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Design, Creation & Alabaster Jars - Sam arnold
Season 4 | Episode 12
In this episode Jez speaks to Sam Arnold, creative media lead at Kings Church Eastbourne (www.kings.church).
Sam is an incredible designer, a filmmaker, web designer and coder and has been on church staff producing gospel content for 20 years.
More information about Sam and his work can be found here:
SHORTS | Small Town Jesus - Donnie Griggs
Season 4 | Episode 11
In the first of a new series of Shorts looking at 'Mission in the Modern Age' Jez speaks to author and pastor Donnie Griggs about Contextualisation and specifically the opportunities and challenges involved in ministering in Small Towns.
Donnie Griggs is pastor of One Harbor Church: oneharborchurch.com/
and is the author of Small Town Jesus: smalltownjesus.com/ andthe newly released Pastoring in Small Towns: www.amazon.co.uk/Pastoring-Small-…er/dp/1087764920
The Toxic War on Masculinity - Nancy Pearcey
Season 4 | Episode 10
In today’s episode Jez spoke to Professor Nancy Pearcey.
Professor Pearcey is the author of The Toxic War on Masculinity: How Christianity Reconciles the Sexes, as well as Love Thy Body, The Soul of Science, Saving Leonardo, Finding Truth, and Total Truth. She is professor and scholar in residence at Houston Christian University. She has been quoted in The New Yorker and Newsweek, highlighted as one of the five top women apologists by Christianity Today, and hailed in The Economist as "America's pre-eminent evangelical Protestant female intellectual.”
For more information about Christian University go here: https://hc.edu/
And Professor Pearcey’s website: www.nancypearcey.com
Spiritual Harm & Church Leadership - Marcus Honeysett
Season 4 || Episode 9
In this episode Jez speaks to Marcus Honeysett about the distinctions that mark Christian leadership out from other forms of influence.
Marcus Honeysett is the founding director or Living Leadership an organisation that exists to grow disciple-making leaders. He is also the author of several books including Powerful Leaders: When Church Leadership Goes Wrong and How to Prevent It.
Spiritual Abuse report by ThirtyOneEight:
Living Leadership’s Spiritual Leadership Audit:
Marcus’ Book ‘Powerful Leaders’:
Sex Work, Women & the God of Love - Rosie Hopley
Season 4 | Episode 8
In today’s episode Jez spoke to Rosie Hopley. Based in Bristol Rosie, for many years ran her own communications, PR and research business, whilst also founding the Christian charity ‘Beloved’ which works with women in prostitution in Bristol.
Rosie has since gone on to create networks and prayer gatherings and, more recently, has been involved speaking on and producing materials on the critical importance of God’s reconciling love lived out.
In our conversation we discuss her work with Jubilee+: www.jubilee-plus.org
Along with referencing the recent Jubilee+ conference: https://jubilee-plus.org/ctcc23/
And a WomanAlive article written by Rosie: https://www.womanalive.co.uk/reaching-out-to-women-in-prostitution/5541.article
Jez also made reference to a book written by Louise Perry on the impact of the Sexual Revolution: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Case-Against-Sexual-Revolution/dp/1509549994/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1702546720&sr=8-1
At the start of the episode Jez made reference to the conference material now available on the New Ground website. You can find that here: https://newgroundchurches.org/media/
A Praying Church - Paul Miller & Colin Millar
Season 4 | Episode 7
In this episode Jez speaks to Paul Miller & Colin Millar about the work of SeeJesus and the value of prayer for a local church.
Paul is Executive Director of seeJesus, a global discipleship mission which he founded in 1999 to help Christians and non-Christians alike “see Jesus.” Today, seeJesus is working in over 30 countries and has books and interactive Bible study materials translated into more than a dozen languages. Also author of Author of several books including: A praying Life, the J Curve and the Praying Church.
Jez was also joined by Colin Millar the European director for SeeJesus.
For more information about SeeJesus please visit: https://seejesus.net/
Jez is an excellent host — genuine, curious, and draws the best out of a wide range of contributors. Great podcast!
Brilliant podcast, insightful and relatable
Really great podcast, always enjoy listening. Appreciate that it explores current topics but always has Jesus at the centre. Keep up the great work!
Asks the questions you wished you’d asked
I love this podcast, great thought provoking topics and lessons learned from a range of guests. Jez has a brilliant inquisitive manner that draws you in as you hear his enthusiasm for each and every topic covered