Welcome to Quantum no.15….this week features comment and music – Christmas music, new Scottish hymns and Portuguese Christians singing about The Revolution! Listen here – https://www.podbean.com/media/player/zzy4p-9ea99f?from=yiiadmin&download=1&version=1&vjs=1&skin=1&auto=0&share=1&fonts=Helvetica&download=1&rtl=0 US Elections – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-46120373 Michelin Tyre Factory – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-46097215 Christmas – https://theweeflea.com/2018/11/06/shop-now-the-nightmare-begins/ Remembrance Sunday – New Scottish Hymns – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-45978590 It’s a Mad, Mad World https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-46119393 https://yournewswire.com/finnish-court-sex-children/ https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/asa-winstanley/first-uk-university-divest-israeli-apartheid-leeds It’s a Gospel World – IFES in Barcelona – … Continue reading Quantum 15 – US Elections; Micheilin; Christmas; Remembrance Sunday; Israel; Finland and Child Sex; IFES in Barcelona; the Sexist Homophobic Snowman
Last night – November the 5th – we were driving home from the airport when about 10pm we stopped at Asda. Annabel came out shaking her head – they had a Christmas tree up and were playing a Christmas song….50 days to go said the banner. SHOP NOW! This is not the usual grumpy rant about the commercial exploitation of Christmas….it is a heart … Continue reading Shop Now – The Nightmare Begins
Today we had a lovely walk in Crombie Park. It was exhilarating to experience the Autumn colours even in what started out as a grey day and ended up sunny – this is after all Scotland, where you can get four seasons in one day. I wondered at the glory of the Creator in the variety of nature and then thought why do people think that … Continue reading The Glory of Creation and Prager on Evolution
Last Sunday Craig preached on 1 Kings 3-4 – it was the fullest I have ever seen the church. Also great to have Katrina Nicholson with us…and Brian Broederson, Sarah Yardley and the team from CreationFest – after a great day of outreach on Saturday Songs: Great is the Darkness; Be Thou My Vision; Ps 23 (Townend); Ps 109:21-31; How Great Thou Art (I thought the … Continue reading 1 Kings, Psalm 84, CreationFest, Communion and Johnny Cash – Worship from St Petes
I have just fulfilled my civic duty and reported both Police Scotland and the Scottish Government for a ‘Hate Incident’ following this incident described yesterday. The ‘Hate’ Police are Now Here To Police Scotland and the Scottish Government I would like to report a Hate Crime. As the Scottish government and Police Scotland encourage us to do so- One Scotland Going home the other day I … Continue reading Police Scotland and the Scottish Government Reported for Hate Incident
After Perth Pride we have now had the Dundee version. By all accounts Dundee Pride on Saturday was a great success – thousands of people from all over Scotland (according to the organisers 8,000) took part at some point. It was well attended and well-funded – Sponsors included Lush, Tay FM, Explore Dundee, the Bank of Scotland, Dundee University, Dundee City Council, Unison, Clarks Bakery, … Continue reading “I AM WHO I SAY I AM” – Reflections on Dundee Pride
In the morning we looked at the incredible passage from Romans 8:18-25 – it was supposed to be verse 27 but we ran out of time…that will wait for next week! Songs: I Believe (the Creed); How Great Thou Art; Indescribable; Ps 107:1-16; Who Has Held the Oceans Readings: Acts 7:37-53 and Ps 107:1-22 Sermon: Romans 8:18-27 – The Groaning of Creation and the Groaning … Continue reading The Groaning of Creation and the Christian (Romans 8:18-25); I Can’t Believe in …an Eternal God – Praise, Prayers and Preaching from St Peters
The Joy of Edinburgh Uni I had a great time at Uni. In between sports, friends, student politics and CU I even found time to do some history. It was all a great education. And it was free. And as a farmworkers son I even got a maintenance grant. I well remember the first time I queued up after registration to get my £500 cheque. … Continue reading The Best Laid Plans….The Crisis in Scottish Higher Education.
One of the more puzzling aspects of the Brexit debate I don’t understand (and I mean I genuinely can’t get my head round it) is the concern about the possibility of a shortage of workers after Brexit. Only this week I heard that one in ten care home staff are from the EU and that there are major concerns for agriculture (especially fruit picking) and … Continue reading Has Britain lost the Protestant Work Ethic?
We can learn a great deal from the continuing fallout from Perth Pride. As I wrote about this – there was a backlash which involved a great deal of distortion and attempt to silence. The Daily Record joined in the unthinking herd mob mentality with this article talking about the ‘love and acceptance for all’ of Rev Scott Burton vs the hatred and ‘fiercely personal critical … Continue reading Pride Comes Before a Fall – Lessons from Perth’s Shame.