© 2018 SAM HAILES

"The scariest moment is always just before you start.” - Stephen King, On Writing

REV RICHARD COLES: HOW I UNBECAME A POP STAR

My interview with Britain’s most famous vicar

PARADISE LOST: HOW CHANNEL 4’S EDEN TURNED INTO A LIVING HELL

Channel 4 wanted to create a utopia. Instead their reality TV show Eden went very wrong indeed.

A TIME TO PLANT: HOW THE ANGLICAN CHURCH IS RISING AGAIN IN URBAN AREAS

Have reports of the Church of England’s imminent death been greatly exaggerated? This was my cover story for the July 2016 issue of Premier Christianity magazine

TRUE LOVE WAITS: WHY THIS HOLLYWOOD POWER COUPLE SAVED SEX FOR MARRIAGE

My interview with DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good

JOHN MARK COMER: REACHING AMERICA'S MOST SECULAR CITY

The pastor who has been dubbed ‘the orthodox Rob Bell’ explains how he’s reaching millennials in America’s most secular city

EUGENE PETERSON: THE MAN BEHIND THE MESSAGE ON PSALMS, BONO, MEGACHURCHES AND HIS FINAL BOOK

My in-depth and wide ranging conversation with the 84 year old contemplative pastor and translator of The Message, Eugene Peterson

WHY THE SUN’S DISCOVERY OF COCAINE IN CHURCH TOILETS SHOULDN’T BOTHER YOU

My response to the news that cocaine was discovered in 11 UK churches

MY 4 YEAR OLD SON GOT BRAIN CANCER. BUT GOD ISN'T TO BLAME

After receiving devastating news about her son’s health, Jessica Kelley couldn’t stomach the usual Christian clichés about God’s role in suffering.

MOBY: HOW A SKINNY, TEETOTAL, VEGAN DJ WITH A CHRISTIAN FAITH CONQUERED DANCE MUSIC

My interview with the American recording artist who has sold 20 million albums and has a fascinating and unique perspective on faith.

BART CAMPOLO SAYS PROGRESSIVE CHRISTIANS TURN INTO ATHEISTS. MAYBE HE'S RIGHT

Bart Campolo’s process of adjusting his theology to match his experience, shipwrecked his faith.

MY WRITTEN WORK

Here's a brief selection of some of my recent interviews, features and blogs...