Quantum 58 – The one with Shetland, PolicePersons; Brexit; Hong Kong; Argentina; Ebola; Vicars ‘marry’; Gay Gene Theory; Chick-Fil-A; Female Engineers; Brendan O’Neill; Gervais; Stormzy and Ed

Quantum 58 This is probably my favourite Quantum so far….the producer has done a great job! It’s also the first I have done from Shetland…so we start with this..   We look at the election result in Shetland and the resultant political spin.   Police in Scotland are to become policepersons and wear ‘gender neutral’ uniforms.  The police in Scotland are becoming a PC laughing stock.  … Continue reading Quantum 58 – The one with Shetland, PolicePersons; Brexit; Hong Kong; Argentina; Ebola; Vicars ‘marry’; Gay Gene Theory; Chick-Fil-A; Female Engineers; Brendan O’Neill; Gervais; Stormzy and Ed

God and Suffering – A.S.K 14

BIBLE READING: Psalm 119:65-72 TEXT: You are good and you do what is good; teach me your decrees (Psalm 119:68). In the previous chapter we talked about God’s thoughts and plans being good for us. That immediately raises the questions we now face in this chapter – which some people think are the most difficult questions of all. If God is good then why do … Continue reading God and Suffering – A.S.K 14

The Edge – Get a Grip: Who can you trust in a fake news world?

These are the videos of the forum we held at The Edge in Sydney Harbour, in the shadow of the Opera House.  It was a good night….with Justine Toh and Sam Chan helping enormously. I would encourage you especially to hear Scott Monk’s opening talk…you can get all the info and videos here  Here is the video of my talk:   And this is the … Continue reading The Edge – Get a Grip: Who can you trust in a fake news world?

What Can We Learn from the Chinese ‘Badass Beauty Queen’?

This is my latest Christian Today column.   They changed the title but I prefer my original.  I hope you are not offended by the language – but it is more reflective of what is in the article. There are also those who have taken offence at the suggestion that Scotland is becoming like China.  I hold to that.  We are on a trajectory where we … Continue reading What Can We Learn from the Chinese ‘Badass Beauty Queen’?

Aretha, Anastasia and Amazing Grace – Letter from Australia 5

Aretha, Anastasia and Amazing Grace – Letter from Australia 5  Dear Brothers and Sisters, They say that you ought to live as to be missed when you are gone.   I don’t know if I have done that but I do know that I have been blessed to have lived in places and amongst people who I miss. I loved growing up on the Tarbat peninsula … Continue reading Aretha, Anastasia and Amazing Grace – Letter from Australia 5

Quantum 57 – The One with Prorogation of Parliament; Ben Stokes; Sogyal Lakar; Electric Cars; Slave Reparations; Purdue Pharma; Piers Morgan; Trans Rugby; Welsh Pride; Aneurin Bevin; Claire Smith;

This weeks Quantum – This week we look at the progation of Parliament – the EU banning criticism of immigration … The wonder of Ben Stokes and the Australian Test cricketer with a bible verse engraved on his bat…   The sad story of the Buddhist guru – Sygyal Lakar Copper mining in Norway, Electronic cars in NSW and fires in the Amazon…. Glasgow Universities … Continue reading Quantum 57 – The One with Prorogation of Parliament; Ben Stokes; Sogyal Lakar; Electric Cars; Slave Reparations; Purdue Pharma; Piers Morgan; Trans Rugby; Welsh Pride; Aneurin Bevin; Claire Smith;

Brexit – Boris’s Coup?

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?

An Encouraging Report – “A Book in Action”

This report is in the new edition of The Record which I was delighted to see is maintaining and improving its standard with the new editor John MacDonald. It is a very encouraging report – not because it praises the book – but because it shows how it can be used.  I wrote A.S.K for the purpose that ‘Mowgli’ describes. It’s so encouraging to see that happening…. … Continue reading An Encouraging Report – “A Book in Action”

What’s Wrong With The World? – Part 2 – A Secularist Answer

Yesterday we reflected from a Christian’s perspective on the question of what is wrong with the world.  Today I want to look at it from the honest, intelligent non-Christian’s perspective.  In The  Sunday Times this week Neil Oliver had a fascinating and brilliant article entitled “Football Tribes Have Never Left Hatred Behind” (For those who don’t have access behind the Paywall I have attached the text of … Continue reading What’s Wrong With The World? – Part 2 – A Secularist Answer