Quantum 21: Banned from the Mall; Swimming in Stornoway; Referendums; Was Jesus Funny? Saudi Arabia and Yemen; Mary’s Boy Child; The Chinese Church

Welcome to the Christmas Quantum – 1) Christmas at Thistle shopping mall in Stirling – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXqBd3Wi7Mk&feature=youtu.be 2) Stornoway Sabbath Swimming – https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0001kfh https://posttenebraslux.co.uk/2018/12/18/journalism-satan-and-sunday-opening/ 3) Referendums – Ireland abortion – https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0001mmm 4)Was Jesus funny? https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0001md1 5) Saudi Arabia and Yemen – https://unherd.com/2018/12/how-britain-profits-from-yemens-pain/ 6) Mary’s Boychild – 7) The Chinese Church – https://www.premierchristianity.com/Blog/I-will-be-executed-but-I-will-not-plead-guilty.-Read-this-astonishing-letter-by-an-imprisoned-Chinese-pastor?utm_source=Premier%20Christian%20Media&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=10130517_Ignite%2018%2F12%2F18&utm_content=Chinese%20pastor&dm_i=16DQ,614R9,KFBMV3,NNFLE,1 Missed Last weeks?   Quantum 20- Dr Dennis Mugwabe; Brexit; Censorship and Hate Speech; Transgender … Continue reading Quantum 21: Banned from the Mall; Swimming in Stornoway; Referendums; Was Jesus Funny? Saudi Arabia and Yemen; Mary’s Boy Child; The Chinese Church

LED 20 – Refugees in Scotland; Saving the Jews; Anti-Nazis in Dundee; Banning Franklin Graham; Another Brexit Bus; Feminism; Bermuda and SSM; A Christmas Carol

Welcome to the final Light Engaging Darkness for this year… Refugees Welcome in Scotland  Amidst all the bad news stories I am glad to see this one – it makes me proud of my country. Scotland agreed to take 2,000 of the 20,000 Syrian refugees coming to the UK within five years. Todays came news that we did it in two and are preparing to … Continue reading LED 20 – Refugees in Scotland; Saving the Jews; Anti-Nazis in Dundee; Banning Franklin Graham; Another Brexit Bus; Feminism; Bermuda and SSM; A Christmas Carol

Reformation 500: With the ‘fundamentalism, terror and religious violence’ should we really celebrate?

Continuing the Reformation theme – my latest article in Christian Today   (please click the link for the original) – asks whether we should celebrate the 500th anniversary…I will also be on the Janet Parshall tomorrow looking at the same question from an American perspective….In this article look particularly at the BBC documentary which sought to portray the Reformation as some kind of Jihad…! Reformation 500: … Continue reading Reformation 500: With the ‘fundamentalism, terror and religious violence’ should we really celebrate?

Ricky Gervais v Stephen Colbert – The Real Answers- An Open Letter

This article is now on the Premier Christianity website Dear Ricky, Loved your appearance on the Stephen Colbert show – two of my favourite entertainers discussing the most important subject in the world – what’s not to like?!   I would like to answer some of the questions you raise in the clip below.  I have heard you raise them several times before as though they … Continue reading Ricky Gervais v Stephen Colbert – The Real Answers- An Open Letter

Australian Days 3 – Crocodiles, COffee and Churches

Saturday 10th to Sunday 11th January Kangaroo Valley Nowra is about two hours drive down the coast from Sydney. At 32,000 it is the largest town in the Shoalhaven area. Driving here from the North West was fascinating as we came through a place called Kangaroo Valley – it is stunning. You enter by a steep mountain pass, and you leave by a steep mountain … Continue reading Australian Days 3 – Crocodiles, COffee and Churches

All Revved up – Why The BBC’s Rev parody is sadly accurate about much of the Church in the UK today

The BBC have a hit comedy ‘Rev’ about a vicar in an inner city London church.  It has had rave reviews – and as usual, lots of Christians and media people have gone on about how wonderful it is, and what an opportunity it is….here is my summary of that from Christian Today – let me know what you think….I would advise reading the Guardian … Continue reading All Revved up – Why The BBC’s Rev parody is sadly accurate about much of the Church in the UK today

Boring Grace? A review of “One Way Love- Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World”

Boring Grace One Way Love – Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World A Review.  The reviews I read about Tullian Tchividjian’s One Way Love were so enthusiastic that I immediately shelved out the £7.99 for the Kindle version, stopped reading the latest Keller book and jumped in, looking forward to a stimulating and encouraging account of Gods grace in my exhausted world.   After all when … Continue reading Boring Grace? A review of “One Way Love- Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World”