Welcome to LED no. 24….as always we try to bring you a mixture of articles and comments, which illustrate and illuminate the world we live in. The Oxfam Scandal – The stories about Oxfam (and other large charities) are appalling. It’s not just that Oxfam workers engaged in sexual abuse but that Oxfam knew and … More LED 24 – The Oxfam Scandal; The Tom Daley Baby; Sexual Morality; Christian Leader Expelled from the Scouts; Voices of the Silenced: Celebrating a new South African President; Hi Magazine; Quote of the Week.
This weeks LED has everything from Karl Marx to Chick-Fil-A, Donald Trump, Piers Morgan, Muscular Liberalism, Star wars on the Sabbath, the key Brexit question, and an incredible testimony from Rachael Denhollander.. Suing the NHS. The NHS is important. Very important. I speak as a beneficiary of and contributor to it. But the NHS … More LED 23 – Suing the NHS; Finance or Freedom?; Trump and Morgan; Ofsted and ‘Muscular Liberalism’; Star Wars on the Sabbath; the Astonishing Rachael Denhollander; Should Christians eat Meat?; Chick-Fil-A; Karl Marx
I’m not a big fan of self-help books. But in that I appear to be in a minority because they remain phenomenally popular, especially in airport bookshops. The latest in the genre comes from an unlikely source – a Canadian professor from the University of Toronto, clinical psychologist Dr Jordan Peterson. Dr Peterson has gathered … More Is Jordan Peterson the New Messiah?
This article first appeared on Premier Christianity – you can get the original and see the comments here The BBC must remember its Christian roots and stop mocking evangelicals By: David Robertson | 20th December 2017 The BBC has moved away from its Christian beginnings, says David Robertson I love the BBC – its part of our history … More The BBC must remember its Christian roots and stop mocking evangelicals – Article on Premier Christianity
Brexit – There is of course a whole lot of things happening with Brexit just now. I am in the middle of writing a Dummies Guide to Brexit but for now I just note that, as I expected, the UK will cave into the EU on everything and we will leave the EU in … More LED 18 – Brexit; Graham Norton; Tim Farron; The Men who live as Dogs; Paedophilia; Education; YouTube Censorship; Kevin McKenna
This is the recording of a discussion news programme I took part in last Saturday re the question of trial by media and the stories that have come out about politicians and media stars. Is this good journalism or is this trial by media. The discussion starts about 1 hour 38 minutes into the show.
How Social Media and the Press Distort the Truth – When Barack Obama made good use of the Internet and social media to get elected it was lauded. When Donald Trump did the same, it was condemned as Russian interference, post-truth, fake news. We are living in an increasingly polarized culture, facilitated by social … More LED 17 – How the Media Distorts the Truth; Transmania; Religious Freedom; Canadian Free Speech; Ban Beauty and the Beast; The EU and Dundee City of Culture; Euthansia; Carl Trueman
This weeks Light Engaging Darkness. I apologise for there being none last week – this was due to illness…. The Scottish Government’s Trans Madness The Scottish government has told teachers they should allow primary pupils who wish to switch gender identity in schools to do so without seeking parents’ consent. So reported The Times yesterday. … More LED 15 – Scottish Government Trans Madness – Jordan Peterson – The Moral Panic – Expensive Piano Lessons – Walter Magaya – Blame it on Brexit – Jesus and the Jedi in Dundee –
This article was first published on Premier Christianity under the heading The Texas Christian Massacre and the Man who Committed It. David Robertson says there’s a double standard in the way we judge the motives of those who commit evil. 26 people dead. 24 seriously wounded. Yet another US gun massacre. They are … More The Texas Christian Massacre and Atheist Hate Speech
This article was first published in Christian Today Moral Panic The Western media and politicians are now in full-scale moral panic mode. After Harvey Weinstein we have the absolutely shocking revelation that there are other people in positions of power who have abused that power. Whether it’s in the celebrity bubble of Hollywood or the … More Weinstein, Spacey and the hypocrisy of the current moral panic