Church youth groups rarely teach apologetics, majoring instead on games & goodies. The goal seems to be to engineer events that ratchet up emotional commitment, as though sheer intensity of experience will compensate for intellectual doubts. But emotional intensity is not enough to block out teens’ questions. If anything, it leads them to redefine Christianity in purely emotional terms – which leaves them even more … Continue reading Teenage Devotional/Apologetic Book
Last night I did my last Janet Parshall show until the summer – as I hope to be sabbatical for the next three months….as always I enjoyed it…in fact one of my favourite – we covered a wide range of issues (which is just as well because I have not been able to do LED this Friday – normal service will be resumed on Monday)…Snow, … Continue reading Janet Parshall – the March Show – A Smorgasbord of Conversation!
As I have gradually got back into public speaking its been a privilege to speak at the Universities of Aberdeen, Abertay, Dundee….The CU’s generally do a remarkable work. I think what I personally enjoy more than anything are the discussions and debates with non-believers. They don’t always have to be hostile. As the following example shows – this was held in the Glasgow Uni Student … Continue reading Debating Delusions – Proclaiming Christ in the Public Square
Welcome to LED no. 24….as always we try to bring you a mixture of articles and comments, which illustrate and illuminate the world we live in. The Oxfam Scandal – The stories about Oxfam (and other large charities) are appalling. It’s not just that Oxfam workers engaged in sexual abuse but that Oxfam knew and attempted to cover up. What intrigues me about this is … Continue reading LED 24 – The Oxfam Scandal; The Tom Daley Baby; Sexual Morality; Christian Leader Expelled from the Scouts; Voices of the Silenced: Celebrating a new South African President; Hi Magazine; Quote of the Week.
Solas are now releasing all the videos on their website – This one is my talk in 2010 on the reason for Solas – but to be honest it is the reason for my ministry (if you want to understand what I am trying to do – this will explain it)….I have repeated this talk several times in different forms but for me this conference … Continue reading Give me Scotland or I die
Five years ago I did an interview with Marcus Brigstocke on Premier’s ‘Unbelievable’ It is one of the favourite programmes I have ever been involved with….as we discussed comedy and Christianity and why Marcus finds its hard to believe…. I don’t think I have put it on the blog before so as a Boxing Day treat here is that interview. Continue reading Boxing Day Special – Interview with Marcus Brigstocke
Solas have just published a new book – (it would be a great Christmas gift) entitled “Why We Still Believe”. Description The West has become permeated with a culture that doesn’t ‘do’ God. Many people assert that we have progressed, while Christians are still clinging to out-dated ideas. In Why We (Still) Believe, fourteen contributors focus on several specific contemporary attacks on Christianity, showing why … Continue reading Why I Still Believe – in Humanity.
A number of years ago I wrote an article in response to a heartfelt letter a lady who had been hurt and confused by much that she had experienced in the church. That she was not alone was evidenced by the mail that I have since received on the same subject. One letter in particular I would like to share with you – again with … Continue reading The Suffocating Church – American Style
In order to understand our culture and ourselves there are some subjects that it is vital to grasp. In terms of answering the question ‘who am I?’ or ‘who are we?’ we need to consider the question of moral responsibility and free will. It is important to understand that many of our elites are moving (despite the culture making an idol of choice) into a … Continue reading Beware the Hyper-Calvinist Atheists!
This is something I recorded three weeks ago before going to Wittenberg and then into hospital. It was appropriate that Janet and I discussed the Reformation. You can access the show by clicking https://www.moodyradio.org/radioplayer.aspx?episode=175909&hour=1 These articles are also pertinent. Reformation 500: With the ‘fundamentalism, terror and religious violence’ should we really celebrate? Remembering the Reformation? Continue reading Discussing the Reformation – on Janet Parshall