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Billy Graham: A life well lived documentary

Sam Hailes introduces a special edition of the Premier Christianity magazine podcast which this month features Justin Brierley’s documentary: Billy Graham: A life well lived. To request our special Billy Graham tribute edition of the magazine visit


Tom Wright explains why St Paul doesn’t fit into the ‘religious’ category

In the March edition of the Premier Christianity magazine podcast editor Sam Hailes interviews Tom Wright (aka NT Wright) about his brand new biography of Paul: Who was he? What did he look like? And what would he say to the Church today? Read Tom Wright’s article for Premier Christianity magazine Find out about Tom Wright’s event in London this summer Take advantage of our special offer - subscribe to Premier Christianity magazine and get a FREE gift, full online access and our special...


February 2018 – Knife crime, evangelicals vs Trump, healing and Kay Warren on marriage

It’s farewell to Justin Brierley as he reflects on his final edition of Premier Christianity mag after nearly four years at the helm. Justin, Sam and Claire also discuss the front cover feature on Christians fighting London’s knife crime epidemic, whether evangelicalism can survive the era of Trump, what to do when God doesn’t heal. Plus we hear from Kay Warren, wife of megachurch leader Rick Warren, on lessons learned from the joys and struggles of their decades of marriage. Subscribe at...


January 2018 – Jeremy Vine on his faith, 3 Growing Churches, 5 ways to meet God in 2018

Justin, Sam and Claire open up the pages of the January 2018 edition as they review highlights from the past year, hear how broadcaster Jeremy Vine lost and found his faith again, profile 3 of the UK’s fastest growing churches, and hear about Claire’s experience of spiritual practices that may help others connect with God in 2018. Subscribe at Get a free copy of the magazine at Get the MP3...


December 2017 – Paul Kerensa on Christmas, When God uses dreams, John Mark Comer, taking off the mask & Rob Parsons

It’s a bumper Christmas-y edition as Sam, Claire and Justin debate the best time to put up your tree and hear from funny man Paul Kerensa about why he’s written a book about Christmas traditions. Plus we look at amazing dreams that led people to Christ and hear from pastor to sceptical millennials John Mark Comer. Claire tells her personal story of taking off her mask and Rob Parsons wraps things up with a Christmas story. See the full Dec edition at...


November 2017 – Revival again, Evangelicals taking over, Paradise Lost & Matt Redman

New team member Claire Musters joins Sam and Justin on the podcast as we debate how parents should treat Halloween, ask “Is it time to pray for Revival again?” in light of Terry Virgo’s cover feature, investigate how evangelicals took over the CofE, hear about how C4’s Eden TV show turned into a living hell and hear an exclusive interview between Guvna B and Matt Redman on the worship leader’s new album. See the full Nov edition at...


October 2017 – Reformation 500, Nick Page, Bart Campolo & Christy Wimber

Sam and Justin open the pages of the Reformation anniversary magazine, with tons of features commemorating the idea and key players. Nick Page talks to Sam about the pros and cons of the Reformation, we look at why Bart Campolo (son of Tony) lost his faith and hear form Christy Wimber on what happens when people don’t get healed. See the full August edition at Get a free copy of the magazine at...


September 2017 – Female ministry, Jesus hippies, KGB convert & Stanley Hauerwas on living out of control

It’s a sad goodbye to Katie as she’s off to vicar factory, but she joins the team one last time to discuss our Sep cover feature, marking the 100 anniversary of the first woman to be ordained to ministry in a UK denomination. We also revisit the Jesus People Revolution 50 years on from 1967’s Summer of Love, hear how a KGB spy became a Christian church planter, and some of Katie’s Profile interview with ‘America’s best theologian’ Stanley Hauerwas. See the full September edition at...


August 2017 – Eugene Peterson debacle, Jesus and your brain, Anthony Delaney, Angela Atim & Rose Hudson-Wilkin

Sam, Katie and Justin are back to talk about the latest mag, featuring tips on how Jesus triggered his listeners’ brains, how to be brave when the world is warzone, an amazing story of a child captive in Uganda, Katie’s interview with Parliamentary chaplain Rose Hudson-Wilkin and Sam’s blog on Eugene Peterson’s U-turn on gay marriage (read it here: ) See the full August edition at...


July 2017 – Why aren’t Christians reading the Bible?, Eugene Peterson, prostitution, endurance sports and more

Katie and Justin bring highlights from the July mag, including Glenn Paauw’s article on how to get Christians reading their Bibles again, a rare interview with Eugen Peterson, Katie’s piece on church response to prostitution, Justin’s book and also talking about the Grenfell Tower fire. See the July edition at Get a free copy of the magazine at Get the MP3 podcast of Premier Christianity...


June 2017: Patriotism, Grime, Revival in Latin America and Messy Christians

In this month’s edition of the podcast, the team discuss the latest cover story which asks ‘Should Christians be patriotic?’ Justin, Sam, Malky and Katie also share their thoughts on this month’s culture column about Grime music and hear from Argentinian evangelist Carlos Annacondia. All that, plus we take a closer look at Emma Scrivner’s article on mental health and the Church. And make sure you listen right to the end to hear what Malky had for breakfast this morning…


May 2017 – The story of worship music, Tim Farron, Mid-faith crisis & Robert Beckford

Sam and Justin bring you a selection from the May magazine and blog, including: Les Moir’s feature on how UK worship music went global; the hounding of Christian political leader Tim Farron; how Christians should be involved in politics; Robert Beckford on doing black theology; and what we can learn from the Very Hungry Caterpillar when we have a mid-faith crisis… See the May edition at Get a free copy of the magazine at...


April 2017 – Fake news, Moby, wake up call & Tim Keller gets snubbed

This month Sam, Katie & Justin are joined by elusive designer Malky and the not-so-elusive Ruth Jackson to talk about fake news, hear about Pete Portal’s amazing Cape Town mission work and discuss RT Kendall’s end times article. We also hear from chart topping dance DJ Moby about his Christian faith and debate Princeton Seminary’s decision to rescind a theology prize for Tim Keller. See the April edition at Get a free copy of...


March 2017 – Black & white churches, Refugee converts, Disney’s gay character and more…

This month Justin delves into why the church is split along racial lines, Katie talks about her research into why Muslim asylum seekers are converting to Christianity, we review a blog titled “Why Christians should think twice before boycotting Disney’s ‘gay Beauty and the Beast”, plus Sam interviews ‘jail-bird-glam-vicar’ Sharon Grenham-Thompson. Enjoy! See the March edition at Get a free copy of the magazine at...


February 2017 – Exorcism, Marriage vs cohabitation, Worship lies, Simone Weil & NT Wright

The team are back to talk about the real life world of exorcism and deliverance ministry in the February edition. Ahead of Marriage Week we look at an article by former family law court judge Paul Coleridge on why marriage is always the best option for children. What are the 6 lies that modern worship music tells us? Plus we look at the life of French theologian-activist Simone Weil and hear from bible scholar supremo NT Wright See the February edition at...


January 2017 – Divine Comedy, Visiting a New Age fair, Atheist churchgoer, new columnist & Rev Richard Coles

Happy New Year! We’ve packed a lot of good stuff into the January 2017 edition. Sam, Katie and Justin discuss the conversation we hosted between comedians Milton Jones, Sally Phillips and Paul Kerensa. We’re all a bit worried about Sam after he went to a new age fair, Joe Ogborn has an atheist friend he takes to church every Sunday and we hear how Rev Richard Coles went from 80s popstar to media missionary. See the January edition at...


December 2016 – Christmas beards, new ideas, God’s blueprint & Bonhoeffer

With Christmas approaching, Justin, Sam and Katie look at how tor refresh your church’s annual festive offerings, plus Katie surprises the team with some fake beards! There’s also some serious stuff too – Jessica Kelley’s article on how she dealt with the question raised by the death of her 4 year old son to cancer and the legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. See the December edition at Get a free copy of the magazine at...


November 2016 – Trump Card, Tony Campolo, Everyday Supernatural and Sally Phillips

Justin, Sam and Katie talk Trump as they look at Skye Jethani’s article on why the US election is dividing evangelicals. Tony Campolo lays his cards on the table over Hillary Clinton and same-sex marriage. Plus Mike Pilavachi on everyday miracles, and we review Sally Phillips’ BBC2 documentary ‘A World Without Down’s Syndrome’. Justin also sings a bit of Yazz. See the November edition at Get a free copy of the magazine at...


October 2016 – Welcome Katie! U2 at 40, True Crime, Metaxas on Trump & Supernatural shenanigans

New team member Katie Stock joins Sam and Justin to look through the latest edition of the mag. U2 have turned 40 (do you feel old now?). Why we are addicted to true crime documentaries. 65% of UK Christian say they’ve experienced the supernatural and Justin hears from Eric Metaxas on his controversial support of Donald Trump. See the October edition at Get a free copy of the magazine at Get...


September 2016 – Derren Brown, Pokemon, Alzheimers, Year in God’s Time & When Leaders Fall

Sam and Justin discuss the big Derren Brown interview in the latest edition and the former faith of the mind bending illusionist. Plus we talk about churches luring Pokemon Go gamers, the Christian Doctor who says dementia helps her to hear from God, the millennials returning to monastic life at Lambeth Palace, and what to do when your church pastor falls off their pedestal. See the September edition at Get a free copy of...


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