Podcast July 10 – Ps Brad Chilcott – The Crack in Everything

When you are an example of the way the world could be – generous, selfless, forgiving, welcoming, compassionate – everything around you begins to become better too. You widen the crack and let in more light, the darkness begins to retreat and you bring hope to people who were on the path to giving up. You begin to show people that the future of this world is not death, destruction and violence – but healing, renewal and love.

Podcast June 26 – Ps Brad Chilcott – The Way

“Jesus’ life was a picture of the way the world could be – it was absent greed, bereft of the desire for status or control over others. He included rather than excluded, he raised people up instead of trying to raise himself up, he risked his reputation, profile and personal safety for the sake of showing love and acceptance to people, he healed, loved, taught this new way of being, he neglected to personally profit from his growing profile – he was not only talking about the way the world could be a better place he was calling it into being by living as a tangible example of it. Jesus not only complained about the greed, corruption and brokenness of the system, updating his Facebook status in disgust at our broken world, he was a living protest against the system by publicly demonstrating how things could be different.”

Podcast June 5 – Ps Brad Chilcott – Joy is Strength

“Joy isn’t happiness. Joy isn’t the absence of sadness, grief or depression. Joy isn’t pretending everything is ok when it really isn’t. CS Lewis called joy “the experience of an inconsolable longing” and “the experience of an unsatisfied desire which is itself more desirable than any other satisfaction” The experience of an unsatisfied desire which is itself more desirable than any other satisfaction. That rings true with my experience of joy. An inconsolable longing that is never fully satisfied but without which I would be lost, broken, alone and spiritually destitute.”