Islamaphobia – Christian Today

There’s an important difference between being Islamophobic and Islamocritical Reuters It was a touching moment. On our last evening in our home of the past 27 years, our Muslim neighbour came in to say goodbye. She thanked us for being good neighbours and apologised if in any way her family had done anything wrong. I was moved at her tears and compassion. I don’t think … Continue reading Islamaphobia – Christian Today

Why Christians Should Support the Birmingham Muslims

One of the advantages of ‘lying on a bed of sickness’ is that I have the time to listen to radio, sermons, catch up on books I have been meaning to read.  It also helps me read  up on some stories in the media in greater depth.  One such is the Birmingham schools row – which is a fascinating and revealing insight into our culture. … Continue reading Why Christians Should Support the Birmingham Muslims

All Things New – A New Years Message for Church and Society (the January Record Editorial)

A New Years Message for the Church and Society… New Year is as good a time as any to think about new beginnings. As we reflect on the past year and look forward to 2019, whether at an individual, community or government level, many of us would love to start anew again. Renewal is a great idea. And so is re-formation. I would love to … Continue reading All Things New – A New Years Message for Church and Society (the January Record Editorial)

Why I’m saying ‘Bah Humbug’ to Polly Toynbee’s ignorant anti-Christian crusade

By: David Robertson | 14th November 2018 – This article  The Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee wants you to “beware evangelical Christians bearing gifts”. David Robertson responds Why I’m saying ‘Bah Humbug’ to Polly Toynbee’s ignorant anti-Christian crusade This article was first published on Premier Christianity yesterday.  It’s that time of year. The time when we all get ready for Christmas – as though we were preparing for a 12-month … Continue reading Why I’m saying ‘Bah Humbug’ to Polly Toynbee’s ignorant anti-Christian crusade

BBC Bias, Faith Behind Bars and How to Get to Heaven in Montana

I remember when the BBC used to produce quality documentaries –  I still recall the brilliant How to Get to Heaven in Montana.   Occasionally they still do – but sadly they are far too often of the standard of last night’s ‘Faith Behind Bars’  The programme is only available from the Iplayer for 29 days – but you can see a clip here….. What was wrong with … Continue reading BBC Bias, Faith Behind Bars and How to Get to Heaven in Montana

Does God Speak in Dreams? Does God Love Everyone? An ‘unfortunate’ answer from the Ligonier Conference

One of the great advantages of living in the modern world is that we are able to listen to conferences on the other side of the world – when they are live streamed as was Ligonier’s West Coast conference in the USA this past weekend.  I was throughly enjoying listening to the wisdom of the teachers who had been speaking. But then came an answer … Continue reading Does God Speak in Dreams? Does God Love Everyone? An ‘unfortunate’ answer from the Ligonier Conference

Islam on Lewis: Why the church should support Muslims’ right to build mosques

Recently it was announced that the first mosque is about to be built on the Western Isles – a bastion of conservative evangelical Calvinism, dominated by the Free Church of Scotland (colloquially and somewhat pejoratively known as ‘the Wee Frees’). The press sniffed blood – surely this would outrage the Free Church and create civil war? The old headlines ‘Wee Free Outrage’ were dusted down … Continue reading Islam on Lewis: Why the church should support Muslims’ right to build mosques

LED 24 – The Oxfam Scandal; The Tom Daley Baby; Sexual Morality; Christian Leader Expelled from the Scouts; Voices of the Silenced: Celebrating a new South African President; Hi Magazine; Quote of the Week.

Welcome to LED no. 24….as always we try to bring you a mixture of articles and comments, which illustrate and illuminate the world we live in. The Oxfam Scandal –   The stories about Oxfam (and other large charities) are appalling. It’s not just that Oxfam workers engaged in sexual abuse but that Oxfam knew and attempted to cover up. What intrigues me about this is … Continue reading LED 24 – The Oxfam Scandal; The Tom Daley Baby; Sexual Morality; Christian Leader Expelled from the Scouts; Voices of the Silenced: Celebrating a new South African President; Hi Magazine; Quote of the Week.