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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 • 22 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

    Dear Archbish...

    Dear Archbish...

    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.
    This week Church of England reverends Thomas Pelham and Jamie Franklin were together in-person to talk more about women's football and its political connotations, Sandi Toksvig's open letter to Justin Welby on his ostensible obsession with homosexuality, the tragic case of Archie Battersbee, your questions answered and much much more!
    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
    Links:
    Sandi Toksvig to the Archbishop of Canterbury - https://mobile.twitter.com/sanditoksvig/status/1554948904881381377
    Gareth Roberts, Who is Sandi Toksvig to Lecture Justin Welby about Sin? - https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/who-is-sandi-toksvig-to-lecture-the-archbishop-of-canterbury-about-sin-
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Totalitarian Leisure Activities

    Totalitarian Leisure Activities

    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.
    In this episode of Irreverend, hosted by Rev Jamie Franklin, we look at football as social engineering, including political messaging in the recent women's Euros final and the decision by Premier League clubs only to "take the knee" at specific important moments during the upcoming season. We also review recents comments by Liz Truss to the effect that if she becomes Prime Minister she will not implement any more lockdowns. Further to this, we assess Jeremy Corbyn's opining that more should be done to bring about peace in Ukraine - is this as shocking and revolutionary as some are taking it to be? All this, your questions answered in Question the Rev and more in this episode of Irreverend!
    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 
    Links:
    Premier League clubs taking the knee less frequently - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/62404611
    Liz Truss rules out further lockdowns - https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11070495/Liz-Truss-rules-lockdowns-shutting-UK-PLC-new-pandemic.html
    Corbyn says there must be peace in Ukraine- https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/08/02/jeremy-corbyn-criticises-uk-prolonging-war-ukraine/ 
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    • 1 hr
    Off-Grid Faith

    Off-Grid Faith

    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! We appreciate your support and it will help us to expand this enterprise.
    This week's Irreverend sees Church of England vicars Tom Pelham, Jamie Franklin and Daniel French sit down to talk about the madness of the modern world. What are we to make of the two remaining candidates for the Prime Minister of Britain? Should gender non-affirming nurseries be closed down for refusing to affirm the chosen gender of four-years olds? How is the ten-yearly gathering of Anglican bishops in Canterbury going at the moment? (Not well.) And should faithful Christians consider going off-grid in response to an increasingly hostile society?
    We consider these questions and much more in this week's episode of Irreverend: Faith and Current Affairs!
    Links:
    Does the Old Testament Prescribe a State? Benjamin Giffone - https://thinkhardthinkwell.com/2022/07/18/ot-prescribe-a-state/ 
    My four year-old is gender non-conforming and her nursery doesn't respect that - https://metro.co.uk/2022/07/19/my-4-year-old-is-gender-nonconforming-her-nursery-doesnt-respect-that-16969054/ 
    Protestors storm drag-queen story time for children - https://anglicanmainstream.org/protesters-storm-first-drag-queen-storytime-for-primary-school-children/ 
    "Human dignity" Call revised following revisionist backlash - https://anglicanmainstream.org/human-dignity-call-revised-following-revisionist-backlash/
    Notices:
    Thanks to our Patreon sponsors! Support us from £1.50 plus VAT per month: https://patreon.com/irreverend
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    Thursday Circles: http://thursdaycircle.com
    Jamie's Good Things Substack Blog/Newsletter: https://jamiefranklin.substack.com
    Irreverend Sermon Audio: https://irreverendsermonaudio.buzzsprout.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/IrreverendPod
    Telegram: https://t.me/irreverendpod
    Email: irreverendpod@gmail.com
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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Thermocalypse Now?

    Thermocalypse Now?

    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! We appreciate your support and it will help us to expand this enterprise.
    Welcome to Irreverend: Faith and Current Affairs! CofE vicars Tom Pelham and Jamie Franklin talk about the news from a spiritual perspective and offer some hints and tips on how to navigate the modern world with your soul in tact.
    This week: is it the thermocalypse or just some sunny days? Rev Jamie shares some thoughts from Psalm 19 about the gift of the sun and how the diverse weather patterns of the world speak of God's creativity and wisdom. The Guardian has a different view, of course, we are all going to die in flames and we should be terrified - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jul/18/britain-hothouse-extreme-weather?CMP=share_btn_tw.
    In an unexpected move, Prince Harry has thrown his hat into the ring by flying in a private jet to an exclusive United Nations conference, opining his way to sanctimony by simultaneously raising the climate alarm and insulting the Supreme Court of his adopted nation.
    In church news, voices in the Church of England continue to attempt to define what a woman is and the American Episcopal Church comes very close to condemning crisis centres whilst affirming abortion up to birth.
    We close out with some Question the Revs on walking out of church during woke sermons, silent prayer and personal favourite Scriptures.
    Notices:
    Thanks to our Patreon sponsors! Support us from £1.50 plus VAT per month: https://patreon.com/irreverend
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    Jamie's Good Things Substack Blog/Newsletter: https://jamiefranklin.substack.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/IrreverendPod
    Telegram: https://t.me/irreverendpod
    Email: irreverendpod@gmail.com
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Climate Fascism and Other Fantastic Tales of Virtue

    Climate Fascism and Other Fantastic Tales of Virtue

    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! We appreciate your support and it will help us to expand this enterprise.
    In this week's episode, Church of England vicars Daniel French and Jamie Franklin sat down to discuss an embarrassing week for the Lawn Tennis Association as Wimbledon was won by a Russian woman and an unvaccinated man. (Imagine how much better he'd be if he'd had the vax!)
    We also talked about climate fascism in the Netherlands as head robber-baron Mark Rutte attempts to steal large tracts of farmland and slaughter a third of Dutch cattle.
    The Church of England is struggling to define the word 'woman'. Can these two men of the cloth provide any insight? 
    We finish with some interesting email correspondence and the resurrection of Question the Rev concerning whether owners will be reunited with their pets in the hereafter.
    Notices:
    Thanks to our Patreon sponsors! Support us from £1.50 plus VAT per month: https://patreon.com/irreverend
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    Twitter: https://twitter.com/IrreverendPod
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Fantasy, Folly and Lies

    Fantasy, Folly and Lies

    This podcast is free and will not go behind a paywall. If you enjoy what we are doing, please consider supporting us on a monthly basis at our Patreon account or giving a one-off donation at Buy Me A Coffee. We very much appreciate your contribution and it will help us to expand this enterprise as we move forward in the future.
    Church of England vicars Tom Pelham and Jamie Franklin are back. We reflect on the arrival of Jamie's fourth child and note how deeply indoctrinated we all must be to so easily assign its gender immediately after birth. In the news, events will almost certainly overtake us as Boris Johnson's premiership is surely over. We talk from a biblical perspective on the virtues of integrity and honesty and the folly of lies and deceit. In Church news, the CofE is apparently borrowing money in order to pay for its environmental agenda...is this a prudent Christian investment in the future or self-destructive virtue-signalling on an inconceivable scale? We also read an insightful email from a military expert on the situation in Ukraine. Listeners will perhaps not be too surprised to hear that the situation is slightly more nuanced that the corporate media are leading us to expect.
    Notices:
    Thanks to our Patreon sponsors! Support us from £1.50 plus VAT per month: https://patreon.com/irreverend
    Give a one-time donation at Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/irreverend
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    Twitter: https://twitter.com/IrreverendPod
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    Email: irreverendpod@gmail.com
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    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

jennjobie ,

An absolute delight

I love conversational podcasts, and Irreverend is my absolute favorite. The ground they cover with in each episode is impressive, and they do it with the proper balance of seriousness and whimsy.

MudgeHammer ,

Fantastic show!

Love this show, good topics, great guests. Keep it up, fight the good fight. With love from your friends in Tennessee.

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