Quantum 21: Banned from the Mall; Swimming in Stornoway; Referendums; Was Jesus Funny? Saudi Arabia and Yemen; Mary’s Boy Child; The Chinese Church

Welcome to the Christmas Quantum – 1) Christmas at Thistle shopping mall in Stirling – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXqBd3Wi7Mk&feature=youtu.be 2) Stornoway Sabbath Swimming – https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0001kfh https://posttenebraslux.co.uk/2018/12/18/journalism-satan-and-sunday-opening/ 3) Referendums – Ireland abortion – https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0001mmm 4)Was Jesus funny? https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0001md1 5) Saudi Arabia and Yemen – https://unherd.com/2018/12/how-britain-profits-from-yemens-pain/ 6) Mary’s Boychild – 7) The Chinese Church – https://www.premierchristianity.com/Blog/I-will-be-executed-but-I-will-not-plead-guilty.-Read-this-astonishing-letter-by-an-imprisoned-Chinese-pastor?utm_source=Premier%20Christian%20Media&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=10130517_Ignite%2018%2F12%2F18&utm_content=Chinese%20pastor&dm_i=16DQ,614R9,KFBMV3,NNFLE,1 Missed Last weeks?   Quantum 20- Dr Dennis Mugwabe; Brexit; Censorship and Hate Speech; Transgender … Continue reading Quantum 21: Banned from the Mall; Swimming in Stornoway; Referendums; Was Jesus Funny? Saudi Arabia and Yemen; Mary’s Boy Child; The Chinese Church

Romans 9 – Does God Keep His Promises? Proverbs 4 – How to Guard Your Heart; Mary Did you Know? Pray for the West End…Worship from St Petes…

Romans 9?  Just before Christmas?  You have to be kidding!  But that is where we were at and that is where we continued.  I had hoped to do the whole chapter in one sermon but the more I looked at it, the more I realised that there was a lot there for us all to wrestle with and to help us.  So we only did … Continue reading Romans 9 – Does God Keep His Promises? Proverbs 4 – How to Guard Your Heart; Mary Did you Know? Pray for the West End…Worship from St Petes…

Quantum 20- Dr Dennis Mugwabe; Brexit; Censorship and Hate Speech; Transgender and the Church; :Abortion; Christmas Carols; Veggie Tales; Tyson Fury

Welcome to this weeks podcast.  This week’s is a cracker!  I say that because it has been so well produced by Peter.  Some is a follow up from last weeks – feel free to catch up here.  Please feel free to encourage others to listen and also if you want to support the work please do so by joining our patron campaign here.    LISTEN HERE … Continue reading Quantum 20- Dr Dennis Mugwabe; Brexit; Censorship and Hate Speech; Transgender and the Church; :Abortion; Christmas Carols; Veggie Tales; Tyson Fury

Persuasive Economics

Can we use economics to preach the Gospel?  Can the Bible be applied to economics….as someone who is not an economist or an expert – here is an attempt I made at FOCL in 2013 to answer those questions… (and not a mention of Brexit!)…includes an early mention of the Christianity (or not!) of Donald Trump!  This reminded me of a popular poster that Al … Continue reading Persuasive Economics

Quench – Coffee Shop Evangelism

One of the key questions Christians need to ask – as we seek to communicate the Good News of Jesus Christ – is where is the market place?  One of the things that we have found very helpful is what we call Quench – coffee shop evangelism.   Here is a talk on the subject  I gave at the Forum of Christian Leaders in Poland.   … Continue reading Quench – Coffee Shop Evangelism

Solas, the wider work and prayer

      This is a wee video Solas made which shows some of the things we try to do…. You can find out more about Solas here   Please do support Andy Bannister as he leads the team in that work. I would personally value prayer for strength, courage and wisdom as I try to balance St Peters, Solas and the wider cultural engagement that … Continue reading Solas, the wider work and prayer

What’s the Danger of a Christian Ghetto Mentality? The Christian Music Scene….

This is a short reflection recorded in 2015 at ELF in Poland – I think its subject matter is more important than ever.  This was not a scripted or pre-prepared interview…I was asked the question live and this is the unedited response.  What do you think?   “Rather than being salt and light in the culture, we end up inventing our own culture, which itself … Continue reading What’s the Danger of a Christian Ghetto Mentality? The Christian Music Scene….

Evangelism in Sydney (and the UK and USA)

This is a fascinating discussion about evangelism in Sydney  – in response to this interview I gave to the Sydney Anglican magazine.   This is from an excellent podcast called The Pastors Heart.  hosted by Dominic Steele. I found it very encouraging to hear pastors and church leaders take seriously this issue.  I contrast these Sydney Anglican brothers with what I hear from Anglicans here (Rico … Continue reading Evangelism in Sydney (and the UK and USA)

John Anderson Interview – Where is the West Heading?

I loved meeting John Anderson, former deputy Prime Minister of Australia.  He is a lovely Christian, with a sharp mind and  great understanding of Western culture.  I regard him as a highly significant figure – look at his website and you will see why.   It gives me some hope that there are some politicians like him.   His ‘conversations’ are superb….he has some great ones with … Continue reading John Anderson Interview – Where is the West Heading?