Quantum 62 – The one with Thomas Cook; Boris; Miliband; Generosity; Forgiveness; Climate Change; Chinese Communism; No Whites Anti-Racism; Abbey Road; Kanye West; Gaelic Psalms

This weeks quantum has some great clips… We look at: Lessons from the rise and fall of Thomas Cook  Boris Johnson’s misunderstanding about human equality https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlvK7XLNXNU David Milibands million dollar ‘charity’ salary… A myth debunked – are religious people more generous? A great example of forgiveness….Amber Guyger and Brandt Jean – Forgiveness – the Most Radical Teaching of Christ – in Practice Some balance on … Continue reading Quantum 62 – The one with Thomas Cook; Boris; Miliband; Generosity; Forgiveness; Climate Change; Chinese Communism; No Whites Anti-Racism; Abbey Road; Kanye West; Gaelic Psalms

Boris – What should the Christian Response Be?

Today is St Boris’s day – at least according to the Russian Orthodox Church. Conspiracy theorists can feel free to get to work.  Watching from a distance it appears as though the UK has gone mad.  On the one hand there are those who regard the appointment of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister with a hysteria which suggests that Satan himself has taken charge; on … Continue reading Boris – What should the Christian Response Be?

Islamaphobia – Christian Today

There’s an important difference between being Islamophobic and Islamocritical Reuters It was a touching moment. On our last evening in our home of the past 27 years, our Muslim neighbour came in to say goodbye. She thanked us for being good neighbours and apologised if in any way her family had done anything wrong. I was moved at her tears and compassion. I don’t think … Continue reading Islamaphobia – Christian Today

The Best a Man Can Be?

Are you old enough to remember this ad? It’s now been changed into this video which was on all news bulletins yesterday and has been subject to a considerable amount of negative reaction (as well as those who love it). When I heard about it I was prepared to hate it and get outraged….but in many ways I thought it was excellent.   There is a … Continue reading The Best a Man Can Be?

Theresa May’s Worst Move Ever – Dancing on the Graves of Africa’s Children

There are still some things that make my jaw drop – This article (largely unreported in the UK press who were far more concerned about the Prime Minister’ dancing) did so this weekend.   In comparison with this the Prime Minister’s ineptitude on Brexit looks positively benign. What’s the story?   The Telegraph gives us a very positive spin – The UK government is going to give … Continue reading Theresa May’s Worst Move Ever – Dancing on the Graves of Africa’s Children

It’s Coming Home – What England’s World Cup Tells Us About England (and Scotland)

Remember this? And then last night this happened…   I have been reflecting on this because of my two reactions to both these events.  I rejoiced at both.  Firstly I was delighted that Southgate missed that penalty in 1996 not just because I suffered from ABE (Anyone But England) syndrome, but I just couldn’t stand the English commentators and the thought of having an England … Continue reading It’s Coming Home – What England’s World Cup Tells Us About England (and Scotland)

Brexit for Australia – And Others!

  It’s strange to be in Australia at this particular juncture.   For a start it’s snowing! And then there is the small matter of the Australian elections coming up at the end of this week. But of most fascination is watching the post-Brexit fall out through Australian eyes. I have been reading the Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian as well as being an avid … Continue reading Brexit for Australia – And Others!

The EU Referendum Code – What Christians Really Mean!

  Todays article in Christian Today – The Referendum Code Those of us who are Christians know that words matter, and those who have been observing the EU referendum debate know that how they are said matters, too. As I observe the Christian responses ahead of Thursday’s vote, I see how we as Christians so often use our words badly. Some are less than subtle. I … Continue reading The EU Referendum Code – What Christians Really Mean!

Are the Tories Racist? Am I Bonkers?

  There are two articles in todays papers concerning my comments re the visit of President Mahama of Ghana to Scotland.  They are very revealing. Racism row develops over Ghana’s gay rights The Courier & Advertiser 23 Mar 2016 The Moderator of the Free Church of Scotland has been branded “bonkers” after accusing the leaders of two Scottish political parties of being racist.Dundee- based the … Continue reading Are the Tories Racist? Am I Bonkers?

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