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Wesley Impact! TV: Does religion poison everything?

25 October 2018 Wesley Impact! TV

In this week's episode of Wesley Impact! TV, Rev Keith Garner continues his series on the book of Hebrews, and shares why you can have full confidence and trust in Jesus, the perfect priest who died for the sins of the world.

You’ll also hear from Dr Justine Toh, a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Public Christianity who writes and speaks about the Christian faith in the secular age, and recently helped produce a film that honestly examines the real impact of Christianity over the last 2,000 years … for better or worse.

Plus, we’re joined by singer Elizabeth Rae as she delivers a beautiful rendition of ‘Before The Throne’, a great old hymn still relevant 150 years after it was written.

Wesley Impact! TV: Dr Justine Toh

Famous atheist Christopher Hitchens once declared that, “religion poisons everything”. But was he right?

That’s the question Rev Keith Garner and Dr Justine Toh will be exploring in this week’s episode of Wesley Impact! TV as they discuss the real impact Christianity has had on the world over the last 2,000 years.

Justine is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Public Christianity where she writes and speaks about the Christian faith in the secular age. She recently helped produce and present an eye-opening and honest documentary called ‘For the Love of God: How the Church is better and worse than you ever imagined’.

“I think people are actually quite surprised when Christians are open about their failings … the public perception of Christians is quite different. People see Christians as holier-than-thou, as judgmental, as standing apart from other people”, said Justine.

Wesley Impact! TV: Elizabeth Rae — Before The Throne

Elizabeth Rae wrote her first song when was just eleven years old, and began performing professionally two years later. In today’s episode, she sings a beautiful version of ‘Before The Throne’, written in 1863 by Irish American hymn writer, Charitie Lees Smith.

Wesley Impact! TV: Jesus, the perfect priest

Rev Keith Garner opens our eyes to the unique ministry of Jesus as he continues his series on the book of Hebrews.

Rev Garner explains that in the Old Testament, priests were flawed human beings who ministered in imperfect ways to those around them.

But when Jesus entered our world, he established an eternal priesthood that was perfect in every way – and that’s great news for all those who put their trust and confidence in him today.

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