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Search For Truth is the radio programme of the Churches of God, featuring messages from Bible teacher Brian Johnston. You can listen to the most recent podcasts on this page or via iTunes, or access the entire downloadable archive at


Each series of talks is accompanied by a book in eBook, and in some cases paperback, format. Free digital copies are available for download below and paperback titles, where available, can be purchased from Hayes Press or via Amazon and Amazon UK

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Europe: Listen live online at at 18.50 and Sunday at 06.50
UK: SKY Digital Channel 0138 (11.390 GHz, ID 53555) and Freesat channel 790 and Freeview HD 733 – Saturday at 07.30 and Sunday at 06.45
Malawi: Sunday on TWR Malawi FM Network at 06.45 local time
South Asia: On Reach Beyond – Australia on Thursdays 14.30 UTC, 25m band SW (11825 kHz.)
Zimbabwe & Mozambique: Saturday on TWR Swaziland at 18.00 UTC (1170 kHz. MW) and Friday on TWR Malawi at 08.30 local time on DStv155



Does Anyone Know Why We’re Here?

Answers from Ecclesiastes

Ravi Zacharias, a Christian apologist, was once speaking to a large college crowd when he was suddenly interrupted. A student stood up and yelled, “Everything is meaningless!” Zacharias responded, “You don’t believe that.” The student yelled back, “Yes, I do!” “No, you don’t.” “I most certainly do. Who are you to tell me I don’t?” “Then repeat your statement for me.” “Everything is meaningless!” Ravi then said, “If your statement is meaningful, then everything is not meaningless. On the other hand, if everything is meaningless, then what you have just said is meaningless too. So, in effect, you have said nothing. You can sit down.”

The consideration of whether it could be true that everything is meaningless is not a consideration we expect to find arising from within a biblical worldview, where God is accepted as existing and giving meaning and purpose to human existence. But the curious thing – at least at first sight – is that one entire book in the Bible is devoted to exploring whether or not everything is meaningless. Why should this be the case? Bible teacher and broadcaster Brian Johnston gives the answer. (eBook, PDF)


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Born and educated in Scotland, Brian worked as a government scientist until God called him into full-time Christian ministry on behalf of the Churches of God. His voice has been heard on Search For Truth radio broadcasts for over 30 years during which time he has been an itinerant Bible teacher throughout the UK and Canada. His evangelical and missionary work outside the UK includes Belgium, The Philippines, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Malawi. He is married to Rosemary, with a son and daughter.