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Profiles in Christian Living

Profiles in Christian Living

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Profiles in Christian Living (formerly Australian Christian Life) is an official podcast of AP, interviewing Australian Christians. Podcasts are released fortnightly and video podcasts available at ap.org.au, on YouTube or Facebook.
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Occult Practitioner to Follower of Christ (with Anita)

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Fostering Hope (with Mary Dickins)
Mark Powell finds out about the world of fostering as he speaks with Mary Dickins, Founder and Coordinator of Fostering Hope. Fostering Hope help find stable, loving homes for any child who needs one, and provide ongoing support. Fostering Hope is a Christian organisation whose work comes from the Bible and the teachings of Jesus to ‘visit’ and ‘care for’ orphans and widows, to put the lonely in families, to love the fatherless, to care for children, to love the neighbours in the communities God has placed us, and to be salt and light. Find out more at www.fosteringhope.community Be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, and check out our other episodes. For more like this, visit ap.org.au Podcast recorded and produced at Production Farm Studio, Hobart. www.productionfarm.studio
41:46
October 04, 2022
Occult Practitioner to Follower of Christ (with Anita)
Mark Powell talks with Anita about her past living as an occult practitioner, and her journey to follower of Christ.   Be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, and check out our  other episodes. For more like this, visit ap.org.au   Podcast recorded and produced at Production Farm Studio, Hobart. www.productionfarm.studio
37:60
September 08, 2022
The Artist and God's Creation (Richard Stanley)
Mark Powell talks about art, building, and God's creation with Tasmanian  based artist, Richard Stanley. You can find out more about Richard and see his beautiful photo realistic artwork at  www.theartofrichardstanley.com.au  Be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, and check out our   other episodes. For more like this, visit ap.org.au   Podcast recorded and produced at Production Farm Studio, Hobart.  www.productionfarm.studio
29:19
August 16, 2022
The Ministry of Hospital Chaplaincy (Jason Summers)
Mark Powell is joined by Jason Summers to talk about the blessing and challenges of serving Christ to those in their hour of need. Jason Summers is the Chaplain Co-Ordinator at the Launceston General Hospital. Be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, and check out our  other episodes. For more like this, visit ap.org.au CREDITS: Podcast recorded and produced at Production Farm Studio, Hobart. www.productionfarm.studio
43:38
August 04, 2022
From LGBTQ+ to Christ
Four amazing stories of people who have found forgiveness and healing from their sexual brokenness by turning to Christ. Be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, and check out our  other episodes. For more like this, visit ap.org.au CREDITS: Podcast recorded and produced at Production Farm Studio, Hobart. www.productionfarm.studio
01:03:12
July 04, 2022
The Challenge of Being a Christian Politician (Johno Duniam)
The Challenge of Being a Christian Politician with Johno Duniam, Liberal Senator for Tasmania. Be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, and check out our  other episodes. For more like this, visit ap.org.au CREDITS: Podcast recorded and produced at Production Farm Studio, Hobart. www.productionfarm.studio
43:07
June 08, 2022
From hippie commune to Christ (Ian Headley)
Mark Powell discovers Ian Headley's life story - from life as a young boy, to his interesting journey from a hippie commune in southern Tasmania to faith in Christ.   Be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, and check out our  other episodes. For more like this, visit ap.org.au CREDITS: Podcast recorded and produced at Production Farm Studio, Hobart. www.productionfarm.studio
32:55
June 02, 2022
Serving Christ in the Public Square (Eric Abetz)
Eric Abetz joined Mark Powell on the Profiles in Christian Living podcast, discussing the current bill on Religious Freedom as well as the increasingly vexed issue of Mandatory Vaccination. Be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, and check out our previous episodes!
39:37
December 02, 2021
Christianity and Wokeness (Owen Strachan)
Owen Strachan argues that the social justice gospel is the most dangerous false teaching this century as well as the growing threat of statism.
27:53
August 30, 2021
Transgenderism (Prof John Whitehall)
Here in this final episode for Season 2 of Profiles in Christian Living, Mark Powell discusses the facts on transgenderism while chatting with Professor John Whitehall, a Professor of Paediatrics with over 50 years experience.
41:40
May 27, 2021
In it for the Long Haul (Paul McKendrick)
Reverend Paul McKendrick has served as a pastor in Evans Head, and now works with Ministry and Mission. In this episode of Profiles in Christian Living, Mark Powell talks to Paul about what we are to think of the coming minister drought.
46:08
May 20, 2021
Gospel Leadership (Gary Millar)
This week on Profiles in Christian Living, Mark Powell and Gary Millar discuss how the Gospel is everything we need to keep going in ministry.
28:07
May 13, 2021
Preaching and Preachers (Simon Manchester)
Lessons from a lifetime of being in the pulpit, hear from Simon Manchester in this weeks' Profiles in Christian Living podcast. With new episodes each week, be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!
36:52
May 06, 2021
From A Hard Place to the Rock (Vince Williamson)
Reaching men today with the gospel, hear from the life and experience of Vince Williamson in this week's episode of Profiles in Christian Living. Be sure to subscribe wherever you watch or listen to your podcasts!
40:46
April 29, 2021
The Chaplain and the Creative (Chris Morphew)
Chris Morphew is a chaplain at Presbyterian Ladies College in Sydney, the author of "Best News Ever" and the "Big Questions" series from The Good Book Company, as well as one of the authors behind the Zac Power book series. Mark Powell is joined in the studio by Chris for this latest podcast, be sure to tune in and subscribe to the Profiles in Christian Living podcast!
52:18
April 22, 2021
The Pastor-Scholar (Rev. Dr. David Burge)
Rev. Dr. David Burge works in both academic and pastoral realms. He teaches Systematic Theology and New Testament at Sydney Missionary and Bible College while serving as pastor at Drummoyne Presbyterian Church. David encourages evangelical Christian leaders to not be perturbed by sceptical scholarship, nor to dilute its message in order to meet our culture half way. Scripture is best declared with humble confidence.
41:59
April 15, 2021
Christian Singleness and Dating (Simon Wong)
Much pastoral attention to couples extends to those who are currenting dating, engaged or married. But what if you're single looking for a date? Are you allowed to? Shouldn't you be content? What challenges should I be aware of? Simon Wong is a pastor of an intergenerational congregation at Cornerstone Concord, and in this episode he shares some theological and pastoral reflections on looking for a date.
35:49
April 08, 2021
The Canberra Declaration (Kurt Mahlburg & Warwick Marsh)
The Canberra Declaration is the work of many individual Christians, clergy and Christian ministries, representing a wide variety of denominations. This week, hear Mark Powell talk with Kurt Mahlburg and Warwick Marsh about this important work. 
47:04
April 01, 2021
Reflections on the State of the Church (Paul Cooper)
Pastor. Parkinsons. Publishing. Don't miss out on this podcast with Paul Cooper, as Mark Powell finds out more about Paul Cooper, his ministry to the church and Paul's insights in to the state of the church. This podcast was filmed in late 2020.
28:05
March 25, 2021
The Role of Elders and Deacons Today (Murray Smith)
In this podcast, recorded in late 2020, Murray Smith and Mark Powell talk about church governance, structure, and where the roles of elder and deacon fit in the Presbyterian church today.
31:38
March 18, 2021
A Biblical Perspective on Pandemics (Peter Barnes)
Peter Barnes, pastor at Revesby Presbyterian Church and Moderator General of the Presbyterian Church of Australia, gave insight in to the current and past pandemics. This podcast was recorded towards the end of 2020.
30:03
March 11, 2021
An Atheist Defends Religious Freedom (Mark Latham)
In this special episode, Mark Latham joined Mark Powell in a video call to discuss the Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) Bill 2020, religious freedom and more. Don't miss out on this podcast interview!
27:12
March 05, 2021
Being a Christian at University Today (with Luke Powell)
Recorded at the end of 2020, this podcast episode saw the Rev Dr Peter Barnes take the reigns of host to talk with Luke Powell (Mark Powell's son) about university life, and historical figures in philosophy.
30:27
March 04, 2021
Ministering to the Elderly During Covid-19 (with Bruce Christian)
Mark Powell and Bruce Christian talked about the impact of COVID-19 on the elderly, his conversion story, and ministry of devotional material.
31:18
February 25, 2021
Truth in the Public Square (with Martyn Iles)
Leader of the Australian Christian Lobby, Martyn Iles, came to Reformers Bookshop to talk with Mark Powell about his upbringing, what's behind his boldness and confidence in the public square, and much more!
49:47
February 18, 2021
G'day Everyone, It's Colin! (with Colin Buchanan)
A man who needs no introduction, Colin Buchanan, was the latest guest to join Mark Powell for Profiles in Christian Living. Hear about some of Colin's history, what's behind his music, and insights into preaching and the Christian life.
44:42
February 11, 2021
A New Perspective on the Presbyterian Church (with Cameron Clausing)
Cameron Clausing, Lecturer in Applied Theology and Missional Engagement at Christ College as of 2021, starts off the second season of AP's "Profiles in Christian Living" podcast, talking about who he is, Herman Bavinck, and the Presbyterian Church.
36:44
February 04, 2021
Christian Leadership: Interview with Wayne Richards
For this week's podcast, the final for this season, Mark Powell talks to Wayne Richards about his involvement in Christian leadership.
32:06
October 15, 2020
The Gospel and the Kingdom: Interview with Ian Smith
Ian Smith, Principal at Christ College and author of "Not Home Yet", joined Mark Powell for this week's Australian Christian Life podcast.
40:04
October 08, 2020
Sexual Ethics: Interview with Patricia Weerakoon
Patricia Weerakoon met with Mark Powell at Reformers Bookshop to discuss sexual ethics.
33:53
October 01, 2020
Denominational Stewardship: Interview with Jeof Falls
Jeof Falls, General Manager of the Presbyterian Church of NSW, spoke with Mark Powell about his ministry in the Presbyterian church.
44:03
September 24, 2020
Corporate Worship - Interview with Rob Smith
With the release of his latest book "Come, Let us Sing", Rob Smith joined us for this Australian Christian Life podcast to talk about corporate worship and singing.
32:37
September 17, 2020
Church and State: Interview with Stephen Chavura
Stephen Chavura and Mark Powell discussed church and state, COVID-19, movements and social media.
57:15
September 10, 2020
Surviving University: Interview with James Jeffery
In this podcast episode, Mark Powell is joined by James Jeffery to talk on the topic of university culture.
35:23
September 03, 2020
Missionary Stories: Interview with Dorcas Denness
We had the privilege of talking with Mrs Dorcas Denness about her missionary stories.
39:45
August 27, 2020
Evangelism: Interview with David Robertson
For this episode, David Robertson and Mark Powell talked about evangelism, the church in Scotland and Australia.
46:57
August 20, 2020
Preaching: Interview with David Cook
David Cook joined us for another AP interview looking at profiles in Christian living. In this episode, David and Mark discussed preaching.
31:30
August 13, 2020
APWM: Interview with Kevin Murray
For this podcast of profiles in Christian living we spoke with Kevin Murray from Australian Presbyterian World Mission.
30:56
August 06, 2020
Women's Ministry: Interview with Carmelina Read
Mark Powell sat down for an interview with Carmelina Read at Reformers Bookshop to talk about her conversion and ministries.
37:23
July 23, 2020