Friday, August 05, 2005

Revd Leonard Payne et al (Introducing iGod)

This week's papers, and now today's BBC News have been captured by the story of Revd Leonard Payne, of Wrentham Suffolk who is podcasting his sermons...
But online, audio sermons are not new news.... try these for size..

Arborfield & Barkham (Various, my church)
Guildford Baptist Church (Ian Stackhouse)
Bethlehem Baptist Church (John Piper) [link fixed]
Capitol Hill Baptist (Mark Dever)
Covenant Life, Gaithersburg (Joshua Harris et al)
All Souls Langham Place (Paul Williams, John Stott etc)
Christ Church Liverpool (Andrew Evans etc)
Moorlands Evangelical, Lancaster (Danny Rurlander)
Cranleigh Baptist Church (Orlando Saer)
St Ebbes Oxford (Vaughan Roberts etc)
Southampton Christian Union (Various)
Bristol Christian Union (Various)
UCCF Forum 2003 (Nigel Lee on 1 John)
UCCF Bethinking (Various)
UCCF North East Rock Solid (Hugh Palmer on 2 Peter)

And there are many more out there... discernment obviously necessary - just because you can download it doesn't mean its true.


  1. Well this this is Leonard Payne, the vicar of Wrentham as noted in the story.

    As my dear wife reminded me. in a few days time, the fish and chips will be plonked down on my face on the newspapers.

    Which brings the phrase "From iPod to iCod" into life.

    (Could be the piece of cod which passeth all understandling)

    You were right to point out that just because its on the web doesnt make it true. Discernment is always needed.

    I don't know all the churches on your list
    but I suspect that most, if not all, are conservative evangelical.

    Thats not a problem for me, being an ex PCC member of All Souls Langham Place.

    However, I would encourage your readers to live just a little dangerously and think "out of the box".

    I am personally tired of much of what I see as Christianity and wonder whether Jesus would have anything to do with it?

    I would encourage you all to listen to
    last weeks sermon on "Jesus - Master or Mascot?" on

    Next weeks sermon:

    "Jesus and his bad hair day"

    Solo Deo Gloria

  2. Hello!

    Thanks for dropping by. You're right, on the whole they are Conservative Evangelical churches.

    Defnitely worth living out of the box a bit. Hence my blogroll ranging over liberalism to emerging as well as fellow conservative-evangelicals.

    I think you're right that much of what happens under the banner of Christianity is far from Biblical-Jesus stuff... its tragic. I remembered this again recently standing in the Orthodox Cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria... there was an air of Christianity, but how things got from Jesus to this cold dark cavernous altar-filled temple was hard to see. We left soon after feeling somewhat nauseous.

    Only one way to do anything about that - be part of the solution. Thanks for the six-ten link, I shall look into that and add you to my links.


  3. Hey dude, your link to Piper's sermons needs fixing