VIDEO INTERVIEW – Terry and Wendy Virgo on Itinerant Ministry and the Family

UPDATE The written transcript of this segment of my interview is now available to read here.Yesterday I began an interview with Terry and Wendy Virgo. We talked a little about what they do and how Terry came to speak at New Word Alive.Wendy begins this section of our interview talking about sharing in Terry's travels, and what it was like to be left behind with five children. Terry also explains briefly what he means by modern day apostles. Continued in part 3 . . . … [Read more...]

VIDEO INTERVIEW – Terry Virgo at New Word Alive on UK Evangelicalism

UPDATE The written transcript of this interview is now available. It can be read here.Today I share the first of a three-part interview with Terry and Wendy Virgo, recorded at New Word Alive. Terry and Wendy kindly invited me into their chalet as I was a bit cold from speaking with Don Carson outside.In this segment we talked about what exactly they both do, what is Newfrontiers, and a bit about the relationships that led to Terry speaking at New Word Alive. I have previously … [Read more...]

VIDEO INTERVIEW – John Piper on the Preachers He Listens To and How He Became a Pastor

UPDATE The written transcript of this segment of my interview with John Piper is now available. It can be read here.This is the fourth and final segment of my interview with John Piper. You can also watch these preceding segments:John Piper on New Word Alive and Spring Harvest John Piper on Passionate Preaching John Piper on Prayer and Bible Study I began this section by asking John which preachers he listens to on his iPOD. He mentioned a number of names, and if you have the … [Read more...]

VIDEO INTERVIEW – John Piper on Prayer and Bible Study

UPDATE The written transcript of this segment of my interview with John Piper is now available. It can be read here.So far John has addressed the UK church scene and preaching. In this section of our video interview I asked him about his prayer life, which he described as prayer mingled with the Word rather than separate sections of time for prayer alone and the Word alone. He talked about his Bible study, and how that discipline, along with so many other things in his life, sometimes feels … [Read more...]

VIDEO INTERVIEW – John Piper on Passionate Preaching

UPDATE The written transcript of this segment of my interview with John Piper is now available. You can read it here.Yesterday I began speaking with John Piper about New Word Alive and why he comes to the UK. In this segment, I began by putting before John the notion that he has an unusual degree of passion and anointing when preaching. I even quoted Lig Duncan, who said that he wondered if he had ever really preached after hearing Piper's talk at the first Together for the Gospel … [Read more...]

VIDEO INTERVIEW – John Piper On New Word Alive and Spring Harvest

UPDATE The written transcript of this video is now available and can be accessed here.At the recent New Word Alive conference I was able to record a four-part interview with John Piper. John rarely gives interviews of any form, so it was a real privilege, and one that I hope you will enjoy.Dr. Piper asked that we begin with prayer. His humble request of God that, for the sake of others, he would help us in our conversation was no mere lifeless routine. Here is a man who oozes the … [Read more...]

VIDEO INTERVIEW – Don Carson at New Word Alive, Part 2

UPDATE The written transcript of this interview is now available and can be read here.In the second part of my interview with Don Carson we spoke about how to prepare people to serve as leaders and preachers in the Church. We spoke about the place of seminary, and about those who, like Martyn Lloyd-Jones, serve without spending time there. We also spoke about conferences, and the importance of recognizing that most of us are just going to be ordinary Christians. You can view part 1 … [Read more...]

VIDEO INTERVIEW – Don Carson at New Word Alive, Part 1

UPDATE The written text of this interview is now available. You can access it here.The following video was filmed at New Word Alive in April of this year, when I had the opportunity to speak with Don Carson. We spoke about his reasons for coming to the UK, about how he chose to leave the field of chemistry to become a pastor and then left pastoral ministry to train ministers in a seminary, the crucial importance of the local church, and his relationship with his father.My interview … [Read more...]

INTERVIEW – Hugh Palmer

The following interview with Hugh Palmer took place at New Word Alive 2008. I have already published the audio version, which is available here. AdrianI’m here with Hugh Palmer.HughHello!AdrianSo, Hugh, can I just say first of all what a fantastic week this has been—to go from a standing start to . . . how many people are here?HughPretty much 4,000.AdrianAnd it was all sold out within a matter of weeks, wasn’t it?HughYes. The site was sold out, and then we sold the best part of a thousand event p … [Read more...]

INTERVIEW – Wallace Benn on Handing Over to Hugh Palmer

This is the final segment of my three-part interview with Wallace Benn, Bishop of Lewes and previous leader of Word Alive. Part one can be read here, and part two here.In the concluding section, the Bishop talks about handing over the leadership duties to Hugh Palmer, and the role New Word Alive has in fostering continued cooperation between conviction evangelicals.AdrianPractically speaking, I know next year New Word Alive is moving on to two weeks and all that kind of stuff. Are you able to … [Read more...]


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