“A Hard Day’s Night” – Letter from Australia 3

18th August 2019 Brothers and Sisters, Living in a city of 5 million there are never a shortage of things to do….living in a country that is the sixth largest in the world (by land mass) there is never a shortage of places to visit. Yesterday we were sitting at a table with a construction worker and his wife and he was saying that he … Continue reading “A Hard Day’s Night” – Letter from Australia 3

The Case for Christian Theism – William Lane Craig on Tour in the UK

This is an excellent documentary about the William Lane Craig tour of the UK – The film shows Craig at his best – and the interest generated by his talks – so if you want to gen up on the Kalaam Cosmological argument, the Contingency Argument, the Moral Argument, Islam, Who Designed the Designer? The Evidence for the Resurrection etc… Enjoy… Why I am not … Continue reading The Case for Christian Theism – William Lane Craig on Tour in the UK

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

A.S.K – 5 – – Harry Potter

TEXT: Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us, just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word. With this in mind, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I too decided to write an orderly account for you, most excellent … Continue reading A.S.K – 5 – – Harry Potter

Quantum 45 – D-Day; Trump’s Visit; Sadiq Khan; Tiananmen Square; Hope not Hate; Sudan; Atheism; Tolkien; Afghan Cricket; Florence Nightingale; A.S.K

This weeks Quantum looks at the visit of Donald Trump , including Sadiq Khan’s response, and the commemoration of D-Day… Next week, the Tory government will roll out the red carpet for Donald Trump. A President who is destroying all the values that have always united Britain and America. Join me and thousands of others in Trafalgar Square next Tuesday @ 11 am to #StopTrump pic.twitter.com/csBDpi9npy … Continue reading Quantum 45 – D-Day; Trump’s Visit; Sadiq Khan; Tiananmen Square; Hope not Hate; Sudan; Atheism; Tolkien; Afghan Cricket; Florence Nightingale; A.S.K

Saturday Review 11 – Servant of the People; Billy Graham; Duke Ellington; The Noble Liar; Brand Luther; Searching for Schindler; John Owen vol 9; The Fox; Romans 10

This week’s reviews all come under the word ‘inspiring’! TV – Servant of the People – 9/10 This one is an absolute gem!  It’s so weird and quirky – a series about a history teacher in Ukraine who becomes President.  It’s in Russian with subtitles.  And it’s brilliant.  Each episode is only 20 minutes but it’s perceptive, funny and through comedy illustrates the problem with … Continue reading Saturday Review 11 – Servant of the People; Billy Graham; Duke Ellington; The Noble Liar; Brand Luther; Searching for Schindler; John Owen vol 9; The Fox; Romans 10

Quantum 36 – Ukraine; Canada; Puritanism; The Secular Inquisition; BBC Questiontime; New Zealand; Unplanned;Melvyn Bragg; Anti-Science; The Cure; Robin Aitken

This weeks Quantum ranges from a Ukrainian Comedian to The Cure! In a case of real life imitating art we look at the extraordinary story of the Ukrainian comedian who might become president.   And we continue to expand your vocabulary as the destruction of our language continues.  Do you know what Theybies and Childism are? Mark Powell from Australia tells us about the mother bearing … Continue reading Quantum 36 – Ukraine; Canada; Puritanism; The Secular Inquisition; BBC Questiontime; New Zealand; Unplanned;Melvyn Bragg; Anti-Science; The Cure; Robin Aitken

Saturday Review 10 – Can We Trust the Gospels? Killing Fields, Living Fields; Daily Readings – the Early Church Fathers; Romans 11 – To God’s Glory; Coffee House Shots; The Towering Inferno; The Ghost of Tom Joad

Last week I was not able to do the review – mainly because I was in hospital. This week I have a few books that I have just finished. Book – Can We Trust the Gospels?  – 7/10 This is a much-needed book from Peter J Williams, the principal of Tyndale House.  It is short (140 ages) and somewhat detailed and technical for some.  However … Continue reading Saturday Review 10 – Can We Trust the Gospels? Killing Fields, Living Fields; Daily Readings – the Early Church Fathers; Romans 11 – To God’s Glory; Coffee House Shots; The Towering Inferno; The Ghost of Tom Joad

Saturday Review 8 – The Chappo Collection; Schindler’s List; The Moral Maze; The Scottish National Gallery; Hemma

Book – The Chappo Collection – 6/10 David Mansfield’s account of the life and work of John Charles Chapman – universally known as ‘Chappo’ is unique.  It’s not a biography, it’s not a critical analysis and it’s not a theological reflection.  It is just what is says in the sub-title “Life, Laughter, Leadership, Love in the Lord Jesus Christ” .  I started reading this book when … Continue reading Saturday Review 8 – The Chappo Collection; Schindler’s List; The Moral Maze; The Scottish National Gallery; Hemma

Saturday Review 7 – Operation Finale; Owen Vol 9; From Our Own Correspondent; The White Album; Masterchef; Cafe Scilia

Film – Operation Finale – 7/10 If you have Netflix then don’t miss this film.  The story of the capture of Adolf Eichmann is fascinating enough and this film certainly captures that – but it also raises some great questions and teaches some important lessons. Why do people hate the Jews so much?   “The history of the Jewish people is steeped in suffering and persecution” … Continue reading Saturday Review 7 – Operation Finale; Owen Vol 9; From Our Own Correspondent; The White Album; Masterchef; Cafe Scilia