69. The Pharisee and the Tax Collector and how to look a little bit more like Jesus.

 

In this episode we look at religious legalism and the need to be 'right'. What is it that the Lord wants for each of us. Is it to be more right or to be more humble? We explore one of Jesus' famous parables and ask the question what are we really wanting to be?

 

Get a copy of Apprentice to Jesus here... https://www.eden.co.uk/devotional/apprentice-to-jesus-cris-rogers

 

Cris Rogers is a church leader at Allhallowsbow.org.uk and Director of Making Disciples. For more information check out wearemakingdisciples.com

 

 

68. What does it mean "The Joy of the Lord is my strength?"

We are told in Nehemiah 8:10 that "Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” What does this mean that Gods joy is our strength? In this episode, Cris explores the meaning of this phrase and helps us see how we can live in it.

 

Cris Rogers is a church leader at Allhallowsbow.org.uk and Director of Making Disciples. For more information check out wearemakingdisciples.com

 

 

67. As a disciple how do we cope with disappointment with Cathy Madavan

 

How do we engage with disappointment as a disciple of Jesus? In this episode, we talk about 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 "We are hard-pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed". How does Jesus hold us and help us in times of struggle? We will find out by talking with Cathy Madavan.

 

https://twitter.com/CathyMadavan

http://cathymadavan.com

www.eden.co.uk/shop/irrepressible-12-principles-for-courageous-living-5081994.html

 

 

Cathy is a popular speaker, valued for her humour, vulnerability and wisdom, who travels extensively, predominantly in the UK but also further afield. She has been speaking with Care for the Family on their regular national tours for over 10 years. She contributes regularly to events such as Spring Harvest and New Wine; she also speaks at leadership conferences, events and churches throughout the year. She is a writer and a personal coach. Cathy serves on the board of the Kyria Network (a network of women in leadership/women of influence).

 

Cris Rogers is a church leader at Allhallowsbow.org.uk and Director of Making Disciples. For more information check out wearemakingdisciples.com

 

 

66. Why sleep is actually a spiritual discipline with Beki Rogers

In this weeks episode Cris speaks with Beki Rogers about sleep, rest and guilt. We can feel guilty for resting and sleeping but this isn't God's desire for us. Included in the 10 Commandments it says "You should Sabbath rest". Beki shares with us the theology around why sleeping is Godly.

 

Beki Rogers is Director of the London Centre for Spiritual Direction, Principle of the St Edmund's course and Assistant Rector at All Hallows Bow.

 

Cris Rogers is a church leader at allhallowsbow.org.uk and Director of Making Disciples. For more information check out wearemakingdisciples.com

65. How to stay spiritually strong during the pandemic? Interview with Pastor Luke Whyte

 

Pastor Luke Whyte, also known as the Daily Dev online is such a inspiration. In this conversation we have a clear conversation on how do we keep spiritually strong during this horrible season which in nature aims to pull human beings away from each other. Get ready to be encouraged and challenged.

 

Luke is a Pastor, father, husband, author of "On Your Marks- A beginners guide to Youth Ministry" and a budding entrepreneur.  As part of the leadership team at Templeway Church, Luke is involved with discipleship and is passionate about young people. He has a very active brain and we suspect he may be capable of Jedi mind tricks.

 

Cris Rogers is a church leader at allhallowsbow.org.uk and Director of Making Disciples. For more information check out wearemakingdisciples.com

64. How to keep running the faith race in the middle of a pandemic?

We are now 6 months on in the COVID 19 pandemic and we are unclear when it will end. We are living with this uncertainty or extra lockdowns, will holidays happen, will churches need to close again and will my spirituality hold. How can we make faith sustainable in this season and how can our faith be the thing that sustains us. In this episode, we explore what Paul has to say about "how to we run the race of discipleship and faith in a pandemic?"

 

In this episode Cris mentioned an article he had read on Surge Capacity. Here is a link to that artical.

 

Cris Rogers is a church leader at allhallowsbow.org.uk and Director of Making Disciples. For more information check out wearemakingdisciples.com

63. Have the Priests got worship wrong?

Parables can be looked at over and over and new things seen each time. In this podcast we look at a famous parable of Jesus and delve into the imagery of oil and wine to find a different angle. We will talk about worship, where it can happen and how it should happen.

 

Cris Rogers is a church leader at allhallowsbow.org.uk and Director of Making Disciples. For more information check out wearemakingdisciples.com

62. Four ways to make your life count as a follower of Jesus.

 

We can often feel our life isn't going to be as great as we once hoped. We feel like we aren't going to be a history maker or ever be known as someone who made a impact. In this podcast we look at what does it mean to 'count' and how do we count as a follower of Jesus.

 

First, WALK with God.
Second, PRAY for God's supernatural involvement.
Third, CARE for others.
Fourth, SHARE what God has shown you.

 

Cris Rogers is a church leader at allhallowsbow.org.uk and Director of Making Disciples. For more information check out wearemakingdisciples.com

61. Interview with Dr Nick Toseland on his adventure into the world of Conspiracy Theories.

 

In this episode, we have an interesting conversation with Nick who researched for his PHD the world of Conspiracy Theories and brings some wisdom on how to help someone who is lost within its world.

Read this PHD at here

 

Cris Rogers is a church leader at allhallowsbow.org.uk and Director of Making Disciples. For more information check out wearemakingdisciples.com

60. How to make my life more peaceful.

 

In this episode, we explore how to become more peaceful and less anxious. We ask what gives us peace? How do we find peace? Is our peace more about changing our circumstances or more about trusting God? A great episode for anyone needing to be more 'at peace' in life.

 

Cris Rogers is a church leader at allhallowsbow.org.uk and Director of Making Disciples. For more information check out wearemakingdisciples.com

59. Talking with Tent Theologian Stephen Backhouse on Conspiracy and Fake News.

 

We continue from last weeks episode thinking about conspiracy theories and how we as Christians process wisely what we read and see online or on social media. How do we discern as Christians what is true? In the episode we talk about the difference between intelligence and being educated. We can be intelligent people who simply don't have all the correct facts... what do we then do?

 

https://www.tenttheology.com

 

Dr Stephen Backhouse is the director and primary teacher of Tent. He is an international speaker and teacher. For over two decades he has been delivering real theology to thousands of Christians around the world in churches, universities, schools, festivals, political party conferences, youth camps, newspapers, magazines, television and podcasts.

Stephen has a doctorate from the University of Oxford and multiple master’s degrees from McGill University in Montreal and Oxford, where he also did his undergraduate studies in philosophy and theology.

 

Cris Rogers is a church leader at allhallowsbow.org.uk and Director of Making Disciples. For more information check out wearemakingdisciples.com

Episode 58 - God, Gill Gates And The Greatest Conspiracy Theory.

 

With the growth of online accessibility, Christianity can be a breeding ground for fundamentalism and conspiracy theories that fit within our Christian framework. Within this framework, these lies can look more convincing and the devil loves it.

Paul tells us that we need to be able to distinguish between the spirits - the spirit of truth and the spirit of lies and deception. In this Internet era conspiracy theories and lies have become more dangerous and prevalent. We are bombarded with fake news so much we can start to question even the fabric of reality and this is where it gets dangerous.

How do we wisely discern what we are reading, hearing or watching?

 

SO WE NEED WISDOM…

  1. Through SCRIPTURE
  2. Through TRADITION
  3. Through REASON
  4. And wise council.

 

Cris Rogers is a church leader at allhallowsbow.org.uk and Director of Making Disciples. For more information check out wearemakingdisciples.com

Episode 57 - What You Say V's What God Says

In this new episode, we explore the difference between your perspective and God's heavenly perspective. Unless we understand God's view of your life we will always work out of a position that is in the dark. We can't see what is coming around the corner but God can. 

Buy a copy of What if we knew what God knows about us here..

 

Cris Rogers is a church leader at allhallowsbow.org.uk and Director of Making Disciples. For more information check out wearemakingdisciples.com

Episode 56 -Martha from the Nimbus Collective interviews Cris on creativity, mission and community.

This week's podcast is a flip around. Martha interviews Cris about his work in East London. How creativity is used to share the good news and what He is thinking church could look like in the coming months.

 

Listen to the interview and support the Nimbus Collective crowdfunder as they set up a Creative Resource Hub HERE

 

Martha Shrimpton is an actor, writer and presenter who has written and performed shows for the West End and venues across the UK. She runs the Nimbus Collective which encourages individual creativity to empower the church. Martha is also involved in running and facilitating arts education projects nationally. 

 

Cris Rogers is a church leader at allhallowsbow.org.uk and Director of Making Disciples. For more information check out wearemakingdisciples.com

Episode 55 - Parenting and the digital world with Katherine Hill

In this episode, we talk with Kathrine Hill about how parents can help their kids in a digital world. We talk about putting in good boundaries, how to help our kids be balanced with their digital use and what should we be looking out for.

 

Katherine Hill is the UK Director of Care for the Family
 
Cris Rogers is a church leader at allhallowsbow.org.uk and Director of Making Disciples. For more information check out wearemakingdisciples.com

Episode 54 - How do we as adults engage well with our digital devices with Katherine Hill

How do we as adults engage well with our digital devices? Does our faith affect how we engage? Should it? In this episode, we explore how to engage well in a balanced way. An episode for anyone who owns a digital device.

Katherine Hill is the UK Director of Care for the Family
 
Cris Rogers is a church leader at allhallowsbow.org.uk and Director of Making Disciples. For more information check out wearemakingdisciples.com

Episode 53 - The story of Mojtaba and God at work in Iran

 

Mojtaba (Moj) has a glorious story of coming to faith in Iran, the cost of this on his life and the challenge for us to step up as we live for Jesus. In this episode, we speak with Moj, an Iranian convert who ended up in prison for his faith and then had to run for his life to the UK. Moj challenges all of us to engage with persecution and to live fully engage with God in our lives.

 

Do check out the work of Open Doors here: opendoorsuk.org

Cris Rogers is a church leader at allhallowsbow.org.uk and Director of Making Disciples. For more information check out wearemakingdisciples.com

Episode 52 - Pete Hughes and have we been lied to about what is the full Gospel?

 

In this episode, Cris talks with Pete Hughes about what is the full gospel, have we missed something and do we need to be aware of what we have cut out and the implications of this? When we have a truncated version of the gospel we will always walk away feeling something is missing in our faith.

 

 

Get Pete's book, 'All Things New' here, https://www.eden.co.uk/all-things-new-pete-hughes/

Pete Hughes, along with his wife Bee, leads Kings Cross Church (KXC), a new church in central London reaching people in their 20s and 30s.

Cris Rogers is a church leader at allhallowsbow.org.uk and Director of Making Disciples. For more information check out wearemakingdisciples.com

Episode 51 - Talking with John Mark Comer about hurry and well being.

In this episode, Cris talks to John Mark about how to slow life down. How to be more present and how to make sure you are living well. We want to be connected people, connecting with each other and God, how do we do that without living slower. This sounds impossible... is it?

 

John Mark Comer has written a number of books and leads Bridgetown church in Portland. His book “The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry: How to Stay Emotionally Healthy and Spiritually Alive in the Chaos of the Modern World” is an excellent read.

BUY HERE: https://www.eden.co.uk/the-ruthless-elimination-of-hurry-john-mark-comer/

 

Cris Rogers is a church leader at allhallowsbow.org.uk and Director of Making Disciples. For more information check out wearemakingdisciples.com

Episode 50. Racism - Why #BlackLivesMatter is not enough.

Have we got the conversation about Black Live Matter right? Is there another way of looking at this from a theological perspective. Do Black lives more than matter? In this episode, Cris walks us through the theology of being ‘made in the image of God’ and how this affects how we see everyone one. At this present time, good theology on the matter is needed more than ever. The church should be leading the way on how we see humanity in all of its glory.

 

Cris Rogers is a church leader at allhallowsbow.org.uk and Director of Making Disciples. For more information check out wearemakingdisciples.com

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