Quantum 31 - United Methodists; India and Pakistan; Brexit; The ISIS bride; Justin Smollett; George Pell; Gender; Abortion; The Monkees; James MacMillan
1) United Methodists Defend Biblical Teaching
2) India and Pakistan
3) Brexit betrayal –
4) Shamima Begum –
5) Hate Speech -
6) George Pell -
7) Gender issues…
8) Abortion - https://www.christianpost.com/news/shocking-inhumane-extreme-senate-democrats-block-bill-to-protect-babies-born-alive.html?uid=38b40306c7&utm_source=The+Christian+Post+List&utm_campaign=a4f05959e7-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_02_26_06_13&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_dce2601630-a4f05959e7-2509241
9) Culture -
“On the whole, I do not find Christians, outside of the catacombs, sufficiently sensible of conditions ... Why do people in church seem like cheerful, brainless tourists on a packaged tour of the Absolute? … Does anyone have the foggiest idea what sort of power we blithely invoke? Or, as I suspect, does no one believe a word of it? The churches are children playing on the floor with their chemistry sets, mixing up a batch of TNT to kill a Sunday morning. It is madness to wear ladies’ straw hats and velvet hats to church; we should all be wearing crash helmets. Ushers should issue life preservers and signal flares; they should lash us to our pews. For the sleeping god may wake someday and take offense, or the waking god may draw us to where we can never return.”
—Annie Dillard, Teaching a Stone to Talk: Expeditions and Encounters (New York: Harper & Row, 1982), pp. 40-41.
Peter Took – The Monkees.