Quantum 22 – 2018 – End of Year Review

This is the last Quantum for 2018.   I wanted to do a review of the year but as I looked at the most popular blog posts for this year I realised that they covered most of the main issues so I thought I would combine the two. You can listen by clicking on the link below.  (there is a fair amount of music in this … Continue reading Quantum 22 – 2018 – End of Year Review

Persuasive Economics

Can we use economics to preach the Gospel?  Can the Bible be applied to economics….as someone who is not an economist or an expert – here is an attempt I made at FOCL in 2013 to answer those questions… (and not a mention of Brexit!)…includes an early mention of the Christianity (or not!) of Donald Trump!  This reminded me of a popular poster that Al … Continue reading Persuasive Economics

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

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

Ireland Regresses; Sunday, Bloody Sunday

There has been much rejoicing in Ireland over the result of a referendum. Large crowds gathered in Dublin city centre. A party was in full swing in Dublin Castle. Groups of cheering and clapping people were at the airport to cheer on those who had flown back especially to vote. “Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was also greeted by cheers when he arrived as was Ailbhe Smyth … Continue reading Ireland Regresses; Sunday, Bloody Sunday

Why the Ashers Gay Cake Case Proves our Freedom is Under Threat

The following is  my article in Premier yesterday. Let me add a few thoughts. I expected the militant secularists and humanists to take great delight in this.  But it is interesting that more rational and less bigoted people immediately saw the stupidity and danger of the decision – read these articles from  The Telegraph, The Guardian and The Spectator  as examples.  However it is profoundly disappointing that some professing Christians just … Continue reading Why the Ashers Gay Cake Case Proves our Freedom is Under Threat

Debating in the Lions Den – Reflections on an interesting evening in Northern Ireland

  “I have found David my servant; with my sacred oil I have anointed him. My hand will sustain him; surely my arm will strengthen him. The enemy will not get the better of him; the wicked will not oppress him. I will crush his foes before him and strike down his adversaries. My faithful love will be with him, and through my name his … Continue reading Debating in the Lions Den – Reflections on an interesting evening in Northern Ireland