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

The BBC and Christianity

Chapter Five of The Noble Liar  is entitled “Auntie the Apostate:  Losing Her Religion” .  It is incredibly insightful and helpful.  The following is a summary with some of the best quotes.  Read and think about this.  We have moved from the BBC broadcasting CS Lewis during a time of crisis, to the BBC now promoting the secular prophet, Richard Dawkins.  It has not been a change for … Continue reading The BBC and Christianity

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

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

Quantum 37 – Israel; India; Australia; Married at First Sight; China Harvesting Organs; Greek Baby; Abortion; Brexit; Union College; Indoctrinating Teachers; Trans; Pastors Shoes;

This weeks Quantum goes all over the world: We look at elections in Israel, India and Australia. In Australia we hear about its oldest resident; vegan attacks on farms and a Facebook ban on a conference about Christian persecution.  We also hear about Australias most popular TV show, Married at First Sight, what one journalist calls ‘Cesspit TC’.  This clip shows why. Meanwhile in China … Continue reading Quantum 37 – Israel; India; Australia; Married at First Sight; China Harvesting Organs; Greek Baby; Abortion; Brexit; Union College; Indoctrinating Teachers; Trans; Pastors Shoes;

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

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

Shake on It -Engaging with Transgender People

Several people contacted me about the BBC programme ‘Shake on It” – Shake On It – A Surprising BBC Programme on Trans and Identity.   The trouble is that if you are not in the UK you can’t view it.  I understand that at some point it will be on YouTube but until then you can get it by clicking the link below. Again to give credit … Continue reading Shake on It -Engaging with Transgender People

Shake On It – A Surprising BBC Programme on Trans and Identity.

The BBC have produced and broadcast a video which stuns me!  It’s fair, balanced and interesting.      In September last year I went through to Glasgow to record a programme, Shake On It for the new BBC Scotland station.   I wrote about the experience here – ‘Shake On It’ – An Interesting Day Recording for the BBC Yesterday the BBC broadcast the show.  You will … Continue reading Shake On It – A Surprising BBC Programme on Trans and Identity.

Saturday Review 7 – Operation Finale; Owen Vol 9; From Our Own Correspondent; The White Album; Masterchef; Cafe Scilia

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