The Gender ‘Agenda’ – Will bullying work both ways?

Here’s the text of my article that was published today in the Scotsman.  You can read more at: http://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion/dare-to-debate-this-damaging-idea-that-gender-is-a-social-construct-1-4342596     Dare to debate this damaging idea that gender is a social construct. There is a fear that dare not speak its name, a question that dare not be asked. An ideology is being foisted … More The Gender ‘Agenda’ – Will bullying work both ways?

Songs of Praise, the Island of Lewis, Donald Trump and the Religion of the BBC

It was wonderful to hear that Songs of Praise, the flagship BBC religious programme, was to come from the Island of Lewis – the home island of my wife and apparently more significantly the home island of President-Elect Donald Trumps mother.    I looked forward to hearing some Gaelic psalm singing, traditional hymns and perhaps … More Songs of Praise, the Island of Lewis, Donald Trump and the Religion of the BBC

Debate About Gender Issues – Letter in The Sunday Herald

  On Sunday the 8th the Sunday Herald ran a ridiculous piece about the TIE campaign and Transgender rights, where it did not deal with the issues and killed any sensible discussion with the headline ‘Christian Right accused of whipping up trans-panic’.  Although I was not allowed an article as a right of reply, they did … More Debate About Gender Issues – Letter in The Sunday Herald

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

As promised, in this week’s podcast, 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 Evangelicals split over Donald Trump Reaching the poor. Africa and Asia.   |   … More Quantum 95 – Ten ‘Prophecies’ for the Church in 2017

Does God Call Me to Belong to a Local Church where the Word of God is not being Taught?

“Does God call me to belong to a local church where the Word of God is not being taught?” That was one of the questions I have often been asked. I hope to have an occasional series looking at these kind of questions. To some the answer  to this particular question is so obvious that … More Does God Call Me to Belong to a Local Church where the Word of God is not being Taught?

Who Faces the Greater Threat- Sir Alan Duncan or Israel?

Last week I predicted that Israel would be a major issue in 2017 – it was not exactly the gift of foresight, its 100 years since the Balfour Declaration and the existence of this one small state has been a major issue ever since the Second World War.   But nonetheless I was surprised to … More Who Faces the Greater Threat- Sir Alan Duncan or Israel?

What Should the Church be doing in 2017? Jesus’s Plan is…..

  Things did not look good for the church at the beginning of the 2nd Century. John was in exile on the waterless island of Patmos. All the other apostles were dead. Jesus hadn’t returned. The Roman Emperor had decided to make Christians the scapegoat for every ill. False teachers, heresies and compromisers plagued the churches. … More What Should the Church be doing in 2017? Jesus’s Plan is…..