The Abba Podcast: with John MacDonald
Walking With God & Same-Sex Attraction (Pt.2)

Walking With God & Same-Sex Attraction (Pt.2)

September 5, 2021

Homosexuality has been, for a long time, regarded as sin by believers.

We read our translations describing same-sex attraction as abominable and treat same-sex attracted people accordingly.

What if we have misunderstood the Bible teaching on same-sex relationships?

What if we have forgoten Jesus' instruction to love?

How then do we regard same-sex attracted people and fellow believers?

In this follow up to his conversation with Michael Bird, John looks at what the Bible says and means regarding same-sex attraction and more importantly, what the Bible doesn't say.

Walking with God & same-sex Attraction: In conversation with Michael Bird

Walking with God & same-sex Attraction: In conversation with Michael Bird

June 14, 2021

What is it about same sex attraction that causes Christianity to react so negatively at times?

What about the people, the individuals who are wrestling with faith and same sex attraction, how to we treat them, how do we respond and how do we love them?

In conversation with Michael Bird, John MacDonald explores some of these issues.

Part one of a two part look at the issue of same sex attraction

God: Angry deity or Loving Parent? a look at Psalm 22

God: Angry deity or Loving Parent? a look at Psalm 22

June 4, 2021

I chat with Florian Berndt & Felicia Murrell about faith journeys.

 

We talk about the gospels core message, separation/alienation, Jesus' cry from the cross, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me" finishing with thoughts on the cross and Psalm 22

David Tensen: Poetry is the language of the heart

David Tensen: Poetry is the language of the heart

May 23, 2021

I chat with poet David Tensen about his inspirations, broken times, when trite faith answers don't add up and wounded heroes.

 

We speak about recovery from burnout, the need to be a rescuer and how his faith grew through deconstructing and reconstructing, dismantling coping mechanisms and getting help

 

If you thin you don't like poetry, think again. David's poetry is life, it is raw at times and most of all it is real - giving language to our own heart cries.

In Conversation with Godfrey Birtill Part 1

In Conversation with Godfrey Birtill Part 1

May 8, 2021

The music in this video is used with Godfrey's permission. I do not profit from its use.

Described variously as a minstrel, troubador and worship leader I chat with Godfrey about his journalism career, songwriting influences, ministry in Psychiatric wards and Glory in the Pub.

In Conversation with Godfrey Birtill Part 2

In Conversation with Godfrey Birtill Part 2

May 8, 2021

The music in this video is used with Godfrey's permission. I do not profit from its use.

Described variously as a minstrel, troubador and worship leader we talk about Godfrey's changing theology, the Father singing over us, his musical influences and Moravian connections. There's a wee bit about living in lockdown thrown in there too.

Part 2: Conversation with Florian Berndt

Part 2: Conversation with Florian Berndt

April 26, 2021

From Self destructive and suicidal teen to living loved, Florian Berndt shares his perspective on God & life

This is the second part of our chat and includes the issue of religious zealotry & discipline, prophetic ministry & community, and a chat about all creation groaning

Part 1: Conversation with Florian Berndt

Part 1: Conversation with Florian Berndt

April 26, 2021

self destructive as a teen, suicidal and never feeling a home in his heart… The love of God revolutionised Florian’s life, theology and living. The joy that was missing came alive in him.

Florian says, "The revelation that accompanied this experience involved both the masculine and the feminine aspects of the parental nature of the Divine and not only did I finally find a place of rest in my heart, but my entire mind seemed to get reconfigured and my theology started to deconstruct from that moment on"

In this first part we touch on subjects such as Free Grace, Wrath & Passion, West/East Church theology, femininity of Holy Spirit

Part 2 is available now

Sammy Horner: Rev Sam and The Outcasts

Sammy Horner: Rev Sam and The Outcasts

April 11, 2021

Sammy Horner has been many things but is best known as musician/singer with The electrics, The Sweet Sorrows and for his Celtic Worship music.

Sammy speaks with John MacDonald about life in lockdown, his new music and books as well as faith and life.

This podcast includes some of Sammy's music: "Who Gives a Damn?" The Blessing", "The Whole Shebang", "The Good Ship Kelly Jean" "Willingly" and "You Are Loved, You Are Accepted".

 

The Road to Recovery: conversation with Steve Myatt

The Road to Recovery: conversation with Steve Myatt

March 5, 2021

What happens when a successful pastor blows it; when he loses friends, home, job? How do you rebuild from that?

Steve Myatt lived that nightmare and shares his story with humility and vulnerability as he tells of his journey to liberation.

Think you've blown it? THINK AGAIN!

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