Quantum 14 – Asia Bibi; Defaming Mohammed; Sinead O’Connor; Pittsburg Massacre; Red Dead Redemption; Brazilian President; Presbyterian Church of Ireland; The Chief Mammie; John Anderson

You can support The Quantum of the Wee Flea fundraiser by clicking the link  Patron.podbean.com/theweeflea  We are half way to our monthly target already!     LISTEN HERE https://www.podbean.com/media/player/3dern-9de5df?from=yiiadmin&download=1&version=1 Asia Bibi – https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/31/asia-bibi-verdict-pakistan-court-overturns-blasphemy-death-sentence?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other Defamation of Mohammed – https://www.theosthinktank.co.uk/comment/2018/10/26/q-have-european-judges-just-banned-defamation-of-the-prophet-muhammad-a-no https://www.commentarymagazine.com/foreign-policy/europe/the-day-free-speech-died-in-europe/ Sinead O’Connor – https://www.spectator.com.au/2018/10/ten-things-sinead-oconnor-will-learn-from-her-new-religion/ Pittsburgh Massacre https://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/wall-street-journal/we-jews-punch-above-our-weight-but-we-also-attract-evil-people/news-story/57a5b57242bc0f8a12784eef5668f6e0?utm_source=The%20Australian&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=editorial&utm_content=TodaySHeadlines  Charlotte Chapel – Red Dead Redemption 2 https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/fabulous/3397843/edinburgh-church-red-dead-redemption-2-poster/?fbclid=IwAR2AmCyds5Bn9LnOwv-u6Tf2H6LMC4SedgDB9RVdmuVovTtsxrbttd7mons Brazilian President. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/28/world/americas/jair-bolsonaro-brazil-election.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytimes&login=email&auth=login-email Northern Ireland – and taking the Church to Court The Chief Mammie – https://www.facebook.com/BeReasonableScotland/videos/vb.34292308613 … Continue reading Quantum 14 – Asia Bibi; Defaming Mohammed; Sinead O’Connor; Pittsburg Massacre; Red Dead Redemption; Brazilian President; Presbyterian Church of Ireland; The Chief Mammie; John Anderson

Quantum 13 – Gender Definition; Abortion; State Pimps; Yemen; Explaining Brexit; White History; Eugene Peterson; Harry and Meghan

You can support Quantum here – thanks to all who have already helped….https://patron.podbean.com/theweeflea Welcome to Quantum 13. LISTEN HERE https://www.podbean.com/media/player/km64w-9d6619?from=yiiadmin&download=1&version=1 1) Sex definition US –  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/21/us/politics/transgender-trump-administration-sex-definition.html?nl=top-stories&nlid=57717561ries&ref=headline Australia – Tasmania – https://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/state-politics/tasmania-on-verge-of-removing-gender-from-birth-certificates/news-story/22e558f7dea37b3d2723036f9e628ee2?utm_source=The%20Australian&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=editorial&utm_content=TodaySHeadlines UK – https://theweeflea.com/2018/10/23/two-messages-two-different-kingdoms-one-answer/ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/10/12/bbc-will-have-gay-characters-shows-combat-heteronormative-culture/ 2) Abortion….Diana Johnson. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ce8Xe3eWCww&feature=youtu.be Death from illegal abortion – https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/think-10k-women-died-from-illegal-abortions-before-roe-think-again?utm_content=buffer43c0d&utm_medium=WCDM+Buffer&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=WCDM Queensland – https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-17/abortion-legal-in-queensland-after-historic-vote/10382538?fbclid=IwAR2YmIV4hsWn-3afNXFQ4VGZSJuUbL_avI3AC37ZdTN0mFrE7Bx_ZKUJitY&pfmredir=sm 3) State Pimps–   https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2018/10/how-was-the-pimping-out-of-an-autistic-girl-allowed-to-happen/?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Evening%20Blend%2018102018&utm_campaign=Evening_Blend 4) Yemen – 5) Brexit – https://theweeflea.com/2018/10/25/the-great-deception-part-6-the-rocky-road-to-rome/ 6)  History is too white – 7) Eugene Peterson –https://www.premierchristianity.com/Blog/Remembering-Eugene-Peterson-The-man-behind-The-Message 8) Harry and Meghan – https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/duke-and-duchess-of-sussex-separate-for-70km-crossing-to-queenslands-fraser-island/news-story/d835cb0b4624cd741d2e358aed477d4b?utm_source=The%20Australian&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=editorial&utm_content=TodaySHeadlines … Continue reading Quantum 13 – Gender Definition; Abortion; State Pimps; Yemen; Explaining Brexit; White History; Eugene Peterson; Harry and Meghan

The Rise of Civic Christianity and the Collapse of the Church – The October Record Editorial

This is the editorial from the October Record – just out now.  The Rise of Civic Christianity and the Collapse of the Church It’s a somewhat strange paradox. As the church seems to be in decline, the number of religious items in the news increases and the clergy are everywhere. Tom Nairn’s quip that Scotland wouldn’t be free until the last Church of Scotland minister … Continue reading The Rise of Civic Christianity and the Collapse of the Church – The October Record Editorial

A Personal Interview with Nancy Guthrie

One of the last things we did in Sydney was have lunch with a number of friends, 20 stories up in the centre of the city.  Nancy and David Guthrie were there – and Nancy took the opportunity to interview me for her podcast, Help Me Teach the Bible    She is a lovely person and a BRILLIANT interviewer.  She managed to get me to talk … Continue reading A Personal Interview with Nancy Guthrie

Quantum 09 | The Wee Flea Podcast

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

Evangelism in Sydney (and the UK and USA)

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)

Reflections on Sydney Anglicanism – An Interview with the Australian Church Record

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

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

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

The Future of the West – Final Ozzie Observations – Article in the Australian Spectator

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 Beautiful Prayer – and a Request

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