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Are you wondering how a Christian should respond to current events? What are we to think about a world that appears to be going absolutely mad? How are we to discern the signs of the times? In this podcast, featuring The Reverend Thomas Pelham, The Reverend Daniel French, The Reverend Doctor J.A. Franklin and the occasional guest, we attempt to give some answers. Email us at irreverendpod@gmail.com, follow us on Twitter @irreverendpod or on Telegram at https://t.me/irreverendpod. We also have a youtube channel which can be found by searching Irreverend: Faith and Current Affairs! If you would like to support the show, which can be done from £1.50 plus VAT per month, you can join our Patreon community. Please go to www.patreon.com/irreverend

Irreverend: Faith and Current Affairs J.A. Franklin, T.J. Pelham, Daniel French

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 128 Ratings

Are you wondering how a Christian should respond to current events? What are we to think about a world that appears to be going absolutely mad? How are we to discern the signs of the times? In this podcast, featuring The Reverend Thomas Pelham, The Reverend Daniel French, The Reverend Doctor J.A. Franklin and the occasional guest, we attempt to give some answers. Email us at irreverendpod@gmail.com, follow us on Twitter @irreverendpod or on Telegram at https://t.me/irreverendpod. We also have a youtube channel which can be found by searching Irreverend: Faith and Current Affairs! If you would like to support the show, which can be done from £1.50 plus VAT per month, you can join our Patreon community. Please go to www.patreon.com/irreverend

    The KKK at Prayer

    The KKK at Prayer

    In this episode of Irreverend, Church of England vicars Thomas Pelham and Jamie Franklin get together to offer a spiritual perspective on current events, this week taking our Scriptural reflection from 1 Timothy 2:-14: Paul's teaching that we should pray that governments allow us to live godly lives. In current events: we look at the new Schools Bill which threatens to change the relationship of the family to the state and destroy the basis for home education, a new study showing the devastating effect of lockdowns on toddlers, monkeypox and what that's all about, what football does when a black Muslim won't wear a rainbow flag on his shirt, Ricky Gervais' controversial comments about transgender people, Calvin Robinson's shunning by the CofE who he failed to recognise as the KKK at prayer, and much more! We attempt to give a spiritual perspective on all of this on this week's Irreverend: Faith and Current Affairs!
    Links:
    To get involved in the New Conservative Forum, join the Telegram Group here and, if you are not a member, join the Conservative party here.
    This Authoritarian Government’s Education Bill Will Allow Local Authorities to Force Home Educated Children to Attend Their Own Failing Schools
    Covid lockdowns left toddlers unable to speak or play properly
    Idrissa Gueye refuses to wear PSG shirt featuring rainbow symbol
    Ricky Gervais Netflix special condemned by LGBTQ groups for ‘anti-trans rants masquerading as jokes'
    Belief in its own sin is subverting the church
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    The Schools Bill Must Die

    The Schools Bill Must Die

    In this special episode, Rev'd Jamie Franklin is joined by Wendy Charles-Warner, chair of Education Otherwise, and home educator and freedom fighter Amie Miles to talk about The Schools Bill. The Schools Bill was recently announced in The Queen's Speech and is a horrendously drafted piece of legislation that would destroy the basis for home education in this country. It is an unnecessary assault on the capacity of parents to make decisions for their own families and could in time lead to even more drastic intrusion by the state into parents' relationships with their children. It constitutes yet another area in which the state is arrogating to itself the responsibility and authority to interfere in the private lives of British citizens.
    Our two guests in this episode are highly informed of these new developments and outline the deeply problematic elements of this new bill and how we all can play a part in making sure that it is killed in the Houses of Parliament before it goes any further. Please share this episode as widely as possible on your social media and with anybody at all who you think might be interested in this development.
    Education Otherwise - https://www.educationotherwise.org
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    Conjecture and Criticism with Nick Hudson

    Conjecture and Criticism with Nick Hudson

    Nick Hudson is the chairman of PANDA (Pandemic Data and Analytics) (https://www.pandata.org), a group of multidisciplinary professionals who perceived the global reaction to Covid, and lockdown in particular, as overwrought and damaging to the point of causing a great tear in the fabric of society. PANDA stands for open debate and real science and challenges every aspect of the globalist "new normal" and its assault on individual dignity and liberty.
    Nick himself is a former actuary and current private equity investor. He is a deep thinker across a range of philosophical and scientific subjects and describes himself as a Christian with "a low metaphysical conviction".
    In a wide-ranging conversation, Jamie Franklin spoke with Nick about initial responses to the Covid-19 situation, the relationship between facts, data and narratives, the WHO pandemic preparedness treaty, the evils of centralised solutions to complex problems, the decline of Christianity and emergent globalist secularism and the importance of a creating a society that can develop through an environment of conjecture and criticism.
    For Nick's lecture on Thursday 26th May in London "The Quest for Open Science", please go to https://www.thenewera.uk.
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    Strategic Engagement in the Public Square with Ryan Christopher

    Strategic Engagement in the Public Square with Ryan Christopher

    CofE vicar Jamie Franklin sits down with director of Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) UK, Ryan Christopher, to talk about the global assault on liberty and what Christians and all people of good will can do to push back against it. Ryan goes into detail about the implications on the Online Safety Bill and the Conversion Therapy Bill and why it is essential that as many Christians as possible becomes politically engaged as quickly as possible.
    This is a vital episode to listen to if you are in any way concerned about the erosion of Christian liberty in the UK and liberty more generally in the Anglosphere. An absolutely vital conversation.
    Links:
    Alliance Defending Freedom UK - https://adf.uk
    Ryan Christopher - https://adf.uk/team/ryan-christopher/
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Church's Response to Roe v. Wade, The WHO Global Pandemic Treaty, Bill Gates New Tome and More!

    The Church's Response to Roe v. Wade, The WHO Global Pandemic Treaty, Bill Gates New Tome and More!

    In this episode of Irreverend, Church of England vicars Daniel French and Jamie Franklin get together to offer a spiritual perspective on current events, this week taking our Scriptural reflection from 2 Corinthians 5:21: Christ's righteousness given to those who trust in him in exchange for our sinfulness. In current events: we look at different responses to the leaked draft implying that Roe v. Wade will be overturned and discuss the various criticisms that have been levelled at pro-life people and the Christian Church; the Global Pandemic Treaty which has been signed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and appears to hand a huge amount of sovereign power to the World Health Organisation, whose biggest funder is none other than Bill Gates. Speaking of Gates, he has a new book out in which he recommends that if there is a new pandemic we should do more of the same but only faster and harder. We attempt to give a spiritual perspective on this and more on this week's Irreverend: Faith and Current Affairs!
    Links:
    Prince Charles Backs Facemasks for Cows
    Priest who had two abortions says women need choice
    US Church asserts right to abortion in face of possible Roe v. Wade reversal
    Why Progressives Can't Tolerate Christians
    WHO Global Pandemic Treaty
    Does Bill Gates have too much influence in the WHO?
    Bill Gates wants to build a dystopia
    Notices:
    Event with Nick Hudson and Jeffrey Peel of The New Era - www.thenewera.uk
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    • 1 hr 30 min
    Experts, Utopia, Globalism and the Kingdom of God - Conversation with Joe Boot

    Experts, Utopia, Globalism and the Kingdom of God - Conversation with Joe Boot

    For this week's episode, Church of England vicar Jamie Franklin was joined by The Rev'd Dr Joseph Boot to talk about issues arising from his new book Ruler of Kings: Towards a Christian Vision of Government . We talked about the cult of the expert, our propensity in the wake of the rejection of a Christian culture to deify the state and to thereby attempt to create a globalist utopian on the earth, and a Christian view of government which includes institutions possessing their own integrity and the right to exist independently of the state. We also spoke about the role of the law of God in society and how we might conceive of a Christian culture that eschews the putative neutrality of the secular realm.
    Links:
    Joe Boot - Twitter https://twitter.com/DrJoeBoot
    The Ezra Institute - https://www.ezrainstitute.com
    Podcast for Cultural Reformation - https://www.ezrainstitute.com/resource-library/series-index/podcast-for-cultural-reformation/
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    • 1 hr 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
128 Ratings

128 Ratings

ChiBlades ,

How Refreshing

Wonderful to listen to such grounded and wise vicars! A breath of fresh air and voices of hope amongst all the voices of doom.

The interview with Joseph Boot was so enlightening and inspiring.

Dixsey2001 ,

Restored my faith

Fantastic podcast , truly inspiring and literally restored my faith. From the beginning of lockdown I had major concerns and found myself on my daily permitted walks outside my local churches, ( 7 in walking distance ) wanting to go inside, sit down and relieve the despair of the dreadful mistakes the govt is making. Now in March 2022, I am working through all the podcasts to calm my soul with the reassuring voices of the three hosts. I am not a regular church goer. This podcast has become my ‘going to church’

wealthofwisdom ,

Superb podcast

Inspiring, truthful and funny podcast on faith and current affairs. Thank you Irreverend for what you’re doing - keep up the great work !

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