Book – Milton Complete English Poems – 10/10 This is my favourite book of poetry. The Everyman edition is itself a work of beauty, fit for such beautiful poetry. Milton is a key writer in the development of English. His style, breadth of knowledge, intelligence, beauty and biblical grasp combine to make deep, beautiful and profound works of art. There are a variety of poems, … Continue reading Saturday Review 12 – John Milton; Titania McGarth; Marilynne Robinson; Melvyn Bragg on Tyndale; Quillette; Tim Shipman; The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind; Australia with Julia Bradbury; Runrig
This week’s reviews all come under the word ‘inspiring’! TV – Servant of the People – 9/10 This one is an absolute gem! It’s so weird and quirky – a series about a history teacher in Ukraine who becomes President. It’s in Russian with subtitles. And it’s brilliant. Each episode is only 20 minutes but it’s perceptive, funny and through comedy illustrates the problem with … Continue reading Saturday Review 11 – Servant of the People; Billy Graham; Duke Ellington; The Noble Liar; Brand Luther; Searching for Schindler; John Owen vol 9; The Fox; Romans 10
Last week I was not able to do the review – mainly because I was in hospital. This week I have a few books that I have just finished. Book – Can We Trust the Gospels? – 7/10 This is a much-needed book from Peter J Williams, the principal of Tyndale House. It is short (140 ages) and somewhat detailed and technical for some. However … Continue reading Saturday Review 10 – Can We Trust the Gospels? Killing Fields, Living Fields; Daily Readings – the Early Church Fathers; Romans 11 – To God’s Glory; Coffee House Shots; The Towering Inferno; The Ghost of Tom Joad
This week we range all over the world and a variety of subjects; We begin with an extraordinary claim that Israel was responsible for the New Zealand Mosque shootings. This leads us to question what is Islamaphobia? This of course brings in Jordan Peterson, whose books were banned by a New Zealand bookchain, which continued to sell Mein Kampf! We mention Peterson and Cambridge – Letter … Continue reading Quantum 35 – Israel and the NZ Mosque; Islamaphobia and Jordan Peterson; The Church in China; Chinese AI; The Mueller Inquiry and Jesse Smollett; The EU and the Internet; The Dutch and the Elderly; Transgender Beer; Scott Walker; Ricky Gervais; and more….
Once again this week I am unable to continue to look at the wider perspective of the EU through The Great Deception because of ‘events, dear boy, events”. Last week we looked at the sheer incompetence and intransigence of our political leaders. A Parcel of Rogues – BINO, DINO and the collapse of the UK Parliament This week, as Brexit day nears (we are now only eight … Continue reading The Who, Bercow, the SNP, Socialists, Greeks, The Swiss, Dentists, Historians and Christ – on Brexit Confusion!
Books – Some Pastors and Teachers – Sinclair Ferguson – 8/10 This is a long and wonderful book from my colleague, Sinclair. It is really a collection of essays on subjects which are particularly relevant to those of us who are pastors. In fact I would regard it as essential for any minister to have. If yours doesn’t then buy it for him. Sinclair begins … Continue reading Saturday Review 9 – Some Pastors and Teachers; Leaving Neverland; The Briefing; The Dark Side of the Moon; Ting Saboteur
This weeks Quantum looks at knife crime, The Birmingham school anti LGBT indoctrination protest; A chilling case of State abuse from Canada; Staying with Canada we look at the potential downfall of Justin Trudeau Jordan Peterson had this extraordinary appearance on Q and A in Australia – Transgender athletes – Sharon Davies – spoke out about the unfairness to women. Meanwhile Twitter banned Suzanne … Continue reading Quantum 32 – Knife Crime; Justin Trudeau; Jordan Peterson in Australia; KFC in China; Sharon Davies›; Birthstrike; Andre Previn
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
This week we cover a range of subjects and questions: The United Methodists defend biblical teaching – thanks to our African brothers and sisters. India and Pakistan fight over Kashmir and terrorism; The Politicians prepare to ditch Brexit Why should take back Samima Begum but will struggle to do so. Listen to the whole cast on the link underneath. We also look at: The … Continue reading Quantum 31 – United Methodists; India and Pakistan; Brexit; The ISIS bride; Justin Smollett; George Pell; Gender; Abortion; The Monkees; Sir James MacMillan
Last Sunday morning we looked at Romans 10:14-15 – and reflected on the importance of preaching and why it remains the primary means God uses to communicate the Gospel. We also looked at questions such as what of those who do not hear? Songs: Praise to the Lord the Almighty; Christ is Mine Forevermore; Ps 119:49-56; How Beautiful Their Feet; Go Forth and Tell (there is … Continue reading Romans 9:14-15 – Salvation Preached; Lecrae – Beautiful Feet