Letter From Australia 12 – National Prayer and a Godly Archbishop

Dear Brothers and Sisters, I am writing this en route to Hobart. It’s been a busy week – Canberra on Sunday and Monday, Melbourne on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sydney for the past three days and now heading to our Executive meeting in Tasmania – my first time in David Meredith’s ancestor’s homeland. I was asked to name one famous Tazzie…and I struggled so Meredith had … Continue reading Letter From Australia 12 – National Prayer and a Godly Archbishop

Quantum 64 – The one with Nobel, Trump and the Kurds; Poland; International Pronouns Day; Democrats Intolerance; China and Apple; Climate Hypocrites; Anna McGahan; Japan v. Scotland; and more…

This weeks Quantum covers the Christian who won the Nobel Peace Prize,  President Trump and the Kurds,  the Polish Elections,  International Pronouns Day, Beta O’Rourke and Elizabeth Warren’s intolerance;  Apple and China,  Climate Change Hypocritical Celebrities, Anna McGahan,  the Top 20 lied about books; Sadio Mane and some Ethiopian Gospel music….enjoy Quantum (no.64). Here are some of the links….   2) President Trump and the … Continue reading Quantum 64 – The one with Nobel, Trump and the Kurds; Poland; International Pronouns Day; Democrats Intolerance; China and Apple; Climate Hypocrites; Anna McGahan; Japan v. Scotland; and more…

The Schismatic Archbishop, the Secular Press and the Hope of Sydney

Archbishop Glenn Davies of Sydney seems to have upset a few people – The Sydney Morning Herald along with much of the media are concerned that he is being a bit extreme in his statements.   Judge for yourselves – this is what he said. “My own view is that if people wish to change the doctrine of our Church, they should start a new church … Continue reading The Schismatic Archbishop, the Secular Press and the Hope of Sydney

Letter from Australia 11 – The Best Things in Life are…?

Dear Brothers and Sisters, I recall a Christian friend in Scotland giving me a wee fridge magnet that just simply said, ‘the best things in life are not things”.   I thought about that this past Tuesday when our ‘things’ arrived. It was a strangely emotional day – and much to give thanks for – not least the two Brazilian removal men who went above and … Continue reading Letter from Australia 11 – The Best Things in Life are…?

Quantum 63 – The one with Hong Kong, German/French Terrorism; Extinction Rebellion; Dianne Abbot; China in Angola; Trans Regrets; EU lies; Thought for the Day and Billy Connolly; and Ginger Baker

Quantum 63 – This weeks Quantum includes. Hong Kong – https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-49949548  Terrorist Attacks….https://www.bbc.com/news/49921145 Extinction Rebellion –  Look especially from 30th to 34 minute. Abortion – –  The Chinese in Angola https://www.facebook.com/188625661189259/posts/2751590204892779/  The Turks in Syria – https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/09/world/middleeast/turkey-attacks-syria.html  Transmania – https://news.sky.com/story/hundreds-of-young-trans-people-seeking-help-to-return-to original-sex-11827740 Australian Transgender – https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/transgender-children-should-undergo-irreversible-surgery-without-their-parents-permission-or-counselling-psychologists-say/ar-AAI7xSx?ocid=sf&fbclid=IwAR3O49KRr25lQP42RH0sAzrxff7TgvHF7olj_ecjEScdmZUcRPo_I-dWmGE EU – The Will of the People – https://twitter.com/i/status/1181811529840304128   Thought for the Day –     Ginger Baker –  Quote of … Continue reading Quantum 63 – The one with Hong Kong, German/French Terrorism; Extinction Rebellion; Dianne Abbot; China in Angola; Trans Regrets; EU lies; Thought for the Day and Billy Connolly; and Ginger Baker

Third Space – An Interview with The Gospel Coalition Australia

In yesterday’s blog I spoke about the enormity of the task that we face here in Australia.  Here is an interview I did with the Gospel Coalition Australia – which expands on that a bit more.   The key question, in Australia, the UK and the US, is whether the Church is prepared to face up to the underlying difficulties and whether, when we do, we … Continue reading Third Space – An Interview with The Gospel Coalition Australia

Letter from Australia 10- The Fear of Failure

Brothers and Sisters, I have a fear of flying….which, given my current location, is not particularly helpful. If I want to go anywhere – it has to be by plane and despite my desire to help the climate, Ifind myself flying on average around twice per month. People think that the flight from the UK to Australia, which takes one day, is too long. In … Continue reading Letter from Australia 10- The Fear of Failure

Quantum 62 – The one with Thomas Cook; Boris; Miliband; Generosity; Forgiveness; Climate Change; Chinese Communism; No Whites Anti-Racism; Abbey Road; Kanye West; Gaelic Psalms

This weeks quantum has some great clips… We look at: Lessons from the rise and fall of Thomas Cook  Boris Johnson’s misunderstanding about human equality https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlvK7XLNXNU David Milibands million dollar ‘charity’ salary… A myth debunked – are religious people more generous? A great example of forgiveness….Amber Guyger and Brandt Jean – Forgiveness – the Most Radical Teaching of Christ – in Practice Some balance on … Continue reading Quantum 62 – The one with Thomas Cook; Boris; Miliband; Generosity; Forgiveness; Climate Change; Chinese Communism; No Whites Anti-Racism; Abbey Road; Kanye West; Gaelic Psalms

Letter from Australia 9 – Third Space – the Beginning

Brothers and Sisters, Social media is sometimes quite deceptive. The trouble is that the impression given by Facebook posts or Tweets is almost always wrong, because it is incomplete.   Some people’s FB feeds read as though they are living the perfect life in paradise, full of smiling faces, purring cats and holidays in the sun. Some Twitter feeds read as if the Tweeter is in … Continue reading Letter from Australia 9 – Third Space – the Beginning

Evangelism in Todays Church – Interview with Eternity Magazine

(On the day that we launched Third Space I did this interview with Eternity magazine.  You can read the original here)  Australia is more open to Jesus than you believe A Scottish Christian leader wants to help local churches reach their communities BEN MCEACHEN | SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2019 05:14 PM |  1 “People in our culture are more open to the gospel than we think but the church is … Continue reading Evangelism in Todays Church – Interview with Eternity Magazine