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….
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)
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?
Art is one of the great unexplored areas for use in evangelism….Picasso said that ‘art is the lie that leads to the truth’. Human beings are artists, because we are made in the image of the great artist. By taking a broad sweep of modern European art (with particular reference to Picasso, Van Gogh, Kandinsky and Chagall) we want to show how art sometime reflects … Continue reading Persuasive Art
One of the great things about going to Brisbane and Queensland Theological College was meeting one of the lecturers Mark Baddeley – he is a stimulating and fascinating person with a great deal to teach. I loved his interview technique and his ability to push back. Here is a short video they made of a discussion we had. Enjoy… Ozzie Observations – Week 9 – … Continue reading Evangelism in Todays Culture – Interview with Mark Baddeley
I wonder how often we reflect and meditate on the return of Christ – and the new heavens and the new earth? Probably not enough. Certainly not enough to long for it and cry ‘Maranatha, even so come Lord Jesus”. This short video from my friends at Counterfelt Vlog is excellent, it is beautifully filmed… and will help us reflect on the promised return of … Continue reading Maranatha – Longing for the Return of Jesus
https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fthepastorsheart%2Fvideos%2F324971771362131%2F&show_text=1&width=560 In this interview/testimony we look at issues connected with evangelism, apologetics, St Peters, church growth, Scotland, Australia…I very much enjoyed meeting Dominic and look forward to preaching at his church on April 29th…. You can also see it on Vimeo (below). Continue reading The Pastors Heart – Interview with Dominic Steele
Tomorrow is the deadline for the ‘consultation’ on the Scottish Governments proposals on gender self-identifying. I have written the Free Church response which we will put online later . This is a video I recorded with Counterfeit Vlog Counterfeit Vlog is an interesting and well produced vlog with Nick Franks and Joshua Jones – this is how they describe themselves… Nick Franks (@FirebrandNotes) and Joshua … Continue reading Counterfeit Vlog – They’re Going After the Children – the Madness of Gender Self-Identity
This is another of the Solas conference videos currently being put up (for free!) on the Solas website. In this 2013 talk I try to explain why education is so important and why Christian education is the best way to help the poor. Since then things have only got worse for children from a disadvantaged background in Scotland. Unless the Church in Scotland gets … Continue reading Education and the Poor
How Social Media and the Press Distort the Truth – When Barack Obama made good use of the Internet and social media to get elected it was lauded. When Donald Trump did the same, it was condemned as Russian interference, post-truth, fake news. We are living in an increasingly polarized culture, facilitated by social media and the politicians and journalists who use it for … Continue reading LED 17 – How the Media Distorts the Truth; Transmania; Religious Freedom; Canadian Free Speech; Ban Beauty and the Beast; The EU and Dundee City of Culture; Euthansia; Carl Trueman