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  • 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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  • 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/
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  • 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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    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
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  • 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.
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    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/
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  • 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
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    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/
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  • 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!
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    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/
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    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!
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    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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    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!
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    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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    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/
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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  • The three revs are back in conversation. In this week's episode Thomas Pelham, Daniel French and Jamie Franklin discuss the latest and most salient news items from a Christian perspective. Beginning with a reflection on Romans 1, we move on to ask whether the Prime Minister was right to say that only women can have penises, review the strange DIY Covid video sick-note made by a clearly not too unwell Jeremy Vine and renewed calls to plunge the country back into a series of draconian coronavirus "measures", talk about the striking down of Roe v. Wade in the US and the resultant calls by feminists in New York State for a sex strike to teach men a lesson, demands by high-ranking officials in the British Army for full-scale war with Russia and the innovative liturgical decision by the Diocese of Oxford to encourage new converts to pledge to safeguard the integrity of creation upon the occasion of their baptisms. We also read an email from the mother of a daughter struggling with transgender issues. All of that and much much more in this week's episode!
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    Links:
    Johnson says no to women being born with penises
    Jeremy Vine unconvincing sick note
    Christians debate abortion
    Why I'm a Pro-Choice Christian
    Sex Strike
    Kendrick Lamar wears a bleeding crown of thorns for women
    Britain preparing for war with Russia
    Green baptismal vows







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  • Revs Jamie Franklin and Thomas Pelham are back discussing news and current events from a Christian perspective. This week: Gary Lineker: ethnic minority or pasty-faced white man? You decide. Also in the news, Jordan Peterson savages the sacrifice of children on the altar of a brutal far-left ideology (ouch!), academic Tim Hayward is investigated by the British government for tweeting that there are two sides to the story of the Ukraine-Russia war and the Federal Drug Administration approves vaccines for six month old babies. We also answer a question about giving to your parish church. All that and much, much more including cultural commentary, films, television and Tom Pelham's in-depth review of his trip to an industrial museum in this week's episode of Irreverend!
    Our Scripture this week is taken from Psalm 46: 'God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.' A good thing to remember in febrile times.
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    Links:
    Gary Lineker suffers racist abuse
    Jordan Peterson: We are Sacrificing our Children at the Altar of a Brutal Far-Left Ideology
    I used to be Transphobic. Now I’m an ally
    FDA unanimously approves covid vaccine for 0-4 years and commentary from The Epoch Times
    Academic Tim Hayward investigated by British government for “dangerous” tweeting

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  • Rev Tom Pelham is back joining regular host Rev Jamie Franklin. In an episode packed full of spiritually enlightened cultural wisdom, we ask why the English football team has become so terrible (maybe because they have stopped caring about football and now imagine that the sport is a vehicle for the transmission of their "values"?) and why Hollywood seems so unilaterally incapable of making entertaining films (with the notable exception of Tom Cruise's latest blockbuster Top Gun: Maverick). We talk Matt Walsh's recent documentary What is a Woman? and discuss recent church news including: Justin Welby and various bishops slam the government's plans to send illegal immigrants abroad to seek a better life in Rwanda (but, whoops, they put their public letter on an online newspaper that has a paywall so nobody can read it!) and Pope Francis saying some surprisingly sensible things about Ukraine. In other news, the technocrats want to ban smoking for everybody except octogenarians and Cineworld finds itself caught in the middle of an internecine battle for supremacy between Sunni and Shia Muslims.
    We also talk the plausibility of many of the outlandish claims made by transhumanists, talk about how to live meaningfully in a "post-democratic" situation and much much more!
    Our Scripture this week is taken from Psalm 131 and raises the question as to whether or not we would find our lives a lot more peaceful if we just stop concerning ourselves with all this stuff.
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    Welby and Charles Slam Rwanda Plan
    Pope Francis Comments on Ukraine
    Would you prefer peace or "justice" in Ukraine?
    Technocrats want to ban smoking
    The Fantasy of Addiction
    The Crimes of the Pharmaceutical Industry
    Islamic Protestors Close Down Lady of Heaven
    Sectarian Cinema

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  • 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 Genesis 1:28-30: man and woman created by God after his own image. In this bumper edition, we range through renewables, energy bills and green "technology", the political philosophy of the England Football team, Star Wars and sci-fi going woke, the jubilee, no confidence in Boris and Nadine Dorris' savage attack on Jeremy Hunt, transhumanism and the metaverse, the Archbishop of Canterbury and Prince Andrew, the terrible massacre of Christians in Nigeria and the question of whether or not climate activists are missionaries (they're not). We hope you enjoy this episode of Irreverend: Faith and Current Affairs and, if you do, please don't forget to subscribe and share!
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    Tamagotchi Kids
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    Are climate change activists missionaries?
    Census change to eradicate gender

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  • Church of England vicars Daniel and Jamie Franklin get together to offer a spiritual perspective on current events, this week taking our Scriptural reflection from 2 Corinthians 11:12-15: the apostle Paul's observation that Satan masquerades as an angel of light and what that can tell us about geopolitical events and the godless humanitarian philosophy that underlies some of them. To that end, we speak about the World Economic Forum gathering in Davos and the technocratic elite's plan for a global government that will hold national governments to account. We discuss the striking parallels between the thought and philosophy of Davos and that of the Soviet communist regime. We also touch briefly on the multiple parties that were happening in Number 10 Downing Street and what they reveal to us about the beliefs of those who implement the lockdown laws. Also in Whitehall, things are looking very woke as the official line is that staff must recognise more than 100 genders and join gender non-conforming book clubs. We receive an email from a lefty listener and exchange some tedious observations about the weather. All in a day's work on Irreverend: Faith and Current Affairs!
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    Davos 2022 - What just happened? 9 Things to Know
    The Downing Street Parties, what Sue Gray says about them, and how aides tried to keep them secret
    Welcome to woke Whitehall, where more than 100 genders are recognised
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  • 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!
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    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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  • 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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  • 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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