I have the enormous privilege of ministering to a number of medical and nursing students, as well as doctors, nurses, dentists and other health care professionals. Without the NHS a good percentage of the St Peters congregation would not be employed! All of us have an interest in the health service and those who serve us in that. But is there a specifically Christian … Continue reading The Christian Heart of Modern Medicine
Last Sunday I was unable to be at St Peters due to recovering from surgery -but they seemed to manage without me! In fact they had a great day – the Lord is at work and he doesn’t ‘need’ any of us as his servants – as though he could not work without us! Morning Service: Leader: Stewart Macgregor Praise Leader: John Cooper Preacher: Bob … Continue reading Praise and Preaching from St Petes: Titus 3 (Bob Akroyd); 1 Thessalonians 1 (Sinclair Ferguson); What a Beautiful Name
One of the more puzzling aspects of the Brexit debate I don’t understand (and I mean I genuinely can’t get my head round it) is the concern about the possibility of a shortage of workers after Brexit. Only this week I heard that one in ten care home staff are from the EU and that there are major concerns for agriculture (especially fruit picking) and … Continue reading Has Britain lost the Protestant Work Ethic?
I’m just about to speak at Creationfest but before I do so I want to share with you something that was published in The Scotsman today. Look at the comments section as well – but read the text. When I warned (‘prophesied’) about this a few years ago I was abused and told I was mad – even by some Christians who told me basically … Continue reading Wow! – The Prophesied Madness of State Sponsored Child Abuse has Arrived.
After three months its time to return to our weekly round up of events that illustrate where our culture is at. Light Engaging Darkness tries to identify general trends in culture (each week we take seven items) and apply some Gospel light to them! Whether we succeed or not – you can be the judge! This link is for the previous one – many moons … Continue reading LED 26 – The NHS – May Apologises to Tatchell – Gay Conversion Therapy – Schools Ban Skirts – Irish Depopulation – Syrian Christian Refugees – Fake Booze – Tim Keller in Parliament
There are a number of stories that have come up which show just how far down the rabbit hole to cultural madness we have gone. I will leave the ones from Australia for another time – but here are a few from the rest of the English speaking West….. London Cyclists are too white, male and middle class. According to The Independent“Too few women and … Continue reading Its a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
This weeks LED has everything from Karl Marx to Chick-Fil-A, Donald Trump, Piers Morgan, Muscular Liberalism, Star wars on the Sabbath, the key Brexit question, and an incredible testimony from Rachael Denhollander.. Suing the NHS. The NHS is important. Very important. I speak as a beneficiary of and contributor to it. But the NHS is in trouble and one of the reasons is the … Continue reading LED 23 – Suing the NHS; Finance or Freedom?; Trump and Morgan; Ofsted and ‘Muscular Liberalism’; Star Wars on the Sabbath; the Astonishing Rachael Denhollander; Should Christians eat Meat?; Chick-Fil-A; Karl Marx
European Referendum – The TIPPing Point. (Once you have finished reading this article – such has been the response that I have had to write this follow up – The EU Referendum – Rushed, Ill Thought Out and Extreme!) Also see this Fishing for Brexit And a recent edition especially on the democracy aspect – The Dangerous Democratic Deficit – Scotsman Article – June 9th 2016 The time … Continue reading European referendum – The TIPPing Point