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

Solas on GodTV!

Andy Bannister and I both spoke at CreationFest in Cornwall last summer.  During this we did an interview for GodTV and so was fulfilled a long held ‘ambition’ for me.  We were on GodTV….!  Click the link below and enjoy! https://www.god.tv/video/uk-regional-update-2-andy-bannister-and-david-robertson/zype An Encouraging Tale- The Herald and Christianity in the Public (George) Square! The God TV Enigma – The Real Problem with God TV is … Continue reading Solas on GodTV!

Saturday Review 5 – Mary Queen of Scots (Book); The Last Survivors; The Harris Hotel; Macbook Air (2018); The Magic of Boney M

Book – Mary Queen of Scots – Antonia Fraser – 7/10 Given the recent film Mary Queen of Scots – Woke Movie of the Year  I thought I would read this biography by one of my favourite writers – Antonia Fraser (her book on Cromwell was very influential in my life!).  This is a superb book – although Fraser is clearly biased in favour of Mary … Continue reading Saturday Review 5 – Mary Queen of Scots (Book); The Last Survivors; The Harris Hotel; Macbook Air (2018); The Magic of Boney M

Saturday Review 4 – Our Culture, What’s Left Of It; Graham Norton; Brexit- A Love Story; Leonard Cohen; The Newport..

Book- Our Culture What’s Left Of It, the Mandarins and the Masses – Theodore Dalrymple This is a stunning book.  A delight.  “Dalrymple is a writer of genius: lucid, unsentimental, and profoundly honest…..He is one of the great essayists of our age” (Denis Dutton).  I have no idea how I missed this book (which came out in 2005) but I am so glad I found it … Continue reading Saturday Review 4 – Our Culture, What’s Left Of It; Graham Norton; Brexit- A Love Story; Leonard Cohen; The Newport..