Jason Swan Clark - Podcast

Synopsis

This podcast contains audio versions of my 'long-form' articles at jasonswanclark.org for leaders about some of the key challenges the modern church faces.

Episodes

  • Are you going to survive COVID? Two Sides Of The Same Coin

    Are you going to survive COVID? Two Sides Of The Same Coin

    24/09/2020 Duration: 16min

    Fear and denial are two sides of the same coin…Catastrophizing denies the power of the resurrection and leaves us stuck on Good Friday, far from the cross. Denial prevents us dying to self, which is the only way to resurrection. It attempts to get to Easter Sunday without passing through Good Friday and death.

  • What is real faith in a crisis? The answers might surprise you.

    What is real faith in a crisis? The answers might surprise you.

    11/09/2020 Duration: 36min

    We often see two extremes with regards to faith, that instead of being different to each other, are actually two sides of the same coin. One collapses into tragedy, fear and loss. The confession of this kind of faith is loss with no hope. Then the other kind, often construed as faith, is all about sunshine and rose, and denial. The kind of faith that says if I don’t think about, or hear anything negative, bad things won’t happen to me. Kind of like putting on Christian la la ears. Both of these construals of faith are not the faith the Bible speaks of. The faith of the bible is one that laments. A dual confession of loss and complaint whilst at the same time declaring that God is sovereign and our hope. The faith of the bible is doing the right thing, being ‘faithful’ no matter how we feel or what is happening to us. The faith of the bible is confidence in God to act, that is not obsessed about my own circumstances, but the welfare of others, where I am God’s agent of faith for others. Not convince

  • Something to live for, something to die for, meaning, adventure and purpose?

    Something to live for, something to die for, meaning, adventure and purpose?

    30/08/2020 Duration: 51min

    What is Christianity really about? What if it was as Jesus said, He was life itself? How might we understand what that means and looks like? How do we access this? In this most personal and disclosing of interviews, I interview Andy Hickford, who introduced me to Jesus when I was 17. We look back and look forward to the invitation to a life lived with Jesus.

  • Should Christians Be Apologising for Christians?

    Should Christians Be Apologising for Christians?

    20/08/2020 Duration: 16min

    I feel the need to make a public apology to people who are not Christians about Christians…There is no apologetic for the behaviour of some Christians. It just requires an apology. We are sorry, and they should do better. Here are some reasons why.

  • An Interview with Jill Weber, author of Even the Sparrow

    An Interview with Jill Weber, author of 'Even the Sparrow'

    10/08/2020 Duration: 46min

    At the time, I thought this was an amazing interview, and I was moved and inspired as I talked with Jill Weber. We focused on her new book, Even the Sparrow. On playing an edited version of the interview to my church in our online Sunday service, my FB messenger, WhatsApp and YouTube comments started to fill up with messages. Messages from people being inspired, encouraged and excited about what God could do with them. If you want something to give your faith a shot in the arm, remind you God is in control and can do wonders through you, no matter what you are facing - give this a try. Jill Weber and her husband Kirk helped found the Greater Ontario House of Prayer in Canada, and she served as its Abbess for 17 years. Jill is now the Global Convener of the Order of the Mustard Seed, a lay ecumenical religious order, and currently serves on the international leadership team of 24-7 Prayer as their Director of Houses of Prayer, and as Director of Spiritual Formation at Emmaus Road Church in Guildford, UK.

  • A Cruelty of Re-entry: The real reason you might be so tired right about now

    A Cruelty of Re-entry: The real reason you might be so tired right about now

    06/08/2020 Duration: 19min

    Friends are wondering why despite their deep faith they are weary of online services. Watching them makes them more tired. Many who expected their faith to come alive at a time like this, who are being faithful, feel like they are undertaking a slow walk—a walk through dragging mud, that exhausts them more with every step…my diagnosis and suggestion are that there is a different reason they and you are tired, one not due to pressure of work, family or the economy under COVID.

  • Our Tower Of Babel: Why we cant understand each other anymore

    Our Tower Of Babel: Why we can't understand each other anymore

    30/07/2020 Duration: 09min

    Perhaps at this moment in history, we face our own Tower of Babel being revealed and responded to by God. COVID-19 is a virus that does not just cause respiratory symptoms but manifests and amplifies our other underlying health conditions. The conditions of our souls, minds and spirits, and way of life. Fever and delirium cause of to babel to each other and past each other in person and online.

  • Peter Wyatt - Surviving a Pandemic Advice from a trauma therapist

    Peter Wyatt - Surviving a Pandemic Advice from a trauma therapist

    23/07/2020 Duration: 01h39min

    The full interview I made with Peter Wyatt, who is a Christian and a trauma therapists specialist is now online in full. After serialising the interview for the past few weeks in video format, it has been insightful to see how his advice has correlated all that has been unfolding. We are a long from this being over and his advice still stands in good stead.

  • Beyond Foot Washing and White Guilt: An interview with Revd Dr Antipas Harris

    Beyond Foot Washing and White Guilt: An interview with Revd Dr Antipas Harris

    09/07/2020 Duration: 01h28min

    I got to interview Revd Dr Antipas Harris, who works with T D Jakes as the dean of the new Jake's Divinity School, and authored of the just-published "Is Christianity the White Man's Religion?" We discussed his book and the connections with anti-racism in response to the murder of George Floyd. I also asked for his advice on how churches, Christians and leaders can better respond to this cultural moment and opportunity. He has some superb advice. I hope you will take a listen.

  • Are Reticent To Share Your Thoughts Out Loud and Online? You are not alone

    Are Reticent To Share Your Thoughts Out Loud and Online? You are not alone

    04/07/2020 Duration: 10min

    Are you reticent to share your thoughts online? Do you fear to say something that might then be used against you? If you do, you are not alone....For without speaking and thinking incompletely and at times badly out-loud, we cannot change our minds, see other points of view, and ultimately understand 'better'.

  • More Or Less - What Does The Church Mean To You During A Time Of COVID? - 28:06:2020, 09.44

    More Or Less - What Does The Church Mean To You During A Time Of COVID? - 28:06:2020, 09.44

    28/06/2020 Duration: 07min

    The church may have meant man things to you before COVID. What has it become more and less of for you at this time? I share this very personal reflection of what the Church has come to mean for me.

  • Take A Knee Something Really Is In The Air

    Take A Knee Something Really Is In The Air

    19/06/2020 Duration: 44min

    The murder of one man, George Floyd, has reverberated around the world. Why has this incident in the USA, led to a worldwide response when previous ones have not? Beyond the obvious racism, and systemic problems in the USA, something bigger within COVID-19 seems to be taking place. This audio is from my Sunday talk Sunday 7th June.

  • Why Tearing Down Statues Wont End Racism

    Why Tearing Down Statues Won't End Racism

    14/06/2020 Duration: 20min

    The real work, the real things that require the addressing of racism will be lost. A moment for change becomes highjacked by attacking and defending statues, for we will do anything and everything other than what brings change.

  • Bearing Witness

    Bearing Witness

    06/06/2020 Duration: 04min

    A short reflection on why we cannot turn away but must instead 'bear witness' to what happened to George Floyd and his murder.

  • Interview David MacGregor: What can surviving an earthquake teach us about navigating COVID-19?

    Interview David MacGregor: What can surviving an earthquake teach us about navigating COVID-19?

    15/05/2020 Duration: 38min

    David Macgregor lived through the 2011 earthquakes that destroyed much of Christchurch, New Zealand. I asked him what he learned and how his church discovered what God does in a crisis, so we might better navigate COVID-19.

  • What Is Your Pandemic Personality?Why good intelligent people believe conspiracy theories

    What Is Your Pandemic Personality?Why good intelligent people believe conspiracy theories

    09/05/2020 Duration: 18min

    Is believing a conspiracy theory the definition of a deficiency in intelligence? After all, only stupid people believe in conspiracy theories? Wrong. Surely good people, because they are good don't believe conspiracy theories because these theories are, well, bad. Sadly no. Bad actors, malevolent agents in the world create conspiracy stories. But it is not just the feeble-minded and wicked who believe them. Really good people that you and I know believe these godawful things. They are sharing them on social media as I write this. Why is this you might indeed wonder, as I do?

  • Why Do People Turn To God In A Crisis?

    Why Do People Turn To God In A Crisis?

    01/05/2020 Duration: 15min

    Why do people turn to God in a crisis, why is that and what might happen in this crisis?

  • After The Blizzard - How to keep up with and not miss out on the resources you really need

    After The Blizzard - How to keep up with and not miss out on the resources you really need

    22/04/2020 Duration: 13min

    One of the things about this COVID-19 crisis has been the prodigious production and release of stunningly helpful resources by the church for the church. One downside has been the overwhelm from such resources. So how can we keep on top of these and future resources, so that we don’t get overloaded and miss what we really need? I offer some tips and the few resources that are now helping me the most.

  • Pick n Mix- What do you really believe?

    Pick 'n Mix- What do you really believe?

    13/04/2020 Duration: 07min

    You never know how much you really believe anything, until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life or death for you. So what do you really believe?

  • How To Protect Your Life From The Coronavirus

    How To Protect Your Life From The Coronavirus

    09/04/2020 Duration: 10min

    What if nothing the Coronavirus is doing to your life right now can stop you having the life you want and all that you will measure life by when it is over.

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