Quantum 28 – Liam Neeson; The State of the Union; Donald Tusk; Immigrant Worth; Australian Weather; Kazakhstan; Disney Pride; Trans Liturgy; Ken Larter

This weeks Quantum covers Neeson, Trump, Tusk, Jess Phillips, Australian Drought and Floods, Kazakhstan, Disney Pride, Humberside Police, C of E Trans Liturgy and Ken Larter and the Jews! Here are some of the links we used…. 1) Liam Neeson – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxOPeiNU01I  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zb8KEpkCdRo   2) Donald Trump – State of the Nation….    3) Brexiteers should go to Hell  – Tusk plus   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-Dx4Rnl5Og  4) Whats’ an immigrant worth? – Jess Phillips….   5) Australian Drought – and Floods … Continue reading Quantum 28 – Liam Neeson; The State of the Union; Donald Tusk; Immigrant Worth; Australian Weather; Kazakhstan; Disney Pride; Trans Liturgy; Ken Larter

Mary Queen of Scots – Woke Movie of the Year

This article was published on the Australian Spectator website this weekend…its my review of Mary Queen of Scots – you can get the original here  And the Oscar for most Woke Period Drama goes to… Mary Queen of Scots (although The Favourite ran it a close second). The woke checklist Women as the heroines (but still victims oppressed by the patriarchal society) – check. Men … Continue reading Mary Queen of Scots – Woke Movie of the Year

Quantum 26 – Zimbabwe; the Netherlands; Catholic Kids and Group Hate; Lady Gaga and Mike Pence; Tony’s Flypast; Parliamentary Prayer; Macedonia; Socialism in Australia; David Bowie and the Internet

This weeks Quantum covers the world – From Zimbabwe to the US and Australia. Zimbabwe –  David Coltart 2) The Netherlands – https://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/jan/18/death-on-demand-has-euthanasia-gone-too-far-netherlands-assisted-dying?utm_term=RWRpdG9yaWFsX1RoZUxvbmdSZWFkLTE5MDExOQ%3D%3D&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=TheLongRead&CMP=longread_email http://www.dennyburk.com/dutch-pastors-face-possible-criminal-investigation-for-signing-the-nashville-statement/ 3) American – Catholic Kids and Group Hate.. https://quillette.com/2019/01/20/truth-and-disfavored-identities/?fbclid=IwAR2h6ED7ViM9uy6aMmTO-oshMWf7dvcIpNNcla1jN38a7MYbG9Pq1H6ooeM https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/the-covington-catholic-bonfire-at-the-stake/ 4) Lady Gaga and Mike Pence – https://www.christianpost.com/news/lady-gaga-calls-herself-christian-slams-mike-pence-as-worst-christian.html?utm_source=The+Christian+Post+List&utm_campaign=2f6d3d73c9-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_01_22_05_13&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_dce2601630-2f6d3d73c9-2509241 5) Tony and the Flypast. – https://twitter.com/bbcbreakfast/status/1087627217541189632?s=12 6) Prayer in parliament – Sunday – John Lennox http://archbishopcranmer.com/parliamentary-prayers-impose-exclude/ 7) Riots in Greece – https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1075198/greece-riots-macedonia-riots-protests-police-tear-gas-athens 8) … Continue reading Quantum 26 – Zimbabwe; the Netherlands; Catholic Kids and Group Hate; Lady Gaga and Mike Pence; Tony’s Flypast; Parliamentary Prayer; Macedonia; Socialism in Australia; David Bowie and the Internet

Quantum 24: China and the Dark Side of the Moon; The Yellow Vests; Trans; Soubry and Nazis; : Rahaf; Billy Connolly; The Iolaire

This weeks Quantum looks at some of the issues of the week. Subscribe on Podbean or Itunes – or listen to the whole thing here. China as predicted threatens Taiwan and continues its remarkable growth in technological power with its landing on the dark side of the moon.    Of course we could not resist including this! Meanwhile in Europe the Yellow Vest movement continues. The … Continue reading Quantum 24: China and the Dark Side of the Moon; The Yellow Vests; Trans; Soubry and Nazis; : Rahaf; Billy Connolly; The Iolaire

Somme – Into the Breach- Hugh Sebag-Montefiore – Lessons from a Sombre and Great Book.

Somme – Into the Breach- Hugh Sebag-Montefiore This is a detailed and harrowing book which took me some time to get into. At times it was unrelenting. But it was worth it. There was a great deal of helpful information which I was not aware of – for example the fact that there were what was known as Pals battalions, where recruits usually had a … Continue reading Somme – Into the Breach- Hugh Sebag-Montefiore – Lessons from a Sombre and Great Book.

God is Good for You – A Defence of Christianity in Troubled Times – Greg Sheridan

God is Good for You – A Defence of Christianity in Troubled Times – Greg Sheridan  Published: Alen and Unwin (2018) A political journalist looks at the impact of Christianity in the West This is an unusual book, possibly unique- a best selling secular book written in defence of Christianity! Greg Sheridan is the foreign editor of the Australian and he writes with a great … Continue reading God is Good for You – A Defence of Christianity in Troubled Times – Greg Sheridan

Quantum 23 – Predictions for 2019

The first Quantum of the New Year is based on the predictions that I made earlier this week.  You can get all the links there.  Ten Predictions for 2019 – Confusion, China and Christ.     You can catch up on last weeks here – Quantum 22 – 2018 – End of Year Review   Continue reading Quantum 23 – Predictions for 2019

Ten Predictions for 2019 – Confusion, China and Christ.

Last New Year I tried to look ahead and predict what would happen in 2018 – https://theweeflea.com/2017/12/30/war-poverty-the-rise-of-the-machines-10-prophecies-for-society-in-2018/   I think I got 9.5 right!  So let’s have another go for 2019. 1) ) We will continue to live in a confused culture – on sex and gender  Our society has the MeToo movement – supposed to be a protest against mistreatment and sexual abuse of women.  … Continue reading Ten Predictions for 2019 – Confusion, China and Christ.

An Interview with the Australian Presbyterian

This is an article which was published in the last ever edition of The Australian Presbyterian.   It is a transcribed interview with Mark Powell which in the light of yesterdays post – A Bittersweet Day helps explain my thinking.   We contrast the situations in the UK and Australia. On the Precipice Australian churches, 10 years behind Scotland’s decline, must return to basics. David Robertson talks … Continue reading An Interview with the Australian Presbyterian

A Stunning Sermon and a Revealing Brisbane Q and A…

The services last Sunday are not up on the website yet (I will link to them when they are) but meanwhile here is Sinclair’s outstanding sermon and also a conversation I had with Mark Baddeley in Queensland Theological College in Brisbane which I had in May.   Firstly Sinclair’s sermon on 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 Then this conversation with Mark …he is a superb interviewer – this … Continue reading A Stunning Sermon and a Revealing Brisbane Q and A…