Tony Campolo: Why I’ve dropped the ‘evangelical’ label

May 18, 2018

In this wide-ranging conversation with Premier Christianity's editor Sam Hailes, the much loved speaker, sociologist and author Tony Campolo argues Christians need to drop the 'evangelical' label. He also comments on the new film Leaving My Father's Faith - a documentary about how his son left Christianity. The former spiritual advisor to Bill Clinton also reveals why he has a problem with much of today's worship music and claims that contrary to popular belief, the Bible doesn't teach that "God is in control" of everything. 

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Mental health & the Church // Identity politics - should Christians get involved? // Swearing in Christian music

May 11, 2018

1 in 4 people in the UK experience a common mental health problem. But is the Church as welcoming toward those struggling with mental ill health as it should be? Speaking ahead of Mental Health Awareness week, Claire Musters gives her view. Plus, Heather Tomlinson introduces us to Identity Politics and assesses whether Christians should get involved in it. Finally, our editor Sam Hailes talks to the popular Christian band Kings Kaleidoscope about why they've dropped 'The F Bomb' in one of their new songs. 

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Billy Graham: A life well lived documentary

April 10, 2018

Sam Hailes introduces a special edition of the Premier Christianity magazine podcast which this month features Justin Brierley’s documentary: Billy Graham: A life well lived. To request our special Billy Graham tribute edition of the magazine visit premierchristianity.com/freesample

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Tom Wright explains why St Paul doesn’t fit into the ‘religious’ category

March 23, 2018

In the March edition of the Premier Christianity magazine podcast editor Sam Hailes interviews Tom Wright (aka NT Wright) about his brand new biography of Paul: Who was he? What did he look like? And what would he say to the Church today? 

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February 2018 – Knife crime, evangelicals vs Trump, healing and Kay Warren on marriage

January 29, 2018

It's farewell to Justin Brierley as he reflects on his final edition of Premier Christianity mag after nearly four years at the helm. 

Justin, Sam and Claire also discuss the front cover feature on Christians fighting London's knife crime epidemic, whether evangelicalism can survive the era of Trump, what to do when God doesn't heal. 

Plus we hear from Kay Warren, wife of megachurch leader Rick Warren, on lessons learned from the joys and struggles of their decades of marriage.

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January 2018 – Jeremy Vine on his faith, 3 Growing Churches, 5 ways to meet God in 2018

December 19, 2017

Justin, Sam and Claire open up the pages of the January 2018 edition as they review highlights from the past year, hear how broadcaster Jeremy Vine lost and found his faith again, profile 3 of the UK’s fastest growing churches, and hear about Claire’s experience of spiritual practices that may help others connect with God in 2018.

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December 2017 – Paul Kerensa on Christmas, When God uses dreams, John Mark Comer, taking off the mask & Rob Parsons

November 27, 2017

It's a bumper Christmas-y edition as Sam, Claire and Justin debate the best time to put up your tree and hear from funny man Paul Kerensa about why he's written a book about Christmas traditions. Plus we look at amazing dreams that led people to Christ and hear from pastor to sceptical millennials John Mark Comer. Claire tells her personal story of taking off her mask and Rob Parsons wraps things up with a Christmas story.

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November 2017 – Revival again, Evangelicals taking over, Paradise Lost & Matt Redman

October 31, 2017

New team member Claire Musters joins Sam and Justin on the podcast as we debate how parents should treat Halloween, ask  “Is it time to pray for Revival again?” in light of Terry Virgo’s cover feature, investigate how evangelicals took over the CofE, hear about how C4’s Eden TV show turned into a living hell and hear an exclusive interview between Guvna B and Matt Redman on the worship leader’s new album.

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October 2017 – Reformation 500, Nick Page, Bart Campolo & Christy Wimber

September 28, 2017

Sam and Justin open the pages of the Reformation anniversary magazine, with tons of features commemorating the idea and key players. Nick Page talks to Sam about the pros and cons of the Reformation, we look at why Bart Campolo (son of Tony) lost his faith and hear form Christy Wimber on what happens when people don’t get healed.

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September 2017 – Female ministry, Jesus hippies, KGB convert & Stanley Hauerwas on living out of control

September 7, 2017

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.

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