Tony Miles

Churches CAN Fight Back against Discrimination

A bold new backlash against discrimination means radio adverts for church services could become part of daily life. In a swift response to Ann Widdecombe’s call last week for Christians to “fight back” against prejudice – uncovered in a BBC survey – national charity the Churches’ Advertising Network has launched a counter-attack. It takes the […]

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Petition about the Digital Dividend Review

Please spread the word about an important petition – see below (message from Rebecca Foulton of Public Voice re. the Digital Dividend Review): Dear all, Public Voice has petitioned the Prime Minister to ensure that spectrum freed for use following digital switchover is available for citizen and community uses, by rejecting the notion that all […]

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The Digital Dividend Reveiw – a comment

CHURCHES SHOULDN’T PANIC ABOUT RADIO MICROPHONES, BUT BE CONCERNED ABOUT THE HANDOVER OF A SIGNIFICANT PUBLIC ASSET TO THE MARKETPLACE. The digital switchover is going to change the way that TV is broadcast and, eventually, radio too. The aim is to enable all around the UK to benefit from digital technology. Rev. Tony Miles, Media […]

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Rob Bell interview

I was only told about Rob Bell recently – somehow news of his work passed me by.  He is the presenter of the Nooma short films and the founding pastor founding pastor of the mega Mars Hill Bible Church, located in Grandville, Michigan.  Rob is also a featured speaker in the series of short spiritual films called […]

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National ‘Wear a Cross’ Day

Today is, apparently, ‘national cross wearing day’ – Christians are being encouraged to wear a cross.    Fiona Bruce caused a stir recently by … wait for it … wearing a cross when presenting the Ten O’Clock News.  For heaven’s sake, this PC business has gone too far.  The BBC hasn’t banned the wearing of […]

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Jesus in a glass?

The latest Churches Advertising Network campaign has caused a storm in a beer glass.  Okay, I confess, I am a member of the independent and ecumenical group known as CAN.  We have launched a series of radio adverts and poster for Christmas that asks, ‘Where do you find God, or Jesus, today?’  The intention is […]

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What if … ?

What would happen if we treated our Bible like we treat our mobile phones?   What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets … What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it … What if we flipped through it several times a day … What if we […]

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What every good broadcaster should consider …

If we are to keep people listening longer in the competitive world of commercial radio, we need to ask, ‘What is my/our “unique selling point”?’  In other words, why should people listen? I’m sure Christians involved in broadcasting realise they need to apply this principle at work.  However, have you ever considered harnessing it in […]

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Is commercial radio ‘secular’?

Quote from Lyndon Bowring (Executive Chair) of the Christian Chairty ‘Care’ whilst in conversation with me on Premier Radio today: ‘Nothing is secular in the sight of God – except sin!’ After talking to Lyndon I reflected on the number of times Christians use the word ‘secular’.  When talking to people about my media chaplaincy […]

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