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Facing the Canon: Dr Naomi Graham

J.John speaks with Naomi Graham, an occupational therapist who has pioneered Growing Hope to bring free therapy to children with additional needs through local churches. Watch Now So tell us, what is the ethos of Growing Hope? You came back from Thailand, from India, inspired and with your qualifications and experience. You birth [...]

2022-08-01T10:57:40+01:00August 7th, 2022|

Heroes of the Faith: David Brainerd

The 18th-century missionary David Brainerd was a man who had a brief life but an astonishing influence. Listen to Podcast Episode Brainerd was born in 1718 to a prosperous local administrator in a New England still influenced by the Puritans. Orphaned early and lacking any relationship with God, Brainerd decided to enter [...]

2022-08-01T11:19:24+01:00August 6th, 2022|

Facing the Canon: Ric Thorpe

J.John is joined by Ric Thorpe, Bishop of Islington and director of the Gregory Centre for Church Multiplication, to discuss church planting and revitalisation. Watch Now When you arrived at the church how many members were there at St Paul’s?There were 12 people there when we arrived.And you took how many people with you?We took [...]

2022-07-29T16:48:54+01:00July 31st, 2022|

Heroes of the Faith: Francis Asbury

Anyone travelling through the United States will come across schools, colleges and universities that carry the name of Asbury. They bear witness to a remarkable hero of the faith.Listen to Podcast Episode Francis Asbury was born in Staffordshire in 1745 to a poor Methodist family. With only limited education he began training as a [...]

2022-07-25T09:58:19+01:00July 30th, 2022|

Facing the Canon: Leah Sax

J.John speaks with professional musician Leah Sax about being a Christian, and dealing with the pressures of working in the music industry. Watch Now The Bible is filled, the Old Testament, with so much music and musical instruments. I love it when Miriam gets her tambourine out. I’m like, ‘You sing to the [...]

2022-07-22T11:35:57+01:00July 24th, 2022|

Heroes of the Faith: Watchman Nee

Watchman Nee was one of the most significant Christians of twentieth-century China and a man who has been a global influence.Listen to Podcast Episode Nee was born in 1903 in Fuzhou, south-east China. His grandfather had been one of the first pastors in China and his mother dedicated him to God before his birth. [...]