Shake on It -Engaging with Transgender People

Several people contacted me about the BBC programme ‘Shake on It” – Shake On It – A Surprising BBC Programme on Trans and Identity.   The trouble is that if you are not in the UK you can’t view it.  I understand that at some point it will be on YouTube but until then you can get it by clicking the link below. Again to give credit … Continue reading Shake on It -Engaging with Transgender People

Quantum 31 – United Methodists; India and Pakistan; Brexit; The ISIS bride; Justin Smollett; George Pell; Gender; Abortion; The Monkees; Sir James MacMillan

This week we cover a range of subjects and questions: The United Methodists defend biblical teaching – thanks to our African brothers and sisters.   India and Pakistan fight over Kashmir and terrorism;  The Politicians prepare to ditch  Brexit  Why should take back Samima Begum but will struggle to do so. Listen to the whole cast on the link underneath.   We also look at: The … Continue reading Quantum 31 – United Methodists; India and Pakistan; Brexit; The ISIS bride; Justin Smollett; George Pell; Gender; Abortion; The Monkees; Sir James MacMillan

A War of Loves -David Bennett

The Christian book world seems to be filling with gay Christian memoirs.  First there was the disappointing and depressing Vicky Beeching’s ‘Undivided’.    This was followed by Jackie Perry’s well written and refreshingly biblical  Gay Girl, Good God . Then we went downhill again with  Jayne Ozanne’s  Just Love – Now we come to David Bennet’s newly released book, War of Loves.  The self-description summarises it well:  David Bennett … Continue reading A War of Loves -David Bennett

Jayne Ozanne – Just Love – A Journey of Self-Acceptance (and ITV on Conversion Therapy)

ITV news is at it again.  Presenting a one-sided piece of ‘news’ which is in reality propaganda – with no attempt at any kind of balance.   Look at the video  in the link which treats those who believe that someone might change their sexuality (something which has demonstrably happened) as being almost equivalent to terrorists – or at the very least heretics against the new … Continue reading Jayne Ozanne – Just Love – A Journey of Self-Acceptance (and ITV on Conversion Therapy)

The crime of spiritual abuse: One of the most dangerous ideas in decades

Todays Christian Today Article There appears to be an epidemic of abuse in today’s world. Whether its Jimmy Saville and the BBC, Harvey Weinstein and Hollywood, Oxfam and the charities industry, or the apparently endless stories of abuse within the Christian church, it seems as though hardly a day goes by without a new revelation of yet another scandal. In a world of ‘safe spaces’ … Continue reading The crime of spiritual abuse: One of the most dangerous ideas in decades