An Open Letter and Plea to Justine Greening, Minister of Education on her Gender Identity Proposals

This is a copy of a letter I have just sent to Justine Greening, the minister of education with a copy to the Prime Minister.   I intend to send edited copies to my MP and MSPs and would encourage you to do the same.  You are welcome to use this, adapt or write your own. … More An Open Letter and Plea to Justine Greening, Minister of Education on her Gender Identity Proposals

LED 1 – Boots and Contraception; Champagne Socialism; Gay Blood; The Gender Agenda; The Extremism Trojan Horse and more…

Light Engaging Darkness – 1. July 24th 2017 This is the first of what I hope will be a weekly round-up of news, views and things I have read – trying to bring the Light of the Gospel to shine on what at times appears to be a very dark world.  I read a lot … More LED 1 – Boots and Contraception; Champagne Socialism; Gay Blood; The Gender Agenda; The Extremism Trojan Horse and more…

The Visible Word and the Aaronic Blessing – Sinclair Ferguson

Last Sunday I was in Ninewells – missing being with my own congregation, but secure in the knowledge that they would be hearing the Word of God from in my view the best bible teacher in the English language.  We love having Sinclair with us – not just because of his teaching gift but because … More The Visible Word and the Aaronic Blessing – Sinclair Ferguson

The Dumbing Down of Scottish Intellectualism

We sometimes lament the ‘dumbing down’ of modern UK and Scottish society.    This is widely perceived as a critique of those who think EastEnders is high culture, McDonald’s cordon bleu cookery, and that The Daily Star is a newspaper. In other words it’s a form of intellectual snobbery.    I think our society is dumbing … More The Dumbing Down of Scottish Intellectualism

Infant Dedication, Heart Circumcision and One of the Best three Sermons ever preached!

Last Sunday I preached on Romans 2:17-19 – Circumcision of the Heart .  It was part of an infant dedication service for Timothy Harrison, son of Graham and Michelle and brother of Ben.  Let me explain why we do this.  We are a Presbyterian Church and we believe in covenant baptism which includes the infants of believers. … More Infant Dedication, Heart Circumcision and One of the Best three Sermons ever preached!

The Times, The Secularists and the Challenge of Education for the Churches

I love the old KJV version of Psalm 41:3 – although the metrical version leaves a bit to be desired! 3 God will give strength when he on bed of languishing doth mourn; And in his sickness sore, O Lord, thou all his bed wilt turn. IN my juvenile mind (not so long ago I … More The Times, The Secularists and the Challenge of Education for the Churches