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Chalke Talk 77: Has the church misunderstood Paul?

This week is the release of Steve’s latest book the Lost Message of Paul!
18th June 2019
 

Chalke Talk 76: Does the church need another reformation?

Last week, Steve argued that “saved by faith alone” is possibly a “doctrine of straw.” This week,...
12th June 2019
 

Chalke Talk 71: What do the Apostle Paul and Elvis have in common?

What do these two seemingly unrelated famous men share in common?
8th May 2019
 

Too Gay for God?

Many of you may have met the Rev Jide Macaulay when he joined us for the 'In the Name of Love' tour...
2nd July 2019
Author: Ben Payne

Church of England issues advice for 'the unconditional affirmation of trans people'

The Church of England has issued transgender advice for its clergy.  The advice covers how trans-...
11th December 2018
 

Young, Gay and Christian: BBC Report

A report by Harriet Bradshaw of the BBC looks into the challenges faced by young LGB Christians in...
10th December 2018
 

Chalke Talk 85: Would the God of love choose to condemn anyone to everlasting punishment?

Steve argues, this week, that the notion of eternal torment has left our culture deaf to the real...
11th September 2019
Author: Matthew Wigmore

Chalke Talk 84: Did the apostle Paul believe in hell or damnation?

Back from a summer break, this week Steve continues to explore what the bible actually teaches – or...
5th September 2019
Author: Danielle Welch

Chalke Talk 83: Has the Church misunderstood the afterlife?

What made Paul think what he thinks about hell?
29th July 2019
 

Chalke Talk 82: What’s beyond the 'ABC’s' of Christianity?

In previous episodes, Steve has questioned the centrality of the cross to Christianity. The cross...
23rd July 2019
 

Chalke Talk 81: A God of Love, or Megalomaniac?

Megalomaniac may seem like a big word, but it’s at the heart of this week’s Chalke Talk. 
18th July 2019
 

Chalke Talk 67: What does "living well" really look like?

This week Steve continues to expand on what does “being human” involve and asks “what does living...
10th April 2019