Madame Butterfly – (Letter from Australia 2)

Brothers and Sisters, I started off calling these letters, Letters from Exile, but I’ve decided to change that – because it does sound as though I have been banished to a penal colony – the image that many Brits still have of Australia.   We think of it as a far away place ‘down under’. It amazed me to read Augustine speaking of Australia! As early … Continue reading Madame Butterfly – (Letter from Australia 2)

A.S.K 9 – Finding God

It’s so simple isn’t it? If only God made himself clear then of course we would believe in him! Why wouldn’t we? So it must be his fault in hiding away from us. It’s like he’s playing mind games with us – expecting us to figure it all out. The words in our text are spoken by a friend of Job called Zophar. You know … Continue reading A.S.K 9 – Finding God

Quantum 52 -Boris; Alaister Campbell; Communion on the Moon; Gary Lineker; Yuval Harari; Trans waxing; Alice Cooper

This weeks Quantum – from Boris Johnson to Alice Cooper…. Boris – Boris – What should the Christian Response Be Alasdair Campbell – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-4Cfiykd90 at 3:50 Jonathan Haidt  https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/from-protests-to-trigger-warnings-the-creeping-threats-to-free-speech-at-our-universities-20190724-p52ac7.html  Communion on the Moon (USA) – https://hope1032.com.au/stories/faith/2019/the-day-astronaut-buzz-aldrin-took-communion-on-the-moon/ Gary Lineker (UK) – https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2019/07/why-has-gary-lineker-been-appointed-a-visiting-fellow-at-oxford/  Reformation Defaced (Switzerland) – http://evangelicalfocus.com/cities/4602/Vandalism_against_the_wall_of_the_Reformers_in_Geneva?fbclid=IwAR3TXq5MrNUxZrHzdtnUYnlkZ5p6L6ET_-ZHSg04vKE5AOmG_sMvKNaQtlo  Trans. https://www.spiked-online.com/2019/07/19/canadas-bizarre-trans-waxing-controversy/ Wondering what’s on children’s TV shows these days? Well, @cbbc(from @BBC) is “informing” your young children that hormone blockers … Continue reading Quantum 52 -Boris; Alaister Campbell; Communion on the Moon; Gary Lineker; Yuval Harari; Trans waxing; Alice Cooper

Onward Christian Soldier – The Scottish Daily Mail

“O that God would gie us, the gift to see ourselves as others see us”  (Burns). “And those things when we hear, let us also make open show of our defects, but of our excellencies let us say nothing.  Or if the opportunity force it upon us, let us speak of them with reserve and impute the whole to God’s grace.”  (Chrysostom) The above words … Continue reading Onward Christian Soldier – The Scottish Daily Mail

A.S.K 7 – The Big Bang

BIBLE READING: Genesis 1:1-23 TEXT: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters (Genesis 1:1-2). One of the big problems that many young people face is when they are told something is what ‘Christianity’ teaches – when it … Continue reading A.S.K 7 – The Big Bang

Ask Any Bible Question – Premier Christian Radio – July 2019

It was a strange experience to do Ask Any Bible Question from Sydney this evening.  We really do live in a remarkable world when people in the UK can have a live phone in from Sydney – without any delay.  The questions were varied as usual…ranging from blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, contradictions about judgement, praying to the Spirit, why did the angel specifically mention … Continue reading Ask Any Bible Question – Premier Christian Radio – July 2019

Unbelievable – Youth Questions with Hannah Timson

It was good to return to the Unbelievable show this Saturday…. https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Episodes/Unbelievable-Youth-special-Kids-ask-questions-about-God-David-Robertson-and-Hannah-Timson-respond I greatly enjoyed discussing with Hannah Timpson…..as always the feedback on social media and the internet has been interesting….!  (Go to the Premier Link to see some of the comments).   The whole discussion came about because of A.S.K – it seems that there really is a demand for these kind of discussions and … Continue reading Unbelievable – Youth Questions with Hannah Timson

Quantum 49 – Felix ; Mexican Marriage; Brazilian Evangelicals; Pro-Life Democrats; Mali; Legarde; Renaming Women; Oreos; Tatchell; Derby Uni; Charities; Social Credit in China; Misquoting Bible;

The first Quantum from Oz Felix Ngole – https://stephenmcalpine.com/if-only-there-were-someone-other-than-izzy/ Mexican State supports marriage – https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/mexican-states-legislature-defends-marriage-as-one-man-and-one-woman-only?utm_content=buffer162d3&utm_medium=WCDM%2BBuffer&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=WCDM&fbclid=IwAR3ydBfDC8ecsj4cOoAeqT9-ymfQxwVi3rYy3fXgqXCY-aW3Zw4Fw1hFjME Brazilian Evangelicals – https://www.foxnews.com/faith-values/brazil-evangelicals-jesus-march-millions?fbclid=IwAR1DwBowDlIRmGvY1q8bac61zB4LT9vDjx5-UP3aR0JoIzPZZvM_iQZkoQE Pro-Life Democrat – Abortion genocide. https://www.liveaction.org/news/black-female-democrat-abortion-genocide/?fbclid=IwAR2FrEsTe8ggnCO7xzUVHUbOXm2BDM74pkpPGXiP4YLi1nL–cvcai8b3iU Massacre in Mali – https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-48579475 Christian Legarde – https://www.spiked-online.com/2019/07/03/this-is-what-eu-democracy-looks-like/ The renaming of women – https://twitter.com/paulembery/status/1144821953506742273?s=12 Oreos – https://thefederalist.com/2019/07/01/special-lgbt-edition-oreos-indoctrinate-kids-trans-pronouns/ Love is Love – Age gap – https://twitter.com/cf_farrow/status/1144632295187525632?s=12 Charities and the Government – https://twitter.com/journostephen/status/1146495338964033537?s=1 Social Credit – https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/01/china-bans-23m-discredited-citizens-from-buying-travel-tickets-social-credit-system Misquoting the Bible – … Continue reading Quantum 49 – Felix ; Mexican Marriage; Brazilian Evangelicals; Pro-Life Democrats; Mali; Legarde; Renaming Women; Oreos; Tatchell; Derby Uni; Charities; Social Credit in China; Misquoting Bible;

A.S.K 6 – Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit

  BIBLE READING: Mark 3:20-35 TEXT: Truly I tell you, people can be forgiven all their sins and every slander they utter, but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; they are guilty of an eternal sin (Mark 3:28-29). This is a really tough and scary question. I know how you feel. Many years ago I was hitchhiking through Europe as a … Continue reading A.S.K 6 – Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit

Renewing Youth – EN July

This months EN Article. Renewing Youth I was 16 years old. A new convert. Enthused and encouraged in my new found faith. I loved reading the Bible, until one day I was given a book with a title along the lines of ‘101 problems in the Bible – resolved’.   I actually didn’t have any problems with the Bible – but after I read the book … Continue reading Renewing Youth – EN July