Best of Open House

Best of Open House

Open House explores life, faith and culture from a Christian perspective. Aiming to catalyse spiritual growth and motivate Christian action, each week's show includes compelling interviews, engaging talkback, film and media reviews, and expert opinion on the issues of the day. You'll hear inspiring stories of faith, grapple with the big questions of life, have a laugh, and catch the odd live music performance along the way.

Nick Vujicic – Love Without Limits

Even though he was born without arms and legs, Nick Vujicic lives an incredible life without limits. But after experiencing disappointment and heartbreak he worried that he would never find a woman to love. In this podcast, Nick talks about meeting his wife, Kanae, and how true love really conquers all.

Play Now. Size: 10.55mb  |   Duration: 23:02  |   Date: 19/11/2014

Wendy Simpson – Women In Leadership

Wendy Simpson’s career path can only be described as “epic”. From running a school for juvenile delinquents to being a part of the team that brought the internet to China, Wendy has achieved phenomenal success. In this podcast, she shares stories and insights about business and leadership.

Play Now. Size: 11.13mb  |   Duration: 24:19  |   Date: 13/11/2014

Munjed Al Muderis – Walking Free

What do you do when you’re faced with an impossible decision? For Dr Munjed Al Muderis, his only option was to flee. In this podcast, Munjed shares his incredible journey from Iraq to Australia, his experiences as an asylum seeker, and how he became a world-renowned surgeon.

Play Now. Size: 10.29mb  |   Duration: 22:29  |   Date: 11/11/2014

Brian Grim – Religious Freedom

Dr Brian Grim is the President of the Religious Freedom and Business Foundation and a leading expert on the socio-economic impact of restrictions on religious freedom. He says, “Where religious freedom exists, it promotes peace.”

Play Now. Size: 7.18mb  |   Duration: 15:42  |   Date: 10/11/2014

Leisa Aitken – Positive Psychology

Positive psychology is a relatively new branch of study that explores the strengths and virtues that enable individuals and communities to flourish. In this podcast, clinical psychologist Leisa Aitken highlights the benefits of positive psychology and how we can cultivate gratitude and hope in our lives.

Play Now. Size: 7.87mb  |   Duration: 17:11  |   Date: 10/11/2014

Dame Stephanie “Steve” Shirley – From Child Refugee to Computing Pioneer

She was a child refugee escaping Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport who became one of Britain’s foremost computing pioneers. In this podcast, Dame Stephanie “Steve” Shirley shares tales from her memoir, Let It Go, about her journey to becoming a leading tech entrepreneur, philanthropist and passionate autism advocate.

Play Now. Size: 9.05mb  |   Duration: 19:45  |   Date: 7/11/2014

Holly Ordway – Not God’s Type

English professor Holly Ordway was an atheist who mocked Christianity and considered it a “cultural curiosity”. But her life took a unique turn and, in this podcast, Holly shares about how she became an academic convinced of the truth of Christianity on rational grounds.

Play Now. Size: 7.97mb  |   Duration: 17:24  |   Date: 6/11/2014

Bob Fu – God’s Double Agent

Tens of millions of Christians in China today are leading double lives to hide from a government that persecutes them. Bob Fu was one of those Christians and in this podcast, he shares his incredible story of discovering faith, enduring persecution, and finding hope.

Play Now. Size: 8.41mb  |   Duration: 18:21  |   Date: 5/11/2014

Margie Warrell – Living Courageously

She was born on a dairy farm in regional Australia, but she never intended to stay there. Throughout her life, Margie Warrell has pushed the boundaries, stepped out of her comfort zone and taken the risk. In this podcast, she encourages you to join her to live boldly and dare bravely.

Play Now. Size: 6.52mb  |   Duration: 14:14  |   Date: 30/10/2014

Dr Jim Withers – Street Doctor

He grew up making house calls with his father, a family physician, and mother, a registered nurse. Now, Dr Jim Withers is known as the street doctor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, making house calls to people without homes through Operation Safety Net. In this podcast, he shares his heart to serve the most vulnerable in the community and his vision for community healthcare.

Play Now. Size: 10.55mb  |   Duration: 23:03  |   Date: 29/10/2014

Trishelle Grady – Hope for Uganda

She was a primary school teacher with a passion for travelling, until the people of one particular nation captured her heart. In this podcast, Trishelle Grady, founder of 100% Hope, shares about life as a full time missionary in Uganda and her passion for educating children and breaking the poverty cycle.

Play Now. Size: 4.64mb  |   Duration: 10:08  |   Date: 28/10/2014

Peter Ford – Journalist and Inventor

He was a medical student turned journalist, then a newsreader in Australia turned CNN news anchor in the US. As his media career took off, Peter Ford was also dabbling in computer programming and pursuing a new interest in robotics. Now, Peter’s the CEO of Control Bionics and the inventor of technology that is transforming lives.

Play Now. Size: 8.89mb  |   Duration: 19:26  |   Date: 23/10/2014
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