Dr John Andrews: How I coped when my son was facing prison

April 7, 2018

Christian pastor, teacher and scholar Dr John Andrews was enjoying what he describes as "a blessed life". The popular speaker and author was ministering across the world and pioneering churches in the UK. "You want to believe in God's blessing and prosperity and everything is going to be good," he says, adding "And we had a very blessed life." But in May 2015 everything "dramatically changed" when John's son was arrested and charged with a serious crime. In this in depth interview, John opens up about the worst moments in his family life and how God brought them through the other side. In talking about both the high points and low moments in his ministry John also answers questions about how Christians should engage with scripture, the unique challenges of pastoring small congregations and why there's a time to be honest and admit that God's plan doesn't make sense to us. 

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Dave Griffiths: Making music and deconstructing my faith

March 31, 2018

Sam Hailes travels to the oldest Pentecostal church building in the world to meet the Christian musician, singer-songwriter and rabble-rouser Dave Griffiths. The former pastor has recently been through a process of deconstructing his faith and questioning previously long-held doctrines. The Bournemouth-based artist has emerged more certain than ever that God's love is real and with a greater sense of his own calling. In this in-depth and wide-ranging interview Dave also charts his musical journey, including how he formed the popular Christian bands BOSH and Chaos Curb Collaboration. He also opens up about his personal struggles related to mental health, theology and the UK Church. 

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Joyce Meyer: Passion, preaching and prosperity

March 24, 2018

Thousands listen to her upbeat talks every week. But TV preacher Joyce Meyer has plenty of critics too. Maria Rodrigues met her to find out who she is off-screen.

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Nigel Cameron: The robots are coming but the church isn’t ready

March 17, 2018

Justin Brierley meets the bio-ethics and future technology expert Nigel Cameron. In this in depth interview the President of the Centre for Policy on Emerging Technologies in Washington DC explains how he became a Christian and why he's written his latest book: The Robots are Coming. Nigel believes robotics and the advances of artificial intelligence provide both opportunities and challenges for modern societies. But he says rather than preferring simple issues, Christians should delve into these complicated subjects because they really matter. 

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Kathy Gilbert: From hitch-hiking hippie to Jesus Freak // Joseph Steinberg: How I came to believe Jesus is the Messiah

March 10, 2018

On The Profile this week, we meet two Christians with amazing testimonies. Kathy Gilbert was a drifter searching for meaning in the USA's hippie scene through drugs and new age beliefs. She tells Justin Brierley how she met God. In the second part of today's show, Sam Hailes meets Joseph Steinberg - chief executive of Christian Witness to Israel. Joseph explains how despite his parents telling him otherwise, he became convinced that Jesus Christ really was the Messiah.

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Chip Kendall: Meet the former thebandwithnoname frontman who is revolutionising family worship

March 3, 2018

The US-born musician who is now part of !Audacious Manchester’s creative team, Chip Kendall speaks to Ruth Jackson about growing up in Israel, young people’s difficult questions and how music can reach people on the fringes of faith. 

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Billy Graham: A life well lived

February 24, 2018

Billy Graham passed away on 21 Feb 2018 at the age of 99. Justin Brierley traces the life and legacy of the famed evangelist speaking to friends, relatives and ministry colleagues who knew him personally.

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Rt Rev Richard Harries: Finding God in beauty and in horror

February 17, 2018

In this interview with Premier's Justin Brierley, the former Bishop of Oxford Rt Rev Richard Harries explains how he became a Christian and was called into ministry. The 81 year old was once described by Rowan Williams as "that rarity, a Christian public intellectual" and is now a life peer in the House of the Lords. Harries talks about how he came into conflict with other Christians over his views on stem cell research and introduces his latest book The Beauty and the Horror which looks at issues of theology and suffering.

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Stuart & Jill Briscoe: The British couple reflect on a lifetime of ministry in the USA

February 10, 2018

The Briscoes' Telling The Truth ministry began in 1971 while Stuart served as senior pastor of Elmbrook Church in Wisconsin, which grew into the largest evangelical church in the state. It started as a simple tape duplication ministry in a home basement, using a reel-to-reel tape recorder linked to a dozen smaller recorders to duplicate the Briscoes' teaching. In the late 90s it became the first minstry to air on Premier Christian Radio, and continues to do so to this day, as well as being available as a podcast. In this in depth interview with Premier Christianity's Sam Hailes, Stuart and Jill share their testimonies, answer questions about the differences between the UK and America, and recall both good times and bad from a lifetime of ministry. 

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Franklin Graham: The critics won’t stop me. I’m coming to the UK to preach the gospel

February 3, 2018

The son of the legendary evangelist Billy Graham tells Marcus Jones why he's determined to come to the UK and preach the gospel. Franklin Graham is controversial in some circles for his previous statements about Islam and homosexuality. With a campaign now underway to ban him from preaching in the UK, Franklin answers his critics, explaining he has good news and a message of love to bring. 

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