Out of the darkness: Is the secularist faith in decline?

Sometimes you get read a post that astonishes and encourages.  One such was yesterday when an old sparring partner from the Scottish Secular Society (someone who I also respect), Spencer Fildes wrote a message on his FB page stating amongst other things “Secularism is a myth” .  The fact that a former vice chair of the Secular Society could write this set me thinking – … Continue reading Out of the darkness: Is the secularist faith in decline?

Harari’s Hope and Hypocrisy – Christian Today

This weeks Christian Today article… Harari’s hypocrisy and why Christians can be just the same (Photo: Unsplash/Ryoji Iwata) The Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari is this generation’s ‘must have’ writer if you want to show just how in touch you are with modern society. His Sapiens and Homo Deus have sold, and continue to sell in their millions. He is the guru of the techno … Continue reading Harari’s Hope and Hypocrisy – Christian Today

Onward Christian Soldier – The Scottish Daily Mail

“O that God would gie us, the gift to see ourselves as others see us”  (Burns). “And those things when we hear, let us also make open show of our defects, but of our excellencies let us say nothing.  Or if the opportunity force it upon us, let us speak of them with reserve and impute the whole to God’s grace.”  (Chrysostom) The above words … Continue reading Onward Christian Soldier – The Scottish Daily Mail

Quantum 51 – Cricket; Bigotry; The Catholic MP and the Free Church MP; Child Abuse; Jess Phillips; Scotland and Drugs; Trump; The Bachelorette; Mark Driscoll; Joni; The Handmaids Tale; Augustine Banned

This weeks Quantum ranges from explaining cricket to an MP demanding that the government look after her children five days a week – from The Bachelorette to Donald Trump..Enjoy…(and pass on!) We also looking at The Speaker and bigotry –  the firing of Allen Josephson, The Free Church MP and the Catholic MP https://theweeflea.com/2019/07/10/dear-ian-an-open-letter-to-ian-blackford/ Remember this song?  It’s been banned in a library play group! … Continue reading Quantum 51 – Cricket; Bigotry; The Catholic MP and the Free Church MP; Child Abuse; Jess Phillips; Scotland and Drugs; Trump; The Bachelorette; Mark Driscoll; Joni; The Handmaids Tale; Augustine Banned

Quantum 50: The PM at Hillsong; Greg Sheridan; Islamaphobia; ; Northern Ireland; Amazon; Epstein; Paula White, Egypt; Greece; Denmark; Nurseries, Bewes; Santana

Quantum 51 – The links and videos are below: Australia – The Prime Minister at Hillsong –    The West – Is Christianity making a comeback –   Islamaphobia – https://twitter.com/spikedonline/status/1149043870937821184?s=12 Islamaphobia – Christian Today The Regressive Power grab in Northern Ireland – https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2019/07/northern-ireland-gay-marriage-and-the-great-liberal-power-grab/ CBC – Child Drag Queens –https://twitter.com/Jessicae13Eaton/status/1147617805845630978?s=20 Amazon ban books – https://www.christianpost.com/news/amazon-pulls-books-by-authors-who-once-identified-as-gay-lesbian.html?uid=38b40306c7 Decline in Millionaires –  Jeffrey Epstein –  Paula White – Holy … Continue reading Quantum 50: The PM at Hillsong; Greg Sheridan; Islamaphobia; ; Northern Ireland; Amazon; Epstein; Paula White, Egypt; Greece; Denmark; Nurseries, Bewes; Santana

Dear Ian – An Open Letter to Ian Blackford

Dear Ian, Forgive me the familiarity, but I do feel as though I know you.   In your role as leader of the SNP Westminster group you are regularly in the news.   You have an important job as a political leader, and as a Christian, I pray for you because we recognise that the work you do is vital and important.   I also understand that occasionally … Continue reading Dear Ian – An Open Letter to Ian Blackford

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;

Living Like a Refugee

This weeks column in Christian Today  The difference between seeing the stranger and being the stranger Refugees fleeing the Middle EastChurch Response for Refugees Parting is such sweet sorrow. This week I closed the door and turned the key for the last time in the house that has been our home for 27 years. Saying farewell to the place you have lived, and the church … Continue reading Living Like a Refugee

Quantum 48 – Adverts; Monty Python; Jeremy Hunt; Margaret Thatcher; Mark Fields; Forced Abortion; Patrick Harvie; Toy Story 4; The Archers

Quantum 48 What do our adverts say about our culture? Would Monty Python be permitted today? Are the Tories the party of the family?  What does Jeremy Hunt think that every child needs to be taught? When did Mrs Thatcher pray?  What did she think about leadership? Why is Mark Fields more important than the 44 men charged with child sex abuse in Kirklees Why … Continue reading Quantum 48 – Adverts; Monty Python; Jeremy Hunt; Margaret Thatcher; Mark Fields; Forced Abortion; Patrick Harvie; Toy Story 4; The Archers

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