8 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.

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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.

    David Linden: Scottish independence and being treated like Ned Flanders

    David Linden: Scottish independence and being treated like Ned Flanders

    Tim Farron discusses Scottish independence with SNP MP David Linden, a Christian friend on the opposite side of the debate. David, who joined the SNP aged 11, explains why he wants Scotland to leave the UK, how he became a Christian as a teenager and how he was treated differently in politics after his conversion, when he was previously seen as a 'rising star'.

     

    As Rishi Sunak delivers his plan for the economy, Tim argues for a budget that helps those in debt and for Christians to be willing to make their own financial sacrifices to benefit others.

     

    For feedback or questions, email farron@premier.org.uk 

    • 26 min
    Stephen Timms: should the church help Govt fix problems?

    Stephen Timms: should the church help Govt fix problems?

    Tim Farron and Labour MP Stephen Timms discuss how the church can help rebuild society post-Covid and how much churches should focus on social problems. Does the church's help deter the state from fixing the problems we pay it to solve?

    Tim also shares his perspective on the PM's roadmap out of lockdown in England.

    If you want to ask Tim a question, email farron@premier.org.uk

    • 24 min
    Don Curry: applying to be a Lord whilst serving the Lord

    Don Curry: applying to be a Lord whilst serving the Lord

    Tim Farron asks Lord Don Curry, an independent peer in the House of Lords, whether he can vote however he wants as a Christian and the advantages and disadvantages of being a 'cross-bencher' without a political party. Don also describes how and why he applied to be in the House of Lords.

     

    Tim also shares his perspective on the UK's treatment of asylum seekers and whether politics is helping the rich or the poor.

     

    Got a question for Tim? Email farron@premier.org.uk 

    • 25 min
    Emma Hardy: student mental health, bishops and cats

    Emma Hardy: student mental health, bishops and cats

    Tim Farron discusses finding faith and student mental health with shadow universities minister Emma Hardy. Emma, a former teacher, explains how she became a Labour MP and how she found faith after walking into a church on a frazzled day. Tim also says what he thinks about Bishops in the House of Lords and the EU/UK row over the Astra Zeneca vaccine. If you've got opinions, feedback, topic ideas for the show or would like to ask Tim a question, email farron@premier.org.uk

    • 25 min
    Steve Double: Supporting Matt Hancock & sleeping during Dad's sermons

    Steve Double: Supporting Matt Hancock & sleeping during Dad's sermons

    Tim Farron discusses whether schools should reopen and chats to Conservative MP Steve Double about his additional role as a Parliamentary Private Secretary - what do they actually do and how does it affect a Christian MP's church life? Tim also shares his perspective on protecting free speech through legislation. If you've got a question or topics you would like discussed, email farron@premier.org.uk.

    • 25 min
    Rachael Maskell and eternal hope

    Rachael Maskell and eternal hope

    Tim Farron discusses the challenges of caring for all your constituents when coronavirus has ruined lives and jobs. He is joined by the Labour MP Rachael Maskell, whose York constituency had some of the first Covid cases a year ago. Tim also shares his perspective on having hope and trust in the vaccine and politicians, arguing that Christians should value the truth and uphold eternal hope. 

    • 28 min

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