On Life Issues we talk about the topics that affect our personal lives and our world - even the difficult topics, because we believe that our faith and our God have something to say on everything that touches us.
24th Jul - Do Miracles Happen Today?
What is a miracle? Do miracles still happen today? How do we know a real miracle? Do we need to protect the church from falsehood? How do we access a miracle? What do
we say to those who are still waiting for their miracle?
Author, Faculty Member of Crosslands Training and Elder at Grace Church Boroughbridge Dr. Tim Chester joins Paul to discuss all of these issues.
17th Jul - Abortion
Covid 19 claims over 128,000 lives in the UK and there is a justifiable outcry, but in England & Wales there were over 200,000 abortions in 2019 so how should we react to that? What is the Christian, the biblical perspective & how do we communicate it in a way that stands for truth but shows compassion & love?
10th Jul - Racism
Martin Luther King Jnr, the black American Civil Rights Leader of the 20th Century famously spoke of black boys and girls holding hands with white boys and girls as brothers and sisters. So why in the next century does this still remain a dream for so many? This week in Life Issues, we’ll be focusing on the subject of Racism and what we as Christians can do to make the dream a reality in our own lives, church and wider society. Paul Hammond will be joined by Chine McDonald, Author of God is not a white man and Dr Krish Kandiah.
3rd Jul - Science, Faith And Doubt
Alister McGrath, Professor of Science and Religion at Oxford University,
Author of Through a Glass Darkly: Journeys through Science, Faith and Doubt.
26th Jun - The Importance Of Relationships
What makes a meaningful encounter when there are more than 7.9 billion of us in the world? What connects us to one another & God? Bishop Rachel wants to help us make new discoveries & connections in our own adventure with the ‘God of relationship’ as she shares her personal story.
The Right Reverend Rachel Treweek, Bishop of Gloucester, joins Vicky Gibbens.
12th Jun - Fathering
Being a dad and grandad is one of the greatest joys in life. What a privilege to carry that role of influence into a child’s life. But it’s also fair to say that for many dads, when
sons are grown, those “daddy” years when they were little are the source of a few regrets; things we wish we’d done, time we wish we’d taken, pressures we let get the
better of us.
This week on Life Issues we’re talking about dads and the role of father and how that ties in to the idea of manhood and the importance of good understanding
of the role – for us, for our children and for a society that seems to struggle with identity and where boys need guidance.
Paul spoke with Nathan Blackaby, CEO, Christian Vision for Men and Jon Stockley, Director for CVM Cymru.