Issue #2 - 19th February 2009

Welcome friend,

Yes it’s me again, with another update. At last we have made some inroads into the wider Christian world. Our chats with John Mackay (and my article) have created rather a ruckus on the Premier Radio forum ( ) and the Gaza discussion with Tony Pearce have really stirred things up – just read the blog comments (add to them if you like, as long as you’re nice to us!)

The Saffron Planet Show - Episode Nine

Saffron Planet Show // February

In this ninth episode of the Saffron Planet Show, three generations of one family (and friends) discuss the barriers put up against faith in God and we take a quirky look at celebrity and Christianity.

Release date: 19th February 2009 // 28 minutes

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Criminalising Christianity

(This excellent article was forwarded to us from The Light for Last Days)

‘Persecuted for Praying’ – the headline of the Daily Mail (2/2/09) drew attention to the case of Caroline Petrie, a community nurse and devout Christian, who faced dismissal for offering to pray for an elderly patient. Mrs Petrie, who is married mother of two, was accused by her employers, North Somerset Primary Care Trust, of failing to demonstrate a ‘personal and professional commitment to equality and diversity’ because of her offer of prayer. No doubt as a result of the bad press coverage, she was reinstated after being suspended without pay.

Evolution Myth Explodes

Darwin's Dangerous Legacy ** NEW ** (FEBRUARY 2009)

Creationism may be a term of derision, even among many Christians, but do these Christians really understand its implications?

We challenge you to listen to our talks with John Mackay, one of the World's leading Creationists and make your own mind up. In this special feature for 'Darwin Day' we also feature a challenging article by Steve Maltz and a timely song recorded on this topic by Howard Werth, a rock icon from the 70s.

The Bible & Creation
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Science & Creation
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For John Mackay's UK itinerary click here.

Questions answered
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For John Mackay's latest DVD click here.

Click here to hear the full version of Howard Werth's recording of "Evolution Myth Explodes" and click here to order a copy of the full album.
A Challenge for Every Christian

Darwin’s dangerous legacy

By Steve Maltz

Just over two thousand years ago, in the womb of an unmarried Jewish girl, a life was created through the fertilisation of her egg by a non-human entity called the Holy Spirit. The correct chemicals were created out of nothing, as was the genetic information to ensure that the resultant human being was going to be very special indeed. Around thirty years later this same human being, Jesus, having been dead for three days, his body marked by the most horrific and disfiguring injuries, brought about by scourging and crucifixion, was brought back to life, his body healed so that he could walk, talk and eat broiled fish.

Of course you believe this, it is what marks you as a Christian. Without the miracle of the resurrection of Jesus, in the words of Paul, our preaching is useless and so is our faith. For Christians, God gives us the gift of faith to believe these miracles. Then there are other miracles. Did the red sea part for Moses? Did the sun really stand still for a day for Joshua? Did the water turn into wine? Science tells us that all of these are impossible acts, the Bible tells us that these are miracles. Where you stand on these issues is determined by where you stand in your faith. Has God given you faith to believe that pure water can be transformed at Jesus’ command into a complex but tasty smorgasbord of organic chemicals or that he could take a handful of loaves and fish and feed the equivalent of a small football crowd? God is a God of miracles, which puts Him on a collision course with those who cannot or will not admit to such possibilities. But where do you stand? Do you really believe all of those stories in the Bible where God seems to act in a way that is contrary to our rational minds?

Gaza - the untold story

Gaza Special ** NEW ** (FEBRUARY 2009)

(11 minutes)

"Disproportionate!" we kept hearing and, in this short chat, we ask why? We also find out more about those illegal tunnels and ponder more on Hamas, the future of the region and what Obama might do.

Challenging conversation featuring renowned Bible teacher and social commentator, Tony Pearce.

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The Saffron Planet Show - Episode Eight

Saffron Planet Show // January

In this eighth episode of the Saffron Planet Show, we ask some difficult questions about finding God and the barriers some people put up. Then we look at some oddities of the New Age, from Jesus to theosophy by way of owl's eyes! Finally we discuss our need to worship something and our place in the Universe.

Release date: 19th January 2009 // 28 minutes

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Saffron Planet Show - Programme 3

The Saffron Planet Show // October

In this third episode of the Saffron Planet Show, we have a quirky look at the world of movies, from a Christian perspective, Louie finishes his series on sex, we ask "isn't Christianity a weird story?" and you also get to hear more about what makes us tick. Release date: 10th October 2008 // 28 minutes

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Angels dancing on our heads?

Angels special ** NEW ** (SEPTEMBER 2008)

(25 minutes)

Angels - who are they? Why do they come? Are they always what they seem? Can angels just hang out with us?

Explore these questions with us as the team think out loud, argue, ponder and delve as deep as they can manage.

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Marriage Special

Whom therefore God hath joined together ...

(46 minutes) 9th September 2008

In this passionate, lively and eye-opening discussion we will discover why Christian marriage is at the frontline of the greatest battle of all. Covering thorny subjects of adultery, divorce, forgiveness and vows, no stone is left unturned and some great advice is given by some mature believers who have seen it all and have much to say.

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Todd Bentley - the fall and the fallout!

Yes, we are called to show mercy, not to wallow in righteous judgement and, hey, think of his wife and kids ... but ... a BIG BUT ... this guy freely fell into the arms of the marketeers of and welcomed our praise, adulation and worship while the going was good.

Forget all that - what is the World saying!? For once their cynicism is going to be spot on and the cause of world evangelism has taken a mighty blow to the ribs. And the reason for this?

How do you solve a problem like Judea?

Israel Unplugged

(63 minutes)

A documentary on Israel and the Jewish people. Our team, supplemented by Norman and Maria, discuss the current situation and the history of the conflict and ask, who is the conflict actually between?. A revealing and entertaining exploration covering 2000 years, from Jerusalem to Southend and beyond!

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Christianity in bite-sized talks - provoking thoughts in the time it takes to boil a kettle...
Latest God TALK release date: 13th August 2008
Duration: 5 minutes

A snippet from a larger argument. Enough to challenge you, though!

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