LED 22 – The Kurds/Oxford Uni and Women/Jordan Peterson/the Presidents Club/Extending Adolescence/Copeland’s Plane/the Gospel in Spain

  1) Turkey Attacks the Kurds:  You have to feel sorry for the Kurds.  They were the primary ground troops in taking on Isis on behalf of the West, and now they have been abandoned by us as Turkey takes the opportunity to invade Syria in order to attack them. Turkey is a NATO member and yet, despite warnings, we will do nothing to help … Continue reading LED 22 – The Kurds/Oxford Uni and Women/Jordan Peterson/the Presidents Club/Extending Adolescence/Copeland’s Plane/the Gospel in Spain

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

Recovering Reform: The legacy of RC Sproul

(This article was published on Christian Today) -we remember Sinclair Ferguson as he is now in the US to preach at RC’s memorial tomorrow (Wednesday the 20th) – this will be livestreamed here The Elim minister was quite adamant. Yes, he was a Pentecostal, but he was also very definitely Reformed. ‘How did that happen?’ I asked. ‘Oh, I went to Florida to hear RC … Continue reading Recovering Reform: The legacy of RC Sproul

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?

Ravi Zacharias Allegations – A Christian Response – Article on Premier Christianity

This article is published on Premier Christianity  Ravi Zacharias allegations: 3 ways Christians should respond By: David Robertson | 8th December 2017 Is Ravi Zacharias the latest Christian celebrity to fall? David Robertson looks at the accusations   He is one of the best-known Christian evangelists in the world. He speaks before kings, political and cultural leaders and large student gatherings. He is a superb communicator, a gifted … Continue reading Ravi Zacharias Allegations – A Christian Response – Article on Premier Christianity

How Not to Be an American Missionary in Scotland

Many years ago I wrote a response to a report I read from the Southern Baptists – talking about their mission work in Scotland.  To their credit they picked up on my article and used it.  I often get asked about this article entitled ‘How Not To Be An American Missionary In Scotland” –  so I am just reproducing a slightly updated version of it … Continue reading How Not to Be an American Missionary in Scotland

LED 13 – Harvey Weinstein – Juncker in a bar – Bertrand Cantat – Freedom to Steal in London – Flu and Sexual Orientation – The 50th Anniversary of the Abortion Act – Thomas the Tank Engine – The Threat to Freedom of Speech – Juan Mata

My biggest problem with this weeks Light Engaging Darkness is what to leave out….there is so much going on…..but I hope the following selection is helpful to you…. Lets begin with the biggest story of the week (at least on the BBC where five days in a row it was the headline story. 1) Harvey Weinstein  The fall of the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is … Continue reading LED 13 – Harvey Weinstein – Juncker in a bar – Bertrand Cantat – Freedom to Steal in London – Flu and Sexual Orientation – The 50th Anniversary of the Abortion Act – Thomas the Tank Engine – The Threat to Freedom of Speech – Juan Mata

Led 12 – The Scottish Episcopal Church – Archbishop Welby – Peter Hitchens Category Error – The Denver Statement – Wilton Park and Government Religion – Christy Wimber – Tom Petty

Light Engaging Darkness  12 –  Because I hope to be on a break when this goes out I thought I would ‘schedule’ a wee bit different ‘LED’…. this week we are going to look at some of the major issues facing the church rather than the culture. The Scottish Episcopal Church. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/27/scottish-church-faces-consequences-vote-allow-same-sex-marriage/ I have some good friends in the SEC who are really hurting over … Continue reading Led 12 – The Scottish Episcopal Church – Archbishop Welby – Peter Hitchens Category Error – The Denver Statement – Wilton Park and Government Religion – Christy Wimber – Tom Petty

LED 7 – The Talk of the Year; University Challenge; Swedish Fascists; The Month of Diana; The Racist Transgender Model; The Nashville Statement; Censoring Marco Rubio

  Light Engaging Darkness The Best Talk you will hear all Year –  Sunday was a really special day for me in lots of ways (Here is why) and the icing on the cake was this extraordinary talk from the philosopher Roger Scruton.   It is stunning. Even more so that it came on the BBC. If you do nothing else this week, grab yourself … Continue reading LED 7 – The Talk of the Year; University Challenge; Swedish Fascists; The Month of Diana; The Racist Transgender Model; The Nashville Statement; Censoring Marco Rubio

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 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