This is such a strange day – for the first time in 27 years I am not responsible for the conduct of public worship in St Peters. Of course I have been away from St Peters before on a Sunday – but this is different. Then I was returning – this time we have left. As someone said last week – ‘this is like a … Continue reading The Final Sunday – Romans 16 and a Fond Farewell.
A couple of weeks ago we had our ‘Decades in Dundee’ event…Over the next few weeks I will post up the interviews we had during that. We begin with the wonderful Jim Spence – BBC sports reporter – to me the essence of Dundee. He has some fascinating insights…. Enjoy… From Dundee to Down-Under Continue reading Decades in Dundee – Part 1 – Jim Spence Talks about Football, Dundee and Faith
Book – Pensees – Pascal – 9/10 What can one say about this classic book? This is so good I am tempted to learn French just to read the author in his original language! For those who don’t know this is a collection of philosophical fragments, note and essays. It is personal and deep and profoundly biblical and Christian – although very grounded in the … Continue reading Saturday Review 13 ; Pascal; Nine Marks of a Healthy Church; Romans 12; Nick Robinson; Love Over Gold; The Flame Tree Cafe
The following article appeared in The Evening Telegraph. I am beginning to wonder if the tide is turning a bit. The journalist was very fair in her reporting. Note the astonishing remark from Gregor Murray, the former SNP Education convenor for Dundee, who lost his job – changing gender and putting chemicals into your body is just like a cream for acne! Crazy and dangerous. … Continue reading Dundee Children Taking Puberty Blockers – Article in The Tully
Film – Operation Finale – 7/10 If you have Netflix then don’t miss this film. The story of the capture of Adolf Eichmann is fascinating enough and this film certainly captures that – but it also raises some great questions and teaches some important lessons. Why do people hate the Jews so much? “The history of the Jewish people is steeped in suffering and persecution” … Continue reading Saturday Review 7 – Operation Finale; Owen Vol 9; From Our Own Correspondent; The White Album; Masterchef; Cafe Scilia
This article appeared in The Evening Telegraph last week – you can get the original here. The reactions to it have been ‘interesting’. More of which below…. EWAN GURR: After 30 years of ministry in Dundee, ‘the wee Flea’ will be a huge loss to the city A Pagan, a Catholic and an atheist walk into a Free Church. It sounds like the perfect opener … Continue reading ‘We Will Rue the Day the Wee Flea Buzzed Off – Article in the Evening Telegraph
Book- Our Culture What’s Left Of It, the Mandarins and the Masses – Theodore Dalrymple This is a stunning book. A delight. “Dalrymple is a writer of genius: lucid, unsentimental, and profoundly honest…..He is one of the great essayists of our age” (Denis Dutton). I have no idea how I missed this book (which came out in 2005) but I am so glad I found it … Continue reading Saturday Review 4 – Our Culture, What’s Left Of It; Graham Norton; Brexit- A Love Story; Leonard Cohen; The Newport..
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 – 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 – “Speaking the … 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