Divorce & Remarriage
Mark 10:1-12
Each of us know the experience of seeing a marriage end in divorce. This can happen for so many reasons, and leave us with any number of questions and feelings. What does God's word say about divorce? How can we as a church help each other to experience God's grace, whatever our past experiences? Jonathan explores.

 
June
09
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
Confidence In The Gospel
Romans 1:16-17
Our vision is to see Jesus the most talked about person in Birmingham. In a climate with many challenges to our confidence in the Gospel, Paul’s opening chapter to the church in Rome has a number of encouragements for us.

 
June
09
Speaker
Owen O'Brien
Singleness
1 Corinthians 7
With all this talk of relationships, does God have anything to say to those who are single? Yes. Yes. YES! Rich takes us through the story of the Bible to show us God's blueprint for singleness, and invites all of us to hear the call of the God's kingdom, whatever our relationship status.

 
June
02
Speaker
Rich Pitt
Marriage
Genesis 2:18-25
What makes a healthy marriage? And how can we grow as a church in seeing marriages be all they can be? Jonathan takes us back to God's blueprint and explores four features of a marriage relationship.

 
May
26
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
Christianity: Restriction Or Freedom?
Matthew 7:14
The search for freedom is a crucial part of the human story, but religion often seems to oppress, limit and restrict. At our South Site baptism service, Rich explored the question: "Does following the way of Jesus restrict you or free you?".

 
May
12
Speaker
Rich Pitt
Identity
Genesis 1:26-28
One of the most basic questions a human being can ask is 'who am I?'. As Jonny outlines a biblical picture of identity, he explains why we have to consider not just one, or even two, but three different identities, as we seek to understand who we are and who we could be. (Preached at West+North only).

 
May
05
Speaker
Jonny Mellor
Selected Series
Big Questions
[ 20 Episodes ] 01 October 2017 - 03 February 2019
Exploring questions about faith in God
20
What Does Jesus Say About Brexit?
Turn on the news any time in the last two years and there's pretty much one topic. What does the Christian faith say into the issue of Brexit? Rich explored.

 
February
03
Speaker
Rich Pitt
19
Jesus & Brexit? | Q+A
Following a talk on Brexit and the Christian faith, there was this time of question and answer.

 
February
03
Speaker
Rich Pitt
18
What Does God Say About Mental Health?
Mental illness is a live issue for all of us, be it personally, with those around us or in our society. What does God say about these issues? Rich speaks as part of the Big Questions morning at Churchcentral South Site.

 
November
11
Speaker
Rich Pitt
17
Mental Health? | Panel & Q+A
Four members of Churchcentral South speak into questions of faith and mental health from a range of professional and personal perspectives. Followed by the short time of open questions from the floor.

 
November
11
Speaker
Various
16
Can I Be Good Without God?
What is a good person? How does God relate to that, if at all? What would it take for us to become "good people" and is that possible? Jonny explores.

 
October
14
Speaker
Jonny Mellor
15
Can I Be Good Without God? | Interview & Q+A
Jonny briefly introduces our guest Paul Rezkalla, before a time of open Q+A around the theme of ethics, morality and God.

 
October
14
Speaker
Jonny Mellor & Paul Rezkalla
14
Is Authenticity Possible In The Age Of Social Media?
John 4
In the age of profile pictures and Instagram feeds, is it truly possible to live authentically? What would that look like and where can we find the courage to dare to live without the filter?

 
February
04
Speaker
Rich Pitt
13
Authenticity + Social Media? Personal Stories
Before Rich's talk on authenticity and social media, we heard the thoughts of Alex, Russ and Jess as they shared their experiences, likes and dislikes of social media.

 
February
04
Speaker
Alex, Russ & Jess
12
Authenticity + Social Media? Q+A
A combined recording of the two South Site Q+A sessions following Rich's talk "Is Authenticity Possible In The Age Of Social Media?".

 
February
04
Speaker
Rich Pitt
11
Hypocritical? Personal Story
At our South Site's monthly Big Questions morning, Gemma courageously tells her story of coming to follow Jesus, against a painful backdrop of hurt at the hands of Christians...

 
January
07
Speaker
Gemma
10
Why Are Christians So Hypocritical & Judgemental?
Why should I be interested in Christianity when followers of Jesus have so often been hypocrites? How do we account for the fact that the church through history has fallen short so many times? This talk explores by looking at Jesus' response to hypocrisy.

 
January
07
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
09
Hypocritical? Q+A
The Q+A sessions after both our South Site Big Questions services are combined in this recording, after Jonathan's talks on "Why are Christians so hypocritical and judgmental?"

 
January
07
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
08
How Can Anyone Claim There's Just One True Religion?
In our beautiful, diverse city (and with tensions on the world stage right now), is it not arrogant and divisive to claim one religious conviction is superior to another? Rich explores in this talk.

 
December
03
Speaker
Rich Pitt
07
Other Religions? | Q+A
After a talk addressing "How can anyone claim there's only one true religion?", we opened things up to the room to take questions.

 
December
03
Speaker
Rich Pitt
06
Other Religions? | Personal Story
In our Big Questions morning exploring "How can anyone claim there's just one true religion?", Sanju, a former Hindu now part of Churchcentral, shares his experiences around this theme...

 
December
03
Speaker
Sanju K
05
Has Science Buried God?
Are science and religion in conflict? Are there contradictions between modern science and the Christian faith? What about the Big Bang Theory and Darwin's Theory of Evolution? Jonny explores with the help of some friends...

 
November
05
Speaker
Jonny Mellor
04
Science? | Q+A
In a time of open questions, Jonny Mellor and James Ashley (MSci in Human Evolution) address a number of issues related to Jonny's talk 'Has Science Buried God?'.

 
November
05
Speaker
Jonny Mellor
03
Why Would A Loving God Allow So Much Suffering?
Every human being - no matter our religious affiliations - asks big questions about life, faith and God. Here, we explore perhaps the biggest question of all, why a loving God would allow so much pain and suffering the the world.

 
October
01
Speaker
Rich Pitt
02
Suffering? | Personal Stories
Suffering isn't simply a philosophical issue, it's a personal one. We interviewed Carol and Esther in our two South Site meetings to see how their stories have intertwined with the theme of the morning, how a loving God could allow so much suffering.

 
October
01
Speaker
Carol Rice and Esther Lee
01
Suffering? | Q+A
After the talk on the theme of suffering, we opened up to questions via text and from the floor. This recording is a combination of the Q+A time from both of our South Site meetings that morning.

 
October
01
Speaker
Rich Pitt
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