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The Profile

The Profile

The Profile is an in-depth interview, delving into the lives of well known Christians, their work and their faith journey.

Episodes

  • Taylor Schumann: ‘He shot me but I forgive him‘ // Mark Vernon: What Dante can teach us 700 years later Taylor Schumann: ‘He shot me but I forgive him‘ // Mark Vernon: What Dante can teach us 700 years later Play in Edifi Player

    Taylor Schumann: ‘He shot me but I forgive him‘ // Mark Vernon: What Dante can teach us 700 years later

    When a bullet tore through Taylor Schumann's left hand on an otherwise average afternoon at New River Community College in Virginia, it changed everything. In the split-second moment of the shooting, and the long work of healing and trauma recovery that followed, her beliefs about gun reform and the role of the church in the USA's historic and future violence were irreversibly altered. She speaks to Premier Rachel Matthews about the events, and how she came to forgive her attacker, as …

  • Dr Michael Guillen: A Harvard physicist’s journey from atheism to Christianity Dr Michael Guillen: A Harvard physicist’s journey from atheism to Christianity Play in Edifi Player

    Dr Michael Guillen: A Harvard physicist’s journey from atheism to Christianity

    Dr. Michael Guillen is a former Harvard physics instructor and Emmy award- winning News Science editor. He talks to Justin Brierley about his new book ‘Believing is Seeing’ which tells the story of his journey from atheism to Christianity via science, and why everyone needs to examine their own worldview. For ‘Believing is Seeing’ by Dr Michael Guillen: https://michaelguillen.com/ The Profile is brought to you in association with Premier Christianity magazine. Subscribe now for only £1

  • Paralympian Stef Reid: The accident that changed my life Paralympian Stef Reid: The accident that changed my life Play in Edifi Player

    Paralympian Stef Reid: The accident that changed my life

    Rachel Matthews meets the five time world record holding Paralympian Stef Reid. In this in depth interview, Stef talks about the accident which changed her life and how her perspective on what it means to be a Christian has matured over time. Read her story in full here The Profile is brought to you in association with Premier Christianity magazine. Subscribe now for only £1

  • Joel Rosenberg: The Christian author who accidentally predicted 9/11 Joel Rosenberg: The Christian author who accidentally predicted 9/11 Play in Edifi Player

    Joel Rosenberg: The Christian author who accidentally predicted 9/11

    Imagine if terrorists hijacked a plane and flew it into an American city. What if that led to the US President attempting to overthrow Saddam Hussein's Iraq. This was premise of Joel Rosenberg's first novel - and it was written months before the September 11th attacks took place. The astonishing story of how Rosenberg appeared to have predicted geo-political events led to a huge amount of media. In the 20 years since, Rosenberg has written many more books - both fiction and non fiction - all …

  • Lindz West: On Jason Derulo, credibility and why he’ll never take a gig where he can’t share his faith Lindz West: On Jason Derulo, credibility and why he’ll never take a gig where he can’t share his faith Play in Edifi Player

    Lindz West: On Jason Derulo, credibility and why he’ll never take a gig where he can’t share his faith

    Lindz West may be best known as the energetic frontman of Christian dance band LZ7, but he is also a passionate evangelist with a heart for taking the gospel to the hardest to reach young people. In this week’s The Profile, he talks honestly to Premier Christianity’s Emma Fowle about growing up on Billy Graham tent revivals, why he walked away from Jesus as a teenager and how he was drawn back to God through music and miracle stories. The Profile is brought to you in association with Premier …

  • Jackie Hill Perry: A discussion on gayness and holiness Jackie Hill Perry: A discussion on gayness and holiness Play in Edifi Player

    Jackie Hill Perry: A discussion on gayness and holiness

    It's a double bill this week! Jackie Hill Perry is an American Christian speaker, author and poet who’s widely known for being raw, open and honest about her sexuality. Jackie, who says she remembers being same-sex attracted from a young age, now uses her Christian ministry to share God’s work in bringing her out of a homosexual lifestyle, which she also detailed in her first book Gay Girl, Good God. In an in-depth interview with Premier Christian News journalist Tola Mbakwe, Jackie talks …

  • Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees: Faith, doubt and black lives matter Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees: Faith, doubt and black lives matter Play in Edifi Player

    Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees: Faith, doubt and black lives matter

    The Mayor of Bristol found himself in an awkward position last summer. Marvin Rees was visibly delighted that the statue of slave trader Edward Colston, which had stood in the city centre for 125 years, had been torn down by Black Lives Matter protestors and thrown into the harbour. But given his position as mayor, he also told reporters he could not condone criminal damage. When I put this disparity to the 49-year-old, he shrugs. “Yeah, absolutely, but we live in a complicated world, and …

  • Sarah Kroger: The Catholic worship leader on a mission to connect people with Jesus Sarah Kroger: The Catholic worship leader on a mission to connect people with Jesus Play in Edifi Player

    Sarah Kroger: The Catholic worship leader on a mission to connect people with Jesus

    Sarah Kroger's life dramatically changed when she encountered God at a youth conference. Today, she describes her calling has helping others to understand that they too can have a personal relationship with Jesus. In this in-depth conversation with Premier's Rachel Matthews, the Nashville-based worship leader opens up about her testimony, music and songwriting career. The Profile is sponsored by the UK's leading Christian magazine, Premier Christianity. Subscribe now for £3.95/month

  • Sohrab Ahmari: The Wisdom of Tradition in an Age of Chaos Sohrab Ahmari: The Wisdom of Tradition in an Age of Chaos Play in Edifi Player

    Sohrab Ahmari: The Wisdom of Tradition in an Age of Chaos

    Sohrab Ahmari grew up in Iran before becoming an atheist as a teenager after moving to the USA. An adult convert to Catholicism, he is a widely-published journalist and social commentator in the US. He talks to Justin Brierley about his new book ‘The Unbroken Thread: Discovering the Wisdom of Tradition in an Age of Chaos’. The Profile is brought to you in association with Premier Christianity magazine. Subscribe now for £4.95/month

  • Jeff Lucas: How 'Mr Bean with a Bible' uses humour to get his message across Jeff Lucas: How 'Mr Bean with a Bible' uses humour to get his message across Play in Edifi Player

    Jeff Lucas: How 'Mr Bean with a Bible' uses humour to get his message across

    Jeff Lucas is a popular Bible teacher, speaker and author. He's been a regular columnist for Premier Christianity for over 20 years. But what makes him tick? How did his Christian journey begin? And where does his trademark humour come from? In this in depth interview, Jeff opens up about a range of topics including understanding God's guidance, why he finds prayer so difficult, his new book Singing in Babylon, and why he's still hopeful about the future of the UK Church. Read Jeff Lucas' …

  • Jon Yates and Sam Chan: Fixing our fractured society. Talking about Jesus without being ‘that guy’. Jon Yates and Sam Chan: Fixing our fractured society. Talking about Jesus without being ‘that guy’. Play in Edifi Player

    Jon Yates and Sam Chan: Fixing our fractured society. Talking about Jesus without being ‘that guy’.

    2 guests are featured this week on The Profile speaking to Justin Brierley and Ruth Jackson: Jon Yates is Executive Director of the Youth Endowment Fund and author of ‘Fractured: Why our societies are coming apart and how to put them back together again’ Sam Chan is an Australian evangelist and author of ‘How to Talk about Jesus (Without Being That Guy)’ The Profile is brought to you in association with Premier Christianity magazine. Subscribe now for £4.95/month

  • Christine Caine: The 'old school revivalist' is still clinging to Jesus Christine Caine: The 'old school revivalist' is still clinging to Jesus Play in Edifi Player

    Christine Caine: The 'old school revivalist' is still clinging to Jesus

    There is an honesty about Christine Caine that is rare in high-profile leaders. When the bestselling author, internationally acclaimed speaker and leader of multiple international organisations appears Zoom, she is straight off the treadmill, laughing and apologising for her appearance in a sorry-not- sorry way that epitomises her no-nonsense attitude. “I cannot be made up like I am for television for everything I do, or I will never have a life!” she says. “So here I am! I want to share my …

  • Rachel Pieh Jones: How Muslims friends led me closer to Jesus Rachel Pieh Jones: How Muslims friends led me closer to Jesus Play in Edifi Player

    Rachel Pieh Jones: How Muslims friends led me closer to Jesus

    Rachel Pieh Jones grew up in the USA but has spent most of her adult life in the Horn of Africa. In this in-depth interview with Premier Christianity's Sam Hailes, Rachel explains how meeting and living alongside Muslims radically changed her perception of them. Now based in Djibouti, where almost everyone is a Muslim, Rachel says she's experienced remarkable hospitality, even as she's experienced what it's like to live as a minority, and a stranger in a foreign land. Her new book Pillars: How …

  • Patrick Forbes – Priest, broadcaster, clown Patrick Forbes – Priest, broadcaster, clown Play in Edifi Player

    Patrick Forbes – Priest, broadcaster, clown

    Veteran broadcaster Patrick Forbes talks to Justin Brierley about his varied life and ministry, which includes seafaring, clowning and being a parish priest, as related in his new autobiography ‘A Roomful of Elephants: My first eighty years in the church’. The Profile is brought to you in association with Premier Christianity magazine. Subscribe now for £4.95/month