72 episodes

Each week Christian MP Tim Farron unpacks the murky world of politics and encourages believers around the UK to engage prayerfully.

Tim will share what life is like in Parliament, which issues Christians should care about and what you can do to make a difference.

Tune in every Tuesday at 5pm or download the podcast from your chosen podcast provider.

A Mucky Business with Tim Farron Premier

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 34 Ratings

Each week Christian MP Tim Farron unpacks the murky world of politics and encourages believers around the UK to engage prayerfully.

Tim will share what life is like in Parliament, which issues Christians should care about and what you can do to make a difference.

Tune in every Tuesday at 5pm or download the podcast from your chosen podcast provider.

    Fr Mark Vickers: God in Number 10

    Fr Mark Vickers: God in Number 10

    Tim is joined this week by Fr Mark Vickers, author of the book God in Number 10 which looks at the faith of our country’s Prime Ministers.
    They look at how faith has impacted politics over the decades and what it means now that we have a Hindu PM in Downing Street.
    Tim also mourns the passing of two year old Awaab Ishak, who died from breathing problems caused by rampant mould in his family’s housing association flat.
    Want your question answered next week? Drop a quick email to farron@premier.org.uk

    • 26 min
    David Burrowes: Conservative and Christian

    David Burrowes: Conservative and Christian

    Tim is joined this week by former MP and parliamentary director of the Conservative Christian Fellowship David Burrowes.
    David shares how he founded that organisation and unpacks what it means to be both a Conservative and a Christian.
    And Tim reflects on Matt Hancock’s appearances on I’m A Celebrity and the theme of forgiveness.
    Want your question answered next week? Drop a quick email to farron@premier.org.uk.
     

    • 28 min
    Tom Holland: The impact of Christianity on our nation throughout history

    Tom Holland: The impact of Christianity on our nation throughout history

    Tim is joined this week by author and historian Tom Holland.
    They unpack some of themes of his book Dominion: How the Christian Revolution Remade the World and look ahead to the future impact of Christianity across the world
    And as politicians and campaigners gather in Egypt for the COP27 climate conference Tim challenges us on our role in looking after the planet.
    Want your question answered next week? Drop a quick email to farron@premier.org.uk.

    • 31 min
    Dr Russell Rook: Community organising and advising party leaders

    Dr Russell Rook: Community organising and advising party leaders

    Tim is joined this week by political consultant and founder of the Good Faith Partnership, Russ Rook.
    They discuss the variety of ways one can influence politics from advising party leaders to bringing together groups of people to tackle societal problems.
    Tim also unpacks problems in education and how we can be praying.
    Want your question answered next week? Drop a quick email to farron@premier.org.uk or sign up to Premier's Whatsapp news alerts at premier.org.uk/whatsapp and send a message there.

    • 29 min
    Paul Givan: Former Northern Ireland First Minister on living out faith in frontline politics

    Paul Givan: Former Northern Ireland First Minister on living out faith in frontline politics

    Tim is joined this week by Paul Givan, a former First Minister of Northern Ireland.
    They unpack the challenges of serving in Northern Irish politics and the importance of being open about matters of faith.
    Tim also unpacks how to handle imposter syndrome
    Want your question answered next week? Drop a quick email to farron@premier.org.uk or sign up to Premier's Whatsapp news alerts at premier.org.uk/whatsapp and send a message there.

    • 25 min
    Lizzie Jewkes: How I managed to change government legislation

    Lizzie Jewkes: How I managed to change government legislation

    Tim is joined this week by director of the Liberal Democrat Christian Forum – Lizzie Jewkes.
    While never serving in front line politics, she was responsible for legislation which affected millions of people in a positive way.
    Tim also tells of how we can be praying for MPs during this unstable time within parliament.
    Want your question answered next week? Drop a quick email to farron@premier.org.uk or sign up to Premier's Whatsapp news alerts at premier.org.uk/whatsapp and send a message there.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Ninjatoot2310 ,

Encouraging

Great to hear so many examples of Christians living out their faith inside our political system and putting ‘Kingdom before Tribe’. Helps me to be better at praying for people in authority!

AndyBath ,

Honest

Really appreciate the honesty of these podcasts. The intro is brilliant, acknowledging the muckiness of all of life. But that’s backed by insightful comments on the news (really great on the H&M interview) and informative and moving interviews. I always look forward to the next one

The Great Gobbo ,

Brilliant!

Such an encouraging podcast hearing a Christian reflection on the politics of the week, with warm interviews and thoughtful prayer. Keep up the good work Tim!

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