Jesus – The Only Saviour – A.S.K 16

BIBLE READING: Acts 4:1-12 TEXT: Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved (Acts 4:12). To some modern ears it appears a bit arrogant to claim that our way is the only way. I guess that is partly what lies behind this question. It does at first glance sound … Continue reading Jesus – The Only Saviour – A.S.K 16

Art and Encouragment in Brisbane – Letter from Australia 7

Brothers and Sisters, Last weeks letter was from Shetland – via a series of airports – Shetland, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dubai, Sydney and Brisbane I now find myself writing this from this beautiful Brisbane.  And it is.  This is a quite remarkable city – a county town,  turned into a modern, vibrant, cosmopolitan city of some 2 million people.   It is a very pleasant environment and … Continue reading Art and Encouragment in Brisbane – Letter from Australia 7

The Return of the Celebrity Pastor

This months column in Evangelicals now.  Mark Driscoll is back. For some that sentence speaks of a nightmare. For others it is something to be welcomed. Others will ask ‘Mark who?’ – thus demonstrating that celebrity pastors can have as short a fame lifespan as reality TV stars. I met Mark in 2008, in my first stint as editor of the Record. He was the … Continue reading The Return of the Celebrity Pastor

Quantum 59 – The one with Mugabe; Northern Ireland Abortion; Lisa Cameron; Bercow; Fireman Sam; Attwood; Finland; Gender Neutral Penguin; 100 Genders, Jarrid Wilson; Benny Hinn and Emmaeus

This weeks Quantum – This week we look at Mugabe – Abortion in Northern Ireland with a Labour MP insisting that the people should not be consulted..and the shameful treatment of SNP MP, Dr Lisa Cameron.  We continue to look at Brexit and Speaker Bercow… Margaret Attwood’s follow up to A Handmaid’s Tale has been published… Meanwhile in the real dystopia a Finnish politician is … Continue reading Quantum 59 – The one with Mugabe; Northern Ireland Abortion; Lisa Cameron; Bercow; Fireman Sam; Attwood; Finland; Gender Neutral Penguin; 100 Genders, Jarrid Wilson; Benny Hinn and Emmaeus

Heroes of the People – The Politicisation of the Judiciary

Pete Wishart SNP MP could hardly contain his joy…. He was of course referring to this: If you are an anti-Brexit believer then you will of course be delighted that the judicary are on your side.  If you are part of the Scottish sub-sect of that faith you will be even more delighted that it was a Scottish court that handed down this verdict – … Continue reading Heroes of the People – The Politicisation of the Judiciary

“A Fertile Land Inhabited by Cowards”

I am sitting in Glasgow airport heading back for Sydney, thankful for a wonderful visit to the Shetland Bible Week  , but sorrowful to be leaving family and friends in a country which is now governed by a parliament led by incompetent, dishonest,  clowns.   If anyone thinks these words are too harsh – just have a look at last night’s pantomime in the UK parliament…orchestrated and … Continue reading “A Fertile Land Inhabited by Cowards”

The Death of Jesus – A.S.K 15

BIBLE READING: John 3:14-21 TEXT: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16). God’s response to the big question of suffering – is to give us an even bigger answer! One that will blow your mind. One that even the angels are amazed at. One … Continue reading The Death of Jesus – A.S.K 15

Brexit – Bercow’s Coup and Britain’s Destruction

All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances…. Shakespeare – As You Like It. I have enormous respect for politicians.   After all I once wanted to be one. They have a difficult and often thankless task.   Those in the media and the general public who regard our political leaders as worthy only of … Continue reading Brexit – Bercow’s Coup and Britain’s Destruction

Shetland – Letter from Australia 6

9th September 2019 Brothers and Sisters, It seems strange writing a letter ‘from Australia’ when I am sitting in my room in the Alder Lodge Guest House in Lerwick (a guest house by the way that I would highly recommend!). There are not many places that are as far away from Sydney as Shetland. The contrasts are also great. Sydney is on the Western edge … Continue reading Shetland – Letter from Australia 6

What can the Church do about Brexit?

(This weeks article in Christian Today – you can read the original here) What can the Church do about Brexit? (Photo: Reuters) Returning to the UK to speak at the Shetland Bible conference has been an encouraging and depressing experience. The encouragement comes from the many faithful Christians in this beautiful most northerly part of the United Kingdom. The discouragement comes from the collective hysteria … Continue reading What can the Church do about Brexit?