1) The Mind Renewed
The Mind Renewed : Thinking Christianly in a New World Order is a Podcast and Website dedicated to understanding the world in which we live from a Christian worldview perspective.
We are acutely conscious of propaganda in the mainstream media, and of the bewildering mass of information in the alternative media - some of it reliable, much of it not. We therefore seek to address matters of concern to people (whether they be 'people of faith' or none) in an unsensational and informed fashion, in the hope that truth will be uncovered and that bridges will be built between people through greater understanding.
Therefore, whether it be the Surveillance State, the threat of Global Government, False-Flag Terrorism, the danger of New Religious Movements (NRMs), or any other issue too often ignored by the institutional church, The Mind Renewed analyses, interprets and critiques from a Christian worldview perspective.
And in all that we do, we call upon our listeners to lay aside preconceptions, and embrace an openness of mind that seeks to follow the truth wherever it may lead. In the words of Paul from the New Testament:
"Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds..." (Romans 12:2, New Revised Standard Version)
The Mind Renewed is fully independent of any religious, political or other institution. It is also entirely listener-supported, which enables its productions to remain freely available and the website to continue free from aggressive and irrelevant advertising.
2) Julian Charles
The Mind Renewed is edited, produced and presented by Dr. Julian Charles, a Christian thinker, preacher and podcaster based in the UK. Educated at London, Cambridge and York Universities, he holds a PhD in music and is married with two children.
For more on Julian Charles and what motivates this website, please listen to TMR 55 : Julian Charles on Revelations Radio News.
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Podcast theme music by the brilliant Antony Raijekov from his Jazz U album (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0). In accordance with the conditions of that licence TMR wishes to state that the fact that this music appears in TMR podcasts should in no way be understood as implying that its creator endorses anything produced by TMR.