Janet Parshall – In the Market – Engaging with Atheists

This month’s Janet Parshall show – engaging with atheists – some great questions from listeners- You can listen to the whole show here – We were mainly looking at the Barna report and my book Engaging with Atheists https://www.moodyradio.org/radioplayer.aspx?episode=195651&hour=1 Janet Parshall ‘In the Market- discussing prophecies for the church in 2018.   Continue reading Janet Parshall – In the Market – Engaging with Atheists

Rachael Denhollander and the Scandal of Sexual Abuse in the Church

(this was first published on the Christian Today website)   Rachael Denhollander is my new heroine. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anything quite as brave, compelling, articulate and gospel centered as her testimony in the Larry Nassar trial. But it’s what I read later in an interview the former gymnast gave to Christianity Today in the US that really got to me. She said: ‘Church is one … Continue reading Rachael Denhollander and the Scandal of Sexual Abuse in the Church

LED 23 – Suing the NHS; Finance or Freedom?; Trump and Morgan; Ofsted and ‘Muscular Liberalism’; Star Wars on the Sabbath; the Astonishing Rachael Denhollander; Should Christians eat Meat?; Chick-Fil-A; Karl Marx

  This weeks LED has everything from Karl Marx to Chick-Fil-A, Donald Trump, Piers Morgan, Muscular Liberalism, Star wars on the Sabbath, the key Brexit question, and an incredible testimony from Rachael Denhollander.. Suing the NHS. The NHS is important. Very important. I speak as a beneficiary of and contributor to it. But the NHS is in trouble and one of the reasons is the … Continue reading LED 23 – Suing the NHS; Finance or Freedom?; Trump and Morgan; Ofsted and ‘Muscular Liberalism’; Star Wars on the Sabbath; the Astonishing Rachael Denhollander; Should Christians eat Meat?; Chick-Fil-A; Karl Marx

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri – A Brilliant Film. I Hated It!

Everyone seems to love ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri’. It’s the reviewers’ favourite for several Oscars and it would not be too much of a surprise if it won best picture (it already won the Golden Globes for best drama). You can understand why. The screenplay from the Irish writer Martin McDonagh is razor sharp; the performances from the actors stunning (especially Frances McDormand as … Continue reading Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri – A Brilliant Film. I Hated It!

12 Rules for Life – A Christian Perspective

A Review of Jordan Peterson’s latest book (I have been asked so much about my article Is Jordan Peterson the New Messiah? on  and the book that I decided to forego  The Great Deception – Part 1 for this week and write a full review of 12 Rules for Life, complete with quotes so that you can judge  for yourselves –  Peterson is not a preacher but there are … Continue reading 12 Rules for Life – A Christian Perspective

Why Oprah’s Golden Globes speech stands for the hope, hypocrisy and hubris of Hollywood

This article first appeared on Christian Today – here  It was a brilliant sermon. Passionate, clear, articulate, historical, personal, short and with strong application. Oprah was on fine form at the Golden Globes this week. And her speech has rightly been getting a lot of traction and praise. It was a superb performance, but more than that, I think she meant it. And there was … Continue reading Why Oprah’s Golden Globes speech stands for the hope, hypocrisy and hubris of Hollywood

10 ‘prophecies’ for the Church in 2018

This article first appeared on Christian Today  If it is hard to make predictions about what the year ahead holds for society, it is doubly difficult to predict what will happen to the Church. It’s not just that we suffer the vagaries of all human sinners and societies, but the Holy Spirit will not be restricted to our timetables and limited visions. Imagine being a disciple … Continue reading 10 ‘prophecies’ for the Church in 2018

War, poverty, the rise of the machines? 10 ‘prophecies’ for society in 2018

This is the first of a two part series published here in Christian Today – looking at some predictions for the year that lies ahead. ————————————————————————————————— It’s always dangerous to claim to be a prophet. Make a prophecy too specific and it is easy to be proved wrong, make it too general and it is impossible to be proved wrong. I don’t claim the mantle … Continue reading War, poverty, the rise of the machines? 10 ‘prophecies’ for society in 2018

The Handmaid’s Tale – An American Dystopia?

This article was published first in Christian Today – you can get the original here ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is ugly and anti-Christian. We have a better story to tell David Robertson Tue 12 Dec 2017 9:41 GMT The Handmaid’s Tale is a superbly filmed and acted version of Margaret Attwood’s 1985 novel and has won five Emmys – including Elizabeth Moss in the lead role deservedly winning … Continue reading The Handmaid’s Tale – An American Dystopia?