Frank’s Backyard Christmas

Rev Frank Ritchie hosted our 2019 Christmas afternoon programme on Newstalk ZB. He invited his regular co-host on Sunday night’s Total Recall, Jax van Buuren as well as Newstalk ZB host Tim Roxborogh to join him in a music challenge. Together the team brainstormed music to creatively retell the nativity story using lyrics of songs that have nothing to do …

Johnny Cash

A Johnny Cash Christmas special

One of our highlights from our 2019 Christmas programming on Newstalk ZB was this Christmas special looking at the life of Johnny Cash. John Cowan presented the special that wove through Johnny’s life and career, drawing heavily on the Johnny Cash Christmas Specials that he recorded for television. Johnny’s faith comes through authentically and powerfully in the final programme. Check …

Nicky Gumbel will be one of our “proclaimers of Christmas”

‘Why should people still be celebrating the birth of a baby born 2,000 years ago?’ Nicky Gumbel, a former lawyer, and now the Senior Vicar of one of England’s most vibrant churches, is well-qualified to answer this question. He’s one of the most influential men in modern Christianity, yet ‘humble, charming and chatty’ – perfect for our audience – and we’re thrilled to have him on our programme this Christmas.