This article first appeared on the Christian Today Website I don’t think I have ever met an Iranian who was not highly intelligent, good looking and sophisticated. That’s probably because most of the Iranians I meet are students. Be that as it may, Iran is a fascinating culture dating back to the days of the Persian Empire and right up to the modern Islamic Republic. … Continue reading Why the great silence from our politicians over Iran?
This article first appeared on Christian Today If it is hard to make predictions about what the year ahead holds for society, it is doubly difficult to predict what will happen to the Church. It’s not just that we suffer the vagaries of all human sinners and societies, but the Holy Spirit will not be restricted to our timetables and limited visions. Imagine being a disciple … Continue reading 10 ‘prophecies’ for the Church in 2018
This is the first of a two part series published here in Christian Today – looking at some predictions for the year that lies ahead. ————————————————————————————————— It’s always dangerous to claim to be a prophet. Make a prophecy too specific and it is easy to be proved wrong, make it too general and it is impossible to be proved wrong. I don’t claim the mantle … Continue reading War, poverty, the rise of the machines? 10 ‘prophecies’ for society in 2018
Luther and Mrs Luther! Friday was an intense day – six full talks – I don’t know how people lasted the pace!Two were outstanding – of which more later – but first of all we kicked off with yours truly speaking on evangelising atheists and neo-pagans. From my point of view the talk did not go well…it was too rushed, too long, too broad … Continue reading WRF500 – Reformation in Islam; The Reformed and the Roman Catholics; Evangelising Atheists and Neo-Pagans; A Worldwide Church and Vision.
Light Engaging Darkness no. 11 1) Las Vegas Shooting – As I write America is waking up to the horror of yet another mass killing by a gunman. A 64-year-old Nevada man, Stephen Paddock, killed at least 58 people attending a country music concert in Las Vegas. Unfortunately there were those who were quick to make judgments and pronouncements. ISIS claimed that Mr. Paddock … Continue reading LED 11 – Las Vegas Shooting – Catalonia – Teddy Taylor – Runrig – Transgender Sperm Frozen – Art for Dogs Sake – Lidl Leaves out the Cross – Africa’s Green Wall – Luther’s Quote
Victoria and Abdul is at one level a harmless, nice, Dame Judi Dench historical romance. In fact it was with that in mind that I went with Mrs R on our usual Friday night jaunt to the DCA to watch it. If I was writing this as a mere film review then I honestly couldn’t say much. I wasn’t as impressed as I … Continue reading Victoria and Abdul – Re-Writing History to indoctrinate Todays Society
Light Engaging Darkness – 9 – 18th September 2017 I thought that I would not be able to do this weeks but in the mercy and providence of God, I got out of hospital early and so whilst I am recuperating – here are a few news items over the past week that caught my eye. Death of Nabeel Qureshi – Possibly the most … Continue reading LED 9 – Nabeel Quershi – Death of the Church in UK? – Scottish Parliament ‘debates’ Christianity – Jacob Rees-Mogg – George Osbourne and the Death of Thersea May – The Other Side of the Rainbow – The McCain version of “Family”
“Atheists don’t fly planes into buildings” – it was a point delivered with all the certainty of a man who feels he has just delivered a killer blow to his opponent who was in this case, yours truly. His ‘point’ repeated thousands of times on atheist and secularist websites and social media (from whence he had gathered this bon mot) was greeted with rapturous applause … Continue reading The Strange Death of Europe – 3 – Islam
Murray’s book is largely about immigration. A subject which is so wrapped in misunderstanding, political correctness and virtue signaling that it is almost impossible to discuss. Question immigration at all and you are automatically classed as a xenophobic quasi fascist who wants to expel all foreigners. If only we had open borders then we would live in paradise (or its sub-department the Nirvana known as … Continue reading The Strange Death of Europe – Part 2 – Immigration
I read a lot of books. Some are all time classics (Lord of the Rings, the Brothers Karamazov, Confessions of St Augustine), others are unknown but really helpful. I try to read books from a wide variety of authors, including those I know who will challenge my preconceptions and prejudices. Some books confirm you in your views, others challenge them and occasionally there comes along … Continue reading Douglas Murray – The Strange Death of Europe – Part One – Meaningless Shallowness