Lively debate and spiritual insights. Viewpoint is a topical discussion programme that explores issues affecting UK society and the Church.
In the final episode of the current series of VIEWPOINT, the panel discuss the power of the media and the impact that a 24/7 media is having on us as individuals and society at large.
Why are there more women than men in the Church? Does gender and worship style have a bearing on why there are 'Not enough men in the Church?'. These and other questions are explored with wisdom and good humour by the panel.
The VIEWPOINT panel discuss and explore the sensitive and often complex topic of mental health.
Why is loneliness so prevalent in today's society? Can you feel lonely in a crowd or even in a church congregation? The panel tackle these and other difficult questions and look for solutions to the very real issue of loneliness.
The panel discuss the growing trend for people to identify themselves as having no religion when filling out data forms. What can be behind 'The Rise of the Nones'?
Does sexism exist in the Church? With women outnumbering men in the Church, why do men dominate positions of leadership in the Church? These and other tricky questions are tackled with good humour and insight by the panel.
The panel discuss the media's portrayal of beauty, the extreme lengths people go to achieve it, when altering your appearance is appropriate and when it might not be.
Richard, Sophie and John tackle the difficult and often troubling topic of Racism in the Church, while Leslie Ackie provides some spiritual insights.
The panel reflect on their own childhood experiences and discuss the complexities of parenthood and raising children.
Richard and his guests explore the church's attitude towards divorce and discuss the sensitive and often complex issues surrounding the subject.
Do we still need to attend church when we can watch sermons on our Smart TVs and mobile devices? The panel explore the impact of technology on the way we worship in the 21st century.
About the Show
Join Richard Daly and his regular guests, Sophie Gordon, John Surridge and Leslie Ackie for lively debate and spiritual insights. Viewpoint is a topical discussion programme that explores issues affecting UK society and the Church. The programme aims to provide a platform on which the church can talk about uncomfortable and sometimes difficult topics that affect the Christian and secular world.
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