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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

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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

    An Opportunity for Spiritual Renewal?

    An Opportunity for Spiritual Renewal?

    Church of England revs Thomas Pelham and Jamie Franklin sit down to talk about the most significant issues in the culture today. We take a brief foray into the strange world of Canadian education in which a man came to school dressed in enormous comedy breasts and was defended on the grounds of diversity and inclusion, after which we return home to merry England and discuss the spiritual and cultural significance of Elizabeth II's funeral. Is this an opportunity for spiritual renewal within our land or was it "a bit much", as Tom appears to think? In addition, we answer your questions in Question the Rev and that's all for this week's Irreverend: Faith and Current Affairs!
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    Notices:
    Find links to our episodes, social media accounts and ways to support us at https://www.irreverendpod.com!
    Thursday Circles: http://thursdaycircle.com
    Jamie's Good Things Substack: https://jamiefranklin.substack.com
    Irreverend Sermon Audio: https://irreverendsermonaudio.buzzsprout.com
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    Saint Elizabeth the Confessor

    Saint Elizabeth the Confessor

    Church of England vicars Daniel French and Jamie Franklin sit down to talk about the death of Queen Elizabeth II and her successor Charles III. We talk from a personal and spiritual perspective about the abiding legacy of the Queen, including her strong personal faith in Christ, and our hopes for Charles' reign. Along the way we address questions around the purpose of monarchy, the decline of society during the reign of Elizabeth II, questionable royal political entanglements and the fraught question of what Elizabeth's posthumous name should be. We've already made out decision.
    Our Scripture this week is taken from 2 Timothy 4:6-8: "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."
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    Link: Archbishop Crannmer, King Charles III Defender of the Faith https://archbishopcranmer.com/king-charles-iii-defender-of-the-faith/
    Notices:
    Find links to our episodes, social media accounts and ways to support us at https://www.irreverendpod.com!
    Thursday Circles: http://thursdaycircle.com
    Jamie's Good Things Substack: https://jamiefranklin.substack.com
    Irreverend Sermon Audio: https://irreverendsermonaudio.buzzsprout.com
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    Thou shalt not dissent

    Thou shalt not dissent

    PLEASE NOTE - This episode was recorded before the sad death of Queen Elizabeth II. Our condolences are with Her Majesty's family and all who mourn. We will certainly discuss our great monarch's passing on next week's show. May her soul rest in peace with God after her long years of devoted service.
    Church of England reverends Daniel French and Jamie Franklin sit down to talk about the big things in our culture and the church. Today, a discussion on anger and forgiveness for one's enemies, retrospective on Lockdown in the light of the new Frankfurt Declaration (https://frankfurtdeclaration.com ), Liz Truss becomes Prime Minister and "controversial" Roman Catholic Therese Coffey becomes Health Secretary, the Rev'd Dr Bernard Randall looks to his diocese for support after being fired from his post at Trent College for promoting Anglican doctrine - guess what happened next?, will the CofE continue to support the Net Zero agenda when pensioners start freezing in the dark this Winter because of it?, and we revisit the question of whether or not there is a moral way of refusing to pay exorbitant energy bills. That and much much more on this episode of Irreverend: Faith and Current Affairs!
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    Links:
    Therese Coffey's "controversial" voting record on abortion and gay marriage: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/09/07/therese-coffey-admits-not-role-model-questions-smoking-weight/
    Bernard Randall is "a danger to children": https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11177351/You-danger-children-CoE-tells-chaplain-said-pupils-disagree-woke-dogma.html
    Notices:
    Find links to our episodes, social media accounts and ways to support us at https://www.irreverendpod.com!
    Thursday Circles: http://thursdaycircle.com
    Jamie's Good Things Substack: https://jamiefranklin.substack.com
    Irreverend Sermon Audio: https://irreverendsermonaudio.buzzsprout.com
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    The Tide is Turning

    The Tide is Turning

    Church of England revs Tom and Jamie return to talk about the big stories of the week: top amongst them Rishi Sunak criticises the culture of fear and secrecy created by the government in their quest to implement the Covid lockdowns, Novak Djokovic is again banned from a Grand Slam and again responds extremely graciously, the government website says contradictory things about whether pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should have the Covid vaccine, we read a listener email on the significant downsides of delaying having children until economic security is obtained, a Question the Rev on withholding payment of utility bills and much much more!
    For Molly Ashton's 'Another Way To Learn' please see: https://www.anotherwaytolearn.co.uk
    For the Frankfurt Declaration please see: https://frankfurtdeclaration.com
    We have heard that the website has been under cyber attack and this is probably why it was not available to us during the recording of this episode.
    TO SUPPORT THE SHOW please see: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/irreverend and https://www.patreon.com/irreverend. 
    Links:
    Djokovic Banned from US Open: https://twitter.com/DjokerNole/status/1562806952136085504
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/tennis/2022/08/25/shutting-novak-djokovic-us-open-outrageous-injustice/ 
    Sunak Criticises Lockdown:
    https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/the-lockdown-files-rishi-sunak-on-what-we-werent-told
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2022/08/25/rishi-sunak-accused-spouting-dangerous-rubbish-criticism-no/
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/08/27/why-earth-did-give-freedom-without-argument/
    Government website says pregnant women and breastfeeding women should not be recommended to have the Covid vaccine:
    https://www.normanfenton.com/post/breaking-news-uk-government-says-vaccine-not-safe-for-pregnant-or-breastfeeding-women
    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/regulatory-approval-of-pfizer-biontech-vaccine-for-covid-19/summary-public-assessment-report-for-pfizerbiontech-covid-19-vaccine
    Couples delaying having children is creating a ticking time-bomb for the economy:
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/08/27/uk-economy-threatened-declining-fertility-population/
    Notices:
    Find links to our episodes, social media accounts and ways to support us at https://www.irreverendpod.com!
    Thursday Circles: http://thursdaycircle.com
    Jamie's Good Things Substack: https://jamiefranklin.substack.com
    Irreverend Sermon Audio: https://irreverendsermonaudio.buzzsprout.co
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    We know what you're thinking

    We know what you're thinking

    Church of England revs Jamie and Tom are back to talk about Fauci retiring, Matt Hancock advocating for voluntary deaths to decrease pressure on the NHS, a ban on prayer in Glasgow (even if it's just in your mind!), lots of scientists saying there is no climate emergency, your questions answered in Question the Rev and much much more!
    For Molly Ashton's 'Another Way To Learn' please see: https://www.anotherwaytolearn.co.uk
    This podcast is free and will not go behind a paywall. If you enjoy this episode, please make a one-off donation at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/irreverend or become a regular supporter at https://www.patreon.com/irreverend and receive new episodes early! You can find these details and more at our website https://www.irreverendpod.com. We appreciate your support and it will help us to expand this enterprise.
    Links:
    Matt Hancock wants assisted dying: https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/1655895/assisted-dying-terminal-cancer-health-news-latest
    https://unherd.com/thepost/matt-hancock-is-wrong-about-euthanasia/
    There is no climate change emergency say 1,200 scientists:
    https://clintel.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/WCD-version-06272215121.pdf
    https://dailysceptic.org/2022/08/18/1200-scientists-and-professionals-declare-there-is-no-climate-emergency/
    Ban on Silent Prayer in Glasgow: https://www.heraldscotland.com/politics/20668403.lois-mclatchie-prayer-ban-wont-let-glasgow-flourish/
    Notices:
    Find links to our episodes, social media accounts and ways to support us at https://www.irreverendpod.com!
    Thursday Circles: http://thursdaycircle.com
    Jamie's Good Things Substack Blog/Newsletter: https://jamiefranklin.substack.com
    Irreverend Sermon Audio: https://irreverendsermonaudio.buzzsprout.com
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Wisdom Deficit

    Wisdom Deficit

    CofE Revs Tom and Jamie sit down to talk about the salient affairs from the perspective of Christian faith: shock as Graham Souness calls football "a man's game", the looming energy crisis and increasing cost of food and why our elites have failed to show wisdom in preparing for such an eventuality, the stabbing of Salman Rushdie and what this has to do with freedom of speech, a different take on the case of Archie Battersbee, whether either of us has ever seen an angel and much much more!
    This podcast is free and will not go behind a paywall. If you enjoy this episode, please make a one-off donation at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/irreverend or become a regular supporter at https://www.patreon.com/irreverendand receive new episodes early! You can find these details and more at our website https://www.irreverendpod.com. We appreciate your support and it will help us to expand this enterprise.
    Links:
    Brephos' About Abortion Podcast:
    Video: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRnYXup-lQE7Bj30TI9Wmkw
    Audio: https://anchor.fm/aboutabortion
    Graeme Souness not sorry for saying football is a man’s game: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/62548431
    Paul Kingsnorth - The West is homeless: https://unherd.com/2022/08/the-west-has-lost-its-home/
    Cost of living crisis caused by elites: https://www.spiked-online.com/2022/08/17/a-cost-of-living-crisis-made-by-our-elites/
    Britain faced with South African style load-shedding: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/08/10/blackout-britain-threat-households-face-energy-rationing/
    Civil disobedience is coming: https://unherd.com/2022/08/britains-elites-have-lost-control/ Salman Rushdie and JK Rowling - https://www.spiked-online.com/2022/08/15/from-rushdie-to-rowling-how-identity-politics-turned-violent/
    Christian Concern Myths about Archie Battersbee - https://christianconcern.com/comment/top-12-myths-of-archie-battersbees-case/
    Notices:
    Find links to our episodes, social media accounts and ways to support us at https://www.irreverendpod.com!
    Thursday Circles: http://thursdaycircle.com
    Jamie's Good Things Substack Blog/Newsletter: https://jamiefranklin.substack.com
    Irreverend Sermon Audio: https://irreverendsermonaudio.buzzsprout.com






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