Articles from Word in Time

Tony Jordan creates The Nativity

The December podcast features an interview between Martin Saunders from Christianity Magazine and writer Tony Jordan. Tony talks about the creation of his four part dramatization of The Nativity that will be screened on BBC1 in the run-up to Christmas. He also explains the effect his research had on his beliefs.

Supermodel Caprice on Thanksgiving

A special edition podcast in celebration of the American Thanksgiving festival. Karen Burke interviews U.S supermodel Caprice at a Thanksgiving dinner in Elgood House - part of the Church Army's Marylebone Project housing the largest homeless shelter for women in London. Karen also speaks to Angie Coleman, the hostel manager; Dr Randolf Cooper from the American Intercontinental University and Richard Chambers from Church Army.

Stories from Africa

This podcast features stories from Africa as well as news about young people in the Church. Ashley Peatfield talks to Anna Drew about his charity, the Funzi and Bodo Trust, and explains how he was held at gun point after setting up a clinic in Kenya. Methodist Youth president, Christy-Anna Errington, has been in her new post for a month. Karen Burke catches up with her to find out how things are changing for young people in the Church. Karen also interviews Dr Bumni Olayisade on her visit to West Africa as Connexional partnership coordinator for Africa.

From West End to Website

When she is not on stage playing Christine in Phantom of the Opera, West End Star Tabitha Webb is busy advocating Interserve's 2010 campaign, Love Changes Everything. Karen Burke discovers how Interserve is endeavouring to free people trafficked into the sex trade in India while Anna Drew speaks to website creators, Jules and Matt Hollidge to learn how their site, Kore, cuts above the same old stuff.

Haiti Recording at Abbey Road Studios

The Haiti earthquake disaster may be slipping from the media radar but fundraising for the victims is still going strong. More than 200 professional singers turned up at The Beatles’ former music hub – Abbey Road studios in north London – to record the charity single “Somebody Please” out for release on 27 April 2010. Methodist editor writer George Luke spent the day with the artists, catching interviews with Graham Kendrik, former ex-factor finalist, Beverley Trotman and Noel Robinson, co-writer of the single.

Conflict and Compassion

Methodist President Revd David Gamble and Vice-President Dr Richard Vautrey recently visited Israel and Palestine to gain a deeper insight into the problems facing communities and explore how suffering can be alleviated. Karen Burke talks to Richard to find out how his brief visit to the area furthered his understanding of the conflict, while Anna Drew learns whether the word “love” can produce problems in translation when she interviews Phil Prior from Wycliffe Bible Translators.

Haiti Earthquake

People have been shocked and horrified by the scenes of devastation in Haiti following the massive earthquake on 12 January 2010. Revd Tom Quenet, Methodist Partnership Coordinator for the Americas and the Caribbean, was due to be in Haiti when the earthquake struck. He told Karen Burke how he heard of the tragedy and the work he has been engaged in since to help with the relief effort.