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...]

Know your emergent leaders or Goodbye Dan, Hello Nancy and Hugh!

Emerging church is going to have to wait- dont worry Dan, I will be back!. I have 2 newly arrived books that I want to read now and a brand new Pen Scanning device to get the quotes into the blog! One of these books is Blog and the other is Nancy's. Sadly Rick isnt getting a look in either the last few days....But I am glad to say that my daily McCheyne bible reading plan is going to plan- not missed a single day so far this year- wonder how long that will last?So many books to read, so … [Read more...]

Cynical stock email response of the British Blasphemy Corporation – lets do something about it!

The BBC is cynically dealing out a stock email which reads as follows to anyone who complains-Jerry Springer The Opera was written as a theatrical entertainment show and as a fun, opera-musical-comedy piece based on the talk show phenomenon. It is not to be taken literally. Those who watch it will see that it is obviously a larger than life parody of the confessional TV genre and the culture presented to us in these real-life programmes (which themselves go out on daytime television).It is … [Read more...]

UPDATE on British Blasphemy Corporation – lets do something about it!

The British Blasphemy Corporation have replied to my personal email as follows-BBC INFORMATIONWe are pleased to confirm receipt of your e-mail to BBC Information.All comments, complaints and appreciations are read and recorded in full on a daily log within one working day of receipt. This log is circulated widely within the BBC to programme-makers and senior management. Your feedback is extremely important to us, as it helps to form decisions about future programme making and editorial … [Read more...]