Deconstructing Driscoll – Lessons for American, Australian and UK Church Cultures.

After writing about my hopes of going to Australia Transported to Australia – Article in Evangelicals Now   I was sent this link about Mark Driscoll speaking to the Australians in Sydney on the subject of evangelism in 2008.  It is a fascinating document because I think it is a great lesson in how NOT to speak prophetically into a situation you do not know.  As it … Continue reading Deconstructing Driscoll – Lessons for American, Australian and UK Church Cultures.

Malcolm Farquhar – A Celebration of an Extraordinary Ordinary Christian

Yesterday we had a large funeral for our brother Malcolm Farquhar. One of the reasons the attendance was so large is because of his consistent Christians witness over many years. In his  work as a lawyer, an elder in Fintry Church of Scotland (and then a member with us in St Peters), his family and the work amongst international students. He is an example to us … Continue reading Malcolm Farquhar – A Celebration of an Extraordinary Ordinary Christian

A Letter to President Macron

Dear President Macron , Thanks to your letter to me and other citizens of Europe.  I appreciate you taking the time to write (I assume of course that you are still writing to me even although I will not be a citizen of the EU soon – I will still be a citizen of Europe – You would not be one of those who confuse … Continue reading A Letter to President Macron

Quantum 30 – Children’s Demonstrations; De-Colonisation; Hungary; Bishops and Popes; Destruction of the Family; Texas Fracking; Humanist Celebrants; The Kiss; Bruno Ganz

Quantum no.30 – the one which was difficult to put out because of manflu….and our producer, Peter, also being ill…but here it is. 1) Children, Climate Change and Democracy – https://theweeflea.com/2019/02/19/suffer-the-striking-children-a-tale-of-activism-indoctrination-and-mob-rule/ 2) De-Colonisation of the curriculum https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2019/02/universities-should-resist-calls-to-decolonise-the-curriculum/  3) Hungary – https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0002kzj  from 11:30 4) Bishops and Popes https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/gay-rights-campaigner-shortlisted-as-new-bishop-of-glasgow-and-galloway-p2ghhsjjs https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/16/us/mccarrick-defrocked-vatican.html?emc=edit_th_190217&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=577175610217 https://leohohmann.com/2019/02/10/pope-signs-pact-with-islam-declaring-diversity-of-religions-is-willed-by-god/?fbclid=IwAR1OrA407c97ZItr7AaQ2UoTgrkpzVw88D6vMFjrcdICoLpiYyBQ0pwYne0 5) End of Parents  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/family/parenting/will-first-baby-britain-not-have-mother/ https://www.newsweek.com/mother-and-father-replaced-parent-1-and-parent-2-french-schools-under-same-1332748?fbclid=IwAR1rB8SB3iJdfgOoQJS8PZcNjcl_lHnP346XLCi4eEjR6QlTuJfYnxhZtTY  6) End of Men and Women https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17438641.iain-macwhirter-get-over-it-cis-women-are-just-on-the-wrong-side-of-history/?ref=twtrec https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/the-times/rules-on-transgender-athletes-reward-cheats-and-punish-the-innocent/news-story/7b655217baaca0bebcf191e6ff2adc52 https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/staff-at-trans-clinic-fear-damage-to-children-as-activists-pile-on-pressure-c5k655nq9 … Continue reading Quantum 30 – Children’s Demonstrations; De-Colonisation; Hungary; Bishops and Popes; Destruction of the Family; Texas Fracking; Humanist Celebrants; The Kiss; Bruno Ganz

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

The Christmas ‘Fake News” and Ladbaby’s ‘We Built This City on Sausage Rolls”

The Christmas ‘Fake News” and Ladbaby’s ‘We Built This City on Sausage Rolls”  As we come towards Christmas its time to reflect on two different pictures of this ‘special’ time of year. Tomorrow we will look at what the Real Christmas is about – but today let’s go with the fake. Santa’s Husband Of course Christmas as a ‘good’ thing is always being appropriated by … Continue reading The Christmas ‘Fake News” and Ladbaby’s ‘We Built This City on Sausage Rolls”

FIEC Leaders Conference – A Significant Event for the UK

There was a meeting going on in England this past couple of days, which I believe is of enormous significance to the future of the UK.    There were probably some underlying tensions, as there always are when sinful human beings gather together,  but overall the message was positive, challenging and encouraging.  And it had nothing to do with Brexit. The FIEC leaders conference took … Continue reading FIEC Leaders Conference – A Significant Event for the UK

Revival (Psalm 85), Male and Female in the Church; Owen on Love; Communion; Portuguese Praise

Last Sunday we had communion in the morning and looked at Psalm 85.  There were so many people that we had to serve communion upstairs…the stillness was special.  As was the singing of Grace at the end. Songs:  Saviour of the World; Only a Holy God; Ps 113; Ps 85; Grace Readings: Acts 10:24-48; Ps 113 Sermon: Ps 85 – Restoration, Revival and Righteousness Here are the quotes that … Continue reading Revival (Psalm 85), Male and Female in the Church; Owen on Love; Communion; Portuguese Praise

How these 3 academics inspired a powerful Emperor’s Clothes moment for our culture

This article was first published on the Premier Christianity Website.  You can get the original and comment here – It is such a brilliant story – I love what these three have done…make sure you watch the six minute video! How these 3 academics inspired a powerful Emperor’s Clothes moment for our culture By: David Robertson | 9th October 2018 This impressive hoax contains an important lesson for … Continue reading How these 3 academics inspired a powerful Emperor’s Clothes moment for our culture

Faith No More – the Continuing Decline of the Church of Scotland- The Herald

Faith no more: Questions over a liberal approach as Church of Scotland affiliation plummets In todays Herald there is yet again another article on the decline of the Church of Scotland….It reflects what we have been saying on this blog for years…. The full report is below….with some reflections afterwards. QUESTIONS have been raised about how the Church of Scotland’s more liberal approach will help public … Continue reading Faith No More – the Continuing Decline of the Church of Scotland- The Herald