Sermons on Why Society's Most Cherished Assumptions Are Wrong - 3 Messages by Various Speakers (2014)

Sermons on Why Society's Most Cherished Assumptions Are Wrong - 3 Messages by Various Speakers (2014)

Why Are We Cleverer but Less Wise? (47 min)

Universal access to formal education has been enshrined as a basic human right by UNICEF. Yet despite the obvious benefits of global education, the world’s moral, social, economic and political problems show no sign of disappearing. Scientific and medical advances have not brought the utopia that was anticipated. Head Teacher David Castles takes us through a history of learning and ponders why we seem to be cleverer but not wiser. David relates his own journey through Oxford University and homes…

Why Are We Richer but Less Satisfied? (47 min)

Studies and statistics show that the acquisition of more and more money is not matched by increased life satisfaction. As our society wrestles with this existential crisis, politicians, psychologists and philosophers have proposed various answers to the problem, yet the problem has not gone away. How come? Mervyn Hall, a Christian who is also an economist by profession, takes us on a journey to discover the answer to the question “Why are we richer but less satisfied?” and outlines the…

Why Are We Freer but Less Happy? (49 min)

What if people are allowed to be totally free to do whatever they want, whenever they want, however they want – as long as it doesn’t harm anyone – will this produce personal fulfillment and happiness? Is such “freedom” actually freedom at all? Former hedonist Paul Thomas relates his life story, which serves as a good test case for this proposition. He pursued an unbridled party lifestyle for a number of years, but found himself becoming a slave, not a…