Confrontation and Conversation in Canberra

`As promised here is the link for the event we did in Canberra last week…. Reflections of ‘Us v Them’ panellist David Robertson CONFRONTATION AND CONVERSATION IN CANBERRA Special events in Canberra Mon Sep 23rd, 2019 Reflections of ‘Us v Them’ panellist David Robertson   I wasn’t sure what to expect. But it turns out neither was anyone else. We were taking part in a … Continue reading Confrontation and Conversation in Canberra

Outgrowing Atheism – It’s Time For Richard Dawkins to Grow Up

(This weeks article on Christian Today – you can read the original here). Outgrowing Atheism: it’s time for Richard Dawkins to grow up Atheist bestselling author Richard DawkinsYouTube/Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science Although its readers were to name him one of the top three intellectuals in the world, Prospect magazine gave a scathing review to Richard Dawkins’ anti-religion polemic The God Delusion, writing at … Continue reading Outgrowing Atheism – It’s Time For Richard Dawkins to Grow Up

The Illiberalism and Irrationality of Western Liberals – As Evidenced by the Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning Herald is a frustrating and revealing newspaper….it’s frustrating because it offers so much that is good but in the end comes across as a dumbed-down progressivism for those who think they are liberal.  It’s revealing because it shows how weak the intellectual and rational arguments are made by those who consider themselves to be the intellectual elites.  It’s almost as though they … Continue reading The Illiberalism and Irrationality of Western Liberals – As Evidenced by the Sydney Morning Herald

Mission to Public Leaders in the Media

This is an interview I did with Trans World Radio and Danny Webster of the Evangelical Alliance on Christians in the media.   Enjoy…Danny speaks for the first 5 minutes. Subjects covered:   St Peters Free Church;  Solas; Evangelism; The Media; Social Media; Cafe Outreach; Apologetics; Press Interviews..Blogs…. Trial By Media – TWR Radio Discussion Should Christian Leaders Speak out About Brexit? TWR Panel.     Continue reading Mission to Public Leaders in the Media

Quantum 36 – Ukraine; Canada; Puritanism; The Secular Inquisition; BBC Questiontime; New Zealand; Unplanned;Melvyn Bragg; Anti-Science; The Cure; Robin Aitken

This weeks Quantum ranges from a Ukrainian Comedian to The Cure! In a case of real life imitating art we look at the extraordinary story of the Ukrainian comedian who might become president.   And we continue to expand your vocabulary as the destruction of our language continues.  Do you know what Theybies and Childism are? Mark Powell from Australia tells us about the mother bearing … Continue reading Quantum 36 – Ukraine; Canada; Puritanism; The Secular Inquisition; BBC Questiontime; New Zealand; Unplanned;Melvyn Bragg; Anti-Science; The Cure; Robin Aitken

Shake on It -Engaging with Transgender People

Several people contacted me about the BBC programme ‘Shake on It” – Shake On It – A Surprising BBC Programme on Trans and Identity.   The trouble is that if you are not in the UK you can’t view it.  I understand that at some point it will be on YouTube but until then you can get it by clicking the link below. Again to give credit … Continue reading Shake on It -Engaging with Transgender People

Shake On It – A Surprising BBC Programme on Trans and Identity.

The BBC have produced and broadcast a video which stuns me!  It’s fair, balanced and interesting.      In September last year I went through to Glasgow to record a programme, Shake On It for the new BBC Scotland station.   I wrote about the experience here – ‘Shake On It’ – An Interesting Day Recording for the BBC Yesterday the BBC broadcast the show.  You will … Continue reading Shake On It – A Surprising BBC Programme on Trans and Identity.

Tom Watson or Tommy Robinson – Who is the Greater Threat?

Tom Watson, the normally sensible sounding deputy leader of the Labour party, has come out with a call for YouTube to follow Instagram and Facebook in banning Tommy Robinson, the political activist and former founder of the English Defence League.  Watson thinks that Robinson should be banned or else governments should set up ” a powerful and independent regulator of the unaccountable, irresponsible social media … Continue reading Tom Watson or Tommy Robinson – Who is the Greater Threat?

In Conversation – with Alastair McIntosh

This is a conversation I had with Alastair McIntosh, a Quaker activist, broadcaster and writer.  He is the author of a superb book – Poachers Pilgrimage.  We discussed many things in front of a good audience in St Peters.   It may not sound the most riveting of evenings – over an hour discussing theology, history, the Highlands,church etc – but the most common reaction afterwards from those … Continue reading In Conversation – with Alastair McIntosh

Persuasive Economics

Can we use economics to preach the Gospel?  Can the Bible be applied to economics….as someone who is not an economist or an expert – here is an attempt I made at FOCL in 2013 to answer those questions… (and not a mention of Brexit!)…includes an early mention of the Christianity (or not!) of Donald Trump!  This reminded me of a popular poster that Al … Continue reading Persuasive Economics