If it were an evangelistic campaign, Christmas would be the most effective in history. Millions come to a standstill to worship Jesus, the ‘campaign songs’ are piped into shopping malls the world over. But how do we make the most of this stunning opportunity. Glen Scrivener and Paul Feesey discuss how churches and individuals can share Jesus, face to face and online. They are also joined by John Lovell of Christian Vision. Their goal is to “reach a billion” through evangelistic media.
Everyone from Matthew Parris to Barack Obama has pointed out our Wokier Than Thou call-out culture. In this LIVEcast, Paul Feesey and Glen Scrivener discuss how ‘niceness’ has become weaponised in our discussions. In the name of tolerance (for the ‘right views’) we silence and deride those who are ‘wrong.’ But what’s the way forward?
Kanye West used to compare himself to God, now he says he’s Nebuchanezzar – humbled, saved, and preaching the gospel. What do we make of this? And the reactions to it? Join Paul Feesey and Glen Scrivener as they discuss the fall and rise of one of the worlds biggest celebrities.
In Glen’s recent interview, Tom Holland says everything we hold dear is ultimately the product of the Christian revolution. We talk about human rights, science, and the church in this episode of the LIVEcast.
On this weeks show we have for you a very special edition of the Speak Life Podcast. Glen Scrivener has been out of the studio this week and we have for you a conversation between him and author Tom Holland, about his new book Dominion. Enjoy!
We discuss the language of Westminster and ask whether it enables violence. We also discuss the legislation of Westminster, which certainly does enable violence. Also on the show: How to speak into the issues of mental health and where to find peace.
This year, Jordan Peterson said he didn’t want to claim to believe in God because who could bear such a burden? Esther O’Reilly wrote an incisive article explaining that faith is not a burden. It’s trusting the One who lifts our burden. Hear Glen’s interview with her.
How do Christians feel about “religion”? We’re like a woman who’s always been dead against the institution of marriage. But then she meets a guy. Maybe she even marries him. Why? Not because she believes in marriage per se, but because she believes in him. Christians are those who have ‘met a guy’
What happens when force is used to shape a culture’s beliefs? On all sides of the sexuality debates, hearts and minds are being by-passed and we’re all paying the price. Join Paul and Glen as they discuss Pride Month 2019 and the reactions to it.
Today we talk about the Church of England’s new Digital Charter for online engagement; Stormzy’s appearance at Glastonbury; and a tragic case of abuse within the church which has surfaced recently. How should we react when our Christian witness is compromised like this?
Rebecca McLaughlin has written a terrific book, taking on 12 objections to Christian faith. She talks to Glen Scrivener about the book, about proclaiming Jesus in a secular age and reasons to be hopeful in the church.
On this week’s LIVEcast we discuss the fire at Notre Dame, and we finally release the full interview with Ryan and Amy Green who, five Easters ago, lost their third son, Joel, to cancer. Their warmth and wisdom are life-transforming. Listen.
Glen speaks with Alastair Roberts of the Davenant Institute and the Theopolis institute about technology, social media and how as Christians we can navigate it. Alastair Roberts is a writer, scholar, youtuber & podcaster.
It’s Shrove Tuesday but what does Lent have to say to a culture disconnected from life, death and the body? How can we answer questions about the Bible? And how might embracing the goodness of singleness be a witness to the world?
On this week’s LIVEcast we discuss the debate between Sue Thayer (ex-Planned Parenthood) and Ann Furedi (BPAS) on a recent episode of Unbelievable? We also reflect on university missions at Warwick & Southampton and discuss how we should respond to recent scandals in the church.
Glen interviews pastor Andrew Wilson about his new book “Spirit & Sacrament: An Invitation To Eucharismatic Worship”, in which he calls the church to join together two traditions that are frequently and unnecessarily kept apart.
On this week’s LIVEcast we discuss the recent article in the daily mail on antinatalism and how it points to a larger shift in Western thought. We also look chat about our interview with Andrew Wilson and his new book, “Spirit and Sacrament: An Invitation To Eucharismatic Worship.”
It’s a choc-a-bloc Christmassy feeling LIVEcast this week as we discuss how to take over the world, cultural engagement and Christmas preaching. James Cary has thoughts on whether Jesus was funny and Tom Holland talks about the pity and the power of the Cross.
On this week’s LIVEcast, Paul takes a look at some Christmas video resources you could use in your church this Christmas. And stay tuned until 29.40 to hear Glen’s Christmas talk given at the University of Southampton carol service. You can download all our videos here & find the others here, here & here.
On this week’s LIVEcast we discuss our the death of John Allen Chau, killed on North Sentinel Island, and what ramifications it has for cross-cultural mission. We also talk to Jeremy Hambrice & Jack Crabtree about their missionary work in Papua New Guinea.
On this week’s LIVEcast we reflect on the issue of abortion after our experience at the recent Brephos Conference. We also chat briefly about our time sharing the gospel at the Mind, Body & Soul Experience at Alexandra Palace.
On this week’s LIVEcast, Glen gives his thoughts on the recent criticism of Christians Against Poverty and we think a little more about the debate between Sean McDowell & Hemant Mehta, this time focusing on where our morality comes from.
On today’s LIVEcast we chat about recent news that University Fresher’s week are introducing alcohol free events as news emerges that 40% of students are choosing not to drink. We also look at the debate between Sean Mcdowell and Hemant Mehta on Unbelievable USA and ponder ‘what would convince you to change your mind?’
This week, Glen talks to author, broadcaster and evangelist John Dickson about how to witness well in a post-Christian age. In this paradigm-shifting chat they discuss how losing well in the culture can be a genuine gospel win.
On this week’s LIVEcast, Paul talks to Tom McDowell about his life growing up in Northern Ireland, his time serving as a Royal Marine in Iraq, his battle with alcoholism and his subsequent coming to faith.
On this week’s LIVEcast we talk about the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un. We also think more about our latest thorny question: Won’t Jesus Rob Me Of My Freedom?
On this week’s LIVEcast we discuss the second and final part of our Thorny Questions video on science and faith: Is Science The Enemy Of Faith? We also discuss Jeremy Corbyn, anti-Semitism in the Labour party and mothers who regret having their children.
James Cary is a comedy writer for the BBC. He has written for Miranda, Milton Jones and co-written Bluestone 4-2 for BBC 3. In this discussion, James and Glen discuss the ironies of the cross and the great happy ending which the resurrection brings. This week’s podcast is a recording of a lunch bar given by Glen at St Andrew’s University mission week 2018, with the title What About Other Faiths?
On today’s LIVEcast we’ll be live from All Souls Church, Langham Place chatting about their mission week. We’ll also be thinking about Marvel’s latest offering “Black Panther” as well as thinking about our Thorny Question video: What Do We Do With Our Doubts?
This is the first of our podcasts with a new name, The Speak Life Podcast! It’s also the first of a new LIVE format, where we discuss a variety of subjects, some of which are based on our latest YouTube video. Today, Glen and Paul discuss “Hypocrisy”, Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle, and a video from the BBC.
Glen Scrivener and Paul Feesey talk about Christmas and Preaching. Preach sermons that are Athenasian, Atoning and Abasing rather than those that have an Abrupt mention, an Apologetic angle or are Anselmian!
Our Christmas outreach, “Meet the Nativity” launches on 27th November 2017. Paul interviews Glen about it, and then Glen interviews James Cary who’s co written #MeetTheNativity with Glen. You can listen to James’ podcast here.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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!
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…
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.
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.
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‘!
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.
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.
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!
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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!
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’.
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?
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.
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?!
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’
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 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.
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.
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.
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?
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?”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?