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A Mucky Business with Tim Farron

A Mucky Business with Tim Farron

Each week Christian MP Tim Farron unpacks the murky world of politics and encourages believers around the UK to engage prayerfully. Tim will share what life is like in Parliament, which issues Christians should care about and what you can do to make a difference. Tune in every Tuesday at 5pm or download the podcast from your chosen podcast provider.

Episodes

  • A Mucky Business with Tim Farron Jane Dodds: How to trust God with your future Play in Edifi Player

    Jane Dodds: How to trust God with your future

    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. She talks about the differences between the UK parliament and the Welsh Senedd and Tim shares his view on the delay to lockdown easing and how to deal …

  • A Mucky Business with Tim Farron Andrew Selous: Is an established church good for the gospel and the country? Play in Edifi Player

    Andrew Selous: Is an established church good for the gospel and the country?

    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 also shares his thoughts on foreign aid and answers a listener's question about submitting to governing authorities. If you have any thoughts or …

  • A Mucky Business with Tim Farron Sir Steve Webb: Coalition Christianity, how to work with believers from other parties Play in Edifi Player

    Sir Steve Webb: Coalition Christianity, how to work with believers from other parties

    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 was it like working alongside Conservative Christians he disagreed with politically? And how does he feel about the coalition now - will the Lib Dems …

  • A Mucky Business with Tim Farron Jeremy Marshall: How does the gospel help us fight political and personal uncertainty? Play in Edifi Player

    Jeremy Marshall: How does the gospel help us fight political and personal uncertainty?

    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 political, cultural and personal uncertainty? Tim Farron explains how he thinks you should pray for Israel and Palestine and asks Jeremy: what's more mucky …

  • A Mucky Business with Tim Farron Murdo Fraser: Scotland's future and gracious debate Play in Edifi Player

    Murdo Fraser: Scotland's future and gracious debate

    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 prayed for. Murdo also explains why he didn't know he was an MSP until a journalist rang him up and Tim Farron speaks about how we should respond to …

  • A Mucky Business with Tim Farron Ruth Jones: How do MPs actually help people? Play in Edifi Player

    Ruth Jones: How do MPs actually help people?

    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 question answered by Tim in the next episode email farron@premier.org.uk or add this number to your phone and send us a message on WhatsApp: 07711 …

  • A Mucky Business with Tim Farron Dr Lisa Cameron: Voting with my conscience Play in Edifi Player

    Dr Lisa Cameron: Voting with my conscience

    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 describes why her life suddenly changed and what her mum bought her to set her up as an MP. To ask Tim a question, add this number to your phone and send …

  • A Mucky Business with Tim Farron Nick Fletcher: Why I came back to church Play in Edifi Player

    Nick Fletcher: Why I came back to church

    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 - and he describes what it's like being a Tory in an area that has seen a huge political shift.   To ask Tim a question, add this number to your phone …

  • A Mucky Business with Tim Farron Jim Shannon, Northern Ireland and the importance of prayer Play in Edifi Player

    Jim Shannon, Northern Ireland and the importance of prayer

    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 question, send a voice note on Whatsapp to: 07711 701133 or email [farron@premier.org.uk](mailto:farron@premier.org.uk)

  • A Mucky Business with Tim Farron Lord David Alton: Sanctioned by China and cross-party campaigning Play in Edifi Player

    Lord David Alton: Sanctioned by China and cross-party campaigning

    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't pass, a comprimised version did, and he says progress is incremental and more about right and wrong than left and right. He also explains how he …

  • A Mucky Business with Tim Farron Danny Kruger: Are Christian values for everyone? Play in Edifi Player

    Danny Kruger: Are Christian values for everyone?

    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 explains his concept of a social covenant. He also describes how C.S. Lewis' writing helped bring him to faith. Tim Farron also shares his view on how …

  • A Mucky Business with Tim Farron Gary Grant: How Christ and Covid changed my business Play in Edifi Player

    Gary Grant: How Christ and Covid changed my business

    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 tough year for profits?   With the death of Sarah Everard also on many people's minds, Tim Farron says Christians should react with anger at the …

  • A Mucky Business with Tim Farron Fiona Bruce: Fighting for persecuted Christians around the world Play in Edifi Player

    Fiona Bruce: Fighting for persecuted Christians around the world

    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 party line.   With Harry and Meghan's interview still stealing the spotlight, Tim Farron argues that it could be a soap opera-style distraction from …

  • A Mucky Business with Tim Farron David Linden: Scottish independence and being treated like Ned Flanders Play in Edifi Player

    David Linden: Scottish independence and being treated like Ned Flanders

    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 'rising star'.   As Rishi Sunak delivers his plan for the economy, Tim argues for a budget that helps those in debt and for Christians to be willing to …