“A Hard Day’s Night” – Letter from Australia 3

18th August 2019 Brothers and Sisters, Living in a city of 5 million there are never a shortage of things to do….living in a country that is the sixth largest in the world (by land mass) there is never a shortage of places to visit. Yesterday we were sitting at a table with a construction worker and his wife and he was saying that he … Continue reading “A Hard Day’s Night” – Letter from Australia 3

Madame Butterfly – (Letter from Australia 2)

Brothers and Sisters, I started off calling these letters, Letters from Exile, but I’ve decided to change that – because it does sound as though I have been banished to a penal colony – the image that many Brits still have of Australia.   We think of it as a far away place ‘down under’. It amazed me to read Augustine speaking of Australia! As early … Continue reading Madame Butterfly – (Letter from Australia 2)

Quantum 54 – The one with Branson, Happiness, Floating Farms, Abortion, Soap Dodgers, Sensitive Socialists, Americans and Guns, and Abbey Road

This weeks Quantum looks at the vexed questions of guns in the US and abortion in Australia.  The head of Qantas is known for his support of ‘progressive’ courses except when they affect his business – as this report shows… And its a good excuse to listen to this beautiful song!   Meanwhile in the Woke World multi-millionaire Richard Branson tells us that we don’t need … Continue reading Quantum 54 – The one with Branson, Happiness, Floating Farms, Abortion, Soap Dodgers, Sensitive Socialists, Americans and Guns, and Abbey Road

Quantum 53 – ABC; Abortion in NSW; Josh Harris; Indian Divorce; Hong Kong; Korea; Nicola’s Speech; Rochester; Circumgender; Royal Babies; Minnie Mouse; Psalm 100

Quantum 53 covers a wide range of subjects – from ABC to Josh Harris, Minnie Mouse to Keith Getty. What is Hell and Does Anyone Go There? ABC Radio Show We also looked at the sad news about abortion in New South Wales – and the evidence that babies in the womb feel pain.  Meanwhile in India Muslim divorce law has been banned  and in … Continue reading Quantum 53 – ABC; Abortion in NSW; Josh Harris; Indian Divorce; Hong Kong; Korea; Nicola’s Speech; Rochester; Circumgender; Royal Babies; Minnie Mouse; Psalm 100

Quantum 52 -Boris; Alaister Campbell; Communion on the Moon; Gary Lineker; Yuval Harari; Trans waxing; Alice Cooper

This weeks Quantum – from Boris Johnson to Alice Cooper…. Boris – Boris – What should the Christian Response Be Alasdair Campbell – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-4Cfiykd90 at 3:50 Jonathan Haidt  https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/from-protests-to-trigger-warnings-the-creeping-threats-to-free-speech-at-our-universities-20190724-p52ac7.html  Communion on the Moon (USA) – https://hope1032.com.au/stories/faith/2019/the-day-astronaut-buzz-aldrin-took-communion-on-the-moon/ Gary Lineker (UK) – https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2019/07/why-has-gary-lineker-been-appointed-a-visiting-fellow-at-oxford/  Reformation Defaced (Switzerland) – http://evangelicalfocus.com/cities/4602/Vandalism_against_the_wall_of_the_Reformers_in_Geneva?fbclid=IwAR3TXq5MrNUxZrHzdtnUYnlkZ5p6L6ET_-ZHSg04vKE5AOmG_sMvKNaQtlo  Trans. https://www.spiked-online.com/2019/07/19/canadas-bizarre-trans-waxing-controversy/ Wondering what’s on children’s TV shows these days? Well, @cbbc(from @BBC) is “informing” your young children that hormone blockers … Continue reading Quantum 52 -Boris; Alaister Campbell; Communion on the Moon; Gary Lineker; Yuval Harari; Trans waxing; Alice Cooper

Quantum 49 – Felix ; Mexican Marriage; Brazilian Evangelicals; Pro-Life Democrats; Mali; Legarde; Renaming Women; Oreos; Tatchell; Derby Uni; Charities; Social Credit in China; Misquoting Bible;

The first Quantum from Oz Felix Ngole – https://stephenmcalpine.com/if-only-there-were-someone-other-than-izzy/ Mexican State supports marriage – https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/mexican-states-legislature-defends-marriage-as-one-man-and-one-woman-only?utm_content=buffer162d3&utm_medium=WCDM%2BBuffer&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=WCDM&fbclid=IwAR3ydBfDC8ecsj4cOoAeqT9-ymfQxwVi3rYy3fXgqXCY-aW3Zw4Fw1hFjME Brazilian Evangelicals – https://www.foxnews.com/faith-values/brazil-evangelicals-jesus-march-millions?fbclid=IwAR1DwBowDlIRmGvY1q8bac61zB4LT9vDjx5-UP3aR0JoIzPZZvM_iQZkoQE Pro-Life Democrat – Abortion genocide. https://www.liveaction.org/news/black-female-democrat-abortion-genocide/?fbclid=IwAR2FrEsTe8ggnCO7xzUVHUbOXm2BDM74pkpPGXiP4YLi1nL–cvcai8b3iU Massacre in Mali – https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-48579475 Christian Legarde – https://www.spiked-online.com/2019/07/03/this-is-what-eu-democracy-looks-like/ The renaming of women – https://twitter.com/paulembery/status/1144821953506742273?s=12 Oreos – https://thefederalist.com/2019/07/01/special-lgbt-edition-oreos-indoctrinate-kids-trans-pronouns/ Love is Love – Age gap – https://twitter.com/cf_farrow/status/1144632295187525632?s=12 Charities and the Government – https://twitter.com/journostephen/status/1146495338964033537?s=1 Social Credit – https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/01/china-bans-23m-discredited-citizens-from-buying-travel-tickets-social-credit-system Misquoting the Bible – … Continue reading Quantum 49 – Felix ; Mexican Marriage; Brazilian Evangelicals; Pro-Life Democrats; Mali; Legarde; Renaming Women; Oreos; Tatchell; Derby Uni; Charities; Social Credit in China; Misquoting Bible;

Quantum 47 -Hong Kong; London; Nigeria; Forgiveness; Womens World Cup; Fathers Day; Oxford Passion Play; Black Metal; School Trans; St Silas; Puritan Wives; Pink Floyd

Welcome to this week’s Quantum of Hope 47: We look at the current situation in Hong Kong  and the extraordinary way that a Christian hymn has been in the centre of things. London is experiencing a spate of stabbings.  Meanwhile Christians in Nigeria continue to be slaughtered. We also look at the lack of forgiveness in modern society – with this incredible discussion about the … Continue reading Quantum 47 -Hong Kong; London; Nigeria; Forgiveness; Womens World Cup; Fathers Day; Oxford Passion Play; Black Metal; School Trans; St Silas; Puritan Wives; Pink Floyd

Quantum 46 – Censorship; Dr Who; Andy WIghtman; WW2 Trans; Abortion; The Vatican on Gender; Copeland and Chalke; Ps 130

This weeks Quantum… We look at Censorship – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjFnVTxteDs According to new rules you soon won’t be able to watch this – Then there is the extraordinary case of UK doctors banning Julia Hartley-Brewer  Or Dr Who firing a transphobic writer.  Or Andy Wightman MSP giving a grovelling apology for attending a meeting with a ‘transphobic’ speaker. Meanwhile the BBC even managed to get Trans … Continue reading Quantum 46 – Censorship; Dr Who; Andy WIghtman; WW2 Trans; Abortion; The Vatican on Gender; Copeland and Chalke; Ps 130

Saturday Review 14 – The Lost Message of Paul; Owen Vol 10: Letters that Changed the World; Silly Wizard; Line of Duty; Castlehill Restaurant

Book – The Lost Message of Paul – Steve Chalke I have just finished a review copy of this book. I will be writing an article and a fuller review later on.  Suffice it to say that if I had any hope that Steve Chalke would reverse his turning away from Christianity – they have been dashed.   This is a better-written work than his previous…but … Continue reading Saturday Review 14 – The Lost Message of Paul; Owen Vol 10: Letters that Changed the World; Silly Wizard; Line of Duty; Castlehill Restaurant

Saturday Review 13 ; Pascal; Nine Marks of a Healthy Church; Romans 12; Nick Robinson; Love Over Gold; The Flame Tree Cafe

Book – Pensees – Pascal – 9/10 What can one say about this classic book? This is so good I am tempted to learn French just to read the author in his original language! For those who don’t know this is a collection of philosophical fragments, note and essays. It is personal and deep and profoundly biblical and Christian – although very grounded in the … Continue reading Saturday Review 13 ; Pascal; Nine Marks of a Healthy Church; Romans 12; Nick Robinson; Love Over Gold; The Flame Tree Cafe