This is an article which was published in the last ever edition of The Australian Presbyterian. It is a transcribed interview with Mark Powell which in the light of yesterdays post – A Bittersweet Day helps explain my thinking. We contrast the situations in the UK and Australia. On the Precipice Australian churches, 10 years behind Scotland’s decline, must return to basics. David Robertson talks … Continue reading An Interview with the Australian Presbyterian
This weeks EU News – The British government says that a deal is basically done – its 585 page ‘deal’ is one that in effect gives the EU all it wants – Brexit Betrayal It has also just been announced that a draft political deal has been agreed. There are likely to be even more concessions – because Mrs May has now said that no deal … Continue reading The Great Deception – Part 8 – De Gaulle, Verhofstadt, Sturgeon, MacMillan, Gaitskill – Plus Ca Change, Plus C’est La Meme Chose
You can support Quantum here – thanks to all who have already helped….https://patron.podbean.com/theweeflea Welcome to Quantum 13. LISTEN HERE 1) Sex definition US – https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/21/us/politics/transgender-trump-administration-sex-definition.html?nl=top-stories&nlid=57717561ries&ref=headline Australia – Tasmania – https://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/state-politics/tasmania-on-verge-of-removing-gender-from-birth-certificates/news-story/22e558f7dea37b3d2723036f9e628ee2?utm_source=The%20Australian&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=editorial&utm_content=TodaySHeadlines UK – https://theweeflea.com/2018/10/23/two-messages-two-different-kingdoms-one-answer/ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/10/12/bbc-will-have-gay-characters-shows-combat-heteronormative-culture/ 2) Abortion….Diana Johnson. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ce8Xe3eWCww&feature=youtu.be Death from illegal abortion – https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/think-10k-women-died-from-illegal-abortions-before-roe-think-again?utm_content=buffer43c0d&utm_medium=WCDM+Buffer&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=WCDM Queensland – https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-17/abortion-legal-in-queensland-after-historic-vote/10382538?fbclid=IwAR2YmIV4hsWn-3afNXFQ4VGZSJuUbL_avI3AC37ZdTN0mFrE7Bx_ZKUJitY&pfmredir=sm 3) State Pimps– https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2018/10/how-was-the-pimping-out-of-an-autistic-girl-allowed-to-happen/?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Evening%20Blend%2018102018&utm_campaign=Evening_Blend 4) Yemen – 5) Brexit – https://theweeflea.com/2018/10/25/the-great-deception-part-6-the-rocky-road-to-rome/ 6) History is too white – 7) Eugene Peterson –https://www.premierchristianity.com/Blog/Remembering-Eugene-Peterson-The-man-behind-The-Message 8) Harry and Meghan – https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/duke-and-duchess-of-sussex-separate-for-70km-crossing-to-queenslands-fraser-island/news-story/d835cb0b4624cd741d2e358aed477d4b?utm_source=The%20Australian&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=editorial&utm_content=TodaySHeadlines Quote … Continue reading Quantum 13 – Gender Definition; Abortion; State Pimps; Yemen; Explaining Brexit; White History; Eugene Peterson; Harry and Meghan
This weeks thought for the day from Premier. In a week when I have been reminded of the weakness of insipid Christianity – it’s always good to be able to turn to the real radical thing!This talk was based upon chapter 7 of Magnificent Obsession. From which the following quotes are taken: “These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also” Acts … Continue reading The World Turned Upside Down – Premier Thought for the Day 8
Following on from yesterdays post about the significance of the psalms, it seems to me that where they really come into their own is the way they allow us to express our emotions both personal and corporate – especially in times of crisis. Today is 9/11…what psalms would speak to that situation? How about Psalm 9:9-11? Those who know your name trust in you, for … Continue reading A Psalm for 9/11
One of my ambitions has been achieved….I finally have an article published in my favourite magazine – The Spectator – or at least I have one published in the online Australian edition. I wrote this on the plane back from Sydney. Please do feel free to click on the link and add to the discussion if you wish. From a home of the enlightenment to one … Continue reading The Future of the West – Final Ozzie Observations – Article in the Australian Spectator
I loved meeting John Anderson, former deputy Prime Minister of Australia. He is a lovely Christian, with a sharp mind and great understanding of Western culture. I regard him as a highly significant figure – look at his website and you will see why. It gives me some hope that there are some politicians like him. His ‘conversations’ are superb….he has some great ones with … Continue reading John Anderson Interview – Where is the West Heading?
Undivided – An Open Letter to Vicky Beeching (Vicky Beeching is a relatively well-known Christian singer songwriter who is now better known for being gay and an advocate of the LGBT agenda within the church. When she came out as gay she knew that her career on the American Christian music scene was over, but she now has a new career as a darling of … Continue reading Undivided – An Open Letter to Vicky Beeching
A number of times I have used the phrase ‘cultural Marxism’. After my piece on why we should not celebrate the birth of Karl Marx went viral I was asked what this phrase means? It is actually very important and helps explain some quite extraordinary goings on in British (and indeed American and European politics). Working Class Tories and Chardonnay Socialists This week a poll … Continue reading The Key to Understanding Contemporary Western Society (and whats happening in UK politics today)
Last week marked the 200th birthday of Karl Marx, born on the 5th of May 1818. It was an event marked in a positive way by amongst others, the Economist, the Financial Times, the New York Times (whose headline read ‘Happy Birthday Karl Marx, you were right’), and the Guardian columnist Owen Jones who tweeted; ‘Happy 200th birthday Karl Marx’. The Chinese sponsored a new statue of Marx … Continue reading Should Christians Celebrate the Birthday of Karl Marx?