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A Mucky Business with Tim Farron
A Mucky Business with Tim Farron
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Each week Christian MP Tim Farron unpacks the murky world of politics and encourages believers around the UK to engage prayerfully. Tim will... more

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Episodes

Tim's farewell...for now

With Rishi Sunak calling a general election, Tim is off to fight for his seat in Parliament. Ofcom rules prevent those... more

23 May 2024 · 8 minutes
Major General Tim Cross: Lessons in leadership from the front line

Tim is joined this week by Major General Tim Cross. He's served in some of the highest offices in the... more

21 May 2024 · 28 minutes
Paul Wolley: Whole Life faith

Tim is joined this week by Paul Woolley, chief executive of the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity and founder of... more

14 May 2024 · 28 minutes
Rose Hudson-Wilkin: Leading prayers in the House of Commons

Tim is joined this week by Rose Hudson-Wilkin, the former Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons. She... more

07 May 2024 · 28 minutes
Louise Davies: Championing those standing in elections

Tim is joined this week by Louise Davies from the Christian advocacy charity CARE. Louise shares her experiences within politics... more

30 Apr 2024 · 25 minutes
Michael Wear: The spirit of our politics

Tim is joined this week by former White House advisor Michael Wear. Michael talks about his work as CEO of... more

23 Apr 2024 · 26 minutes
Archbishop Angaelos: Showing grace to those who persecute

Tim is joined by Archbishop Angaelos of the Coptic Orthodox Church. They discuss the importance of freedom of religion around... more

16 Apr 2024 · 30 minutes
Fr Fadi Diab: Life in the Holy Land

Tim is joined this week by Fr Fadi Diab the Rector of St Andrew's Episcopal Church in Ramallah. Fr Fadi reflects... more

26 Mar 2024 · 26 minutes
Alistair and Eve Burt: Part two

It's part two of our interview with husband and wife team Alastair and Eve Burt. Alastair talks about the highs... more

12 Mar 2024 · 26 minutes
Alistair and Eve Burt: Doing politics together

Tim is joined this week by husband and wife team Alistair and Eve Burt. While many will be familiar with... more

05 Mar 2024 · 28 minutes
Lord Curry: God and farming

Tim is joined this week by cross bench peer Lord Don Curry. A farmer by trade, Lord Curry unpacks the... more

27 Feb 2024 · 28 minutes
Kenneth Nowakowski: 2 years of war in Ukraine

Tim is joined this week by Rt Rev Kenneth Nowakowski, the bishop for the Ukrainian Catholic community in Great Britain. ... more

20 Feb 2024 · 27 minutes
Phil Dixon: The role of a friend in politics

Tim is joined this week by local councillor Phil Dixon. Phil is a close friend of Tim and together they... more

13 Feb 2024 · 27 minutes
Paul Butler: Church and politics

Tim is joined this week by Bishop of Durham Rt Rev Paul Butler Paul sits in the House of Lords... more

06 Feb 2024 · 28 minutes
Gareth Wallace: Advocating for persecuted Christians

Tim is joined this week by Gareth Wallace from the religious freedom charity Open Doors. Gareth talks about his time... more

30 Jan 2024 · 28 minutes
Sir Simon Hughes: 7 election victories, 5 Prime Ministers and 32 years in parliament

Tim is joined this week by former Lib Dem MP Sir Simon Hughes. The look back on his 32 years... more

23 Jan 2024 · 28 minutes
Dr Lisa Cameron: Swapping parties as an MP

Tim is joined this week by Scottish MP Dr Lisa Cameron. The last time she joined the show she was... more

16 Jan 2024 · 29 minutes
Cara Bentley: Looking back at 2023

It's our final show of the year! Tim is joined this week by Talk Radio newsreader Cara Bentley as they... more

19 Dec 2023 · 29 minutes
Lord Farmer: What does justice look like?

Tim is joined this week by Conservative peer Lord Farmer. Fresh from delivering a speech at the Centre for Social... more

12 Dec 2023 · 29 minutes
Baroness Stroud: 'There has to be a better story'

Tim is joined this week by Conservative peer Baroness Stroud. Baroness Stroud is one of the founders of the Centre... more

05 Dec 2023 · 32 minutes
Sir Stephen Timms: The state of the economy

Tim is joined this week by Stephen Timms - the MP for East Ham. They look back at last week's... more

28 Nov 2023 · 26 minutes
Gareth McNab: Cost of living crisis and Autumn Statement

Tim is joined this week by Gareth McNab from Christians Against Poverty. They unpack the cost of living crisis and... more

21 Nov 2023 · 29 minutes
Krish Kandiah: Are we doing enough to help those fleeing Israel/Gaza conflict?

Tim is joined this week by Dr Krish Kandiah founder of the Sanctuary Foundation. Having strived to see homes made... more

14 Nov 2023 · 30 minutes
Tim Livesey: From Downing Street to the Middle East

Tim is joined this week by Tim Livesey, the CEO of charity Embrace the Middle East. Tim Livesey talks about his... more

07 Nov 2023 · 29 minutes
Jonathan Le Tocq: Serving as Guernsey Chief Minister and church pastor

Tim is joined this week by former Chief Minister of Guernsey Jonathan Le Tocq. Jonathan also serves as a pastor... more

31 Oct 2023 · 26 minutes
Dr Harry Hagopian: Achieving peace in the Holy Land

Today we look at the conflict in Israel and Gaza. Tim's joined by Dr Harry Hagopian - a former Assistant... more

24 Oct 2023 · 40 minutes
Sam Rowlands: Our 100th episode!!

It's our 100th episode and this week Tim is joined by Welsh Senedd member Sam Rowlands. Sam tells his story of... more

17 Oct 2023 · 27 minutes
Marsha de Cordova at Labour Party Conference

Tim is joined this week by the Labour MP for Battersea Marsha de Cordova Marsha gives us an insight into the... more

10 Oct 2023 · 26 minutes
David Burrowes at Conservative Party Conference

Tim is joined this week by former MP and founder of the Conservative Christian Fellowship David Burrowes. David gives us an... more

03 Oct 2023 · 27 minutes
Munira Wilson: Learning to lean on God not your own strength

Tim is joined this week by Lib Dem MP Munira Wilson. Munira talks about learning to lean on God and not... more

26 Sep 2023 · 23 minutes
Kate Forbes discusses her SNP leadership bid and the attack on her faith

Tim is joined this week by Kate Forbes - MSP for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch. Kate gives an insight into her... more

19 Sep 2023 · 29 minutes
John Anderson: Faith and politics down under

Tim is joined this week by John Anderson - a former deputy prime minister of Australia. We’ll find out more about... more

18 Jul 2023 · 36 minutes
Ross Hendry: Seeking civility in politics

Tim is joined this week by Ross Hendry, CEO of Christian charity CARE. They discuss Ross' experience of standing for election... more

11 Jul 2023 · 27 minutes
National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast 2023

This week we hear the sermon delivered by Dr Amy Orr-Ewing at the National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast which was attended... more

04 Jul 2023 · 28 minutes
Zoe Franklin: Bouncing back from election defeat

Tim is joined this week by Zoe Franklin who will be standing for the Lib Dems to become an MP... more

27 Jun 2023 · 25 minutes
Rebecca Smith: Called to stand to become an MP

Tim is joined this week by Rebecca Smith, a Conservative councillor who is standing to become an MP at the... more

20 Jun 2023 · 27 minutes
John Casson: Giving up successful political career for a new form of service

Tim is joined this week by John Casson, chief executive of L’Arche – a charity which builds communities of those... more

13 Jun 2023 · 27 minutes
David Lawrence: Bidding to become an MP

Tim is joined this week by David Lawrence, the Labour prospective parliamentary candidate for Basingstoke. They discuss the process of... more

06 Jun 2023 · 28 minutes
Dr Krish Kandiah: Immigration and making room for the vulnerable

Tim is joined this week by author, broadcaster and founder of the Sanctuary Foundation Dr Krish Kandiah. They discuss our attitudes... more

23 May 2023 · 26 minutes
Daniel Singleton: Meeting the needs of local communities

Tim is joined this week by Daniel Singleton, the national executive director of Faith Action. They discuss the importance of faith groups working with... more

09 May 2023 · 26 minutes
Colin Bloom: Does current government do God?

Tim is joined this week by the government's independent faith advisor Colin Bloom. Colin recently authored the Bloom Review which examined... more

02 May 2023 · 28 minutes
Sarah Edwards: Thinking about personal and political finances

Tim is joined this week by Sarah Edwards, the executive director of the Just Money Movement. They discuss how we think... more

25 Apr 2023 · 25 minutes
Rev Paul Cowley: Inside and outside of the justice system

Tim is joined this week by Rev Paul Cowley. Having spent time in prison himself, Paul has spent decades supporting... more

18 Apr 2023 · 27 minutes
Bishop Graham Tomlin: Making Christianity relevant again

Tim is joined this week by Graham Tomlin, the former Bishop of Kensington who now leads the Centre for Cultural... more

21 Mar 2023 · 26 minutes
Chine McDonald: Rethinking how we view God

Tim is joined this week by Chine McDonald from the religion and society think tank Theos. They discuss her book 'God... more

14 Mar 2023 · 27 minutes
Miriam Cates: Making the internet safer

Tim is joined this week by returning guest Conservative MP Miriam Cates. They discuss her work around the online safety bill... more

07 Mar 2023 · 28 minutes
Nat Taylor, Mims Schluter and Johnathan Akindutire: The new generation of Christians pursuing political careers

Tim is joined this week by Nat Taylor, Mims Schluter and Johnathan Akindutire, who are all at the beginning of... more

01 Mar 2023 · 27 minutes
Ian Blackford: SNP leadership race and Kate Forbes faith

Tim is joined this week by Ian Blackford, the former leader of the SNP in Westminster. He talks through the pressures... more

21 Feb 2023 · 28 minutes
Dr John Kyle: High Sherriff of Belfast

Tim is joined this week by Dr John Kyle who's recently been appointed High Sherriff of Belfast. He'll discuss his 16... more

07 Feb 2023 · 26 minutes
Sir Gary Streeter: Making the decision to stand down as an MP

Tim is joined this week by Sir Gary Streeter who recently announced that he was stepping down as the Conservative... more

31 Jan 2023 · 25 minutes
Stephen Hammersley: The social care crisis

Tim is joined this week by Stephen Hammersley CBE, chief executive at Pilgrims Friend Society, a Christian charity supporting the... more

24 Jan 2023 · 26 minutes
Paul Cook – lobbying on behalf of those without voice

Tim is joined this week Paul Cook, head of advocacy at the Christian international aid and development charity Tearfund. Paul talks... more

17 Jan 2023 · 27 minutes
The NHS Crisis

Tim is joined this week Prof Francis Davis who heads up Digby Stuart College, a faith based institution at Roehampton... more

10 Jan 2023 · 27 minutes
Cara Bentley: A review of 2022

Tim is joined this week by broadcast journalist Cara Bentley as they reflect on a whirlwind 2022. Tim also explains what... more

13 Dec 2022 · 25 minutes
Gareth McNab: Can we eradicate poverty

Tim is joined this week by Gareth McNab, the director external affairs at Christians Against Poverty.They discuss the scale of... more

06 Dec 2022 · 30 minutes
Andy Bevan: The World Cup, labour exploitation & seeking justice

Tim is joined this week by Andy Bevan from International Justice Mission UK. They discuss the World Cup controversies surrounding host... more

29 Nov 2022 · 28 minutes
Fr Mark Vickers: God in Number 10

Tim is joined this week by Fr Mark Vickers, author of the book God in Number 10 which looks at... more

22 Nov 2022 · 26 minutes
David Burrowes: Conservative and Christian

Tim is joined this week by former MP and parliamentary director of the Conservative Christian Fellowship David Burrowes. David shares how... more

15 Nov 2022 · 28 minutes
Tom Holland: The impact of Christianity on our nation throughout history

Tim is joined this week by author and historian Tom Holland. They unpack some of themes of his book Dominion: How the... more

08 Nov 2022 · 31 minutes
Dr Russell Rook: Community organising and advising party leaders

Tim is joined this week by political consultant and founder of the Good Faith Partnership, Russ Rook. They discuss the variety... more

01 Nov 2022 · 29 minutes
Paul Givan: Former Northern Ireland First Minister on living out faith in frontline politics

Tim is joined this week by Paul Givan, a former First Minister of Northern Ireland. They unpack the challenges of serving... more

25 Oct 2022 · 25 minutes
Lizzie Jewkes: How I managed to change government legislation

Tim is joined this week by director of the Liberal Democrat Christian Forum – Lizzie Jewkes. While never serving in front... more

18 Oct 2022 · 26 minutes
Rob Hutton: Digging for dirt in the ‘mucky business’ of politics

Tim is joined this week by political journalist Rob Hutton – someone who has seen the ‘mucky business’ of politics... more

11 Oct 2022 · 27 minutes
Live from Labour Conference (Part 2)

Tim is joined this week by Hannah Rich, director of Christians on the Left for part two of our special... more

04 Oct 2022 · 24 minutes
Live from Labour Conference

Tim is joined this week by Christian Labour MP Stephen Timms for part one of our special episode recorded in... more

27 Sep 2022 · 26 minutes
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... more

20 Sep 2022 · 34 minutes
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... more

13 Sep 2022 · 27 minutes
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... more

19 Jul 2022 · 26 minutes
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... more

12 Jul 2022 · 28 minutes
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... more

05 Jul 2022 · 21 minutes
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... more

28 Jun 2022 · 42 minutes
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... more

21 Jun 2022 · 28 minutes
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... more

14 Jun 2022 · 27 minutes
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... more

24 May 2022 · 28 minutes
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... more

17 May 2022 · 26 minutes
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... more

10 May 2022 · 26 minutes
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... more

26 Apr 2022 · 28 minutes
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... more

19 Apr 2022 · 26 minutes
Darren Millar: Serving in the Senedd and coming to faith during an election

Christian MP Tim Farron is joined by member of the Senedd (Welsh Parliament) Darren Millar. They’ll discuss being a Christian in... more

29 Mar 2022 · 26 minutes
Steph Archer: Local government and how you can get involved

Christian MP Tim Farron is joined by Lib Dem councillor Steph Archer They look at impact that can be had by... more

22 Mar 2022 · 26 minutes
Dr Russell Moore: The messy relationship between US politics and evangelicalism

Christian MP Tim Farron is joined by theologian and commentator Dr Russell Moore. They unpack the relationship between US politics and... more

15 Mar 2022 · 27 minutes
Compassion UK: Making a difference outside of politics

On International Women’s Day, Christian MP Tim Farron speaks to Evi and Sheiba from Compassion UK. They discuss their campaign against... more

08 Mar 2022 · 27 minutes
Ukraine and Russia: how do we respond?

Christian MP Tim Farron speaks to Rev Mark Meynell who’s in Hungary, a neighbouring country of Ukraine about the situation... more

01 Mar 2022 · 26 minutes
Political commentator Tim Montgomerie: Integrity and what we should expect from politicians

Christian MP Tim Farron speaks to political commentator Tim Montgomerie about his coming to faith after he’d embarked on a... more

22 Feb 2022 · 28 minutes
BBC featured Pastor Mick Fleming: a call to weep with the poor

Christian MP Tim Farron speaks to Pastor Mick Fleming who heads up Church on the Street in Burnley, and was... more

08 Feb 2022 · 25 minutes
Lord Farmer: The vision from God which changed my career

Christian MP Tim Farron speaks to Conservative peer Lord Michael Farmer who shares his testimony of coming to faith later... more

01 Feb 2022 · 27 minutes
Mark Bainbridge: How free are we to live out our faith in the UK

Christian MP Tim Farron speaks to Mark Bainbridge, the executive director of the Lawyers Christian Fellowship.  They discuss which is the... more

25 Jan 2022 · 25 minutes
Andrew Hawkins: the power of polling

Christian MP Tim Farron speaks to Savanta ComRes founder Andrew Hawkins about how polling impacts the ‘mucky business’ of politics. Andrew... more

18 Jan 2022 · 27 minutes
Dame Caroline Spelman: Life on the front bench and swimming with sharks

Christian MP Tim Farron speaks to Dame Caroline Spelman about her varied career in politics which saw her sit in... more

11 Jan 2022 · 25 minutes
Marsha de Cordova: God opened doors for me to become an MP

Christian MP Tim Farron speaks to Labour MP Marsha de Cordova about her entry into the mucky business of politics. Marsha... more

14 Dec 2021 · 27 minutes
Rev Mark Meynell: Serving as chaplain to the Treasury and the Cabinet Office

Christian MP Tim Farron speaks to Rev Mark Meynell about his work as a chaplain to the Treasury and the... more

07 Dec 2021 · 27 minutes
Baroness Caroline Cox: Representing the Queen in the House of Lords and a life fighting injustices

Christian MP Tim Farron speaks to Baroness Caroline Cox about a political career which she has dedicated to serving the... more

30 Nov 2021 · 27 minutes
Richard Gamble: Mixing prayer and politics

Christian MP Tim Farron speaks to Richard Gamble, the man behind the Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer – a new... more

23 Nov 2021 · 27 minutes
Lord Leslie Griffiths: being called to church ministry and politics

Christian MP Tim Farron speaks to Lord Leslie Griffiths, a former president of the Methodist Conference as well as a... more

16 Nov 2021 · 27 minutes
Dr. Mark Pickering, Christian Medical Fellowship: assisted dying and where ethics and politics overlap

Christian MP Tim Farron speaks to Dr. Mark Pickering, the Chief Executive of the Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF) - a... more

09 Nov 2021 · 27 minutes
Andy Flannagan: Why I persuade some Christians to go into politics and dissuade others

Christian MP Tim Farron speaks to the Executive Director of Christians in Politics, Andy Flannagan, about what a Christian needs... more

26 Oct 2021 · 29 minutes
Lord Paul Boateng: From MP to Peer, New Labour and fixing global health inequality

Former Labour MP for Brent South and current Peer Lord Paul Boateng speaks to Tim Farron about his Christian upbringing,... more

19 Oct 2021 · 27 minutes
Sir Gary Streeter: from Atheist to leading Christian MPs in Parliament

Gary Streeter talks about the changes he's seen in the number of Christian MPs since he was elected in 1992.... more

12 Oct 2021 · 25 minutes
Carla Lockhart: I feel called to talk about abortion and to evangelise

DUP MP Carla Lockhart feels passionately that she has been elected to Westminster to talk about the issue of abortion.... more

05 Oct 2021 · 28 minutes
Kate Forbes: Being in the SNP and how I answer difficult questions about Christianity

Kates Forbes is the second most senior politician in Scotland after Nicola Sturgeon and is the Cabinet Secretary for Finance... more

28 Sep 2021 · 28 minutes
Dame Andrea Leadsom: Is being ambitious ok?

Series 2 of A Mucky Business kicks off with Tim Farron, the former leader of the Liberal Democrats, talking to... more

21 Sep 2021 · 27 minutes
Series 2 Trailer

Find out about what's coming up in series 2 of 'A Mucky Business' and why MP Tim Farron is keen... more

20 Sep 2021 · 1 minute
Derek Thomas: how to pray when the President comes to town

When major leaders including President Biden visited Cornwall in June for the G7 summit, most of them did not know... more

20 Jul 2021 · 29 minutes
Cat Smith: how should Christians respond to Covid retrictions ending?

It’s time for the next episode of A Mucky Business with the Christian MP Tim Farron. This week he talks about... more

13 Jul 2021 · 27 minutes
Miriam Cates: is it a Christian MP's duty to support families?

What is a Christian politician's duty when it comes to the family? Is it their role to encourage couples to... more

06 Jul 2021 · 27 minutes
Tim Farron: the tables are turned

Cara Bentley asks Tim Farron how he became a Christian, the recent oversight regarding donations which fund his parliamentary staff,... more

29 Jun 2021 · 26 minutes
Michael Wear: Obama's faith advisor on the politicisation of Christianity

Michael Wear has prayed with President Obama and advised him on how to engage with evangelical voters - so what... more

22 Jun 2021 · 36 minutes
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... more

15 Jun 2021 · 26 minutes
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... more

08 Jun 2021 · 30 minutes
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... more

25 May 2021 · 25 minutes
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Michael Wear: Obama's faith advisor on the politicisation of Christianity
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Michael Wear has prayed with President Obama and advised him on how to engage with evangelical voters - so what does he... more