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Cranmer Hall Launches new Podcast – Talking Theology

Press Release – Cranmer Hall, Durham Launches the Talking Theology Podcast

Cranmer Hall, the theological college within Durham University, is today launching a new podcast to connect theology, church and the world. Talking Theology will feature Philip Plyming, Warden of Cranmer Hall in conversation with a range of prominent theologians and church leaders.

The opening season will include interviews with Prof David Wilkinson (St John’s College, Durham University) on science and theology, Prof John Barclay (Durham University) on grace, Miriam Swaffield (Fusion) on how young people are coming to faith and Dr Andy Byers (Cranmer Hall) exploring antisemitism in John’s gospel. The first season will conclude with an interview with Libby Lane (Bishop of Stockport) on living with suffering as part of the journey of faith.

Other interviewees include Pete Ward on a theology of celebrity, Kate Bruce on God and humour and Joel Edwards on the place of religious freedom in today’s world.

Launching the new podcast, Philip Plyming said, ‘The aim of Talking Theology is to enable busy church leaders, lay people and students to engage with important theological topics which will feed their mind and fuel their ministry.’

He added, ‘Podcasts are a really accessible way for people to keep up to date with some of the exciting theological questions in the world today. I am thrilled about this opportunity to share some of the great theology being done in and around Cranmer Hall and Durham University.’

Talking Theology will be released fortnightly and will be easily available through iTunes and other podcast providers. For more information visit www.cranmerhall.com

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Philip Plyming and guest, Prof David Wilkinson, at the inaugural recording of Talking Theology

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