Paul Arnold, themedianet co-ordinator and freelance radio producer, reworks an old hymn. ‘Stand up, stand up for Jesus’ goes the song. And who can argue with that? It’s so in tune with Jesus’ final earthly instructions to ‘Go and make disciples...

Church and Media Network trustee Amanda Allchorn reflects on opportunities missed and taken. A few months back a Big Issue seller called Grace* arrived on a Saturday outside the Spar in the centre of our village. Quite noticeable really in a relatively affluent Hertfordshire commuter community. Each...

Former TV producer and writer Debbie Wright explains how she is 'reinventing Lent' and why nearly 50,000 people agree with her. A few years ago I started working for Stewardship, the Christian giving charity, with the grand title of  ‘Head of Content’ and pretty much a blank...

BBC Studio Director Jake Lloyd shares a personal perspective on Fry's well-publicised Irish TV exchange. In his interview this week with Gay Byrne of RTE, Stephen Fry raised an age-old theological problem: how is it possible to reconcile the existence of an all-powerful all-loving God, with the...

A personal reflection from Tim Levell, a journalist in UK radio and a Trustee of the Church and Media Network. Jesus actively socialised with prostitutes and tax collectors. He flung over tables in the Temple in a protest against the commercialisation of his religion. He was...

Medianet coordinator Paul Arnold shares an audio impression from a recent trip. We'd been in Muscat, the capital city of Oman, less than 12 hours when I heard it. I'd been warned that the Muslim call to prayer, issued in amplified chant from the minarets of...