This article was published in The Scotsman yesterday – you can read the original here – It was also good to see my fellow Solas Trustee, Gordon MacDonald have his article published in the same paper on the same day – Killing is wrong Taxpayers’ money supports industrial scale slaughter of babies in the womb Although Theresa May’s recent visit to Africa was more noted … Continue reading Taxpayers’ money supports industrial scale slaughter of babies in the womb – Scotsman Article
Remember that Royal Wedding sermon Right Royal Preaching Well now we have a new one. Another African-American preacher has been in the headlines this week because of a sermon given at a great public occasion. Rev. Jasper W. Williams has found himself in hot water because of his eulogy at the funeral of Aretha Franklin. Given the reports about it, I thought I would listen to … Continue reading A Tale of Two Sermons – The Wedding One and the Funeral One
There are still some things that make my jaw drop – This article (largely unreported in the UK press who were far more concerned about the Prime Minister’ dancing) did so this weekend. In comparison with this the Prime Minister’s ineptitude on Brexit looks positively benign. What’s the story? The Telegraph gives us a very positive spin – The UK government is going to give … Continue reading Theresa May’s Worst Move Ever – Dancing on the Graves of Africa’s Children
Last Sunday we looked at Romans 8:1-4 – Looking at the subject of real freedom. This is the real Gospel. It was wonderful to see and hear people ‘getting’ the Gospel. Also we rejoiced in news of one young man becoming a Christian. To run and work the law commands, Yet gives me neither feet nor hands; But better news the gospel brings: It bids … Continue reading Romans 8 – The Freedom of the Good News; Proverbs 1 – Wisdom for Life (Sinclair Ferguson); Opticians in Burundi and Praise from St Peters
This weeks Light Engaging Darkness. I apologise for there being none last week – this was due to illness…. The Scottish Government’s Trans Madness The Scottish government has told teachers they should allow primary pupils who wish to switch gender identity in schools to do so without seeking parents’ consent. So reported The Times yesterday. Just stop and read that sentence again. And think about … Continue reading LED 15 – Scottish Government Trans Madness – Jordan Peterson – The Moral Panic – Expensive Piano Lessons – Walter Magaya – Blame it on Brexit – Jesus and the Jedi in Dundee –
Luther and Mrs Luther! Friday was an intense day – six full talks – I don’t know how people lasted the pace!Two were outstanding – of which more later – but first of all we kicked off with yours truly speaking on evangelising atheists and neo-pagans. From my point of view the talk did not go well…it was too rushed, too long, too broad … Continue reading WRF500 – Reformation in Islam; The Reformed and the Roman Catholics; Evangelising Atheists and Neo-Pagans; A Worldwide Church and Vision.
Light Engaging Darkness no. 11 1) Las Vegas Shooting – As I write America is waking up to the horror of yet another mass killing by a gunman. A 64-year-old Nevada man, Stephen Paddock, killed at least 58 people attending a country music concert in Las Vegas. Unfortunately there were those who were quick to make judgments and pronouncements. ISIS claimed that Mr. Paddock … Continue reading LED 11 – Las Vegas Shooting – Catalonia – Teddy Taylor – Runrig – Transgender Sperm Frozen – Art for Dogs Sake – Lidl Leaves out the Cross – Africa’s Green Wall – Luther’s Quote
The Moderator loved it. In fact he loved it so much that he commended it to the 2000 women of the Women’s Guild who met in Dundee’s Caird Hall last weekend. He tweeted – “This is proving a terrific and challenging read. Highly recommended.” As it happened the book he was commending, is one that I recently finished, and was about to write a review … Continue reading The Great Spiritual Migration – A Challenge From and To, Brian McLaren
Light Engaging Darkness – 6 Sometimes I am writing this I feel as though I am writing a comic satire. It must be so hard for satirists in the modern Western world because the ‘reality’ is so surreal that it is beyond satire. Anyway here are a few gems from this past week. 1) Back to Uni – It’s the time of year when students … Continue reading LED 6 – Back to Uni – Demolishing Statues – Natural Disasters – Robert E Lee – The Duke of Sutherland – Houston – Poland – Trudeau and Abortion – Australia and SSM – Macron – Tower Hamlets Adoption Madness…
Light Engaging Darkness 3 – Thanks for all the feedback for LED 2 – 50 Years Homosexual Celebration- Transgender Madness – Liu Xiaobo – The Guardian and the C of E – The Cult of Trudeau – Alice Cooper – The End of the Car? – Steve Chalke’s Sin. and LED 1 – Boots and Contraception; Champagne Socialism; Gay Blood; The Gender Agenda; The Extremism Trojan Horse … Continue reading LED 3 – Kenya – Kosovo – Neymar – First Case of Child Sex Doll being declared obscene – National Trust Backlash – Chestfeeding not Breastfeeding- Canadian Fascism – An Obituary to be Remembered – An Old Bible Returned – and the Oldest Bible Text discovered!