Rather than the Saturday review I am putting up this article which has just been published on Premier Christianity. I am doing this because it is of direct relevance to yesterdays Quantum where all three cases are mentioned and because for me this is an even more important issue than Brexit. Also by the time you read this I will be in hospital, hopefully recovering … Continue reading Jordan Peterson, Caroline Farrow, Jayne Ozanne and the death of free speech
Welcome to Quantum no. 34 Cyclone in Mozambique – Zimbabwe and Malawi – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-47637166 New Zealand Mosque Shootings – Dutch and African killings. https://theweeflea.com/2019/03/18/christchurch-commentaries/ Nicola Sturgeon – https://twitter.com/radioclydenews/status/1106580389877989376?s=12 https://www.christianpost.com/news/at-least-32-christians-killed-as-mob-burns-homes-church-in-nigeria.html Brendan O’Neil – https://twitter.com/spikedonline/status/1107982933338583040?s=12 Erodgan – https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/03/20/turkeys-president-sparks-diplomatic-row-warning-anti-muslim/?hootPostID=000b4a33c965356d65acfc4c0990327c Brexit https://theweeflea.com/2019/03/21/the-who-bercow-the-snp-socialists-greeks-the-swiss-dentists-historians-and-christ-on-brexit-confusion/ Iranian Christian Refused Asylum https://archbishopcranmer.com/home-office-refuses-asylum-to-iranian-christian-convert-quoting-violence-in-the-bible-as-evidence-of-bogus-claim/ British Journalist Questioned for Misgendering https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2019/03/the-journalist-investigated-by-police-for-using-the-wrong-pronouns/ British MP condemns parents who don’t want LGBT indoctrination https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-appoints-first-national-adviser-for-lgbt-health https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/17514173.oxford-lgbt-leader-questioning-students-sexuality-is-abuse/ 7) Out of the Ashes … Continue reading Quantum 34; East African Cyclone; Mosque Shootings; Nigerian Slaughter; Utrecht; Islamaphobia; Brexit; Iranian Refugee Christian; Misgendering; LGBT Indoctrination; Afghanistan Cricket; John Stott
It’s always wise advice, that when a horrific tragedy occurs one should refrain from commenting. Not least because in the midst of an emotive situation we don’t know the full circumstances and more importantly to make room for grief, mourning and respect. But we live in a 24 hour news cycle society – we live in a world where it seems as though every politician, … Continue reading Christchurch Commentaries
Last Sunday morning we continued to look at Romans 11 – you can hear the whole service here (including my attempt to sing to the children! ). If you want to hear the sermon only you can get that on the St Peters website. Songs: Jerusalem; When Peace Like a River; Ps 40 (Many Will See); Ps 119:73-80; There is a Hope Readings: Acts 19:23-41; Ps 19:73-80 … Continue reading Romans 11 – God’s Plan for Jew and Gentile; Malcolm Farquhar; Free Church Youth Conference – Praise and Preaching from St Peters
Books – Some Pastors and Teachers – Sinclair Ferguson – 8/10 This is a long and wonderful book from my colleague, Sinclair. It is really a collection of essays on subjects which are particularly relevant to those of us who are pastors. In fact I would regard it as essential for any minister to have. If yours doesn’t then buy it for him. Sinclair begins … Continue reading Saturday Review 9 – Some Pastors and Teachers; Leaving Neverland; The Briefing; The Dark Side of the Moon; Ting Saboteur
This weeks Quantum ranges from Cromwell to Michael Jackson, South Africa to China, Australia to California. We start with the British Parliament and the EU debacle – and I thought this clip from ‘Cromwell’ was apposite. We then move on to Michael Jackson and the devastating allegations against him. On the same topic of abuse – it seems as though David Steel covered up for … Continue reading Quantum 33 -UK Parliament; Michael Jackson; David Steele; Transmania; Church in China; South African SSM; Sex Education; RoboDoc; Australian Technology; Kevin Rudd
On January the 19th I commented on the ongoing mess in the Uk Parliament – https://theweeflea.com/2019/01/17/why-is-there-chaos-in-parliament/\ Over the past couple of days the predictions made in that article have largely been proved correct. Personally I take no pleasure in that at all – in fact I am in despair for my country – because I believe we are possibly witnessing the death of democracy in … Continue reading A Parcel of Rogues – BINO, DINO and the collapse of the UK Parliament
On a day when I am depressed at the state of our nation, the state of the Church and a whole lot of personal stuff, I was reminded of the important things when someone linked to this – that we communicate the Good News to a society which is fast sinking into a confused dark morass. Shine the Light! This is a talk given at … Continue reading How Do We Share the Gospel In Europe Today?
Yesterday we had a large funeral for our brother Malcolm Farquhar. One of the reasons the attendance was so large is because of his consistent Christians witness over many years. In his work as a lawyer, an elder in Fintry Church of Scotland (and then a member with us in St Peters), his family and the work amongst international students. He is an example to us … Continue reading Malcolm Farquhar – A Celebration of an Extraordinary Ordinary Christian
If you want to hear todays ‘Your Call – answering Bible Questions’ with yours truly on Premier then you can get it here – https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Weekday/Your-Call/Episodes/Your-Call1070 It was an unusual one – spirit spouses, women priests and preachers, the difference between grace and mercy, anger, the Spirit guiding, obeying your husband, personal bible difficulties and are Messianic Jews Christian? And if you missed last months… Bible … Continue reading Your Call – Bible Questions – From Spirit Spouses to Women Preachers!