Vicar ‘under Investigation’ for Quoting The Wee Flea!

Sometimes a story arises which is so indicative of our culture and so important in its implications that it deserves an immediate response.  The Daily Telegraph, the Yorkshire Post and the Daily Mirror all carried this story about Rev. Peter Hughes.    Peter quoted extensively (as did The Mirror)  from my article Parents Take Back Control – The April Record Editorial which he read on this blog.  … Continue reading Vicar ‘under Investigation’ for Quoting The Wee Flea!

The BBC and Christianity – Article in June EN

I have written about the BBC and Christianity before on this blog – but this is a new shorter article published in this month’s Evangelicals Now.  The BBC and Christianity. The BBC has been blamed for facilitating Brexit because it was biased against Remainers in that it gave equal time to the ‘lies and propaganda’ of the Leave campaign.   The BBC has been blamed for … Continue reading The BBC and Christianity – Article in June EN

Debate Night Reflections – Trump and Strathclyde Uni

On Sunday evening I had the privilege of taking part in BBC Scotland’s Debate Night.  Another one off the bucket list (actually it’s Questiontime I really want – but this was a start!)….It was an interesting experience – you can watch the whole show here or it is being repeated on BBC Scotland tonight at 11pm. I was impressed with the professionalism of the BBC staff … Continue reading Debate Night Reflections – Trump and Strathclyde Uni

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

Helmantel – The Greatest Living Painter

When in the Netherlands last week we visited the Helmantel museum in Westeremden and some of his paintings in the Havezate Mensinge museum in Roden.  If you are ever in the Northern Netherlands then make sure you visit both of these. Henk Helmantel is a contemporary Dutch painter best known for his classically composed still-life paintings.   They are simple and stunning in their colour and … Continue reading Helmantel – The Greatest Living Painter

Quantum of Hope 43 -Joel Osteen; Matt Chandler; Steve Chalke; Sinclair Ferguson; The General Assembly; Durham Church; Lucas Moura; City Alight

This weeks Quantum is the second part of our review of what we do.  Last week we looked at society.  This week we look at the church.  Joel Osteen and Matt Chandler; Steve Chalke and Jayne Ozanne; And the wonderful Sinclair Ferguson – watch this clip! Then we have a look at both the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and the Free Church … Continue reading Quantum of Hope 43 -Joel Osteen; Matt Chandler; Steve Chalke; Sinclair Ferguson; The General Assembly; Durham Church; Lucas Moura; City Alight

I Hate ‘Hate Speech’

This is a slightly amended version of my latest post in Christian Today – you can read the original here..   This is an important subject for us all to grasp…please do feel free to spread this article around…(if you agree!)   (Photo: Unsplash/Matt Botsford) After the Second World War, Soviet Russia was determined to have the concept of ‘hate speech’ enshrined in international legislation. They … Continue reading I Hate ‘Hate Speech’

If Only God Would Show Himself

It is one of the most basic statements, and assumptions – “I would believe in God if he showed himself”.  I wrote this article in a for those of my non-believing friends who ask this question.  Let me know what you think! If only God would show himself. It is widely assumed by many people today that they would of course believe in God if … Continue reading If Only God Would Show Himself

The Death of Death

I wrote this Easter article for Christian Today in memory of Suzette Leverette.  I have been thinking a lot about death and resurrection and the hope we have as Christians.  On Easter Monday after a great Sunday….it seems appropriate….you can read the original here.. The Question The middle-aged man was irate. “What are you doing at my door?” he yelled. I explained that I was doing … Continue reading The Death of Death

Deconstructing Driscoll – Lessons for American, Australian and UK Church Cultures.

After writing about my hopes of going to Australia Transported to Australia – Article in Evangelicals Now   I was sent this link about Mark Driscoll speaking to the Australians in Sydney on the subject of evangelism in 2008.  It is a fascinating document because I think it is a great lesson in how NOT to speak prophetically into a situation you do not know.  As it … Continue reading Deconstructing Driscoll – Lessons for American, Australian and UK Church Cultures.