Pride Comes Before a Fall – Lessons from Perth’s Shame.

We can learn a great deal from the continuing fallout from Perth Pride.    As I wrote about this – there was a backlash which involved a great deal of distortion and attempt to silence.  The Daily Record joined in the unthinking herd mob mentality with this article talking about the ‘love and acceptance for all’ of Rev Scott Burton vs the hatred and ‘fiercely personal critical … Continue reading Pride Comes Before a Fall – Lessons from Perth’s Shame.

BBC Bias, Faith Behind Bars and How to Get to Heaven in Montana

I remember when the BBC used to produce quality documentaries –  I still recall the brilliant How to Get to Heaven in Montana.   Occasionally they still do – but sadly they are far too often of the standard of last night’s ‘Faith Behind Bars’  The programme is only available from the Iplayer for 29 days – but you can see a clip here….. What was wrong with … Continue reading BBC Bias, Faith Behind Bars and How to Get to Heaven in Montana

Perth’s Pride, Perth’s Shame

Maybe I’ve got this one wrong.   Maybe the first Pride festival in Perth held last weekend IS something to be proud of?   After all the press and politicians are unanimous in their praise – even the clergy joined in.  The local Council thought it was so valuable that they contributed £7,000 towards the running costs. […]

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Is the Free Church Cessationist?

A few months ago one of the writers in The Record, Dayspring Macleod, mentioned that the Free Church was not cessationist. This raised a few eyebrows and prompted a couple of people to get in touch asking me to deal with her error. The trouble is that both those who got in touch, and Day were right. Cessationism is the view that the apostolic spiritual … Continue reading Is the Free Church Cessationist?

The Teenage and Young Man Jesus, The Repentant Prophet, Chrysostom on Wealth and Ps 130

Last Sunday morning Sinclair preached an incredible sermon on the teenage and young man Jesus – many tears were shed as the beauty of Christ incarnate was unfolded. I loved the reading of the passage from the first person perspective of Jesus. Songs– Come O Fount;  Ps 139 (New Scottish) ; O Praise the Name;  Ps 105:34-45; I Stand Amazed Readings:  Acts 6:1-7 and Psalm 105:23-35 … Continue reading The Teenage and Young Man Jesus, The Repentant Prophet, Chrysostom on Wealth and Ps 130

Quantum 04 | The Wee Flea Podcast

|1| Boris and the Burka. |2| Sarah Champion. |3| Germaine Greer. |4| Australian Drought. |5| Chinese Church. |6| Bill Hybels. |7| Lawrence Krauss. |8| Augustine. LISTEN HERE: https://www.podbean.com/media/player/audio/postId/9898426?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.podbean.com%2Fmedia%2Fshare%2Fpb-e7a3m-9709ba https://theweeflea.podbean.com Download this episode (right click and save) LINKS: Boris and the Burka BBC Radio 4  |  PM – Tue 7 Aug 2018 Order-Order.com  |  Ken Clarke: Burka is a “Peculiar Costume”, “A kind of bag.” Order-Order.com  |  Emily Thornberry – I wouldn’t let … Continue reading Quantum 04 | The Wee Flea Podcast

Evangelism in Sydney (and the UK and USA)

This is a fascinating discussion about evangelism in Sydney  – in response to this interview I gave to the Sydney Anglican magazine.   This is from an excellent podcast called The Pastors Heart.  hosted by Dominic Steele. I found it very encouraging to hear pastors and church leaders take seriously this issue.  I contrast these Sydney Anglican brothers with what I hear from Anglicans here (Rico … Continue reading Evangelism in Sydney (and the UK and USA)

Premier Thought for the Day 3 – Miracles

This is the third of my ‘thought for the day’ on Premier….All of them are from Magnificent Obsession – this is the one on miracles. Here are some quotes from the chapter…. ““It is not possible to have reasonable grounds for not believing in miracles” Pascal “The believers in miracles accept them (rightly or wrongly) because they have evidence for them. The disbelievers in miracles … Continue reading Premier Thought for the Day 3 – Miracles

Answering Secularists – In Defence of Christianity

In response to this letter in the Courier   our friend, Alistair McBay, of the National Secular Society penned this response.   It’s a classic of its type – I think we need to invent a new game called Secular Bingo – see how many ad hom, untrue and irrational arguments you can spot in this one letter? I have a simple rule….don’t let them get away with … Continue reading Answering Secularists – In Defence of Christianity

CreationFest in Cornwall – A Festival for the whole UK

CreationFest in Cornwall – Some personal Reflections.  I once went on a Christian holiday (that is a holiday arranged by a Christian tour company for Christians) – it was nice but not my cup of tea and too expensive for this pastor! Apart from going to the Strathpeffer Convention in the Highlands when I was a teenager and speaking at a couple as an adult, … Continue reading CreationFest in Cornwall – A Festival for the whole UK