Podcast #063: Life lessons from a remarkable cookbook

On this podcast we continue our conversation with Amanda Clegg about her book co-written with Victoria Byrne, “Hope and Spice: Authentic recipes and stories of transformation from the slums of Delhi.” Its one thing to have a good idea, but its another to see that idea through to completion. That is even more so for a cook book that combines not only authentic recipes, but inspiring stories of the slum dwellers themselves. Do join us in this conversation with Amanda as we explore: Why she could have the audacity to
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Podcast #062: Much more than your average cook book!

Cook books are hugely popular the world over. Amanda Clegg and Victoria Byrne have together written a cook book that is unique in so many ways to the vast number that are out there. On this podcast I have the privilege of interviewing Amanda about her book “Hope and Spice: Authentic recipes and stories of transformation from the slums of Delhi.” Here is a short video recorded with Amanda and Victoria at the launch of the book back in November 2018: Do come and join us on the podcast for
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Podcast #061: How 2020 can be your year of wisdom

Welcome to a new year and a new decade! What will 2020 hold in store for you? While there are many unanswered questions, and the year before us is at this point a somewhat blank slate, what we are most definitely going to need is wisdom. Do join my co-host Andrew Horton and I on this third and final podcast as we continue to unpack this subject of wisdom. Also my book on wisdom is scheduled to release in 2020! Wisdom comes from a daily discipline but not in a
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Podcast #060: Why you should hunger for wisdom

Wisdom. What is it? Why do you and I really need it? What do we mean by the word wisdom?  Do join my cohost Andrew Horton and I on this podcast as we unpack some of the ideas from the book on wisdom I am currently working on. In our conversation we unpack the following  draft quote from the book: “Wisdom comes not to the most fortunate or intelligent, but to those who are most determined to find it. We should hunger and thirst for wisdom above everything else and what that can mean for
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Podcast #059: How is Sunil’s book on wisdom going?

“Don’t wish it was easier. Wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems. Wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom.” If you have been a regular follower of the blog and podcast you will be aware that over the last year  I have significantly reduced my online activity. The main reason is to find more time to write the book on wisdom that I have been developing. So how is it going? While it is certainly not yet finished I am pleased to
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Podcast #058: The world’s most persecuted religious group

You rarely hear it mentioned in the mainstream media, but it is those who profess allegiance to Jesus Christ who are the world’s single most persecuted religious group . In face more Christians have died for their faith in the last 100 years than in the previous 2000 years combined! In our third and final conversation with Patrick Sookhdeo we discuss: The origins of the charity Barnabas Fund which Patrick helped to start. How even though Western nations like to regard themselves as secular they are still perceived as Christian
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Podcast #057: Patrick Sookhdeo and understanding Islam

On this podcast we continue our conversation with Patrick Sookhdeo and his journey with Christ in a hostile British environment in the 1960s and 1970s. Patrick  is currently Director of the Institute for the Study of Islam and Christianity as well as the International Director of Barnabas Fund. The latter is an interdenominational Christian charity that supports Christians who face discrimination because of their faith. It was established in 1993 and channels aid through national Christians to more than 60 countries around the world. He campaigns for the abolition of
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Podcast #056: Patrick Sookhdeo – An immigrant story

The 1960s in Britain are popularly associated with black and white television, The Beatles, a sexual revolution and England winning the football World Cup in 1966. But what was it like for those who came as outsiders to England at that time? One such person who came in 1959 at the age of 12 with his family was Patrick Soohdeo. Patrick  is Director of the Institute for the Study of Islam and Christianity as well as the International Director of Barnabas Fund. The latter is an interdenominational Christian charity that
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Podcast #055: How to talk about dying well

Now that sounds like a difficult subject! We all shy away from talking about it and yet what could actually be more important? On this podcast we return to our conversation with the author John Wyatt and explore the subject of what it means to die well. Do join us in this 35 minute conversation when we explore: How to prepare the space to talk The importance of asking open-ended questions such as ‘What is your understanding of what is going on medically?’… ‘What are you afraid of?’…..’What are your
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Podcast #054: Broken But Blessed

We live in a world that celebrates success, achievement and strength. Crowds flock to watch or hear about the fastest, strongest, most beautiful and accomplished men and women of the world. However, there is another deeper and more lasting perspective.   I was recently at a conference for Christian doctors and had the unexpected privilege of meeting Rebekah Domer. She is the author of the book,  “Broken but Blessed: Journeying from Pain to Peace with Unlikely Guides.” Rebekah is a hospice chaplain who currently works at St. Michael’s Hospice in
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