About Paul, Podcasts & Contact

I am a husband, a dad, a mentor, a musician, a story-teller, a seeker of truth and a barefoot walker. The background to my work today is a spiritual journey which began in a powerful encounter with Jesus Christ in 1982 at a church in the UK (St Andrew’s Chorleywood.) Theological education in the UK and Brazil kicked off a journey that has taken me around the world, from the UK to Australia, as pastor, pioneer-planter, intentional interim minister, mentor and Archdeacon.

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My faith is in God, the Source of all things, one who deeply loves every human being. And I believe in Jesus as the precise incarnation of that God. It is my joy to continue discovering this same Jesus and sharing in his love. That discovery is healing for me, for others and for a world in need of saving. That’s why my first intent is to be a lifelong Pilgrim.

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Personal Introduction

Contact Paul

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Professional Commendations

25 People who have influenced me

20 Books that have influenced me…for the better

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RANDOM MUSIC

Just for your listening pleasure…(personal playlist)

A Song of Worship – Ben Cleaver, “You’re Always”

A Song of Worship – Ben Cleaver, “Lord of Grace”

A Song of Worship – Ben Cleaver, “Hide”

Levi McGrath (live) – Reunion Song (video)

1999 Jana Lynne-White “Speak Easy” interview with Tina Turner

Tina Turner @63 – 2012 Interview – introducing her retirement album

Jumpin’ Jive 1943 – Cab Calloway & the Nicholas Brothers (just because!)

More Listening Pleasure…(personal playlist)

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RUTH WALLIS & AFROSHE

Ruth Wallis & AfroShe

Introduction to AfroShe products

AfroShe – Freeing the ‘Fro

Happy to welcome Lalalalalaa to the hardworking team at AfroShe…I think…

Celebrating a Brave Girl’s Stand (September 2016)

Banned for Dreadlocks…(March 2017)

“We were told that our hair ‘doesn’t represent the school.’” (March 2017)

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TEACHINGS FROM THE CHRISTIAN TRADITION (posts & podcasts)

A brief introduction to the teachings that follow…

Becoming a Christian

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THE GENESIS OF US – Genesis is an intriguing ancient library of texts. In the form we now have it, how does it frame the story of the Bible, YHWH and Jesus? And in its current what does it have to say about us today?

Scrolls, Stories & Creation – Genesis 1:1-3

All about How we Listen and How we Feel – Genesis 1:1-2:3

The Story of Us and what The Fall wasn’t – Genesis 2:15-3:24

Did Jesus have a sinful nature? And what The Fall wasn’t – Genesis 2:15-3:24

It’s about Soul Work and Keeping…Genesis 4:1-24

NEW BOOK – The words of Genesis are enigmatic and hold deep mysteries for the translator. My new book revisits some translation issues which reach to the even more ancient sources on which Genesis draws. Written in collaboration with some world-class scholars this exploration reveals some unfamiliar layers to the story we’re all familiar with – all of which leads us to some surprising conclusions. Watch this space for the new book…

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THINKING AGAIN

The Great Reformers established the importance of perpetually returning to the Scriptural sources of Christian faith and asking afresh, “Have we read this right?” From time to time our habitual patterns of thought and doctrine find themselves challenged by a refreshed reading of the Scriptures…

Re-discovering the Kingdom of God…

“Come Sunday,” Carlton Pearson & the fires of Hell

Beauty, Sex and Babies, and what Augustine got wrong…

Women’s Leadership & the Bible

God Loves People and Places

Everything we Need for Today

TONGUES

A SPIRITUAL TOOLKIT

Listening to God  1.01– a theological basis

How we handle the Bible

A Better Telling

A Little Ritual

Simple, Bold, Persistent Prayer

Simple, Bold, Persistent Prayer – Part 2

Angels

Angels – Part 2

Obedience and the Blood of Jesus

When God tells us to Go…

Healing, Praying in Faith, & Fasting

Families, Churches & Spiritual Warfare 1.01

Giving & Tithing – a personal perspective on sharing money in community

Learning to Hear God Speak – a panel discussion

Times of Change and Transition

Entering into God’s New Thing…

Are you Grading yourself or Grounding yourself in God?

Art, Performance and the Spirit of Pentecost

A Time to Lament

Slow Food and Jesus

Why posts about what you had for dinner are important

Poverty and the Gift of Delight

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THE LUKE 10 ROAD-TRIP – all about how we bring God’s love to people & grace-fill our relationships following the steps Jesus’ laid out for 72

Fixing Attitudes, Multiplying Channels & Occupying Territory

Giving Away & Sharing the Journey

Finding and Recognizing People of Peace

Being Good Guests in the Lives of Others

Acts of Befriending – Churching or Discipling

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NOTES ON MY SPIRITUAL ROOTS IN VINEYARD

Carol Wimber talks about Vineyard’s Roots (8 PODCASTS)

Five Step Model for ministering with Healing (PODCAST)

Saying Thank You to St Andrew’s Chorleywood

Vineyard and the Avoidance of Hype

The Heart of Vineyard Worship – No Small Gift

Rare Live Vineyard Worship 1984 (PODCAST)

Vineyard DNA & New Wine (PODCAST)

Vineyard’s Vital Debt to Quakerism

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SHARING THE JOURNEY OF SIMPLE, ORGANIC CHURCH

All around the world Christian believers are moving into simpler, more grassroots, organic, non-institutional ways of being Church.  Right now we, as a family, are enjoying being church with friends and families living within walking distance. We love it. We also love to share the journey with friends further afield. Our journey as a family into this part of God’s vineyard reflects in the public conversations below with my brother Molong Nacua in Cebu, the Philippines and my brother Aaron Snow in Texas USA. Enjoy…

Living Organic Church – a conversation with Molong Nacua in the Philippines

A THREE YEAR CONVERSATION WITH AARON SNOW:

Sharing the journey with Aaron Snow – Part 1 – Ministry & Life’s Seasons

Sharing the journey with Aaron Snow – Part 2 – And What is Church?

Sharing the Journey with Aaron Snow – Part 3  – Vocations & Priorities

Sharing the Journey with Aaron Snow – Part 4 – Fundamentals and Unity

Sharing the Journey with Aaron Snow – Part 5 – Church and Kids in 2016

Sharing the Journey with Aaron Snow – Part 6 – Non-negotiables and Tree Changes

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A WIDER PERSPECTIVE ON LIFE THE UNIVERSE & EVERYTHING…

When Animals are our Angels

Jesus, the Shepherds, the Wise Men and…Santa??

Is your Theology ready for Other Worlds?

Klaus Dona on Anomalous Ancient Artifacts

Jay Leno in my Favourite Car!

Acting Masterclass with Michael Caine

On the Wisdom of Cats

Out of the Mouths of Babes – some wisdom from my kids…

Rare Interview with the Duke & Duchess of Windsor

An Empowering Experience – an interview for “The Word” – a Canberra journal in 2008. Interviewer Chris Davis

 

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