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The Together with God Podcast

The Together with God Podcast offers a series of conversations on faith, family and today's church. As well as exploring how parents model faith within the home, we’ll share conversations on a range of issues in family ministry, with each podcast featuring an interview with a thinker or practitioner on faith and the family. Issues we hope to cover include the church as family, ministering to dads, technology in the home, intergenerational church, and the impact of the sexual revolution. Hosted by Ed Mackenzie and Gareth Crispin.
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Jul 1, 2019

In today’s episode, we interview Tina English, Director of Embracing Age, a faith-inspired charity dedicated to improving the lives of older people. We explore with Tina the importance of valuing older people within the church and society, helping different generations relate to one another, and how Christian families and churches can better support older people. For Embracing Age, visit www.embracingage.org.uk. For Care Home Friends, visit www.carehomefriends.org.uk.

Feb 28, 2019

Kate Wharton is a Church of England Vicar and the author of Single Minded: Being single, whole and living life to the full (Monarch 2013). In today’s podcast, we explore with Kate the challenges for single people of living in a marriage obsessed-church and a sex-obsessed society, and how the church – and families within it – can be a better home to the single as well as to the married. We also talk about the importance of modelling the single life to young people and the privilege of being a God-parent. For Kate’s blog, visit http://katewharton.blogspot.com/.

Jan 22, 2019

In today’s podcast, we talk with Graham Stanton, Lecturer in Practical Theology at Ridley College in Australia (www.ridley.edu.au). We chat with Graham about how faith in the home changes as kids grow older, re-meeting your kids as they age, the importance of mentors, and the relationship between the church and the home in forming faith. For more about Graham, visit www.ridley.edu.au/about-ridley/ridley-people/faculty/graham-stanton. For Graham’s book Families: A Forgotten Factor?, visit https://grovebooks.co.uk/products/y-25-families-a-forgotten-factor

Oct 4, 2018

Nathan Blackaby is the CEO of Christian Vision for Men (https://cvm.org.uk) and the author of a number of books, including Founding Fathers (2015) and Iron Men (2016). In today’s interview Nathan shares something of his own story, and we talk about partnership in marriage, modelling faith to our children, and staying close to God. We also discuss the importance of friends and mentors, and creating a boy-friendly church. For Nathan’s books and other CVM resources, visit www.cvm.org.uk/shop/

Jul 27, 2018

In this episode, we interview Andy Robertson, a journalist specialising in video games who runs the website www.patreon.com/geekdadgamer. Andy has also recently co-authored the Grove Booklet Exploring Spirituality in Video Games (https://grovebooks.co.uk/products/y-49-exploring-spirituality-in-video-games-encountering-meaning-in-digital-spaces), and is working on the book Taming Gaming (https://unbound.com/books/taming-gaming). We talk with Andy about parenting and video games, managing screen time, finding good quality video games, and games and spirituality. We also mention the websites www.internetmatters.orgwww.askaboutgames.com and https://meetcircle.com. You can find Andy on twitter @GeekDadGamer.

Jun 29, 2018

Gail Adcock is the Family Ministry Development Officer for the Methodist Church, and helped to produce the ‘We are Family’ report on the changing face of family ministry (www.methodist.org.uk/media/3292/we-are-family-booklet-1017.pdf). In today’s podcast, we talk with Gail about family ministry and family support, the importance of intergenerational church, and helping children and young people grow in faith.

Jun 5, 2018

Ruth Jackson is the editor of Premier Youth and Children’s Work (www.youthandchildrens.work), head of Youth Apologetics, and a speaker at this year’s Unbelievable Conference (2018). In today’s podcast, we talk with Ruth about her own journey of faith, the challenges that Christians face today, and the importance of helping young people – in and out of the home – respond to questions that challenge their faith. For some great apologetic resources, visit www.youthandchildrens.work/Apologetics. You can also follow Ruth on twitter @RuthJJackson.

Apr 19, 2018
In today’s podcast, we talk to Carolyn Edwards, Lecture in Evangelism, Mission and Ministry at Cliff College (www.cliffcollege.ac.uk) and author of Slugs and Snails and Puppy Dogs’ Tales: Helping boys connect with God (Inter-Varsity Press, 2011). We explore children’s spirituality, raising boys in the faith, the imperfection of all families, and ways in which youth workers and churches can work with parents in helping children grow in faith. Download Episode!
Apr 19, 2018

Sam Allberry is a church leader, writer, speaker for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (www.RZIM.org), and co-leader of Living Out (www.livingout.org). In today’s podcast, we explore with Sam the challenges of raising children in a changing culture and the importance of helping kids understand a Christian view of sexuality. We also discuss the importance of grace within the home and the significance of the wider church family for children and youth.

Mar 27, 2018

In today’s podcast, we talk to Carolyn Edwards, Lecture in Evangelism, Mission and Ministry at Cliff College (www.cliffcollege.ac.uk) and author of Slugs and Snails and Puppy Dogs’ Tales: Helping boys connect with God (Inter-Varsity Press, 2011). We explore children’s spirituality, raising boys in the faith, the imperfection of all families, and ways in which youth workers and churches can work with parents in helping children grow in faith.

Feb 15, 2018
Dan Adams, also known as ‘Cutlery Boy’, is one half of the musical duo Awesome Cutlery (www.awesomecutlery.com). In today’s podcast, we talk with Dan about the formative power of music and the importance of linking youth work to family discipleship. We also hear some of Dan’s own story, and explore ideas for incorporating music within family worship. Download Episode!
Jan 31, 2018
In today’s podcast, we talk to Ian Henderson, CEO and founder of The Naked Truth Project (www.thenakedtruthproject.com). We discuss with Ian the prevalence of pornography and the dangers associated with it, and Ian also shares some of his own story of faith and what led him to begin the charity. We also explore how parents can talk to their children about porn, and how the church can become a supportive place for those who struggle with it. Download Episode!
Dec 18, 2017
Ali Campbell is an experienced youth worker who runs The Resource which supports and trains those working with children and young people (www.theresource.org.uk). In today’s podcast, we explore with Ali the changing world of children’s and youth ministry, the importance of parents in shaping the faith of the young, being guides rather than gurus, and how parenthood changes one’s view of faith formation. Download Episode!
Dec 12, 2017
Andy Frost is the director of Share Jesus International (www.sharejesusinternational.com) and is working with Care for the Family on an initiative to help parents share their faith at home (www.careforthefamily.org.uk). In today’s podcast, we explore with Andy the impact of parents on the faith of their children, the importance of God conversations within the home, and tips for helping your home to be a place where faith flourishes. Download Episode!
Dec 12, 2017
Sam and Sara Hargreaves run engageworship.org and have recently written Whole Life Worship: Empowering Disciples for the Front Line (Inter-Varsity, 2017). In today’s podcast, we talk with Sam and Sara about involving young people in the life of the church, developing family worship within the home, and the importance of worship in everyday life and within the gathered church. For more about Sam and Sara, and to see a range of the resources they’ve developed, visit www.engageworship.org. Download Episode!
Dec 12, 2017
Jo Swinney is a writer, speaker and editor, and has recently written her sixth book, Home: A Quest to Belong (Hodder & Stoughton, 2017). In today’s podcast, we talk with Jo about the importance of home for children, the challenges of raising Christians in a secular culture, and ways to centre our homes on God. We also explore the church as home and discuss ways that parents can respond if their children wander from the faith. For more about Jo, and details of her new book, visit www.joswinney.com. Download Episode!
Dec 12, 2017
Amy Kippen is an American writer and speaker on faith formation in the home, and serves as a Coach and Resource Specialist for Faith Inkubators (http://www.faithink.com). In today’s interview, recorded at the inaugural InterGenerate Conference in America (www.intergenerateconference.com), Amy talks about the challenges parents in America face in passing on the faith, the ‘Faith5’ model, and ways to change the culture of the church to support family faith formation. Download Episode!
Dec 12, 2017
Today’s guest is Robin Barfield, an Associate Minister for children and families in Christ Church Wharton and the Chair of NWYouth Works for the North West Partnership (www.northwestpartnership.com). Robin is also the co-author of Sunday DIY (10ofThose, 2013) and is currently pursuing a PhD exploring approaches to children’s spirituality. In our conversation today, we talk about different models of children’s spiritual formation, the importance of the ‘heart’ as well as the ‘head’, and the need to encourage children’s imagination. Download Episode!
Dec 12, 2017
Bob Hartman is a performance storyteller and author who also runs storytelling workshops for children and adults. Bob's books include the Lion Storyteller Bible, Dinner in the Lion's Den, and Anyone Can Tell a Bible Story. In today's podcast, we talk about the importance of stories for faith, the role of playfulness in Bible reading, and how parents - and anyone - can learn to tell Bible stories. Bob also shares a short story on the Resurrection! Download Episode!
Dec 12, 2017
Dan Maton is an elder at City Church in Sheffield (www.citychurchsheffield.org.uk), a church that includes children and young people in every act of worship. We talk with Dan today about City Church's vision for the discipleship of families and young people, the impact of worshipping together on parents and children, and how the church can help nurture faith within the home. Download Episode!
Dec 12, 2017
Rachel Turner is the Parenting for Faith Pioneer for the Bible Reading Fellowship and has written a number of books, including Parenting Children for a Life of Faith and Comfort in the Darkness. In today's podcast, we talk about the challenges of nurturing faith within the home, the importance of modelling faith as parents, integrating the 'head' and the 'heart,' and helping our children learn to pray. For more about Rachel, visit www.rachelturner.org.uk. Download Episode!
Dec 12, 2017

Sarah Holmes is a lecturer in Early Childhood Studies and has recently completed a PhD on the impact that Christian parents have on their children’s faith. In our conversation today, we discuss insights from Sarah’s research, including the challenges of Christian parenthood, faith in the home, and the importance of the Bible for Christian nurture.

Dec 12, 2017

Nate Morgan Locke is the Children's and Youth Minister at St Barts Church in Bath and an Associate Evangelist at Christianity Explored. In this podcast, Nate explores the gospel as the foundation for family worship while also identifying obstacles that parents face and the value of a simple approach. Nate also chats about his own faith journey, including his upbringing in Narnia...

Dec 12, 2017
Graeme Thompson is the Youth Development Officer for the Presbyterian Church of Ireland and and has helped to create Close to Home, a resource that seeks to help churches keep children and young people ‘at home’ within the life of the church. In today’s podcast, Graeme shares thoughts on a range of topics, including covenant theology, faith in the home, intergenerational church, and helping young people engage with doctrine and the Sacraments. To find out more about Close to Home, see www.presbyterianireland.org/Resources/Close-to-Home/Close-to-Home.aspx Download Episode!
Dec 12, 2017
For our inaugural podcast, we interview Mark Chester, founder of Who Let the Dads Out? (www.wholetthedadsout.org.uk). Mark shares his perspective on faith and fatherhood, and we explore questions such as how do we reach dads in our community? What are the challenges for dads in modelling faith in the home? And how can all men in the church be 'father figures'? Download Episode!
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