Charlie Daniels – singer

Charlie Daniels – singer

Christian News Bulletin reported that Charlie Daniels, the country/gospel singer and southern rocker who was best known for the 1979 hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” and who also was an outspoken Christian, died on Monday 6Jul20 from a stroke. He was 83.

John B Goodenough – Lithium ion batteries

John B Goodenough – Lithium ion batteries

Songs of Hope Christian News Bulletin reported in October last year that John B. Goodenough, the father of the lithium-ion battery, the rechargeable power source inside your mobile phone or laptop, is a Christian. This Professor from the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas in Austin has been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work at Oxford University which made possible the development of lithium-ion batteries. Goodenough joins a long list of Nobel laureates who are Christian; some lists suggest 65 per cent of prize winners are followers of Christ.

St Nicholas – the origin of Santa Claus

Listen again to the story of St Nicholas, the man who started the tradition of giving at Christmas. The Dutch version of his name became “Santa Claus”. Songs of Hope broadcast on 8Dec19. Press play to listen or download.

Jim Fanstone saves lives in outback Brazil

Jim Fanstone saves lives in outback Brazil

Listen again to the story of Doctor James Fanstone, who went as a Christian doctor to the interior of Brazil in 1924 and built a hospital almost single-handedly. First broadcast on 88.3 on 2012 10 14. (5 mins). Press play to listen or download.

Siya Kolisi-Springbok Captain a Christian

Siya Kolisi-Springbok Captain a Christian

In Songs of Hope Christian News Bulletin on Sunday 17Nov19 we heard about Springboks captain, Siya Kolisi. He is a practising Christian and has found strength in the Christian faith following a period of personal and family problems.