Did you know that being a man means that you are “competitive, ambitious, independent, rational, tough, sexual, confident, dominant, taking risks and caring about your work? Or that being a woman means that you are “nurturing, caring, social, emotional, vulnerable and concerned with appearance.” No – this is not out of some 1950’s traditionalist uber right-wing Christian fundamentalist manual for relationships. This is bang up … Continue reading Emotional Women and Rational Men – Why I’m Coming Out as Binary
|1| Aretha Franklin. |2| Predator Priests. |3| Canadian Euthanasia. |4| Freedom of Expression. |5| Vicky Beeching on sin. |6| The Greek Debt Crisis. LISTEN HERE https://www.podbean.com/media/player/6bt4s-981d97?from=yiiadmin&vjs=1&skin=13&fonts=Helvetica&auto=0&download=0&rtl=0 Download this episode (right click and save) Subscribe on iTunes or Podbean STORY LINKS Aretha Franklin BBC – Obituary: Aretha Franklin Predator Priests RebelPriest – Homosexual predators, not paedophile priests, are Church’s deadly cancer Reddit – Summary of Pennsylvania Predator Priest Activity Canadian Euthanasia National Review – Canadian Hospital Pushes Euthanasia on … Continue reading Quantum 06 | The Wee Flea Podcast
The Joy of Edinburgh Uni I had a great time at Uni. In between sports, friends, student politics and CU I even found time to do some history. It was all a great education. And it was free. And as a farmworkers son I even got a maintenance grant. I well remember the first time I queued up after registration to get my £500 cheque. … Continue reading The Best Laid Plans….The Crisis in Scottish Higher Education.
We can learn a great deal from the continuing fallout from Perth Pride. As I wrote about this – there was a backlash which involved a great deal of distortion and attempt to silence. The Daily Record joined in the unthinking herd mob mentality with this article talking about the ‘love and acceptance for all’ of Rev Scott Burton vs the hatred and ‘fiercely personal critical … Continue reading Pride Comes Before a Fall – Lessons from Perth’s Shame.
I’m just about to speak at Creationfest but before I do so I want to share with you something that was published in The Scotsman today. Look at the comments section as well – but read the text. When I warned (‘prophesied’) about this a few years ago I was abused and told I was mad – even by some Christians who told me basically … Continue reading Wow! – The Prophesied Madness of State Sponsored Child Abuse has Arrived.
What would you do if the following story appeared in your local newspaper? Would you a) Say ‘what a great idea’ and be thankful that tax payers money is being spent in such a constructive way? b) Ask ‘What’s the world coming to?’, shrug your shoulders and get on with life? c) Write an angry letter to the paper pointing out that we have all … Continue reading Drag Queen Story Time
Last Sunday we looked at Romans 8:1-4 – Looking at the subject of real freedom. This is the real Gospel. It was wonderful to see and hear people ‘getting’ the Gospel. Also we rejoiced in news of one young man becoming a Christian. To run and work the law commands, Yet gives me neither feet nor hands; But better news the gospel brings: It bids … Continue reading Romans 8 – The Freedom of the Good News; Proverbs 1 – Wisdom for Life (Sinclair Ferguson); Opticians in Burundi and Praise from St Peters
Cycling home last night I received a phone call from a journalist who wanted to ask my views on a story he was covering. When he told me the story I had to stop before I fell off my bike. Could you repeat that? He did. This is the story. HIDE YOUR CROSSES AND BIBLES Watchdog’s warning that Christian symbols on display at funerals could … Continue reading Hide Your Crosses and Bibles – How Equality leads to the removal of public Christianity.
It’s been an intense but revealing 24 hours. I have learned to an even greater extent just how deep the rot is in the contemporary church, and just how easy it is for us to be intimidated and bullied into silence. Let me set the background, then explain what happened yesterday, and then offer some analysis of what precisely is going on. Vicky Beeching brought … Continue reading The Soft and Hard Intimidation of the Church – A revealing 24 Hours….
This is my latest article on Premier Christianity (its always interesting to read the comments!) – I wrote it a couple of weeks ago and just assumed it was not going to be published – but it was yesterday…..There will come a day when if people like Vicky Beeching get her way these articles will not be allowed to be published – so enjoy them … Continue reading 3 reasons why the commercialisation of sexual politics is wrong