17 episodes

A UK podcast about Christianity and the left.

Bread and Rosaries Adam Spiers & Ben Molyneux-Hetherington

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 ‚ÄĘ 4 Ratings

A UK podcast about Christianity and the left.

    Episode 17 ‚Äď Purity Culture (feat. Sarah M-H)

    Episode 17 ‚Äď Purity Culture (feat. Sarah M-H)

    Official wife of the podcast, Sarah Molyneux-Hetherington, joins us for her second episode, this time helping us think through what purity culture looks like in the UK.  If that doesn't do it for you, listen anyway as she and Ben finally spill the beans about what happened on their wedding night!  There's a couple of slight changes in audio where we've had to stitch things together, including a segment recorded after Sarah went to bed which is why she doesn't talk about the economics of purity culture at all.
    Content note: Between roughly 15 minutes and 17 minutes, and roughly 31 minutes  and 33 minutes, Sarah talks briefly about sexual assault. Please do skip these segments if that's what's best for you. Sarah has asked us to assure our listeners that she is in a much better place than she describes previously being in during the episode.
    Find us here:
    Facebook ‚Äď facebook.com/BreadAndRosaries
    Twitter ‚Äď @Bread_Rosaries
    Email ‚Äď breadandrosaries@gmail.com
    Adam ‚Äď @CommieXian
    Sarah ‚Äď https://icanhas.cheezburger.com (this joke got cut but she insisted we put it in the notes)
    Our outro music is The King by Sarah Kinsley.  

    Additional music includes Lights Are On by Tom Rosenthal, Satellite by WYS, and The Loophole by Garfunkel and Oates.
    Our theme song is good morning by Amine Maxwell, available here: https://soundcloud.com/aminemaxwell/good-morning
    It is licensed under CC BY 3.0 - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 16 - Hillsong

    Episode 16 - Hillsong

    Content note: between 16 minutes 40 seconds and 21 minutes, we discuss child sexual abuse fairly extensively. Please do skip past this segment if that's what's right for you.

    Our short break ended up taking 6 months, but we are back with our second season! Recorded a couple of months ago, in this episode we talk about Hillsong church, debate who was the biggest Hillsong fanboy and discuss what drugs Jesus would distribute. We discuss a documentary that can be watched on BBC iPlayer here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000y2g7/storyville-hillsong-church-god-goes-viral

    You can find us, and a bunch of other cool stuff relating to leftism and Christianity, here: https://msha.ke/christianleft/ 
    Find us here:
    Facebook - facebook.com/BreadAndRosaries
    Twitter - @Bread_Rosaries
    Email - breadandrosaries@gmail.com
    Ben - @molono
    Adam - @CommieXian
    Our outro music is Mobile by The Mountain Goats
    Our theme song is good morning by Amine Maxwell, available here: https://soundcloud.com/aminemaxwell/good-morning
    It is licensed under CC BY 3.0 - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 15a - Bonus Mind Grapes!

    Episode 15a - Bonus Mind Grapes!

    Because the way our episodes are numbered aren't already stupid enough, we've added letters into the mix. We fired off some hot takes that got cut from last week's episode in order to keep the run time below an hour, but we didn't want to deprive the world of our nonsense, so here's a bonus episode. This is a very rough and ready cut, but we thought we'd throw it out with very minimal editing. We chat about some big names - NT Wright, Keir Starmer, Eugene Peterson - and we're actively rude about at least two of them.

    Content note: Between roughly 25 minutes and 29 minutes of the podcast, we discuss sexual and spiritual abuse in detail. We then discuss the issue for the rest of the episode. Please do skip this segment if that's what's best for you.

    You can find us, and a bunch of other cool stuff relating to leftism and Christianity, here: https://msha.ke/christianleft/ 
    Find us here:
    Facebook - facebook.com/BreadAndRosaries
    Twitter - @Bread_Rosaries
    Email - breadandrosaries@gmail.com
    Ben - @molono
    Adam - @CommieXian
    Our theme song is good morning by Amine Maxwell, available here: https://soundcloud.com/aminemaxwell/good-morning 
    It is licensed under CC BY 3.0 - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3

    • 36 min
    Episode 15 - Protest and Policing

    Episode 15 - Protest and Policing

    It's been a while but we're back with just the two of us, and we take the chance to dive straight into some heavy stuff! We talk about the wave of protests that have been happening in the UK, and the police response to them. We try and think about the way in which the Church works to legitimise police violence, and then try to find some resources from within Christianity to oppose this and support protest.

    You can find us, and a bunch of other cool stuff relating to leftism and Christianity, here: https://msha.ke/christianleft/ 
    Find us here:
    Facebook - facebook.com/BreadAndRosaries
    Twitter - @Bread_Rosaries
    Email - breadandrosaries@gmail.com
    Ben - @molono
    Adam - @CommieXian
    Our outro music is Walking in the Snow by Run the Jewels. "Never forget in the story of Jesus, the hero was killed by the state."
    Our theme song is good morning by Amine Maxwell, available here: https://soundcloud.com/aminemaxwell/good-morning 
    It is licensed under CC BY 3.0 - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3

    • 59 min
    Episode 14 - Extinction Rebellion (feat. Heather and Elsie Luna)

    Episode 14 - Extinction Rebellion (feat. Heather and Elsie Luna)

    We are joined by our first mother and daughter combo, Heather and Elsie. They were both heavily involved in Extinction Rebellion before deciding to leave, and Elsie was one of the founders of XR Kids, so they join us to talk about Extinction Rebellion and Climate Activism. We also talk about the murder of Sarah Everard, the government trying to ban protests, and that Harry and Meghan interview you've already forgotten about.

    You can find Heather at www.keduzi.org. She is doing a workshop on Cult Dynamics within Environmental Movements that you can sign up here: https://fb.me/e/3iTsdALlr

    You can find us, and a bunch of other cool stuff relating to leftism and Christianity, here: https://msha.ke/christianleft/ 
    Find us here:
    Facebook - facebook.com/BreadAndRosaries
    Twitter - @Bread_Rosaries
    Email - breadandrosaries@gmail.com
    Ben - @molono
    Adam - @CommieXian
    Our outro music is 4 Degrees by Anohni.
    Our theme song is good morning by Amine Maxwell, available here: https://soundcloud.com/aminemaxwell/good-morning 
    It is licensed under CC BY 3.0 - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3

    • 56 min
    Episode 13 - Narnia & CS Lewis (feat. Harriet Williamson)

    Episode 13 - Narnia & CS Lewis (feat. Harriet Williamson)

    We are joined by the writer, artist and activist Harriet Williamson to talk about CS Lewis and his books the Chronicles of Narnia.  We also discuss post-lockdown anxiety, the real reason women shouldn't be in battles, and our groundbreaking theory that Aslan represents Jesus.

    Content note: Between roughly 12 minutes and 22 minutes of the podcast, we discuss mental health issues and the supposed exorcism of demons that cause mental health issues. We also touch on child sex abuse, and reference abuse in the church more generally. Please do skip this segment if that's what's best for you.

    You can find Harriet on twitter at @harriepw, and her website is https://www.harrietwilliamson.com. She is editor-in-chief of the brand new digital magazine sulk, which you can find on twitter at @sulkmag. The article of hers we discuss can be found here: https://www.vogue.co.uk/arts-and-lifestyle/article/social-anxiety 
    You can find us, and a bunch of other cool stuff relating to leftism and Christianity, here: https://msha.ke/christianleft/ 
    Find us here:
    Facebook - facebook.com/BreadAndRosaries
    Twitter - @Bread_Rosaries
    Email - breadandrosaries@gmail.com
    Ben - @molono
    Adam - @CommieXian
    Our outro music is Caroline by Arlo Parks.
    Our theme song is good morning by Amine Maxwell, available here: https://soundcloud.com/aminemaxwell/good-morning 
    It is licensed under CC BY 3.0 - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3

    • 57 min

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PickledRoger ,

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Came across this when researching the grifters building the Wall. Wouldn’t know it was their first episode, really well put together, informative and entertaining. I’m not at all religious but would definitely listen to more if there were episodes focusing on UK and global politics etc.

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