Jason Swan Clark - Podcast

Jason Swan Clark - Podcast

Synopsis

This podcast contains audio versions of my 'long-form' articles at jasonswanclark.org for leaders about some of the key challenges the modern church faces.

Episodes

  • Silence Is Not An Option
    Silence Is Not An Option
    Duration: 03min | 12/02/2020

    In the face of online anger, being silent in totality cannot be an option. Not participating in the underlying machinations taking place is key for sure. But like many of my friends, being reduced to silence, feeling unable to comment on anything publicly cannot be right. So how might we understand what is happening, so that we might then know when to comment if at all? And how might we do so in a better and more life-giving way?

  • Self Made Or God Made?
    Self Made Or God Made?
    Duration: 09min | 12/02/2020

    Maybe the greatest scandal of Christianity might be Jesus' claim that you are not free to be whoever you want to be

  • Church Matters: Why church participation is vital
    Church Matters: Why church participation is vital
    Duration: 39min | 13/12/2019

    This Sunday service talk was a distillation of my articles on what is at stake for Christians who have given up on church. Church matters in a world where we are told more and more that it does not. The reasons might surprise you.

  • Finding Narnia: From abuse to salvation
    Finding Narnia: From abuse to salvation
    Duration: 02h30min | 24/11/2019

    This audio interview charts the abuse of my childhood into the rescue that came with meeting Jesus - of how reading the Chronicles of Narnia helped me escape, but also to then come to faith. It is part 1, of an oral history interview project with Dr Simon Machin, about my life - mapping how my journey into faith also shaped my ministry and research interests of today, and in particular, my passion for Christians to rediscover the need for being the Church.

  • Scorpion Stings - The Pain And Suffering Of Ministry
    Scorpion Stings - The Pain And Suffering Of Ministry
    Duration: 27min | 31/10/2019

    We often pay a high price to get into ministry, only to find that the costs of ministry can cause our calling to run out and make us want to quit. In this podcast, I explore why that takes place, and how we might enter into a new understanding and practice. One that can help us process all that assails us in ministry, and that leads to the renewal of our calling instead.

  • Surviving the Apocalypse: AKA Take Heart: Overcoming the World
    Surviving the Apocalypse: AKA Take Heart: Overcoming the World
    Duration: 54min | 29/10/2019

    With the ferment around Brexit, Extinction Rebellion and Donald Trump we can think the world has gone mad become overwhelmed. This talk offers some perspective and something from the bible on how to navigate whatever the world becomes and throws our way.

  • Make your inner world small: You are what you do
    Make your inner world small: You are what you do
    Duration: 33min | 28/09/2019

    We are often told that we are not what we do. Yet this assertion is not enough to stop us from overworking and overdoing. And it is not quite true. How might we better understand the relationship between doing and being as leaders? And in such a way that we are finally able to order our activity in ways that don't undermine who we are.

  • The Day I Wish Id Died - Navigating Mental Health And The Christian Life
    The Day I Wish I'd Died - Navigating Mental Health And The Christian Life
    Duration: 48min | 23/08/2019

    How might we understand mental health and as Christians? My personal journey and learnings with my own mental health are offered to support yours and those you love.

  • Do you know Him?: Does your life match your encounters with God?
    Do you know Him?: Does your life match your encounters with God?
    Duration: 42min | 29/07/2019

    During my sabbatical, I got to speak and teach this month at the wonderful Aylesbury Vineyard Church. I took my cue from the famous message “Do You Know Him?” by the late Dr S. M. Lockridge. I asked whether our life matches an encounter with the incredible God of whom Lockridge speaks in this video (which is shown during the talk but can also be found separately here: https://youtu.be/ZKsN-AeqJP0).

  • Alien and Strange: Where is the Cross?
    Alien and Strange: Where is the Cross?
    Duration: 10min | 19/04/2019

    A good friday reflection on why the cross is so strange and why we oftenw want to escape instead of turning to it.

  • A Spirituality Of Measuring
    A Spirituality Of Measuring
    Duration: 40min | 16/03/2019

    Measuring is fundamental to movement and growth. Yet too often pastors take their identity from what they measure in ways that distort their identity. Then other people can use measures for pastors that are soul destroying. This podcast explores a spirituality of measuring, of how pastors might better understand how to measure in ways that allow their identity in Christ to flourish and their ministries to grow.

  • Unworthy?: The Key To Self Confidence - John 1: 19-34
    Unworthy?: The Key To Self Confidence - John 1: 19-34
    Duration: 41min | 30/01/2019

    John the Baptist discovered security in who was and prodound identity that is available to us today.

  • You Dont Need To Go To Church To Be A Christian And Other Fairy Tales
    You Don't Need To Go To Church To Be A Christian And Other Fairy Tales
    Duration: 49min | 18/01/2019

    You Don't Need To Go To Church To Be A Christian And Other Fairy Tales by Jason Swan Clark

  • One Thing: What opens the door to Gods resources for facing lifes challenges: Psalm 95:1-7.
    One Thing: What opens the door to God's resources for facing life's challenges: Psalm 95:1-7.
    Duration: 31min | 31/12/2018

    Talk from Sunday 30th December, on how if we review our years, how do we measure the challenges we have faced. And how do we locate God's resources to measure them differently and face a better future.

  • Lazarus and New Life
    Lazarus and New Life
    Duration: 42min | 18/08/2018

    Jason second Sunday talk August 2015 at Coast Vineyard, near Auckland, New Zealand.

  • ‘What has seized you?: the violence of the Kingdom’ 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
    ‘What has seized you?: the violence of the Kingdom’ 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
    Duration: 55min | 17/08/2018

    Jason speaking at River Church, near Anaheim, CA, USA. Church Carl Tuttle pastors.

  • Whats The Point Of Church VCUKI National Leaders Conference 2017
    What's The Point Of Church VCUKI National Leaders Conference 2017
    Duration: 59min | 05/08/2018

    The fastest growing group of Christians in the UK are those who have nothing to do with church any more. What is the point of Church?

  • West Wilts Vineyard 2017 - 12 - 03 - Facing your Fear Habits
    West Wilts Vineyard 2017 - 12 - 03 - Facing your Fear Habits
    Duration: 40min | 05/08/2018

    Everything we want is on the other side of fear. How to see the habits of fear we have and how to face them in faith.

  • When Mental Health Hits You As A Leader - VCUKI NLC 2017
    When Mental Health Hits You As A Leader - VCUKI NLC 2017
    Duration: 56min | 28/07/2018

    If you are a church leader chances are you have frequent interactions with people struggling with their mental health. Then for us as leaders, the daily toil of leadership places huge wear and tear on our own mental health. This seminar explores how we can better understand mental health and its intersection with leadership and spiritual formation. We will see how mental health is not something to fear, but is a place to powerfully meet Jesus, and find hope and healing and transformation.

  • Bastard Kingdoms and the Kingdom of God
    Bastard Kingdoms and the Kingdom of God
    Duration: 42min | 10/04/2018

    Overview of the inaugration of the Kimgdom of God, the false Kimgdoms it competes with and how to enter and experience it.

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