Saturday Review 11 – Servant of the People; Billy Graham; Duke Ellington; The Noble Liar; Brand Luther; Searching for Schindler; John Owen vol 9; The Fox; Romans 10

This week’s reviews all come under the word ‘inspiring’! TV – Servant of the People – 9/10 This one is an absolute gem!  It’s so weird and quirky – a series about a history teacher in Ukraine who becomes President.  It’s in Russian with subtitles.  And it’s brilliant.  Each episode is only 20 minutes but it’s perceptive, funny and through comedy illustrates the problem with … Continue reading Saturday Review 11 – Servant of the People; Billy Graham; Duke Ellington; The Noble Liar; Brand Luther; Searching for Schindler; John Owen vol 9; The Fox; Romans 10

The Right Time (Galatians 4:4-7); the Nativity….Praise and Preaching from St Peters 16th December 2018

Last Sunday morning we began a short three part series on Paul’s Teaching about the Incarnation.  We looked at Galatians 4:4-7 – The Right Time “Its always good to have this sweet and comfortable sentence before us – it sets out Christ truly and lively, that in our whole life, in all dangers, in the confession of our faith before tyrants, and in the hour of … Continue reading The Right Time (Galatians 4:4-7); the Nativity….Praise and Preaching from St Peters 16th December 2018

Quantum 16 – Brexit and Democracy; Asia Bibi; Persecution of Christians; Dame Jenny Murray, Stephen Jardine show; Jordan Peterson; Instagram; Planned Parenthood; FIEC

This weeks Quantum…..enjoy… Brexit –  – https://twitter.com/spikedonline/status/1062837927682732034?s=12 https://www.spectator.co.uk/2018/11/mays-deal-proves-one-thing-the-establishment-always-wins/ Asia Bibi – The UK and Australia – https://www.spiked-online.com/2018/11/05/the-abandonment-of-asia-bibi/#.W-BZT939QRg.facebook  EXCLUSIVE: Did we just kowtow to terror? After last week? Radio 4 –https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0001282   Dame Jenny Murray – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-46139085  Stephen Jardine…TIE… https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m00011zw  BBC Questiontime –  https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0brf9v7/question-time-2018-08112018  Jordan Peterson – https://www.facebook.com/BBCQuestionTime/videos/288995188387580/UzpfSTE1NTMzNTk1MDA6MTAyMTc0NTUyNDUxMjM3MjM/?comment_id=10217455969101822  Instagram and Hate Speech – http://caldronpool.com/instagram-deems-bible-as-hate-speech-seize-the-moment-and-share-it-with-the-whole-globe-unless-it-is-christian/   Planned Parenthood – https://twitter.com/obianuju/status/1061024938042290177?s=12And Alabama – https://www.lifenews.com/2018/11/07/alabama-approves-amendment-saying-unborn-babies-have-a-right-to-life/?fbclid=IwAR0wu-AZzTZFjA9IBZq_H41yAD2EiKTZ5axVUNPB4gxuBOMeZ2hwQzWqroA FIEC – https://fiec.org.uk/news/article/whats-new-for-2018 https://patron.podbean.com/theweeflea ‪“I am afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of … Continue reading Quantum 16 – Brexit and Democracy; Asia Bibi; Persecution of Christians; Dame Jenny Murray, Stephen Jardine show; Jordan Peterson; Instagram; Planned Parenthood; FIEC

WRF500 – Reformation in Islam; The Reformed and the Roman Catholics; Evangelising Atheists and Neo-Pagans; A Worldwide Church and Vision.

  Luther and Mrs Luther! Friday was an intense day – six full talks – I don’t know how people lasted the pace!Two were outstanding – of which more later – but first of all we kicked off with  yours truly speaking on evangelising atheists and neo-pagans.  From my point of view the talk did not go well…it was too rushed, too long, too broad … Continue reading WRF500 – Reformation in Islam; The Reformed and the Roman Catholics; Evangelising Atheists and Neo-Pagans; A Worldwide Church and Vision.

The Gospel Impact of the Reformation – #wrf500

I am currently with Annabel in Wittenberg at a conference organised by the World Reformed Fellowship entitled ” The Gospel Impact of the Reformation”  – Relevance for Continuing Reformation.    I have been taking notes and thought it might be profitable to share some of the experience and teaching. We arrived too late to hear Dr Billy Kristanto (Indonesia), Dr Rob Norris (USA) and Dr Michael … Continue reading The Gospel Impact of the Reformation – #wrf500

Reformation 500: With the ‘fundamentalism, terror and religious violence’ should we really celebrate?

Continuing the Reformation theme – my latest article in Christian Today   (please click the link for the original) – asks whether we should celebrate the 500th anniversary…I will also be on the Janet Parshall tomorrow looking at the same question from an American perspective….In this article look particularly at the BBC documentary which sought to portray the Reformation as some kind of Jihad…! Reformation 500: … Continue reading Reformation 500: With the ‘fundamentalism, terror and religious violence’ should we really celebrate?

The Secularisation of the Church of Scotland – What Really Happened at the Assembly?

A Report on the 2017 Decision to Permit Same Sex Marriage Much to no-ones surprise, the Church of Scotland General Assembly has just voted to accept the Theological Forum’s report which changes the Churches definition of marriage to include same sex marriages and to apologise to gay people for their previous understanding. I know there are various caveats and nuances but that is the reality … Continue reading The Secularisation of the Church of Scotland – What Really Happened at the Assembly?

The Lord’s People always go First Class

Today I read the following in John Flavel – it is strikingly appropriate because of personal circumstances. Flavel points out that “Most men that have a stock of creature-comforts in their hands, look upon all as coming in an ordinary, natural course, and see very little of God in their mercies”. We wanted to go to Australia to be with our daughter Becky and husband Pete  when … Continue reading The Lord’s People always go First Class

Quantum of Solas 20 – The One with Selma, Martin Luther Playmobile, Feedback, Private Faith and Public Policy, Joey Barton

Here is our latest podcast – Selma | Martin Luther Playmobil figure | Tax evasion | Listener Feedback: Why critique churches? | Question of Faith: Should private faith be allowed to influence public policy? | Joey Barton. http://www.solas-cpc.org/wp/2015/03/quantum-of-solas-20/ Continue reading Quantum of Solas 20 – The One with Selma, Martin Luther Playmobile, Feedback, Private Faith and Public Policy, Joey Barton