I heard a lovely story this week about A.S.K – from a lady in Australia who had given it to her friend and she and her friends and children greatly appreciated it. “These are exactly the questions we are asking’. It was good to hear. This week’s question is one I have heard a lot…. BIBLE READING: Psalm 104:24-35 TEXT: All creatures look to you … Continue reading Animals in Heaven – Do Dogs Go To Heaven? A.S.K 20
Dear Brothers and Sisters, I recall a Christian friend in Scotland giving me a wee fridge magnet that just simply said, ‘the best things in life are not things”. I thought about that this past Tuesday when our ‘things’ arrived. It was a strangely emotional day – and much to give thanks for – not least the two Brazilian removal men who went above and … Continue reading Letter from Australia 11 – The Best Things in Life are…?
If you are one of those who regularly fead this blog then you will perhaps recognise this article from a year ago – which I have partly re-written for my Christian Today column. In light of what is currently going on I thought it was worthwhile repeating…! Emotional women, rational men: why I’m coming out as binary (Photo: Unsplash) A Christian Conviction Many moons ago … Continue reading Emotional women, rational men: why I’m coming out as binary
Quantum 63 – This weeks Quantum includes. Hong Kong – https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-49949548 Terrorist Attacks….https://www.bbc.com/news/49921145 Extinction Rebellion – Look especially from 30th to 34 minute. Abortion – – The Chinese in Angola https://www.facebook.com/188625661189259/posts/2751590204892779/ The Turks in Syria – https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/09/world/middleeast/turkey-attacks-syria.html Transmania – https://news.sky.com/story/hundreds-of-young-trans-people-seeking-help-to-return-to original-sex-11827740 Australian Transgender – https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/transgender-children-should-undergo-irreversible-surgery-without-their-parents-permission-or-counselling-psychologists-say/ar-AAI7xSx?ocid=sf&fbclid=IwAR3O49KRr25lQP42RH0sAzrxff7TgvHF7olj_ecjEScdmZUcRPo_I-dWmGE EU – The Will of the People – https://twitter.com/i/status/1181811529840304128 Thought for the Day – Ginger Baker – Quote of … Continue reading Quantum 63 – The one with Hong Kong, German/French Terrorism; Extinction Rebellion; Dianne Abbot; China in Angola; Trans Regrets; EU lies; Thought for the Day and Billy Connolly; and Ginger Baker
It’s been a month since we looked at anything to do with Brexit… One of the complaints that people keep making about Brexit …people lie and then complain about others lying. So I thought I would share a few facts with you…how you interpret them will I suspect depend upon the particular political glasses you are wearing… 1) Brexit Derangement Sydrome is here – During … Continue reading The Brexit Truths
BIBLE READING: 1 John 5:13-21 TEXT: And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you … Continue reading A.S.K 19 – The Certainty of Heaven – How Can I Know I Will Go There?
I believe that there is an ‘apologetic of art’ – in other words art can be used to lead us to Christ or to point towards word and transcendent realities. This short talk from FOCL in 2014 explains why… Here are the basic notes with some of the paintings I used: Persuasive Art Picasso once said that ‘art is the lie which leads us … Continue reading Persuasive Art –
In yesterday’s blog I spoke about the enormity of the task that we face here in Australia. Here is an interview I did with the Gospel Coalition Australia – which expands on that a bit more. The key question, in Australia, the UK and the US, is whether the Church is prepared to face up to the underlying difficulties and whether, when we do, we … Continue reading Third Space – An Interview with The Gospel Coalition Australia
Brothers and Sisters, I have a fear of flying….which, given my current location, is not particularly helpful. If I want to go anywhere – it has to be by plane and despite my desire to help the climate, Ifind myself flying on average around twice per month. People think that the flight from the UK to Australia, which takes one day, is too long. In … Continue reading Letter from Australia 10- The Fear of Failure
This weeks Christian Today post – you can read the original here The title they gave is “An astonishing courtroom hug and what it teaches us about radical forgiveness”…I prefer mine! Radical Forgiveness and Beautiful Grace – the Difference Christ Makes’ because this incident sums up the difference between joyful biblical Christianity and joyless, miserable atheistic ideology! (although to be fair there have already been … Continue reading Radical Forgiveness and Beautiful Grace – The Difference Christ Makes