Last Sunday we looked at Romans 8:1-4 – Looking at the subject of real freedom. This is the real Gospel. It was wonderful to see and hear people ‘getting’ the Gospel. Also we rejoiced in news of one young man becoming a Christian. To run and work the law commands, Yet gives me neither feet nor hands; But better news the gospel brings: It bids … Continue reading Romans 8 – The Freedom of the Good News; Proverbs 1 – Wisdom for Life (Sinclair Ferguson); Opticians in Burundi and Praise from St Peters
This weeks Light Engaging Darkness. I apologise for there being none last week – this was due to illness…. The Scottish Government’s Trans Madness The Scottish government has told teachers they should allow primary pupils who wish to switch gender identity in schools to do so without seeking parents’ consent. So reported The Times yesterday. Just stop and read that sentence again. And think about … Continue reading LED 15 – Scottish Government Trans Madness – Jordan Peterson – The Moral Panic – Expensive Piano Lessons – Walter Magaya – Blame it on Brexit – Jesus and the Jedi in Dundee –
Luther and Mrs Luther! Friday was an intense day – six full talks – I don’t know how people lasted the pace!Two were outstanding – of which more later – but first of all we kicked off with yours truly speaking on evangelising atheists and neo-pagans. From my point of view the talk did not go well…it was too rushed, too long, too broad … Continue reading WRF500 – Reformation in Islam; The Reformed and the Roman Catholics; Evangelising Atheists and Neo-Pagans; A Worldwide Church and Vision.
Light Engaging Darkness no. 11 1) Las Vegas Shooting – As I write America is waking up to the horror of yet another mass killing by a gunman. A 64-year-old Nevada man, Stephen Paddock, killed at least 58 people attending a country music concert in Las Vegas. Unfortunately there were those who were quick to make judgments and pronouncements. ISIS claimed that Mr. Paddock … Continue reading LED 11 – Las Vegas Shooting – Catalonia – Teddy Taylor – Runrig – Transgender Sperm Frozen – Art for Dogs Sake – Lidl Leaves out the Cross – Africa’s Green Wall – Luther’s Quote
The Moderator loved it. In fact he loved it so much that he commended it to the 2000 women of the Women’s Guild who met in Dundee’s Caird Hall last weekend. He tweeted – “This is proving a terrific and challenging read. Highly recommended.” As it happened the book he was commending, is one that I recently finished, and was about to write a review … Continue reading The Great Spiritual Migration – A Challenge From and To, Brian McLaren
Light Engaging Darkness – 6 Sometimes I am writing this I feel as though I am writing a comic satire. It must be so hard for satirists in the modern Western world because the ‘reality’ is so surreal that it is beyond satire. Anyway here are a few gems from this past week. 1) Back to Uni – It’s the time of year when students … Continue reading LED 6 – Back to Uni – Demolishing Statues – Natural Disasters – Robert E Lee – The Duke of Sutherland – Houston – Poland – Trudeau and Abortion – Australia and SSM – Macron – Tower Hamlets Adoption Madness…
Light Engaging Darkness 3 – Thanks for all the feedback for LED 2 – 50 Years Homosexual Celebration- Transgender Madness – Liu Xiaobo – The Guardian and the C of E – The Cult of Trudeau – Alice Cooper – The End of the Car? – Steve Chalke’s Sin. and LED 1 – Boots and Contraception; Champagne Socialism; Gay Blood; The Gender Agenda; The Extremism Trojan Horse … Continue reading LED 3 – Kenya – Kosovo – Neymar – First Case of Child Sex Doll being declared obscene – National Trust Backlash – Chestfeeding not Breastfeeding- Canadian Fascism – An Obituary to be Remembered – An Old Bible Returned – and the Oldest Bible Text discovered!
There must be an awful lot of Christian orphanages in India because every week I get an e-mail from yet another brother full of pleading pietistic language asking me to ‘pray’ for (ie. give money to) their essential work. I don’t even bother replying now – I have no idea how many are genuine and I have no way of finding out – but I … Continue reading My Joy is Going to Uganda
Last weeks Ten ‘Prophecies’ for Society/Culture in 2017 have already had a partial fulfilment. Israel, Trump and the SNP ruling out a second Indy Ref in 2017. But how will the Church of Jesus Christ fare in this coming year? Only the Lord knows. However I like to think ahead and watch trends. So here goes 1) The C of S and C of E in the … Continue reading Ten Prophecies re the Church in 2017
Cast your bread on the waters; after many days you may receive a return. (Ecclesiastes 11:1) I had the privilege of preaching on this verse in Charlotte Chapel Baptist Church in Edinburgh yesterday. It was a joy in more ways than one. To have a congregation of some 700 people packed into this building to worship Jesus Christ in the centre of Edinburgh, in a … Continue reading Cast Your Bread on the Waters