Astrophotography – Daniel Mansfield

Daniel Mansfield lives in Sydney, Australia and attends the Christadelphian Church or ecclesia at Punchbowl.
Daniels hobby is astrophotography and whist this is largely a visual hobby, not lending itself to a conversation, the connection between what we can see in the sky and scriptures is fascinating.
We discuss Lucifer, the morning star, the creation, the star of Bethlehem, Pleiades and Orion of Job 38:31 along with Mazzaroth of v 32 and the wandering stars in Jude 13.

Healthy Mind – Peter Knowles

Peter Knowles lives in South Australia and attends the Christadelphian Church or ecclesia at Southern Vales south of Adelaide.
Peter joins wildernessconversations to discuss how the scriptures can help us to be mentally well.

Fruit of the Spirit – Sam Mansfield

Sam Mansfield lives in Adelaide and is a member of the Christadelphian Church or ecclesia at Hyde Park.
Sam recently presented a series of studies in Cairns entitled, “The Fruit of the Spirit” taken from Paul’s letter to the Galatians – Sam joins Wilderness conversations.

Melbourne Family Conference 2023

Its been 5 years from the last Family Conference, held in Brisbane and plans are coming together for the Melbourne Christadelphian Family Conference to be held from January 8 to January 14, 2023.
It is a now greatly appreciated opportunity for fellowship with Brothers, Sisters and Young People primarily from around Australia but no doubt some from other countries.
The theme is “Choose Life” and the 2 international speakers are Bre’ Jim Styles from the USA and Andrew Bramhill from the UK.
The two key note speakers join us on WildernessConversations to share what they are looking forward to.

God’s Secret – Colin Attridge

Christadelphian and Author Colin Attridge is possibly known for his book on Fruit of the Spirit first published in 1998 with a 2nd edition in 2016 by The Dawn Book Supply.
Colin joins Wilderness Conversations to discuss his most recent book entitled “Gods Secret”. A 340 page book written primarily for those who are still looking for answers to the big questions; but relevant and extremely helpful to any enquiring mind.
The book is divided into two separate but complementary parts.
Part one lays a foundation, encouraging readers to look further into God’s Word. From the existence of a creator, through to the question of human suffering and God’s plan to rectify the worlds problems through the work of Jesus Christ.
The second part takes the reader step by step through the words of David in Psalm 34 as a key to unlocking true wisdom.

French Revolution – Geoff Henstock

Geoff Henstock lives in Adelaide and for many years has been a member of the Christadelphian Church or ecclesia at Hyde Park.
Geoff has a keen interest in history, especially where it intersects with his study of the scriptures and he joins us to discuss the importance of the French Revolution and why it is so significant for Bible students.

The Kindertransport – Jason Hensley

Jason Hensley was born in California and lives in Los Angeles and for many years has been a member of the Christadelphian Church or ecclesia at Simi Hills.
Jason is the principal of a small private school, Heritage College in California and a professor of religion and Holocaust studies at Gratz Academy. He frequently lectures on the Holocaust, as well as the Bible, Christianity, Judaism and related topics throughout North America.
Jason joins wildernessconversations to discuss a book he authored, entitled:
“Part of the Family: Christadelphians, the Kindertransport and the Rescue from the Holocaust”

Hard Questions – Real Answers Pt5/5

Greg Palmer and Phil Shaw are the authors of the book entitled Hard Questions – Real Answers.
We did an introductory conversation in January and due to the request of a number of listeners, Greg and Phil return to discuss some Real Answers to some Hard Questions under the headings of:
Questions about Morals and Ethics.

Addiction & Substance Abuse – Geoff Richards

Geoff Richards lives in Auckland, New Zealand and for many years has been a member of the Christadelphian Church or ecclesia at Waitakere.
Geoff is a Physician who specializes in substance abuse and addiction and he joins Wilderness Conversations.

Hard Questions – Real Answers Pt4

Greg Palmer and Phil Shaw are the authors of the book entitled Hard Questions – Real Answers.
We did an introductory conversation in January and due to the request of a number of listeners, Greg and Phil return to discuss some Real Answers to some Hard Questions under the headings of:
Questions about Religion, Life and Death.

The Raid on Entebbe– Rami Sherman

46 years ago, Rami was the Operations Officer of the Sayeret Matkal Commando unit in the IDF and took part in the scarcely credible events of July 4th 1976 when he and elite forces of the IDF rescued 102 Jewish and Israeli hostages from capture in Entebbe, Uganda.

Hard Questions – Real Answers Pt3

Greg Palmer and Phil Shaw are the authors of the book entitled Hard Questions – Real Answers.
We did an introductory conversation in January and due to the request of a number of listeners, Greg and Phil return to discuss some Real Answers to some Hard Questions under the headings of:
Questions about Science and Religion.

Russia in Bible Prophecy– Matt Davies

Matt Davies lives in the United Kingdom and is a member of the Mumbles Christadelphian church or ecclesia.
Matt is a keen Bible student and is involved with the Media Channel known as
Christadelphian Video and the YouTube Channel: Bible Truth And Prophecy –
Matt speaks with Wilderness conversations about some of the videos he has done recently on Russia and the return of Christ.

Jewish Radio and the Christadelphians

In 2017 a large group of young people of the Christadelphian faith toured Israel.
A few months later, fascinated by the fact that a group of non-Jewish young people would chose to spend their time and money visiting Israel, we were invited to a conversation on Jewish Radio in Melbourne.
The host, Maurice Klein, describes Shabbat Shalom as a “
show that presents information to do with the Jewish community and Jewish world, with a centrality of Israel alone with some music, good humour with no PC or woke, just always wearing my heart on my sleeve.”
Joining Maurice in Feb 2018 was Sarah Perry, Jacquie Casey, now Clothier and myself.

Why I Don’t Believe – Stephen Hughes

Stephen Hughes was born in London and moved to Australia in 1997.
Stephen lives in Brisbane and for many years has been a member of the Christadelphian Church or ecclesia at North Brisbane.
Stephen has a PhD in Physics from King’s College London and for over 15 years taught astrophysics at Queensland University of Technology.
The October and November 2021 Christadelphian Magazine published a 2-part article written by Stephen, entitled, WHY I DON’T BELIEVE.
Stephen joins wildernessconversations to discuss what he does not believe.

Hard Questions – Real Answers

In an age when the very existence of God is doubted, it is no surprise that the reliability of the Bible, which claims to be His word, is questioned. For Bible believers there is ample evidence to support its claims; even so, it contains statements and incidents that can be difficult to understand.
This book asks a series of challenging questions about life, faith and practical Christian living, and offers some Bible-based answers. Throughout the book the authors endeavour to provide “simple, yet credible solutions so that faith might be supported and thinking realigned to the divine mind”.

Conscience in Action Part 7 (Advocacy)

The final part of 7, a firsthand account of the work of Advocates.
Thankfully we have a number of oral accounts of the personal experiences of brothers and sisters on rcord. Now nearly 20 years on, many of these brothers and sisters have subsequently fallen asleep in the Lord making these recordings a treasured resource indeed.

Conscience in Action Part 6 (Post WW2c)

Part 6 of 7 parts, continuing in the period of 1951 to 1972.
After a short reprieve, after the National Security Act expired on December 31 1946, with development of the Cold War, the Korean War and communist advances in South East Asia the new Prime Minister, R. G. Menzies successfully introduced new legislation to parliament in 1951 which involved conscription.

Conscience in Action Part 5 (Post WW2b)

Part 5 of 7 parts, continuing in the period of 1951 to 1972.
With development of the Cold War, the Korean War and communist advances in South East Asia the new Prime Minister, R. G. Menzies successfully introduced new legislation to parliament in 1951 which involved conscription.
Many had their consciences tested.

Conscience in Action Part 4 (Post WW2a)

Conscience in Action Part 2 (World War 2 part b). In 2007 the AACE – the Association of Australian Christadelphian Ecclesias published a book entitled
“Conscience in Action – – the experience of conscientious objection in Australia”
Thankfully in the couple of years leading up to the publication, a number of oral accounts of the personal experiences of brothers and sisters were recorded. Now nearly 20 years on, many of these brothers and sisters have subsequently fallen asleep in the Lord making these recordings a treasured resource indeed.

Conscience in Action Part 3 (WW2b)

Conscience in Action Part 2 (World War 2 part b). In 2007 the AACE – the Association of Australian Christadelphian Ecclesias published a book entitled
“Conscience in Action – – the experience of conscientious objection in Australia”
Thankfully in the couple of years leading up to the publication, a number of oral accounts of the personal experiences of brothers and sisters were recorded. Now nearly 20 years on, many of these brothers and sisters have subsequently fallen asleep in the Lord making these recordings a treasured resource indeed.

Conscience in Action Part 2 (WW2a)

Conscience in Action Part 2 (World War 2 part a). In 2007 the AACE – the Association of Australian Christadelphian Ecclesias published a book entitled
“Conscience in Action – – the experience of conscientious objection in Australia”
Thankfully in the couple of years leading up to the publication, a number of oral accounts of the personal experiences of brothers and sisters were recorded. Now nearly 20 years on, many of these brothers and sisters have subsequently fallen asleep in the Lord making these recordings a treasured resource indeed.

Conscience in Action Part 1

In 2007 the AACE – the Association of Australian Christadelphian Ecclesias published a book entitled
“Conscience in Action – – the experience of conscientious objection in Australia”
Thankfully in the couple of years leading up to the publication, a number of oral accounts of the personal experiences of brothers and sisters were recorded. Now nearly 20 years on, many of these brothers and sisters have subsequently fallen asleep in the Lord making these recordings a treasured resource indeed.

Jacky Philips – God is near.

Jacky Philips has been a member of the church or ecclesia that meets at Brighton in South Australia for many years.
Jacky was born in the UK during the war and moved to Australia as a young mother and has an extraordinary story to tell.
Jacky shares her story with us on Wilderness Conversations.

What is the unforgivable sin? Mark Dennes

Mark Dennes lives in Sydney and for many years has been a member of the Christadelphian Church or ecclesia that meets at Riverwood.
Recently Mark has done some work on what the scriptures refers to as – “a sin unto death”
What is this sin that will not be forgiven and have we committed it?

Preaching in Eastern Europe – David and Kathryn Pearce

David and Kathryn Pearce live in the UK
David’s first preaching trip to Russia was in 1994, followed by the Ukraine in 1995, and Kazakhstan in 2003. David and Kathryn have continued the preaching work in Eastern Europe making around four trips every year for Bible Schools and welfare visits and in 1998 implemented the Cherith parcel scheme, which sends around 400 parcels a year from UK brothers and sisters to Christadelphian families in East Europe.
David and Kathryn talk about their experiences in the past and the changes that are happening at the moment in the UK.

By One Man

By One Man is a response to the challenge of Evolutionary Creation, or any view, which proposes that God evolved humans from primaeval life forms as His method of creation and reviews the evidence from both Scripture and Christadelphian writers and concludes that Evolutionary Creation is incompatible with Bible teaching and the Birmingham Amended Statement of Faith (BASF).

Kevin Dennes – finding the pearl of great price.

Kevin Dennes is a founding member of the church or ecclesia that meets at Riverwood. He was born between the wars during the Great Depression and became a Christadelphian just after he was married. He shares his story with us on Wilderness Conversations.

Life under Gods Holy Law – Ron Cowie

Ron Cowie lives in Adelaide and is a member of the Christadelphian church or ecclesia at Enfield. Ron was in Sydney recently presenting a series of studies entitled, “Life under Gods Holy Law” One of the criticisms of the Bible and in particular the Law of Moses is that it has a poor view ofContinue reading “Life under Gods Holy Law – Ron Cowie”

The Philosophy of Faith – Gary Steel

Gary Steel lives in Sydney and for many years has been a member of the Christadelphian Church or ecclesia at Riverwood.
Over the last few years, Gary has been thinking and speaking about Faith in a world that doesn’t believe. Recently Gary did a talk entitled “The Philosophy of Faith”. What does Gary mean by Philosophy and what does it say about faith?

Recovery – Rob Crawford

Robert Crawford lives in the Hunter Region, north of Sydney and is member of the Christadelphian Church or ecclesia at Toronto.
Two years ago Rob was about to spend the Australia Day long weekend with some friends when Rob had an accident. He was lucky to survive. In fact some would say it was a miracle he survived. Rob tells his story and shares some of the challenges he faced during his ongoing recovery.

The Trinity – A Colossal fraud – Chris Kelly

Christopher Kelly lives in Melbourne and for many years has been a member of the Christadelphian Church or ecclesia at Canterbury. In his day job he is a forensic accountant specialising in fraud investigation.
Recently Chris wrote an article that was published in two parts, in the November and December Christadelphian magazine. The article was entitled, The Trinity – A Colossal fraud.
We speak with Chris on Wilderness Conversations.

God Christ Man Woman – Colin Byrnes

Colin Byrnes lives in Sydney and for many years has been a member of the Christadelphian Church or ecclesia at Castle Hill.
A couple of years ago Colin published a book entitled “God Christ Man Woman”
In the introduction he writes “This is written by a Christadelphian for Christadelphians but anyone else is a welcome reader. It was born out of the evangelical feminism that began to seriously bite in various churches in the early 1980s. It was inevitable that this would soon have an impact on the Christadelphian movement. Male leadership has been the norm since the inception of the movement and continues to be so. However, a small minority of brothers and sisters in the ecclesial world has challenged male leadership.”
Colin speaks with Wilderness Conversations

David a witness to the peoples – James Andrews

James Andrews lives in Coventry the United Kingdom – a city about 180 kms North West of London, near Birmingham. James is a member of the Kenilworth Christadelphian church or ecclesia, a town just outside Coventry.
James recently wrote a 3 – part article in the Christadelphian Magazine about David entitled – David a witness to the peoples. It catalogues the vast extent to which David’s life was bound up with not only his own people but by those from the neighbouring nations. The definitive reference to the “tabernacle of David” by James in Acts 15 at the Jerusalem conference suggests that this involvement with people outside of Israel is key to our understanding of Gods plan.

The Moon, Gods design – Stephen Hughes

Stephen Hughes was born in London moved to Australia in 1997. He has a PhD in Physics from King’s College London and for some years now has taught physics and maths at the University of Queensland.
Stephen lives in Brisbane and for many years has been a member of the Christadelphian Church or ecclesia at North Brisbane.
Stephen joins wilderness conversations and shares his insights into the extraordinary things we have discovered about the moon in the last few decades.