Quantum 19 – French Riots; Spain and Italy; UN Migration Compact; Apple Censorship; Veganophobia; The Lord of the Rings; George Bush; Roger Scruton; Sex and Gender; Fury Boxing; Brexit

This weeks Quantum covers everything from Riots and Boxing to Veganophobia and Lord of the Rings!  Enjoy .  You can listen by clicking this link… (also a number of people have been asking if you can get it on Itunes – yes – go here to subscribe) 1) France and the Macron Riots – https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2018/12/emmanuel-macron-has-united-france-against-him/?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Evening%20_Blend_03122018&utm_campaign=Evening_Blend 2) The EU – Andalusia and Italy – The EU in … Continue reading Quantum 19 – French Riots; Spain and Italy; UN Migration Compact; Apple Censorship; Veganophobia; The Lord of the Rings; George Bush; Roger Scruton; Sex and Gender; Fury Boxing; Brexit

Premier Thought for the Day 3 – Miracles

This is the third of my ‘thought for the day’ on Premier….All of them are from Magnificent Obsession – this is the one on miracles. Here are some quotes from the chapter…. ““It is not possible to have reasonable grounds for not believing in miracles” Pascal “The believers in miracles accept them (rightly or wrongly) because they have evidence for them. The disbelievers in miracles … Continue reading Premier Thought for the Day 3 – Miracles

LED 16 – Mugabe /Manson/Da Vinci/Kezia/Australia and SSM/Charles, Corbyn and Anti-Semitism/Transmania/Jordan Peterson/Methil No More/Highway to Hell/Carl Jung/Gk Chesterton

So much going on in the world this week….here are a few items… Mugabe Falls – Although Mugabe has not yet resigned, it looks as though he is no longer in power.   Zimbabwe should be one of the most prosperous and richest nations in the world.  The fact that it is not so is indicative of decades of corrupt misrule. BBC Report    Manson Dies – … Continue reading LED 16 – Mugabe /Manson/Da Vinci/Kezia/Australia and SSM/Charles, Corbyn and Anti-Semitism/Transmania/Jordan Peterson/Methil No More/Highway to Hell/Carl Jung/Gk Chesterton

Nothing new under the sun: Ecclesiastes is the gospel for today’s society

I have begun a new weekly series for Christian Today on Ecclesiastes.  The idea is to take this wonderful book and use it to connect our ‘meaningless’ society to the meaningful Christ.   Feel free to comment, pass on and use as you wish.  You can read the original here Nothing new under the sun: Ecclesiastes is the gospel for today’s society ‘Pele’ was pretty upset. … Continue reading Nothing new under the sun: Ecclesiastes is the gospel for today’s society

Defeating the Darkness – In Memory of Elie Wiesel

Today Elie Wiesel died.  A man who was for me, as for many others a phenomenal inspiration.  BBC Report of Elie Wiesel This chapter from The Dawkins Letters  explains why the great questions raised by Wiesel and the horror of the Holocaust ultimately point to only one solution – Christ. Letter 8 – The Myth of Godless Morality Dear Dr Dawkins, As a young boy I … Continue reading Defeating the Darkness – In Memory of Elie Wiesel

It’s a Miracle! – Apologetics 101 – no.9

This is the latest in the series on Apologetics 101 – You can get the original by clicking HERE – It was published at the weekend. Understanding miracles: Does God break the laws of nature? Do miracles contradict science? The scientist was adamant. “I don’t believe in God, because I have never met anyone healed in answer to prayer”. I was shocked. Not just because it seemed such … Continue reading It’s a Miracle! – Apologetics 101 – no.9

Change and New Life in All Around I See

This article is printed in The Free Church Record out this week. Hugh Dalton, Labour Cabinet minister, wrote in his diary on the birth of Prince Charles in 14th November 1948: “If this boy ever comes to the throne it will be a very different country and Commonwealth he’ll rule over”.   As a result of Queen Elizabeth becoming the longest reigning monarch in British history … Continue reading Change and New Life in All Around I See

I Don’t Dumb Down God – Astonishing Article in the Daily Mail

Ps 115: 1 Not to us, O LORD, not to us
but to your name be the glory,
because of your love and faithfulness

I DON’T DUMB DOWN GOD

Kevin McKenna is a senior Scottish journalist who writes for the Guardian, Observer and in this case the Daily Mail.  A number or weeks ago he contacted me about doing a story.  I was of course suspicious but I met with him and we had a great conversation.  I found him to be intelligent, thoughtful and very interesting. Today his story was published in a two page spread in the Mail.  I found it to be very humbling and encouraging.  And I continue to pray for Kevin… Sometimes in the midst of the battle the Lord grants victories…I hope you enjoy the following article. Please note – I hope that this is not posted with any sense of boasting.  Of course I am pleased to have such a positive report on St Petes and my own work there, but for me the main thing is that a mainstream journalist was so positive about an unashamedly biblical church!

He challenges trendy secularism, is angry about intolerance and believes in teaching the Bible. And he’s packing pews with no-nonsense preaching. Meet the Rev David Robertson, a thoroughly modern (and uncompromising) Christian soldier:

Scottish Daily Mail

3 Oct 2015

By Kevin McKenna

UNTIL I visited St Peter’s Free Church of Scotland in Dundee last Sunday, I had not heard that the leader of Jesus’s 12 apostles, the man to whom the Saviour entrusted l eadership of His fledgling church, was called ‘Pete’.

But there it was on an overhead projector, just above the little altar table at the front of this handsome old church in the heart of the student sector. It was on a notice for ‘newbies’ seeking to find out more about what St Pete’s had to offer.

To a persistent and old-fashioned Roman Catholic such as myself, the effect was slightly startling and I wondered if the Bible study class later that week might feature the adventures of some of Pete’s pals, Tam, Phil, Jimmy and Andy?

This wasn’t the only surprise to greet me. I had budgeted no more than one hour for this service, for who willingly attends a church service these days that lasts much more than 45 minutes? In my own Catholic tradition, we are beginning to get fidgety if we haven’t reached The Lord’s Prayer after half an hour.
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The Shelter of the Most High – New Year, Old Hope – a Personal Testimony

As we reach the end of another year, and enter a new one full of hopes, fears and promises, it is always a good time to look back and give thanks, and to look forward with anticipation. I am sitting in Heathrow airport about to board a plane to Kuala Lumpur, for a wedding and hopefully on to Australia to visit my daughter Becky. I … Continue reading The Shelter of the Most High – New Year, Old Hope – a Personal Testimony

Magnificent Obsession – Why Jesus is Great

Today my new book came out in the UK – it works as a companion to both The Dawkins Letters and also the just out Solas collection on Why I am Not An Atheist .  Rather than just being a book that deals with theism, it is an ‘apologia’ for Jesus Christ. Or rather it explains why Jesus Christ is the reason for believing.  Please … Continue reading Magnificent Obsession – Why Jesus is Great