This weeks Quantum…its my favourite. Al has done a great job in producing it. Can I encourage you to subscribe on Podbean (or Itunes – although I think Podbean is better)….? And pass it on and encourage others to do the same. We will get better! We are never short of material but feel free to send us anything you think we should look at… … Continue reading Quantum 09 | The Wee Flea Podcast
This is a fascinating discussion about evangelism in Sydney – in response to this interview I gave to the Sydney Anglican magazine. This is from an excellent podcast called The Pastors Heart. hosted by Dominic Steele. I found it very encouraging to hear pastors and church leaders take seriously this issue. I contrast these Sydney Anglican brothers with what I hear from Anglicans here (Rico … Continue reading Evangelism in Sydney (and the UK and USA)
This is an interview I did with The Australian Church Record – you can get the original by clicking here I learned a great deal when in Sydney and I hope that some of this is helpful to the church – wherever you are! The ACR was privileged to hear from David Robertson, author of The Dawkins Letters and blogger at TheWeeFlea.com, on his recent visit to … Continue reading Reflections on Sydney Anglicanism – An Interview with the Australian Church Record
President Trump in the UK President Trump is in the UK this week and is receiving a mixed reception – as I wrote in this article there is a great deal of hypocrisy about this. It’s somewhat hypocritical for those who lauded President Macron of France for welcoming President Trump for them to then turn round and complain about Prime Minister May doing so on a … Continue reading LED 27 – President Trump in the UK; The Supreme Court; The World Cup and the EU; Diversity and Identity Politics; President Duterte; Thai Joy; Professor Carlos Frenk
One of my ambitions has been achieved….I finally have an article published in my favourite magazine – The Spectator – or at least I have one published in the online Australian edition. I wrote this on the plane back from Sydney. Please do feel free to click on the link and add to the discussion if you wish. From a home of the enlightenment to one … Continue reading The Future of the West – Final Ozzie Observations – Article in the Australian Spectator
A couple of years ago after speaking at a Gideons meeting a woman approached me to give me a timely row. ‘How can we pray for you if we don’t know what is happening?’. She told me that she loved the work I was doing and that whilst she did not have the opportunity or ability to speak in the public arena, she wanted to … Continue reading A Beautiful Prayer – and a Request
I loved meeting John Anderson, former deputy Prime Minister of Australia. He is a lovely Christian, with a sharp mind and great understanding of Western culture. I regard him as a highly significant figure – look at his website and you will see why. It gives me some hope that there are some politicians like him. His ‘conversations’ are superb….he has some great ones with … Continue reading John Anderson Interview – Where is the West Heading?
One of the great strengths of Australian Christianity is its creativity. The most famous are of course Hillsong – who, to be fair, have provided some great music. But there is a little known group called City Alight from St Pauls, Castlehill Anglican Church in North Sydney who have produced some stunning songs which are very suitable for congregational worship. None more so than my … Continue reading Better than Hillsong – some great Aussie Worship Songs
Right now the EU countries are meeting and desperately trying to find a way to save Angela Merkel’s skin. Having invited 1.2 million refugees into Germany she is finding that the price is a heavy one. Meanwhile in Sweden a far right anti-immigrant party is about to become the main opposition party – in Italy and Malta refugees have been turned back. The EU nations … Continue reading What should the Church do about Refugees?
We are just back from Sydney – tired but happy…..it was a great sabbatical…not so much a rest but rather a renewal – anyway a change is as good as a rest!….. One of the highlights was on Wednesday 30th of May when we visited Menai Anglican to talk about Proclaiming Christ in a Post-Christian Culture. This was one of those meetings that you … Continue reading Proclaiming Christ in a Post-Christian Culture – Menai Anglican