Rev John Carswell Podcast
Lament and Hope

Lament and Hope

November 30, 2020

Complaining about the pandemic?  There's plenty to complain about, but did you know that our complaining might actually bring us close to God? Listen in to find out how.

How to become a Missionary

How to become a Missionary

November 16, 2020

In this second part of my interview with Church of Scotland missionary, Gary Brough, I talk to Gary about how he and his wife felt the call to the mission field and the steps he followed to enter that phase of his ministry.

Mission in Malawi

Mission in Malawi

November 16, 2020

In this episode I talk with Gary Brough about his work in Malawi where the Church of Scotland is working alongside Christians in Malawi to address issues of women's empowerment and providing support in escaping violence.

Why do Christians Remember?

Why do Christians Remember?

November 11, 2020

On Remembrance Sunday we recall the sacrifice of those who died for the sake of our freedom.  But, who else died and why is it important that we take time to remember?  Listen in for a few thoughts on these questions and a short introduction to the stained glass work of artist Douglas Hamilton.

Why do Christians Commune?

Why do Christians Commune?

November 2, 2020

What is Christian communion, also known as The Lord's Supper?  What does it mean to take the bread and the wine as Jesus commanded us to do "in remembrance of Him"?  In this sermon I'll talk about how communion enables us to connect with Jesus, with one another, and with the world around us.

Why Do Christians Repent?

Why Do Christians Repent?

October 27, 2020

Everyone changes their minds on things, but how many times do we actually change our behaviour?  Learn about why the Christian practice of repentance is so important and how you can apply it in your own life.

Why do Christians Pray?

Why do Christians Pray?

October 12, 2020

Half the population of Britain says they pray, but what does that mean?  In this sermon I'll talk about what makes Christian prayer unique and how to grow in your prayer life by offering prayers of supplication.

Why Do Christians Suffer?

Why Do Christians Suffer?

October 5, 2020

It's hard to imagine that people are still dying for their faith in Christ, but it's happening all over the world.  In this sermon I'll look at some of the biblical roots of persecution and consider how we might take action on behalf of our brothers and sisters who are suffering.

Why Do Christians Give Thanks?

Why Do Christians Give Thanks?

September 28, 2020

Why is it so hard to say thank you?  Saying thank you is a huge part of Christian faith.  In this podcast I'll talk about why and how the practice might change your life.

Why do Christians Gather?

Why do Christians Gather?

September 21, 2020

Why bother coming to church when you can watch it on a screen?  Especially during this pandemic, wouldn't it be better just to stay home?  In this sermon I'll share a few reasons why getting together is still important.

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