Quantum 11 | The Wee Flea Podcast – CAP; Grievance Studies; The Tartan Taliban; Children’s Gay Love Letters; Rev.Peter Nimmo; Tim Keller; Banksy

|1|  Christians Against Poverty. |2| Grievance studies. |3|  John Nicholson, SNP MP. |4|  Children writing gay love letters. |5|  Church of Scotland – Rev Peter Nimmo. |6|  Tim Keller & Crosspolitic. |7|  Banksy Auction Stunt. LISTEN HERE https://www.podbean.com/media/player/xsbnn-9c45ae?from=yiiadmin&download=1&version=1&skin=1&btn-skin=109&auto=0&share=1&fonts=Helvetica&download=1&rtl=0 Download this episode (right click and save) LINKS |1|  Christians Against Poverty. BBC – The Debt Saviours, Ronnie, Part 1 |2| Grievance studies. Premier Christianity – How these 3 … Continue reading Quantum 11 | The Wee Flea Podcast – CAP; Grievance Studies; The Tartan Taliban; Children’s Gay Love Letters; Rev.Peter Nimmo; Tim Keller; Banksy

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

The ‘Hate’ Police are Now Here

Cycling home from St Peters I saw a poster that took my breath away.  Sometimes you see that something is going to happen and yet it still shocks you when it does.  These posters are currently being displayed in towns and cities all over Scotland.   There are others – but it was these that took my breath away –     You will note … Continue reading The ‘Hate’ Police are Now Here

The Scottish Referendum – Four Years On

Four years ago I wrote this on the day we voted to see whether Scotland would become an Independent country. The deed is done. I voted. And for the first time in decades I feel that my vote actually counts and matters. Democracy has returned to Scotland. Nobody died. There were no riots. No-one invaded. There were no bombs. And my vote matters. I am … Continue reading The Scottish Referendum – Four Years On

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

Emotional Women and Rational Men – Why I’m Coming Out as Binary

Did you know that being a man means that you are “competitive, ambitious, independent, rational, tough, sexual, confident, dominant, taking risks and caring about your work? Or that being a woman means that you are “nurturing, caring, social, emotional, vulnerable and concerned with appearance.” No – this is not out of some 1950’s traditionalist uber right-wing Christian fundamentalist manual for relationships.  This is bang up … Continue reading Emotional Women and Rational Men – Why I’m Coming Out as Binary

Speaking Up – The September Record

The September Record is coming out this week…here is the cover, table of contents and lead article.  You can purchase it from your church, the Free Church offices or online. Speaking Up With the rapid retreat from any form of Christian values in today’s ‘progressive’ Scotland, the question arises as to what the Church can or should do about it. Sadly, the confusion in the … Continue reading Speaking Up – The September Record

Has Britain lost the Protestant Work Ethic?

One of the more puzzling aspects of the Brexit debate I don’t understand (and I mean I genuinely can’t get my head round it) is the concern about the possibility of a shortage of workers after Brexit. Only this week I heard that one in ten care home staff are from the EU and that there are major concerns for agriculture (especially fruit picking) and … Continue reading Has Britain lost the Protestant Work Ethic?

BBC Bias, Faith Behind Bars and How to Get to Heaven in Montana

I remember when the BBC used to produce quality documentaries –  I still recall the brilliant How to Get to Heaven in Montana.   Occasionally they still do – but sadly they are far too often of the standard of last night’s ‘Faith Behind Bars’  The programme is only available from the Iplayer for 29 days – but you can see a clip here….. What was wrong with … Continue reading BBC Bias, Faith Behind Bars and How to Get to Heaven in Montana

CreationFest in Cornwall – A Festival for the whole UK

CreationFest in Cornwall – Some personal Reflections.  I once went on a Christian holiday (that is a holiday arranged by a Christian tour company for Christians) – it was nice but not my cup of tea and too expensive for this pastor! Apart from going to the Strathpeffer Convention in the Highlands when I was a teenager and speaking at a couple as an adult, … Continue reading CreationFest in Cornwall – A Festival for the whole UK