An Interview with the Australian Presbyterian

This is an article which was published in the last ever edition of The Australian Presbyterian.   It is a transcribed interview with Mark Powell which in the light of yesterdays post – A Bittersweet Day helps explain my thinking.   We contrast the situations in the UK and Australia. On the Precipice Australian churches, 10 years behind Scotland’s decline, must return to basics. David Robertson talks … Continue reading An Interview with the Australian Presbyterian

A Bittersweet Day – The End of an Era

I suppose it was too much to hope.  In this internet age the news was never going to be kept quiet.   Last week I told my elders that after almost 27 years in St Peters I was giving six months notice and would be leaving in July 2018.  The congregation were told yesterday.  Before I got home last night there were numerous messages, not just … Continue reading A Bittersweet Day – The End of an Era

A Stunning Sermon and a Revealing Brisbane Q and A…

The services last Sunday are not up on the website yet (I will link to them when they are) but meanwhile here is Sinclair’s outstanding sermon and also a conversation I had with Mark Baddeley in Queensland Theological College in Brisbane which I had in May.   Firstly Sinclair’s sermon on 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 Then this conversation with Mark …he is a superb interviewer – this … Continue reading A Stunning Sermon and a Revealing Brisbane Q and A…

A Christmas Tale – December Record’s Editorial

This is the editorial for December’s Record. A Christmas Tale Reflections on Christmas Past  Twas the night before Christmas… and the Free Church preacher was in his usual place of a Saturday night, preparing for the services the following day. As usual he was fearful and anticipatory. There was the normal sense of anticipation – after all, gathering to worship the living God is a … Continue reading A Christmas Tale – December Record’s Editorial

Quantum 19 – French Riots; Spain and Italy; UN Migration Compact; Apple Censorship; Veganophobia; The Lord of the Rings; George Bush; Roger Scruton; Sex and Gender; Fury Boxing; Brexit

This weeks Quantum covers everything from Riots and Boxing to Veganophobia and Lord of the Rings!  Enjoy .  You can listen by clicking this link… https://www.podbean.com/media/player/fb5ge-a13fc3?from=yiiadmin&download=1&version=1 (also a number of people have been asking if you can get it on Itunes – yes – go here to subscribe) 1) France and the Macron Riots – https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2018/12/emmanuel-macron-has-united-france-against-him/?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Evening%20_Blend_03122018&utm_campaign=Evening_Blend 2) The EU – Andalusia and Italy – The EU … Continue reading Quantum 19 – French Riots; Spain and Italy; UN Migration Compact; Apple Censorship; Veganophobia; The Lord of the Rings; George Bush; Roger Scruton; Sex and Gender; Fury Boxing; Brexit

The Great Deception 9 – The Politicians Deceit and the Fishermen Betrayed

Before we go on to learn from what happened in 1970-1973 (as you will see, the parallels are uncanny) let’s get up to date with what is happening this week.  The bottom line is, that as in the early 1970’s,  the EU is playing hardball and the UK’s political class are largely caving in and deceiving the British people. Theresa May has (I suspect through … Continue reading The Great Deception 9 – The Politicians Deceit and the Fishermen Betrayed

Why I’ve Joined the SDP – A Renewed Party for a Tired Britain

I remember the night well. It was March 1981 and I received a phone call from a fellow political activist in the Labour party asking me to come to a particular venue to prepare for the launch of a new political party – the Social Democratic Party.  I was a member of the Labour party but like many others had had enough of the extremist … Continue reading Why I’ve Joined the SDP – A Renewed Party for a Tired Britain

That Hideous Strength – Part 2 – The Gender Agenda

Well that accelerated pretty quickly – as soon as I feature Melvin Tinkers That Hideous Strength – he gets banned from preaching at the CU carol service in Derby (see this weeks Quantum)!  Not that I am claiming direct correlation – but it will be interesting to see what happens after our second look at the book!  Before we do that have a look at … Continue reading That Hideous Strength – Part 2 – The Gender Agenda