Quantum of Solas Podcast 123

  LISTEN HERE: Trump, England, and Identity Politics | Quantum 123 Download this episode (right click and save) TOPICS Trump’s in town – The Wee Flea – President Trump’s Welcome to Scotland US Judge Kavanaugh – New York Times – Senate Democrats Come Out Swinging in Long-Shot Fight to Block Kavanaugh England Came Home – Football and Politics – Paul Watson showing up the insanity and folly of the culture … Continue reading Quantum of Solas Podcast 123

Ecclesiastes 4: Politics and the wisdom of Solomon

This article was published first on Christian Today –  ‘Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.’ President Roosevelt’s wise saying still resonates today and would certainly have appealed to Solomon. After considering the question of loneliness, Solomon now turns to politics. The two are not unrelated. Sometimes our politicians look as though they are very alone. Occasionally I feel sorrow for … Continue reading Ecclesiastes 4: Politics and the wisdom of Solomon

The Nightmare of ‘Progressive’ Utopian Government

    You can now listen to the segment concerned here…. Yesterday I had a fascinating and revelatory experience on Talk Radio – I was asked on to discuss the Scottish governments proposal to ban smacking with John Finnie, the Green MSP, the proposer of the bill.   What I didn’t realize was that it was a bit of a set up, with the presenter being … Continue reading The Nightmare of ‘Progressive’ Utopian Government

A Dangerous Church? The Elephant in the Balliol College Freshers Fair

This article was first published on Christian Today I return from a lovely break in Croatia to discover yet another one of those ‘snowflake/University bans Christians’ stories. But this is one with a difference. It involves one of the world’s top Universities, Oxford. The problem with Balliol College’s now retracted ban of the Christian Union is not that it shows up the flakiness of the … Continue reading A Dangerous Church? The Elephant in the Balliol College Freshers Fair

Good News for the Poor – The September Record Editorial

Each New Year I foolishly like to try and think ahead by making some predictions (not prophecies) about the coming year for the Church. This was a prediction for this year: 9) The Church will reach out amongst the poor. It seems to me that it is often the case that the richer and more middle-class the church, the more they talk about helping the … Continue reading Good News for the Poor – The September Record Editorial

The Blame Game and The Demonisation of Theresa May

Heading for Australia I wrote about Leaving the Country – Reflections on a Hysterical Britain  Whilst enjoying being here it seems that the collective hysteria gripping the country back home seems to be increasing.  None more so than in the reaction to the horrific fire tragedy at the Grenfell Tower.  Over 70 people are dead or missing, all apparently as the result of an electrical fault … Continue reading The Blame Game and The Demonisation of Theresa May

Advent – Judgement and Hope – Revelation ch.6

This weeks Revelation column in Christian Today – you can read the original Here It’s Advent. As a Scots Highland Presbyterian I was vaguely aware of the word but didn’t really know what it meant – and it certainly meant nothing in my church. In fact it may come as a shock to those who regard Christmas as the heart of Christianity, but my parents grew … Continue reading Advent – Judgement and Hope – Revelation ch.6

Fantasy Politics – Why the SNP are Giving up on Independence – Part 3–Childcare

The story so far!   In part one we saw that the SNP has now become the party of the EU, rather than the party for an independent Scotland. The End of the Dream – Why the SNP Have Given up on Independence – Part 1 In part two we saw how there is an increasingly authoritarian tendency within the party and an inability to allow … Continue reading Fantasy Politics – Why the SNP are Giving up on Independence – Part 3–Childcare

The Good, the Bad, the Ugly and the Beautiful

This is my friend Fraser underneath the Tay bridge, before we set off to the St Petes Congregational outing in Craigtoun Park.    When I was seriously ill in ICU Ninewells in 2011 I promised Fraser that we would go cycling when I got better.  For me it was quite an emotional moment when I recovered and we were able to do that.  Each summer … Continue reading The Good, the Bad, the Ugly and the Beautiful

Investigate Extremist Christians!

 I suppose it was to be expected. After the crushing defeat for the Scottish government at the United Kingdom Supreme Court over their Named Person scheme, we not only had the spin which sought to turn it into victory, but then, sadly, the intimidation and mockery which has become so much part of the current Scottish political scene. Whilst there are Christians who support the … Continue reading Investigate Extremist Christians!