The Church, The Gospel and Covid; Piper and Trump; and more w/ special guest, Priest and Spectator Columnist, Rev'd Daniel French
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In a first for our podcast, we are joined by a very special guest, priest and columnist for The Spectator, the Reverend Daniel French. We discuss Daniel's experiences over the last eight months and talk about the opportunities the Church might have as a result of the change brought about in the world due to Covid. Could this be the end of the age of reason and the beginning of a new age of faith? How can we communicate a message of life in the midst of a culture of pervasive fear?
We also discuss a widely circulated article, written by Baptist pastor John Piper, in which Piper argues that a Christian should not vote for either Biden or Trump at the US election.
We end by touching on some of the disparate stories that have caught our attention, including Lord Sumption's withering attack on the UK government from a powerful legal perspective and the UK's newest political celebrity, Maureen from Barnsley.
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Daniel French, Spectator columns
Follow Daniel on Twitter @holydisrupter
John Piper, Policies, Persons, and Paths to Ruin: Pondering the Implications of the 2020 Election
Michael Ots, response to Marc Surg, Why 'The Science' can't be our chief guide through the pandemic
Ian James Kidd and Matthew Ratcliff, The Critic, Welcome to Covidworld
Toby Young and Lionel Shriver, Intellectual Conformism and Lockdown Scepticism
Lord Sumption, Government by Decree - Covid-19 and the Constitution, video and transcript
Maureen from Barnsley, Appearance on Good Morning, Britain
Read Jamie's recent blog, Memories of Crowds