Articles from Word in Time

October Podcast 2005

The October podcast features contributions from three people with very different experiences of how their Church life has taken them abroad. Produced at methodist Church House by Anna Drew and Toby Scott, and edited by Anna Drew.

September 2005 Podcast

The September podcast features interviews with General Secretary David Deeks, Creative Arts Coordinator Sarah Middleton and news of new children's initiatives from Steve Pearce and Doug Swanney. It was produced by Toby Scott and Anna Drew, and edited by Anna Drew.

August 2005 Podcast

The first podcast from the Methodist Church. A discussion on: a first timer's view of the Methodist Conference, websites, Pray Without Ceasing.

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The Communicator of the Future

There's no doubting it: the church is out of touch. Some young people and families have left, complaining that it is irrelevant and not fulfilling their spiritual needs. If The Methodist Church is going to halt it's decline, it must be able to communicate the Christian message to a 21st century audience. The media service, then, has been investigating what the communicator of the future is going be like....

Taking to the Water

Increasingly, the church is called to go outside it's four walls and witness in the community. One Methodist Minister has gone even further - he's taken to the water. Revd Maurice Perry is Waterways chaplain in Lincolnshire, and talks here of outreach, community and a very timely intervention...

Money Money Money

The Central Finance Board has £800m entrusted to it by The Methodist Church and Methodist organisations. That's a lot of money! How does it invest it ethically, as well as making it work for the good of others? Listen here to John Ellis, Secretary for Business and Economic Affairs, talking about the recent history of Methodism and ethical investment, the scriptural backing for ethical investment, and the newly re-formed Churches Investors Group, which will look at how money can be used as an instrument of good...

Overcoming death with life

World AIDS Day is the international day of action on HIV and AIDS which takes place every year on 1 December. Hear what the Methodist Church is doing to help raise awareness of HIV/Aids, and about why it is so important that the church gets involved. Listen, too, about the 'Lazarus experience' of people living with HIV...

In Hope of Peace...

Two retired ministers, Brian Shackleton and David Rowland, will soon be in the Holy Land under the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI), which is a World Council of Churches initiative. They talk here of the occupation, their hopes for the land, and their passionate belief that love can overcome fear...

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