Irreverend: Faith and Current Affairs

J.A. Franklin, T.J. Pelham, Daniel French

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 read less
Religion & SpiritualityReligion & Spirituality

Episodes

When Thugs Cry
5d ago
When Thugs Cry
Revs with a difference Thomas Pelham and Jamie Franklin sit down to review the biggest talking points in church and state. This time:Passé Satanist witch Bambie Thug takes Eurovision by stormOctogenarian clergy climate protestors attack Magna CartaThe unorthodox converts to Christianity (including Russell Brand)That, our weekly scripture, email of the week, Question the Rev, and much much more as ever.Please Support!Support us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/irreverend) or Buy Me a Coffee (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/irreverend). Subscribe to Jamie's Blog here: https://jamiefranklin.substack.comLinks:Bambie Thug: https://www.spiked-online.com/2024/05/13/bambie-thug-has-exposed-the-rottenness-of-the-new-ireland/https://catholicherald.co.uk/an-exorcist-is-needed-to-sort-out-eurovision-2024-and-irelands-troubled-contestant/Octogenarian Climate Activists: https://twitter.com/visegrad24/status/1788943829661331650https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2024/05/10/just-stop-oil-magna-carta-british-library-protest/Unorthodox Folks Embracing Christianity: https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/why-unorthodox-thinkers-are-embracing-christianity/ Notices:Find me a church: https://irreverendpod.com/church-finder/Join our Irreverend Telegram group: https://t.me/irreverendpodFind links to our episodes, social media accounts and ways to support us at https://www.irreverendpod.com!Thursday Circles: http://thursdaycircle.comJamie's Good Things Substack: https://jamiefranklin.substack.comSupport the Show.
Decolonising the Primates
10-05-2024
Decolonising the Primates
Church of England revs with a difference Daniel French and Jamie Franklin are back to talk about the biggest issues in church and state. This time:Is the decline of Christianity linked to the decline of Englishness?Anglican primates attempt to decolonise the Anglican Communion apparently by giving the Archbishop of Canterbury more power than before. We ask what is the issue behind the issue.And we check in with Russell Brand to find out how his first week being a Christian has gone.That and much much more as always.Please Support!Support us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/irreverend) or Buy Me a Coffee (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/irreverend). Subscribe to Jamie's Blog here: https://jamiefranklin.substack.comLinks:Rod Dreher: What is England? What is a nation: https://roddreher.substack.com/p/what-is-england-what-is-a-nation?r=bgzv3&utm_medium=ios&triedRedirect=truePaul Kingsnorth: And did those feet?: https://paulkingsnorth.substack.com/p/and-did-those-feet?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=emailAnglican Primate Meeting: https://www.anglicanfutures.org/post/primates-24-justin-welby-left-spinninghttps://www.e-n.org.uk/2024/05/world-news/the-calm-after-the-storm-what-difference-does-the-anglican-primates-meeting-make/57634/Russell Brand Christianity update: https://twitter.com/rustyrockets/status/1787478968720826859Notices:Find me a church: https://irreverendpod.com/church-finder/Join our Irreverend Telegram group: https://t.me/irreverendpodFind links to our episodes, social media accounts and ways to support us at https://www.irreverendpod.com!Thursday Circles: http://thursdaycircle.comJamie's Good Things Substack: https://jamiefranklin.substack.comSupport the Show.
Brand of God?
03-05-2024
Brand of God?
Church of England revs with a difference Daniel French, Thomas Pelham and Jamie Franklin sit down to talk about the biggest issues current in church and state. This time: Is Christianity the new rebellion?Shrinking attention spans and true discipleship.Irreverend voice-over artist Carbon Mike in jail.Russell Brand is baptised in the Thames.Are the Church of England paying reparations on a false basis?Christian leaders criticise Rwanda deportation plan.Feedback on recent Israel/Hamas episode.That and much much more as always.Please Support!Support us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/irreverend) or Buy Me a Coffee (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/irreverend). Subscribe to Jamie's Blog here: https://jamiefranklin.substack.comLinks:Carbon Mike in Jail: https://twitter.com/thevivafrei/status/1778057452895748328Russell Brand baptism: https://twitter.com/rustyrockets/status/1783793421049561130https://twitter.com/rustyrockets/status/1784935940680532384Church paying reparations on false charges: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2024/04/23/is-the-church-paying-reparations-on-a-false-premise/?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTEAAR2dOALVhElHlPR2ArD3fJx0X5uUjUCUW7AHwQMW4ouLsRXHsys5Y7ulq3k_aem_AeGzntpnqHgQs8r2FMviZII_o_WY3EK9pTGPxbkEplNQhtXtaRozwxZJzJHn7RBGgatck8Fclz4ImNP1VaTtQxEYChurch leader Statement on Rwanda Plans: https://www.churchofengland.org/media/press-releases/after-rwanda-church-leaders-speak-out-over-hostility-refugeesNotices:Find me a church: https://irreverendpod.com/church-finder/Join our Irreverend Telegram group: https://t.me/irreverendpodFind links to our episodes, social media accounts and ways to support us at https://www.irreverendpod.com!Thursday Circles: http://thursdaycircle.comJamie's Good Things Substack: https://jamiefranklin.substack.comSupport the Show.
Euro Crackdown on "Dangerous" Traditionalists
19-04-2024
Euro Crackdown on "Dangerous" Traditionalists
Church of England revs with a difference Tom Pelham and Jamie Franklin sit down to talk about the biggest stories in church and state in Irreverend: Faith and Current Affairs, Great Britain's most popular Christian podcast. This time:Archbishop of Canterbury story time with Bear Grylls and Mary Berry.NatCon Conference shut down by mayor in Brussels. Britain's strictest headteacher's Muslim prayer ban upheld in court.Islamic stabbing of bishop in New South Wales.The Cass report criticises NHS implementation of gender ideology.Iran attacks Israel and more on Israel-Gaza debate.Fresh Mike Pilavachi allegations in Matt and Beth Redman documentary.And Mark Driscoll in sword-swallowing, male stripper, men's conference controversy.That and much more as always!Please Support!Support us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/irreverend) or Buy Me a Coffee (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/irreverend). Subscribe to Jamie's Blog here: https://jamiefranklin.substack.comLinks:Archbishop Story Time: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2024/04/12/archbishop-of-canterbury-bear-grylls-mary-berry-bible/ NatCon Conference Shutdown: https://roddreher.substack.com/p/between-caliphate-and-dictatorship?utm_source=post-email-title&publication_id=136360&post_id=143646366&utm_campaign=email-post-title&isFreemail=false&r=z8f5v&triedRedirect=true&utm_medium=emailThe Cass Report:https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2024/04/09/nhs-review-transgender-treatment/Redman/Pilavachi Film: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YVZkgdt32u8 Bishop Stabbed at Sydney Church: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2024/04/15/sydney-church-stabbing-live/https://twitter.com/libsoftiktok/status/1779853429629677572 https://edition.cnn.com/2024/04/15/australia/sydney-australia-stabbing-wakeley-intl/index.htmlNotices:Find me a church: https://irreverendpod.com/church-finder/Join our Irreverend Telegram group: https://t.me/irreverendpodFind links to our episodes, social media accounts and ways to support us at https://www.irreverendpod.com!Thursday Circles: http://thursdaycircle.comJamie's Good Things Substack: https://jamiefranklin.substack.comSupport the Show.
Revisiting Israel
12-04-2024
Revisiting Israel
Church of England revs Jamie Franklin and Thomas Pelham sit down to talk about the most pressing issues of church and state. This time:- British aid workers killed in Gaza. Is the moral case against Israel's war efforts becoming clearer?- Attempts to decriminalise abortion resurface. We respond to a debate on the subject featuring pro-choice activist Ann Furedi.- The European Court of Human Rights rules that Switzerland must do more to protect its citizens from climate change.- And a listener asks us to discuss our views on the death penalty.That and much, much more as ever. Enjoy!Please Support!Support us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/irreverend) or Buy Me a Coffee (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/irreverend). Subscribe to Jamie's Blog here: https://jamiefranklin.substack.comLinks:Aid workers killed in Gaza: https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2024/5-april/news/world/pressure-grows-on-israel-after-the-death-of-aid-workersMPs propose decriminalising: https://twitter.com/guardian/status/1777226915113316442 https://twitter.com/LoisMcLatch/status/1777451318270931234Based moves by Pope Francis?: https://twitter.com/breeadail/status/1777275248250892316Dr Cass report on transgenderism: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/columnists/2024/04/09/cass-report-trans-children-have-been-lied-to-by-adults/ECRH rules against Switzerland in landmark climate change case: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2024/04/09/climate-change-violated-human-rights-echr-switzerland/https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2024/04/09/tory-backlash-european-court-human-rights-climate-echr/ Scottish police overwhelmed with hate crime reports:https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2024/04/08/police-scotland-cannot-cope-deluge-hate-crime-reports/Notices:Find me a church: https://irreverendpod.com/church-finder/Join our Irreverend Telegram group: https://t.me/irreverendpodFind links to our episodes, social media accounts and ways to support us at https://www.irreverendpod.com!Thursday Circles: http://thursdaycircle.comJamie's Good Things Substack: https://jamiefranklin.substack.comSupport the Show.
Saint Dawkins
05-04-2024
Saint Dawkins
Church of England revs with a difference Jamie Franklin, Thomas Pelham, and Daniel French sit down to talk about the most prevalent issues in church and state. This time:- The NHS warns us not to eat all our Easter eggs at once. How would we cope without them?- It's Transgender Day of Visibility or, as it used to be called, Easter Sunday.- Richard Dawkins says that he likes Christianity after all.- Matthew Parris says that forcing people to be euthanised would be a healthy development for society.That and much, much more as ever. Enjoy!Please Support!Support us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/irreverend) or Buy Me a Coffee (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/irreverend). Subscribe to Jamie's Blog here: https://jamiefranklin.substack.comLinks:NHS: Don't eat your Easter eggs too quickly - https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2024/03/27/easter-eggs-nhs-advice-andrew-kelso-bank-holiday/ Biden Colonises the Calendar - https://twitter.com/POTUS/status/1774511985700352189Dawkins on Christianity and Islam - https://twitter.com/AaronBastani/status/1774570273561337985Madeleine Grant on Dawkins' comments - https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2024/04/03/christianity-decline-unleashed-terrible-new-gods/ Matthew Parris on Euthanasia - https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/7ac1f4c5-63b2-4df7-b504-74b1e30f0fc2?shareToken=3e8d37fa00d5adca1f67a7d83f70657b Notices:Find me a church: https://irreverendpod.com/church-finder/Join our Irreverend Telegram group: https://t.me/irreverendpodFind links to our episodes, social media accounts and ways to support us at https://www.irreverendpod.com!Thursday Circles: http://thursdaycircle.comJamie's Good Things Substack: https://jamiefranklin.substack.comSupport the Show.
"Extreme" Faith
22-03-2024
"Extreme" Faith
Church of England revs with a difference Tom Pelham and Jamie Franklin sit down to talk about the biggest stories in Church and state. This time:- Michael Gove's new definition of extremism.- Should we be wishing Muslims "Ramadan Mubarak"?- Why are our parishes bleeding volunteers?- The Archbishop of Canterbury's "Difference" course.- One listener's experience of Mothering Sunday.And much much more as ever!Please Support!Support us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/irreverend) or Buy Me a Coffee (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/irreverend). Subscribe to Jamie's Blog here: https://jamiefranklin.substack.comLinks:Extremism Definition: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-68556914Archbishops' Response: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2024/mar/12/archbishops-of-canterbury-justin-welby-and-york-stephen-cottrellwarn-against-new-extremism-definitionArchbishop: Happy Ramadan! https://twitter.com/JustinWelby/status/1766871427221709070Church Wardens and Volunteering:https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2024/15-march/features/features/no-churchwardens-and-vacant-pcc-posts-an-investigation-into-the-church-volunteering-crisisThe Difference Course: https://difference.rln.global/Notices:Find me a church: https://irreverendpod.com/church-finder/Join our Irreverend Telegram group: https://t.me/irreverendpodFind links to our episodes, social media accounts and ways to support us at https://www.irreverendpod.com!Thursday Circles: http://thursdaycircle.comJamie's Good Things Substack: https://jamiefranklin.substack.comSupport the Show.
Deconstructing Whiteness
08-03-2024
Deconstructing Whiteness
Church of England revs with a difference Daniel French and Jamie Franklin sit down to discuss the big talking points in church and state. This time: the Church of England is hiring a Deconstructing Whiteness officer. The role can be yours alongside a salary of 36k. In other CofE news, a billion pounds is going to be raised by the Church Commissioners to repay the descendants of African slaves and the report recommending this also suggests an apology for displacing "traditional African religion". We ask if this is all really an appropriate use of the Church of England's assets and what it reveals about its underlying motivations and theology.In civic news, Rishi Sunak has given a bizarre speech in which he reveals something of his own personal political theology. Rev Jamie responds.That and much much more as ever!Please Support!Support us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/irreverend) or Buy Me a Coffee (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/irreverend). Subscribe to Jamie's Blog here: https://jamiefranklin.substack.comLinks:Deconstructing Whiteness: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2024/03/02/cofe-appoints-deconstructing-whiteness-officer-racial/CofE to raise £1billion to address past wrongs of slavery: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2024/03/04/church-england-told-raise-1bn-slavery-fund-wealthy-donors/Full Racial Justice Report: https://hrjfund.org/Madeleine Grant on CofE Leadership: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2024/03/05/church-leadership-is-destroying-the-coe-i-love/Rishi Sunak’s speech: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TVE5MuBAxsM&pp=ygUMc3VuYWsgc3BlZWNoJoe Rogan on the need for religion: https://twitter.com/JoelWBerry/status/1762839261278085438Notices:Find me a church: https://irreverendpod.com/church-finder/Join our Irreverend Telegram group: https://t.me/irreverendpodFind links to our episodes, social media accounts and ways to support us at https://www.irreverendpod.com!Thursday Circles: http://thursdaycircle.comJamie's Good Things Substack: https://jamiefranklin.substack.comIrreverend Sermon Audio: https://irreverendsermonaudio.buzzsprout.comSupport the Show.
Woker Face
01-03-2024
Woker Face
Church of England vicars with a difference Daniel French, Thomas Pelham, and Jamie Franklin sit down to talk about the most important issues in church and state. This time, we have a special conversation about the Church of England's most recent General Synod in which the Bishop of Dover said that every parish in the CofE should draw up a "race action plan" and that we should be more woke than we already are. In other news, an amendment to a motion concerning the controversial Living in Love and Faith process claiming that there exist people who do not agree to agreeing to disagree is rejected for somewhat obscure reasons. We ask the important questions: Does racism really exist in the Church of England? If it does, what legitimate means should the Church take to address it? Should vicars and, indeed the Church, be political in nature, or spiritual, or both? This, and much much more as ever. We hope you enjoy.Please Support!Support us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/irreverend) or Buy Me a Coffee (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/irreverend). Subscribe to Jamie's Blog here: https://jamiefranklin.substack.comLinks:Church of England should be even more woke: Ruse Hudson Wilkin - https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2024/02/25/rose-hudson-wilkin-church-of-england-race-action-plan/ The Church of England should stop distracting itself with ‘racial justice’: Andrew Tettenborn - https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/the-church-of-england-should-stop-distracting-itself-with-racial-justice/?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1708970531Summary of Living and Love and Faith business at General Synod:https://www.anglicanfutures.org/post/what-happened-at-general-synod-living-in-love-and-faith-feb-24?fbclid=IwAR1js4sR2JzkbSYCbDRA5mMNkF3yfLJyVg3r6ep-WcrPYNwVxxU5S6_8sL0Notices:Find me a church: https://irreverendpod.com/church-finder/Join our Irreverend Telegram group: https://t.me/irreverendpodFind links to our episodes, social media accounts and ways to support us at https://www.irreverendpod.com!Thursday Circles: http://thursdaycircle.comJamie's Good Things Substack: https://jamiefranklin.substack.comIrreverend Sermon Audio: https://irreverendsermonaudio.buzzsprout.comSupport the Show.
Cringe Line
23-02-2024
Cringe Line
Church of England revs with a difference, Jamie Franklin and Tom Pelham sit down to talk about the most significant happenings in church and state. This time:- Across the pond, for a look at how American evangelicalism is taking entertainment in church much farther than Canterbury Cathedral.- In the UK, Sadiq Khan goes all in for woke rebranding of Overground Line.- And in the Church of England, permission denied to St Nicholas's Church to use the pride flag as an altar frontal.That, and a bit more as ever. Enjoy!Jamie's Blog: https://jamiefranklin.substack.comKing's School "Rise of Classical Education": https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-rise-of-classical-christian-education-in-the-uk-tickets-798310727877?aff=ebdsshcopyurl&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listingPlease Support!Support us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/irreverend) or Buy Me a Coffee (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/irreverend). Links:Bible Ladyy criteria for eligible godly manJustin Peters videoCringing new Overground namesKhan woke suggestions for fourth plinth in Trafalgar SquareLeicester Church Denied Faculty for displaying Pride Flag on altarNotices:Find links to our episodes, social media accounts and ways to support us at https://www.irreverendpod.com!Find me a church: https://irreverendpod.com/church-finder/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/irreverendpod/Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/IrreverendPodJoin our Telegram group: https://t.me/irreverendpodThursday Circles: http://thursdaycircle.comJamie's Good Things Substack: https://jamiefranklin.substack.comIrreverend Sermon Audio: https://irreverendsermonaudioSupport the Show.
Canterbury Fails
16-02-2024
Canterbury Fails
Church of England revs with a difference Jamie Franklin, Thomas Pelham, and Daniel French get together to review this week's biggest talking points. This time:- The Canterbury Cathedral rave in the nave causes widespread outrage, plus an interview with the counter-nave, prayer-protest organiser, plus what else is Canterbury Cathedral up to these days?- The plot thickens at General Synod as bishops are said to have been less than honest with their deliberations over gay blessings.- parkrun becomes the most recent formerly fun thing to be ruined by transgender ideology.- And an email from an anonymous source reveals the very disturbing incursion of critical theory into the Church of England's safeguarding training.Please Support!Support us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/irreverend) or Buy Me a Coffee (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/irreverend). Subscribe to Jamie's Blog here: https://jamiefranklin.substack.comLinks:Gen Z doesn’t want disco cathedrals: https://unherd.com/newsroom/gen-z-doesnt-want-disco-cathedrals/BBC Article on cathedral rave:https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-68279198Petition against raves in naves: https://www.change.org/p/anglican-deans-stop-turning-our-great-cathedrals-into-nightclubs?original_footer_petition_id=37869401&algorithm=promoted&source_location=petition_footer&grid_position=17&pt=AVBldGl0aW9uAATtPgIAAAAAZcbI154dpl42MjVhMGQ4MA%3D%3DBishops' Orthodox “Theological Vision": https://www.premierchristianity.com/exclusive-cofe-bishops-offer-theological-vision-on-christian-life-and-discipleship/17188.articleLLF FUBAR: https://www.psephizo.com/sexuality-2/llf-and-general-synod-all-fouled-up-or-beyond-repair/Notices:Find links to our episodes, social media accounts and ways to support us at https://www.irreverendpod.com!Find me a church: https://irreverendpod.com/church-finder/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/irreverendpod/Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/IrreverendPodJoin our Telegram group: https://t.me/irreverendpodThursday Circles: http://thursdaycircle.comJamie's Good Things Substack: https://jamiefranklin.substack.comIrreverend Sermon Audio: https://irreverendsermonaudioSupport the Show.
Mysterious Mass Conversions
09-02-2024
Mysterious Mass Conversions
Church of England revs with a difference Tom Pelham, Jamie Franklin, and Daniel French unite once again to talk about the big stories happening in church and state. This time:- WWIII, conscription, and why is Tucker Carlson interviewing Vladimir Putin?- The Popular Conservative Conference as Jacob Rees-Mogg and Lewis Goodall go head-to-head.- The cancer diagnosis of King Charles III.- Asylum seeker and ostensible Christian convert Abdul Ezidi maims mother and two children in corrosive acid attack, and the church's involvement in facilitating bogus asylum claims.- Outrage as interim theological advisor to the Living in Love and Faith process is revealed to be an orthodox Christian who believes in his own Church's formularies.That, a quick-fire Question the Rev, and much more as ever.Please Support!Support us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/irreverend) or Buy Me a Coffee (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/irreverend). Subscribe to Jamie's Blog here: https://jamiefranklin.substack.comLinks:Reese-Mogg on Popular Conservatism Conference: https://twitter.com/TheNewsAgents/status/1754877980642296245Church aiding asylum seekers: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2024/02/03/church-aiding-asylum-claims-mass-scale-ex-ministers/Outrage over orthodox theological advisor: https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2024/2-february/news/uk/bishop-of-newcastle-stands-down-from-llf-over-serious-concerns-about-interim-adviseNotices:Find links to our episodes, social media accounts and ways to support us at https://www.irreverendpod.com!Find me a church: https://irreverendpod.com/church-finder/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/irreverendpod/Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/IrreverendPodJoin our Telegram group: https://t.me/irreverendpodThursday Circles: http://thursdaycircle.comJamie's Good Things Substack: https://jamiefranklin.substack.comIrreverend Sermon Audio: https://irreverendsermonaudioSupport the Show.
Sing Not Unto the Lord (in Public)
02-02-2024
Sing Not Unto the Lord (in Public)
Church of England vicars with a difference Thomas Pelham and Jamie Franklin sit down to talk about the important issue of church and state. This time:- The possibility of Christian communism- World War III revisited as we pit Peter Hitchens against a passionate listener.- Four year-old "trans boy" secretly admitted to CofE primary school- Volunteer policewoman says you can't sing Christian songs outside of church grounds- Secular commentator Steve Chalke attacks homeschoolers- Nottingham killer given extremely lenient sentence due to mental health plea- Christian pastor Alistair Begg under attack for advising Christian to attend trans weddingAll that and much much more as ever!Please Support!Support us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/irreverend) or Buy Me a Coffee (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/irreverend). Subscribe to Jamie's Blog here: https://jamiefranklin.substack.comLinks:Peter Hitchens on brainless march to warWhy we don't fight by Ed WestOne Britain, One Nation songhttps://www.onebritainonenation.com/assets/pdf/song-anthem-words.pdfTrans boy joins CofE primary schoolNottingham murderer given extremely lenient sentence which could have him paroled in three yearsAlistair Begg says Christians should go to gay weddingsHymns banned outside of church groundsSteve Chalke advocating clamp-down on homeschoolingNotices:Find links to our episodes, social media accounts and ways to support us at https://www.irreverendpod.com!Find me a church: https://irreverendpod.com/church-finder/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/irreverendpod/Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/IrreverendPodJoin our Telegram group: https://t.me/irreverendpodThursday Circles: http://thursdaycircle.comJamie's Good Things Substack: https://jamiefranklin.substack.comIrreverend Sermon Audio: https://irreverendsermonaudioSupport the Show.
Prepare for War!
26-01-2024
Prepare for War!
Church of England vicars with a difference Daniel French, Thomas Pelham and Jamie Franklin sit down to talk about the most pressing matters of church and state. This time:- The establishment has apparently decided that war with Russia and various other nuclear superpowers is inevitable and that this may include conscription. Have the ruling elites finally completely lost their minds?- The WEF Conference is back with Lord Cameron talking up war and Ursula von Der Layen saying that countering disinformation is the way to rebuild trust with the unwashed massed. - Finally, the high-achieving Michaela Community School's headteacher and board of governors have been taken to court because they wouldn't allow Muslim pupils to pray in their secular school. All that and much much more as always. Enjoy!Please Support!Support us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/irreverend) or Buy Me a Coffee (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/irreverend). Subscribe to Jamie's Blog here: https://jamiefranklin.substack.comLinks:“Prepare for War”: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2024/01/18/nato-warns-of-war-with-russia-putin-next-20-years-ukraine/Grant Shapps Tweet: https://twitter.com/grantshapps/status/1746931070270865917WEF Conference Summary Article: https://dailysceptic.org/2024/01/22/davos-elites-ve-vont-to-protect-you-from-dis-information/WEF Creepy Witchcraft: https://twitter.com/MattWalshBlog/status/1747726039139107033Yuval Harari Twits on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MythinformedMKE/status/1749780190111072446Notices:Find links to our episodes, social media accounts and ways to support us at https://www.irreverendpod.com!Find me a church: https://irreverendpod.com/church-finder/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/irreverendpod/Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/IrreverendPodJoin our Telegram group: https://t.me/irreverendpodThursday Circles: http://thursdaycircle.comJamie's Good Things Substack: https://jamiefranklin.substack.comIrreverend Sermon Audio: https://irreverendsermonaudioSupport the Show.
Top-Down Disaster Management
19-01-2024
Top-Down Disaster Management
Church of England vicars with a difference Tom Pelham and Jamie Franklin survey the smoking rubble of western civilisation. This week talking about the failure of the managerial classes in church and state and taking in these stories:- The UK goes to war against the Houthis.- Lord Frost predicts total doom for Tories unless different course charted.- More on the Post Office scandal and its sordid relationship with the Church of England hierarchy.That and much, much more as ever. Enjoy!Please Support!Support us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/irreverend) or Buy Me a Coffee (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/irreverend). Subscribe to Jamie's Blog here: https://jamiefranklin.substack.comLinks:Rev J talking to Nick Dixon about Depression and Health Anxiety: https://currentthingpod.podbean.com/e/jamie-franklin-christianity-and-mental-health/Hitchens on Houthi Attack: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-12960047/PETER-HITCHENS-foreign-brawl-Oh-grow-fix-pothole-peppered-roads.htmlLord Frost Depicts Tory General Election Wipeout based on comprehensive poll: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2024/01/14/david-frost-election-poll-tories-rishi-sunak-keir-starmer/Giles Fraser - Will the Church Follow the Post Office?: https://unherd.com/2024/01/will-the-church-follow-the-post-office/Ian Paul - The Crisis of Episcopal Ministry in the Church of England: https://www.psephizo.com/life-ministry/the-crisis-of-episcopal-leadership-in-the-church-of-england/Twits on Twitter: https://twitter.com/gracelandqueen/status/1742658603494805987Notices:Find links to our episodes, social media accounts and ways to support us at https://www.irreverendpod.com!Find me a church: https://irreverendpod.com/church-finder/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/irreverendpod/Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/IrreverendPodJoin our Telegram group: https://t.me/irreverendpodThursday Circles: http://thursdaycircle.comJamie's Good Things Substack: https://jamiefranklin.substack.comIrreverend Sermon Audio: https://irreverendsermonaudioSupport the Show.
Error, Heresy, and Decline - The Irreverend New Year Extravaganza
12-01-2024
Error, Heresy, and Decline - The Irreverend New Year Extravaganza
After a two-week break, Church of England revs with a difference Tom Pelham and Jamie Franklin are back. This time with a special New Year's episode. This time talking  about the Post Office scandal and the role played by Anglican vicar and Post Office CEO Paula Vennels, the Church of England's recently released statistics for mission which show further significant decline for 2022, and our predictions for the coming year. In addition, we respond live to three Christmas and New Year's messages from the King, the Prime Minister and the Archbishop of Canterbury.All that, and much much more as always!Please Support!Support us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/irreverend) or Buy Me a Coffee (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/irreverend). Subscribe to Jamie's Blog here: https://jamiefranklin.substack.comLinks:Church of England Statistics for Mission:https://covenant.livingchurch.org/2024/01/08/after-covid-the-deepening-decline-of-the-church-of-england/King Charles’ Christmas Speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRJxJro3QroRishi Sunak’s New Year Speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vi8c49h1Bu4Archbishop of Canterbury New Year Speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRox2oE7nPgNotices:Find links to our episodes, social media accounts and ways to support us at https://www.irreverendpod.com!Find me a church: https://irreverendpod.com/church-finder/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/irreverendpod/Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/IrreverendPodJoin our Telegram group: https://t.me/irreverendpodThursday Circles: http://thursdaycircle.comJamie's Good Things Substack: https://jamiefranklin.substack.comIrreverend Sermon Audio: https://irreverendsermonaudioSupport the Show.
"Death to Satan!" - Irreverend Christmas Special
22-12-2023
"Death to Satan!" - Irreverend Christmas Special
Church of England vicars with a difference Daniel French and Jamie Franklin sit down for a special festive edition . This time:- Breathing is bad for the environment. What should we do about it? Fewer humans of course!- The Doctor Who Goblin song reads more like a Satanic paean to the murder of babies.- The diabolical shrine erected in the Iowan state building has been torn down by a zealous Christian military veteran. - Louise Perry says woke Christianity will kill the Church stone dead.- Lesbian vicars receive blessing in CofE church whilst Pope gives approval for gay couples to receive blessings...Or does he?- We ask if it's possible to have a meaningful Christmas as an atheist and we review an article tracking "The New Theists".Thank you for your support over the course of 2023. We wish you a merry Christmas and a very happy New Year!Promotions:Where's Welby? MerchandiseRenewing British Political Theology ConferencePlease Support!Support us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/irreverend) or Buy Me a Coffee (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/irreverend). Subscribe to Jamie's Blog here: https://jamiefranklin.substack.comLinks:Scientists say breathing is bad for the environmentDoctor Who Goblin SongRighteous Christian tears down and beheads Satan shrineLouise Perry: Woke Christianity will kill the CofE stone deadLesbian vicars receive same-sex blessing in CofE ChurchPope Benedict Gay BlessingChristian atheism at Christmas?The New TheistsNotices:Find links to our episodes, social media accounts and ways to support us at https://www.irreverendpod.com!Find me a church: https://irreverendpod.com/church-finder/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/irreverendpod/Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/IrreverendPodJoin our Telegram group: https://t.me/irreverendpodThursday Circles: http://thursdaycircle.comJamie's Good Things Substack: https://jamiefranklin.substack.comIrreverend Sermon Audio: https://irreverendSupport the Show.