This article was published first in Christian Today – you can get the original here ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is ugly and anti-Christian. We have a better story to tell David Robertson Tue 12 Dec 2017 9:41 GMT The Handmaid’s Tale is a superbly filmed and acted version of Margaret Attwood’s 1985 novel and has won five Emmys … More The Handmaid’s Tale – An American Dystopia?
This article is published on Premier Christianity Ravi Zacharias allegations: 3 ways Christians should respond By: David Robertson | 8th December 2017 Is Ravi Zacharias the latest Christian celebrity to fall? David Robertson looks at the accusations He is one of the best-known Christian evangelists in the world. He speaks before kings, political and cultural leaders and … More Ravi Zacharias Allegations – A Christian Response – Article on Premier Christianity
Many years ago I wrote a response to a report I read from the Southern Baptists – talking about their mission work in Scotland. To their credit they picked up on my article and used it. I often get asked about this article entitled ‘How Not To Be An American Missionary In Scotland” – so … More How Not to Be an American Missionary in Scotland
My biggest problem with this weeks Light Engaging Darkness is what to leave out….there is so much going on…..but I hope the following selection is helpful to you…. Lets begin with the biggest story of the week (at least on the BBC where five days in a row it was the headline story. 1) Harvey … More LED 13 – Harvey Weinstein – Juncker in a bar – Bertrand Cantat – Freedom to Steal in London – Flu and Sexual Orientation – The 50th Anniversary of the Abortion Act – Thomas the Tank Engine – The Threat to Freedom of Speech – Juan Mata
Light Engaging Darkness 12 – Because I hope to be on a break when this goes out I thought I would ‘schedule’ a wee bit different ‘LED’…. this week we are going to look at some of the major issues facing the church rather than the culture. The Scottish Episcopal Church. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/27/scottish-church-faces-consequences-vote-allow-same-sex-marriage/ I have some … More Led 12 – The Scottish Episcopal Church – Archbishop Welby – Peter Hitchens Category Error – The Denver Statement – Wilton Park and Government Religion – Christy Wimber – Tom Petty
Light Engaging Darkness The Best Talk you will hear all Year – Sunday was a really special day for me in lots of ways (Here is why) and the icing on the cake was this extraordinary talk from the philosopher Roger Scruton. It is stunning. Even more so that it came on the … More LED 7 – The Talk of the Year; University Challenge; Swedish Fascists; The Month of Diana; The Racist Transgender Model; The Nashville Statement; Censoring Marco Rubio
Light Engaging Darkness 5 – 1) Feel the Hate – Barcleona, Finland and Charlottesville – The world seems full of violence and hate. one person killed in Charlottesville by a far right extremist, another two in Finland and 14 in Barcelona by Islamists. What has astounded me, and it really shouldn’t because now we … More LED 5 – Barcelona, Charlottesville – Glasgow Pride – Love is Love – Sarah Champion – The Real Modern Slavery – Google’s Tolerance – Endeavour – Is the Church like an Empty Whisky Bottle? – Kris Kristofferson
Last night I enjoyed a fascinating discussion and phone in with Janet Parshall on her ‘In the Market Show. You can here it by clicking Here It was fascinating discussing immigration (based on this blog – The Strange Death of Europe – Part 2 – Immigration). And also hearing Donald Trump’s comments on Charlottesville at the … More Discussing Immigrants on Janet Parshall
Light Engaging Darkness – A weekly look at understanding the times. It’s been an interesting week at a personal level for me. A Cybernat threatened to sue me because he didn’t like my mentioning his review of Dunkirk. I was assaulted in a minor way by a man high on drugs and ended up in … More LED 2 – 50 Years Homosexual Celebration- Transgender Madness – Liu Xiaobo – The Guardian and the C of E – The Cult of Trudeau – Alice Cooper – The End of the Car? – Steve Chalke’s Sin.
Good old Tim Keller has been up to his tricks again – preaching the gospel, engaging the culture, applying the Bible, growing the church. So time for a wee take down – lest he get too big for his boots….time for the reformed world twitterati to do the Holy Spirit’s job and convict Tim of … More Is Tim Keller the Art Heretic?