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When major leaders including President Biden visited Cornwall in June for the G7 summit, most of them did not know how much prayer was going on behind the scenes. But the MP for St Ives and Christian, Derek Thomas, was right at the heart of the local church's involvement. Christians met weekly in the run-up to the event to pray for each leader and …
 
It’s time for the next episode of A Mucky Business with the Christian MP Tim Farron. This week he talks about taking the knee and racism in football, as well as what churches should do when the Covid restrictions, such as mask wearing, become guidance and not law. The guest this week is Cat Smith, a Labour MP and Methodist, who shares her view on w…
 
What is a Christian politician's duty when it comes to the family? Is it their role to encourage couples to marry, stay together and spend time with their children? Is that naive and dismissive of people in different circumstances? Tim Farron discusses this with Conservative MP Miriam Cates, who is passionate about helping families out via taxes an…
 
Cara Bentley asks Tim Farron how he became a Christian, the recent oversight regarding donations which fund his parliamentary staff, why he doesn't want to force non-Christians to live by God's laws and whether he'd ever be a church pastor. Tim shares his thoughts on how to pray in light of Matt Hancock's affair and resignation and the comments of …
 
Michael Wear has prayed with President Obama and advised him on how to engage with evangelical voters - so what does he think about President Biden's approach to faith and about why Christianity is so tied to political parties in America? Tim Farron also shares his view on how to cope with change as Christians and answers a listener's question abou…
 
How can you trust God when it feels like life has not gone to plan? Leader of the Welsh Lib Dems, Jane Dodds, became an MP in August 2019 and then lost her seat 4 months later in the General Election. She describes how her Christian faith helped her and how she was blessed by Christian friends, before being re-elected to the Welsh Senedd this May. …
 
Tim Farron interviews the MP who is the link between parliament and the Church of England - Andrew Selous. As well as being a Christian and a Conservative MP, Andrew is the Second Church Estates Commissioner, meaning he answers MPs' questions about the church. Tim asks him about his role and whether the C of E being tied to the state is good or bad…
 
Tim Farron speaks to former MP and Lib Dem minister Sir Steve Webb about the Coalition government and working with Christians of different political persuasions. Steve worked with Iain Duncan Smith in the Department for Work and Pensions - a department jokingly called the 'department for worship and prayer' as there were so many Christians. What wa…
 
Every now and again Tim Farron asks a Christian from a different mucky business to share their story, to shed some light on politics from an outsider's perspective. This week, Jeremy Marshall former CEO of C. Hoare and Co. - a private bank - describes his own journey with uncertainty as he deals with cancer. How can the gospel help us combat politi…
 
How should Christians engage in the Scottish independence debate? The finance spokespeople for the Scottish Conservatives and the SNP are both Christian but on opposite sides. This week, the Conservative MSP Murdo Fraser describes what role he thinks Christians ought to play when discussing independence and how he thinks Scotland's future should be…
 
How much time do MPs spend on constituency work in comparison to on Westminster debates? Tim Farron and Labour's Ruth Jones discuss how MPs actually help people as well as how she answered an altar call to become a Christian at 14. And is it a Christian duty to vote? Tim and Ruth share their views as the country heads to the polls. To get your ques…
 
This week Tim Farron asks SNP MP and Christian Dr Lisa Cameron about what happened when she voted against introducing abortion in Northern Ireland and asks how Christians should engage with their MP if they disagree with their views. A year before becoming MP, Lisa wasn't even a member of the SNP and was working as a clinical psychologist. She desc…
 
This week Tim Farron shares his views on the European Super League and asks Conservative MP Nick Fletcher, who left the church as a teenager, what made him come back to faith as an adult to become a born-again Christian. Nick's constituency of Don Valley was part of the crumbling 'Red Wall' - having been Labour since 1922 until he won it in 2019 - …
 
Tim Farron chats to Jim Shannon, the DUP MP for Strangford in Northern Ireland. They discuss the incredible story of Jim being selected, the recent escalation of tensions in Belfast and what Jim prays for every day. Tim also share his view on David Cameron's recent lobbying of Rishi Sunak and what the Bible has to say about it... To ask Tim a quest…
 
Tim Farron asks independent peer Lord David Alton how campaigning has led to him being sanctioned by China. David is a passionate advocate for religious freedom and has recently led a campaign to make sure the UK does not trade with countries found to have conducted genocide. The former Liberal MP explains that although his specific amendment didn'…
 
Tim Farron asks Conservative MP Danny Kruger whether the Bible's plan for human flourishing should try to be advanced by Christian MPs or not. Are these morals for everyone or just those changed by the Holy Spirit? Danny believes there should be more support for marriage and that society should recognise that its values come from Christianity and e…
 
Tim Farron asks business owner Gary Grant, who started The Entertainer toy chain, how he had to change his business model when he became a Christian and how he had to change it again when lockdown came. What does he think of the Government help offered to businesses and how has he managed to maintain his Christian principles of generosity in such a…
 
Tim Farron discusses Christian persecution with Fiona Bruce MP, the PM's new Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief and long advocate for religious freedom. Fiona explains how people can get involved in campaigning and how it has changed her role. She also shares how she became a Christian and why she doesn't always toe the Conservative pa…
 
Tim Farron discusses Scottish independence with SNP MP David Linden, a Christian friend on the opposite side of the debate. David, who joined the SNP aged 11, explains why he wants Scotland to leave the UK, how he became a Christian as a teenager and how he was treated differently in politics after his conversion, when he was previously seen as a '…
 
Tim Farron and Labour MP Stephen Timms discuss how the church can help rebuild society post-Covid and how much churches should focus on social problems. Does the church's help deter the state from fixing the problems we pay it to solve?Tim also shares his perspective on the PM's roadmap out of lockdown in England.If you want to ask Tim a question, …
 
Tim Farron asks Lord Don Curry, an independent peer in the House of Lords, whether he can vote however he wants as a Christian and the advantages and disadvantages of being a 'cross-bencher' without a political party. Don also describes how and why he applied to be in the House of Lords. Tim also shares his perspective on the UK's treatment of asyl…
 
Tim Farron discusses finding faith and student mental health with shadow universities minister Emma Hardy. Emma, a former teacher, explains how she became a Labour MP and how she found faith after walking into a church on a frazzled day. Tim also says what he thinks about Bishops in the House of Lords and the EU/UK row over the Astra Zeneca vaccine…
 
Tim Farron discusses whether schools should reopen and chats to Conservative MP Steve Double about his additional role as a Parliamentary Private Secretary - what do they actually do and how does it affect a Christian MP's church life? Tim also shares his perspective on protecting free speech through legislation. If you've got a question or topics …
 
Tim Farron discusses the challenges of caring for all your constituents when coronavirus has ruined lives and jobs. He is joined by the Labour MP Rachael Maskell, whose York constituency had some of the first Covid cases a year ago. Tim also shares his perspective on having hope and trust in the vaccine and politicians, arguing that Christians shou…
 
Christian MP Tim Farron is joined by the leader of the SNP group in Westminster, Ian Blackford, to discuss his journey to faith, watching church online, coronavirus and whether churches should accept closure in Scotland or not. Tim also explains what he think about crowds storming the US Capitol building.…
 
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