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Interviews with amazing people by award-winning British journalist Dan Wooding. We open a window on the world to learn about what God is doing today.
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In this latest podcast, Dan Wooding interviews his son, Peter, about his recent trip to the east cost of America with Ray Barnett, to interview early members of the African Children's Choir. Note: Please help Assist News Service to be a voice for Christians around the world. Donate to ANS today
Dan Wooding interviews his old friend, Ray Barnett, about the book they wrote together called "Uganda Holocaust". Out of this is how the African Children's Choir was born. Dan also asks about Ray's autobiography, "Don't Tell Me It Can't Be Done." Note: Please help Assist News Service to be a voice for Christians around the world. Donate to ANS today
Dan Wooding interviews this South African-born Salvation Army leader about the exciting new projects at Strawberry Field. In mid-September, they will be opening the famous red gates for good, inspiring new generations. Strawberry Field, immortalized by John Lennon and the Beatles, will have a visitor’s attraction about the history of the place, and a training hub for young people with learning disabilities and other barriers to employment. Note: Please help Assist News Service to be a voice for Christians around the world. Donate to ANS today
Dan Wooding interviews his younger son, Peter, about how he is following in his Dad’s footsteps by becoming involved in international journalism, and recounts some of his latest trips with Mercy Projects to Ukraine and Georgia. He also shares about his work with Stan Jeter of the Global News Alliance and how his younger daughter, Abigail, is soon to join Youth With A Mission for training in Kona, Hawaii. Note: Please help Assist News Service to be a voice for Christians around the world. Donate to ANS today
Dan Wooding interviews talented Welsh-born singer, Bryn Yemm, who was paying a short visit to Southern California with his wife, Ann. In this moving conversation, Bryn talked about being adopted as a baby by a Salvation Army couple, and how he now dedicates many of his albums to support their work. Note: Please help Assist News Service to be a voice for Christians around the world. Donate to ANS today
In his latest interview, Dan Wooding interviews Kathy Green, who was born and raised in Sheffield, which was for many years, the steel capital of the UK. She has a powerful story to share with lots of pain. Now a Christian, she works with Church Army and has been chaplain at the Sheffield Children's Hospital for many years, where she ministers to dying children and their families. It is a don’t miss interview, especially for those going through difficult times in their marriage and with their sick children. Note: Please help Assist News Service to be a voice for Christians around the world. Donate to ANS today
Jody Wainwright is a director of Boodles, one of the UK's most prestigious jewelers. However, he left the business for a time to join Youth With A Mission in Kona, Hawaii, to get get his life and marriage sorted out. Now he is back being a Jewel in God's Crown. Note: Please help Assist News Service to be a voice for Christians around the world. Donate to ANS today
Sharon Wooding with her mother Glenys Sturgess in Wales, UK The 1904–1905 Welsh Revival was the largest Christian revival in Wales during the 20th century. While by no means the best known of revivals, it was one of the most dramatic in terms of its effect on the population and triggered revivals in several other countries. The movement kept the churches of Wales filled for many years to come, seats being placed in the aisles in Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Swansea for twenty years or so, for example. Meanwhile, the Awakening swept the rest of Britain, Scandinavia, parts of Europe, North America, the mission fields of India and the Orient, Africa and Latin America. Note: Please help Assist News Service to be a voice for Christians around the world. Donate to ANS today
George Beverly Shea History Podcast (ANS) - Listen to Dan Wooding's moving interview with the late George Beverly Shea. Shea, who, although he was known as America’s Beloved Gospel Singer, was actually born in Canada. He was considered "the first international singing 'star' of the gospel world." This came as a consequence of his solos at Billy Graham Crusades, radio exposure, records, and television presence. Because of the large attendance at Graham's Crusades, it is estimated that George Beverly Shea sang live before more people than anyone else in history. Note: Please help Assist News Service to be a voice for Christians around the world. Donate to ANS today
Podcast From the UK (ANS) - Have you ever wondered if Bob Dylan is still a Christian?  This question has perplexed many Dylan followers over the many years of his career.  Dan Wooding recently conducted a fascinating interview with Scott M. Marshall, the author of a recent and wonderful book called “Bob Dylan: A Spiritual Life.” Are you a Bob Dylan fan?  This podcast is a program you won't want to miss.  Bob Dylan: A Spiritual Life reveals a depth of insight that has not been previously explored.  Note: Please help Assist News Service to be a voice for Christians around the world. Donate to ANS today
From the UK (ANS) - Christian actor Christopher Lee-Power has become a well-known actor in the UK. I caught up with him recently to interview him about a new movie being made about his life called Free to Be.  We have his amazing story on our recent podcast.  Christopher Lee-Power appreciates our prayers as he serves the Lord in the movie industry. Note: Please help Assist News Service to be a voice for Christians around the world. Donate to ANS today
Jeff with J Warner Wallace and Sean McDowell It's a fact, young people are leaving the church in record numbers—but what can we do about it?  Bestselling authors and worldview experts, Sean McDowell, Ph.D., (son of Josh McDowell) and J. Warner Wallace, (author, Cold Case Christianity) know that parents, youth leaders, and Christian educators need to help the next generation embrace a biblical worldview. Their new book is available now! Anaheim, CA (ANS) - Sean McDowell and J. Warner Wallace’s rushed into the interview booth at the annual NRB convention, Proclaim 2019.  These gifted men, both university professors, and authors came to talk about their new book, So the Next Generation Will Know: Preparing Young Christians for a Challenging World.   Their new book is an extraordinary resource for equipping Generation Z with a biblical worldview. "Sean is a professor at Biola University and he called me to talk about how this generation is more disconnected from their Christian faith than others.   Truly, this generation is walking away in relatively large numbers," J Warner Wallace said.  "Not to be alarmist about it, however, the numbers don't lie.  Sean said we need to equip leaders, educators, parents, and youth pastors to pass on the truth of Christianity to this generation.  Not just what they believe about church or faith, but more, why are these things true?  We felt like we needed a "how to" book because of people always asking us, how do we pass on our faith to our kids?" Now the narrative is that Christianity is bad, bigoted, harmful and exclusive A "how to" engage with Gen Z "There are more ideas, more narratives out there, both in the media as well as the classroom, than before.  Our young people are bombarded with a "worldview" that doesn't include God and is anti-biblical, Sean said.  The primary narrative used to be that Christianity is false.  Not any longer however, now the narrative is that Christianity is bad, bigoted, harmful and exclusive.  Thus, many in this generation ask if this is a faith that I really want to embrace?  This belief system is going to cause me to be excluded, and marked as a racist or a bigot." J Warner Wallace continued, "This generation is the first to literally grow up with and be connected to smartphones.  Thus, as Sean said, the sheer number of voices out there espousing different narratives are available and promoted to every 12-year-old in America.   It used to be that you had to study philosophy or worldview in college.  Now you are inundated with ideas without training in critical thinking skills." This wonderful resource is officially available May 1st from Amazon, however, a special offer "pre-order" is available right now!  Go to www.seanmcdowell.org to get several free resources when you pre-order through the end of April.  This special offer disappears on May 1st.  Listen to Sean's podcast at Reasonable Theology here. So the Next Generation Will Know covers how to: Recognize the uniqueness of Generation Z Connect with the hearts of young people Relate and share what we know about Jesus Provide kids a worldview that is significant Prepare students through movies, music, social media, and current events This may be the most important book of the year! (Lee Strobel) About Sean McDowell, PhD, - He is a bestselling author, coauthor, or editor of more than 18 books, including Evidence That Demands a Verdict (with his father, Josh McDowell). He is also an associate professor of apologetics at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University and blogs regularly at sean_mcdowell.org. Sean speaks internationally on a variety of topics related to culture, students, and apologetics. Follow him at www.twitter.com/sean_mcdowell  or www.seanmcdowell.org About J Warner Wallace - He is a cold-case homicide detective, speaker, and author. He is a Senior Fellow at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview,
Dan Wooding’s amazing interview with Harvey Thomas, Margaret Thatcher’s press officer, a Christian, who was blown up during the Conservative Party Conference in the Grand Hotel in Brighton, England, on October 12, 1984, and survived it. Years later he was able to meet the Irish Republican Army (IRA) bomber, Patrick Magee, and forgive him and they now do reconciliation conferences together. Note: Please help Assist News Service to be a voice for Christians around the world. Donate to ANS today
Here is a fascinating interview with American-born George Verwer, Founder of Operation Mobilization (OM), who now lives in London, England. In this conversation, he shares his amazing story of how God used him to birth one of the world's largest mission groups after attending a meeting at Madison Square Garden in New York, and has seen tens of thousands of people give their lives to Christ. He also talks about OM Ships, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and will be visiting six ports in the UK. He also talks about the movie on is life called George For Real. Note: Please help Assist News Service to be a voice for Christians around the world. Donate to ANS today
International journalist Dan Wooding interviews Andy Hawthorne, a British Christian rock singer, musician, poet, radio and TV host, teacher, writer and pastor, who is founder of The Message, a trust, based in Manchester, UK, and has been honored for his work among young people by Queen Elizabeth. In the early days of The Message, Andy was a member of the Christian band World Wide Message Tribe who had success in the UK and American pop charts. Note: Please help Assist News Service to be a voice for Christians around the world. Donate to ANS today
Dan Wooding interviews the multi-talented Cindy Kent, who's been a well-known folk singer with The Settlers, then a pioneer UK Christian broadcaster honored by the Queen, and later, a clergywoman. In semi retirement, Cindy is still hard at work as Dan discovered when he met up with her recently at the Christian Resources Exhibition in Manchester, England. Note: Please help Assist News Service to be a voice for Christians around the world. Donate to ANS today
Dan Wooding talks with this Northern Ireland born Christians who is seeking to bring reconciliation in British politics and to share Christ in the British Houses of Parliament. Note: Please help Assist News Service to be a voice for Christians around the world. Donate to ANS today
In this latest interview, Dan Wooding talks with Steve Goddard, head of the Christian Resources Exhibition, about the state of the Church in the UK. Dan also learns about Steve’s latest novel called “Whatever Happened to Billy Shears?” In this fascinating book, Steve explains how he has taken a character called Billy Shears from the hit “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band” album, and told his story and his love affair with Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. Note: Please help Assist News Service to be a voice for Christians around the world. Donate to ANS today
Dan Wooding interviews Irish Singer, Dana, who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1970, and later ran for President of Ireland, came third, but then was elected for a five year term in The European Parliament. A committed Christian, she is now back in the studio making a new album. Note: Please help Assist News Service to be a voice for Christians around the world. Donate to ANS today
Cover of Jozy Pollock's new book Dan Wooding's extraordinary interview with London-born Jozy Pollock, who talks about how she escaped from being killed at Sharon Tate’s home by the Manson gang. This just one of the many incredible stories contained in her new book called “Backstage Pass to Heaven,” in which she talks about her friendship with people like John Lennon and Elton John, her conversion to Christ, and her time as a LA prison chaplain. Note: Please help Assist News Service to be a voice for Christians around the world. Donate to ANS today
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