The promise of a new baby always brings such joy and anticipation. But that joy can turn to sorrow when Mama hears the devastating news that something is wrong. Join us to hear the extraordinary true story of how one woman pressed on through her challenging pregnancy, a decision that shocked medical staff and her professional colleagues. Hear how she learned to defend the dignity and worth of her unborn child and how her child's life taught our guest to love the vulnerable, treasure the unlovely, and face fear with dignity and hope.
Sarah Williams is a specialist in the field of nineteenth and twentieth-century cultural history. She is a passionate and committed teacher who is much loved by her students. She thinks deeply about pedagogy and classroom practice and is devoted to telling the story of the Church to diverse audiences all over the world.
She trained as an historian at the University of Oxford, where she subsequently taught as Fellow and Tutor in Modern History at Harris Manchester College, Lecturer at Trinity College and Praelector at Lincoln College. At Oxford she taught British and European political and cultural history from 1685 to 1939 and supervised graduates working on nineteenth and early-twentieth-century religion and culture in the British context. After seventeen years at Oxford, in 2005 Dr Williams moved with her family to Vancouver, Canada, where she taught the History of Christianity.
Dr Williams has written and edited numerous articles and books, including the acclaimed monograph Religious Belief and Popular Culture; 1880-1939 (OUP). Most recently her work includes The Spirituality of Time in which she develops her ongoing work on historical consciousness, pedagogy, and incarnational theology. She has written an historical novel and is currently working on a second, and she is also author of a widely read spiritual autobiography entitled The Shaming of the Strong, in which she reflects theologically on contemporary debates surrounding identity and personhood. She serves on editorial boards for a number of history journals and academic publishing houses.
In the Market with Janet Parshall, challenges listeners to examine major news stories and issues being debated in the marketplace of ideas and speaks to them with the Word of God. In this fast-paced, caller-driven program, Janet evaluates newsworthy topics with guests and listeners using the Bible as a framework for discussion. This daily program addresses relevant issues important to Christians, with an engaging mix of listener interaction and commentary from highly respected guests.