Context with Lorna Dueck

Sundays | 12:30pm ET/9:30am PT

Context with Lorna Dueck is a weekly, half-hour, independently produced television program. The program presents “life beyond the headlines,” exploring news and current affairs stories from a Christian world view. Journalist and host Lorna Dueck and the Context with Lorna Dueck team dig behind the headlines to investigate those points at which news and spirituality converge, to illuminate God’s involvement in the issues and events of our day.

THIS SUNDAY ON CONTEXT (May 24, 2015 at 12:30pm ET/9:30am PT): ROBOTS
The futurists were right. What humans have done for generations, robots are taking over. Robotics have dominated industry for years—from mining to manufacturing, but now they’re moving in on our social lives. Today, robot ‘friends’ are being devised to care for the infirm. Robots are learning to drive cars and fly fighter jets. Artificial intelligence is making decisions in industries that affect all our lives. And now, what it means to be human stands toe to toe with robotic gemenoids and devices that are being created to store our thoughts, and our essence—for eternity. Looking for a theology on robots, today on CONTEXT with Lorna Dueck.

WATCH THE LATEST EPISODE: THE FACES OF COMEDY (Premiered Sunday, May 17, 2015) Hey, did you hear the one about the guy who told jokes for a living? He said it was no laughing matter. Context looks at the faces of comedy with rising star Jim Gaffigan who puts the funny in food, fatherhood, and faith. Then we sit down with two up and coming female comedians to find out more about what it means to be a comedian today. And later, we chat with Dan Rupple. He talks to us about how his faith has steered his comedic career in Los Angeles for more than 30 years.

The program first aired as a stand-alone production in 2003, under the name Listen Up TV.  Context with Lorna Dueck is a live-to-tape, interactive show with a studio audience that is part of the production.  With the help of interactive polling, the studio audience votes and their responses are integrated into the episode.  Viewers at home are also asked to participate in the polls.  To book tickets for the studio audience, email

Lorna Dueck is an award winning journalist and leading analyst on faith and public life in Canada. Known for her hard-hitting faith-focused journalism, Dueck currently writes about faith and public life for the Globe and Mail and was the creator, host and executive producer of Listen Up TV from which, Context has evolved.

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