The podcast of Cranmer Hall, the theological college within St John's College, Durham University. We explore life’s big questions, and look to join the dots between theology, church, and the world. Philip Plyming, Warden of Cranmer Hall, is joined by a wide range of guests with a wealth of knowledge and experience.
Ian Galloway - How Does the Gospel of John Invite Us into Friendship with God?
What is it that's so special about the Gospel of John? How do the stories of people meeting Jesus get us to the heart of the Fourth Gospel? What does life as friends of Jesus really involve? And what hope does it offer us today?
Ian Galloway is director of the Free Church Track at Cranmer Hall in St John's College, Durham University. He previously spent over 30 years planting and leading City Church in Newcastle, and authored a book, Called to be Friends: Unlocking the Heart of John's Gospel.
For more information about Ian, see here.
Justin Welby - Why is Reconciliation a Vital Part of Following Jesus Today?
What is reconciliation really about, and why is it central to our understanding of the gospel? What's the link between prayer and reconciliation? What are the habits of a reconciling life? And how does embodying reconciliation witness to God's good news...
Helen Collins - How Does Scripture Speak Into Everyday Life?
How do we connect scripture with living faithfully in the world? What are the habits that help the Church listen to the voice of God together? What happens when we read the Bible with those who are different to us? And what does it mean to grow in...
Mark Bonnington - How Does the Book of Acts Both Challenge and Inspire the Mission of the Church?
Is the Book of Acts just the story of what happened then or what could also happen today? What does the book of Acts tell us about the gospel that really changed the world? What was so distinct in those early Christian communities? And why is it...
Hannah Malcolm - Why is a Theology of Climate Grief Necessary for the Church Today?
What is climate grief, and what has God got to do with it? How does Jesus grieving over the particular help us understand how we might focus our climate grief? How does being attentive to what's in front of us help us to both grieve and hope? And how...
Liz Kent - What Role Does Eating Play in a Good Theology of the Body?
Do our bodies really belong to us? How did Jesus eat and how does it speak to how we eat today? How do the sacraments speak to our bodily identity? What does it mean to break bread together? Where’s the good news for those of us who struggle with how we see food?
Some wonderful and thought-provoking discussions
Excellent interviews, thoughtful and thought-provoking. Concise and/or very well edited, so that no episode remotely outstays its welcome.
Excellent and thought-provoking
A sensible discussion explaining why theology and science sit alongside each other and are not, as is often assumed, in conflict with each other. Through science we see more of the glory of God