Paul’s Passion and Purpose – Romans 9:1-5; A Prayer and a New City Alight Hymn

Last Sunday morning we looked at Romans 9:1-5 – Paul’s Passion and Purpose.   There was no evening service as we joined together with DECA (Dundee Evangelical Churches Alliance) for their joint service, at which Sinclair preached. Songs: O Praise the Name; Joy to the World; Ps 23 (Townend); Ps 116:1-9; Hear the Call of the Kingdom Readings: Acts 12:19-25, Psalm 116 Sermon:  Romans 9:1-5 – Paul’s Passion … Continue reading Paul’s Passion and Purpose – Romans 9:1-5; A Prayer and a New City Alight Hymn

Dear Twitter – Why Have You Banned Me?

Dear Twitter, Thanks for your note telling me that I was banned.   I must admit it was a bit of a shock. This is what you told me: We’re writing to let you know that your account features will remain locked or limited for the allotted time due to violations of the Twitter Rules, specifically our hateful conduct policy. We do not allow people to … Continue reading Dear Twitter – Why Have You Banned Me?

Quantum 18 – China; Taiwan; Christmas in Brunei; Censorship ; Transmania; Rainbow Badges in the NHS; Anti-Semitism in Hungary; The Ukrainian Holocaust; John Allen Chau

Welcome to Quantum no.18 – This is a bit longer than usual but there was so much to cover….enjoy. https://www.podbean.com/media/player/f5sga-a09c4e?from=yiiadmin&download=1&version=1 China – https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-21/beijing-to-judge-every-resident-based-on-behavior-by-end-of-2020 Taiwan – Rejects SSM – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-46329877 Christmas – Brunei – https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/brunei-cancels-christmas-sultan-warns-those-celebrating-could-face-up-to-five-years-in-jail-a6782561.html? fbclid=IwAR0W6Sef4Tp1AacdVeCe8wUCB6mxX3_TiMTNQjPS3yXI_vDumVbsA1dmSdwMartyn Lewis – https://www.facebook.com/mrmartinlewis/videos/10155478443616540/ Censorship Derby Cathedral –- https://www.premier.org.uk/News/UK/Cathedral-denies-banning-vicar-from-preaching-at-carol-service Glasgow and Aberdeen Unis – https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2018/11/the-real-reason-pro-life-students-arent-welcome-at-glasgow-university/ Vagina Monologues – https://nypost.com/2018/11/20/now-the-pc-police-have-come-for-the-vagina-monologues/ Jean Hackett – https://twitter.com/jeanhatchet/status/1067784361225924609?s=12 Transamania – Piers Morgan – https://twitter.com/i/status/1067390060977418240 Rainbow badges … Continue reading Quantum 18 – China; Taiwan; Christmas in Brunei; Censorship ; Transmania; Rainbow Badges in the NHS; Anti-Semitism in Hungary; The Ukrainian Holocaust; John Allen Chau

Pray for the Church – Why We Should Be Concerned About the Sins of the Church

As we come to St Andrews day tomorrow and to pray for the nation   we need to think about the state of the Church as well.   In this article I want to look at the state of the Church in Scotland – but those of you from other nations may be able to empathise and apply to your own situations. In the article on the State … Continue reading Pray for the Church – Why We Should Be Concerned About the Sins of the Church

Christmas, St Andrews Day, Transmania and Praying for the Nation – the Janet Parshall Show

In this week of prayer it was good to talk with Janet Parshall about the last couple of blogs – namely Transmania and Praying for the Nation – as well as a wee discussion on celebrating Christmas and New Year in Scotland and St Andrews Day….the discussion started off light and got pretty heavy and serious….I hope it was helpful… You can listen to the … Continue reading Christmas, St Andrews Day, Transmania and Praying for the Nation – the Janet Parshall Show

Pray for the Nation – Why Should We Be Concerned About The Sins Of The Nation?

St Andrews day is coming up (November the 30th).   The Free Church now holds it as a day of prayer for church and nation.   Yesterdays blog looked at the collective insanity amongst the governing classes which seems to be growing on a daily basis  – Transmania Today I want to take a look at the deeper cause of this confusion – of which Transmania is only … Continue reading Pray for the Nation – Why Should We Be Concerned About The Sins Of The Nation?

Persuasive Evangelism in The Local Church – FIEC Leaders Conference

I was greatly privileged to be allowed to speak at the FIEC leaders conference in Torquay.  As I wrote here it was a stimulating and encouraging time.  Here is the first of the seminars I gave – it was entitled ‘Apologetics in the Local Church’ although a better title would be ‘Persuasive Evangelism through the Local Church’.   I hope it is helpful. (I hope to … Continue reading Persuasive Evangelism in The Local Church – FIEC Leaders Conference

A War of Loves -David Bennett

The Christian book world seems to be filling with gay Christian memoirs.  First there was the disappointing and depressing Vicky Beeching’s ‘Undivided’.    This was followed by Jackie Perry’s well written and refreshingly biblical  Gay Girl, Good God . Then we went downhill again with  Jayne Ozanne’s  Just Love – Now we come to David Bennet’s newly released book, War of Loves.  The self-description summarises it well:  David Bennett … Continue reading A War of Loves -David Bennett

Quantum 17 – St Helens Bishopsgate; Michael Veitch; Islamic Prayer in Blackburn Cathedral; Dawkins and Children; Transgender Rights; Marrying a Ghost

Listen here for this weeks Quantum https://www.podbean.com/media/player/43fvc-9ff883?from=yiiadmin&download=1&version=1 St Helens Bishopgates and Bible studies in the City with William Taylor – https://www.facebook.com/501565301/posts/10161149698290302/ Pastor Michael Vitch in Scottish Parliament. –https://www.scottishparliament.tv/meeting/time-for-reflection-october-30-2018?fbclid=IwAR1zNPc8VxWe0TzdL2c5aXA470lnOVPmlyUIHF2Py77VZtXrB6vUKj93o5g Islamic Prayer in Blackburn Cathedral https://www.julesgomes.com/single-post/Blackburn-Cathedral-is-Muslim-territory-after-Islamic-call-to-prayer?fbclid=IwAR3GqGrtzm1g_5E3l3v-8uIxwabxYqlQmjz2dKvGGXlnD0WBgdtYSA-AmQ8 IS religion good for children – Richard Dawkins – https://www.irishtimes.com/news/science/is-religion-good-for-children-1.3674350 Transgender rights – Channel 4 – https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2018/11/dozens-major-companies-just-warned-trump-not-mess-transgender-rights/ https://www.ft.com/content/d1c4c06c-e6a2-11e8-8a85-04b8afea6ea3 https://theweeflea.com/2018/11/19/gender-and-trauma-the-dark-side-of-transgender-part-2/ Spiritism – https://nypost.com/2018/10/30/woman-who-had-sex-with-20-ghosts-is-now-engaged-to-a-spirit/ “It is more rational to believe in God than to believe there is no God. Belief … Continue reading Quantum 17 – St Helens Bishopsgate; Michael Veitch; Islamic Prayer in Blackburn Cathedral; Dawkins and Children; Transgender Rights; Marrying a Ghost