Decades in Dundee – Part 1 – Jim Spence Talks about Football, Dundee and Faith

A couple of weeks ago we had our ‘Decades in Dundee’ event…Over the next few weeks I will post up the interviews we had during that.   We begin with the wonderful Jim Spence –  BBC sports reporter  –  to me the essence of Dundee.  He has some fascinating insights….  Enjoy… From Dundee to Down-Under Continue reading Decades in Dundee – Part 1 – Jim Spence Talks about Football, Dundee and Faith

The BBC and Christianity – Article in June EN

I have written about the BBC and Christianity before on this blog – but this is a new shorter article published in this month’s Evangelicals Now.  The BBC and Christianity. The BBC has been blamed for facilitating Brexit because it was biased against Remainers in that it gave equal time to the ‘lies and propaganda’ of the Leave campaign.   The BBC has been blamed for … Continue reading The BBC and Christianity – Article in June EN

Debate Night Reflections – Trump and Strathclyde Uni

On Sunday evening I had the privilege of taking part in BBC Scotland’s Debate Night.  Another one off the bucket list (actually it’s Questiontime I really want – but this was a start!)….It was an interesting experience – you can watch the whole show here or it is being repeated on BBC Scotland tonight at 11pm. I was impressed with the professionalism of the BBC staff … Continue reading Debate Night Reflections – Trump and Strathclyde Uni

The BBC and Christianity

Chapter Five of The Noble Liar  is entitled “Auntie the Apostate:  Losing Her Religion” .  It is incredibly insightful and helpful.  The following is a summary with some of the best quotes.  Read and think about this.  We have moved from the BBC broadcasting CS Lewis during a time of crisis, to the BBC now promoting the secular prophet, Richard Dawkins.  It has not been a change for … Continue reading The BBC and Christianity

In the Market with Janet Parshall – The Collapse of Western Civilisation

This months ‘In the Market’ with Janet Parshall ended up with a common theme – the collapse of Western civilisation as we move away from our Christian foundation. Enjoy https://www.moodyradio.org/radioplayer.aspx?episode=259722&hour=1 The Death of Democracy,  Media, Prejudice against Christians; the Meritocracy, Ricky Gervais; Jordan Peterson; American Universities, Notre Dame etc are the subjects discussed.    I cannot help but think that the burning of Notre Dame … Continue reading In the Market with Janet Parshall – The Collapse of Western Civilisation

The BBC and Brexit

In writing about The Noble Liar I had not realised that Premier had already published this excellent blog –In taking on the BBC, has Robin Aitken become a modern martyr for truth? Normally on a Thursday I do a Brexit catch up – but its so depressing I almost can’t be bothered.   And the whole charade is going to go on for months….we will return to that … Continue reading The BBC and Brexit

The Noble Liar – The Influence of the BBC and the Meritocracy

The Noble Liar  by Robin Aitken is my book of the year, so far, and I doubt whether any book will overtake it.  It is a stunning insight from a former BBC journalist and executive – who has 25 years experience of the organisation.  If you want to understand what is going on in our culture, The Noble Liar, is essential reading. The book is subtitled – … Continue reading The Noble Liar – The Influence of the BBC and the Meritocracy

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

Shake On It – A Surprising BBC Programme on Trans and Identity.

The BBC have produced and broadcast a video which stuns me!  It’s fair, balanced and interesting.      In September last year I went through to Glasgow to record a programme, Shake On It for the new BBC Scotland station.   I wrote about the experience here – ‘Shake On It’ – An Interesting Day Recording for the BBC Yesterday the BBC broadcast the show.  You will … Continue reading Shake On It – A Surprising BBC Programme on Trans and Identity.

Princess PC versus the colonisation of the curriculum

This article was published in the Australian Spectator – you can get the original here and add your own comments if you wish! Princess PC versus the colonisation of the curriculum Were you aware that the curriculum of our universities has been colonized? Apparently this is a serious problem and we need to decolonise as quickly as possible – according to a report commissioned by the … Continue reading Princess PC versus the colonisation of the curriculum