The Last Farewell – The Long Interview with Bill Whiteford

This is my farewell gift to Scotland!  – An interview broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland this morning at 8:30.  It’s called the long interview because having 30 minutes to discuss on radio is unusual.  I found Bill Whiteford to be one of the best interviewers I have ever faced – probing and challenging without being rude and aggressive.   We discussed a range of subjects, the … Continue reading The Last Farewell – The Long Interview with Bill Whiteford

Quantum 48 – Adverts; Monty Python; Jeremy Hunt; Margaret Thatcher; Mark Fields; Forced Abortion; Patrick Harvie; Toy Story 4; The Archers

Quantum 48 What do our adverts say about our culture? Would Monty Python be permitted today? Are the Tories the party of the family?  What does Jeremy Hunt think that every child needs to be taught? When did Mrs Thatcher pray?  What did she think about leadership? Why is Mark Fields more important than the 44 men charged with child sex abuse in Kirklees Why … Continue reading Quantum 48 – Adverts; Monty Python; Jeremy Hunt; Margaret Thatcher; Mark Fields; Forced Abortion; Patrick Harvie; Toy Story 4; The Archers

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

Another Brick in the Wall – The Threat to Children

Did you hear the one about the doctor, the politician, the journalist, the artist, the vicar and the teacher?  Well, let’s begin with the teacher.  Watch this stunning video of a Scottish teacher explaining to a pupil why he had been kicked out of class. pic.twitter.com/Nz0Attx2js — I,Hypocrite (@lporiginalg) June 14, 2019 For those for whom the above link doesn’t work – have a look … Continue reading Another Brick in the Wall – The Threat to Children

The Religious Thought Police are Here

This weeks column in Christian Today – for the original click here – The Religious Thought Police Are Here The Saudi religious police, like their Iranian equivalents, have a duty of Hisbah, enjoining good and preventing wrong. To many Western eyes it seems, and is, an authoritarian attempt to enforce doctrine and practice. It could never happen here – or could it? Last week I was … Continue reading The Religious Thought Police are Here

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

Vicar ‘under Investigation’ for Quoting The Wee Flea!

Sometimes a story arises which is so indicative of our culture and so important in its implications that it deserves an immediate response.  The Daily Telegraph, the Yorkshire Post and the Daily Mirror all carried this story about Rev. Peter Hughes.    Peter quoted extensively (as did The Mirror)  from my article Parents Take Back Control – The April Record Editorial which he read on this blog.  … Continue reading Vicar ‘under Investigation’ for Quoting The Wee Flea!

Quantum of Hope 44 – Australian ‘miracle’; EU Election; Naomi Wolf; Trans and Feminism; Todd Coontz; Virtual Church; The Oldest Bible Ms; Chick-Fil-A

Welcome to this weeks Quantum of Hope – Was the election of Scott Morrison a ‘miracle’?  Should Boris Johnson be taken to court for the EU referendum?   Is the Indian election good for Christians?  What is happening with Israeli politics.? A Canadian Feminist brings some sense to the trans debate in Scotland. A Church of England vicar, John Parker, takes a costly stance against the … Continue reading Quantum of Hope 44 – Australian ‘miracle’; EU Election; Naomi Wolf; Trans and Feminism; Todd Coontz; Virtual Church; The Oldest Bible Ms; Chick-Fil-A

Quantum of Hope 42 – An Apology and a Change; Entertainment; Politics; Religious Freedom; Christian Humanism; Education; Poverty; Leonard Cohen

This week’s Quantum marks a change in how we do things.   We will continue to look at what is going on in the world; the good, the bad and the ugly – but there is a danger that just pointing things out can leave one with a sense of despair and turn into a kind of rant about how we are all doomed!  I don’t … Continue reading Quantum of Hope 42 – An Apology and a Change; Entertainment; Politics; Religious Freedom; Christian Humanism; Education; Poverty; Leonard Cohen

How Should Christians Respond to the Same Sex Marriage Debate? With Wayne Grudem and William Edgar

This is a panel discussion led by William Edgar and with yours truely and Wayne Grudem.  It was entitled “As Christians How Do We Respond to the Gay Marriage Debate?”  It took place at the FOCL in Poland.   I hope you find it helpful…   Why Is Secularism Becoming More Aggressive? The Tatchell Debate on Same Sex Marriage Continue reading How Should Christians Respond to the Same Sex Marriage Debate? With Wayne Grudem and William Edgar