It’s hard to measure the impact Nicky Gumbel has had on the worldwide church. He pioneered the Alpha Course as an evangelistic introduction to the Christian life. It is estimated that over 15 million people have now attended a course. So we thought it was high time we had a chat with Mr Alpha, and find out what the future of this course might be in our rapidly changing culture.

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“To some extent, you can interpret God [and] the Holy Spirit in whatever way you want…Jesus really pins it down to an exclusivity that people find very difficult to accept in an age where toleration is almost like a god.”

“Some people are really interested in the question, ‘Is it true?’ A lot more people these days are interested in the questions, ‘Does it work?’ and ‘How does it feel? What does the church feel like?’”


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