LED 27 – President Trump in the UK; The Supreme Court; The World Cup and the EU; Diversity and Identity Politics; President Duterte; Thai Joy; Professor Carlos Frenk

President Trump  in the UK President Trump is in the UK this week and is receiving a mixed reception – as I wrote in this article there is a great deal of hypocrisy about this.  It’s somewhat hypocritical for those who lauded President Macron of France for welcoming President Trump for them to then turn round and complain about Prime Minister May doing so on a … Continue reading LED 27 – President Trump in the UK; The Supreme Court; The World Cup and the EU; Diversity and Identity Politics; President Duterte; Thai Joy; Professor Carlos Frenk

LED 26 – The NHS – May Apologises to Tatchell – Gay Conversion Therapy – Schools Ban Skirts – Irish Depopulation – Syrian Christian Refugees – Fake Booze – Tim Keller in Parliament

After three months its time to return to our weekly round up of events that illustrate where our culture is at.  Light Engaging Darkness tries to identify general trends in culture (each week we take seven items) and apply some Gospel light to them!  Whether we succeed or not – you can be the judge!  This link is for the previous one – many moons … Continue reading LED 26 – The NHS – May Apologises to Tatchell – Gay Conversion Therapy – Schools Ban Skirts – Irish Depopulation – Syrian Christian Refugees – Fake Booze – Tim Keller in Parliament

John Anderson Interview – Where is the West Heading?

I loved meeting John Anderson, former deputy Prime Minister of Australia.  He is a lovely Christian, with a sharp mind and  great understanding of Western culture.  I regard him as a highly significant figure – look at his website and you will see why.   It gives me some hope that there are some politicians like him.   His ‘conversations’ are superb….he has some great ones with … Continue reading John Anderson Interview – Where is the West Heading?

Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Corporate Capitalism, the World Cup and the Sign of a Society Committing Suicide

Please. Stop it.  Enough.   We get the message…over and over and over again.  We can hear you.  We know you are virtuous.   We know you are for equality and diversity.  So please, please, please, can we have some diversity in our corporate culture – and some equality?  Our corporate capitalists and public institutions seems obsessed with only one issue.   (I note the common complaint that … Continue reading Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Corporate Capitalism, the World Cup and the Sign of a Society Committing Suicide

Tim Keller and Sinclair Ferguson on Christian Ministry

Tim Keller and Sinclair Ferguson are probably the most influential Christian leaders in my life and ministry.   It was therefore a joy to hear them both on this video speaking about ministry and life.   (If you don’t wish to watch the whole ceremony Tim Keller begins at around the 27 minute mark-  Sinclair at the one hour 27 ). Tim Keller always has this … Continue reading Tim Keller and Sinclair Ferguson on Christian Ministry

Let Them Eat Rainbows. The Sexualisation and the Poverty of Children

As we prepare to head home I note the depressing news that Downfield primary school in my own city of Dundee has been the first to be awarded an LGBTI ‘silver award’ for their work in promoting ‘diversion and inclusion’.  Watch this little news clip to see how the indoctrination of our children is pushing on full steam. The children are being indoctrinated into acceptance … Continue reading Let Them Eat Rainbows. The Sexualisation and the Poverty of Children

Tim Keller and Middle Class Churches

Back in the UK Tim Keller is in town amongst other things at the National Prayer Breakfast – giving what one FC minister described as a “robust and Christ-centred defence of the gospel before Prime Minister, MPs and clergy. A great encouragement and motivation to pray for our nation”.  Brilliant! It’s always good to listen to Tim who never fails to be challenging and stimulating.  … Continue reading Tim Keller and Middle Class Churches

Beware the Promises of Politicians

People have always been cynical and somewhat dismissive about the promises of politicians – sometimes with good reason.  Such cynicism however creates real problems in a democracy and opens the door to the kind of disillusionment that feeds more extreme forces. But there is one area where politicians in the UK government and the Scottish government (and also the US and Australian governments).  Whenever a … Continue reading Beware the Promises of Politicians

Ozzie Observations Week 11 – Pride, Prejudice, Posh Schools and Hope for Australia

A Snob I am an inverted snob.  Or at least I am in danger of being an inverted snob….there is a fine line between being concerned about the inequalities between rich and poor and the unfair advantage that many people possess just because of their  (bought) status in society and being against people just because they happen to be wealthy.  It is possible to be … Continue reading Ozzie Observations Week 11 – Pride, Prejudice, Posh Schools and Hope for Australia

Ecclesiastes 10: The Stench of Folly and the Perfume of Christ

This weeks Ecclesiastes article on Christian Today  One rotten apple spoils the barrel. One badly behaved child can disrupt a whole class. One abusive clergyman can harm a whole church. One dead fly ruins perfume. Solomon having told us about the necessity of wisdom then goes on to explain how a little foolishness can harm life. (Ecclesiastes 10:1-11). Pixabay A Little Folly — verse 2. The heart of … Continue reading Ecclesiastes 10: The Stench of Folly and the Perfume of Christ