Quantum 60 – The One with Israel, Dawkins, Qantas, Freedom, EU Empire, Social Constuctionist, Pride at Proms, Hong Kong Anthem, Extinction Rebellion, Plant Prayer

Quantum 60 The Israeli elections are deadlocked.. Qantas CEO Alan Joyce says he will continue to speak about social issues, whilst drawing his $26 million salary…. Richard Dawkins is back with his new book for teenagers….   I thought it was a foetus?! Government appoints new envoy for freedom of religion – but there is a problem… We also mention the EU Empire – Did We … Continue reading Quantum 60 – The One with Israel, Dawkins, Qantas, Freedom, EU Empire, Social Constuctionist, Pride at Proms, Hong Kong Anthem, Extinction Rebellion, Plant Prayer

Art and Encouragment in Brisbane – Letter from Australia 7

Brothers and Sisters, Last weeks letter was from Shetland – via a series of airports – Shetland, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dubai, Sydney and Brisbane I now find myself writing this from this beautiful Brisbane.  And it is.  This is a quite remarkable city – a county town,  turned into a modern, vibrant, cosmopolitan city of some 2 million people.   It is a very pleasant environment and … Continue reading Art and Encouragment in Brisbane – Letter from Australia 7

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

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

Quantum 57 – The One with Prorogation of Parliament; Ben Stokes; Sogyal Lakar; Electric Cars; Slave Reparations; Purdue Pharma; Piers Morgan; Trans Rugby; Welsh Pride; Aneurin Bevin; Claire Smith;

This weeks Quantum – This week we look at the progation of Parliament – the EU banning criticism of immigration … The wonder of Ben Stokes and the Australian Test cricketer with a bible verse engraved on his bat…   The sad story of the Buddhist guru – Sygyal Lakar Copper mining in Norway, Electronic cars in NSW and fires in the Amazon…. Glasgow Universities … Continue reading Quantum 57 – The One with Prorogation of Parliament; Ben Stokes; Sogyal Lakar; Electric Cars; Slave Reparations; Purdue Pharma; Piers Morgan; Trans Rugby; Welsh Pride; Aneurin Bevin; Claire Smith;

What’s Wrong With the World?

I  recently heard a speaker who I thought was excellent – what he said was biblical, clear and passionate.  The audience loved it….but I struggled.  And here’s the problem – I couldn’t work out why.    There was just something that did not connect for me.  I have been trying  to identify the problem.  Was it just me?  The speaker was excellent and everyone else … Continue reading What’s Wrong With the World?

“A Hard Day’s Night” – Letter from Australia 3

18th August 2019 Brothers and Sisters, Living in a city of 5 million there are never a shortage of things to do….living in a country that is the sixth largest in the world (by land mass) there is never a shortage of places to visit. Yesterday we were sitting at a table with a construction worker and his wife and he was saying that he … Continue reading “A Hard Day’s Night” – Letter from Australia 3

Madame Butterfly – (Letter from Australia 2)

Brothers and Sisters, I started off calling these letters, Letters from Exile, but I’ve decided to change that – because it does sound as though I have been banished to a penal colony – the image that many Brits still have of Australia.   We think of it as a far away place ‘down under’. It amazed me to read Augustine speaking of Australia! As early … Continue reading Madame Butterfly – (Letter from Australia 2)

It’s a Bargain! – (Letters in Exile 1)

In 1636 Samuel Rutherford was sent into ‘exile’ in Aberdeen from his congregation in Anworth in the Scottish Borders for a couple of years.   Although he was banned from preaching he kept in touch with the people back ‘home’ through a series of letters. These beautiful and pastoral letters are now considered spiritual classics – ‘When we are dead and gone let the world know … Continue reading It’s a Bargain! – (Letters in Exile 1)

Quantum 53 – ABC; Abortion in NSW; Josh Harris; Indian Divorce; Hong Kong; Korea; Nicola’s Speech; Rochester; Circumgender; Royal Babies; Minnie Mouse; Psalm 100

Quantum 53 covers a wide range of subjects – from ABC to Josh Harris, Minnie Mouse to Keith Getty. What is Hell and Does Anyone Go There? ABC Radio Show We also looked at the sad news about abortion in New South Wales – and the evidence that babies in the womb feel pain.  Meanwhile in India Muslim divorce law has been banned  and in … Continue reading Quantum 53 – ABC; Abortion in NSW; Josh Harris; Indian Divorce; Hong Kong; Korea; Nicola’s Speech; Rochester; Circumgender; Royal Babies; Minnie Mouse; Psalm 100

Quantum 52 -Boris; Alaister Campbell; Communion on the Moon; Gary Lineker; Yuval Harari; Trans waxing; Alice Cooper

This weeks Quantum – from Boris Johnson to Alice Cooper…. Boris – Boris – What should the Christian Response Be Alasdair Campbell – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-4Cfiykd90 at 3:50 Jonathan Haidt  https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/from-protests-to-trigger-warnings-the-creeping-threats-to-free-speech-at-our-universities-20190724-p52ac7.html  Communion on the Moon (USA) – https://hope1032.com.au/stories/faith/2019/the-day-astronaut-buzz-aldrin-took-communion-on-the-moon/ Gary Lineker (UK) – https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2019/07/why-has-gary-lineker-been-appointed-a-visiting-fellow-at-oxford/  Reformation Defaced (Switzerland) – http://evangelicalfocus.com/cities/4602/Vandalism_against_the_wall_of_the_Reformers_in_Geneva?fbclid=IwAR3TXq5MrNUxZrHzdtnUYnlkZ5p6L6ET_-ZHSg04vKE5AOmG_sMvKNaQtlo  Trans. https://www.spiked-online.com/2019/07/19/canadas-bizarre-trans-waxing-controversy/ Wondering what’s on children’s TV shows these days? Well, @cbbc(from @BBC) is “informing” your young children that hormone blockers … Continue reading Quantum 52 -Boris; Alaister Campbell; Communion on the Moon; Gary Lineker; Yuval Harari; Trans waxing; Alice Cooper