Has Britain lost the Protestant Work Ethic?

One of the more puzzling aspects of the Brexit debate I don’t understand (and I mean I genuinely can’t get my head round it) is the concern about the possibility of a shortage of workers after Brexit. Only this week I heard that one in ten care home staff are from the EU and that there are major concerns for agriculture (especially fruit picking) and … Continue reading Has Britain lost the Protestant Work Ethic?

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.

The Realm of the Spirit (Romans 8:9-13); Sinclair on Wisdom (Proverbs 1:1-7), What a Friend we Have in Jesus. Songs and Sermons from St Peters.

Last Sunday morning we looked at Romans 8:9-13  The Realm of the Spirit.  It is a wonderful passage but I learned a lesson from a mistake I made.  Normally I operate on Luther’s advice to preach as ‘though a 14 year old serving girl’ were present.  My version of that is a 17 year old Dundee man who has never been in church before.  This … Continue reading The Realm of the Spirit (Romans 8:9-13); Sinclair on Wisdom (Proverbs 1:1-7), What a Friend we Have in Jesus. Songs and Sermons from St Peters.

Quantum 05 | The Wee Flea Podcast

|1|  Argentina and Abortion |2| Belgium and Euthanasia |3| Scandinavia and Immigration |4| Boris and Diversity |5| Ely Cathederal and Perth Pride LISTEN HERE https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-npan2-978ea5 https://www.podbean.com/media/player/npan2-978ea5&? Download this episode (right click and save) Subscribe on  iTunes or Podbean STORY LINKS |1| Argentina and Abortion The Christian Institute  |  Argentina votes to protect women and unborn children from abortion Peter D Williams  |  BBC news clip on Facebook Nurses Community … Continue reading Quantum 05 | The Wee Flea Podcast

Premier Thought for the Day 4 – The Bible – How do we know the Truth?

How do we know the Bible is true?  How do we know what truth is? Here is this weeks Premier thought for the Day – Another one based on Magnificent Obsession. The Bible was “put together by crude, uncultured human mammals” (Christopher Hitchens, Jesus’ teaching is not the product of human learning, of whatever kind. It originates from immediate contact with the Father, from ‘face-to-face’ … Continue reading Premier Thought for the Day 4 – The Bible – How do we know the Truth?

‘Community Hits Back’ – The Pride Intimidation Begins…

That didn’t take long.  It’s not unexpected but nonetheless disappointing that the reaction to my comments about Perth Pride  from the LGBT propaganda machine have been so vitriolic.   One example is this article from Pink Saltire.  Of course given the source I was hardly expecting it to be unbiased or a fair analysis but what it reveals is depressing.  Note the methodology used that has … Continue reading ‘Community Hits Back’ – The Pride Intimidation Begins…

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