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Sunday Jun 11, 2023

In this week's episode we have a look at some interesting things that have come to light in recent news, including weather warnings, lockdowns don't work (no surprise there), WHO Global Digital Health Certificates, 'BBC Verify' and Universal Basic Income trials. We also have a think about 'Pride month' and its increasing grip on society. We finish with a bit of reflection on Psalm 40:1-5 with a reminder to look to God and all his wonders.
Links
IEA report on lockdowns
WHO Global Digital Health Certificate
BBC verify
UBI trial
Smartphone camera & microphone usage
Order Nick Franks book - The Glorious Few
Psalm 40:1-5
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Friday May 26, 2023

In this episode we discuss the case of a teacher banned from the profession for 'misgendering' a pupil, and the extent of the gender ideology, sexually explicit material and 'woke morality' being 'taught' in schools and the harm to children it is causing. We also revisit the issue of 'excess deaths' which continue to be a significant reality here and across many western countries, yet barely mentioned by the mainstream media. Finally, we highlight our recent interview with Nick Franks and read a very relevant piece from his challenging new book 'The Glorious Few'.
Links:
Joshua Sutcliffe: Professional conduct panel outcome
Nick Franks interview
Buy: The Glorious Few
Support the podcast - Buy Me A Coffee
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Thursday May 18, 2023

In this episode we chat to special guest Nick Franks. Nick carries a prophetic burden for maturity in the Church expressed through repentance and preparation for the return of Christ. We discuss some of the key challenges that face the western Church and the urgent need to be radical in light of Nick's new book, The Glorious Few. It's our hope that you will be encouraged, challenged and spurred on by this episode. In addition to writing, Nick runs the excellent podcast, Into the Pray, with his wife Mairi.
Links:
Firebrandnotes.com
Order Nick's new book - The Glorious Few
The Glorious Few short film
Into the Pray podcast
Nick Franks YouTube channel
Helen's substack
Owl & Badger Telegram
Buy me a coffee
Linktree

Episode 31 - Truth & love

Friday May 05, 2023

Friday May 05, 2023

In this episode we revisit the case of 'dissident' MP Andrew Bridgen who continues to ask legitimate questions around the safety of mRNA vaccines. We also look at a few issues which came out of our interview with Rev Jamie Franklin (Episode 30), including the new Church of England report on family life 'Love Matters' and the GAFCON statement from their recent summit in Kigali. In all these issues truth and love go hand in hand.
Links:
John Campbell's interview with Andrew Bridgen (for which he received a strike on YouTube)
Love Matters report
GAFCON statement
Support the podcast - Buy Me A Coffee
Owl & Badger Telegram
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Saturday Apr 29, 2023

In this episode we chat to special guest Rev Dr Jamie Franklin. We discuss contending for the faith in the family and in the church. Jamie is a priest in the Church of England and he also hosts the Irreverend: Faith and Current Affairs podcast.
Links:
Irreverend: Faith and Current Affairs podcast
Jamie's substack
Defenders podcast with William Lane Craig
Helen's substack
Owl & Badger Telegram
Buy me a coffee
Linktree

Thursday Apr 06, 2023

In this episode we take a look at some of the issues in the news including politics, transgender ideology, the Dutch farmers and the war in Ukraine. A common thread is the search for truth and the question of where our hope comes from.
Links:
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Thursday Mar 23, 2023

In this episode we consider the term ‘conspiracy theory’ and ask whether the events of the last three years around covid have been due to ‘cockup’ or ‘conspiracy’. We look at what the Bible has to say to us on the nature of evil and how that relates to the world we live in today where global organisations, networks and ideologies are a reality. 
Links:
Support Aaron Edwards and his family
Eugyppius substack
Igor Chudov substack
HART Group
Politico article
Andrew Bridgen speech
Event 201
Owl & Badger Telegram
Linktree

Monday Mar 06, 2023

In this episode we look at the issue of ‘revival’ and repentance. We also discuss the recent decision in the Church of England to introduce the ‘blessing’ of same-sex relationships, and the suspension of a lecturer at a theological college for expressing orthodox Christian views on homosexuality. We end with a look at some of the pandemic truths reaching the mainstream media, and a reminder to contend for the faith entrusted to us.
Links:
Church of England ‘Living in Love and Faith’ video
Bishops response to ‘Living in Love and Faith’
Albert Mohler article
Aaron Edwards
A State of Fear: How the UK government weaponised fear during the Covid-19 pandemic  - by Laura Dodsworth
Cochrane review
John Campbell video
Owl & Badger Telegram
Linktree

Tuesday Feb 21, 2023

In this special episode we speak to Dave Brennan from Brephos, a project committed to helping churches respond to abortion. This is a sensitive but important subject, and we look at the realities of abortion, the Biblical theology of the unborn, why the church needs to talk about abortion, and the ethics around the use of cell lines from aborted babies (including in the development of the COVID vaccines). We end with a reminder of the hope which the gospel of Christ offers, a gospel which is big enough to speak into the pain of abortion, and the reality of God’s grace. 
Please do check out the links below and consider supporting the vital ministry of Brephos.
Links
CBRUK
Brephos
Dave’s podcast ‘about abortion’
Silver Bullet? Golden Calf? Is the vaccine our way out of this?
Dave’s debate with John Wyatt ’Should Christians accept the covid vaccine?’
Follow Brephos on Twitter
Follow Brephos on YouTube
Post Abortion Support
Support the work of Brephos here
The Owl Tree
Owl & Badger Telegram
Linktree

Episode 25 - Time to wake up

Monday Feb 06, 2023

Monday Feb 06, 2023

In this episode we have a look through some of the issues which have been in the news recently, as a wake up call to what is going on in the world around us. We think about truth, discernment and the need to be ready and expectant for Jesus to return. 
Links:
Rod Dreher
Irreverend: Faith and Current Affairs
John Campbell video with Esther McVey clip
Boris Johnson Deep Fake
MIT Professor clip
Morgoth
The Owl Tree - ’Truth Matters'
Owl & Badger Telegram
Linktree

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