Quantum 41 – Archie; Abortion; Persecuting Christians; Asia Bibi; Folau; FB Bans; Extinction; Rachel Held-Evans; Trans; Israel in Germany; Brian Soutar; Champions League; Gafcon Quantum 41 –

This weeks Quantum (click the link above) welcomes Prince Archie and constrasts the joy of new birth with the horror of those who exult and boast in abortion.  The Western world seems to be finally waking up to the extent of persecution of Christians – but is reluctant to see the elephant in the room – that the majority of persecution of Christians occurs in Islamic … Continue reading Quantum 41 – Archie; Abortion; Persecuting Christians; Asia Bibi; Folau; FB Bans; Extinction; Rachel Held-Evans; Trans; Israel in Germany; Brian Soutar; Champions League; Gafcon Quantum 41 –

In the Market – Discussion with Janet Parshall – from Brexit to the Jews

Last week I did the monthly Janet Parshall in the market. You can listen to the whole show by clicking here – https://www.moodyradio.org/radioplayer.aspx?episode=255497&hour=1 We tried to explain Brexit to the Americans, Bible Questions, Transgender, Jayne Ozanne, Operation Finale, the Jews, etc In The Market – with Janet Parshall – Politics, Ethics, Theology.. Continue reading In the Market – Discussion with Janet Parshall – from Brexit to the Jews

Romans 11 – God’s Plan for Jew and Gentile; Malcolm Farquhar; Free Church Youth Conference – Praise and Preaching from St Peters

Last Sunday morning we continued to look at Romans 11 – you can hear the whole service here (including my attempt to sing to the children! ).  If you want to hear the sermon only you can get that on the St Peters website.  Songs:  Jerusalem; When Peace Like a River; Ps 40 (Many Will See); Ps 119:73-80; There is a Hope Readings: Acts 19:23-41; Ps 19:73-80 … Continue reading Romans 11 – God’s Plan for Jew and Gentile; Malcolm Farquhar; Free Church Youth Conference – Praise and Preaching from St Peters

Romans 10:16-21;- Why Don’t People Believe? 1 Kings 11 – The Decline of the King; Following Jesus – Praise and Preaching from St Peters

Why do some people not believe? What would cause you to believe? Why did many of Pauls fellow Jews not believe – if they were the covenant people?  These were the questions we looked at last Sunday.   It was very moving at the end to have an elderly brother tell us that he sang Just As I am when he became a Christian in the … Continue reading Romans 10:16-21;- Why Don’t People Believe? 1 Kings 11 – The Decline of the King; Following Jesus – Praise and Preaching from St Peters

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

Saturday Review 5 – Mary Queen of Scots (Book); The Last Survivors; The Harris Hotel; Macbook Air (2018); The Magic of Boney M

Book – Mary Queen of Scots – Antonia Fraser – 7/10 Given the recent film Mary Queen of Scots – Woke Movie of the Year  I thought I would read this biography by one of my favourite writers – Antonia Fraser (her book on Cromwell was very influential in my life!).  This is a superb book – although Fraser is clearly biased in favour of Mary … Continue reading Saturday Review 5 – Mary Queen of Scots (Book); The Last Survivors; The Harris Hotel; Macbook Air (2018); The Magic of Boney M

Quantum 14 – Asia Bibi; Defaming Mohammed; Sinead O’Connor; Pittsburg Massacre; Red Dead Redemption; Brazilian President; Presbyterian Church of Ireland; The Chief Mammie; John Anderson

You can support The Quantum of the Wee Flea fundraiser by clicking the link  Patron.podbean.com/theweeflea  We are half way to our monthly target already!   LISTEN HERE Asia Bibi – https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/31/asia-bibi-verdict-pakistan-court-overturns-blasphemy-death-sentence?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other Defamation of Mohammed – https://www.theosthinktank.co.uk/comment/2018/10/26/q-have-european-judges-just-banned-defamation-of-the-prophet-muhammad-a-no https://www.commentarymagazine.com/foreign-policy/europe/the-day-free-speech-died-in-europe/ Sinead O’Connor – https://www.spectator.com.au/2018/10/ten-things-sinead-oconnor-will-learn-from-her-new-religion/ Pittsburgh Massacre https://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/wall-street-journal/we-jews-punch-above-our-weight-but-we-also-attract-evil-people/news-story/57a5b57242bc0f8a12784eef5668f6e0?utm_source=The%20Australian&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=editorial&utm_content=TodaySHeadlines  Charlotte Chapel – Red Dead Redemption 2 https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/fabulous/3397843/edinburgh-church-red-dead-redemption-2-poster/?fbclid=IwAR2AmCyds5Bn9LnOwv-u6Tf2H6LMC4SedgDB9RVdmuVovTtsxrbttd7mons Brazilian President. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/28/world/americas/jair-bolsonaro-brazil-election.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytimes&login=email&auth=login-email Northern Ireland – and taking the Church to Court The Chief Mammie – https://www.facebook.com/BeReasonableScotland/videos/vb.34292308613 Corporate parenting … Continue reading Quantum 14 – Asia Bibi; Defaming Mohammed; Sinead O’Connor; Pittsburg Massacre; Red Dead Redemption; Brazilian President; Presbyterian Church of Ireland; The Chief Mammie; John Anderson

Messi and the Fake Tweet about Israel

The following story is a great example of how social media can be a great tool for evil in our society.   It began with a tweet that certainly got me going…. I wondered why Mr Messi and his fellow Argentinian players were being so selective.  Were they going to refuse to play China, Iran and North Korea – or is it only Israel that gets … Continue reading Messi and the Fake Tweet about Israel

Gaza, Israel, Politicians and the Church – Some Questions

  Like many others I have been concerned and disturbed by the scenes and news from Gaza – at least 62 dead, including a number of women and children.   I have also been concerned by the reactions.  On the one hand there are those who regard this as yet another proof of the evil apartheid Israeli state, on the other there are those who see … Continue reading Gaza, Israel, Politicians and the Church – Some Questions

LED 19 – Is May the New Maggie? – Anti-Semitism in Sweden and Westminster – Women’s Football – Wrongful Birth – Sinclair Ferguson on Education – Transmania continues.

Light Engaging Darkness is a weekly post that tries to give a summary and comment on current cultural events, from a Christian perspective.  It’s important to say that these are personal opinions and not an attempt to say this is THE Christian view.  Some things are clear in terms of the Bible – others are not.  All I am trying to do is try to think … Continue reading LED 19 – Is May the New Maggie? – Anti-Semitism in Sweden and Westminster – Women’s Football – Wrongful Birth – Sinclair Ferguson on Education – Transmania continues.