This is the editorial from the October Record – just out now. The Rise of Civic Christianity and the Collapse of the Church It’s a somewhat strange paradox. As the church seems to be in decline, the number of religious items in the news increases and the clergy are everywhere. Tom Nairn’s quip that Scotland wouldn’t be free until the last Church of Scotland minister … Continue reading The Rise of Civic Christianity and the Collapse of the Church – The October Record Editorial
Dear Prime Minister, Thank you for your letter. It makes reassuring reading for those of us who voted for Brexit and which you promised (along with the Labour party) to deliver. According to your letter we are leaving the EU, the Single Market, the Customs Union, the CFP, the CAP and the ECJ. We will be free to make our own trade … Continue reading Response to Prime Minister May – A Plea and a Prayer
This is the interview I did on Sunday with BBC Coventry. I thought the presenter Justine Greene was lovely, intelligent and actually listened. It’s a revealing conversation because it shows the level of misunderstanding there is about evangelicalism and the Gospel…and how so many are taking their impressions from media and from those who speak about us and not to us. It was good to … Continue reading BBC Local Radio Interview about Donald Trump’s visit
LISTEN HERE: Trump, England, and Identity Politics | Quantum 123 Download this episode (right click and save) TOPICS Trump’s in town – The Wee Flea – President Trump’s Welcome to Scotland US Judge Kavanaugh – New York Times – Senate Democrats Come Out Swinging in Long-Shot Fight to Block Kavanaugh England Came Home – Football and Politics – Paul Watson showing up the insanity and folly of the culture … Continue reading Quantum of Solas Podcast 123
President Trump in the UK President Trump is in the UK this week and is receiving a mixed reception – as I wrote in this article there is a great deal of hypocrisy about this. It’s somewhat hypocritical for those who lauded President Macron of France for welcoming President Trump for them to then turn round and complain about Prime Minister May doing so on a … Continue reading LED 27 – President Trump in the UK; The Supreme Court; The World Cup and the EU; Diversity and Identity Politics; President Duterte; Thai Joy; Professor Carlos Frenk
After three months its time to return to our weekly round up of events that illustrate where our culture is at. Light Engaging Darkness tries to identify general trends in culture (each week we take seven items) and apply some Gospel light to them! Whether we succeed or not – you can be the judge! This link is for the previous one – many moons … Continue reading LED 26 – The NHS – May Apologises to Tatchell – Gay Conversion Therapy – Schools Ban Skirts – Irish Depopulation – Syrian Christian Refugees – Fake Booze – Tim Keller in Parliament
Powerful men have often found that their power is itself a powerful aphrodisiac. Six decades ago President Jack Kennedy used his office and power to enable several affairs with different women. Kennedy was infamous for his sexual appetite, once boasting that he needed to have sex every day. Many in the church rightly condemned his behaviour. Two decades ago President Bill Clinton was accused of … Continue reading Three presidents, three affairs and a compromised church
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
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!
This article first appeared on the Christian Today Website I don’t think I have ever met an Iranian who was not highly intelligent, good looking and sophisticated. That’s probably because most of the Iranians I meet are students. Be that as it may, Iran is a fascinating culture dating back to the days of the Persian Empire and right up to the modern Islamic Republic. … Continue reading Why the great silence from our politicians over Iran?