The Queen's Funeral, Swearing on the Bible, and Lessons from Warfare
How should we prepare for the Queen's funeral? Is swearing on the Bible biblical? What lessons does the war in Ukraine have for Christians?
In this episode, Phil Topham (Executive Director), Adrian Reynolds (Head of National Ministries), and John Stevens (National Director) discuss the big stories in the news over the past two weeks.
00:00 - Introduction
00:31 - A week of reflection on Queen Elizabeth II
08:48 - Praying for the Queen's funeral
12:05 - Swearing on the Bible
16:19 - Life after the death of the Queen
18:57 - A turning point in the war in Ukraine?
24:51 - Cost of living crisis update
28:03 - Navigating the news cycle
29:51 - Evangelism Conference with Randy Newman
30:41 - FIEC's 100th anniversary thanksgiving service
Resources mentioned in this episode
- Leading the Church in Reflection on Elizabeth II (fiec.org.uk)
- MPs including Keir Starmer chose a secular oath to the King. Should Christians be concerned? (premierchristianity.com)
- Evangelism Conference: Mere Evangelism (evangelism-conference.org.uk)
- FIEC 100th Anniversary Thanksgiving Service (fiec.org.uk)
In:Dependence is FIEC’s official podcast, where you’ll hear teaching and resources for church leaders from the FIEC Ministry Team and guests from FIEC churches and partners.
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