Irreverend: Faith and Current Affairs

Skip Church and Pray for the Lionesses

August 25, 2023 J.A. Franklin, T.J. Pelham, Daniel French
Irreverend: Faith and Current Affairs
Skip Church and Pray for the Lionesses
Show Notes

Church of England revs with a difference Thomas Pelham and Jamie Franklin sit down to talk about the major events of this week.
Amongst other things, we discussed the Church's somewhat questionable response to the Sunday scheduling of the Women's World Cup final: Is it really the right message to tell people that it's fine to skip church to watch it? And what are the wider implications of using women's football as a vehicle of social change?
A former scientific advisor to the government says that the falling birth rare in the UK are a good thing. And the revolving door between government and Big Pharma as former government scientific advisor Jonathan Van Tam takes a senior role at Moderna.
That, a Question the Rev on Bible study guides, and emails on an Orthodox perspective on just war and Sainsbury's selling occult magazines.
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