Monday, December 26, 2005

A collection of Articles & Reports by Mr. Robert Fisk + Audio & Video

For the last few weeks since it was published, I've been slowly making my way through Robert Fisk's book, The Great War for Civilisation, the Conquest of the Middle East. Currently, I'm just over half way through its 1366 pages. I've just finished chapter 17. Robert Fisk, reporter for the Independent, is one of the great reporters of our time, and for the last 20 years has reported on all the major events in the Middle East. If you're unsatisfied by the lies and deceit regurgitated by much of the media about the situation in Iraq, then I urge you to read some of Fisk's articles on this web-site, A collection of Articles & Reports by Mr. Robert Fisk. Better still, get the book yourself, and read it like I'm doing. If you're a Christian and reading this post, I plead with you to not believe the triumphalist neo-conservative garbage being posted by some 'evangelical' commentators such as Peter Glover, who seems to have sold his soul to George Bush and Dick Cheney.

Make a start by reading this interview: "War is the total failure of the human spirit".

Friday, December 23, 2005

Biblical Chronology - Dating of the Exodus and Birth and Crucifixion of Jesus

Doig's Biblical Chronology - Dating of the Exodus and Birth and Crucifixion of Jesus
  • Was Jesus born on December 25th?
  • When was he crucified?
  • When was the Exodus from Egypt?
If these questions have fascinated you, then visit this site and check the evidences.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Running Well: Andrew Bonar: Minister of the Gospel

Running Well: Andrew Bonar: Minister of the Gospel

Andrew A. Bonar was the friend and biographer of Robert Murray M'Cheyne, the main subject of my own web-site. In this blog, D R Brooker writes, "Through what I can only consider to be a "smiling providence", I came into possession of a Bible that at one time belonged to the Scottish minister, Andrew A. Bonar (1810-1892), the younger brother of Horatius Bonar. " There are two posts in his blog each describing the pages pasted in the front and back covers of Bonar's Bible. They make fascinating and challenging reading.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

EnviroSpin Watch

EnviroSpin Watch is a "Weblog monitoring coverage of environmental issues and science in the UK media. By Professor Emeritus Philip Stott. The aim is to assess whether a subject is being fairly covered by press, radio, and television. Above all, the Weblog will focus on science, but not just on poor science. It will also bring to public notice good science that is being ignored because it may be politically inconvenient."

It was his letter to the Telegraph published on June 10th that reminded me of earlier encounters with Philip Stott on the web and other news media.
'Can humans combat climate change?'

Thursday, June 16, 2005

The London Institute for Contemporary Christianity

The London Institute for Contemporary Christianity

The London Institute for Contemporary Christianity vision includes the following, "Britain will be radically transformed when 'ordinary' Christians are envisioned and equipped to make a difference where they are, where they spend most of their time, where they have most of their relationships, where people can see the difference Christ makes in their workplaces, schools, universities and neighbourhoods.

LICC will contribute to winning Britain by convincing successive generations of Christians that all of life comes under the Lordship of Christ, and that all of life is intended to be a context for worship, mission, ministry and active Christian engagement."

Emphasis mine [DFH]

I've been looking at the LICC site today. It has lots of useful articles and resources. Take alook for yourself.

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Main Page - Sage Community Wiki

Main Page - Sage Community Wiki

I've recently been making good use of the Sage extension to Mozilla Firefox. This is an excellent way to manage and use news feeds and feeds from other sources such as blogs and forums. And being open source, it is free and well supported.

During the past few days I have been contributing (anonymously) to the Sage Community Wiki. I've also been learning about how to import and export OPML in the Sage news reader, and have successfully downloaded OPML files for this purpose.

Friday, May 13, 2005

The Scandal of the Evangelical Conscience - Books & Culture

The Scandal of the Evangelical Conscience - Books & Culture:
"The Scandal of the Evangelical Conscience" by Ronald J Sider.

This book by Ronald J Sider was mentioned briefly by Mike Newman in his sermon last week. There's a lengthy extract from it in this page on the Christianity Today site. The author asks why so few Christians live up to what they profess to believe. The context is North America, but there are lessons we could learn from on this side of the Atlantic too. Visit the article. Comment below if you have something serious to say on this subject.

Monday, April 04, 2005

'The Triumph of Technology' - The 2005 Reith Lectures

Every year BBC Radio 4 broadcasts a series of annual lectures in honour of the BBC founder Lord Reith.

The subject of this year's lecture series is: 'The Triumph of Technology'. This year's Reith Lecturer is the distinguished engineer, Lord Broers who is President of the Royal Academy of Engineering and Chairman of the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee.

Theme: "Technology can and should hold the key to the future of the human race".

The Triumph of Technology lectures will be broadcast on Wednesdays and Saturdays in April and May. The programme presenter is Sue Lawley.

The first broadcast is on Wednesday, 6th April 2005, at 8.00pm BST.
For full schedule, visit

I hope to listen to these lectures - and will record any further comments here in this blog as the series progresses.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

"Peace Like A River" Devotionals - Peace Like A River:

This page is one of several which retells the story of Horatio Gates Spafford (1778-1832) who was a successful attorney in Chicago, where he was active in church, and blessed with a wife and four daughters. It tells of the tragic circumstances which befell his family and that led to the writing of the hymn, When peace like a river attendeth my way.

I'm just posting this link because we sang the hymn in our Church last Sunday evening, and perhaps not many in the congregation know the background. It is more well-known by the refrain, It is well, it is well with my soul.

The CyberHymnal has this hymn on-line.