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.
Paula Gooder - What Does Paul’s View of the Body Say to Us and Our World Today?
Is the Bible body positive? Were Paul and Plato singing from the same hymn sheet, or were their views of the body very different? How might seeing our bodies as precious change the way we take care of ourselves? What does real beauty look like? And what...
Harvey Kwiyani - What is God’s Multicultural Kingdom and How Should It Change The Way We Do Mission and Church?
How have multiculturalism and evangelism been entwined since the first days of the Church’s mission? Why is the Church of today more tribal than it was 2000 years ago? How should an awareness of each others gifts change how we do Church and leadership?
Sarah Hills - How Can a Theology of Reconciliation Inform the Church’s Mission?
What's going on when the Bible talks about reconciliation? What might it look like to be reconciled to the earth? And how do stories of reconciliation help us see God at work today?
Mike Higton - Why Does Doctrine Matter in the Life of the Church?
When might we need to be surprised by new discoveries and new voices about who God is? How should major events in our World impact how we think about God? How does it all come down to love?
Maeve Sherlock - What theology of government can serve us well today?
What does it feel like to exercise power as a Christian? What's the Bible got to say about government and power?
Jenny Moberly - What might Dietrich Bonhoeffer have to contribute to ethical decision-making today?
How can we do the right thing when we don't have a template?