A new podcast looking at putting our Christian faith into action.
Today Matt Partridge, Senior Pastor of Emmanuel Church Oxford, speaks to Tony Merida.
Tony is Pastor for Preaching and Vision of Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, N.C.
He’s also the Dean of Grimké Seminary and Director for Theological Training for Acts 29. Tony has written several books including The Christ-Centered Expositor and multiple volumes in the Christ-Centered Exposition commentary series.
This episode we explore how christian artists can help re-shape a post-covid culture.
Tom interviews Jonny Mellor, director of 'Sputnik'. Sputnik is a community of artists seeking to inspire connect and fund faith-driven creatives.
If you want to find out more about Sputnik, here are some links to places mentioned in the episode:
Sputnik website- www.sptnk.co.uk
'In the rough' exhibition- 2020 by Artists: An emotional response to lockdown - Sputnik (sptnk.co.uk)
Sputnik Slack- www.sptnk.co.uk/slack
Catalyst - Making Jesus Known in Cairo
Emmanuel Church Oxford is part of a network of churches called 'Catalyst' who have many international partners seeking to make Jesus known.
This episode, Tom speaks to Catalyst partners who are in Cairo. We talk about common misconceptions of the Middle East, the reality of doing mission there & some of the powerful and unique ways God is breaking through in Cairo.
Race & the Church
This week we talk about race inclusion within churches.
Tom speaks to Machilu Van Bever Donker, who works for race equality at the University of Oxford, and Roger Mason, who runs training for a large business (a large part of that role includes workplace equality).
Some people may find this uncomfortable to listen to but it is really important we tackle this topic head on. We do not want racial equality to be a fleeting trend but rather something we are actively living out as churches.
Working for the NHS
This episode, we speak to Millie Levermore (a Midwife working for the NHS) who shares how she's been navigating the COVID-19 pandemic at work and how she has been growing in her faith during this time.
As we are met with very different and unprecedented times, stepping out in faith may seem much harder... especially when most of us aren't able to physically step out the house, but Millie highlights the breakthrough she has seen at work despite the added pressures the pandemic brings.
As we are met with very different and unprecedented times, stepping out in faith may seem much harder... especially when most of us aren't able to physically step out the house.
During this worldwide pandemic, we will be looking at how Christians around our nation are seeking to grow God's kingdom despite the restrictions put on us.
This episode we interview Davina Lawson from the charity Innerchange. (Innerchange aim to build community in areas of poverty). Davina leads the team in Possil, one of the poorest areas in the UK. We chat about how Innerchange have been adapting during this crisis.