Rev John Carswell Podcast
Confused about life?

Confused about life?

January 21, 2021

Why are we here?  What's it all about?  Who's in charge anyway?  Here's a few things to think about.

Experiencing the Holy Spirit

Experiencing the Holy Spirit

January 10, 2021

What does Christianity feel like?  What does it mean to experience God?  In this sermon I'll address a few things that might be holding you back from a more engaging encounter with God.

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.

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