Trump, England and Identity Politics | Quantum 123

July 14, 2018

Download this episode (right click and save) TOPICS Trump’s in town – The Wee Flea – President Trump’s Welcome to Scotland US Judge Kavanaugh – New York Times – Senate Democrats Come Out Swinging in Long-Shot Fight to Block Kavanaugh England Came Home – Football and Politics – Paul Watson showing up the insanity and… Read more

Hawking, Abortion and Suchet | Quantum 122

March 19, 2018

Download this episode (right click and save) TOPICS Stephen Hawking BBC – Stephen Hawking on God, artificial intelligence and mankind’s future Abortion in Ireland Suppression of Free Speech Christian Institue – Bristol uni students want to ban feminists saying ‘men aren’t women’  Dawkins and the Cannibalism Taboo National Review – Dawkins Wants… Read more

Gender Self Identity in Dundee, Circumcision in Iceland and Harassing Prayer | Quantum 121

March 5, 2018

Download this episode (right click and save) TOPICS Beast from the East Gender Self Identity Queer Trans Sport Brexit Iceland and the Jews Harassing Prayer LINK – LED25 Read more

Billy Graham and the BBC | Quantum 120

February 26, 2018

Download this episode (right click and save) Billy Graham has passed on to glory and BBC Radio Scotland chose to cover this news in a rather surprising and interesting way that revealed one of the key issues that plagues the church in Scotland as a whole.  If we have different… Read more

Polyamory in Scotland, Euthanasia in Holland and Stephen Fry on Unhappy Children | Quantum 119

February 12, 2018

How should Christians respond to the recent television documentary broadcast on BBC 2 Scotland about polyamory?  How far will we slide down the euthanasia slippery slope? And did you hear about Stephen Fry’s comments last week about unhappy children?  He’s correctly identifying the problem, but what’s the answer?David Robertson and… Read more

Ofsted’s Muscular Liberalism, Star Wars on the Sabbath and Rachael Denhollander | Quantum 118

February 5, 2018

OFSTED’s Muscular Liberalism – A chilling future for UK Education? UK Government: Amanda Spielman’s speech at the Church of England Foundation for Education Leadership Sky News: Ofsted: Religious belief being used to ‘actively pervert’ young minds Christian Institute: Institute to Ofsted: Don’t use liberalism as a cover for secularism Christian Vegetarianism: Is it… Read more

The new secular ‘Puritans’, Jordan Peterson’s book and Churchill’s Finest Hour | Quantum 117

February 3, 2018

The Kurds The Guardian – Editorial – The Guardian view on Turkey and the Kurds: a new phase in Syrian strife Turkish assault on Kurdish militia in Syria has ‘killed 24 civilians’ New York Times : What’s Behind Turkey’s Attack on Syria’s Kurds The President’s Club BBC – Presidents Club: Theresa May ‘appalled’… Read more

Carillion, Jordan Peterson and Steve Chalke | Quantum 116

January 22, 2018

1.  Carillion Collapse 2. Jordan Peterson interview on channel 4  3. Eminem and Ed Sheeran single about abortion (Spoiler Alert – language) Lyrics – Eminems Pro-Life Message – 4. Steve Chalke – The Anti-Christ Message of Steve Chalke 5. Friends is now homophobic 6. Methodist Equality job advert Read more

#MeetTheNativity, Brexit and Transgender | Quantum 115

December 21, 2017

1.  #MeetTheNativity  |  SpeakLife on Facebook 2. Brexit 3. Transgender 4. Indoctrination of Children Sunday Times – Gather round, class. Thomas the teddy wants to be a girl – LED 19 ….Transmania continues 5. Robotics 6. Solas website and Solas Magazine   MUSIC Infiltration-Fear of Machines Mix by DJ Psyonik Fantasy (c)… Read more

Weinstein, a French Brexit Cantata and the continued march of progressive ideology | Quantum 114

October 28, 2017

Weinstein A French Brexit Cantata NHS recording of sexual orientation The Moral Maze of Abortion – Thomas the Tank Engine and political correctness Freedom of Speech – A Point of view. Download this episode (right click and save) Read more

Vegas Shooting, Train Bible Chaos and Transgender Eggs | Quantum 113

October 5, 2017

1) Las Vegas Shooting. – 2) Bible reading causes train panic. – 3) Transgender eggs. 4) Runrig Farewell Concert. 5) The Great African Wall – Download this episode (right click and save) Read more

German AfD, Aussie SSM & Suppression of Research into Transgender Reversion | Quantum 112

September 29, 2017

Germany – The rise of AfD. Australia – Same Sex Marriage Vote. Sand. UK – Bath Spa University suppress transgender research. Tweet of the Week – Reality is just a social construct.     LINKS       MORE FROM SOLAS SHORT/ANSWERS – SOLAS Magazine – Read more

Michael Ramsden – Solas Conference Inverness 2016 | Quantum 111

August 24, 2017

Michael Ramsden’s talk on evangelism and apologetics from the Solas Conference in Inverness in 2016. Download this episode (right click and save)     LINKS More conference audio and video from the Solas Conference archive is available to Patreon supporters at     MORE FROM SOLAS SHORT/ANSWERS – SOLAS… Read more

The Funeral, The Media and The Politicians | Quantum 110

July 13, 2017

David reflects on what the media coverage of the funeral of former SNP leader, Gordon Wilson, tells us about the different world views of many in the media and in the country of Scotland at large. Download this episode (right click and save)     LINKS BBC  |  Memorial service… Read more

Islamist Extremism & Atheist Fundamentalism | Quantum 109

June 12, 2017

Islamic Extremism and Atheist Fundamentalism.  Do they have anything in common? Download this episode (right click and save)     LINKS Spiked!  |  It’s official. You’re not allowed to say ‘Islamist extremism’  |  PM statement following London terror attack: 4 June 2017 Spectator Coffee House Blogs  |  Labour’s abortion stance… Read more

Fake News Crocodiles, Blasphemy and a Brace of Presidents | Quantum 108

May 22, 2017

Zimbabwean Pastor eaten by Crocodile. Ian Brady’s Humanist funeral request.   Stephen Fry and Blasphemy.   President Macron of France.   Will President Trump be impeached?   Hillary Clinton: Abortion is ‘right and moral’.   Obama’s £2.5 mil speech.   Jakarta’s Christian governor found guilty of blasphemy.   Transgender.  … Read more

Elections, Religious Liberty, the Church of Scotland and Fishing | Quantum 107

May 9, 2017

Solas Magazine – The new edition is out now. The UK General Election and the dumbing down of politics. President Trump relaxes tax laws for churches endorsing political candidates. Why Religious Liberty matters. Tim Farron – Is gay sex a sin? Chinese Fishing Church of Scotland General Assembly. Download this… Read more

The World is going nuts. Happy Easter 2017 | Quantum 106

April 17, 2017

The Copt Massacre – An extraordinary response. Syrian Bombing. African migrants sold in Libya ‘slave markets.’ Sex for Rent. Prep HIV Drug. Funding abortion propaganda. Peter Singer – rape of disabled might be ok. End of Gender specific awards. Breastfeeding unnatural. University Essays marked down. Prof. Dr Jordan Peterson defunded. Scottish… Read more

Scottish Humanist Easter Eggs, German Fake News and Australian Fairy Tales | Quantum 105

April 7, 2017

Fake News Ban in Germany. Fairy Tales in Australia. NHS Scotland on Gender. Mike Pence’s Marriage. Cadbury Easter Eggs and the Humanist Society Scotland. Download this episode (right click and save)     LINKS Washington Post  |  How do you stop fake news? In Germany, with a law. Daily Mail… Read more

Uni missions, Quench, Conferences and Short/Answers | Quantum 104

April 5, 2017

Andy Bannnister joins Al Smith in the studio for an update on what’s happening within the Solas ministry.   Read more

Westminster, McGuinness, Scottish Prostitution and Emotional Abuse | Quantum 103

March 25, 2017

The Attack in Westminster and some social media reactions. The Death of Martin McGuinness. The Scottish Model for Prostitution. Scottish Government tries to criminalise emotional abuse in relationships. Mother and Son becoming Father and Daughter. Transgender rapist moved to women’s prison after sex change. Tim Keller and Princeton. Chuck Berry. Download… Read more

#ScotRef, Belief-v-Evidence & the BBC Comedians | Quantum 102

March 21, 2017

#ScotRef  #IndyRef2. Louise Mensch on belief and evidence. Frankie Boyle and Celebrity Atheists. Tracey Ullman and Baptism. European Court and Religious Clothing. Thomas Aquinas. Download this episode (right click and save)     LINKS The Spectator – Watch: Louise Mensch’s disastrous Sunday Politics interview  BBC on Facebook – “It’s like getting no… Read more

Gigamansions, Jenni Murray and Russell Brand | Quantum 101

March 11, 2017

David Robertson brings a Christian perspective to some of the recent messages that are being conveyed through the media. Gigamansions. Jenni Murray, the BBC and Feminism v Transgenderism. Sensitivity Readers. Christians being driven from public life. Facebook reports the BBC to the UK Police for sharing sexualised images of children on… Read more

The Oscars, The Rising Tide of Paedophilia and The Apocalypse Preppers | Quantum 100

March 4, 2017

Prior to the 2017 Oscars, all the directors nominated in the foreign language film category issued a joint statement on the Trump travel ban.  David Robertson is a big fan of foreign films, but he’s not such a great fan of the kind of sloppy thinking the directors used in… Read more

The growing confusion in the culture | Quantum 99

February 28, 2017

David Robertson rises from his sick bed after a couple weeks to cast an eye over some of the recent media stories which impact on the Christian faith. Facebook ‘muzzling’ Christians? Trump, Sweden and Fake News. Post Truth – Short Answers. Milo Yiannopoulos and the growing sexual confusion in our culture. Sam… Read more

Anti-Fascism: The new Fascism | Quantum 98

February 4, 2017

David Robertson picks his way through the links and threads that tie all these topics together… The New Fascism. The new Judge? Neil Gorsuch, abortion and the danger of confirmation bias in world views. Same Sex Marriage in the Churches of Norway and England. Transgender Reversion. UK Parliament votes to… Read more

Northern Ireland Trumps the Marches over Abortion | Quantum 97

January 30, 2017

David Robertson offers a Christian perspective on some of the messages that have been doing the rounds in the media recently: Northern Ireland politics – Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness. Trump’s Inauguration speech and the reaction to it. The Women’s March and the March for Life. The Queen, the Establishment… Read more

Trump, Streep and the BBC Transgender Documentary | Quantum 96

January 21, 2017

President Trump, Meryl Streep, the BBC Documentary,” Transgender Kids: Who Knows Best?” and Nicola Sturgeon’s commitment to the TIE Campaign are some of the topics David Robertson covers this week before challenging Scottish politicians from all parties to stand up and defend parents and children, in the face of activist pressure… Read more

Ten ‘Prophecies’ for the Church in 2017 | Quantum 95

January 14, 2017

Dramatically increasing his stoning prospects, David Robertson doubles-down on the prophecies for 2017. This week’s it’s the prospects for the Church in the West; Mainstream decline. Post-modern evangelicals. American charismatic next big thing. Creflo Dollar won’t be back. Greater unity. Salt and light in the public square. The Reformation. US… Read more

Ten ‘Prophecies’ for Society/Culture in 2017 | Quantum 94

January 6, 2017

David Robertson is neither a prophet nor the son of a prophet, but as an observer of culture and society he gives ten suggestions that might be the main issues in this coming year; The Queen, Israel, Brexit, the War against Humanity, Islam and Islamophobia, Donald Trump, British Politics, Celebrities,… Read more

Merry Christmas | Quantum 93

December 22, 2016

A wee Christmas message from David Robertson and Andy Bannister. Download this episode (right click and save)     LINKS Rebuild Haiti – An EP of Christmas Songs Help Mission International reach out to Haiti this Christmas by downloading their EP of songs by Scottish singer/songwriters David Henderson, Lins Honeyman… Read more

Puberty Blockers, Universities and Secular Swimming Pools | Quantum 92

December 19, 2016

So many people say, “Oh, you Christians. We need empirical evidence. We need it scientifically based.”  We’re being sold a world view right now, whether it’s on gender identity, transgender or anything else, which has got nothing to do with science and has got everything to do with a social construct.… Read more

The Transgender Equality ‘Debate’ in the UK Parliament | Quantum 91

December 8, 2016

In the beginning God made them male and female and at the end the British Parliament decided that they were not.  David Robertson reflects on the recent Transgender Equality debate in the House of Commons, the potential impact of people being able to change their legal sex by self declaration and… Read more

Castro, Crime, Wealth, Taxes and the Anglicans | Quantum 90

December 2, 2016

David Robertson offers a Christian perspective on some recent news and events. Fidel Castro. Tamara Ecclestone. Goldman Sachs. Lord Mackay’s Budget comments. Hate Crime. Scottish Government renames Offenders. Post Truth Follow up. The Anglicans. Teresa May. Vegan fivers. Download this episode (right click and save)      LINKS National Review… Read more

Post Truth | Quantum 89

November 26, 2016

Post Truth – Oxford English Dictionary ‘Word of 2016’ Telling Fake News from Real News Banning Milo Yiannopoulos Mike Pence & Hamilton SNL – The Bubble France censors video advert with people with Downs Syndrome Jo Cox MP – family Statement “Speak Up” Guide launched at the Scottish Parliament Download this… Read more

Post-Trump, Trudeau and Leonard Cohen | Quantum 88

November 17, 2016

There’s a blame game going on. David Robertson thinks about the threats to democracy that are surfacing in the wake of the Trump victory, the deep irony of the politics of fear, why BBC pluralism is wrong and how Leonard Cohen points the way to the true freedom that can… Read more

Post election special on President Trump | Quantum 87

November 13, 2016

David Robertson with a post election special on President Trump. President Trump. College Educated – Indoctrination, Infantilisation and Intolerance. Scotland’s mature reaction. National Day of Prayer for Scotland on 30th November Download this episode (right click and save)      LINKS The Washington Post – Trump won because college-educated Americans… Read more

Solas conference on sexuality, society and the church | Quantum 86

November 4, 2016

David Robertson is joined by Andy Bannister to discuss last weekend’s Solas conference at Charlotte Chapel in Edinburgh on sexuality, society and the church.   Download this episode (right click and save)      LINKS The Telegraph – Row over BBC transgender programme aimed at children  Northern Ireland Christian Apologetics Network… Read more

The responses to the Ashers Bakery decision | Quantum 85

October 31, 2016

Ashers Bakery – the Peter Tatchell response. Ashers Bakery – the liberal Christian response. Assisted Suicide in the Netherlands. Jack Chick. King of Thailand. Bob Dylan & Leonard Cohen. Mosul and Isis – Syrian Priest returns to village. Download this episode (right click and save)      LINKS The Independent… Read more

Church Planting in Govan | Quantum 84

October 22, 2016

The one about church planting in Glasgow. David Robertson interviews Norman MacKay of Govan Free Church of Scotland.   Download this episode (right click and save)      LINKS        MUSIC  Queen – Bicycle Race Amy MacDonald – The Green and the Blue Lenny Kravitz – I’m… Read more

Down’s Syndrome, Sally Phillips & the BBC | Quantum 83

October 15, 2016

Sally Phillips / BBC Down’s Syndrome documentary. Trump / Clinton. BBC – American Hate Preachers. Dundee University compulsory sexual consent classes. LGBTI Squad. InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Chick-fil-A profits. Andy Bannister on Christianty and Islam. Download this episode (right click and save)      LINKS BBC iPlayer:  A World Without Down’s Syndrome?… Read more

Speak Up | Quantum 82

October 7, 2016

Keiran Turner of the Evangelical Alliances joins Al in the studio to talk about Speak Up, the new resource for Christians that about the law across the UK for sharing the Gospel in public, in private, at work, at church, on the street and online. Download this episode (right click… Read more

Leviticus Scroll, John Knox’s Bible & the St Andrews Declaration on a Shared Humanity | Quantum 81

October 1, 2016

Leviticus Scroll & John Knox’s Bible. St Andrews Declaration on a Shared Humanity. The intolerance of Tesco. Trump v Clinton debate. Corbyn and the Labour conference. EU Farm subsidies to billionaire. Porn workshop at Scottish arts festival. Download this episode (right click and save)   LINKS National Geographic – Computers Decipher Burnt Scroll… Read more

Quantum Extra – Life|Explored

September 26, 2016

Nate Morgan Locke from Christianity Explored Ministries is interviewed by Al Smith about the new evangelism and outreach course, Life|Explored. Download this episode (right click and save)      LINKS Read more

Brangelina, Syria & Yemen plus Gender Dysphoria | Quantum 80

September 26, 2016

Brangelina, Syria and Yemen. Leo the non-binary 10 year old on the BBC. Faith economy worth $1.2tn a year. Life|Explored. Tim Keller – Making Sense of God. Download this episode (right click and save)      LINKS             BBC Radio 4:  iPM 17 September 2016  The… Read more

Politicians, Gender Fluidity & Liberal Intolerance | Quantum 79

September 18, 2016

Clinton, Cameron, May, Sturgeon, Davidson. Gender Fluidity. Cranmer, Beeching, Ozanne. Grammer Schools & Chinese Classes. Scottish Education. Humanists sue over religious observance. 100th Anniversary of the tank. Donald A Henderson. Download this episode (right click and save)     LINKS Reuters: May approves Hinkley Point nuclear plant, sets tighter controls… Read more

Sturgeon’s Sorrow, Transgender Update & Marrying yourself | Quantum 78

September 11, 2016

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s miscarriage Keith Vaz, MP sex scandal Transgender Man Pregnancy Transgender Down Under Solas Magazine Marrying yourself School Uniforms Bishop David Jenkins Col. Jeff Williams Download this episode (right click and save)        LINKS Herald Scotland – Nicola Sturgeon tells of sorrow over miscarriage –… Read more

Time for Inclusive Education? Or Cheap Progressivism? | Quantum 77

September 3, 2016

Dr. Andy Bannister appointed new Director of Solas CPC. Alec Motyer. T.I.E. – Time for Inclusive Education. Millionaire Lottery Couple Divorce. One from the archives – Jesus ‘healed using cannabis’. NHS Privatisation. Download this episode (right click and save)      LINKS PRESS RELEASE: New Director for the Solas Centre… Read more

Faith & the BBC, Christian Voice v Tom Daly, plus Sexuality & Gender | Quantum 76

August 29, 2016

Usain Bolt and Mary Berry – Faith and the BBC. Stephen Green and Tom Daly. The New Atlantis Journal’s Special Report on Sexuality and Gender. Celtic and Palestine Flags. #TwoWomenTravel. Angus Buchan Scotland visit cancelled. Writer of Yes Minister dies. Download this episode (right click and save)     LINKS… Read more

The argument in favour of abortion is changing. Are you ready to respond to it? | Quantum 75

August 19, 2016

Ann Furedi, Chief Executive of BPAS (Britain’s largest independent provider of abortions) has written a new book – The Moral Case for Abortion.  As Christians we need to understand what the argument is and respond to it. In this week’s Quantum of Solas podcast, David Robertson discusses Mrs Furedi’s recent… Read more

Olympics, Nuclear Power & the Bloody Sunday Priest | Quantum 74

August 13, 2016

Olympics. Hinkley Point C – nuclear-power station. Bloody Sunday Priest. The Labour Party. The Rainbow Flag at British Embassies. Channel 4’s Naked Attraction. GSA – Genetic Sexual Attraction. Download this episode (right click and save)      LINKS BBC:  Rio 2016 The Economist: The problem with Britain’s (planned) nuclear-power station International… Read more

Named Person, PrEP HIV drugs & Tim LaHaye | Quantum 73

August 5, 2016

Named Person. PrEP. Tim LaHaye. Monster Mash. Download this episode (right click and save)    LINKS Allan Norman in Named Person explained – for those who are not wilfully blind Investigate Extremist Christians! Ross Clark in The Spectator: The NHS shouldn’t fund a drug that prevents HIV Jamie Grierson in The Guardian:… Read more

Brexit, Post-Truth & a Hate Crime Spike | Quantum 72

August 4, 2016

Brexit Aftermath. Post Truth Politics. The Spike in Hate Crime. Immigration. Regrexit. Promises. Download this episode (right click and save)      LINKS The Wee Flea: Post Brexit Blues David Robertson in the Scotsman: We need reason and revelation to reach truth The Spectator podcast: The real hate crime scandal  … Read more

Intelligent Design with Jonathan McLatchie | Quantum 71

July 6, 2016

The one about Intelligent Design.  Jonathan McLatchie talks with David Robertson in the Solas studio. Download this episode (right click and save)      LINKS – The official website of Jonathan McLatchie The Christian Apologetics Alliance Evolution News and Views Answering Muslims Read more

EU Referendum | Quantum 70

June 21, 2016

The one about the EU referendum. Download this episode (right click and save) Read more

Generation Snowflake, Muhammed Ali & Jan Crouch | Quantum 69

June 9, 2016

Muhammed Ali Jan Crouch Killing newborn babies / After-birth abortion Catholic man sentenced to 3 months on a Baptist pew Generation Snowflake Going to Church extends your life Doomerangers W.H.O. Transgender and Denmark EU – Hedge funds running exit polls EU Hate Speech Deal Download this episode (right click and save)… Read more

Everyone expects the Secular Inquisition! | Quantum 68

June 4, 2016

Welcome to Secular Scotland A Christian University for Scotland? The Secular Inquisition” of Jeremy Balfour MSP Greek Communists oppose civil partnerships Christian Education Download this episode (right click and save)      LINKS Sunday Herald: Welcome to Secular Scotland … a nation where religion is in retreat The Guardian: The Guardian view… Read more

Abortion, Euthanasia and Trident | Quantum 67

May 21, 2016

  Royal College of Midwives and Abortion. Sexual Abuse Victim killed under Dutch Euthanasia law. Trident. BBC – too much Christianity? Kindle or Book? Download this episode (right click and save)        LINKS The Week: Midwives ‘mutiny’ after union signs up to abortion campaign The Spectator: As a midwife, I’m… Read more

Fort McMurray Fires, The Queen & China plus the Kirking of the Scottish Parliament | Quantum 66

May 15, 2016

A wee test of something new for the Quantum of Solas 66 podcast. Fort McMurray Fires. Corruption, Queen & China. The Kirking of the Scottish Parliament. Private Eye. Download this episode (right click and save) Read more

Trump, the EU Referendum & The Scottish Election | Quantum 65

May 8, 2016

Trump for President EU Referendum Scottish Election Download this episode (right click and save)      LINKS BBC – US election: What will Clinton v Trump look like? Free Church: Moderator writes to First Minister following election The Scottish Elections – Results, Analysis and Moderator’s Letter to the First Minister European referendum –… Read more

John Whittingdale MP, Ch4’s Sex Box plus Abortion and the Greens | Quantum 64

April 27, 2016

John Whittingdale (Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport). Sex Box. Abortion and the Scottish Greens. Merle Haggard. Download this episode (right click and save)     LINKS BBC:  Laura Kuenssberg – John Whittingdale and the press BBC: Whittingdale’s free press support ‘tested’ by reports The Spectator:  Theo Hobson – Channel… Read more

The EU, University Safe Spaces & Creflo Dollar in Scotland | Quantum 63

April 17, 2016

The EU Referendum. Port Talbot. Safe-space abuse at Edinburgh University. Creflo Dollar in Scotland / Destiny Church. Download this episode (right click and save)      LINKS – The UK’s EU referendum: All you need to know – Steel crisis: UK may ‘co-invest’ to save Port Talbot plant – Student… Read more

The Panama Papers, Scotland & China plus the LGBT+ re-education plans for Schools | Quantum 62

April 9, 2016

The Panama Papers. Scotland China Deal. LBGT+ “Re-education” plans for Scottish schools. 52% of people in Scotland are not religious. Download this episode (right click and save)      LINKS The Guardian: What are the Panama Papers? A guide to history’s biggest data leak See also the Guardian’s series on the Panama Papers Herald… Read more

Brussels & Lahore attacks, BBC & The battle for Christianity plus the suspended judge | Quantum 61

April 3, 2016

Brussels, Lahore & Glasgow. BBC – The Battle for Christianity. Richard Page. Johan Cruyff. Download this episode (right click and save)      LINKS Reuters: Victim death toll from Brussels bombings revised down to 32 BBC: Lahore attack: Pakistan ‘detains 200’ after Easter blast BBC: Ivory Coast: 16 dead in Grand… Read more

TIE Campaign – Time to Indoctrinate Everyone? | Quantum 60

March 27, 2016

Ghana & Scotland. SNP & TIE. WHO warning about anti-depressants and children. Transgender suicide. Download this episode (right click and save)   LINKS The Herald: Leading churchman embarrassed by MSPs protest against Ghana’s handling of LGBT issues : Can We Have our Civilisation Back? Reflections on what the ‘inclusive’ SNP… Read more

Islam, Dawkins and Education | Quantum 59

March 17, 2016

Islam in the UK & the Solas Magazine. Richard Dawkins. Secular intolerance. Religion in schools. Download this episode (right click and save)       LINKS the Solas Magazine Richard Dawkins Foundation: No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning  RichardDawkinsFoundation/posts/10153838011170155 School calls police because pupil visited UKIP website on… Read more

Europe, Socialism, Taxation & Trump | Quantum 58

March 10, 2016

Europe Referendum Socialism is Evil – Reformation 21 – Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals Taxation is theft Trump Download this episode (right click and save)       LINKS BBC – The UK’s EU referendum: All you need to know – Rick Phillips: Socialism is Evil The Wee Flea –  Is Socialism Satanic?… Read more

Quantum 57

February 22, 2016

Antonin Scalia BBC Assisted Suicide Gender issues in Alberta Schools Hate Speech Freedom of Religion & Atheist Bigotry Sally Foster Fulton and Dan Walker Secular Split. LINKS Albert Mohler: A Giant has Fallen — The Death of Justice Antonin Scalia and the Future of Constitutional Government BBC:  How to die: Simon’s… Read more

Quantum 56

February 15, 2016

TOPICS Peter Tatchell Human Embryos Turkey v Kurds Migrant crisis Catwoman ‘Gender-neutral’ loos Chess and Mission LINKS Peter Tatchell: I’ve changed my mind on the gay cake row. Here’s why: British researchers get green light to genetically modify human embryos: Pro-life charity criticises decision to allow UK scientists to genetically… Read more

Quantum 55

January 30, 2016

TOPICS: Humanist disappointment | Britain First “Christian Patrol” | Bananas | Transgender Olympics | Polygamy | Adult Consensual Incest.     LINKS: The Herald: Humanists demand changes to religious observance in Scottish schools Facebook: VIDEO: Britain First carries out Christian patrol in Islamist hotspot Bury Park, Luton BBC: The imminent death of the… Read more

Quantum 54

January 23, 2016

  TOPICS Bowie 62 people own as much of world’s wealth as 50% Mein Kampf Iranian women’s football team TIE rejected Anglicans and Episcopalians   LINKS   62 richest people own as much as half of the world’s population put together Book of Hate: The Bold Attempt to Demystify Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ Eight… Read more

Quantum 53

January 18, 2016

TOPICS Transgender UK | Transgender New York | Private Tax system | Private Jets | Abortion. LINKS NYC Commission on Human Rights Announces Strong Protections for City’s Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Communities in Housing, Employment and Public Spaces For the Wealthiest, a Private Tax System That Saves Them Billions Revealed:… Read more

Quantum 52

January 10, 2016

2016 Predictions: Gender | Rich Poor Divide | The Church in the West | Education | Politics | Europe | Media Read more

Quantum 51

December 23, 2015

2015 key themes Islam | Transgender | The rise of intolerance | Liberalism in the church   Links SARAH VINE : This worrying obsession: Eddie Redmayne may look divine in a dress, but the glorification of the tiny minority who feel born into the wrong sex has troubling implications Herald –… Read more

Quantum 50

November 28, 2015

PARIS SPECIAL Pt 2: Let’s bomb the xxxx out of them | We are all Parisians | Let’s all hold hands and sing Imagine | Keep the refugees out | Jesus is the answer.   LINKS Please stop talking: some reflections on Paris PETER HITCHENS: Really want to beat terror? Then calm down and THINK… Read more

Quantum 49

November 22, 2015

PARIS SPECIAL Pt 1: It’s all the fault of Islam |  Islam is a religion of peace | It’s all the fault of religion | This is an attack on universal human values |  It’s not God’s fault LINKS Please stop talking: some reflections on Paris Read more

Quantum 48

November 15, 2015

Safe Space at University of Missouri | Yale Students | Modern Educayshun | Sunday Trading | Gender balance on Scotland’s boards | You’re a man, you’re religious, you can have no opinion about abortion | Baptist Rockets kill Dundee cow | No straight women. LINKS Campus Activists Weaponize ‘Safe Space’… Read more

Quantum 47

November 7, 2015

  Prison Chaplain Rev. Barry Trayhorn | Aid to Africa | Abortion in Scotland | Facebook corporation tax | UKIP | Russell Brand   LINKS Prison chaplain disciplined after quoting ‘homophobic’ Bible verses David Robertson: Abortion should fuel informed debate Unions demand late abortions in Scotland Alex Salmond: Stop and search… Read more

Quantum 46

November 1, 2015

Tax credits | Germaine Greer transgender row | Feminism v free speech | Sexual & Gender identity confusion | Parrot man | Michael Nugent Atheist Ireland debate.   LINKS The Spectator: Tearing tax credits away from the working poor is a battle of choice, not necessity. Jenny McCartney: The new sexual… Read more

Quantum 45

October 25, 2015

Xi Jinping | British Values | David Cameron:If you are teaching intolerance. we will shut you down | Gender Identity politics | Wealth fatigue | Virtue Signalling | Solas Connect & website | Os Guinness: Fool’s Talk. Read more

Quantum 44

October 11, 2015

Corbyn & British Values | Saudi diplomat sex scandals | US & guns | The Scottgate Tapes | Alice Cooper | Bob Dylan | Solas Conference Edinburgh         Full text of Jeremy Corbyn Speech to Labour Conference Alice Cooper: TV evangelism is one of Satan’s greatest weapons… Read more

Quantum 43

October 3, 2015

Martin Shkreli | Shakira & the Pope | George Osborne & China |  Happiness | Satansim into schools? | Freedom from religion         LINKS American hedge funder Martin Shkreli increases price of Aids-related drug by 5,000pc   Osborne praised for ‘not stressing human rights’ in China George… Read more

Quantum 42

September 27, 2015

Catalan Independence | Refugee Crisis | Turks & Kurds | Freedom of religion in Scotland | Rugby World Cup | Prayer requests for David’s Diary. Read more

Quantum 41

September 19, 2015

Jeremy Corbyn | Northern Ireland | Assisted Suicide defeated in UK Parliament | Time for Inclusion? | Dawkins and the Saudis   Read more

Quantum 40

September 12, 2015

Topics: House of Lords | The Queen | Migrant/Refugee Crisis | Turks v Kurds | Pooh Sticks | Ze & Xyr | TV times | Rev Scott McKenna Read more

Quantum 39

September 5, 2015

Migrants and refugees | ‘Sexpo’ 2015 Milan | Ashley Madison | Chris Langham & Porn | Euthanasia Bill | Africa: No polio? LINKS Has one picture shifted our view of refugees? Universal Expo Expo World Fair 2015: Sex workers of the world to unite in Milan and cash in on expected… Read more

Quantum 38

August 22, 2015

Cecil the Lion | Planned Parenthood baby parts scandal | Hillary and Trump | China Crisis? | Solas Magazine | Great British Bake Off. LINKS Planned Parenthood The seventh video Human Capital Project Trailer Solas Magazine Read more

Quantum 37

August 4, 2015

TOPICS Turkey v IS v the Kurds | Amnesty International: Prostitution is a human right | Katie Hopkins’ euthanasia vans | Calais migrants.   LINKS Amnesty International draft policy on sex work Euthanasia vans should visit homes and put the elderly to sleep says Katie Hopkins     Read more

Quantum 36

July 26, 2015

TOPICS: David Cameron’s speech on Islamic Extremism and British values | Media hostility towards Tim Farron | What happens when a Christian foodbank advertises for a Christian manager?   LINKS: David Cameron press conference in full. Graeme Wood – The Atlantic “What ISIS really want.”  [VIDEO] ISIS SUPPORTER … [The] enemies of… Read more

Quantum 35

July 8, 2015

TOPICS: Islamic Extremist Terrorism | David Cameron and British values | SCOTUS decision on same sex marriage | What the rainbow really means | Greece. LINKS: David Cameron: We must be intolerant of Isil intolerance “We must be more intolerant of intolerance – rejecting anyone whose views condone Islamist extremism,”… Read more

Quantum 34

June 27, 2015

TOPICS: Transgender | Question of Faith:  Why are Christians so obsessed with sex? | Tim Farron: is he Lib Dem enough? | Charleston | Elizabeth Elliott.   LINKS: Unbelievable? Caitlyn Jenner & Transgenderism: trans & ex-trans Christian debate Tim Farron: How liberal is the man tipped to succeed Nick Clegg… Read more

Quantum 33

June 21, 2015

Topics Feedback on Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner | Religious Observance in schools | Magna Carta | Question of Faith: Is Atheism progress? | Anglican priest in CofE discrimination tribunal Read more

Quantum 32

June 13, 2015

TOPICS FIFA Corruption | David Cameron at the G7 | Bruce Jenner “Call me Caitlyn” |  Cricket | Norway’s Oil Fund | Smartphone porn in Silicon Valley | Aleppo deaths | Solas Magazine | Ding, Dong, the witch is dead.   LINKS  US Department of Justice Sepp Blatter announces he… Read more

Quantum 31

May 30, 2015

A tale of two assemblies. David Robertson and Al Smith discuss the events at the General Assemblies of the Church of Scotland and the Free Church of Scotland. Read more

Quantum 30

May 17, 2015

Special edition all about assisted suicide in Scotland. LINKS Care Not Killing web site Sign the petition to the Scottish Parliament Contact Your MSPs MSPs are your representatives. To help defeat the Assisted Suicide Bill, the most effective action you can take is to write to your MSPs to make… Read more

Quantum 29

May 11, 2015

TOPICS Pacquiao v Mayweather | Corporate Welfare | TTIP | Greens & group marriage | Question of Faith: Equal marriage for Trios | Sex and the Church, Pt.3 | Royal baby | The Vatican cricket team.       Read more

Quantum 28

May 2, 2015

TOPICS Nepal | Question of Faith: Evil in the world proves there is no God | Armenian Genocide & Gallipoli | Ed Milliband: Islamophobia, Libya & Cameron |  Sex & the Church – Pt 2 | Hillary Clinton “religious beliefs…have to be changed.” | Anti-Christian printers | Election predictions.  … Read more

Quantum 27

April 25, 2015

TOPICS Election PFI | Edinburgh trams | Question of Faith: Sex and the Church | Larry Kramer’s gay history | Totnes rainbow crossing | St Andrews university challenge | Refugee crisis in the Med.   LINKS       Larry Kramer: ‘How could you not realise Mark Twain was gay?’… Read more

Quantum 26

April 18, 2015

TOPICS Hillary for America | American Pie | Question of Faith: Prove God exists | Libya | Kill the Christians | Syrian girl “surrenders” | Louis Theroux Transgender Kids | Call for churches to lose tax status for not being pro-homosexual | 3000 laws per year | Vinyl resurrected |… Read more

Quantum 25

April 11, 2015

TOPICS Islam & Politics | Question of faith: Do Muslims and Christians worship the same god? | Transgender |  Homosexuality in schools| Putin’s social media brigade. LINKS David Robertson: The Elephant in the Election – Why can’t Secular Politicians cope with Islam?   Teachers back call over LGBT rights   One Professional… Read more

Quantum 24

April 4, 2015

    TOPICS BBC’s “The Ark” | Lee Kuan Yew | How corrupt is Britain? | UK Deficits and Debts | New Nigerian President | FIFA corruption | Steve Chalke’s survey | #SupportAshers | Street Preacher Leviticus conviction | Solas Magazine update.  LINKS BBC iPlayer: The Ark (30th March 2015) Lee… Read more

Quantum 23

March 27, 2015

TOPICS Elton John and Dolce & Gabbana | Christians in politics | Afghanistan’s cricket team | Solas Magazine | A bad apple LINKS Dolce & Gabbana call IVF children synthetic. VIDEO: Dolce & Gabbana on IVF outrage Christina Summers – The battle for righteous government is spiritual not political   Read more

Quantum 22

March 16, 2015

Special Edition this week – Creationism in Scottish schools.     LINKS It’s official: government minister says creationism should not be taught in science classes The Fairytale of Secular Scotland and the myth of creationism. John Lennox | Seven days that divide the world Read more

Quantum 21

March 11, 2015

TOPICS John Gray & the NFAs | Panorama’s secular values | Will the SNP ban internal dissent? | Question of Faith: Good without God? | Russell Brand on sex | The Simon Kennedy Band.   LINKS John Gray | The Guardian | What scares the new atheists?  Panorama | What… Read more

Quantum 20

March 2, 2015

TOPICS Selma | Martin Luther Playmobil figure | Tax evasion | Listener Feedback: Why critique churches? | Question of Faith: Should private faith be allowed to influence public policy? | Joey Barton. LINKS What Selma teaches the Church in the West today. Martin Luther Playmobil Toy is fastest selling of… Read more

Quantum 19

February 21, 2015

TOPICS Craig Hicks “Atheist” killer | Kayla Mueller, Kenji Goto and the Egyptian Copts | Bibles in Universities | SU booklets in schools | Comedy vicars | Bishops and politics | Ukraine. LINKS Craig Hicks Even in prison, one can be free’ – Kayla Mueller’s letter to her family Kenji… Read more

Quantum 18

February 12, 2015

TOPICS 3 parent babies | Assisted Suicide | Transgender | Aberdeen | American Sniper | Stephen Fry follow up. LINKS MPs say yes to three person babies Scottish Parliament TV | Health and Sport Committee: 3rd February 2015 American Sniper Christian Today | Letter to Stephen Fry: You’ve created a… Read more

Quantum 17

January 30, 2015

Greece: New Prime Minister | Transparent Transgender Issues | Charlie Hebdo | “Prevent Duty” attack on Free Speech | No sex please, we’re Japanese | Online live lounge gig: The Simon Kennedy Band | Ukraine & Putin | Boko Haram | 70th Anniversary of the Holocaust.   LINKS Austerity =… Read more

Quantum 16

January 15, 2015

2014 Review (Part 3:Sept-Dec)  #INDYREF | Africa, China & the Dalai Lama | Polish pastors in Kirkcaldy | Italian immigration | Sinclair Ferguson at Solas Conference | Rosetta | Rev. Dr Ian Paisley, Baby Doc Duvalier & Ralph H. Baer.     Read more

Quantum 15

January 8, 2015

2014 Review (Part 2:May-Aug) BJP | ELF in Poland | Church of Scotland’s General Assembly | World Cup corruption | IS | Israel & Gaza | Ferguson, MO | Alfredo Di Stefano, Eduard Scheverdnadze and Robin Williams. LINKS Jerry Middleton’s Speech to the 2014 General Assembly of the Church of Scotland… Read more

Quantum 14

December 31, 2014

2014 Review (Part 1:Jan-Apr)  Latvia | Ukraine interview | Malaysian flights | Ebola | Boko Haram kidnapping girls | Same-sex marriage UK | Pete Seeger, Ariel Sharon, Tony Benn, Fred Phelps & Mickey Rooney.       Read more

Quantum 13

December 19, 2014

USA & Cuba | Same-sex marriage becomes law in Scotland | Sydney & Peshawar | John Lennon’s Happy Christmas (War is over) | Abortion:Two Catholic midwifes lose UK Supreme Court appeal.   LINKS Obama hails “new chapter” in US-Cuba ties Daily Record: First official same sex marriages take place on historic… Read more

Quantum 12

December 12, 2014

Jim Murphy MP and the Scottish Secular Society | The National | The portrayal of clergy in the media | God TV trips to heaven | Dentists | Steeleye Span. LINKS Daily Record: Fury at Secular Society chief’s “sectarian, anti-Catholic” slur on Scottish Labour leadership hopeful Jim Murphy Beware –… Read more

Quantum 11

December 8, 2014

The one about Black Friday, Vodafone, 13000 slaves, Labour stopping abortion being devolved to Scotland, Stephen Hawking predicting the Matrix, school nativity plays and Sir Fred Catherwood. LINKS David Robertson: Forget Black Friday, here’s why I am hoping for a white Christmas Black Friday chaos closes Dundee supermarket Vodafone Up… Read more

Quantum 10

November 28, 2014

The one about Band Aid 30, Dennis Skinner v Mark Reckless, Brendan O’Neil & the Stepford Students, Koumpounophobia and Rosetta shirtgate.  David also shares some frank comments about the state of evangelism within Scottish evangelical churches.   LINKS Band Aid 30:   Dennis Skinner MP: My United Nations Heart Bypass. Brendan… Read more

Quantum 09

November 12, 2014

The one about Ruth Gledhill on decline in religious affiliation in the UK; Ann Furedi, CEO of BPAS (British Pregnancy Advisory Service) on abortion; Brian Houston of Hillsong on homosexuality; and Leonard Cohen on being “Born in Chains.” LINKS Ruth Gledhill: New figures reveal massive decline in religious affiliation Ann Furedi:… Read more

Quantum 08

October 27, 2014

The one with incest in Germany and adultery in Scotland, a Christian school threatened with downgrading because it won’t have an Imam lead assembly, more details on the Solas Connect training week and Solas Conference, as well as the richest 1% in the world and the world’s richest pastors.  After a… Read more

Quantum 07

October 17, 2014

Evangelicals being persecuted in Ukraine | Turkey stops Kurds returning to Syria | Ebola missionaries | Tony Campolo’s tribe | Ian Paisley | Grace Gelder – the woman who married herself.   LINKS Syria crisis: Turkey stops Kurds from entering Syria to fight  In medicine we trust Ross Douthat – Pagans… Read more

Quantum 06

October 11, 2014

The one about God TV.  In the week that Rory Alec, the co-founder of God TV, resigned from his position due to a “moral failure,” David talks about the real problem at God TV. LINKS Rory Alec of GOD TV steps down after ‘moral failure’; hands leadership to wife Wendy.… Read more

Quantum 05

September 25, 2014

A Referendum Result special – discussing the positives and the negatives of the outcome of the Scottish Independence Referendum.   Links for the two articles referred to at the start of this podcast: The Scottish Referendum – A “Yes” Voter The Scottish Referendum – A “No” Voter   Read more

Quantum 04

September 11, 2014

With one week to go in the Scottish Independence Referendum, David Robertson discuss the nature and tone of the debate among Christians.  Also brief comments on the Royal baby announcement, another good article on aborting children with Down’s Syndrome, Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) banning the Society for the Protection… Read more

Quantum 03

September 8, 2014

Abortion in Australia: Helen Thomas tells Zoe’s story | Ashya King | Sunday trading for the Post Office in Scotland | Church bells ban in Swiss town | “Day of Reckoning” remark by Menzies Campbell | Scottish Independence Referendum update: An open letter to Alex Salmond.   **************** LINKS Zoe’s Story: where life begins… Read more

Quantum 02

September 1, 2014

In this week’s round-up, we discuss the war between Russia and Ukraine, the Scottish Independence Referendum, the US doctor that praised God for being healed from ebola, Richard Dawkins and aborting children with Down’s Syndrome, some socccer moms in the US who are suing FIFA and the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. ********** LINKS… Read more

Quantum 01

August 21, 2014

In the inaugural Quantum of Solas episode, Ally Smith speaks to David Robertson about the conflict in Gaza.  Should we take sides?  What is the history of the conflict?  How can we promote Christ and the gospel in such a difficult situation? Read more