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It’s a sad goodbye to Katie as she’s off to vicar factory, but she joins the team one last time to discuss our Sep cover feature, marking the 100th anniversary of the first woman to be ordained to ministry in a UK denomination.

We also revisit the Jesus People Revolution 50 years on from 1967’s Summer of Love, hear how a KGB spy became a Christian church planter, and some of Katie’s Profile interview with ‘America’s best theologian’ Stanley Hauerwas.
Sam, Katie and Justin are back to talk about the latest mag, featuring tips on how Jesus triggered his listeners’ brains, how to be brave when the world is warzone, an amazing story of a child captive in Uganda, Katie’s interview with Parliamentary chaplain Rose Hudson-Wilkin and Sam’s blog on Eugene Peterson’s U-turn on gay marriage
Katie and Justin bring highlights from the July mag, including Glenn Paauw’s article on how to get Christians reading their Bibles again, a rare interview with Eugen Peterson, Katie’s piece on church response to prostitution, Justin’s book and also talking about the Grenfell Tower fire.
In this month's edition of the podcast, the team discuss the latest cover story which asks 'Should Christians be patriotic?' Justin, Sam, Malky and Katie also share their thoughts on this month's culture column about Grime music and hear from Argentinian evangelist Carlos Annacondia. All that, plus we take a closer look at Emma Scrivner's article on mental health and the Church. And make sure you listen right to the end to hear what Malky had for breakfast this morning...
Sam and Justin bring you a selection from the May magazine and blog, including: Les Moir's feature on how UK worship music went global; the hounding of Christian political leader Tim Farron; how Christians should be involved in politics; Robert Beckford on doing black theology; and what we can learn from the Very Hungry Caterpillar when we have a mid-faith crisis...
This month Sam, Katie & Justin are joined by elusive designer Malky and the not-so-elusive Ruth Jackson to talk about fake news, hear about Pete Portal's amazing Cape Town mission work and discuss RT Kendall's end times article. We also hear from chart topping dance DJ Moby about his Christian faith and debate Princeton Seminary's decision to rescind a theology prize for Tim Keller.
This month Justin delves into why the church is split along racial lines, Katie talks about her research into why Muslim asylum seekers are converting to Christianity, we review a blog titled “Why Christians should think twice before boycotting Disney’s ‘gay Beauty and the Beast”, plus Sam interviews ‘jail-bird-glam-vicar’ Sharon Grenham-Thompson. Enjoy!
The team are back to talk about the real life world of exorcism and deliverance ministry in the February edition. Ahead of Marriage Week we look at an article by former family law court judge Paul Coleridge on why marriage is always the best option for children. What are the 6 lies that modern worship music tells us? Plus we look at the life of French theologian-activist Simone Weil and hear from bible scholar supremo NT Wright
Happy New Year! We’ve packed a lot of good stuff into the January 2017 edition. Sam, Katie and Justin discuss the conversation we hosted between comedians Milton Jones, Sally Phillips and Paul Kerensa. We’re all a bit worried about Sam after he went to a new age fair, Joe Ogborn has an atheist friend he takes to church every Sunday and we hear how Rev Richard Coles went from 80s popstar to media missionary.
With Christmas approaching, Justin, Sam and Katie look at how tor refresh your church’s annual festive offerings, plus Katie surprises the team with some fake beards! There’s also some serious stuff too – Jessica Kelley’s article on how she dealt with the question raised by the death of her 4 year old son to cancer and the legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.