Just another day of cynical opportunism for Michael Howard?

I have been trying to work out in my mind why it was that Mr Howard had ignited the Abortion debate. Then all of a sudden it struck me. Perhaps I am just being cynical myself, but it would seem to me that Howards proposal to reduce the number of weeks that a baby in the womb needs to fear abortion was indeed deliberately floated by him. You see, despite what the media would like us to believe some kind of restrictions on abortion are actually popular. So I ask myself was Howard actually … [Read more...]

Somethings been happening to me this week……..

This has been a great week so far. Despite having to travel when I wasnt expecting to and some logistical issues that arrose as a result, I have felt closer to God. I have felt a strength growing within me, a greater desire to know God more and my desire for holiness has been increasing. I have felt good, really good. So much so that I was starting to ask myself why. Then tonight when I felt the blessing of God as I spoke about Why did Jesus Die at Alpha, even doing that felt somehow different. … [Read more...]

UK Abortion religious row intensifies

There is a lot in the UK press today about the row that has suddenly engulfed our politicians. American readers need to understand that this is almost unprecedented. Religion and politics are bizarrely more separate in our nation than yours despite the fact that we have bishops sitting in our house of lords.Anyway, today the Independent says the last thing the election should be about is abortion and the BBC seems to imply agreement. Readers of the Telegraph and the Mail are suprising in their … [Read more...]

UK Catholics attack Blair and get political on abortion- where are the evangelicals?

The UK Catholic church has officially welcomed Michael Howard's statement that he would support a reduction in the age beyond which abortion is allowed in the UK. BBC NEWS quotes Blair on the other hand as saying :"'However much I dislike the idea of abortion, you should not criminalise a woman who, in very difficult circumstances, makes that choice.'Obviously there is a time beyond which you can't have an abortion, and we have no plans to change that although the debate will continue.'I … [Read more...]

The Science of Listener Attention

Marketing Playbook: has a quote from the Toby on the West Wing that I was just watching on my sickbed,"Was watching a re-run of West Wing and was struck by some stuff that my favorite character, Toby Ziegler said about oratory. He called it the Science of Listener Attention. 'You want the benefits of free trade? Food is cheaper. Food is cheaper, clothes are cheaper, steel is cheaper, cars are cheaper, phone service is cheaper. You feel me building a rhythm here? Thats cause Im a speechwriter … [Read more...]

Loyalty or integrity?

I so love the West Wing. Heard a great quote in one of the most recent ones I watched. CJ is rowing about why she didnt support a colleagues proposal and said "you get my support the same way I get yours when I agree with what you are saying or when I dont care about what you are saying". I think that statement is very interesting, and one to consider the ramifications of in the work environment. Some people call for blind loyalty. CJ here seems to call for such loyalty but only when one is … [Read more...]

The biggest killer of our generation

I like it when old posts get recycled. Comment Me No Comments has linked to an old post of mine which made an analogy between abortion and a car crash. It was a favorite post of mine, and as is common with favorite posts it didnt get taken up as much as Id have liked. Its always the posts you least expect that get the comments! … [Read more...]

Reagan's War : in the face of evil

I have just received a new DVD to review which looks very interesting. It is a documentary on Ronald Reagan's life. I will watch it sometime in the next few days and let you know what I think, but this mans life was certainly an interesting one. It would have been great to be a fly on the wall in his West Wing. … [Read more...]

My right to choose?

Imagine the scene. You are driving home down a country road at a reasonable speed. Trees line the road on either side their branches swaying in the wind.A young woman steps out in front of the car. You begin to break. Your car slows. Everything seems to hang in mid air like a scene from the Matrix. You realise you are not going to stop. You have a choice. Hit the woman and almost certainly kill her? Or swerve and hit one of those trees that moments earlier seemed so pretty.You know … [Read more...]

Some people Ask The Big Questions

This guy who says I Ask The Big Questions asks: "'If you had to choose, would you rather eat poo-flavored-chocolate or chocolate-flavored-poo?' " some people have too much time on their hands. I am off to watch west wing. … [Read more...]