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Eric Gaudion: Suffering with the most painful condition known to humanity

Eric Gaudion: Suffering with the most painful condition known to humanity

July 10, 2020

Church leader Eric Gaudion endured one of the most painful conditions known to humanity for 22 years. He was admitted to hospital more than 100 times and went through 30 surgeries before a groundbreaking transplant gave him his life back. In this interview with Sam Hailes, Eric explains how his suffering effected his relationship with God, opens up about the serious mental battle which accompanied his illness and comments on how the coronavirus lockdown has reminded church leaders of the importance of caring for the chronically unwell and long term sick in their congregations.

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KXC’s Pete Hughes: Discovering God’s plan to make all things new

KXC’s Pete Hughes: Discovering God’s plan to make all things new

July 3, 2020

In this week’s episode, church planter and author Pete Hughes talks to Sam Hailes about coronavirus, racism, ministering to millennials and Gen Z in London and why and how the church he leads in Kings Cross has grown. The figures - 40 congregants to 700 in a ten year period - have impressed many, but Pete is up front about the challenges as much as the highpoints. One of his passions is helping Christians understand the big picture of God’s story. His debut book All Things New is designed to communicate “God’s burning desire is to bring restoration to every sphere of society.” And in a tongue in cheek reference to his brother’s song, Pete believes heaven won’t involve sitting on a cloud and singing ‘Here I am to Worship’. There’s something much better in store for us, he says. 

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Rich Wilson: Head of student mission movement, Fusion

Rich Wilson: Head of student mission movement, Fusion

June 26, 2020

Rich Wilson is passionate about raising up the next generation of students who love Jesus, and then unleashing them on the world. In this in-depth interview he shares his own journey to faith and reveals some of the remarkable things God has done along the way. 

Paul S Williams: The Marketplace and Mission in a post-Christian world

Paul S Williams: The Marketplace and Mission in a post-Christian world

June 19, 2020

Paul S Williams is CEO of Bible Society, which for 200 years has sought to bring the Bible alive to every man, woman and child. 

He shares how he was dramatically brought back to faith as a student at Oxford University before going on to work in financial analysis in the UK.

He has held research and teaching positions in Canada on the theology of the marketplace and leadership.

His latest book is ‘Exiles on Mission: How Christians can thrive in a post-Christian world’. 

https://www.biblesociety.org.uk/products/9781587434358/ 

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Lisa Bevere on thriving in lockdown // Rev Anthony Thompson on forgiving the racist who murdered his wife

Lisa Bevere on thriving in lockdown // Rev Anthony Thompson on forgiving the racist who murdered his wife

June 12, 2020

It’s a double bill of The Profile podcast this week. Rachel Matthews is in conversation with bestselling author and founder of Messengers International, Lisa Bevere. In part two Claire Musters interviews Rev Anthony Thompson who lost his wife in the Charleston Church massacre five years ago.

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Dr Rowan Williams: The former Archbishop of Canterbury on the Rule of St Benedict

Dr Rowan Williams: The former Archbishop of Canterbury on the Rule of St Benedict

June 5, 2020

Dr Rowan Williams is hoping to move back to Wales. “I don’t know exactly when it will be possible” he tells Catherine Larner, “but I still hope to be back by late autumn. I’m waiting to see what lies ahead, but I’m not looking to fill the diary. I’m hoping there may be an opportunity to loosen up and unclutter slightly...I can dream!” To return to Wales would bring things back full circle. It’s where he grew up and where, as a bishop, spent the happiest years of his life. A poet, a theologian and the former Archbishop of Canterbury (2002–12), Dr Williams has been the Master of Magdalene College Cambridge for much of the past decade, inhabiting a vast 1960s red-brick property on the edge of the city centre. Life is busy with numerous responsibilities but it’s stimulating and sociable and follows a rhythm of life, he says. Each day incorporates morning and evening prayer, a time of silence, meetings, work and time with family and friends or colleagues. In this wide-ranging interview, Dr Williams opens up about past mistakes, comments on the frenetic pace of life facing many, and explains how the Rule of St Benedict can help us.

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Nigel Ipinson-Fleming: Keyboards, drugs, The Stone Roses and my journey to Jesus Christ

Nigel Ipinson-Fleming: Keyboards, drugs, The Stone Roses and my journey to Jesus Christ

May 29, 2020

Nigel Ipinson-Fleming is a Gospel artist, keyboard player and music producer with a history playing in bands such as Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and The Stone Roses.

First broadcast in 2016, in this interview he chats with Muyiwa Olarewaju about his life, music and journey of faith.

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Stef Reid: World champion Paralympian

Stef Reid: World champion Paralympian

May 22, 2020

In this week’s show, Rachel Matthews meets the five time world record holding Paralympian Stef Reid. In this in depth interview, Stef talks about the accident which changed her life and how her perspective on what it means to be a Christian has matured over time.  

Read her story in full here

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Marilyn Baker: A lifetime of music and ministry // Timo Soini: The former Finnish deputy PM

Marilyn Baker: A lifetime of music and ministry // Timo Soini: The former Finnish deputy PM

May 16, 2020

It’s a double bill of The Profile podcast this week. Premier’s John Pantry is in conversation with the much loved Christian singer-songwriter Marilyn Baker, while our head of news sits down with the former Finish deputy Prime Minister (and larger than life character) Timo Soini.

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Kings Kaleidoscope’s Chad Gardner: Turning apathy to art

Kings Kaleidoscope’s Chad Gardner: Turning apathy to art

May 8, 2020

It's not often that you put indie-rock star and third-generation church leader in the same sentence, but there's nothing kosher about the way Kings Kaleidoscope's Chad Gardner works, not, at least when it comes to creating worship music. In a desperate search for 'realness' in faith and following deep personal reflection on his battle with his mental health, Seattle-based front-man Chad (and his band of friends) released their fifth studio album, Zeal - a controversial mixtape of hip-hop beats, head-swinging guitar riffs and an 'f bomb-ing' prayer that ultimately encapsulates the honest ups and down of one man rediscovering child-like faith.

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