This week is a week of speeches. Yesterday I was not only at the General Assembly but speaking at the Scottish Parliament – to their Freedom of Religion Committee on the subject of The Threat to Religious Freedom in Scotland. Here is the speech. The Threat to Religious Freedom in Scotland Religious freedom is the bedrock of all other freedoms. Freedom of speech, freedom of … Continue reading The Threat to Religious Freedom in Scotland – and a Response from the Humanist Society.
It’s always wise advice, that when a horrific tragedy occurs one should refrain from commenting. Not least because in the midst of an emotive situation we don’t know the full circumstances and more importantly to make room for grief, mourning and respect. But we live in a 24 hour news cycle society – we live in a world where it seems as though every politician, … Continue reading Christchurch Commentaries
Each week this review looks at different aspects of culture Film: Mary Queen of Scots I have reviewed this film in more detail for the Spectator (in Australia) and will post it when they publish it next week. But for now let me summarise it in this way – This is a shallow, superficial and silly film – its not suitable for Christians (or anyone) … Continue reading Saturday Review 3 – Endeavour; Mary Queen of Scots; John Owen; Brendan O’Neill Podcast; The Bothy Band; Berties
Continuing our review series in which we attempt to make some sense of Brexit: Chapter 10 of The Great Deception is one of those chapters that revealed to me so much fascinating information that at the end I just wrote ‘Wow’…but before we get on to that here are some of the best articles on Brexit over the Christmas New Year Period. My favourite is this brilliant … Continue reading The Great Deception – Part 11 – The Awkward Partner…and Mrs Thatcher
1 | The Politics of Fear. 2 | Treating Adults like Children and Children like Adults. 3 | The gender madness continues….. 4 | The Attraction of Something you have no knowledge of. 5 | Angel Feathers. 6 | The Heresy Line – Rob Bell’s Interview on Premier Christianity. LISTEN HERE Download this episode (right click and save) The Politics of Fear Spiked – Brendan … Continue reading Quantum 03 – The Wee Flea Podcast
This article first appeared on Christian Today under the title – Scotland’s Smacking Ban – Should Christians Care? I realise that it is the kind of article which will upset people on either side…but then iron sharpens iron…and I’m sure we can disagree/speak the truth in love! The Scottish Government has indicated that it will support a proposed bill from the Green MSP, John Finnie, … Continue reading Should Christian Organisations Campaign Against the Smacking Ban?
You can now listen to the segment concerned here…. Yesterday I had a fascinating and revelatory experience on Talk Radio – I was asked on to discuss the Scottish governments proposal to ban smacking with John Finnie, the Green MSP, the proposer of the bill. What I didn’t realize was that it was a bit of a set up, with the presenter being … Continue reading The Nightmare of ‘Progressive’ Utopian Government
Light Engaging Darkness – 6 Sometimes I am writing this I feel as though I am writing a comic satire. It must be so hard for satirists in the modern Western world because the ‘reality’ is so surreal that it is beyond satire. Anyway here are a few gems from this past week. 1) Back to Uni – It’s the time of year when students … Continue reading LED 6 – Back to Uni – Demolishing Statues – Natural Disasters – Robert E Lee – The Duke of Sutherland – Houston – Poland – Trudeau and Abortion – Australia and SSM – Macron – Tower Hamlets Adoption Madness…
Light Engaging Darkness 5 – 1) Feel the Hate – Barcleona, Finland and Charlottesville – The world seems full of violence and hate. one person killed in Charlottesville by a far right extremist, another two in Finland and 14 in Barcelona by Islamists. What has astounded me, and it really shouldn’t because now we should expect it, is the different reactions from most of … Continue reading LED 5 – Barcelona, Charlottesville – Glasgow Pride – Love is Love – Sarah Champion – The Real Modern Slavery – Google’s Tolerance – Endeavour – Is the Church like an Empty Whisky Bottle? – Kris Kristofferson
Light Engaging Darkness – 4 – August 16th 2017 Apologies for being a couple of days late….I was away at a wedding for the weekend… There is so much to think about this week. Where to begin? 1) Questions from Charlottesville When even Thersea May condemns Donald Trump for his words or lack of them on the killing in Charlottesville you know that things are … Continue reading LED 4 – Neo-Nazis and Antifa – Trump and North Korea – State Religion enforces Female Clergy – The Morality of Holidays – The Decline of the SNP and rise of Labour – Shoes, Gender Neutral Tampons, KLM and the Genderless Child – Glenn Campbell – Bill Jamieson