Why I have (finally) decided to vote ‘Remain’ in the UK’s EU referendum

UPDATE: turns out I missed the most important argument for remain. It makes it easier for the gospel to spread by church planters continuing to be free to relocate across the continent. Not for the first time Terry Virgo has shown me the way.  Right up to today, I have been undecided  about how I should vote in the referendum on whether or not the UK should leave the EU. But this weekend I have made up my mind. And I am voting to remain.There are several things that have swayed my … [Read more...]

The Christian and the Internet – Opportunities and Pitfalls

At the weekend I attended the Christian Medical Fellowship Student Conference. It was so encouraging to see hundreds of bright young medical students gathering to hear God's Word, and learn Christian principles that will help them at work.If you are a Christian Doctor, Nurse, or a student working towards such a career in the UK, I would certainly recommend this organization. Among many events they organize, in April they will be doing a Psychiatry Day Conference.I was asked to share a … [Read more...]

“Donald Trump, you’re fired!” UK parliament debates banning controversial candidate

The silence of American evangelicals concerning Trump has been deafening, with some notable exceptions. It is in my view time that Christians spoke with one voice: this man does not speak for us. Yesterday, following a record breaking petition which I was only too happy to personally sign, an unprecedented debate occurred under the watchful gaze of Big Ben.Now admittedly the said debate was not binding on the UK government, and there was no vote at the end. But I can think of no other … [Read more...]

Paris Terror attack: We are at war. But not against Islam

We wake up this morning to news of great tragedy in Paris. Before we went to bed, we knew there had been attacks. Today we learn that over 120 are dead. More than 200 have been wounded, at least 80 of them seriously. There were eight attackers. Bullets were sprayed. We are told at least seven attackers blew themselves up with suicide vests.This, not on the streets of a Middle East hotspot of terror, but of a capital city of a major Western power.When I woke there had been no official … [Read more...]

What if the creditor nations decide to apply grace to Greece?

The world waits with bated breath as Greece and the rest of Europe are locked in an impasse. Greece says, "Enough is enough, we can't cope with more austerity, we need debt relief." Germany and others refuse to budge, presumably because they feel that if they grant relief to Greece, then Portugal, Italy, Spain, and Ireland will be next in line.But Germany itself was the recipient of the grace of debts cancelled, as this article from back in 2013 in the Guardian explains so eloquently. How … [Read more...]

The great porn experiment and how it changes brains

A generation of young men are discovering what Internet Porn can do to their brains. But growing numbers of them are deciding to escape. This secular TEDx video is essential viewing for everyone concerned about this issue: … [Read more...]

Is this the beginning of the end for ALL Christian education?

I know what some of you are thinking. You see this as a UK-only problem. Well, all I can say is that the strategies that are being utilized over here will surely be utilized in the USA also. In fact, perhaps they already are. Equality legislation sounds innocuous enough, but it seems that, at least according to one article I found online, perhaps it is already beginning to be used in some cases against US education establishments.The concern is that the secular elite will increasingly demand … [Read more...]

Beware the real Trojan Horse: Muslim children also harassed by Ofsted

I am absolutely candescent as a parent that any stranger would think it was appropriate to go into a classroom and ask young children what they thought about sexuality, and for that matter their personal religious views.This article, which I excerpt from below, was pointed out to me to on Twitter. It got this issue correct over a month ago. How the inspectors involved are not being visited by the police and asked questions themselves about what makes them think they can put young children … [Read more...]

The EU’s shameful abandonment of Mediterranean Search and Rescue

I woke this morning to hear that the UK (and the rest of the EU) have decided to stop search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean. The Italian navy has been patrolling and rescuing 150,000 people who were at risk of drowning as they tried to get from Africa to Europe as migrants.The claim is that the existence of such a safety net only encourages the migrants to risk the dangerous journey. But will migrants really be aware of the withdrawal of these patrols? Will those packing them … [Read more...]

ACT director says religious freedom in schools is indeed at stake

This just released from the Association of Christian Teachers:ACT – now to keep religious freedom in our schools.There has never been a time like this. Schools were part of the family business of the church and as Christians we let it go. Now those who want to uphold faith in schools are beleaguered on every side. No there hasn’t been a change in the law surrounding religious education and collective worship. No there hasn’t been a groundswell of public opinion against how schools are run … [Read more...]


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