The Owl and Badger Podcast

Owl and Badger are a couple of Christians applying critical thinking and Biblical principles to the big issues we are facing today.

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Episodes

Friday Aug 25, 2023

In this episode we look at a few issues in the news including the possibility of a covid resurgence and return to masks, Christian Climate Action urging charities to boycott Barclays Bank, and a new network of scientists resisting the climate crisis narrative: The World Climate Declaration. We discuss the importance of being ready to answer difficult questions as Christians, in the light of singer Lauren Daigle’s failure to do so, and we review Jonathan Pageau’s very helpful explanation of the notion of conspiracy theories. We finish with some thoughts on the war in Ukraine, understanding the complexity of the situation and the role the West has played in fuelling the conflict instead of seeking peace. Our Bible passage 1 John 5:18-20 leaves us with a warning and an encouragement!
 
Links:
The Mask
EvntPage ticketing
Lauren Daigle article
Tucker Carlson interview
World Climate Declaration
Jonathan Pageau podcast
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Episode 37 - Hot Hot Hot!!!

Friday Jul 28, 2023

Friday Jul 28, 2023

In this episode we consider the issue of climate change, in the light of the fires in Rhodes. We also look at the technology surrounding electric cars, surveillance and Artificial Intelligence, and the dangers posed to privacy, freedom and way of life. We end with a warning to wake up and take God more seriously, and to take encouragement from the life of Jesus and his final words in Revelation.
Links:
'So Convenient' by Bob Moran
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Sunday Jul 23, 2023

In this episode we discuss a few topics which have been in the news. We look at people who have being ‘cancelled’ for expressing political or Christian views and for challenging prevailing ideologies. We talk about climate obsession in the Church and the on-going agenda in the media against meat-eating. We end with discussion on efforts to restrict or ban prayer which mean we are not only losing freedom of speech but even freedom of thought. Our closing scripture is 1 John 4:5-6 which reminds us how to know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error. 
Links:
Brephos
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Wednesday Jul 05, 2023

In this episode we discuss Pride ideology, gender identity and their promotion in schools. From a brief history of the Pride movement and its flags, to how transgenderism has its roots in Gnosticism, we ask how we should approach these issues as Christians and the challenges we may face. As ever, God's Word has the last word!
Links:
Bank of England says people of any gender identity can be pregnant 
Andrew Bridgen speech
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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About Owl & Badger

We are friends of over 20 years and we're both followers of Jesus Christ. We started this podcast in 2021 as a response to what we could see happening in our country and churches. We all have a worldview through which we see and understand the world around us. As Christians, we think it's of vital importance to observe, interpret and understand world events through a Biblical worldview. This is essentially what this podcast is about. We are not claiming to always be right, but we are seeking after truth and discernment. We hope that in some way, this will be an encouragement to you.

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