A.S.K 4 – Helping God

This weeks question from A.S.K People will often cite the Bible as their authority for a saying … when the Bible says nothing of the sort. For example if your mother ever says to you; ‘the Bible says,cleanliness is next to godliness’ as she urges you to make your bed, then you can politely and graciously tell her that whilst you agree making your bed … Continue reading A.S.K 4 – Helping God

Another Brick in the Wall – The Threat to Children

Did you hear the one about the doctor, the politician, the journalist, the artist, the vicar and the teacher?  Well, let’s begin with the teacher.  Watch this stunning video of a Scottish teacher explaining to a pupil why he had been kicked out of class. pic.twitter.com/Nz0Attx2js — I,Hypocrite (@lporiginalg) June 14, 2019 For those for whom the above link doesn’t work – have a look … Continue reading Another Brick in the Wall – The Threat to Children

Quantum of Hope 44 – Australian ‘miracle’; EU Election; Naomi Wolf; Trans and Feminism; Todd Coontz; Virtual Church; The Oldest Bible Ms; Chick-Fil-A

Welcome to this weeks Quantum of Hope – Was the election of Scott Morrison a ‘miracle’?  Should Boris Johnson be taken to court for the EU referendum?   Is the Indian election good for Christians?  What is happening with Israeli politics.? A Canadian Feminist brings some sense to the trans debate in Scotland. A Church of England vicar, John Parker, takes a costly stance against the … Continue reading Quantum of Hope 44 – Australian ‘miracle’; EU Election; Naomi Wolf; Trans and Feminism; Todd Coontz; Virtual Church; The Oldest Bible Ms; Chick-Fil-A

Beauty for Ashes – The June Record Editorial

Beauty for Ashes The June Record Editorial  The people of Issachar were blessed to have 200 leaders who ‘understood the times and knew what Israel should do’ (1 Chronicles 12:32). When we look at the wider situation in the government and church, we sometimes wonder if there are two who could fit that description! When we try to understand the times, we are tempted to … Continue reading Beauty for Ashes – The June Record Editorial

A.S.K

It’s a joy to be able to say that the book I spent three months writing when on sabbatical in Australia is being published this month.   I am delighted with the design and the quality of the production – thanks to Al McInnes, Catherine Mackenzie and CFP.  They have managed to produce a quality hardback book for a great price (£8.99).   It’s an unusual book … Continue reading A.S.K

Romans 12:9-13 – Ten Rules for family Life; Romans 12:14-21; Overcoming Evil; Baptism of Evie; How He Loves

Last Sunday was a special day for the Robertson family – and I hope for St Peters.   Our daughter Becky and husband Pete were over from Australia in Scotland with Isla and Evie – three years ago I baptised Isla – on Sunday I had the privilege of baptising Evie – Ten Biblical Reasons Why I Baptised My Granddaughter (and Children). In the sermon we continued … Continue reading Romans 12:9-13 – Ten Rules for family Life; Romans 12:14-21; Overcoming Evil; Baptism of Evie; How He Loves

Quantum 41 – Archie; Abortion; Persecuting Christians; Asia Bibi; Folau; FB Bans; Extinction; Rachel Held-Evans; Trans; Israel in Germany; Brian Soutar; Champions League; Gafcon Quantum 41 –

This weeks Quantum (click the link above) welcomes Prince Archie and constrasts the joy of new birth with the horror of those who exult and boast in abortion.  The Western world seems to be finally waking up to the extent of persecution of Christians – but is reluctant to see the elephant in the room – that the majority of persecution of Christians occurs in Islamic … Continue reading Quantum 41 – Archie; Abortion; Persecuting Christians; Asia Bibi; Folau; FB Bans; Extinction; Rachel Held-Evans; Trans; Israel in Germany; Brian Soutar; Champions League; Gafcon Quantum 41 –

Hugh Miller – The Christian Radical

This is a paper I presented to a conference of academics in Cromarty celebrating the work of Hugh Miller.  Miller is one of Scotland’s unsung great historical heroes.  I was reminded of this when listening to Nicola Sturgeon’s conference speech last week – which contained a short section on Scottish history that was more interesting for what it missed out rather than what it said. … Continue reading Hugh Miller – The Christian Radical

The Christian Heart of Modern Medicine

I have the enormous privilege of ministering to a number of medical and nursing students, as well as doctors, nurses, dentists and other health care professionals.  Without the NHS a good percentage of the St Peters congregation would not be employed!    All of us have an interest in the health service and those who serve us in that.  But is there a specifically Christian … Continue reading The Christian Heart of Modern Medicine

Quantum 39 – Sri Lanka; Lyra McKee; Church Growth; Extinction Rebellion; Aberdeen Abortion; Trans Madness; White Books; Rees-Moog and Islam; Billy MacNeil; Steve Baker

There is a lot for you in this weeks Quantum.  It’s been good to see the growth in the listening figures…you can help by passing it on to others.  You can also support the podcast here – https://patron.podbean.com/theweeflea We begin by looking at how the Sri Lankan massacre has been reported.  I refer to this excellent article from Giles Fraser in The Guardian.  Then we … Continue reading Quantum 39 – Sri Lanka; Lyra McKee; Church Growth; Extinction Rebellion; Aberdeen Abortion; Trans Madness; White Books; Rees-Moog and Islam; Billy MacNeil; Steve Baker