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The Forum: 13 Reasons Why, Young People Leaving Church + Addictions

13 Reasons Why is a new Netflix drama about a teenage girl's suicide, and has started so many conversations about whether or not television like this is helpful or needed. This week on The Forum we spoke with the Reverend Frank Ritchie about the show and New Zealand's relationship with suicide.

Also on this week's show we spoke with Sam Eaton. Many young adults who have grown up in the church seem to walk away from it when they reach their twenties. Sam has written a really interesting article about why they leave, and it'd be fair to say his ideas have resonated with people. The article has so far been shared more than a million times! He joined us on the Forum for a discussion about why young adults leave the church.

Also on this week's show we talk with Dr Kathy Tolleson about the calls for pornography to be treated as a public health crisis and dealing with addiction, plus Sherryn updates us on the week in social media. 

Tune in Sunday night from 8pm.


The Forum: Your Job Isn't Your Purpose + Easter Questions Answered

A complex food crisis driven by drought, conflict and political instability has left over 22 million people in East Africa in need of life-saving assistance. The UN is calling it the biggest humanitarian crisis since World War Two. Chris Clarke is CEO of World Vision NZ and he joined us to talk about the work they are doing to save lives there. He'll chat about how you and I can make a difference through prayer and giving financially.

Also on this week's show, we count down to Easter weekend with Rev Frank Ritchie, look at the events of that first Easter and focus on how the people misunderstood what kind of Saviour they needed. Liz Henderson shares some great thoughts on why your job isn't your purpose, and Dan is in to update us on the week in social media, including the Kylie Jenner Pepsi scandal, racism + more. 

Tune in Sunday night from 8pm.


The Forum: Why You Shouldn't Say You're Blessed + Lent Reflections

When we get a new car or purchase a house, we say we're blessed – but it can actually be harmful to do so. We talk with Scott Dannemillar from about why we shouldn't say this. Plus our resident counsellor Aaron Ironside has advice for a mum whose son won't talk and The Reverend Frank Ritchie shares more thoughts on Lent.

Tune in Sunday night from 8pm.