Union Theological College is the largest theological training institute in Northern Ireland. For many years it has been directly connected with the largest University in Northern Ireland, Queens. Today it is in the news because it has been announced that following a review, that link is to be completely severed. Queens University cuts ties with Presbyterian Run College The Presbyterian Church in Ireland issued a … Continue reading Queens Intolerance
After writing about my hopes of going to Australia Transported to Australia – Article in Evangelicals Now I was sent this link about Mark Driscoll speaking to the Australians in Sydney on the subject of evangelism in 2008. It is a fascinating document because I think it is a great lesson in how NOT to speak prophetically into a situation you do not know. As it … Continue reading Deconstructing Driscoll – Lessons for American, Australian and UK Church Cultures.
If you want to hear todays ‘Your Call – answering Bible Questions’ with yours truly on Premier then you can get it here – https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Weekday/Your-Call/Episodes/Your-Call1070 It was an unusual one – spirit spouses, women priests and preachers, the difference between grace and mercy, anger, the Spirit guiding, obeying your husband, personal bible difficulties and are Messianic Jews Christian? And if you missed last months… Bible … Continue reading Your Call – Bible Questions – From Spirit Spouses to Women Preachers!
Quantum no.30 – the one which was difficult to put out because of manflu….and our producer, Peter, also being ill…but here it is. 1) Children, Climate Change and Democracy – https://theweeflea.com/2019/02/19/suffer-the-striking-children-a-tale-of-activism-indoctrination-and-mob-rule/ 2) De-Colonisation of the curriculum https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2019/02/universities-should-resist-calls-to-decolonise-the-curriculum/ 3) Hungary – https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0002kzj from 11:30 4) Bishops and Popes https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/gay-rights-campaigner-shortlisted-as-new-bishop-of-glasgow-and-galloway-p2ghhsjjs https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/16/us/mccarrick-defrocked-vatican.html?emc=edit_th_190217&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=577175610217 https://leohohmann.com/2019/02/10/pope-signs-pact-with-islam-declaring-diversity-of-religions-is-willed-by-god/?fbclid=IwAR1OrA407c97ZItr7AaQ2UoTgrkpzVw88D6vMFjrcdICoLpiYyBQ0pwYne0 5) End of Parents https://www.telegraph.co.uk/family/parenting/will-first-baby-britain-not-have-mother/ https://www.newsweek.com/mother-and-father-replaced-parent-1-and-parent-2-french-schools-under-same-1332748?fbclid=IwAR1rB8SB3iJdfgOoQJS8PZcNjcl_lHnP346XLCi4eEjR6QlTuJfYnxhZtTY 6) End of Men and Women https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17438641.iain-macwhirter-get-over-it-cis-women-are-just-on-the-wrong-side-of-history/?ref=twtrec https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/the-times/rules-on-transgender-athletes-reward-cheats-and-punish-the-innocent/news-story/7b655217baaca0bebcf191e6ff2adc52 https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/staff-at-trans-clinic-fear-damage-to-children-as-activists-pile-on-pressure-c5k655nq9 … Continue reading Quantum 30 – Children’s Demonstrations; De-Colonisation; Hungary; Bishops and Popes; Destruction of the Family; Texas Fracking; Humanist Celebrants; The Kiss; Bruno Ganz
God is Good for You – A Defence of Christianity in Troubled Times – Greg Sheridan Published: Alen and Unwin (2018) A political journalist looks at the impact of Christianity in the West This is an unusual book, possibly unique- a best selling secular book written in defence of Christianity! Greg Sheridan is the foreign editor of the Australian and he writes with a great … Continue reading God is Good for You – A Defence of Christianity in Troubled Times – Greg Sheridan
Happy New Year! As we enter a New Year I want to share a wonderful sermon that John Owen preached on the 30th of April 1680. It is especially relevant to church, culture and context of today. A great message for New Years Day. We don’t know what is going to happen in the year ahead – and the trajectory for the church in the … Continue reading “The Use of Faith in a time of Reproaches and Persecution” – A New Years Day Sermon for 2019
The final part of a four part review of a small but important book. That Hideous Strength – How the West Was Lost – Melvin Tinker Part 1 That Hideous Strength – Part 2 – The Gender Agenda That Hideous Strength – Part 3 – Barbarians Through the Gates – The Destruction of the Family “At least five times the Faith has to all appearances … Continue reading That Hideous Strength – Part 4 – Bringing Down Babel
This is the last Quantum for 2018. I wanted to do a review of the year but as I looked at the most popular blog posts for this year I realised that they covered most of the main issues so I thought I would combine the two. You can listen by clicking on the link below. (there is a fair amount of music in this … Continue reading Quantum 22 – 2018 – End of Year Review
‘Oh no’ I thought[‘ here we go again’. Yet another memoir on being a gay Christian. But I had heard this girl was good…..so I ordered Gay Girl, Good God in the hope that it might not be bad. I was wrong….it is superb! This is the book that Vicky Beeching should have written! There is so much that is good about it. It is … Continue reading Gay Girl, Good God
Returning to the Vicky Beeching saga there are a couple of responses that need to be carefully considered…and which raise up much wider issues: Hate/Love Mail I don’t mean either the hate or love mail….As an example of the former this one is a cracker (written in the name of love!). You are doing the work of the devil. You are keeping people from Christ! … Continue reading Keep Silent….or Speak Out?k