When Harry Became Sally – Responding to the Transgender Movement Ryan T. Anderson This is a stunning book – the best I have read on the subject of Transgender. But it is about so much more than that. It covers issues such as gender fluidity, the difference and connection between biological sex and gender; feminism, politics, government, law and media. Although it is written from … Continue reading When Harry Became Sally – the ‘must read’ book of the decade!
(Richard Dawkins is in Sydney this weekend so I issued this challenge to him on the Christian Today website) Dear Professor Dawkins, Apologies for writing you another letter (remember The Dawkins Letters?) but you just don’t seem to be responding. It’s so funny how we don’t talk any more. Anyway, I hope you are well and fully recovered from your recent bout of illness (I would … Continue reading An open letter to Richard Dawkins: What have you got to lose by debating God’s existence with me this weekend?
We are continuing to love being in Australia – and learning so much in so many ways….In some ways it is very similar to the UK, in other ways it is quite unique. Liberal Progressive Indoctrination. Liberal Progressives are attempting their indoctrination here. For example this week I was told of a Sydney secondary school which made boys go to the gym and walk round … Continue reading Ozzie Observations – Week 5 – Liberal Indoctrination; The Drum; Israel Folau; The Bible in Australia; ANZAC; Moore College; The Bookery; Aussie Humour
Whilst in Australia I have been meeting a lot of people who have read The Dawkins Letters I was sent this testimony of Richard Morgan, who was converted through reading it. He gives a lovely talk in this video… You can hear the Unbelievable programme he mentions here – We added this chapter to The Dawkins Letters SALVATION CAME THROUGH RICHARD DAWKINS What a relief it … Continue reading Salvation Came Through Richard Dawkins
Church youth groups rarely teach apologetics, majoring instead on games & goodies. The goal seems to be to engineer events that ratchet up emotional commitment, as though sheer intensity of experience will compensate for intellectual doubts. But emotional intensity is not enough to block out teens’ questions. If anything, it leads them to redefine Christianity in purely emotional terms – which leaves them even more … Continue reading Teenage Devotional/Apologetic Book
One of the difficulties in discussing is how many people just repeat myths they have heard as though they were facts. This weeks review of The Great Deception deals with some of those. For example the view that the EU was set up after the Second World War to preserve peace and it has been the primary reason for peace in Europe over the past 50 years. … Continue reading The Great Deception (Part 4) – Is the EU an American Creation?
I’m not a big fan of self-help books. But in that I appear to be in a minority because they remain phenomenally popular, especially in airport bookshops. The latest in the genre comes from an unlikely source – a Canadian professor from the University of Toronto, clinical psychologist Dr Jordan Peterson. Dr Peterson has gathered quite a following through his psychological analysis of narratives and … Continue reading Is Jordan Peterson the New Messiah?
Solas have just published a new book – (it would be a great Christmas gift) entitled “Why We Still Believe”. Description The West has become permeated with a culture that doesn’t ‘do’ God. Many people assert that we have progressed, while Christians are still clinging to out-dated ideas. In Why We (Still) Believe, fourteen contributors focus on several specific contemporary attacks on Christianity, showing why … Continue reading Why I Still Believe – in Humanity.
What a fascinating afternoon and evening I had yesterday in Edinburgh! In the afternoon I managed to get to the wonderful Edinburgh book festival and listen to Ruth Wishart interviewing the poet, Liz Lochhead. Then I went to a somewhat different event involving Roger Day. Who he? I suspect that many more people who read the title of this blog will be able to identify … Continue reading Edinburgh Contrasts – Liz Lochhead and Roger Day
Light Engaging Darkness – 1. July 24th 2017 This is the first of what I hope will be a weekly round-up of news, views and things I have read – trying to bring the Light of the Gospel to shine on what at times appears to be a very dark world. I read a lot and use a highlighter and Evernote – always with the … Continue reading LED 1 – Boots and Contraception; Champagne Socialism; Gay Blood; The Gender Agenda; The Extremism Trojan Horse and more…