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

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

John Anderson Interview – Where is the West Heading?

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?

What should the Church do about Refugees?

Right now the EU countries are meeting and desperately trying to find a way to save Angela Merkel’s skin.  Having invited 1.2 million refugees into Germany she is finding that the price is a heavy one.  Meanwhile in Sweden a far right anti-immigrant party is about to become the main opposition party – in Italy and Malta refugees have been turned back.  The EU nations … Continue reading What should the Church do about Refugees?

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

The Evidence for Miracles – City Bible Forum

One of the joys of being in Sydney has been the variety of Gospel opportunities.  One of my favourites has been a series of breakfasts for lawyers at the appropriately named Silks restaurant.   There were organised by City Bible Forum….the link for these is here. The talk includes a Q and A….please remember the context – this was done in an informal setting as people … Continue reading The Evidence for Miracles – City Bible Forum

Ecclesiastes 10: The Stench of Folly and the Perfume of Christ

This weeks Ecclesiastes article on Christian Today  One rotten apple spoils the barrel. One badly behaved child can disrupt a whole class. One abusive clergyman can harm a whole church. One dead fly ruins perfume. Solomon having told us about the necessity of wisdom then goes on to explain how a little foolishness can harm life. (Ecclesiastes 10:1-11). Pixabay A Little Folly — verse 2. The heart of … Continue reading Ecclesiastes 10: The Stench of Folly and the Perfume of Christ

Ecclesiastes 9:1-9 – Death, Life and Destiny

Having reflected on how little he knows, Solomon now turns to the one thing we can all we sure of – death (Ecclesiastes 9:1-9). We many not know what is going to happen in life, but one thing is certain – everyone is going to die. The same destiny overtakes all. That is the hard reality of life. So let us eat, drink and be merry for … Continue reading Ecclesiastes 9:1-9 – Death, Life and Destiny

Ecclesiastes 8: Real Understanding; True Contentment

(This article was first published on the Christian Today website – here)  You would think that having tried to understand the difficult question of how to live in a corrupt society Solomon would have had enough. But no – now he goes on to ‘apply his mind to everything that happens under the sun’ (Ecclesiastes 8:9-17). How did it go for him? ReutersThe Preacher is concerned about … Continue reading Ecclesiastes 8: Real Understanding; True Contentment

The Nightmare of ‘Progressive’ Utopian Government

    You can now listen to the segment concerned here…. Yesterday I had a fascinating and revelatory experience on Talk Radio – I was asked on to discuss the Scottish governments proposal to ban smacking with John Finnie, the Green MSP, the proposer of the bill.   What I didn’t realize was that it was a bit of a set up, with the presenter being … Continue reading The Nightmare of ‘Progressive’ Utopian Government

A Dangerous Church? The Elephant in the Balliol College Freshers Fair

This article was first published on Christian Today I return from a lovely break in Croatia to discover yet another one of those ‘snowflake/University bans Christians’ stories. But this is one with a difference. It involves one of the world’s top Universities, Oxford. The problem with Balliol College’s now retracted ban of the Christian Union is not that it shows up the flakiness of the … Continue reading A Dangerous Church? The Elephant in the Balliol College Freshers Fair