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Reflections from Torch Trust

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Torch Trust is a Christian organisation with a worldwide vision for people with sight loss. We produce a weekly radio programme called Reflections which airs on RNIB Connect Radio.. The show focuses on faith and disability in today's world and here you can find a podcast version of the show. Uploaded weekly, after our Sunday broadcasts, this version has had music tracks removed.

Location:

Leicestershire, United Kingdom

Description:

Torch Trust is a Christian organisation with a worldwide vision for people with sight loss. We produce a weekly radio programme called Reflections which airs on RNIB Connect Radio.. The show focuses on faith and disability in today's world and here you can find a podcast version of the show. Uploaded weekly, after our Sunday broadcasts, this version has had music tracks removed.

Twitter:

@TorchTrust

Language:

English


Episodes

Disabled Christians Fellowship Groups

2/27/2024
Fellowship has been an important part of Christianity right since the beginning but for some people it can be very difficult to find community: they may be isolated, unable to get to church or they may feel unwelcome even if they can get there. Well, the Disabled Christians Fellowship have a mission to help people with disabilities enjoy faith and fellowship together...

Duration:00:22:11

More Than Able Part 2

2/20/2024
Two weeks ago we were joined by the wonderful Ella Abel who spoke about what it was like to begin losing her sight in her thirties. Today we’re catching up with Ella again as she takes us through the next part of her story, including how her faith has helped her along the way, as well as how sight loss has affected her church life…

Duration:00:17:52

Approaching Lent

2/12/2024
Ash Wednesday is just around the corner and that means the start of Lent and time to begin preparing for Easter! So join us for this episode of Reflections as we explore what this important period of time means for us all...

Duration:00:18:59

More Than Able Part 1

2/8/2024
Many people associate sight loss with aging, but it can happen at any time of life. In this episode we hear from Ella Abel who lost her sight in her 30s, Ella shares openly about what impact this has had on her life...

Duration:00:22:12

National Storytelling Week

1/29/2024
At Torch we love a good story – in fact we have more than 3000 books available for people with sight loss to borrow from our accessible lending library! So, it’s a good job that it's National Storytelling Week, because that gives us the perfect opportunity to share some of the best books joining our accessible library or online bookshop...

Duration:00:19:21

In Conversation With Julia Chapman

1/23/2024
This week on the Reflections podcast, we speak with Julia Chapman, a Torch trustee who became partially sighted due to retinal dystrophy. This interview was first recorded a couple of years ago for our previous CEO Tim Jeffrey’s Sight Loss 101 series, but it’s a great conversation about what it’s like to lose your sight as an adult...

Duration:00:17:56

Celebrating Epiphany

1/8/2024
On the 6th January, people around the world marked the Feast of Epiphany, or the Day of the Three Kings. But how is this special period celebrated in different places? We decided to find out, as well as enjoying some lovely spiritual reflections related to this time of year...

Duration:00:19:13

New Year's Eve 2023

1/2/2024
It's time for our New Year's Eve extra long special! Listen in as we prepare for the year ahead and cast our ears back on on the year that has passed with our 'Reflections on Reflections' retrospective...

Duration:00:37:55

Christmas Day 2023

1/2/2024
It's Christmas Day and the Reflections team are ready and waiting to celebrate with you. Join us for an extra long episode of beautiful, uplifting faith-filled interviews, thoughts and more as we explore what Christmas really means for us all...

Duration:00:31:12

Christmas Eve 2023

1/2/2024
Join us for a festive celebration of Christmas Eve, featuring a lovely interview with Rosalie Dias about what Christmas was like for her growing up in Tanzania...

Duration:00:20:10

Advent Joy

12/18/2023
The third Sunday in Advent has a wonderful theme: JOY! So join us for a fun-filled, cheerful festive episode of Reflections as we prepare for Christmas and feel the joy of knowing Christ the Lord...

Duration:00:21:01

Advent Peace

12/12/2023
The second Sunday in Advent is known by some as the day of peace - so that's our focus for this week's episode! Join us for a peaceful time of spiritual reflection that we hope will leave you feeling surrounded by God's love - and a little more ready for Christmas!

Duration:00:19:11

Advent Hope

12/4/2023
On this week's Reflections, we're marking the first Sunday of Advent and exploring the theme of hope that the day is centred around. Join us for some beautiful spiritual preparation for the beginning of the Christmas season

Duration:00:15:25

Shooting Blind

11/27/2023
Heinrich Barth lost his sight when he had a brain aneurysm several years ago. He and his wife Irene join us on Reflections to share how their love and faith got them through a terrifying time and how God has blessed them via a return to one of Heinrich's passions. See Heinrich's photos and buy his calendar for 2024 from: https://www.shotwhileblind.co.uk/

Duration:00:21:42

Poetry In Motion

11/27/2023
This week we're chatting to the lovely Rosalie Dias who we met on a Torch holiday! Rosalie shares her experiences with having Stargardt Disease, being a Christian, and having a passion for poetry...

Duration:00:18:07

Remembrance Sunday 2023

11/14/2023
On this week's show we mark Remembrance Sunday by celebrating the work of SASRA. SASRA, which stands for The Soldiers’ & Airmen’s Scripture Readers Association, have a mission to introduce soldiers and air force personnel to a practical experience of the Christian faith by living and working alongside them, and sharing scripture with them.

Duration:00:17:04

Bonfire Night and Advent Books

11/6/2023
This week on Reflections, we’re thinking about fireworks and we’re exploring the wide possibilities of Advent reading. Yes, it may feel a little early still to think about anything festive, but it’s the perfect time to start planning our reading for the season, helping us prepare for the joy of Christmas.

Duration:00:21:02

Illness, Disability And Caring

11/6/2023
This week on Reflections, we're exploring the realities of being a carer, having a disability or experiencing illness. We're joined by author Bernadette Meaden who wrote a book which faces up to all of these topics and explores how the Bible can be a source of support. Read more of Bernadette's writing here: https://www.ekklesia.co.uk/author/berna/

Duration:00:19:38

Grace Under Fire

10/23/2023
On this week’s Reflections show, we’re joined by Anthony Cooper, recently appointed MBE, who dreamed of a life in the military from a young age. When he joined the army, the unexpected happened and changed his life forever. Join us for his story of sight loss, faith, doubt and God’s transforming love.

Duration:00:17:33

Sight Loss Sunday Celebration 2023

10/16/2023
This week we're celebrating Torch's annual Sight Loss Sunday event! The event is designed to wake the church up to sight loss and empower blind and partially sighted people to share their giftings in their church communities. Don't forget: you can celebrate any Sunday of the year, find our resources to help you at https://torchtrust.org/sight-loss-sunday/

Duration:00:16:51