The Equip Project is designed to help young people engage with the Christian faith in a thoughtful, and reasonable way. Our goal is to help provide clarity and understanding, as we seek to tackle many of the cultural and intellectual challenges to Christianity.
The Church History Series - 1 AD - 500 AD
A new five episode series on Church History from the Equip Project Podcast! The first three episodes will take history in 500-year blocks, so we’ll think about the period up to the fall of Rome in 476AD, then the so-called Dark Ages up to the year 1000AD, and then we'll talk about the High Middle Ages which takes us up to the story of Columbus landing in America at the end of the 15th Century. In the final two episodes, we’ll think about the reformation and the rise of evangelicalism.
S3 E8 - Education or Indoctrination?
In this, the last episode of season 3, we discuss the role of education in society. Education has unfortunately moved centre stage in the various culture wars that rage in society just now. Christian parents are worried that schools are becoming hostile to Christianity. There is an increasing concern about indoctrination of even very young children. And the cancel culture in universities is creating a climate of fear for anyone who doesn’t conform to fashionable ideologies.
S3 E7 - Conversion Therapy
In this episode we think about a hugely controversial topic called conversion therapy. There has been so much in the media in recent weeks about the campaign to ban this practice. We consider what conversion therapy is, and discuss how christians should think about it.
S3 E6 - History
We live in a society that has turned history into a battleground. And that should set alarm bells off in the minds of Christians, because we hold to an historical faith. Christianity is not a philosophy. It isn’t just a set of speculative ideas. It claims to be truth revealed in history. We claim that the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ are real, historical facts. The Bible itself is packed full of historical narrative.
In this episode we discusshow society’s view of history has changed over time, and think about how the current cultural view of history has infected evangelicalism.
S3 E5 - Islam
We are continuing to think about the big elements that make up our society. And one really important element in modern culture is Islam. There are about 3.5 million Muslims living in the UK. That’s about 5.5% if the population, and that percentage is growing fast because of a disparity in birth rates. In some London boroughs, over 30% of the population is Muslim. So there is no doubt that the face of modern Britain is changing very fast. The rise of Islam in Europe is perhaps the most important factor in social change for countries like France and the UK.
How can we best share the Gospel with Muslim friends and colleagues? And how should we think about Western society's approach to Islam?
S3 E4 - The Language of Wokeness
Language, and how we use it, has become an immensely powerful factor in how we engage with this culture. It’s as if society no longer has a shared, stable, language. There is this increasing pressure to learn a new language, because this new language is the passport we need to engage in the modern world. To refuse to learn the new language is a decision to be iced out of your social network. We should be curious about how we have ended up here...
Great topics. Great hosts. Great content. Really has encouraged me in my faith - thanks to Jim and Ollie for putting it together!
Biblically grounded and pertinent for today
This podcast covers a variety of topics, in good detail and depth whilst also being a manageable length of time to listen.