LED 9 – Nabeel Quershi – Death of the Church in UK? – Scottish Parliament ‘debates’ Christianity – Jacob Rees-Mogg – George Osbourne and the Death of Thersea May – The Other Side of the Rainbow – The McCain version of “Family”

Light Engaging Darkness – 9 – 18th September 2017 I thought that I would not be able to do this weeks but in the mercy and providence of God, I got out of hospital early and so whilst I am recuperating – here are a few news items over the past week that caught my eye.   Death of Nabeel Qureshi – Possibly the most … Continue reading LED 9 – Nabeel Quershi – Death of the Church in UK? – Scottish Parliament ‘debates’ Christianity – Jacob Rees-Mogg – George Osbourne and the Death of Thersea May – The Other Side of the Rainbow – The McCain version of “Family”

The Strange Death of Europe – Part 4 – Christianity

So near. Yet so far.   In this final part of my review of Murray’s brilliant book we come to consider the heart of the matter. What can be done to stop Europe, as we know it, dying? Murray has a sort of answer but it is not nearly adequate enough. In part 1 we looked at the overall thesis of the book – that Europe … Continue reading The Strange Death of Europe – Part 4 – Christianity

The Strange Death of Europe – 3 – Islam

“Atheists don’t fly planes into buildings” – it was a point delivered with all the certainty of a man who feels he has just delivered a killer blow to his opponent who was in this case, yours truly.   His ‘point’ repeated thousands of times on atheist and secularist websites and social media (from whence he had gathered this bon mot) was greeted with rapturous applause … Continue reading The Strange Death of Europe – 3 – Islam

Edinburgh Contrasts – Liz Lochhead and Roger Day

What a fascinating afternoon and evening I had yesterday in Edinburgh! In the afternoon I managed to get to the wonderful Edinburgh book festival and listen to Ruth Wishart interviewing the poet, Liz Lochhead.   Then I went to a somewhat different event involving Roger Day.    Who he? I suspect that many more people who read the title of this blog will be able to identify … Continue reading Edinburgh Contrasts – Liz Lochhead and Roger Day

The Strange Death of Europe – Part 2 – Immigration

Murray’s book is largely about immigration. A subject which is so wrapped in misunderstanding, political correctness and virtue signaling that it is almost impossible to discuss. Question immigration at all and you are automatically classed as a xenophobic quasi fascist who wants to expel all foreigners. If only we had open borders then we would live in paradise (or its sub-department the Nirvana known as … Continue reading The Strange Death of Europe – Part 2 – Immigration

The World Turned Upside Down

We were not able to put up the sermons from last week because of holidays – we will get them for you next week.  However yesterday I had the privilege of addressing the Intercessors for Britain conference which was meeting in St Peters.  In effect I gave them a summary of my Assembly sermon from 2015.  It seems to me that not only has it … Continue reading The World Turned Upside Down

Douglas Murray – The Strange Death of Europe – Part One – Meaningless Shallowness

I read a lot of books. Some are all time classics (Lord of the Rings, the Brothers Karamazov, Confessions of St Augustine), others are unknown but really helpful. I try to read books from a wide variety of authors, including those I know who will challenge my preconceptions and prejudices.   Some books confirm you in your views, others challenge them and occasionally there comes along … Continue reading Douglas Murray – The Strange Death of Europe – Part One – Meaningless Shallowness

Why Anti-Semitism Matters in the British Election

  Have a look at this poster?  It is a pro-Corbyn, anti-May poster erected in Bristol this week.  I guess you could just say it is part of the rough and tumble of election politics, although I regard it as indicative of the simplistic dumbed down politics we are being forced to endure.   Apart from that can you see anything offensive about it? Notice … Continue reading Why Anti-Semitism Matters in the British Election

The European Court’s ruling on religious clothing is wrong. Secularism is not neutral

This article first appeared on the Premier Blog The European Court’s ruling on religious clothing is wrong. Secularism is not neutral By: David Robertson | 14th March 2017   David Robertson explains why he believes today’s ruling by the European Court of Justice that employers can ban workers from wearing religious symbols at work is wrong How are you dressed today? I don’t want to be too … Continue reading The European Court’s ruling on religious clothing is wrong. Secularism is not neutral

Ten ‘Prophecies’ for Society/Culture in 2017

Thanks to all who responded to the last post of 2016   I will try to heed your advice and requests.   After a few days break its time to begin again by looking forward to 2017..I am neither a prophet nor the son of a prophet, but as an observer of culture and society I would like to suggest that the following might be the … Continue reading Ten ‘Prophecies’ for Society/Culture in 2017