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 … More 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) … More 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 … More Cast Your Bread on the Waters
This is a stunning film – albeit with weaknesses. It examines the morality of modern warfare, in particular people sitting in rooms in London or the US and pushing buttons to kill people in Africa. One thing I will say about the film is that it is intense from beginning to end … More Eye in the Sky – A Review
Why I Believe in the Gospel of Prosperity “Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.” (3 John 2). We all want to enjoy good health and we all want to prosper, so what is wrong with … More Why I believe in the Gospel of Prosperity
I wrote this letter to The Herald in the light of the Tory spokespersons reported remarks about me. They did ask for it. I refuse to be bullied into silence. I should also point out that many Ghanaians have been in touch with me to thank me and also to say that they … More The Shaming of our Country – Letter in The Herald
There are two articles in todays papers concerning my comments re the visit of President Mahama of Ghana to Scotland. They are very revealing. Racism row develops over Ghana’s gay rights The Courier & Advertiser 23 Mar 2016 The Moderator of the Free Church of Scotland has been branded “bonkers” after accusing the leaders … More Are the Tories Racist? Am I Bonkers?
This is a follow up to my earlier article – Here President John Dramani Mahama, President of the Republic of Ghana Your Excellency, I am writing to you on the occasion of your recent visit to my country, Scotland. I write to you as the Moderator of the Free Church of Scotland and as a … More Open Letter to President Mahama of Ghana
As noted in our Solas Newsbrief the president of Ghana visited Scotland last week. And several of our politicians managed to embarrass our beloved Scotland. Partick Harvie leader of the Greens complained about the President coming and wrote to the presiding officer ” “We believe that the Scottish Parliament should be a place where everyone … More Scotland’s Shame as Political Leaders Embarrass Ghana
Dear David Cameron, Nicola Sturgeon, Ed Miliband and Barack Obama, I am writing to you as leaders of the Western world, with a simple request. When are you going to appoint your first Christian rights envoy? I’m sure you must be aware of some of what is going on. The beheading of 21 Christians in … More Letter to Cameron, Sturgeon, Miliband and Obama – Where is your Envoy for Christians?