Articles from Word in Time

Roots and Regeneration

From the roots of Methodist heritage in Britain to the revival of Methodism in Eastern Europe, this month's podcast takes a look at the preservation of the old and the blossoming of the new. Karen Burke chats to Europe Secretary Colin Ride about his recent ecumenical trip to Albania while Anna Drew finds out about the new job Jo Hibbard has just taken on as Methodist Heritage Officer. Karen also catches up with Revd David James and Edward Nkwelle at Trinity at Bowes Methodist Church in North London where a £2.2 million grant is helping to put the church at the heart of the community.

Credit Crunch Podcast

How we deal with the economic crisis is not far from anyone's mind now that the country has entered into a recession. Find out why economist Ann Pettifor believes the current crisis is in fact a spiritual crisis, and discover why Church Action on Poverty and Get Fair campaigner, Niall Cooper, thinks the poor should be our priority in interviews with Karen Burke. From the other side of the coin, listen to investment banker John Reynolds give his perspective on the economy and the church's role in conversation with Anna Drew.

The Economic Crisis: Part 1

Christian thinkers came together at Methodist Church House in London to talk about how the Churches could lead the way through the economic crisis. The speakers at the conference organised by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland examined the root causes of the current crisis from a faith perspective and gave their thoughts on what the free churches role in addressing the global financial meltdown should be. Part 1: John Ellis

The Atheist Bus Campaign

British comedy writer Ariane Sherine is the brains behind the Atheist Bus Campaign, hitting London today. Anna met up with Ariane to find out more. Check out the News Stories page for the Methodist response when the Campaign was announced back in October.

Podcast 9, 2008

Karen speaks to Andrey Levitskiy and Mihai Copaceanu to find out about their experiences on a Methodist Scholarship and Leadership Training Programme in the UK and Anna asks Ian Worsfold from the Music Resource Group what hymns and songs might sound like in a couple of years time. Also, Karen catches up with Sarah Malik during her second week in post as the first ever salaried Youth President.