Top three stories for 2012

book 2Here they are, the three most popular stories of 2012

Francis Collins cracked human DNA

Listen again to the story of the cracking of the human DNA code. The scientist leading the team was Francis Collins, an American practising Christian. Broadcast on Songs of Hope on 27Nov16 at 8:45am.

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Keywords: Christianity, religion, spirituality, stories

Isaiah foretells a prince of peace – Isaiah 9


praying hand 3Hundreds of years before Jesus was born, the prophet Isaiah foretold the coming of a baby who would be called “wonderful advisor, mighty God, prince of peace.” Listen again to our prayer for today from Isaiah in the Bible – Isaiah 9:2-7

Isaiah 9:2-7

Contemporary English Version (CEV)

War Is Over

2 Those who walked in the dark
have seen a bright light.
And it shines upon everyone
who lives in the land
of darkest shadows.
3 Our Lord, you have made
your nation stronger.
Because of you, its people
are glad and celebrate
like workers at harvest time
or like soldiers dividing up
what they have taken.

4 You have broken the power
of those who abused
and enslaved your people.
You have rescued them
just as you saved your people
from Midian.
5 The boots of marching warriors
and the blood-stained uniforms
have been fed to flames
and eaten by fire.

A Child Has Been Born

6 A child has been born for us.
We have been given a son
who will be our ruler.
His names will be
Wonderful Advisor
and Mighty God,
Eternal Father
and Prince of Peace.
7 His power will never end;
peace will last forever.
He will rule David’s kingdom
and make it grow strong.
He will always rule
with honesty and justice.
The Lord All-Powerful
will make certain
that all of this is done.

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Songs of Hope Christmas Edition Podcast Here

Christmas-presentHere it is, the Songs of Hope one hour Christmas edition. Its full of carols, and towards the end, a four minute segment on Charles Dickens. This went to air on Southern FM on 2012 12 23 at 8am. The Hallelujah chorus from the Messiah is included.

Download: SOH-2012-12-23-one-hour-128.mp3

Keywords: Christianity, faith, God, Jesus, Lord, religion, spirituality, gospel, Christian,  60 minutes, music

Charles Dickens – greatest writer

charles_dickens_sitegov2Hear the story of Charles Dickens in 4 minutes. He has been the best and most influential English writer since Shakespeare. Broadcast on Songs of Hope on Sunday 2016 10 23 and 2012 12 23 on 88.3 Southern FM.

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Keywords: Christianity, faith, God, hope, Lord, religion, spirituality, gospel, Christian, history, music, stories, Charles Dickens