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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.5 • 53 Ratings

Hundreds of in-depth interviews with inspiring Christians. Guests include world renown DJ Moby, Bible teacher Joyce Meyer, missionary Jackie Pullinger, Gospel superstar Fred Hammond and activist Shane Claiborne

    Kintsugi Hope's Patrick Regan on what Christians get wrong about mental health

    Kintsugi Hope's Patrick Regan on what Christians get wrong about mental health

    As part of mental health awareness week, Sam Hailes talks to Patrick Regan, founder of Christian mental health charity Kintsugi Hope on mediating between Jamaican gang leaders, facing criticism from fellow Christians, and why the Bible is full of wisdom on mental health.
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    • 56 min
    Leadership Special Jamie Phear: ‘Changing direction in your leadership’

    Leadership Special Jamie Phear: ‘Changing direction in your leadership’

    Andy Peck speaks with Jamie Phear, former Professor of English in the US and now writing full time and helping women develop their calling. They discuss how calling may change over time and why having a regular retreat is so beneficial.

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    • 33 min
    Leadership Special Stephen Dempster: ‘Leading with the Bible in mind’

    Leadership Special Stephen Dempster: ‘Leading with the Bible in mind’

    Andy Peck chats with Stephen Dempster, Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at Crandall University, New Brunswick, Canada about his recent book, Return of the Kingdom: a biblical theology of God’s Reign.
    They discuss how an understanding of the kingdom in the Bible informs the leadership of Christians today, look at why the Hebrew order of the Old Testament books is preferable, and how Jesus’ style leadership is the model for all believers.
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    Dr Aaron Edwards: The lecturer fired from a Bible College after tweeting on homosexuality

    Dr Aaron Edwards: The lecturer fired from a Bible College after tweeting on homosexuality

    These 47 words changed Dr Aaron Edwards’ life and career, potentially forever: “Homosexuality is invading the Church. Evangelicals no longer see the severity of this [because] they’re busy apologising for their apparently barbaric homophobia, whether or not it’s true. This *is* a ‘Gospel issue’, by the way. If sin is no longer sin, we no longer need a Saviour.” That post on Twitter (now X) went viral within minutes, with many Christians calling for Dr Edwards to remove it and apologise. Among those who objected were his employers, a Methodist Bible college, who told the lecturer to take it down. When he refused, he was suspended and ultimately sacked. Is the case an example of "lefward drift" in evangelical institutions, as Dr Edwards alleges? Or is it simply a case of poor judgement and lack of wisdom on his part? In this interview, the former lecturer explains why he still stands by the tweet, and why he's decided to take Cliff College to employment tribunal.
    Cliff College were given sight of this interview prior to it airing, and offered an opportunity to respond to the claims made. They declined to comment, citing ongoing litigation.
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    • 51 min
    Leadership Special Matt Hatch: ‘Developing a discipleship culture’

    Leadership Special Matt Hatch: ‘Developing a discipleship culture’

    Andy Peck speaks with Matt Hatch, founder of Mosaic Church Leeds, and a leader of one of the congregations, about his book: Metamorphosis: Unlocking your spiritual transformation through healthy discipleship’. They talk about how his church approaches discipleship and the importance of the church leader remaining connected with people, and open to God’s direction if a culture of discipleship is to develop amid the many other claims on time and energy.

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    • 26 min
    Former MI5 boss Lord Evans on his Christian faith

    Former MI5 boss Lord Evans on his Christian faith

    Jonathan Evans, Baron Evans of Weardale has worked in espionage since the 1980s, eventually becoming the director general of MI5 (2007-13). In this interview with Tony Wilson, we hear about Lord Evans' Christian faith and how it has sustained him during difficult moments. A crossbench peer since 2014, Lord Evans also comments on what threats the UK might be facing today, and speaks about standards in public life.
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    • 58 min

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