The Best a Man Can Be?

Are you old enough to remember this ad? It’s now been changed into this video which was on all news bulletins yesterday and has been subject to a considerable amount of negative reaction (as well as those who love it). When I heard about it I was prepared to hate it and get outraged….but in many ways I thought it was excellent.   There is a … Continue reading The Best a Man Can Be?

Ten Predictions for 2019 – Confusion, China and Christ.

Last New Year I tried to look ahead and predict what would happen in 2018 – https://theweeflea.com/2017/12/30/war-poverty-the-rise-of-the-machines-10-prophecies-for-society-in-2018/   I think I got 9.5 right!  So let’s have another go for 2019. 1) ) We will continue to live in a confused culture – on sex and gender  Our society has the MeToo movement – supposed to be a protest against mistreatment and sexual abuse of women.  … Continue reading Ten Predictions for 2019 – Confusion, China and Christ.

All Things New – A New Years Message for Church and Society (the January Record Editorial)

A New Years Message for the Church and Society… New Year is as good a time as any to think about new beginnings. As we reflect on the past year and look forward to 2019, whether at an individual, community or government level, many of us would love to start anew again. Renewal is a great idea. And so is re-formation. I would love to … Continue reading All Things New – A New Years Message for Church and Society (the January Record Editorial)

Quantum 22 – 2018 – End of Year Review

This is the last Quantum for 2018.   I wanted to do a review of the year but as I looked at the most popular blog posts for this year I realised that they covered most of the main issues so I thought I would combine the two. You can listen by clicking on the link below.  (there is a fair amount of music in this … Continue reading Quantum 22 – 2018 – End of Year Review

Now They’re Coming for the Nurseries!

Yesterday Graham Grant of The Daily Mail asked me to comment on the latest gem from the Care Inspectorate – the government body that inspects schools and nurseries.   Here are some guidelines that they have just issued. There is so much that one could say about this – some of which is incorporated in this article in The Daily Mail.   The Care Inspectorate have become a primary means … Continue reading Now They’re Coming for the Nurseries!

Dear Twitter – Why Have You Banned Me?

Dear Twitter, Thanks for your note telling me that I was banned.   I must admit it was a bit of a shock. This is what you told me: We’re writing to let you know that your account features will remain locked or limited for the allotted time due to violations of the Twitter Rules, specifically our hateful conduct policy. We do not allow people to … Continue reading Dear Twitter – Why Have You Banned Me?

Quantum 18 – China; Taiwan; Christmas in Brunei; Censorship ; Transmania; Rainbow Badges in the NHS; Anti-Semitism in Hungary; The Ukrainian Holocaust; John Allen Chau

Welcome to Quantum no.18 – This is a bit longer than usual but there was so much to cover….enjoy. China – https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-21/beijing-to-judge-every-resident-based-on-behavior-by-end-of-2020 Taiwan – Rejects SSM – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-46329877 Christmas – Brunei – https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/brunei-cancels-christmas-sultan-warns-those-celebrating-could-face-up-to-five-years-in-jail-a6782561.html? fbclid=IwAR0W6Sef4Tp1AacdVeCe8wUCB6mxX3_TiMTNQjPS3yXI_vDumVbsA1dmSdwMartyn Lewis – https://www.facebook.com/mrmartinlewis/videos/10155478443616540/ Censorship Derby Cathedral –- https://www.premier.org.uk/News/UK/Cathedral-denies-banning-vicar-from-preaching-at-carol-service Glasgow and Aberdeen Unis – https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2018/11/the-real-reason-pro-life-students-arent-welcome-at-glasgow-university/ Vagina Monologues – https://nypost.com/2018/11/20/now-the-pc-police-have-come-for-the-vagina-monologues/ Jean Hackett – https://twitter.com/jeanhatchet/status/1067784361225924609?s=12 Transamania – Piers Morgan – https://twitter.com/i/status/1067390060977418240 Rainbow badges – … Continue reading Quantum 18 – China; Taiwan; Christmas in Brunei; Censorship ; Transmania; Rainbow Badges in the NHS; Anti-Semitism in Hungary; The Ukrainian Holocaust; John Allen Chau

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

Quantum 16 – Brexit and Democracy; Asia Bibi; Persecution of Christians; Dame Jenny Murray, Stephen Jardine show; Jordan Peterson; Instagram; Planned Parenthood; FIEC

This weeks Quantum…..enjoy… Brexit –  – https://twitter.com/spikedonline/status/1062837927682732034?s=12 https://www.spectator.co.uk/2018/11/mays-deal-proves-one-thing-the-establishment-always-wins/ Asia Bibi – The UK and Australia – https://www.spiked-online.com/2018/11/05/the-abandonment-of-asia-bibi/#.W-BZT939QRg.facebook  EXCLUSIVE: Did we just kowtow to terror? After last week? Radio 4 –https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0001282   Dame Jenny Murray – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-46139085  Stephen Jardine…TIE… https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m00011zw  BBC Questiontime –  https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0brf9v7/question-time-2018-08112018  Jordan Peterson – https://www.facebook.com/BBCQuestionTime/videos/288995188387580/UzpfSTE1NTMzNTk1MDA6MTAyMTc0NTUyNDUxMjM3MjM/?comment_id=10217455969101822  Instagram and Hate Speech – http://caldronpool.com/instagram-deems-bible-as-hate-speech-seize-the-moment-and-share-it-with-the-whole-globe-unless-it-is-christian/   Planned Parenthood – https://twitter.com/obianuju/status/1061024938042290177?s=12And Alabama – https://www.lifenews.com/2018/11/07/alabama-approves-amendment-saying-unborn-babies-have-a-right-to-life/?fbclid=IwAR0wu-AZzTZFjA9IBZq_H41yAD2EiKTZ5axVUNPB4gxuBOMeZ2hwQzWqroA FIEC – https://fiec.org.uk/news/article/whats-new-for-2018 https://patron.podbean.com/theweeflea ‪“I am afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of … Continue reading Quantum 16 – Brexit and Democracy; Asia Bibi; Persecution of Christians; Dame Jenny Murray, Stephen Jardine show; Jordan Peterson; Instagram; Planned Parenthood; FIEC

The Dark Side of Transgender Ideology

Last week the Scottish government passed an act which will ensure that LGBTI ‘inclusive’ education will be taught in every school and in every subject.  This is something that was rejected by that same government a couple of years ago – but now apparently every politician thinks it is a good thing.  This is because, with the exception of a handful like Patrick Harvie – … Continue reading The Dark Side of Transgender Ideology