Dear Brothers and Sisters, I recall a Christian friend in Scotland giving me a wee fridge magnet that just simply said, ‘the best things in life are not things”. I thought about that this past Tuesday when our ‘things’ arrived. It was a strangely emotional day – and much to give thanks for – not least the two Brazilian removal men who went above and … Continue reading Letter from Australia 11 – The Best Things in Life are…?
BIBLE READING: 1 John 5:13-21 TEXT: And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you … Continue reading A.S.K 19 – The Certainty of Heaven – How Can I Know I Will Go There?
Brothers and Sisters, I have a fear of flying….which, given my current location, is not particularly helpful. If I want to go anywhere – it has to be by plane and despite my desire to help the climate, Ifind myself flying on average around twice per month. People think that the flight from the UK to Australia, which takes one day, is too long. In … Continue reading Letter from Australia 10- The Fear of Failure
This weeks quantum has some great clips… We look at: Lessons from the rise and fall of Thomas Cook Boris Johnson’s misunderstanding about human equality https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlvK7XLNXNU David Milibands million dollar ‘charity’ salary… A myth debunked – are religious people more generous? A great example of forgiveness….Amber Guyger and Brandt Jean – Forgiveness – the Most Radical Teaching of Christ – in Practice Some balance on … Continue reading Quantum 62 – The one with Thomas Cook; Boris; Miliband; Generosity; Forgiveness; Climate Change; Chinese Communism; No Whites Anti-Racism; Abbey Road; Kanye West; Gaelic Psalms
Botham Jean, a 26-year-old accountant, was sitting at home in his apartment, eating ice cream, when Amber Guyger, a policewoman, entered his home and shot him. He was black, she is white. There have been a number of shooting of black suspects by white police officers. But the narrative is not as simplistic as the tribes like to make out. Yes – level of violence … Continue reading Amber Guyger and Brandt Jean – Forgiveness – the Most Radical Teaching of Christ – in Practice
Welcome to Quantum 61 – It has been an extraordinary week – 1) Labour Party Conference – https://twitter.com/skynewspolitics/status/1175785245880328192?s=12 2) UK politics has gone crazy – 3) EU – flag and anthem… 4) Greta Thunberg – https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/life-and-relationships/it-doesn-t-feel-justifiable-the-couples-not-having-children-because-of-climate-change-20190913-p52qxu.html https://www.spectator.co.uk/2019/08/climate-change-stripped-bare/?fbclid=IwAR2NuhIwsyoIMJk2Bkl6yCqJw5E0otkslckbHwh-EMq6qP0mwcVoKuWOYY8 https://www.spiked-online.com/2019/09/23/climate-strikers-need-to-grow-up/ 5) Ethiopian Trees – https://www.nature.com/immersive/d41586-019-00275-x/index.html 6) Trans Academics https://quillette.com/2019/09/20/how-the-trans-rights-movement-is-turning-academic-philosophers-into-sloganeering-activists/ 7) Childrens Sex Lessons https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7490415/Children-young-SIX-given-compulsory-self-touching-lessons.html 8) The Madness of Crowds. – https://www.theaustralian.com.au/inquirer/lefts-civilising-impulse-drivingus-all-to-the-brink-of-savagery/news-story/017622480aeaebd981ff00053b2a40cc?sfns=mo (9) Jacob Rees Moog on … Continue reading Quantum 61 – The One with Labour, UK politics, EU flag, Greta, Ethiopian Trees, Sex Ed , The Madness of Crowds, Rees Moog on Abortion, China and 10 Commandments, Mercy Killing’ Ry Cooder
Doug Murray’s latest book The Madness of Crowds has a great section on forgiveness – in which he recognises its importance, but doesn’t really know how to achieve it…This weeks’ A.S.K answers that question. BIBLE READING: Hebrews 9:11-28 TEXT: In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness….. Just as people are destined to … Continue reading How Do You Achieve Forgiveness? – A.S.K 17
This weeks Quantum – This week we look at Mugabe – Abortion in Northern Ireland with a Labour MP insisting that the people should not be consulted..and the shameful treatment of SNP MP, Dr Lisa Cameron. We continue to look at Brexit and Speaker Bercow… Margaret Attwood’s follow up to A Handmaid’s Tale has been published… Meanwhile in the real dystopia a Finnish politician is … Continue reading Quantum 59 – The one with Mugabe; Northern Ireland Abortion; Lisa Cameron; Bercow; Fireman Sam; Attwood; Finland; Gender Neutral Penguin; 100 Genders, Jarrid Wilson; Benny Hinn and Emmaeus
BIBLE READING: Psalm 119:65-72 TEXT: You are good and you do what is good; teach me your decrees (Psalm 119:68). In the previous chapter we talked about God’s thoughts and plans being good for us. That immediately raises the questions we now face in this chapter – which some people think are the most difficult questions of all. If God is good then why do … Continue reading God and Suffering – A.S.K 14
The Pastors Heart is an excellent programme from Dominic Steele. Steve MacAlpine and myself recorded this programme with Dominic a couple of weeks ago…Enjoy.. And here is a previous interview with Dominic The Pastors Heart – Interview with Dominic Steele Continue reading The Pastors Heart – Living In Babylon