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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 Live from Labour Conference Play in Edifi Player

    Live from Labour Conference

    Tim is joined this week by Christian Labour MP Stephen Timms for part one of our special episode recorded in front of a live audience at Labour Party conference. They unpack the struggles of being a believer and working in the ‘mucky business’ of politics. Plus they take questions from the audience. Part 2 on the way soon!

  • A Mucky Business with Tim Farron Glen Scrivener: The Air We Breathe Play in Edifi Player

    Glen Scrivener: The Air We Breathe

    Christian MP Tim Farron is joined this week by Glen Scrivener - ordained minister, director of Speak Life and author of The Air We Breathe. They unpack some of the themes of that book, looking at the values and beliefs of Christianity and how they impact our society. Tim also reflects on the Queen’s funeral and the sermon delivered by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Want your question answered next week? Drop a quick email to farron@premier.org.uk or sign up to Premier's Whatsapp news alerts …

  • A Mucky Business with Tim Farron Tim Montgomerie: Reflections on Queen Elizabeth and the role of King Charles in politics Play in Edifi Player

    Tim Montgomerie: Reflections on Queen Elizabeth and the role of King Charles in politics

    Christian MP Tim Farron is joined this week by broadcaster, commentator and former Downing Street advisor Tim Montgomerie. They pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth but also look ahead to the role King Charles will play in politics both in Westminster but also in Northern Ireland and Scotland. Want your question answered next week? Drop a quick email to farron@premier.org.uk or sign up to Premier's Whatsapp news alerts at premier.org.uk/whatsapp and send a message there.

  • A Mucky Business with Tim Farron David Barclay: Making a difference away from front line politics Play in Edifi Player

    David Barclay: Making a difference away from front line politics

    Christian MP Tim Farron is joined this week by David Barclay from the Good Faith Partnership. They discuss community organising, collaboration and how there’s plenty of opportunities to make a difference in people’s lives away from front line politics. Tim also looks at the battle to become the next PM and outlines some thoughts of what we should be looking for. Want your question answered next week? Drop a quick email to farron@premier.org.uk or sign up to Premier's Whatsapp news alerts at …

  • A Mucky Business with Tim Farron Les Isaac: The sermon which led to the resignation of Boris Johnson Play in Edifi Player

    Les Isaac: The sermon which led to the resignation of Boris Johnson

    Christian MP Tim Farron is joined this week by Pastor Les Isaac, founder of the Street Pastors and the man behind the sermon at last week’s National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast. It was that sermon which former health secretary Sajid Javid credited with inspiring him to resign from his government position, something which set off a chain of events which led to Boris Johnson’s resignation. Tim also looks back at an eventful week in politics and ahead to what we need to see from a new Prime …

  • A Mucky Business with Tim Farron The National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast Play in Edifi Player

    The National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast

    Christian MP Tim Farron is this week at the National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast. He explains why we should celebrate how such an event can take place. And we hear the keynote address from the event from Rev Les Isaac, the founder of Street Pastors. Want your question answered next week? Drop a quick email to farron@premier.org.uk or sign up to Premier's Whatsapp news alerts at premier.org.uk/whatsapp and send a message there.

  • A Mucky Business with Tim Farron John Lennox: De-politicising The Gospel Play in Edifi Player

    John Lennox: De-politicising The Gospel

    Christian MP Tim Farron is joined by Prof John Lennox, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University. He is widely seen as one as the foremost thinkers when it comes to defending the Christian faith. He shares how he came to faith and gives his thoughts on how to bring The Gospel to people in a world where being a Christian is often understood as a political stance. Tim also reflects on the Roe v Wade ruling. Want your question answered next week? Drop a quick email to …

  • A Mucky Business with Tim Farron Fiona Bruce: The progress being made on religious freedom Play in Edifi Player

    Fiona Bruce: The progress being made on religious freedom

    Christian MP Tim Farron is joined by MP Fiona Bruce who serves as the Prime Minister’s special envoy for freedom of religion and belief. She’ll talk about an upcoming summit on the issue hosted by the UK government which will see politicians and campaigners from over 50 nations attending. Tim also looks at when the Church and politics clash. Want your question answered next week? Drop a quick email to farron@premier.org.uk or sign up to Premier's Whatsapp news alerts at …

  • A Mucky Business with Tim Farron John Glen: Life in the Treasury and dealing with criticism Play in Edifi Player

    John Glen: Life in the Treasury and dealing with criticism

    Christian MP Tim Farron is joined by the Economic Secretary to the Treasury and Conservative MP for Salisbury John Glen. He’ll talk about how his faith impacts on his work in the high echelons of politics and what life is like at the Treasury. Tim also reflects on the new policy of sending asylum seekers from the UK to Rwanda. Want your question answered next week? Drop a quick email to farron@premier.org.uk or sign up to Premier's Whatsapp news alerts at premier.org.uk/whatsapp and send a …

  • A Mucky Business with Tim Farron Mabon ap Gwynfor: Having to compromise your faith in politics Play in Edifi Player

    Mabon ap Gwynfor: Having to compromise your faith in politics

    Christian MP Tim Farron is joined by Plaid Cymru Member of Senedd Mabon ap Gwynfor He shares the battles he’s had within politics around mental health and having to compromise his faith. Tim also looks back at the Australian election where the country’s Christian Prime Minister Scott Morrison lost out. Want your question answered next week? Drop a quick email to farron@premier.org.uk or sign up to Premier's Whatsapp news alerts at premier.org.uk/whatsapp and send a message there.

  • A Mucky Business with Tim Farron Steve Baker: The answered prayer which led me into parliament Play in Edifi Player

    Steve Baker: The answered prayer which led me into parliament

    Christian MP Tim Farron is joined by Conservative MP Steve Baker. He shares how God spoke to him when he was weighing up whether to run for parliament and also how he balances serving God and his constituents. Tim also unpacks the issue of work after a government minister suggested people could work more hours to tackle the cost of living crisis. Want your question answered next week? Drop a quick email to farron@premier.org.uk or sign up to Premier's Whatsapp news alerts at …

  • A Mucky Business with Tim Farron Gareth Russell: If politics is a mucky business, what about PR? Play in Edifi Player

    Gareth Russell: If politics is a mucky business, what about PR?

    Christian MP Tim Farron is joined by Gareth Russell, managing director of PR company Jersey Road. They discuss the role of PR in telling good stories and building reputation both within the world of politics but also within the church. Tim also unpacks the issue of public service and what we can learn from the Queen. Want your question answered next week? Drop a quick email to farron@premier.org.uk or sign up to Premier's Whatsapp news alerts at premier.org.uk/whatsapp and send a message …

  • A Mucky Business with Tim Farron Chris Barton: How faith impacts important negotiations like Brexit Play in Edifi Player

    Chris Barton: How faith impacts important negotiations like Brexit

    Christian MP Tim Farron is joined by HM Trade Commissioner Chris Barton. They discuss Chris’ role in some very important trade deals including negotiations around Brexit and ask how does your faith help when you’re having robust conversations will impact millions people. Tim also unpacks the issue of forgiveness in light of the current controversies over lockdown breaches by the Prime Minister. Want your question answered next week? Drop a quick email to farron@premier.org.uk or sign up to …

  • A Mucky Business with Tim Farron Peter Hitchens: Coming to faith after setting fire to my Bible Play in Edifi Player

    Peter Hitchens: Coming to faith after setting fire to my Bible

    Christian MP Tim Farron is joined by journalist and commentator Peter Hitchens. They’ll discuss Peter’s conversion from atheism and hear Peter’s advice for Christians speaking out in the world of politics which ‘hates God’. Tim also unpacks whether it’s right for an Archbishop to intervene on political issues following Justin Welby’s comments on the Rwanda migrant plans. Want your question answered next week? Drop a quick email to farron@premier.org.uk or sign up to Premier's Whatsapp news …