Dear David Cameron, Nicola Sturgeon, Ed Miliband and Barack Obama, I am writing to you as leaders of the Western world, with a simple request. When are you going to appoint your first Christian rights envoy? I’m sure you must be aware of some of what is going on. The beheading of 21 Christians in Libya last week is just the latest gruesome video killing. … Continue reading Letter to Cameron, Sturgeon, Miliband and Obama – Where is your Envoy for Christians?
Sunday 4th and Monday 5th January More Drama Just as our arrival was done in dramatic style (collapsing at the airport, passport out of date) so our departure had its own hint of drama. Our passports were locked in the room safe and we could not get it open. Neither could the cleaner, who somewhat disconcertingly was sent up to sort it out, nor the … Continue reading Malaysian Days 4 – The Farewell
Sunday 4th January Before I go on to say something about the Church let me mention one other food item. Something called durian which is a local fruit that has, to say the least a ‘pungent’ smile and an even worse taste – but it is considered a delicacy and when in season there are special stalls and shops that sell it. We tried it … Continue reading Malaysian Days 3 – The Church
Saturday 3rd January 2015 – The Wedding The day began of course with food, continued with food and ended with food. Rice with breakfast just doesn’t seem right but it worked. The Coffee was mince though! Picking up the Bride Every culture has things in common- food, music, children. And every culture does them all slightly differently. It was fascinating to be part of this … Continue reading Malaysian Days 2 – The Wedding
Friday 2nd January – Travel to Kuala Lumpur As this is my first trip ever to Asia I thought I would just record my observations for any who might be interested. It has already been a fascinating trip. They say that travel broadens the mind. It certainly helps me think. Fear of Flying/Dying We were actually supposed to arrive on the evening of New Years … Continue reading Malaysian Days – 1 The Journey
In this – the first of a three part review of 2014 we look at Latvia | Ukraine interview | Malaysian flights | Ebola | Boko Haram kidnapping girls | Same-sex marriage UK | Pete Seeger, Ariel Sharon, Tony Benn, Fred Phelps & Mickey Rooney. http://www.solas-cpc.org/wp/2014/12/quantum-of-solas-14/ Continue reading Quantum of Solas 14 – 2014 – Jan to April – Latvia, Ukraine, Malaysian Airlines, Ebola, Boko Harem, SSM, Pete Seeger and other famous deaths.
As we reach the end of another year, and enter a new one full of hopes, fears and promises, it is always a good time to look back and give thanks, and to look forward with anticipation. I am sitting in Heathrow airport about to board a plane to Kuala Lumpur, for a wedding and hopefully on to Australia to visit my daughter Becky. I … Continue reading The Shelter of the Most High – New Year, Old Hope – a Personal Testimony
I hate flying – its an irrational fear (is it so irrational?!) but one that I deal with every time I fly. So in three days time we will be flying to Australia via Malaysia. Some have asked why Malaysian airlines – given their record this year (one missing plane, one shot down). And then this morning I woke up to the news that another … Continue reading Is the Christian Immune from Plane Crashes? – Reflections on Ps 139 as we enter the New Year