

Apr 5

39 min 52 sec

Your friend is going through a tough time. You want to be there for them but can't relate to their experience. How can we support them without coming off as insensitive, disinterested or pushy? That is exactly the question we tackle in this week's episode.

Mar 29

42 min 59 sec

Do you wish the Bible actually filled in the gaps about lesser known characters? us too! This episode is a fun journey through some of the unsung heroes of scripture.Warning: if you are not a fan of us having a good chuckle, maybe you should tune in another week 🤣

Mar 22

42 min 8 sec

Orhue joins us again for this week’s episode where we discuss the ultimate test; can we handle God’s blessings and still stay close to him?

Mar 15

44 min 9 sec

In this week’s episode we welcome Orhue on to the show and we discuss persecution and the Christian walk and if persecution is something that is a requirement to show that we are on the right path with God. Do we attract persecution by truly living out the principles of God, or do we bring it on ourselves through bad evangelism? Or perhaps the persecution that we saw in the bible came from bringing God to the world and by doing so up ended the social order of the day.

Mar 8

50 min 48 sec

Is our current way of doing church the best way we could be doing church and if not, how can it be improved? This is a question I’m sure all of us have asked at some point and in this week’s episode we explore our experiences and where we find our current way of doing church to be lacking as well as suggest some ideas that we would love to see explored to make our churches better.

Mar 1

35 min 30 sec

Is our current way of doing church the best way we could be doing church and if not, how can it be improved? This is a question I’m sure all of us have asked at some point and in this week’s episode we explore our experiences and where we find our current way of doing church to be lacking as well as suggest some ideas that we would love to see explored to make our churches better.

Feb 22

36 min 45 sec

In this week’s episode we talk about why it is so hard to change our minds, especially when it comes to things that are close to us and who we are. We are often so close minded particularly the older we get and its hard to stay open to new ideas; ideas that could improve our lives, give us new understanding or at the very least help us to understand the person expressing them better. With a new idea it can lead to being a good thing or a bad thing but if we are closed off, we will never know.

Feb 15

54 min 22 sec

The final part of this series addresses some of the solutions to the problem of spiritual burnout. Listen along as we explore things like stepping away for a season, reevaluating our lives, reviewing boundaries and restoring equilibrium to your experience.

Feb 8

1 hr 2 min

In this episode, we hear stories from George, Ruth and Sabrina - as well as the ATT regulars - about their experience with burnout. You may find yourself, as we did, resonating strongly with each other's experiences and feeling a little less alone in the struggle for balance. 

Feb 1

41 min 11 sec

Anyone who has been involved with church for a long period of time will be familiar with this topic because we often set up toxic systems that push well intentioned members to carry unreasonable loads. if you can relate this is the episode for you.

Jan 25

48 min 53 sec

In this week’s episode we talk about time management and how it can improve your life as a whole and your spiritual life, as well what sort of mistakes we made while working out how to become good time managers. It’s hard to find balance and not over do things in life and I don’t think any of us at ATT have really mastered that aspect of time management.

Jan 18

54 min 50 sec

In this no agenda episode we cover John 1:1-18 with our guest Diego and talk about how the story of Christ can be found in these few short verses. In Part 1 we discuss up to verse 9 and finish part way through talking about the verses 6-9 and how they connect to the light of Christ. In Part 2 we start our discussion about our John the Baptist was to be a witness of this light and set right the view of who God is in the same message of Elijah.

Jan 11

30 min 40 sec

In this no agenda episode we cover John 1:1-18 with our guest Diego and talk about how the story of Christ can be found in these few short verses. In Part 1 we discuss up to verse 9 and finish part way through talking about the verses 6-9 and how they connect to the light of Christ. In Part 2 we start our discussion about our John the Baptist was to be a witness of this light and set right the view of who God is in the same message of Elijah.

Jan 4

35 min 9 sec

Every year we like to take a step back and reflect on where we have been and break some exciting news about plans for the new year. This year it was also a celebration as it was a part of our first recording session together since Covid happened. WARNING: there is a lot of laughter, so I hope you can handle that 🤣

Dec 2020

34 min 56 sec

This was our first episode recording together in person since the lockdowns started so we are really excited to share it with you. It was one of our regular rapid-fire rounds (that was not particularly rapid🤣), full of questions straight from you! Including: Could satan be forgiven? How to build safe friendships and who would we pick out of history to have dinner with. We hope you enjoy! • http://www.austabletalk.com.au/4-in-40/• Apple Podcasts http://tiny.cc/ApplePodcastATT• Spotify http://tiny.cc/SpotifyATT#forgiveness #friendships #ministry #podcast #godislove #christianity #church #spirituality

Dec 2020

40 min 53 sec