The Word On The Street
Season 2 – Episode 32
BE DIFFERENT; Be Loving
Why do Christians try to love? Who do they try to love? And how? These are all the questions that will be answered in this episode as we dive into God’s word and discover what it’s all about.
Choices and change with Jack Hanes
Walking as a Christian man through fatherhood and grandfatherhood is a special challenge when a loss of faith is thrown into the balance. Brett Farrell speaks to Jack Hanes about what it’s like to be a dad dealing with life’s choices, children and changes in belief.
Evangelism In A Post-COVID World
What effect will the COVID-19 Pandemic have on evangelism? The world is still bracing itself for fresh outbreaks, but it pays for Christians to have a glance over the horizon and see what this crisis is teaching us about the spread of the Gospel. City Bible Forum evangelist and author Sam Chan lays out a ‘playbook’ which considers the pieces which will enable you to share Jesus in a post-COVID world because things aren’t going back to the way they were. COVID-19 has left us scrambling as we’ve pivoted to online church, online small groups and online one to ones but what does post-COVID life look like? How will COVID affected our message, our posture and our practice? Drawn from an excellent series of City Bible Forum vidoes, this episode of Evangelism In A Post-COVID World aims to help you prepare yourself for the conversations to come.
Evangelism In A Skeptical World
The non-Christians we speak to today are generally post-churched, post-reached and post-Christendom. If we’re going to tell our friends about Jesus, we’re going to need new approaches that take into account who they are, and the world they live in. This is a six-part super-podcast by Sam Chan, author of Evangelism In A Skeptical World and evangelist for City Bible Forum. Sam talks Mark Hadley through a collection of 15 minute evangelism life hacks that will help you give your friends the Gospel in a way they’re prepared to hear it.
Become their go-to chaplain
It’s not just telling them the Gospel. It’s about becoming your friend’s go-between for issues that sit between this world and the next. Right now you may still be looking at evangelism as a one-off event where we tell our friends the Gospel – that big event we build up to where we finally say what we need to say, right? But Sam Chan, City Bible Forum evangelist and author, says that conversation is usually the beginning, not the end of your journey with someone.
Tell a better story
Don’t lecture your friends with a dry Gospel presentation. Tell them how the penny dropped for you. You’ve been given the chance to tell someone the Gospel! Which means what exactly? You and many other Christians have grown up with six point plans and tricky diagrams that feel more like lectures than conversations. How do we begin telling people the greatest story ever told? City Bible Forum evangelist and author Sam Chan says it begins by answering the most asked question: how did you become a Christian?
Shut up and listen
Evangelising is not just about having the right words, it’s knowing when to say them. Listen – listen – listen! If you do, author and City Bible Forum evangelist Sam Chan says you stand a better chance of picking up on when someone is ready to ‘go further’ in a Gospel conversation.
Fatherhood with Brett Farrell
There are lots of manuals and guide books on Fatherhood, but let’s face it – if you’re like me, you’re not going read them. I thought the best way to become a better dad was to simply chat with other dads. They may not have all the answers but they do answer some of my questions. In this podcast, I chat with dads of faith at different points of Fatherhood who talk honestly about how they handle this thing called Fatherhood.
Hope In Crisis
Tim Costello, Executive Director of Micah Australia, speaks to Christian voices around the world who are on the front-line of bringing hope and social change.
An Aussie Doctor on COVID-19 in the developing world – Dr Ian Marr
Ian never wanted to be a doctor. But after seeing the gaps in diagnostic testing available in the developing world, he pursued a career as an Infectious Disease Physician. Ian was working in Timor-Leste when COVID-19 struck, and explains the pandemic’s devastating impact on this small nation.
End COVID For All – Tim Costello
COVID-19 is not over for anyone, until it’s over for everyone. And while Australia has been a leader in ‘flattening the curve’, too many of our global neighbours are far worse off. In fact, they’re in crisis. Tim Costello talks exclusively about why Micah Australia have taken the lead on a nationwide campaign called #EndCOVIDForAll.
Hope on the streets of Lesotho – Josh and Belinda Groves
Eight years ago Belinda went to the African nation of Lesotho to help oversee national elections. After being confronted by hundreds of children living on the streets, she never came back to Australia. Josh and Belinda Groves share their story of leaving comfortable lives, to rehabilitate children living on the streets of Lesotho.
Welcome to Love Online, the podcast that aims to give you a practical Christian approach to the world of online dating. Join host Mel Wade as she ticks off all of the key issues, top questions, and common mistakes associated with pursuing a partner in the online world. Assisted by an international cast of experienced online daters and dedicated Christians, Mel and the Love Online crew get you ready to start looking for that person who will point you to the greatest person of all.
Salt Conversations With Jenny
Jenny Salt is a Christian academic, lecturer at Sydney Missionary And Bible College, and sweet-heart with a microphone. Join her on a forty minute journey into someone’s amazing and often unexpected spiritual travels. Missionaries and media makers, scientists and sportspeople, new agers and new migrants – Salt is a chance to enter into the lives of people and discover heart-warming, sometimes challenging and always extraordinary gospel stories.
Seriously Good News
Good news – seriously good news! – in under 2 minutes. You want more than just doom and gloom as you look out on the world, and Eternity News is here to help. Seriously Good News is the hope-tinged, truth-based window on Australia. All the headlines on a range of good news stories in an easily digestible file, delivered straight to your mobile device. Fast, friendly and far better for you than a daily dose of cynicism!
Valentine’s gifts that actually show love, Koorong stores pop up, Aussie servant in Malawi dies
Top 5 Valentine’s Day gifts to show you others that you really care, Remembering Cherie Martin – a long-time servant of orphans in Malawi, Koorong stores pop up near you, and a special treat for newborns.
The New Testament In Its World
Go on a whimsical journey with author Mike Bird as he delves into his authoritative text and places the New Testament in the context of the culture in which it arose.
The Word On The Street
A Christian podcast for parents AND children to listen to together? Yes please. Join Anna Ware as she challenge your kids to follow Jesus and prompts them to ask the deep questions. And the best part? You’ll be right there with them, answering their questions and chatting things over together! Anna Ware is a passionate Australian evangelical Christian from Sydney, Australia, who has a gift in explaining the complex things of Christianity in a simple and unique way that children love. Grab the kids, jump in the car, hook up the bluetooth and start having the God-conversations today!
Join Anna as she introduces this new series about being different as believers of Jesus. Why should we be different and how are we to be different? These are the 2 questions that are introduced in this episode and will be addressed throughout the term!
With All Due Respect
Less aggro, more conversation. Is it even possible to have a deep discussion without it descending into chaos? Michael Jensen and Megan Powell du Toit think yes, and want to show the rest of us how to do it. There’s plenty of things they disagree on: free will, feminism, where you should send your kids to school and what type of church you should go to. But there are also plenty of other things that they have in common. They want to talk about all these things with conviction. But they also want the conversation to be constructive. Tune in to find out if that’s possible.
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