For 12 years now Real Life with John Cowan has aired every Sunday night on Newstalk ZB. Each week John chats with a different high-profile guest, delving into their upbringing, their accomplishments and ‘what makes them tick’.
With this format, it’s natural to talk about the role faith has played in their lives. We’ve had many guests this last year including Rod Oram, Irene van Dyk and Michael Jones, who have each spoken compellingly about their Christian faith with thousands of people listening in.
John’s warm and thoughtful interview style created the natural space for former TVNZ weatherman Jim Hickey to articulate this brilliant ‘God moment’ on air:
“I grew up, like a lot of people, in religion and drifted away from it, then became a Christian. To me the two terms are diametrically opposed… Religion from my point of view was dogma, ritual, sort of ‘law-ish’ things – man based things – whereas Christianity, when you’ve had an experience with Jesus Christ… is a hugely liberating experience!”
“I love it when you can give people hope because the Bible says that Jesus is the God of hope.”
Real Life with John Cowan airs every Sunday night from 7:30-8pm on Newstalk ZB.