The Abba Podcast: with John MacDonald
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!

Divine Healing in The Modern World: A Chat With Mark Marx

Divine Healing in The Modern World: A Chat With Mark Marx

February 17, 2021

Mark Marx was born in Cape Town, studied art in London and launched out, in healing ministry while based in small town Northern Ireland.

How did this South African born Londoner, designing the interiors of homes of the wealthy, end up in Coleraine selling double glazing, before travelling the world equipping the church with the belief that all believers can heal the sick?

Mark is motivated by the overwhelming love of God the Father to touch others and bring them into His embrace through Jesus. Listen as Mark speaks about the perseverance, humility of heart and faith that God has worked in him and has taken him across continents.

https://www.healingonthestreets.com/

Felicia Murrell Talks Race, Culture, Faith and Love

Felicia Murrell Talks Race, Culture, Faith and Love

February 4, 2021

I had a fascinating chat with Felicia Murrell around her experiences as a Black Woman, talking about racism and the culture that allows it.

Where and how, does faith and more importantly love work in such times?

Listen and learn.

Felicia drops pearls of wisdom and insight into the conversation that are well worth pondering.

Felicia will also be part of the teaching/speaking team for the Open Table conference III (online) commencing February 26th 2021. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-open...

Natalie Collins, Gender Justice, Abuse and Faith

Natalie Collins, Gender Justice, Abuse and Faith

January 20, 2021

Author of 'Out of Control', the delightful Natalie Collins popped into Abba Podcast to chat about her work as a gender justice specialist (yes she does explain it) working in the area of domestic abuse.

 

We chatted about male violence, faith and Natalie shared some of her personal journey and experiences in a toxic relationship

Dorothy Winter: Life, Ministry, Faith and Faithfulness

Dorothy Winter: Life, Ministry, Faith and Faithfulness

December 14, 2020

Jack & Dorothy Winter pioneered the revelation of Father's Love, ministering around the world. I had the enormous pleasure and privilege to chat with Dorothy recently as she recalled some of those years and the incredible love and faithfulness of God throughout.

Are Followers of Jesus Really Saved to Serve?

Are Followers of Jesus Really Saved to Serve?

December 7, 2020

Apologies for the occasional poor sound quality. This was recorded over the internet and the connection was not so stable at times

Saved to Serve - it sounds like a new age mantra or self help declaration. For many years believers in Jesus have heard and followed this mantra devotedly and at times slavishly BUT is it true?

Are followers of Jesus really called and saved to serve? If so why are we not seeing greater efforts and results from this obligated service?

If not, why have we followed this idea down into the rabbit hole?

John MacDonald offers some thoughts, insights and advice on the matter

Barry Adams: On the Fatherhood of God

Barry Adams: On the Fatherhood of God

November 22, 2020

Barry Adams, author of worldwide phenomenon, "The Father's Love Letter" talks about his experience and understanding of God's fatherhood for us.

Barry shares about God the Father's love in time of family crisis and his hopes for the future

What Is Deconstruction?

What Is Deconstruction?

November 3, 2020

In the rapidly changing faith landscape many are questioning what they have always heard and believed.

In some people's thinking this is the first step in a great falling away and for others it is an awakening to a more solid faith base.

John speaks with Phil Drysdale (https://www.phildrysdale.com/) about his experience and ministry to those who are 'deconstructing'. He explains what it is, how it affects people and some of the implications of deconstruction for believers.

Is God Our Father?

Is God Our Father?

October 12, 2020

If God does not adopt us as His sons & daughters what are we then?

Is God really our Father if He doesn't adopt us?

John shows, from the Bible, that God has not only, always been A Father but, that He has always been our Father - even before we had heard of Him.

Be assured of God's eternal love for you as His beloved child.

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