Irreverend: Faith and Current Affairs

Cold Facts and Empty Churches

December 09, 2022
Irreverend: Faith and Current Affairs
Cold Facts and Empty Churches
Show Notes

Church of Englands revs Daniel French and Jamie Franklin sit down to discuss the key cultural theological issues. This week: the MET office usefully informs us to wear jumpers when we go outside because it is cold, Matt Hancocks quits the Commons to "communicate better with the public", the Church of England mission statistics show a shocking lack of bouncebackability as attendance numbers for 2021 show a decline of 30% (or about 250,00 people) from pre-Covid levels and we review the disturbing story coming out of Oxfordshire that residents are going to be divided up into "zones" and banned from using their cars to travel between zones for most of the year. Question the Rev this week sees some interesting queries about evolution and Christianity and whether there will be suffering and/or free will in heaven.
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MET office guidance for cold weather
Hancock to quit commons
CofE Mission Statistics
Trial Climate Lockdowns in Oxford
Holy CofE on theories of the atonement including penal substitution
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