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
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…..
This is the latest in my series on Revelation for Today on The Christian Today website Revelation 9 is a difficult passage especially for those who want a ‘soft’ Bible rather than a real one! This was not easy to write – but it does seem especially appropriate for today…. Muhammed Ali, Prince, Harper Lee, … More Revelation 9: Are We Heading Into the Abyss?
I have been asked to explain about why I believe what I believe about baptism. Rather than give a theological explanation or a detailed examination of all the Scriptures concerned with baptism (there are plenty books and articles that do that from different perspectives) I thought I would just simply give a personal testimony about … More Baptism – A personal Journey in which it is discovered that infant baptism is Biblical!
This weeks Revelation column in Christian Today – you can read the original Here It’s Advent. As a Scots Highland Presbyterian I was vaguely aware of the word but didn’t really know what it meant – and it certainly meant nothing in my church. In fact it may come as a shock to those who regard … More Advent – Judgement and Hope – Revelation ch.6
Here is this weeks column in Christian Today….It is interesting that for the past couple of weeks one of the editors has published articles teaching God is not in control. My column is a commentary on Revelation 5 linking it to current affairs. It is not intended as a direct rebuttal, but it ends up … More Revelation 5 – Is Jesus ‘Post-Truth?’
This is an adapted and expanded series based on my talk at the Solas Conference Edinburgh – 29th October 2016. It is a subject of massive importance for the Church and society. I have split my paper up into several sections and will be putting one out every Monday. Part One – Two Big … More Re-imaging Humanity – Sex, Sexuality, Gender and the Inhumanity of 21st Century Humanism – Part 1
Donald Trump has been elected to become the 45th President of the United States.Reuters This weeks Christian Today column – you can read the original Here Donald Trump is on the throne! He won the election to become President of the most powerful nation on earth. To some this means that the devil incarnate has ascended … More Trump is on the Throne? Revelation ch.4
This weeks column in Christian Today If the Holy Spirit was taken away from the church in the West today, 90 per cent of what we do would carry on as if nothing had happened! It’s a saying I remember hearing years ago – and I suspect it’s still true. Have you ever had the experience … More How do we know when a Church is Dead? Revelation – no.6
This is the latest Revelation Study on Christian Today A church burned down by Boko Haram in Damasak, Nigeria, March 24, 2015. My brother Vijay was severely beaten this June in Jabalpur, India. My sister Shigo was executed in Syria last year. My sister Janani was killed by her mother in Sri Lanka. My brother … More The Victorious Persecuted Church