Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Patrick Dixon - radio discussion starters


Radio discussion starters for series of weekly broadcasts – Patrick Dixon for Premier Radio


Church grows fast in London


*  Did you know that a new church called Hillsong in London has grown from nothing to around 6000 people since 1992…  is this part of a wider trend?


·         Original in Sydney

·         New planted church in Leatherhead, another in Kiev

·         Now another in Paris

·         Mission, culture, purpose?

·         Future?



Family life dying off in the UK?


  • Did you know that 64% of all men in Britain think it’s more important to have fun than to have children according to a new survey by the Guardian….Britains’s low birthrate is being driven by a generation who are delaying having children…. And 20% of adults are not having children at any stage in life.
  • What’s going on – is this the end of the family?
  • Are church members different or just the same when it comes to having children or not doing so?



Bible weeks more popular than ever?


  • Did you know that over a quarter of a million people will go to bible weeks this year – why are they so popular and what’s the future
  • What kinds of churches are most involved?
  • How has it changed over the last few years
  • Where’s it all going?


Baby cells repair mum’s brain


  • Did you know that cells from a growing fetus can repair a mother’s brain during pregnancy
  • What does it mean?
  • Can we use these cells to help other people?
  • Are there any ethical problems with this?




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