Saturday Review 13 ; Pascal; Nine Marks of a Healthy Church; Romans 12; Nick Robinson; Love Over Gold; The Flame Tree Cafe

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

Dundee Children Taking Puberty Blockers – Article in The Tully

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

Saturday Review 7 – Operation Finale; Owen Vol 9; From Our Own Correspondent; The White Album; Masterchef; Cafe Scilia

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

‘We Will Rue the Day the Wee Flea Buzzed Off – Article in the Evening Telegraph

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

Saturday Review 4 – Our Culture, What’s Left Of It; Graham Norton; Brexit- A Love Story; Leonard Cohen; The Newport..

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..

Quantum 15 – US Elections; Micheilin; Christmas; Remembrance Sunday; Israel; Finland and Child Sex; IFES in Barcelona; the Sexist Homophobic Snowman

  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

Shop Now – The Nightmare Begins

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

The Glory of Creation and Prager on Evolution

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

1 Kings, Psalm 84, CreationFest, Communion and Johnny Cash – Worship from St Petes

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

Police Scotland and the Scottish Government Reported for Hate Incident

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