By Seasoned For:
This is my regular podcast aimed to inspire and encourage you in your days. Using the Bible as the source and my devotional writings, I get to chat with people from all sorts of life. From the Known to the Unknowns, they all have amazing stories they share as a consequence of these Bible passages. It's pretty cool. Join in.
082/ 'Evolving faith' with Martin Saunders
So what is the centre of your world? You, your family, friends, what you love? Satellites orbit around globe. In this excellent episode, Martin, from Youthscape and Director of Satellites (the festival) shares its real meaning. Seriously good. Enjoy.
October 07, 2022
ELEVATION Matthew 7: 15-16 TPT 15 “Constantly be on your guard against phony prophets. They come disguised as lambs, appearing to be genuine, but on the inside they are like wild, ravenous wolves!16 You can spot them by their actions, for the fruits of their character will be obvious. You won’t find sweet grapes hanging on a thorn bush, and you’ll never pick good fruit from a tumbleweed.
October 06, 2022
081/ 'How can God use me?' with Nigel Priestly MBE
Can God use me? "Er, yes. But where?" I love to use the term, 'using what is in your hand'. That is the thing that you do, your skills and/or your responsibilities. Everything we are involved with is an opportunity to bring life, wholeness and justice into the world. In other words, that is what the Kingdom of God looks like. It's not mysterious, its tangible. With Christ, we follow Him to create inclusion, equity, goodness and where possible joy. In this weeks episode, Nigel shares just how he changed the law to transforms so many peoples lives. Utterly inspirational. Enjoy.
September 29, 2022
Intentionality Matthew 7: 13-14 TPT 13 “Come to God through the narrow gate, because the wide gate and broad path is the way that leads to destruction—nearly everyone chooses that crowded road! 14 The narrow gate and the difficult way leads to eternal life—so few even find it!”
September 29, 2022
080/ 'Stickability' with Marko
What helps people stick to things? Well, that is the million dollar question! The answer is found in what we do. Marko shares his wealth of working with young people and reveals that there are things we need to avoid and things that we urgently need to do to help people to thrive. If your programmes need revitalising, this is a MUST listen to. Genuinely, you put the lessons heard on this episode into practice and you will see a significant improvement in the ministries you are involved with. Enjoy.
September 22, 2022
Kingdom alignment / The power of solidarity Matthew 7: 12 TPT (part 6) 12 “In everything you do, be careful to treat others in the same way you’d want them to treat you, for that is the essence of all the teachings of the Law and the Prophets.”
September 22, 2022
079/ 'Power of Vulnerability' with Aaron Nyagam
Showing weakness = strong? Sounds a bit upside down and bonkers? Well.. in the Kingdom perspective, it's the way to open a window and doorway for Christ to walk into our midst. When we learn to navigate being honest and sharing ourselves in a safe way, its remarkable what happens in so many ways. Aarons insights shows the power of community when we are away from home.. You'll see. :)
September 16, 2022
Kingdom alignment / The power of vulnerability Matthew 7: 12 TPT (part 5) 12 “In everything you do, be careful to treat others in the same way you’d want them to treat you, for that is the essence of all the teachings of the Law and the Prophets.”
September 15, 2022
078/ 'Fun with Faith' with James Cary
Fun with Faith Sounds odd. Or does it? James is a sitcom writer (Ref: Miranda) and a Christian. With that, it is fascinating what happens when his view of the world (comedy) crashes in with our Christian faith. Honestly, who knew our faith was that nuts?? Well, ok, a lot of us did.. So have a listen and chuckle at this rather lovely chat with a rather funny man. Enjoy.
September 09, 2022
The golden rule / Authenticity Matthew 7: 12 TPT (part 4) 12 “In everything you do, be careful to treat others in the same way you’d want them to treat you, for that is the essence of all the teachings of the Law and the Prophets.”
September 08, 2022
077/ 'Communities enhanced' with Martin Graham
Ever wondered how to do Community Development well? It's a tricky one, but when done well, it lifts the whole community. So in our chat today, Martin shares his journey of community BBQs to what he does now in communities all across the UK. Utterly brilliant. Highly vital and helpful in the times that we find ourselves in. Enjoy.
September 01, 2022
The golden rule / 2 way Matthew 7: 12 TPT (part 3) 12 “In everything you do, be careful to treat others in the same way you’d want them to treat you, for that is the essence of all the teachings of the Law and the Prophets.”
September 01, 2022
076/ 'Driving change' with Jenny Sinclair
How do we make a change in society? Yep, we all want to impact the work and help it become a better place. The question is how? Well, in this weeks episode, Jenny, founder of Together for Common Good shares ways in how. Utterly helpful and much needed in the times we find ourselves in. Enjoy.
August 26, 2022
The golden rule / time Matthew 7: 12 TPT (part 2) 12 “In everything you do, be careful to treat others in the same way you’d want them to treat you, for that is the essence of all the teachings of the Law and the Prophets.”
August 25, 2022
075/ 'The power of together' with Dr Keith Hebden
Can we change the world on our own? Well, you can try.. but it you might find it tricky. The reality is, there are easier ways to change the world.. and it is through being organised with a group. Keith shares his wisdom and experiences to give us a glimpse in how we can do this.. and then to pass it onto others. Brilliant. Enjoy.
August 19, 2022
Matthew 7: 12 TPT (part 1) The Golden Rule 12 “In everything you do, be careful to treat others in the same way you’d want them to treat you, for __that is the essence of all the teachings of the Law and the Prophets.”
August 18, 2022
074/ 'Using your gifts' with Siku
What is your gift? Ever heard the phrase, use what is in your hand? In other words, what you have already, God can use it. And that is certainly the case with Siku, a professional graphic novelist, having worked with 2000AD and many very well known organisations, he created the Manga Bible. In this chat, we get to hear his amazing story and how he does what he does. Enjoy.
August 12, 2022
Leading Matthew 7: 9-11 TPT 9 “Do you know of any parent who would give his hungry child, who asked for food, a plate of rocks instead? 10 Or when asked for a piece of fish, what parent would offer his child a snake instead? 11 If you, imperfect as you are, know how to lovingly take care of your children and give them what’s best, how much more ready is your heavenly Father to give wonderful gifts to those who ask him?”
August 11, 2022
073/ 'Faith into Action' with Shane Claiborne
What does Faith + Action look like?? Forget the words social action or community development. Let's say it as it is. Loving people practically, 'coz that is what we are called to do. Love all people. Enemies, strangers, neighbours, colleagues. All sorts. But that word isn't enough. It's an action. In this episode, Shane shares his stories in what that looks like and how we can all do things when love turns into action. Be inspired. Follow what Jesus has been doing already.
August 04, 2022
Hope Matthew 7: 7-8 TPT 7 “Ask, and the gift is yours. Seek, and you’ll discover. Knock, and the door will be opened for you. 8 For every persistent one will get what he asks for. Every persistent seeker will discover what he longs for. And everyone who knocks persistently will one day find an open door.
August 04, 2022
072/ 'Re-forming Faith' with Keith Giles
Deconstructing + reforming faith. Ever had a moment in your faith journey when you thought that your current understanding of God, faith, Christianity etc just doesn't work anymore? You're not alone. Millions of people face this same question from time to time. In this vital conversation, Keith shares what he did and where he went from there.. and yep.. it was to something even better. Enjoy.
July 29, 2022
Discretion Matthew 7: 6 TPT 6 “Who would hang earrings on a dog’s ear or throw pearls in front of wild pigs? They’ll only trample them under their feet and then turn around and tear you to pieces!
July 28, 2022
071/ 'What is Table?' with Michael Kane
Yes! An answer! Yep, I am pretty over the moon with this. What is Table? It's a new form of being Church. Over the past few months, 1000s of us have been asking what kind of Church do we want to have. What does the Kingdom of God looks like? It's all connected to what happens around the Table. Listen in with hushed silence to what is so important for all of us to hear. Be blessed and empowered.
July 21, 2022
071 / Devotion
Book covers Matthew 7: 3-5 TPT (part 2) 3 Why would you focus on the flaw in someone else’s life and yet fail to notice the glaring flaws of your own? 4 How could you say to your friend, ‘Let me show you where you’re wrong,’ when you’re guilty of even more? 5 You’re being hypercritical and a hypocrite! First acknowledge your own ‘blind spots’ and deal with them, and then you’ll be capable of dealing with the ‘blind spot’ of your friend.
July 20, 2022
070/ 'Transform a City' with Rev Dr. Brian Beattie
What a barmy question!?? Or is it? Can we have the audacity to really think we can impact a whole place - be that a community, village, town, city or a nation? There are many that have been looking into this and dare I say, there are a few that have modeled the how. Brian and the work of others in Brantford, Canada are such examples - and how easy it really is! Genuinely.. you'd be surprised. Enjoy.
July 14, 2022
070 / Devotion
BOOK COVERS Matthew 7: 1-2 TPT 1 “Refuse to be a critic full of bias toward others, and judgment (from your past) will not be passed on you. 2 For you’ll be judged by the same standard that you’ve used to judge others. The measurement you use on them will be used on you.
July 13, 2022
069/'Living in Freedom' with Brother Cassian (David Cole)
Live like a monk? "Erm, not thanks", some of us may say. But let me suggest that there is something incredibly powerful in monastic living. Brother Cassian, from the Community of Aiden and Hilda, shares his story and the way of living within this lifestyle.. and I love it! I have to say, once you have had a listen, you may want to lean into this monastic way of living too. Utterly encouraging. Enjoy.
July 08, 2022
069 / Devotion
Live in the present Matthew 6:31-34 TPT 31 “So then, forsake your worries! Why would you say, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ 32 For that is what the unbelievers chase after. Doesn’t your heavenly Father already know the things your bodies require? 33 “So above all, constantly chase after the realm of God’s kingdom and the righteousness that proceeds from him. Then all these less important things will be given to you abundantly. 34 Refuse to worry about tomorrow, but deal with each challenge that comes your way, one day at a time. Tomorrow will take care of itself.”
July 07, 2022
068/'You are Valuable' with Faith Van Horne
How do we know we are valued? This is easy to answer for some, but for others who have experienced trauma and horrific circumstances, knowing that they are loved and valued can be a little trickier. Faith shares her incredible story who she has experienced so many challenges and is one incredible person. Be encouraged with this one.
July 01, 2022
068 / Devotion
You are Valuable? Matthew 6:28-30 TPT 28 “And why would you worry about your clothing? Look at all the beautiful flowers of the field. They don’t work or toil, 29 and yet not even Solomon in all his splendor was robed in beauty more than one of these! 30 So if God has clothed the meadow with hay, which is here for such a short time and then dried up and burned, won’t he provide for you the clothes you need—even though you live with such little faith?
June 29, 2022
067/'Faith for all ages' with Verity Eason
Growing in faith can be tricky! It's even more complex when we are trying to cultivate an ecosystem for all ages. With the young people in our lives, there is space for improvement. In this really practical chat with Verity, she shares amazing insights and tools that have helped her and us as a couple to navigate inter-generational faith growing more easily. And yeah, we are still learning.
June 23, 2022
066/'Dealing with struggles' with Peter J Farmer
We all have them... right? There are things in this world that make our lives difficult. Be it practical or emotional, we all have needs. So when we don't get them met, what do we do? Worrying doesn't seem to add much to the challenge. But being in a community that cares .. now that can be a game changer. Peter shares the shift of where we, as followers of Christ, may be heading towards. Utterly helpful. Enjoy.
June 17, 2022
What do you value? Matthew 6:26-27 TPT 26 “Look at all the birds—do you think they worry about their existence? They don’t plant or reap or store up food, yet your heavenly Father provides them each with food. Aren’t you much more valuable to your Father than they? 27 So, which one of you by worrying could add anything to your life?
June 16, 2022
065/'Do I need this?' with August Gawen
'Ok, just in case...' What a saying! Sometimes, that is essential, like having insurance or a first aid kit, but using that principal into all of life can sometimes lead us having too much. Like a lot of too much. And then we can get stressed by the clutter we find ourselves in. But August is utterly brilliant sharing their insights and wisdom. And yes, shalom is attained quicker when we start to change the relationship we have with stuff and choose healthier choices. Sooo practical and attainable. Enjoy.
June 10, 2022
Kingdom alignment / Relationship with stuff Matthew 6:25 TPT 25 “This is why I tell you to never be worried about your life, for all that you need will be provided, such as food, water, clothing—everything your body needs. Isn’t there more to your life than a meal? Isn’t your body more than clothing?
June 09, 2022
064/'Where now?' with Brian McLaren
Ever wondered if we had the right maps to navigate our lives? If so, you're not alone. We all find ourselves at crossroads that challenge us to question what next. In this wonderfully refreshing chat with Brian, he shares his thoughts about our relationship to the worlds we find ourselves in and what we can do about it? Yep, we mention marmite, witches, segregation and what on earth are we to do when the construct of our Christian faith doesn't answer the questions we are challenged to address. We tackle so much in such a wonderfully straight forward way. Be encouraged.. this one is awesome! :)
June 03, 2022
Kingdom alignment - Followers of who? Matthew 6:24 TPT 24 “How could you worship two gods at the same time? You will have to hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You can’t worship the true God while enslaved to the god of money!”
June 02, 2022
063/'Kingdom habits' with Rev Simon Lewis
Ever wondered what monastic living is like? I have and I used to think it was naff. But then I met some folk from the Community of St Anselm (COSA) and oh, how I was wrong! What they do, how they live, it is incredible and there is so much we can gain from their treasured habits of living. Simon, who leads it, shares what they do and how it impacts their lives. It was a joy and a delight. Enjoy.
May 27, 2022
The Kingdom is Plenty Matthew 6:23 TPT (part 2) 23 But if your eyes are focused on money, the light cannot penetrate and darkness takes its place. How profound will be the darkness within you if the light of truth cannot enter!
May 27, 2022
062/'Kingdom treasures' with Rev Dr Ash Barker
Ever wondered where are Kingdom treasures? Through the lenses of the KIN-dom of God being lived out in practical ways, treasures are discovered everywhere. In the darkest of moments, amongst strangers and in all sorts of places. Ash gets to share his amazing journey from Australia that took him to the mission field, to then pioneering (with others) movements in the UK, such as Seedbeds and Red Letter Christians UK. Be inspired as you listen in.
May 20, 2022
Kingdom of Plenty Matthew 6:23 TPT (part 1) 23 But if your eyes are focused on money, the light cannot penetrate and darkness takes its place. How profound will be the darkness within you if the light of truth cannot enter!
May 19, 2022
061/'Connected Community' with Rev Richard Littledale
Ever been surprised by someone? That is exactly what I was when I reconnected with Richard. A chap I was had spoken with in the past, but knew little about his other work and then to find the wealth of amazing things he was involved with. Such a remarkable time with him and as always, full of encouragement.
May 13, 2022
061 Eyes of the Kingdom Matthew 6:22 TPT (part 2) 22 “The eyes of your spirit allow revelation-light to enter into your being. If your heart is unclouded, the light floods in!
May 13, 2022
060/'Wholeness' with Heidi Singleton
What does it take to heal a broken person? Encouragingly, we can all identify with having parts of our lives that are broken. Things said or done that have shaped us in such a way that they reduced us to what we really are. But there is hope, a lot of hope! Heidi draws from her own story, passions and interests and has helped 100s of people from a place of sadness to places of joy and wholeness. Get to listen and go find out more about what she and others are doing in the UK. It is wonderful.
May 06, 2022
Kingdom Eyesight Matthew 6:22 TPT (part 1) 22 “The eyes of your spirit allow revelation-light to enter into your being. If your heart is unclouded, the light floods in!
May 05, 2022
059/'Togetherness' with Rev Dr Sam Wells
How do we do this better together? Not separate, not apart, but with. That is the things Sam is known for, amongst many things. But there is a common theme. 'With'. We are all linked together, so how do we do life better together. How is the Kingdom (KIN-dom) of God revealed more when we are together? In this really wonderful conversation, Sam shares his past, his work and journeying through his frustrations that have led him to better ways of living out our relationship with Christ and with one another. Enjoy.
April 29, 2022
Treasures in Heaven (Part 3) Matthew 6:19-21 19 “Don’t keep hoarding for yourselves earthly treasures that can be stolen by thieves. Material wealth eventually rusts, decays, and loses its value. 20 Instead, stockpile heavenly treasures for yourselves that cannot be stolen and will never rust, decay, or lose their value. 21 For your heart will always pursue what you value as your treasure.
April 27, 2022
058/'Where is the KIN-dom of God?' with Rev Dr Sally Mann
Seek 1st the KIN-dom of God? Yep, you read that right. Drop the 'g' and suddenly seeking where God is soooo easy! Sally shares her amazing life and work in East London, 4 generations in the community, commitment to her people is something she takes very seriously. And my word, the fruit speaks for itself. This one is dynamite. Listen to this, share it with others and lets do this. Amen.
April 22, 2022
Treasures in Heaven (Part 2) Matthew 6:19-21 19 “Don’t keep hoarding for yourselves earthly treasures that can be stolen by thieves. Material wealth eventually rusts, decays, and loses its value. 20 Instead, stockpile heavenly treasures for yourselves that cannot be stolen and will never rust, decay, or lose their value. 21 For your heart will always pursue what you value as your treasure.
April 21, 2022
057/'Depositing Heaven on Earth' with Adeola Oludemi
Kingdom deposits: Treasures in Heaven on Earth Ever wondered what that looked like? Weirdly enough, we find wealth when we are generous with our time, habits and words that benefits others. Through her were with TLG, Adeola shares her wonderful story of where she was and how God has used her skills to now bless so many lives. Be encouraged as you listen in on our conversation.
April 15, 2022
Kingdom deposits: Treasures in Heaven (part 1) Matthew 6:19-21 19 “Don’t keep hoarding for yourselves earthly treasures that can be stolen by thieves. Material wealth eventually rusts, decays, and loses its value. 20 Instead, stockpile heavenly treasures for yourselves that cannot be stolen and will never rust, decay, or lose their value. 21 For your heart will always pursue what you value as your treasure.
April 14, 2022
056/'Fasting & direction' with Peter J Farmer
From fasting to a world changing movement. Ever wondered how to get direction? Nope, not using a map, but tuning into what God is leading you to do. In this densely packed and very helpful episode, Peter shares how Fasting led to a discipleship making movement. From the sublime to the amazing, this takes us all over the UK. Enjoy.
April 08, 2022
A source of power - FASTING Matthew 6:16-18 TPT 16 “When you fast, don’t look like those who pretend to be spiritual. They want everyone to know they’re fasting, so they appear in public looking miserable, gloomy, and disheveled.[o] Believe me, they’ve already received their reward in full. 17–18 When you fast, don’t let it be obvious, but instead, wash your face[p] and groom yourself and realize that your Father in the secret place is the one who is watching all that you do in secret and will continue to reward you openly.”
April 07, 2022
055/'Kingdom alignment' with Paul Golf
Is forgiveness really that transactional? In this really great episode, Paul and I explore the power of forgiveness. When life seems to throw so much at us, it is impossible to not get damaged by it from time to time.. and then its how we move on from there. Confirmation bias, avoidance or confronting it with the power of the Cross. Soak this in and enjoy.
March 31, 2022
Kingdom alignment Matthew 6:14-15 (part 2) TPT 14 “And when you pray, make sure you forgive the faults of others so that your Father in heaven will also forgive you. 15 But if you withhold forgiveness from others, your Father withholds forgiveness from you.”
March 31, 2022
054/'Facilitators of freedom' with Rev. Mark Hirst
What leads to freedom? So the end of the disciples prayer (Lord's Prayer), Jesus then talks about Forgiveness.. just to make sure we know its importance. Giving is to receive. But there is more than that. Holding onto unforgiveness is horrific. It devours us from the inside and inflicts something in how we see and feel towards people, places and spaces. It literally reduces us and reduces what God can do in and through us. Good news, Mark and I discuss and reveal some things that are stepping stones to liberty. Enjoy.
March 25, 2022
53 Facilitators of freedom Matthew 6:14-15 (part 1) TPT 14 “And when you pray, make sure you forgive the faults of others so that your Father in heaven will also forgive you. 15 But if you withhold forgiveness from others, your Father withholds forgiveness from you.”
March 24, 2022
053/'The Good, the Bad and the Devine': ONE YEAR SPECIAL
ONE YEAR SPECIAL!! Well, here we are, a 1 year milestone and what a year it has been! So to celebrate this, I have invited a whole heap of my guests to share something brief about their last year.. but with a twist. I have 3 questions. "What are you most grateful for, what are you least grateful for and where was God?" And as you can guess, I had amazing responses from so many of my guests. This one was epic! Enjoy
March 18, 2022
052/'Entering into new seasons' with Peter J Farmer
So what do closures and openers look like? So here we are, at the end of the Lords prayer, literally the last word: Amen. But in this fascinating discussion, the end of one thing only leads to a new beginning of something else. Peter J Farmer is an author, a strategist and a community builder. His insights in how the Church has evolved and where it is leading is something we all need to hear. Enjoy as you get inspired.
March 11, 2022
Matthew 6:13 (part 3) TPT 13 Rescue us every time we face tribulation and set us free from evil. For you are the King who rules with power and glory forever. Amen.’
March 11, 2022
051/'God our Coach' with Dr Nicoleta Acatrinei
So what is mine to do? So we are nearly at the end of this prayer and it makes me wonder, it starts with you a communal (our) but leads us to a personal declaration. There are things that I need to do myself. But this prayer is inspirational. We are not alone. Christ is with us, working alongside us guiding us to a place of liberty and fullness. In today devotion, also heard here, Dr Nicoleta shares some amazing stories in how the Christians in the East (and Orthodox Christians) approach their faith, God and the world. Utterly inspiring. Enjoy
March 04, 2022
Matthew 6:13 (part 2) TPT 13 Rescue us every time we face tribulation and set us free from evil. For you are the King who rules with power and glory forever. Amen.’
March 03, 2022
050/ 'When God engages' with Akhtar Shah
How do we deal with temptation? "Oh great!" you may be saying. It's ok, this subject isn't that bad. In fact, its a wonderful excuse to talk about how amazing the Grace of God is. In todays episode Akhtar and I have a wonderful conversation in how he has faced it, tackled it and the ways to overcome them. So refreshing and uplifting. Be blessed and uplifted as you join us.
February 25, 2022
50 When God engages Matthew 6:13 (part 1) TPT 13 Rescue us every time we face tribulation and set us free from evil. For you are the King who rules with power and glory forever. Amen.’ We commonly know this verse as: Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever. Amen.
February 24, 2022
049/'Freedom in Christ' with Dr Nicoleta Acatrinei
What is original goodness? It is an odd question to ask, but its from this stance that forgiveness and how we confess actually shapes our destination and becomes more easy to do. Speaking from Switzerland, Dr Nicoleta shares her amazing insights from an Orthodox/Eastern Christian perspective that we really need to soak in. Utterly inspiring. Enjoy.
February 18, 2022
Freedom in Christ Matthew 6:12 (part 1) TPT: 12 Forgive us the wrongs we have done as we ourselves release forgiveness to those who have wronged us.
February 17, 2022
048/'Gods perspective' with Rev Dennis Pethers
What on earth does Gods perspective look like? Hmm.. that can be tricky. There is a phrase that you will hear Dennis and I repeat a few times. In fact we are only copying what Jesus said. 'Follow Me'. Jesus has invited us to join Him on His mission, not Him to join us on ours. As we start to follow in what Jesus is doing and has asked us to do, we start to see what matters to Him. That is when we start to see the world through His eyes. Pretty amazing to say the least! Enjoy.
February 10, 2022
Making space for God Matthew 6:12 (part 1) TPT: 12 Forgive us the wrongs we have done as we ourselves release forgiveness to those who have wronged us.
February 10, 2022
047/'Forgiveness & Healing' with Rev Chris Mitton
Can we heal after forgiveness? Truth is, there are a lot of things that we have a right to be angry about. People, circumstances, places. There are things that literally hurt us. And with that, we can make vows, but not always good ones. The power of forgiveness is incredible! In todays episode Chris shares his experiences from growing up and also the power of being vulnerable. Such a wonderfully unlifting chat. Enjoy.
February 04, 2022
From mentioning to managing Matthew 6:12 (part 1) TPT: 12 Forgive us the wrongs we have done as we ourselves release forgiveness to those who have wronged us. As you know, my wife is a constant inspiration to me. She shared a clip of the film about Fred Rogers (A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood). In the scene, he said a sentence that was sublime; about death. “If you can mention it, you can manage it.”
February 03, 2022
046/'Spiritual Health' with Caroline Anderson
So what do we need to be spiritually healthy? Such a timely question. As we draw to the end of this mini series of 'needs', this episode covers our spiritual needs. It's this element that often is the source of liberty or stress to our emotional and physical needs. So Caroline shares her amazing insights and work in restoring and resetting the right foundations that help us towards a lighter and fuller life with God, our circumstances and those people and places around us. Enjoy.
January 28, 2022
045/'Building Mental Health' with Nathan Jones
How do we build positive mental health? So with this episode sharing a devotion of Christ meeting our our emotional needs, we need to talk about mental health. And my word, this one is practical. Nate (Nathan) literally shares such useful tools in what we need to do to cultivate positive mental health. Wherever we are in our emotions, these pathways and tools need to be owned and shared with everyone. You'll be find some gems here.
January 20, 2022
044/'City Transformation' with Dr Arleen Westerhof
What does it look like when the Kingdom of God transforms a city? It starts from intimacy with God, then humility, obedience, persistence and strategic moves. Arleen shares the amazing work she and her husband have been pioneering in helping bless Amsterdam to become even more a city of goodness. Through her prophetic ministry, she also shares the incredible lessons and initiatives she is leading on with an army of called people. This one is a treat. Enjoy.
January 14, 2022
043/'How evolved are we?' with Rev Helen Lawson
What is a higher state of evolution? So we have got to the end of this mini series on Spiral Dynamics; living with all types of personality traits. We might think that is is tricky, but the truth is, it's not that hard to do. But it starts with being honest, grounding ourselves, being kind to ourselves and kind to others. It's here that we get to hear from Rev Helen Lawson the utterly amazing life she has had and where it has led her to now. Down to earth, transparent and really encouraging. Oh and we even get some Celtic prayer. Enjoy
January 06, 2022
042/'How inclusive are we really??' with Paul Golf
What does inclusion really look like? In this really fascinating and utterly enlightening chat, we get to discuss what inclusion really looks like. Being right and doing the right thing are sometimes leagues apart. How God does things is sometimes more liberating than we realise. Enjoy this.
December 30, 2021
041/ 'Christmas Special' with Dr David Simmons
A very Dickensian Christmas When David shared in our Cinnamon team his love for everything Charles Dickens, I thought wouldn't it be great if we tapped into his acting and literature passions and give our listeners and those connected to Cinnamon an exclusive Christmas treat. Relax and enjoy as the log fire crackles in the background. Merry Christmas.
December 21, 2021
040/'How to build better relationships' with Nick Amis
How do we get more out of relationships? This is such a timely question. With the challenges of life our mental, emotional and spiritual health can be strained. So we look beyond ourselves and look to others to be a support. But what makes a good relationship? Tony Hodges and myself came up with a model that we think goes in the right direction in starting to explain useful things we need to get there. In this episode, Nick and I go through these components to understand them more. Thoroughly practical and worth sharing. Enjoy.
December 16, 2021
039/'Spiritual and mental health' with Arianna Walker
Ever wandered how to have peace in the storms? It's no surprise for me to say that mental and spiritual health are connected. Arianna shares the amazing work of Mercy UK and we discuss some really raw subjects that have led us both to being strong advocates for daily positive spiritual practices. Such a wonderful conversation. Be blessed as you listen.
December 09, 2021
038/'How family builds the Kingdom' with Lady Wei
How on earth can family build the Kingdom of God? The truth is, where we come from nothing is wasted. God uses every part of our origins and uses them in our present to build the Kingdom. No matter our wins or losses, where we have come from, what we do, He uses everything as an asset. And it's here that Lady Wei shares her origins story, illustrating the magnificent way God was involved in all parts of her life. Thoroughly encouraging. Enjoy! Ps. Oh and watch out for my favourite word ;)
December 02, 2021
037/'Responding to Gods call' with Richard Gamble
Ever thought you heard God ask you to do something challenging? You're not alone. It seems God is into the impossible - calling on us to join Him in His mission, letting the natural being invaded by the supernatural. Today's episode is literally all about this. Richard shares his call for the Eternal Wall of Prayer and how God has miraculously led every step of the way. Be encouraged as you listen to this really refreshing and honest chat with Richard. Is fantastic!
November 26, 2021
036/'How to hear the voice of God' with Andrew Chapman
How do I hear from God? It's such a wild question, but one that divides people. Some say they hear God all the time, whilst others less so. The truth is, God is always communicating with us. The skill is knowing how to tune in. In this thoroughly practical episode, we get to chat with Andrew Chapman from LSSM. He shares his experiences and practical wisdom in how we can all tap into the heart and voice of God and how to reveal it in all areas of life. Listen, learn and share. It's soooo good!
November 18, 2021
035/'Mental Health and the Kingdom' with Verity Eason
The Kingdom starts in you. In this really great chat, Verity shares the value of unpacking and unpicking the story behind our stories and retelling them to lead us to a life of better shalom. We discover how we related to 'my' story, our collective stories (the 'we; story) and 'the' (main) story - and how we relate to them. Mental health is such a vital thing that needs to taken care of. Learn how to be equipped here. Enjoy.
November 12, 2021
034/'Healing with the Kingdom' with Carolyn Merry
How can the Kingdom of God heal?? Odd question? Well, not really. The culture of the Kingdom of God is all about healing and enabling people to wholeness. So if you, others or the system is broken get to hear this. From post war mediation between broken people, the tools and lessons that Carolyn shares are applicable into EVERY section of society. It is a must hear and share. She has incredible insights.
November 04, 2021
033/'Discovering the Kingdom of God' with Pete Smith
Wondered how to find God? Yep, that really is a question. In this really fascinating chat with Pete, we get to hear about his up bringing, revival, hearing Gods voice, miracles and rubbish prayers. Yep.. there is hope for all of us! Such a great chat with a truly great man. Enjoy.
October 29, 2021
032/'Heaven in hidden places' with Dr. Steven Horne
So where is Heaven? I have to say.. this episode is magnificent! Dr. Steve shares his work with the Traveler community, where they came from, their expressions of faith and what we can learn from them. This is packed with info and will leave you utterly encouraged to hear how God is working in all sorts of places. Wonderful!
October 21, 2021
031/'Escaping hell and finding heaven' with Nat Moody
Can we experience heaven in the bad times? My word. What an interview! This one is a must hear. Nat and I get to chat about how to cope with pain, sorrow and difficult times and how we find heaven. But not only that, how we can live in constantly. We cover so much. For positive mental health, well being and gaining shalom, for the many and not the few, the truths in this episode are gold. Enjoy.
October 15, 2021
030/ 'Our Father...' with Nick Amis
Who knew the sheer enormity of those 2 words? So we start the Lords Prayer with these two words.. and my oh my! They are immense! Mine or ours? What kind of father? It is a minefield, and yet, there are some profound things in this Podcast that will help us all. Nick is utterly brilliant in sharing his stories of loss, friendships, development of communities and the vital need for relationships. Enjoy.
October 07, 2021
029/ 'The power of authenticity' with Dr. Steve Horne
Who said being just you was best? Truth is, sometimes we can project a fake self to others 'cause we think that is what they want to see. Then we get confused when they misunderstand us when we behave out of the way they had judged us to be. Complex! The truth is, who are we kidding? Them, ourselves? Whatever the case is, the power of authenticity is liberating. Dr Steve shares his wonderful insights with his work with the Traveler community - oh and watch out for his more colourful past times. Refreshing, insightful and most of all, encouraging. Enjoy.
October 01, 2021
028/ 'Best way to start the day' with Andrew Rodgers
Coffee? Tea? Toast? How do you start your day? I have no idea how you start your day, but there are somethings that do us more good when we start the day right. Andrew, an ex monk, a charismatic Catholic and from New Zealand, shares some absolutely wonderful truths and practices.. and we even give them a go LIVE. Seriously refreshing and utterly recommended. Enjoy.
September 23, 2021
027/ 'Keep in simple' with Dr James Beck
Who said Prayer had to be complicated? With prayer, love it or loathe it, our relationship with God helps a lot. In this utterly fascinating chat with Dr James Beck, (a real life rocket scientist!!) we get to hear how science and faith are not that far apart. In actual fact, we unravel some amazingly profound truths that we can all embrace in our journeys with God. Enjoy.
September 16, 2021
026/ 'Our new normal' with Adam Dyer
So now what? Yep, we are looking at a new world, a new normal and what are we to do? Phew! Good news, Adam Dyer gives us a peek into some amazing insights that are so liberating. This is one of those interviews that I really recommend you share with others. It's a cracker!
September 09, 2021
025/ 'Shalom' with Steve Bavington
Ever wondered what Shalom looks like? It's a common word that is often misused, but when it's unpacked and understood its amazingly powerful. Steve shares his work in chaplaincy, the planning for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham next year and what it looks like to cultivate eco-systems that promote shalom between people. Priceless!
September 02, 2021
024/ 'Kindness everywhere' with Steve Pierson-Webber
So who deserves kindness? This is our calling card, loving our enemies. But that is easier said than done. The secret is discovering what kindness looks like. In this wonderful episode with Steve, he shares the work he is involved in the community and how his faith impacts it. Oh.. and listen out for the Wall story. It is brilliant!
August 26, 2021
023/ 'How to find win wins' with Diane McWilliam
Ever wanted to get better outcomes? Yep, the devotion covers the 'let your yes be yes and your no be no', but that's not just that. There is also how we speak to people, how we engage. Often, the biggest starting point needs to come from a spirit of kindness and care. Diane shares some amazing wisdom how we do this. As always, it's another fantastic chat. Enjoy.
August 19, 2021
022/ 'The power of giving' with David Vincent
Who knew giving was such an incredibly powerful act to do? In this episode, David and I discuss the connection between giving and spirituality. Of all the words in scripture, the word Give comes out in the top rankings ... by a long way! Something is suggesting that the act of generosity isn't just a good idea, it is a consequential action and manifestation of the Kingdom of God. Get ready to be blessed with this one.
August 12, 2021
021/ 'Relationships & repair' with Mandy Bayton
Ever been in a relationship that was a nightmare? Trust me, we all have had a moment that has really tested us. Sometimes, the pain is so great that our options are hard. But there is hope. No, seriously, there really is! Mandy shares her story of life after divorce and what a story. Thoroughly uplifting and encouraging. Not to be missed. Share this with your friends and family. He insights and wisdom are wonderful!
August 05, 2021
020/ 'Overcoming storms' with Andy Frost
Ever wondered how to overcome a storm? In this fascinating episode, Andy from Share Jesus speaks about his journeys, challenges and how to overcome these storms. Warm, encouraging and highly needed when things go bad. Be encouraged.
July 30, 2021
019/ 'From vulnerability to liberty' with Charles McLachlan
How do we get to our true selves? In this really insightful episode, Charles shares his experiences in coaching, spiritual direction and collaboration. It's through peoples brokenness that they can find fullness. But being authentic and opening up starts in trusted, safe and constructive relationships. But from there, paths of shalom get revealed. Enjoy.
July 23, 2021
018/ 'Finding rest' with Colin Seal
Ever wanted to know how to move away from stress to rest? Today, we get to hear from Colin. He's a Spiritual coach with such a colourful past. In our chat today, we get to discover what it means to have a lifestyle of living as a peacemaker; how to cultivate healthy habits that create better outcomes leading to liberty and we then get into some amazing and life lifting techniques that help us. Really great!
July 16, 2021
017/ 'Diffusing anger' with Olumide
So today's episode, we have Olumide. A husband, father, pastor and teacher. We get to hear from him how he's learnt the secret to overcoming moments that can cause a nightmare. Yep, anger. And the outcomes are remarkable. Really practical and liberating. Such great wisdom. Enjoy.
July 09, 2021
016/ 'Finding Christ in the common' with Caroline Anderson
Looking to see more of Christ in your world? Genuinely, this interview moved me! Caroline, a mentor, a leaders leader and and all round wonderful person shares her amazing insights and wisdom in seeing and walking in Christ in all areas of our lives. Oh.. and be prepared for the unexpected at the end. Not to be missed out.
July 01, 2021
015/ 'Words of Hope' with Hannah Williams
How do we build mental health and resilience? Today, Hannah Williams shares her amazing work in supporting children, young people, families and educators how to create a culture of positive mental health. It is sooo good! Enjoy.
June 24, 2021
014/ 'Words of life' with Rev Chris Mitton
Wondered if there is a better way to follow Christ? In today's podcast, the brilliant Rev. Chris Mitton shares his story to what led to the formation of Anchor - a new way of being community and church. Be encouraged as you hear really practical ways to think outside of the box. In difficult times where uncertainty persists, Jesus’s words aren’t just flowery good advice. They are the lifeline, the pathways for walking in line with His Heart, His Spirit, His way.
June 17, 2021
013/ 'Light bearers' with Rev Aaron Hornback
In today's Podcast, we get to hear from Rev. Aaron Hornback what a true authentic self looks like and how to live as bearers of the Light - shining into other peoples lives. It's liberating and practical. Enjoy.
June 10, 2021
012/ 'Light' with Bishop Mike Royal
Ever wondered how to let your 'light' shine brighter? In this fantastic Podcast with Bishop Mike Royal, Co-CEO of the Cinnamon Network, he shares some amazing insights from his past and present that reveal such practical ways to be a source of hope and life in all sorts of situations. Be prepared to be challenged and inspired. Is brilliant.
June 03, 2021
011/ 'Impact' with Nicki Straza
Ever wanted to know how to impact your world more with your faith? In this wonderfully inspiring and practical conversation with Nicki, she shares where to get the supercharge your faith to influence in the worlds around you more. You'll tell in my intro, this one may need a re-listen, it's got sooooo much in it. This is the interview that will leave our listeners of SEASONED FOR: fizzing with a hunger for more of God influencing their worlds around them.
May 28, 2021
010/ 'The Power of Context' with Dr David Simmons
Who said dying to self was good? It's life changing. In this warming and hugely encouraging episode, David shares his story of having to move from one career to another and realising that God never wastes anything. It's full of surprises and delights. Enjoy. ---------------- Matthew 5:11-12 11 “How ecstatic you can be when people insult and persecute you and speak all kinds of cruel lies about you because of your love for me! 12 So leap for joy—since your heavenly reward is great. For you are being rejected the same way the prophets were before you.
May 20, 2021
009/ 'Perspective' with Terri Barry
How does perspective effect everything? In this wonderfully down to earth and inspirational episode, we chat with Terri and how perspective has shaped her life; from her relationships, family, her work and with God. There are some amazing hidden gems to be found here. Really great! Matthew 5:10 TPT 10 “How enriched you are when you bear the wounds of being persecuted[also known as rejected] for doing what is right! For that is when you experience the realm of heaven’s kingdom.
May 14, 2021
008/ 'Peace Makers' with Debra Green
What does it look to be a Peace Maker? In this fantastic episode with Debra Green, founder of ROC, we discover what it looks like to be community development builders through relationships and partnerships. The Kingdom of God is literally being manifested in more and more peoples lives. Utterly wonderful. Matthew 5:9 TPT 9 “How blessed you are when you make peace! For then you will be recognized as a true child of God.
May 07, 2021
007/ 'See God' with Akhtar Shah
Ever wanted to see more of God in your life? This wonderful episode with Aktar explores how he, we and everybody can get to see God more in our lives around us. This one is must hear. Matthew 5:8 TPT 8 “What bliss you experience when your heart is pure! For then your eyes will open to see more and more of God.
April 30, 2021
006 / 'Mercy' with Verity Eason
Who knew that mercy was such a vital part of life? But to give mercy, it's always best to the start the day right. Practicing the right 'muscles' and the lift in ourselves and in others is remarkable. Today's guest is Verity Eason, an utterly remarkable woman with a huge wealth of experience and expertise in wellness and well being. This one will make you chuckle when you get to hear the intro...
April 23, 2021
005 / 'Perspective' with Jeremy Higham
How do we see the world from another point of view? In this episode we speak with Jeremy Higham, a film maker who's made documentaries and films that millions have seen (with the likes of Channel 4). Paid to document and draw out the 'gold' in all sorts of situations, he's got this amazing knack to seeing the God-ness in all sorts of places. Be inspired as you get to hear this brilliant and wonderful extended conversation. Source: Matthew 5:6 TPT 6 “How enriched you are when you crave righteousness (goodness and justice)! For you will be surrounded with fruitfulness (be satisfied).
April 16, 2021
004/ 'Kindness' with Nicki Straza
Ever wanted to know what a win win looks like? There are times in our lives that can drive us to our limit, which can lead us to make some bad choices. Today we meet Nicki who shares her stories of alternative ways to interact with our worlds. The truths and experiences that she shares are profoundly incredible. Highly recommended. Kindness is the stuff of amazing!
April 09, 2021
003/ 'The power of rest' with Ian Fowkes
You find waiting challenging? Matthew 5:4 TPT “What delight comes to you when you wait upon the Lord! For you will find what you long for." Today's episode we meet Ian. We get to hear his story of how waiting has not only been a part of his life, but has become his friend. Full of stories and laughter. Be encouraged in this one.
April 02, 2021
002/ 'Liberty' with Dan Maudhub
Ever wondered how to best deal with difficult times? Todays brilliant interview with the wonderful Dan shares some gems of amazing and liberating truths that we can all use.
March 26, 2021
001/ 'Follow me' with Jonny Gios
Ever wondered what it looks like to be called? Jonny shares his incredible stories from having a feeling of destiny to then finding himself in leading community transformation projects across the whole of the north of England.
March 14, 2021