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Salt – Conversations with Jenny

Jenny Salt is a Christian academic, a graduate and former lecturer at Sydney Missionary and Bible College (SMBC). Join her on a forty-minute journey into someone’s amazing and often unexpected spiritual travels. Missionaries and media makers, scientists and sportspeople, new agers and new migrants – Salt is a chance to enter into the lives of people and discover heartwarming, sometimes challenging and always extraordinary gospel stories.

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Jenny Salt is a Christian academic, a graduate and former lecturer at Sydney Missionary and Bible College (SMBC). Join her on a forty-minute journey into someone’s amazing and often unexpected spiritual travels. Missionaries and media makers, scientists and sportspeople, new agers and new migrants – Salt is a chance to enter into the lives of people and discover heartwarming, sometimes challenging and always extraordinary gospel stories.

Never Going Home - Anthony

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For the finale of Salt Season 6, Jenny introduces us to Anthony Brammall.

Anthony's experience of God's grace at a young age took him and his family to an unpredictable and sometimes dangerous country. There, he spent years in cross-cultural ministry learning how to introduce the gospel to people dedicated to an array of alternate religions.

But his continuing scholarship would later lead him to tell another story entirely.

Anthony's reality of going to a risky and unpredictable place is wonderfully mirrored in his latest book about Mabel Green, a young Sydney woman who declared her desire to go where God would have her - and never went home.

You can pick up a copy of Anthony Brammall's book, Never Going Home, through the Sydney Missionary and Bible College website.

Salt is proudly brought to you by Sydney Missionary and Bible College. Click here for more information on the wide range of courses available.

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Jun 12 2022

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Two Sisters And A Tumour - Emily

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Jenny Salt speaks to Emily Maurits about her sister's life-threatening condition that first left her helpless, then led her - despite all her questions - to a greater trust in the goodness of God.

Emily grew up in a Christian home, loving to read and with a passion to write. What she ended up writing about, though, was something she would never have wished on anyone.

Her first book became an endearing story about two sisters and a brain tumour.

If you are interested in reading more about Emily and Jasmine's story, you can purchase a copy of Two Sisters And A Brain Tumour here.

You can also read Emily's chronic illness caring blog, Called To Watch.

Salt is proudly brought to you by Sydney Missionary and Bible College. Click here for more information on the wide range of courses available.

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Jun 05 2022

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A Family Shattered - Kathy

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Jenny's guest in this episode is Kathy Notley, who shares what it is like to go searching for the family you've lost and find a stronger connection than you ever thought possible.

Kathy's childhood was idyllic - a close family with loving parents and so many memories of family holidays, playing with neighbours, and a home that everyone wanted to visit.

Then, at 17 years of age, her world fell apart. Her family, once close, was shattered and scattered.

And so the search began for Kathy to somehow fill the void and recreate what she had lost.

Salt is proudly brought to you by Sydney Missionary and Bible College. Click here for more information on the wide range of courses available.

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May 29 2022

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God on the Green Isle - Sharon

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In this episode, Jenny Salt takes us into the life of Sharon Hall, a self-effacing woman whose life is a testimony to what God can do with a willing pair of hands.

Sharon grew up with an open-air preacher for a dad and a piano-accordion-playing mum, and God was always a big part of her childhood.

She dreamt of going to Africa as a missionary teacher, but God had other plans and took her to green hills on the other side of the world.

And when she finally came home, it was to receive the family she never expected.

Salt is proudly brought to you by Sydney Missionary and Bible College. Click here for more information on the wide range of courses available.

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May 22 2022

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Leviticus Saved My Life - Geoff

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Jenny Salt introduces us to Geoff Harper, a self-effacing Irishman with a love for the last book of the Bible most Christians get around to reading.

Geoff grew up an evangelical in a country steeped in Roman Catholicism. One thing he was certain of, his life would not be one spent in ministry.

But God had other ideas, and when Geoff found his true path it was a journey into the heart of the Old Testament.

There, Geoff would discover a life-long love for the book of Leviticus - a passion that would literally save his life.

Salt is proudly brought to you by Sydney Missionary and Bible College. Click here for more information on the wide range of courses available.

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

May 15 2022

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Glorious Acting - Alison

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Jenny Salt is joined by Alison Chambers, a mother to three adult children, a wife to a cardiac specialist, and a trained physiotherapist. But just those details wouldn't be enough to know her. Alison is an actor with a capital 'A'.

As a child, Alison dreamed of acting and it became a driving motivation for most of her life. It's taken her on to the stage on countless occasions and into the storylines of many well-known Australian television dramas.

But the acting profession is a challenging one and Alison has had to constantly ask herself, “What does God want from my performance?”

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You can find out more about Alison's theatre company, Joining The Dots, here.

Salt is proudly brought to you by Sydney Missionary and Bible College. Click here for more information on the wide range of courses available.

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May 08 2022

42mins

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Cruelty to Christianity - Linda

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Jenny Salt meets Linda Chan, whose parents grew up under the turbulent and cruel regime of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge.

They came to Australia hoping for a better life, but for Linda, turbulent and cruel is how she describes the childhood that followed.

A troubled home life, school bullying, and third-degree burns to 90% of her body combined to make her life a complete misery.

But when Linda discovered the love of Jesus as a teenager, she found an answer for her brokenness.

Salt is proudly brought to you by Sydney Missionary and Bible College. Click here for more information on the wide range of courses available.

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May 01 2022

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Black and White Christianity - Michael

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Jenny meets Michael Duckett, an indigenous man who has given his word to follow God and sees no reason to take it back.

Michael’s life could be summed up in a word: reconciliation.

Moving in and out of a foster home as a baby and toddler he was adopted by his white foster family who raised him and cared for him as their own. 

But it took hearing a “boring” sermon at the age of 17 for Michael to truly understand his identity and what it means to be reconciled to God.

Salt is proudly brought to you by Sydney Missionary and Bible College. Click here for more information on the wide range of courses available.

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 24 2022

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Achievement Addiction - Justine

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Jenny Salt talks to Dr. Justine Toh, a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Public Christianity, where she speaks and writes about deciphering contemporary culture.

Justine shares how she grew up in an immigrant culture that made an idol out of education and measured success in terms of career benchmarks.

Her book, Achievement Addiction, examines our need to succeed, and her own struggles in setting this mindset aside. As a Christian, she now draws her identity from what God has done, rather than anything she can add to the ledger.

Salt is proudly brought to you by Sydney Missionary and Bible College. Click here for more information on the wide range of courses available.

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 17 2022

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The Cross-cultural Challenge - Ed

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Ed Grudier tells Jenny Salt he did not expect God to lead him to more than a decade of ministry in Turkey, testing the tempers of the police as he sought to plant a church.

Ed started his life in the middle-class suburbs of Cleveland, the so-called Bible-belt of the US.  But despite growing up in a culturally catholic household, he still managed to hold on to a secular outlook.

Yet, a single sermon at the age of 18 set him on a path that has taken him all around the world, powered by the conviction that all people need to hear the gospel.

Salt is proudly brought to you by Sydney Missionary and Bible College. Click here for more information on the wide range of courses available.

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 10 2022

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Big Animals, A Bigger God - Janet

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Tune in to hear Jenny Salt interview Janet Riley - a city girl with a country heart.  

As a vet, Janet loved the big animals, and as a Christian, she knew the love of an even bigger God. 

And it was this love that took her from regional NSW to Africa and on as she journeyed through cancer. 

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Apr 03 2022

39mins

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The Deaf Hear - Andrew

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Andrew Miller is the international operations coordinator for Deaf Ministries International.

He tells Jenny Salt how an interest in Japanese culture led to 25 years of lay leadership in an international church in Osaka.

Since then he has transitioned into ministry to the silent world of the deaf community. Traveling all over the world to support DMI's ministries, he has discovered that the Gospel can still be heard powerfully by those who can hear nothing at all.

Click here to learn about Deaf Ministries International's work.

Click here to read Andrew's blog and the many more fascinating stories his work has brought him in touch with.

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Mar 27 2022

39mins

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The Country Life - Ruth

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Jenny Salt welcomes Ruth France on to the show and talks to her about what brought a suburban girl to choose a life of ministry in the country. 

As a young adult Ruth experienced a number of life-changing moments, including a literal bolt from the blue. But the biggest lightning strike to connect with her life was the call to mission.

What began as an interest in overseas work, though, transformed into a call to the country where she has ministered alongside her husband through fire, drought, and the scourge of COVID.

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Mar 20 2022

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Onward We Stumble - Adam

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Join Jenny Salt as she ascends the heights and plumbs the depths of church planting with veteran Adam Ramsey.

Adam has been involved in church planting for 15 years, including working in Seattle in the Mars Hill church alongside Mark Driscoll.

He is also a pastor of a church that was planted on the Gold Coast in QLD, and he is the Network Director of Acts 29 for Asia Pacific - and he hasn’t hit 40 yet!

In his 'spare time', he's also written a book titled Truth on Fire: Gazing At God Until Your Heart Sings.

Jenny discovers, though, that some of Adam's deepest lessons have come from processing failure rather than celebrating success.

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Mar 13 2022

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Great stories for season 6

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Jenny Salt is keen to share Season 6 of Salt with her listeners, and hints at what's in store.

In the meantime, there are TWO competitions to take part in:

NUMBER ONE
Just write a review of Salt and send us a snapshot and mail it to salt@smbc.edu.au  – it’s that simple.


And the best three reviews will receive a free copy of Anthony Brammall’s new book, Never Going Home, the life story of missionary woman Mabel Green.

NUMBER TWO

We’ve put a little poll together of our most-listened-to shows and you could win a book just by telling us why you like the one you chose.


Follow the link I want a free book and get voting.


And thanks to our generous sponsors, Sydney Missionary Bible College, we’ll give a copy of a free book from their fabulous list of authors to the person who tells us what they liked the most about their favourite episode.

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Mar 06 2022

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Not one competition but TWO!

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The Salt team is getting ready to bring you a fresh season of Salt, which will drop into your podcast app in just over a month.


While you’re waiting, tell us about your favourite Salt episode. 


We’ve put a little poll together of our most-listened-to shows and you could win a book just by telling us why you like the one you chose.


Follow the link I want a free book and get voting.


And thanks to our generous sponsors, Sydney Missionary Bible College, we’ll give a copy of a free book from their fabulous list of authors to the person who tells us what they liked the most about their favourite episode.


See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 27 2022

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Want a free book? Write us a review :)

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All of the team over at the Salt Mines are hard at work producing season 6 of Salt, which will drop into your podcast app in just over a month. 


In the meantime, Jenny's running a competition to help get the word out about the show, and you can help.


Just write a review of Salt and send us a snapshot and mail it to salt@smbc.edu.au  – it’s that simple.


And the best three reviews will receive a free copy of Anthony Brammall’s new book, Never Going Home, the life story of missionary woman Mabel Green.

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 20 2022

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America's Jesus - Graham

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Graham Cole, together with his wife Jules, has been involved in Christian ministry for more than 40 years.  

Jenny Salt hears how it has taken them to many places around the world, and for 20 of those years, to the Midwest of the United States. 

There, they discovered a perspective on life and the love of God that reveals the future for both America and Australia.

They’re back at home now, but still feel very connected to the country, the culture, and the Christians they left behind. 

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Nov 22 2021

42mins

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My best 'worst year' - Scott

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Like most of us, Scott Lavender and his family will have reflections on 2020 and 2021 – some good, some hard. Covid has changed so much in our world.

But for Scott, the last two years have contained the most excruciating pain he could imagine, alongside a host of other struggles. 

But as doctors struggled to understand what was happening to him, Scott discovered that God was carrying out his own surgery.  

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Nov 15 2021

32mins

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Life to death to life - David

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Jenny Salt's guest today is David Luxford.


To meet David is to meet a man who in many ways just quietly gets on with things.  No fanfare. No profile, megachurch, or fame.  

But to know David is to know someone who has faithfully got on with serving the Lord for more than 50 years - through long, difficult tasks and the tragedy of death in the family - because he was challenged as a young Christian to be an ambassador for Christ.  

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Nov 08 2021

34mins

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