The Speak Life Podcast

The Speak Life Podcast

Seeing the world, with Jesus at the centre. Encouraging apologetics and evangelism to speak life to a needy world

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May 11, 2021 54 min

On this week's podcast, Glen and Paul discuss what missional church actually looks like.

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Could the recent issues in the church have been avoided if we placed more emphasis on building the church rather than evangelism? Glen and Paul discuss.

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Today would be John Stott's 100th birthday. We talk to Professor John Wyatt, who called Stott a friend and mentor for 40 years.

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On this week's podcast, Glen and Paul speak to Pete Nicholas, Reverend of Inspire St. James Clerkenwell. Pete has been involved with Iwerne Camps and conservative evangelical circles and so shares his wisdom on both the good and the bad within them.

Pete's Zechariah Sermon - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C39AwXzVnHY&t=0s

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With recent church scandals in the US and the UK, the great temptation is to identify our problems with one bad apple. But as Lee Furney said on a recent Speak Life video, bad apples grow on trees and bad trees need root and branch reformation. So how do we address cultural problems that might make abuse more probable or concealable? Glen Scrivener and Paul Feesey discuss.

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In today's episode, Glen Scrivener speaks to Durham University Christian Union about the difference the resurrection makes. He also fields questions about the history, hope and humanism of Easter!

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In this interview, Glen Scrivener talks to Lee Furney, one of 27 victims who spoke to the independent review into the behaviour of Jonathan Fletcher. Lee's website is called Soul In Formation where he discusses his work of supporting abuse survivors and advocating for them: https://soulinformation.org/

The independent review into Jonathan Fletcher was conducted by safeguarding charity Thirtyone:eight and can be read here: https:...

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In this interview, Glen Scrivener talks to Dr Diane Langberg, psychologist and author of 'Redeeming Power' who has worked for the past 45 years with people suffering from trauma. They discuss the trauma associated with sexual and spiritual abuse within Christian ministry, especially the Ravi Zacharias and Jonathan Fletcher scandals.

All of Speak Life's videos responding to the latest abuse scandals can be found here: htt...

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In this interview, Glen talks to Steve Baughman, the California based attorney who wrote 'Cover-Up in the Kingdom' in 2017. He has been exposing the truth about Ravi Zacharias for 6 years now and has been extremely disappointed with the Christian community's openness to truth.

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/Pv4L8k1hs2A

Steve's channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVyMiCZ1jOO5HZ0Lx5KOdaw

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Christians are often painted as the bad guys in Western society, while some are portrayed as that guy we avoid when they try to share the gospel with us. Glen talks to Steve McAlpine and Sam Chan, who have both written books that come from both these angles.

Steve McAlpine is from Third space ministries: https://thirdspace.org.au/

Sam Chan is from City Bible forum: citybibleforum.org

Watch the Interview here: https://youtu.be/GmyY642...

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In an exclusive interview with Glen, Lori Anne Thompson, who was Ravi Zacharias' most high profile victim of abuse, speaks out about the struggles of being a survivor and how certain cultures create conditions for abusers to get away with their heinous acts. Her powerful story shines light and exposes the evils abusers inflict.

Lori Anne Thompson's victim impact statement: https://loriannethompson.com/2021/02/08/lori-anne-th...

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In this interview, Glen talks to Bekah Legg, the Director of Restored, a Christian alliance working to transform relationships and end violence against women. They chat about how the gospel can give hope to women who have suffered abuse and how the church can respond.

For more information on Restored, please visit their website: restored-uk.org

The National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247

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In the continuing fall-out from the post-humous uncovering of Ravi Zacharias' scandalous abuse of women, we talk to Sam Allberry. He is an ordained Anglican minister and until recently, an employee and speaker for RZIM - the ministry Zacharias founded. Sam speaks to Glen about how he tried to raise concerns about him, only for to be rebuffed by the organisation.

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Are we ALL prepared to lose our lives to find them — a truth for life and for ministry?

It's not just RZIM — we all must learn to "die".

Glen looks to the words of Jesus for answers to a scandal that has rocked the Christian world.

Last week's video on 2 Samuel 13: https://youtu.be/SuOoXZ6RSPg

Speak Life is a UK based charity that resources the church to reach the world. Learn more about us here: https://speaklife.org.u...

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2 Samuel 13 can be found here: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Samuel%2013&version=NIV

The Miller and Martin report into Ravi Zacharias's sexual abuse can be found here: https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/rzimmedia.rzim.org/assets/downloads/Report-of-Investigation.pdf

Lori-Anne Thompson's victim impact statement is here: https://loriannethompson.com/2021/02/08/lori-anne-thompson-victim-impact-stat...

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Persecution is a context not a complex. On this show we talk to Čedo Ralević, a Serbian church planter and theological educator, who grew up under genuine persecution in the former Yugoslavia.

Čedo was born in 1949 in Kosovo and Metohija. He was born in a communist country, under Tito's rule (who died in 1980). 

In the year 1964 Čedo became a Christian in 1964 through the witness of his older brother, Simo. He was baptized in 196...

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There is one question we never ask: What is sex for?

Glen talks to Ed Shaw, Pastor of Emmanuel City Centre in Bristol and co-founder of Living Out. They are an organisation committed to seeing Christians living out their sexuality and identity in ways that enable all to flourish in Christ-like faithfulness. As a same sex attracted Christian, Ed encourages us to look beyond just seeking fulfillment in heterosexual marriage alone or ...

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January 28, 2021 47 min

How can we possibly have faith in a world that is falling apart before our very eyes by a global pandemic? Are we able to move from doubt to faith? That's the question Glen Scrivener takes on as he looks at the story of the biggest doubter of them all, Thomas. This talk is also followed by a Question and Answer session led my Michael Ots.

This talk was originally given for FEUER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Qkwd...

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We have a deep sense of the equal value of all people no matter their age, sex, race, creed, etc. But where has this come from? And what does it mean about the difficult decisions we have to make when rationing scarce resources?

Recently Lord Jonathan Sumption sparked a controversy on the BBC1 programme, The Big Questions, by saying that not all lives are equally valuable. The controversy is testimony to his unfortunate language but...

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Glen speaks to the Reverend Paul Blackham, vicar of St Crispin's Church in North London. In this conversation they talk about how the church responded to the pandemic. Have too many in the church been too obedient or too reckless in obeying government restrictions on worship?

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