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?
This months Janet Parshall show looked at the Charlie Gard issue, the DUP and Pride marches….all contemporary issues – you can listen to it by clicking the following link.. https://www.moodyradio.org/radioplayer.aspx?episode=150660&hour=1 https://www.moodyradio.org/programs/in-the-market-with-janet-parshall/2017/07-2017/07.10.2017-challenging-the-way-we-think—what-i-learned-when-i-left-home/ Re the Charlie Gard issue it is a complex one which is not helped by simplistic solutions. On the one hand there are those … More Janet Parshall Show – Charlie Gard and the DUP and Pride Marches
Hour 1: Are Christians Intolerant? Are Christians intolerant? Are they homophobic? Is gay sex a sin? How do we, as followers of Christ, answers these questions in a post-truth world? What does the Bible say and how should we say what the Bible says on this thorny topic? Join us for a timely, compassionate and truthful conversation … More Are Christians Intolerant? Janet Parshall Show
This months In the Market with Janet Parshall was a discussion on Is the Benedict Option the Best Option for Today’s Church? You can hear the program here – Here (on a technical note I think that using Skype for the first time made for a much better sound quality) Previous programmes – Janet Parshall – Post Truth and What … More Janet Parshall – the Benedict Option