Saturday Review 4 – Our Culture, What’s Left Of It; Graham Norton; Brexit- A Love Story; Leonard Cohen; The Newport..

Book- Our Culture What’s Left Of It, the Mandarins and the Masses – Theodore Dalrymple This is a stunning book.  A delight.  “Dalrymple is a writer of genius: lucid, unsentimental, and profoundly honest…..He is one of the great essayists of our age” (Denis Dutton).  I have no idea how I missed this book (which came out in 2005) but I am so glad I found it … Continue reading Saturday Review 4 – Our Culture, What’s Left Of It; Graham Norton; Brexit- A Love Story; Leonard Cohen; The Newport..

Quantum 28 – Liam Neeson; The State of the Union; Donald Tusk; Immigrant Worth; Australian Weather; Kazakhstan; Disney Pride; Trans Liturgy; Ken Larter

This weeks Quantum covers Neeson, Trump, Tusk, Jess Phillips, Australian Drought and Floods, Kazakhstan, Disney Pride, Humberside Police, C of E Trans Liturgy and Ken Larter and the Jews! Here are some of the links we used…. 1) Liam Neeson – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxOPeiNU01I  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zb8KEpkCdRo   2) Donald Trump – State of the Nation….    3) Brexiteers should go to Hell  – Tusk plus   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-Dx4Rnl5Og  4) Whats’ an immigrant worth? – Jess Phillips….   5) Australian Drought – and Floods … Continue reading Quantum 28 – Liam Neeson; The State of the Union; Donald Tusk; Immigrant Worth; Australian Weather; Kazakhstan; Disney Pride; Trans Liturgy; Ken Larter

Brexit Update, The Backstop Explained and Parliamentary Chaos (Feb Record Editorial)

Most Thursdays I do a Brexit update and continue to review The Great Deception  – However this week I want to share the editorial from this months Record – just out.  It is about Brexit and what is going on in the country – but unlike my blog I hope that you will find it a lot more balanced!    Before we post that let … Continue reading Brexit Update, The Backstop Explained and Parliamentary Chaos (Feb Record Editorial)

In The Market – with Janet Parshall – Politics, Ethics, Theology..

This months ‘In the Market’ with Janet Parshall – as always it was a privilege to talk with Janet – who is excellent at keeping things moving.  We discussed weather, politics, Brexit, the Supreme Court, Consent,  Hate crimes, abortion in New York – amongst other subjects. You can listen to it by clicking this link. https://www.moodyradio.org/radioplayer.aspx?episode=250330&hour=1 Every time I do this show responses come in … Continue reading In The Market – with Janet Parshall – Politics, Ethics, Theology..

In Conversation – with Alastair McIntosh

This is a conversation I had with Alastair McIntosh, a Quaker activist, broadcaster and writer.  He is the author of a superb book – Poachers Pilgrimage.  We discussed many things in front of a good audience in St Peters.   It may not sound the most riveting of evenings – over an hour discussing theology, history, the Highlands,church etc – but the most common reaction afterwards from those … Continue reading In Conversation – with Alastair McIntosh

Mary Queen of Scots – Woke Movie of the Year

This article was published on the Australian Spectator website this weekend…its my review of Mary Queen of Scots – you can get the original here  And the Oscar for most Woke Period Drama goes to… Mary Queen of Scots (although The Favourite ran it a close second). The woke checklist Women as the heroines (but still victims oppressed by the patriarchal society) – check. Men … Continue reading Mary Queen of Scots – Woke Movie of the Year

John 1:12 (Bob Akroyd); Psalm 88 – The Darkness is My Closest Friend; Diversity Service, Unity and New Members

Last Sunday morning in a packed church Bob Akroyd from ETS preached on John1:12 – It’s all about Jesus.   We sang King of Kings/Majesty; My Jesus (Shout to the Lord); What a Friend We Have in Jesus (at C and W full speed!); Ps 119:25-32; and Jesus Paid it All. In the evening we had communion and I preached on Psalm 88 – Darkness is my … Continue reading John 1:12 (Bob Akroyd); Psalm 88 – The Darkness is My Closest Friend; Diversity Service, Unity and New Members

Saturday Review 3 – Endeavour; Mary Queen of Scots; John Owen; Brendan O’Neill Podcast; The Bothy Band; Berties

Each week this review looks at different aspects of culture Film:  Mary Queen of Scots I have reviewed this film in more detail for the Spectator (in Australia) and will post it when they publish it next week.  But for now let me summarise it in this way – This is a shallow, superficial and silly film – its not suitable for Christians (or anyone)  … Continue reading Saturday Review 3 – Endeavour; Mary Queen of Scots; John Owen; Brendan O’Neill Podcast; The Bothy Band; Berties

Quantum 27 – Consent; Salmond; Drugs; Hate Crime; Abortion; Christian Schools; Mary Queen of Scots

This weeks Quantum covers the Scottish Governments new proposals on teaching children consent; Alex Salmond; Drugs Deaths; The Hate Crime thought police and the case of Harry Miller;   The celebrating of abortion in New York ;   The censorship of Facebook and Google;   Trolling Christian Schools and Mary Queen of Scots (a fuller review which I have written for the Speccie in Australia will follow!) In … Continue reading Quantum 27 – Consent; Salmond; Drugs; Hate Crime; Abortion; Christian Schools; Mary Queen of Scots

The Great Deception 13 – In A Minority of One

Before going on to Ch. 12 of The Great Deception –  lets catch The Brexit saga rolls on and this week took another turn.  After Mrs May’s Brexit agreement was roundly defeated by over 200 votes, this week it passed by a surprisingly comfortable margin of 16 votes.  Except of course it didn’t because it was not the same plan.  The amended plan would seek … Continue reading The Great Deception 13 – In A Minority of One