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Beryl and Pete

We talk about faith, events in the news and give a hard hitting thought provoking commentary. Broadcast on Flame Radio ( 1521MW in NW UK). Presenters: Beryl Polden and Peter Cooper (Pete). Editor: Normal Polden Copyright: Wirral Christian Media.Podcast available every Wednesday.


King Charles III and Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II was a great Queen should she be known as Elizabeth the Great? Beryl and Pete alway pay attention to the monarchy and royal stories and here give a retrospective of the Queens life from a Christian worldview point of view. King Charles III, her son and heir, is now monarch. How will he do? Let's pray...
53:59 09/24/2022
Extreme Tour event & Christian music
Live Music from visiting musicians from the USA, including rock band, country and rap visited stage on the ground next to the Seacombe Social Club (Five Bars Rest Pub) near Pete's church. Christian music reaching out. For more info - See less
19:19 09/10/2022
Thor Love and thunder film, an overlooked message
Marvel movies are as woke as they come but sometimes there is a good message, take Thor: Love and Thunder for example...
12:00 09/08/2022
We trust in Truss, that's troubling
With challenges from the UK governments misguided diasterous response to the perceived threat of Covid and the proxy war with Vladimir Putin’s Russia in Ukraine, families and businesses are feeling the impact across the United Kingdom. What will Liz Truss who is now Tory leader and will be installed as UK Priminister do?
06:33 09/05/2022
Who should be the next UK Prime Minister?
LIZ TRUSS and Rishi Sunak have been going head-to-head in hustings across the country all summer, the last of which taking place in London today, as they vie to become Conservative Party leader and British Prime Minister. But who so we think should win?
18:10 09/05/2022
God and thinking
Is Christianity the most rational way of thinking? How can the incredible of Christianity its first few hundred years be explained?
46:12 08/28/2022
You did not choose me, but I have chosen you
Justin Welby the esteemed Archbishop of Canterbury reveals his favourite quote, and it's quite revealing... and this might have ramifications for the future of the Church of England.John 15:16 -You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.
08:57 08/25/2022
Christian nationalism in the USA
Christian nationalism is the belief that the American nation is defined by Christianity, and that the government should take active steps to implement Bible led policies. Is this a good thing?
14:55 08/23/2022
Where are UK's Christian leaders?
Should our political leadership be Christian? Here on Beryl and Pete we believe that Christians need to be involved because we believe in a God who cares passionately about his world and his creation, and consequently how it is run. What does this mean for the selection of the next Prime Minister for the UK?
12:22 08/23/2022
Non Christians lecturing Christians about what they believe
Has Justin Welby met his match in Sandi Toksvig? The entertainer has sent an open letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury, complaining about his attempts to compromise with African bishops and avoid a showdown at the Lambeth Conference on the issue of same-sex marriage. The gist of it is: ‘Even though I don’t believe in God, I’m rarely going to attend my local church again’.
27:37 08/17/2022
Disagreement without hatred in the Anglican Church
The Archbishop of Canterbury has told a gathering of bishops that church members have “disagreed without hatred” this week over same-sex marriage decisions. It comes after the archbishop reaffirmed a 1998 Anglican declaration rejecting same-sex marriage, sparking a controversy over the church’s relationships with the LGBTQ+ community.
25:38 08/15/2022
Seeking conservative traditional values
Conservatism has an inherent respect for institutions; a biblically infused respect for authorities (Rom 13:1-5) and historically for the monarchy. As Burke said, “We fear God, we look up with awe to kings; with affection to parliaments; with duty to magistrates.” Conservatives should be big on the value of trust. As we know from the very beginning, we are designed and called to be good stewards (Gen 1:26-31), holding all creation in trust from God under ordained authorities. Indeed marriage and the family (Gen 2:24, Heb 13:4, Eph 5:25) is the key institution at the heart of Conservatism, supporting values of trust, sacrifice and service within and between generations.
16:15 08/14/2022
Whilst other denominations decline, Elim Pentecostal churches are growing in the UK
The vast majority of UK churches are declining, with Anglican, ... Elim is one of the fastest growing church movements in the UK. Here's why.
17:20 08/13/2022
Megan for President
Hollywood brought her fame, the royal family brought her notoriety, and now politics is set to bring Meghan Markle a really large white house. New reports say the Duchess of Sussex has set her sights on becoming the next US President, as she gives politically savvy interviews around legislature and voting.
11:47 08/10/2022
Anglican Bishops doing the Lambeth Walk
More than 650 Anglican bishops are meeting in Canterbury for almost two weeks of prayer and discussion that will highlight divisions within the church, broadly between the global north and south.The 15th Lambeth conference – postponed twice before finally convened recently, and formally opening on Friday – is likely to descend into acrimony over polarised views on same-sex marriage and relationships. Even before the conference began, a furious row over a draft declaration forced Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury and conference president, into a U-turn.
09:21 08/09/2022
Gay Pride and anti Abortion marches
People attending Pride celebrations hosted by LGBTQ+ communities across the United States this weekend expressed outrage at the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the constitutional right to abortion as well as a wave of anti-transgender legislation.
15:42 08/05/2022
Has a sermon changed UK political history
When resigned from his role as the UK’s Health Secretary, Sajid Javid has revealed that he quit his Cabinet-appointed role after hearing a sermon by an evangelical pastor.
32:41 08/04/2022
International Freedom of Religion or Belief conference
In July 2022 the UK government hosted a human rights conference to urge increased global action on Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) for all. The conference brought together governments, parliamentarians, faith and belief representatives, and civil society to urge increased global action on freedom of religion or belief for everyone.
04:05 08/04/2022
End times, World Economic Forum, and a great reset
The Great Reset has long been associated with unprovable conspiracy theories about a globalist takeover of world economic and political systems. However, recent developments on the world stage have lent some credence to at least some of the theories. Advocates for the Great Reset are quite vocal about their plans, and they use that term.In June 2020, the World Economic Forum (WEF) held their fiftieth annual conference in Davos, Switzerland. The theme of the conference was “Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World,” and the purported goal was “to overcome income inequality, societal division and the climate crisis” (from the official WEF website). Significantly, the Davos 2020 Conference used the term The Great Reset and launched what they call “The Great Reset Initiative.” Is this the start of the End Times?
06:45 08/03/2022
World Wide Web Day
World Wide Web Day is observed on August 1 each year. The day is marked in honour of the ability of people to browse information freely using the Web. The Web is the tool that billions across the globe use every moment to interact with the global system of interconnected computer systems that is the Internet.
16:49 08/03/2022
End times are upon us, and mainstream churches are facing extinction
Christianity is declining in the UK. In particular, the numbers participating in churches are decreasing each year. Of course, not all denominations are declining. A few are growing. What is the pattern of growth and decline across the UK denominations? And what does the future look like for these churches? Is this simply a sign of the End Times?
15:06 07/21/2022
Copenhagen shooting is not terror related
A shooting at a Copenhagen shopping centre in which three people were killed and four others seriously wounded was not terror-related, Danish police have said.
12:07 07/20/2022
Andrew is flagged down
UNION flags will no longer be flown on UK Government buildings to mark Prince Andrew’s birthday, the royal family has confirmed.The Queen and the Prince of Wales are the only royals whose birthdays will be marked by the tradition in changes reportedly designed to spare the embarrassment of the disgraced Duke of York.
08:55 07/19/2022
Shocking news, murder in Japan
Japan's former prime minister Shinzo Abe has died in hospital after he was shot at a political campaign event.Abe was shot at twice while he was giving a speech on a street in the city of Nara on Friday morning.Security officials at the scene tackled the gunman and a 41-year-old suspect is now in police custody.The suspect, named as Tetsuya Yamagami, admitted shooting Abe with a homemade gun, and said he had a grudge against a "specific organisation", police said.
11:05 07/18/2022
Biden falls off bike over Israel
Joe Biden has fallen off his bike while cycling near his holiday home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The 79-year-old president tumbled after his foot got stuck in the pedal toe cage as he tried to dismount in order to chat to the waiting crowd of around 30 people. Is this emblematic of his international diplomacy?
11:08 07/03/2022
What do you do when the government runs out of money?
Whether it's more nurses, frozen tax promises, free broadband internet or more social housing in the UK; or tax cuts and green energy investments in America, public spending is usually promised to rise. What do you do when the government can't afford it anymore?
17:20 07/02/2022
Insider trading or help from above?
Dozens of companies with connections to a tiny fundamentalist Christian sect were awarded as much as £2.2 billion in government coronavirus contracts. Is this right? Can God give us insights on where and how much to invest?
12:11 06/30/2022
Elvis is alive and well and living in Arkansas
Elvis - who would now be 84 - has assumed the identity of Bob Joyce.The Arkansas pastor is a talented musician and Elvis fan whose singing voice bears an uncanny resemblance to the King’s. How do we respond to this extraordinary claim? Is it true? Is it important?
05:26 06/27/2022
Anglican church flags up a problem
A PRIVATE member’s motion submitted to the General Synod asks the Archbishops’ Council to prohibit through legislation the display of the Pride rainbow flag on church buildings, because “what [the flag] represents . . . is contrary to the word of God”. Beryl and Pete analyse what this means for the church and the gospel
08:58 06/26/2022
Is Willow Creek church having to change strategy post COVID?
Willow Creek Community Church, a Chicago megachurch that was one of the largest and most highly regarded congregations in the nation, will lay off 30% of its staff due to post-COVID-19 declines in attendance and giving. “Willow is about half of the size we were before COVID, which is right in line with churches across the country". This model of church was a much copied, but what about their church growth model going forward?
11:04 06/23/2022