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This is me in a boat off the Isle of Skye, but normally I’m at home in Oxford working as a freelance journalist. I specialise in stories about religion and social affairs.

My news reports, analysis and features have been published by The Guardian, The Times, The Economist, The Sunday Telegraph, The Independent and the BBC, among others. I previously worked for four years as a news reporter and digital editor of the Church Times, the UK’s leading newspaper covering religion. You can find some of my work here.

I’m always open to new commissions and enquiries, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing tswyatt@gmail.com. You can also follow me on Twitter.

Podcast

I also co-host a podcast called Matters of Life and Death which discusses the ethics of issues in healthcare, technology and science. You can listen to the most recent episodes below, or click here to subscribe.

John Stott: Double listening, salt as preservative, incarnational mission, and the challenge of evangelical hagiography Matters of Life and Death

Last week marked 100 years since the late John Stott was born and there has been a flurry of events to mark the centenary of this highly influential vicar, Bible teacher and evangelical leader. He also had a huge impact on John's own life and career and in this episode we wanted to talk about not just the legacy of Stott’s many decades of ministry, but whether his vision for how Christians can engage well in the public square is still relevant and meaningful today, more than 60 years after he began making the case. Has society long since moved on, or are there still things to learn and challenges to heed from Stott? John's talk and discussion on Stott at LICC – https://johnwyatt.com/2021/05/03/talk-and-discussion-the-life-and-legacy-of-john-stott/ Sermon on lay ministry inspired by Stott at All Souls Church – https://johnwyatt.com/2021/04/26/interview-and-talk-the-john-stott-centenary-biblical-convictions-for-the-contemporary-church/A Glen Scrivener interview with John about his friendship with Stott – https://johnwyatt.com/2021/04/29/interview-the-life-and-legacy-of-john-stott/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
  1. John Stott: Double listening, salt as preservative, incarnational mission, and the challenge of evangelical hagiography
  2. Simulation: Deep fakes, image as sacrament, David Beckham in Mandarin and therapy chatbots
  3. Digital church: Worship on Zoom, pandemic revival, time-shifting and Gnosticism
  4. Social media and free speech: Fake news, Facebook's 'Supreme Court', the Capitol riot and YouTube algorithms
  5. Coronavirus: Misinformation