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Glen Scrivener, full time Evangelist for ‘Speak Life’ and media producer Andy Brinkley discuss issues regarding sharing the good news about Jesus. Each episode takes a different aspect of Evangelism , and looks at it in depth. Also, we have interviews with inspiring evangelists such as Ray Comfort, Roger Carswell, Bill McKeever and Jay Smith, as well as Jesus centred teachers and authors.
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The Reformation: Grace Alone – TEP179

This week, Paul and Glen discuss one of Martin Luther’s ‘Alone’ conclusions – ‘Grace Alone’.  Watch the ‘Grace Alone’ video here.

 

 

The Reformation: Christ Alone – TEP178

Speak Life are launching a series of videos based on the ‘Solas’ (or ‘Onlys) of the Reformation, beginning with ‘Christ Alone’. Glen and Paul chew things over, looking a bit deeper and what it means. Check out the first video here.

 

Why the Reformation Matters – TEP177

500 years ago, on 31st October 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses on to the church door of the Wittenberg Cathedral. On this episode, we look at what the reformation was, was NOT, and why the reformation still relevant for today. In a similar way, we can fall under Luther’s criticisms of the church – we can often change the Gospel to put the onus on the sinner to get themselves right with God, and to ‘sacrifice themselves‘ for God, rather than knowing God’s sacrifice for us.

 

On this show, we look a the nature of God, particularly as seen in the Old Testament, in the light of Glen’s recent debate on Premier Radio. We look at ‘the Angel of the Lord’, and see references to the Tri-Unity of God. To here the whole debate, you can visit the Unbelievable? website. There’s more on the episode page

 

Interview with Paul Feesey – TEP175

Paul Feesey has joined the Speak Life team! Glen interviews him on his background, conversion, youth work and preaching!

 

 

Trinity in the Old Testament – TEP174

Do you consider ‘the Trinity’ to be just a New Testament doctrine – something introduced in the Bible when Jesus was born? Not so! Jesus appears in the Old Testament too! Glen talks about his debate with Musharraf Hussain on Premier Radio’s Unbelievable? show.  Hear the full debate here.  Also, Glen has written a blog post on the issue, and also, has a whole section on Christ in the Old Testament on his personal blog.

 

What are you living for? – TEP173

What are you living for?  We may be tempted to use friends to gain money, but Luke 16 tells us we’ve got it the wrong way round, we need to use money to gain friends.  We listen to a sermon that Glen preached recently.

 

Racism & why it’s everyone’s problem – TEP172

This episode, we look at the events at Charlottesville, and the subject of racism.  What’s your reaction to the issue? Andy and Glen chat about racism, and see that actually, we all love to distance ourselves from one group or another. We love to put ourselves in the best light.

 

Interview with Michael Ots (number 2!) – TEP171

Glen travelled up to Lewes to catch up with Michael Ots and ask some questions whilst strolling along the River Ouse after lunch. Between marching through mud and hopping over stiles, they discuss what it’s like to evangelise in Europe, talking about the nature of God to Muslims, and other issues!

 

 

Surprising Gospel Strategy #4 – TEP170

This is our fourth Surprising Gospel Strategy, ‘Don’t Build Bridges’. Often we would say we need to build a bridge from where a non-christian is in their thinking, to the Christian position. However, Glen makes the point that actually, it’s much better to start from the Christian position, and invite them over!

 

Interview with Ben Virgo – TEP169

Ben Virgo of Christian Heritage London spoke to Glen Scrivener about their new book ‘The Freedom Movement‘, an evangelistic book on the reformation.

 

 

Interview with Justin Brierley – TEP168

Justin Brierley is a presenter on Premier Christian Radio.  He has been running a show called ‘Unbelievable’ for many years, interviewing some high profile atheists and Christians.

In this episode, we ask him about his background, his show and his new book, ‘Unbelievable‘.

 

Surprising Gospel Strategy #3 – TEP167

Our third instalment in our ‘Surprising Gospel Strategies‘ series, is ‘Don’t tell them that Jesus is God’! Apart from the ‘click bait’ title, there is some real truth here. Sometimes our evangelism starts with who God is, and then we try to convince them that ‘Jesus really is God’, but John 1:18 flips things on its head…

 

Tom Schmidt: using Meetup in Evangelism – TEP166

Meetup is a networking app that enables you to find specific interest groups in your local area. Tom Schmidt uses it to draw local people to discuss things regarding Christianity. Tom is a church planter and met up with Glen Scrivener at the ‘Story’ Mission at St Mary’s Church, Wootten.

 

Surprising Gospel Strategy #2 – TEP165

Often we feel we must stay and win the argument – we feel others are wrong, and we are right. Is this the right strategy? It is best way? There are times when it’s better to ‘move on’ from one conversation to start another elsewhere.

Surprising Gospel Strategy #1 – TEP164

This may come as a surprise to some, but it can be better to shut the doors of the church, in order to reach more people with the Gospel. Glen explains in more depth, taking some advice from the Reformation. Also, news of our new ‘Patreon Campaign‘!

The Trinity and Evangelism – TEP163

As of publishing, this coming Sunday is Trinity Sunday, so we thought it would be good (like last episode) to do something ‘calendar related’, connected to Trinity Sunday.  On first thought, the doctrine of the Trinity may seem too complicated for non-Christians to grasp.  Not so, says Glen Scrivener! Listen to this podcast to find out more.
Oh, and here’s an article Glen wrote on the subject.

 

The Holy Spirit and Evangelism – TEP162

As of publishing, this coming Sunday is Pentecost, so we thought it would be great to have a conversation about Pentecost, and the role of the Holy Spirit in Evangelism. Note from the episode are available here.

The Ascension, and why it’s the answer to Terrorism, Trump and the Transfer Market – TEP161

Today is Ascension Day! Today’s podcast is about how the Ascension relates to current issues: What is the ascension? Why is it the answer to the Election? Why is it the answer to Brexit? Why is it the answer to Terrorism? Why is it the answer to Trump? Why’s it the answer to the Football Transfer Market? Happy Ascension Day Everyone!

God’s Missionary Glory and our Glorious Mission – TEP160

Glen Scrivener to the Yorkshire Gospel Partnership on the subject of God’s Glory. Also, here’s a related blog post that Glen wrote for Union Theology.

Freedom and Why None of Us Have It – TEP159

Often what we want in life is ‘freedom’ but as Glen Scrivener explains, what we expect to be freedom, often ends in bondage, expectation is different from reality.  We also talk about three-two-one.org More talks at stmarysmaidenhead.org/reallives

 

Glen Scrivener – Is Life a Comedy? – TEP158

Glen Scrivener went to St Mary’s, Maidenhead the other week, and gave this talk. Be a fly on the wall, as Glen looks at whether life is a comedy or a tragedy. More talks at stmarysmaidenhead.org/reallives

 

Glynn Harrison – TEP157

On this episode of The Evangelists’ Podcast, Glen Scrivener talks to Glynn Harrison about how to talk to people about the Christian’s view of sexuality.  Glynn’s new book ‘A Better Story’ discusses the biblical vision for sex and marriage.

Glen Scrivener, Interviewed – TEP156

On this episode of The Evangelists’ Podcast, Glen Scrivener is interviewed by Owen Batstone and James Hughes from Calvary Baptist Church in Ogmore Vale, Wales. We also mention the opportunity to come and study with Speak Life in September. Check out ust.ac.uk for more details.

 

 

A New Day: Emma Scrivener – TEP155

Glen’s wife Emma Scrivener spoke to Glen about her new book, A New Day, which reflects Jesus through the deep trouble of life that we go through from time to time. Emma’s website is emmascrivener.net

 

 

Story Mission – TEP154

Glen met up with some of the organisers behind the Story Durham mission at Durham University, to find out why this mission has been so well attended, and what it is about telling stories that is so compelling. Sam Udy, Noah Strange and Niv Lobo give some behind-the-scenes stories.

 

Love Story, the myth that really happened – TEP153

Glen’s new book looks at the Easter Story, starting with an interaction between C. S. Lewis, and J. R. R. Tolkien, about the truth of myths.  Initially, Lewis said they were ‘lies breathed through silver’, but Tolkien said he was wrong – they were not lies. In this episode, Glen reads the first chapter of his book.

 

 

Interview with Rico Tice About ‘Capturing God’ – TEP152

Rico Tice is an associate minister at All Souls Church, Langham Place, London, and he’s a co-author of Christianity Explored. In this episode, we ask him about his new book titled ‘Capturing God’ and is available here.

 

Interview with Ray Comfort – TEP151

Ray Comfort is an international Evangelist and Street Preacher from New Zealand. His Living Waters ministry has gone global on Satellite TV, Radio and the Internet.  Well known for being the home of ‘The Way of the Master’, Ray has encouraged millions in sharing the Gospel with training courses, and has produced 300,000,000 gospel tracts! more…

 

Resources for Christmas and the New Year – TEP150

For our Christmas video, we were only able to use a small fraction of the interview audio.  In this episode, we listen to a little more of what was left on the cutting room floor!  Also we highlight our other Christmas videos, a re-release of Reading Between the Lines coming in 2017 and news of a very special guest on the Evangelists’ podcast in the New Year!

Christmas Videos with Dai Woolridge and Dan Rackham – TEP149

‘Tis the season for Christmas videos! Dai Wooldridge and Dan Rackham have produced videos for Christmas for a number of years now, and Glen gets to talk to them about their offerings for this year.

 

The Evangelist and Money: Martin Povey – TEP148

Martin Povey belongs to Roger Carswell’s Assiciation of Evangelists, which has a stipulation that they never ask for money.  Glen and Andy chat to Martin about how he became a Christian, and then an Evangelist, and what it means to ‘live by faith’.

The Evangelist and the Family: Ali Campbell – TEP147

Ali Campbell is a Youth and Children’s Ministry Consultant. Listen as he talks to Glen Scrivener about being how we approach childrens work in the ministry of the church.  Are they fully integrated into the family of the Church? How can we best serve them as valued members of Christ’s body?

 

The Evangelist and the Church: Josh Williamson – TEP146

Josh Williamson returns to The Evangelists’ Podcast to talk about the relationship between the Evangelist and the Church. Glen Scrivener and Josh talk about how we integrate people into the Church despite their history, and how important it is for Evangelists to work in connection with the Church.

 

Lost in Wonder: Peter Mead – TEP145

Peter Mead returns to the Evangelists’ Podcast to tell us about his book, Lost in Wonder, which looks at how our relationship with God resembles marrriage.  Glen and Peter look at questions such as How does God’s story related to marriage? How can we be ‘the bride of Christ’? Why should you put down his book and read the bible instead?!

 

The Evangelist and the Bible: Rico Tice – TEP144

Rico Tice is an associate minister at All Souls Church, Langham Place, London, and he’s a co-author of Christianity Explored. Glen Scrivener caught up with him to ask about ‘The Evangelist and the Bible’

 

Paul Williams, Author of ‘If You Could Ask God One Question’ – TEP143

Paul Williams is the author of the book ‘If You Could Ask God One Question’.  In it he answers 13 of the most commonly asked questions.  Glen caught up with him whilst on a mission in Eastbourne.

 

Nate Morgan Locke – Life Explored – TEP142

Nate Morgan Locke is an Evangelist with Christianity Explored Ministries, and he talks to Glen about the new ‘Life Explored’ course.  Nate talks about the content of course and the theology behind it.

Comedy Writer, James Cary – TEP141

James Cary is a comedy writer for the BBC. Glen Scrivener talks to him about the funnier side of faith, and how we can use comedy to aid telling people about Jesus. James has written The God Particle Play, which explores dialogue between science and Christianity. www.thegodparticleplay.com

 

Ros Clark, Online Pastor – TEP140

Ros Clark is the Online Pastor for the Church of England in Lichfield. She communicates in all sorts of ways online, through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat etc. Glen talks to Ros about what it’s like engaging with strangers you don’t even see face to face.

 

Interview with Peter Ould – TEP139

Peter Ould is a highly regarded commentator on issues of the Church and sexual identity, broadcasting on the BBC and other national and international stations. Glen Scrivener talks to Peter about sex and sexuality when talking to people about Jesus.

 

Politics and Power Struggles – TEP138

The UK has had another round of political power struggles. “Power corrupts, and Absolute Power corrupts, absolutely” We’ve heard the saying, but Glen suggests it’s not actually true!

 

Brexit and the Blame Game – TEP137

The UK’s EU Referendum has split the country right down the middle. Not only that but in the aftermath, we’ve all started blaming each other. Who’s fault is it? What’s going on, and how can we get to the root of the issue? Andy and Glen talk about our ‘social reaction’ to #EUReferendum, and about Glen’s rant in the car.

Does Christianity Really Offer Us Freedom? – TEP136

In this episode, Glen answers the question “Does Christianity Really Offer Us Freedom?”. Some perceive Christianity as a long list of rules that need to be kept, rather than a way of freedom. How can we answer this effectively to show that it is a liberating way of life, not without trouble, but free?

Michael Ots – TEP135

Today’s guest on the Evangelists’ Podcast, Michael Ots speaks at university missions all over the UK and abroad. Glen chatted with him at the European Leadership Forum to ask him about his work and finds out how he answers challenging responses such as, “Are you saying all religions are completely wrong?”, “Are you saying I’m going to hell?”, “Doesn’t religion cause all war?”

Peter Mead – The Heart of the Evangelist – TEP134

What goes on in the Heart of the Evangelist? Peter Mead, author, pastor and teacher talks to Glen about what it means to be in fellowship with Christ, and have His heart for reaching the lost.

Preaching the Gospel in Dark Places, a look at Mental Health – TEP133

Depression may affect more people than we realise, and many continue in it without any intervention. How can we help people, further than a sympathetic pat on the back?

Interview with Jonathan Carswell – TEP132

Jonathan Carswell is the founder of 10ofthose.com, a publishing and distribution ministry, involved in selling evangelistic material in bulk for as cheap as possible.

Interview with Josh Williamson part 2 – TEP131

Last time, we spoke to Josh Williamson, an Australian Evangelist (director of Open Air Campaigners in Australia), who came over to the UK and got arrested for preaching! This time, we hear more about his day to day work.

Interview with Josh Williamson – TEP130

Josh Williamson is an Australian Evangelist (director of Open Air Campaigners in Australia), who came over to the UK and got arrested for preaching!

Easter Outreach – TEP129

This time we highlight our latest video ‘If you had been here’. Glen explains some of the thinking behind it, before we hear the soundtrack. Video is here

Angry Evangelism – TEP128

It’s often frustrating when people you talk to don’t believe. However, is it right to get angry at them because of it? Glen and Andy discuss the problems of getting angry when we evangelise.

Opportunities in the Student World – TEP127

On this episode, Glen Scrivener talks to Andy Brinkley about the different facets of Student Missions, and reports on his 3 week tour of University Christian Union Missions.

Does Science Leave Room for God? – TEP126

Glen is currently away in Sheffield, but he’s left us a recording of his talk he did at Reading University, ‘Does Science Leave Room for God?’

How do I Know I’m Doing Life Right? – TEP125

When we’re wrong (and don’t know we’re wrong), it feels exactly like we’re right. How can we discover the truth? Glen gives a talk from the University of East Anglia.

Who’s Afraid of Religious Extremism? – TEP124

Talking to Muslims about the Identity of Jesus – TEP123

Merry Christmas, and news of a new project – TEP122

 

Dan Rackham – TEP121

Today, Glen speaks to YouTuber, Dan Rackham, creator of the John Lewis Video remake!

 

Four Kinds of Christmas – TEP120

There are four kinds of Christmas. Which are you?

 

Reaching out at Christmas – TEP119

This week, we take a break from our current series on speaking to other faiths about Christ.
However, we take a look back at the last few episodes, talk about Glen’s schedule, and talk about the fourkindsofchristmas.com outreach.

 

How to talk to Sikhs about Christ Part 2 – TEP117

Glen continues his chat with Clive Thorne.

 

How to talk to Sikhs about Christ – TEP117

In this series about speaking to people of other faiths, we have come to witnessing to Sikhs about Christ. Glen talks to Clive Thorne.

 

How to Talk to the New Age about Christ part 2 – TEP116

This is the second half the interview with George Osborn. George goes on to talk about the more practical side of speaking to spiritual people about Jesus.

 

How to Talk to the New Age about Christ – TEP115

Despite years of secularism, there are still many people who firmly believe in the supernatural. George Osborn didn’t believe in the supernatural until a friend at school came across a Ouija Board. This began an involvement with the Occult that nearly got him killed. After conversations with a curate from a local church, who prayed with him regularly, a change began to happen.

 

How to Talk to a Jehovah’s Witness, Part 2 – TEP114

This is the second instalment of the interview we did with Stand To Reason’s Timothy Barnett.  This episode continues with some twitter submitted questions.

 

How to Talk to a Jehovah’s Witness about Christ – TEP113

Many people have met a Jehovah’s Witness on their doorstep. How can we speak to them and talk to them about the truth of God? In this episode Glen talks Timothy Barnett from Stand to Reason about Jehovah’s Witnesses.

 

How to Talk to a Muslim about Christ – TEP112

This episode is the second half of the interview we heard last time with Jay Smith.  It features the more practical side of witnessing to Muslims.

 

How to Talk to a Muslim about Christ – TEP111

We’ve been looking at how to talk to people of different faiths.  In this episode, Glen talks to Jay Smith about Muslims, and how he talks to them about Jesus.

 

How to Talk to a Mormon about Christ – TEP110

This week, we listen to the second half of the interview, with more practical points on what to talk about, how to engage them, and Glen asks some twitter submitted questions!

How to Talk to a Mormon about Christ – TEP109

What are Mormons, and how can we talk to Mormons about issues of faith? In this new series of episodes, we look at how to talk to people of different beliefs, starting with Mormonism.

 

Quick Answers to Quick Questions 4/4 – TEP108

Continuing our series on quick answers, we cover answered to responses such as “There’s no need for God, science explains it all.”

 

Quick Answers to Quick Questions 3/4 – TEP107

Continuing our series on quick answers, we cover answered to responses such as “There’s no need for God, science explains it all.”

 

Quick Answers to Quick Questions 2/4 – TEP106

Continuing our series on quick answers, we cover answered to responses such as “There’s no need for God, science explains it all.”

 

Quick Answers to Quick Questions 1/4 – TEP105

We cover some quick answers to deep questions that people ask, such as Who made God?, and

 

God and Mission – TEP104

Before we talk to strangers on the street, Glen reminds us what we need to know before we go!

 

Talking to Strangers about Jesus – TEP103

To some, the thought of talking to complete strangers about Jesus fills people with dread.  Glen invited Geoffrey Hilder to lead a group of people to go into the town to have ‘Christian street conversations’.  The results were surprising!

 

Stop Giving Your Life to Jesus – part 2 – TEP102

Last time, we looked at Glen’s poem that he wrote for the Youth Works Summit. In this episode, we consider the deeper, theological basis, and take a look at a number of scriptures.

 

Stop Giving Your Life to Jesus! – TEP101

Evangelists are well known for asking people to ‘Give Your Life to Jesus’, but what does that mean, and why should we stop doing that? Glen spoke at the Youth Works Summit.  You can see his 8min talk here: Stop giving your life to Jesus – Glen Scrivener Glen explains why he thinks why this is a problem, and offers a better way to present the Gospel.

 

100th Episode Anniversary Edition! – TEP100

We celebrate that you have stuck with The Evangelists’ Podcast for 100 episodes, covering over 2 years of content.  We take a look back at some of the highlights of the Podcast over the last 100 episodes. Do you have a favourite?  Why not leave a comment to say which was yours?

 

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