I have had the opportunity for a follow up interview on Radio Rhema this week. The interview took place on Wednesday, but aired this morning. The discussion was mainly along the lines of catching up where things are at, looking at why I have chosen to finish my medical studies, the effects chemotherapy has on me, and also just commenting on the responses that I often get when people hear my news.
I think it’s worth having a listen to.. but then I’m probably biased :-).
I’ve recently had another interview air on the radio.
This time the station is Life FM, and the interview takes a slightly different tac than previous interviews. The tempo is a bit faster, its a bit more aggressive, and covers almost the same amount of topic in 1/4 of the time. I guess this reflects the different audience/demographic that Life FM tries to hit.
Anyway, if you are interested, have a listen and let me know what you think :-).
Thanks for listening.
On Tuesday this week I was interviewed for a second time on Radio Rhema, which aired this morning. For those who would like to hear it, I have posted the link to the Rhema website where it is available.
The interview is about 30 minutes total, split into four slots. So only listen when you have the time :-). This interview was really a followup from my previous one, and focused on a few different aspects being four months on. Namely, we discussed cancer and its effect on my life, which I have reflected here on this blog, as well as its effect on Hannah and how we deal with the diagnosis on a daily basis.
If you didn’t hear the previous interview back in December, you can hear it by clicking HERE.
Peter Shaw is very generous in his introduction of me, for which I am grateful, and to be honest, simultaneously a little uncomfortable. When people describe me using words like ‘amazing’ and ‘courage’, which I do get to a reasonable extent, I’m always hesitant to accept such labels. I’m usually quick to point out that I’m none of those things, I’m just a fellow human, like the rest of us, with an unfortunate set of circumstances. Adjectives used to describe me like this I believe are better applied to the source of my faith. The reality is, none of how I respond is on my own strength, its through God’s grace alone that I am able to be the person that I am, I take no credit for that.
Never underestimate the love or the grace of Christ, its what makes the world go round…
…and keeps me ticking.
Thanks for listening.
I have recently had the opportunity to be interviewed on New Zealand’s Rhema. It was an interesting experience as I had never been on the inside of a radio studio before. I have always had a fascination with job disciplines that are not my own. I guess its a always been part of my curiosity of the world on how things work, and is probably responsible in large part for my interest in science.
Anyway, the conversation largely centered on my life up to now, where it is going, how cancer fits in, and where God is in amongst it all. The interview spanned three ten minute spots, interspersed with advertisements, over an hour. I quite enjoyed it, and once you get past the fact that there are x numbers of people listening to you (where x = any number you like), its quite a relaxing environment on the inside of a studio. I’ll put a link up in the next day or so when it get’s posted online, so be sure to check back if you want to listen to it. [UPDATED: Click here to hear the interview]
I’m constantly amazed at the opportunities that have come my way lately to share my story. I have spoken to a number of groups, which include youth, churches, and workplaces, as well as being interviewed for a short film last week, and now this spot on Rhema today.
It’s amazing how my story of death can be one that can encourage so many people. It’s only God’s grace that really allows me to talk about it the way I do, and His grace alone that opens these doors of opportunity. I can only hope and pray that people will be better off for having heard my story, and closer to God for having been a part of the journey. When I die, if nothing else, I will be happy knowing I managed to build God’s kingdom just that little bit bigger.
Thanks for listening.