This weeks article in Christian Today – you can read the original here , The BBC and the Tower of Babel Genesis 11 tells us the fascinating story of the tower of Babel. Humanity was setting itself up against God and as part of that decided to build a skyscraper. God’s means of frustrating this is revealing – “Come, let us go down and confuse … Continue reading The BBC and the Tower of Babel
From a distance it looks as though the United Kingdom is having a collective nervous breakdown. According to Owen Jones, the Guardian, the BBC, Sky news and most of the political classes Boris Johnson has started a coup against democracy. What is going on? Are tanks on the street, being bravely challenged by the Middle Classes as they seek to protect democracy and fight for … Continue reading Brexit – Boris’s Coup?
Last week I had the opportunity to speak on ABC National Radio on the subject of ‘What is Hell and Does Anyone Go There” https://twitter.com/abcreligion/status/1155722387549249536?s=21 I confess that I was actually quite fearful of going on this – it’s a difficult subject. Robin Parry’s book The Evangelical Universalist is well written and makes a good case (I will try and write a review of it later) – … Continue reading What is Hell and Does Anyone Go There? ABC Radio Show
It was a strange experience to do Ask Any Bible Question from Sydney this evening. We really do live in a remarkable world when people in the UK can have a live phone in from Sydney – without any delay. The questions were varied as usual…ranging from blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, contradictions about judgement, praying to the Spirit, why did the angel specifically mention … Continue reading Ask Any Bible Question – Premier Christian Radio – July 2019
This is an old article I wrote about Churchill – which I was reminded of as I was working through old papers. It still seems relevant today (although it was written in 2003) Churchill – The Greatest Briton? I have just returned from a great holiday in the Netherlands. No computer. No TV. No phone (apart from the occasional mobile – yes I am one … Continue reading Was Churchill the Greatest Briton?
I have begun a new column writing for Evangelicals Now – they asked me to explain why I was going to Australia for my first one. It has just been published in the April edition – full text below… Transported to Australia Whilst undergoing some research into my predecessor in St Peters Dundee, Robert Murray McCheyne, I came across a report about a ship that … Continue reading Transported to Australia – Article in Evangelicals Now
Dear Dr John, I received your e-mail a few weeks ago. Forgive me for taking so long to reply but apart from the usual excuses of busyness and holidays your letter made quite an impact upon me. I was not angered by it –indeed the overwhelming emotion I felt about your letter –and I have been thinking about it a lot -was sadness. How is … Continue reading Dear Dr John – A Response to a Canadian Atheist
Before going on to Ch. 12 of The Great Deception – lets catch The Brexit saga rolls on and this week took another turn. After Mrs May’s Brexit agreement was roundly defeated by over 200 votes, this week it passed by a surprisingly comfortable margin of 16 votes. Except of course it didn’t because it was not the same plan. The amended plan would seek … Continue reading The Great Deception 13 – In A Minority of One
Much as I would like to continue with the book review of The Great Deception and try to help our understanding of the EU, events have overtaken me and so this week we will delay part 12 and instead turn to the momentous events in Parliament over the past couple of days. The British government has just had the largest defeat in history and yet … Continue reading Why is There Chaos in Parliament?
I remember the night well. It was March 1981 and I received a phone call from a fellow political activist in the Labour party asking me to come to a particular venue to prepare for the launch of a new political party – the Social Democratic Party. I was a member of the Labour party but like many others had had enough of the extremist … Continue reading Why I’ve Joined the SDP – A Renewed Party for a Tired Britain