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
This week we range all over the world and a variety of subjects; We begin with an extraordinary claim that Israel was responsible for the New Zealand Mosque shootings. This leads us to question what is Islamaphobia? This of course brings in Jordan Peterson, whose books were banned by a New Zealand bookchain, which continued to sell Mein Kampf! We mention Peterson and Cambridge – Letter … Continue reading Quantum 35 – Israel and the NZ Mosque; Islamaphobia and Jordan Peterson; The Church in China; Chinese AI; The Mueller Inquiry and Jesse Smollett; The EU and the Internet; The Dutch and the Elderly; Transgender Beer; Scott Walker; Ricky Gervais; and more….
President Trump in the UK President Trump is in the UK this week and is receiving a mixed reception – as I wrote in this article there is a great deal of hypocrisy about this. It’s somewhat hypocritical for those who lauded President Macron of France for welcoming President Trump for them to then turn round and complain about Prime Minister May doing so on a … Continue reading LED 27 – President Trump in the UK; The Supreme Court; The World Cup and the EU; Diversity and Identity Politics; President Duterte; Thai Joy; Professor Carlos Frenk
Welcome to the final Light Engaging Darkness for this year… Refugees Welcome in Scotland Amidst all the bad news stories I am glad to see this one – it makes me proud of my country. Scotland agreed to take 2,000 of the 20,000 Syrian refugees coming to the UK within five years. Todays came news that we did it in two and are preparing to … Continue reading LED 20 – Refugees in Scotland; Saving the Jews; Anti-Nazis in Dundee; Banning Franklin Graham; Another Brexit Bus; Feminism; Bermuda and SSM; A Christmas Carol
Continuing the Reformation theme – my latest article in Christian Today (please click the link for the original) – asks whether we should celebrate the 500th anniversary…I will also be on the Janet Parshall tomorrow looking at the same question from an American perspective….In this article look particularly at the BBC documentary which sought to portray the Reformation as some kind of Jihad…! Reformation 500: … Continue reading Reformation 500: With the ‘fundamentalism, terror and religious violence’ should we really celebrate?
This article is now on the Premier Christianity website Dear Ricky, Loved your appearance on the Stephen Colbert show – two of my favourite entertainers discussing the most important subject in the world – what’s not to like?! I would like to answer some of the questions you raise in the clip below. I have heard you raise them several times before as though they … Continue reading Ricky Gervais v Stephen Colbert – The Real Answers- An Open Letter
The BBC have a hit comedy ‘Rev’ about a vicar in an inner city London church. It has had rave reviews – and as usual, lots of Christians and media people have gone on about how wonderful it is, and what an opportunity it is….here is my summary of that from Christian Today – let me know what you think….I would advise reading the Guardian … Continue reading All Revved up – Why The BBC’s Rev parody is sadly accurate about much of the Church in the UK today
Boring Grace One Way Love – Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World A Review. The reviews I read about Tullian Tchividjian’s One Way Love were so enthusiastic that I immediately shelved out the £7.99 for the Kindle version, stopped reading the latest Keller book and jumped in, looking forward to a stimulating and encouraging account of Gods grace in my exhausted world. After all when … Continue reading Boring Grace? A review of “One Way Love- Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World”
Saw this wonderful sign in a road side cafe en route from Kiev to Odessa! Continue reading The Best Road Sign Ever in the World