Believing For A Better City
Hebrews 13:11-16
How do we live now in light of the hope of a new heaven and earth? Failure to consider this crucial question deprives us of one of the main motivations provided by the New Testament for persevering through difficult times.

 
August
12
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
Community Matters
Hebrews 13:1-9
After the lofty heights of the previous 12 chapters, Hebrews 13 appears to be an anti-climax on first reading. However, as we dig beneath the surface, we catch a glimpse of a radical new kind of community, unlike anything else the world has ever seen.

 
July
29
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
It's Time To Stand And Fight
2 Samuel 23:9-10
The Christian life is a battle and we have a magnificent champion who is standing in the "barley fields" of our lives, fighting our battles. Will we stand with him?

 
July
29
Speaker
James Mellor
Motivations For Holiness
Hebrews 12:14-29
The call to "live a holy life" sounds like the small print of the Christian 'deal', the rubbish bit we nod along with but struggle to find motivation for. What does holiness look like? And why should we care? Does it even matter? Listen in.

 
July
22
Speaker
Rich Pitt
Persevering In Faith
Hebrews 12:1-13
There’s arguably never been a society with a lower pain threshold than ours. In today’s passage we learn the secret of persevering in faith when everything in us just wants to give up.

 
July
15
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
Living With A Different Story
Hebrews 11:13-40
The 11th chapter of Hebrews is a challenge to what faith really looks like. It’s uncomfortable reading but it’s full of encouragements to help us. Faith means following God’s script for life no matter what the cost but this chapter shows us it’s worth it.

 
July
08
Speaker
Andy Martin
Selected Series
Big Questions
[ 14 Episodes ] 01 October 2017 - 04 February 2018
Exploring questions about faith in God
14
Is Authenticity Possible In The Age Of Social Media?
John 4
In the age of profile pictures and Instagram feeds, is it truly possible to live authentically? What would that look like and where can we find the courage to dare to live without the filter?

 
February
04
Speaker
Rich Pitt
13
Authenticity + Social Media? Personal Stories
Before Rich's talk on authenticity and social media, we heard the thoughts of Alex, Russ and Jess as they shared their experiences, likes and dislikes of social media.

 
February
04
Speaker
Alex, Russ & Jess
12
Authenticity + Social Media? Q+A
A combined recording of the two South Site Q+A sessions following Rich's talk "Is Authenticity Possible In The Age Of Social Media?".

 
February
04
Speaker
Rich Pitt
11
Hypocritical? Personal Story
At our South Site's monthly Big Questions morning, Gemma courageously tells her story of coming to follow Jesus, against a painful backdrop of hurt at the hands of Christians...

 
January
07
Speaker
Gemma
10
Why Are Christians So Hypocritical & Judgemental?
Why should I be interested in Christianity when followers of Jesus have so often been hypocrites? How do we account for the fact that the church through history has fallen short so many times? This talk explores by looking at Jesus' response to hypocrisy.

 
January
07
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
09
Hypocritical? Q+A
The Q+A sessions after both our South Site Big Questions services are combined in this recording, after Jonathan's talks on "Why are Christians so hypocritical and judgmental?"

 
January
07
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
08
How Can Anyone Claim There's Just One True Religion?
In our beautiful, diverse city (and with tensions on the world stage right now), is it not arrogant and divisive to claim one religious conviction is superior to another? Rich explores in this talk.

 
December
03
Speaker
Rich Pitt
07
Other Religions? | Q+A
After a talk addressing "How can anyone claim there's only one true religion?", we opened things up to the room to take questions.

 
December
03
Speaker
Rich Pitt
06
Other Religions? | Personal Story
In our Big Questions morning exploring "How can anyone claim there's just one true religion?", Sanju, a former Hindu now part of Churchcentral, shares his experiences around this theme...

 
December
03
Speaker
Sanju K
05
Has Science Buried God?
Are science and religion in conflict? Are there contradictions between modern science and the Christian faith? What about the Big Bang Theory and Darwin's Theory of Evolution? Jonny explores with the help of some friends...

 
November
05
Speaker
Jonny Mellor
04
Science? | Q+A
In a time of open questions, Jonny Mellor and James Ashley (MSci in Human Evolution) address a number of issues related to Jonny's talk 'Has Science Buried God?'.

 
November
05
Speaker
Jonny Mellor
03
Why Would A Loving God Allow So Much Suffering?
Every human being - no matter our religious affiliations - asks big questions about life, faith and God. Here, we explore perhaps the biggest question of all, why a loving God would allow so much pain and suffering the the world.

 
October
01
Speaker
Rich Pitt
02
Suffering? | Personal Stories
Suffering isn't simply a philosophical issue, it's a personal one. We interviewed Carol and Esther in our two South Site meetings to see how their stories have intertwined with the theme of the morning, how a loving God could allow so much suffering.

 
October
01
Speaker
Carol Rice and Esther Lee
01
Suffering? | Q+A
After the talk on the theme of suffering, we opened up to questions via text and from the floor. This recording is a combination of the Q+A time from both of our South Site meetings that morning.

 
October
01
Speaker
Rich Pitt
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