Undeceptions

undeceive: to free from deception, illusion or error

Every week on Undeceptions, we’ll explore some aspect of life, faith, history, culture, or ethics that is either much misunderstood or mostly forgotten. With the help of people who know what they’re talking about, we’ll be trying to ‘undeceive ourselves’, and let the truth ‘out’.

Episodes // Season 1

Historical Jesus

This episode, we've put John Dickson in the hot seat to talk about his new book: Is Jesus History. Anita Savage is our guest host, and she grills John on one of the greatest questions out there: did Jesus really exist? (read more)

Cybersex trafficking

This episode of Undeceptions was a difficult one for us to make. But we believe it's an important one. It's a myth that there's no such thing as slavery in modern times. And just as Christians were at the forefront of anti-slavery work way back in the 5th century, and again in the 19th century, we’ll be speaking to today’s heroes, continuing that tradition and fighting for the absolute end of slavery in their lifetime. (read more)

Gospel truth

In episode 7 we ask Dr Peter Williams, author and academic from Cambridge, can we really trust the Gospels in the Bible? And how do the gospels - considered our best evidence for the existence of Jesus - stack up against the evidence for other historical figures of the day? (read more)

Rational universe

We speak with one of the world's top theoretical physicists, Professor Ard Louis, about whether it's really true that the more we discover about life from a scientific perspective, the less we need God. (read more)

Social capital

Federal MP Andrew Leigh says Australians are disconnected. And he thinks the decline of religion - amongst a few factors - is making social cohesion worse. Andrew is an atheist, which made John Dickson want to speak to him even more. If he can’t sign on to the church’s beliefs, why does he think society benefits when it has more religious believers? (read more)