Quantum 49 – Felix ; Mexican Marriage; Brazilian Evangelicals; Pro-Life Democrats; Mali; Legarde; Renaming Women; Oreos; Tatchell; Derby Uni; Charities; Social Credit in China; Misquoting Bible;

The first Quantum from Oz Felix Ngole – https://stephenmcalpine.com/if-only-there-were-someone-other-than-izzy/ Mexican State supports marriage – https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/mexican-states-legislature-defends-marriage-as-one-man-and-one-woman-only?utm_content=buffer162d3&utm_medium=WCDM%2BBuffer&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=WCDM&fbclid=IwAR3ydBfDC8ecsj4cOoAeqT9-ymfQxwVi3rYy3fXgqXCY-aW3Zw4Fw1hFjME Brazilian Evangelicals – https://www.foxnews.com/faith-values/brazil-evangelicals-jesus-march-millions?fbclid=IwAR1DwBowDlIRmGvY1q8bac61zB4LT9vDjx5-UP3aR0JoIzPZZvM_iQZkoQE Pro-Life Democrat – Abortion genocide. https://www.liveaction.org/news/black-female-democrat-abortion-genocide/?fbclid=IwAR2FrEsTe8ggnCO7xzUVHUbOXm2BDM74pkpPGXiP4YLi1nL–cvcai8b3iU Massacre in Mali – https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-48579475 Christian Legarde – https://www.spiked-online.com/2019/07/03/this-is-what-eu-democracy-looks-like/ The renaming of women – https://twitter.com/paulembery/status/1144821953506742273?s=12 Oreos – https://thefederalist.com/2019/07/01/special-lgbt-edition-oreos-indoctrinate-kids-trans-pronouns/ Love is Love – Age gap – https://twitter.com/cf_farrow/status/1144632295187525632?s=12 Charities and the Government – https://twitter.com/journostephen/status/1146495338964033537?s=1 Social Credit – https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/01/china-bans-23m-discredited-citizens-from-buying-travel-tickets-social-credit-system Misquoting the Bible – … Continue reading Quantum 49 – Felix ; Mexican Marriage; Brazilian Evangelicals; Pro-Life Democrats; Mali; Legarde; Renaming Women; Oreos; Tatchell; Derby Uni; Charities; Social Credit in China; Misquoting Bible;

Decades in Dundee – Euan Gurr on Brexit, Independence, Poverty, Family, Christianity and Dundeei

This is part three of the Decades Videos – Jim Spence, Kevin McKenna and I discuss with Euan Gurr.   Euan is a special guy – one of the great unsung heros of the Christian church in Scotland.  Euan was the head of the Trussell Trust and is now a columnist and campaigner.  His heart for the poor is Christ’s.  You may not always agree with … Continue reading Decades in Dundee – Euan Gurr on Brexit, Independence, Poverty, Family, Christianity and Dundeei

Quantum 47 -Hong Kong; London; Nigeria; Forgiveness; Womens World Cup; Fathers Day; Oxford Passion Play; Black Metal; School Trans; St Silas; Puritan Wives; Pink Floyd

Welcome to this week’s Quantum of Hope 47: We look at the current situation in Hong Kong  and the extraordinary way that a Christian hymn has been in the centre of things. London is experiencing a spate of stabbings.  Meanwhile Christians in Nigeria continue to be slaughtered. We also look at the lack of forgiveness in modern society – with this incredible discussion about the … Continue reading Quantum 47 -Hong Kong; London; Nigeria; Forgiveness; Womens World Cup; Fathers Day; Oxford Passion Play; Black Metal; School Trans; St Silas; Puritan Wives; Pink Floyd

Vicar ‘under Investigation’ for Quoting The Wee Flea!

Sometimes a story arises which is so indicative of our culture and so important in its implications that it deserves an immediate response.  The Daily Telegraph, the Yorkshire Post and the Daily Mirror all carried this story about Rev. Peter Hughes.    Peter quoted extensively (as did The Mirror)  from my article Parents Take Back Control – The April Record Editorial which he read on this blog.  … Continue reading Vicar ‘under Investigation’ for Quoting The Wee Flea!

The Threat to Religious Freedom in Scotland – and a Response from the Humanist Society.

This week is a week of speeches.   Yesterday I was not only at the General Assembly but speaking at the Scottish Parliament – to their Freedom of Religion Committee on the subject of The Threat to Religious Freedom in Scotland.  Here is the speech. The Threat to Religious Freedom in Scotland  Religious freedom is the bedrock of all other freedoms. Freedom of speech, freedom of … Continue reading The Threat to Religious Freedom in Scotland – and a Response from the Humanist Society.

I Hate ‘Hate Speech’

This is a slightly amended version of my latest post in Christian Today – you can read the original here..   This is an important subject for us all to grasp…please do feel free to spread this article around…(if you agree!)   (Photo: Unsplash/Matt Botsford) After the Second World War, Soviet Russia was determined to have the concept of ‘hate speech’ enshrined in international legislation. They … Continue reading I Hate ‘Hate Speech’

Quantum of Hope 42 – An Apology and a Change; Entertainment; Politics; Religious Freedom; Christian Humanism; Education; Poverty; Leonard Cohen

This week’s Quantum marks a change in how we do things.   We will continue to look at what is going on in the world; the good, the bad and the ugly – but there is a danger that just pointing things out can leave one with a sense of despair and turn into a kind of rant about how we are all doomed!  I don’t … Continue reading Quantum of Hope 42 – An Apology and a Change; Entertainment; Politics; Religious Freedom; Christian Humanism; Education; Poverty; Leonard Cohen

Hugh Miller – The Christian Radical

This is a paper I presented to a conference of academics in Cromarty celebrating the work of Hugh Miller.  Miller is one of Scotland’s unsung great historical heroes.  I was reminded of this when listening to Nicola Sturgeon’s conference speech last week – which contained a short section on Scottish history that was more interesting for what it missed out rather than what it said. … Continue reading Hugh Miller – The Christian Radical

Scotland’s Future – The Hope, History, Hubris, Humiliation and Hypocrisy of Nicola Sturgeon

I found Nicola Sturgeons’ speech to the SNP entertaining,  revealing, informative,  frustrating, cringeworthy and depressing. I suspect that the way people react to this speech are similar to the way the react to Nicola – they either love or hate her.  To her fans this was a brilliant speech showing the fantastic vision and leadership that she provides.  To her detractors this was more of … Continue reading Scotland’s Future – The Hope, History, Hubris, Humiliation and Hypocrisy of Nicola Sturgeon

Sturgeon, Brexit and the Future of Scotland

This weeks Brexit Bulletin and some Reflections on Scotland Today Sturgeon, Brexit and the Future of Scotland MPs are back from their Easter holidays and things have stayed the same and moved on.  The Brexit Party has really started with a bang.  It looks professional, slick and is gathering a formidable momentum.    The other new party – ChangeUK is having a nightmare – they … Continue reading Sturgeon, Brexit and the Future of Scotland