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
This is the last talk I gave at the lawyers breakfast in Sydney. The evidence for Jesus – City Bible Forum What do the historical sources tell us about Jesus? Did Jesus exist? What do we make of claims like the virgin birth? The others are here – The Evidence for Miracles – City Bible Forum Evidence for the Bible – City Bible Forum The … Continue reading The Evidence for Jesus
Last week Annabel and I went to see 2001 – A Space Odyssey at the extraordinary Hayden Orpheum – the cinema itself is an experience – but I was delighted just to be able to see this film which is invariably described as one of the most important and influential ever made. I was so keen to see it and was thankful that Annabel … Continue reading 2001: A Space Oddity, a Human Masterpiece and a Spiritual Revelation
A Snob I am an inverted snob. Or at least I am in danger of being an inverted snob….there is a fine line between being concerned about the inequalities between rich and poor and the unfair advantage that many people possess just because of their (bought) status in society and being against people just because they happen to be wealthy. It is possible to be … Continue reading Ozzie Observations Week 11 – Pride, Prejudice, Posh Schools and Hope for Australia