Welcome to LED no. 24….as always we try to bring you a mixture of articles and comments, which illustrate and illuminate the world we live in. The Oxfam Scandal – The stories about Oxfam (and other large charities) are appalling. It’s not just that Oxfam workers engaged in sexual abuse but that Oxfam knew and … More LED 24 – The Oxfam Scandal; The Tom Daley Baby; Sexual Morality; Christian Leader Expelled from the Scouts; Voices of the Silenced: Celebrating a new South African President; Hi Magazine; Quote of the Week.
Last night in Portstewart Arts centre we had a good Q and A on Church and Culture- tonight I hope to do the same in Bushmills Presbyterian Church. Here is a discussion we had on the same subject on TransWorld Radip a couple of weeks ago….
This article was first published on the Affinity website Guest contributor David Robertson writes about a culture clash in the Scottish Western Isles reflecting a broader issue that has implications for us all… It used to be said that that only way for the Free Church of Scotland to get its views on any subject heard was to put … More The Stornoway Sabbath – Relic from a Bygone Age?
This article first appeared on Christian Today If it is hard to make predictions about what the year ahead holds for society, it is doubly difficult to predict what will happen to the Church. It’s not just that we suffer the vagaries of all human sinners and societies, but the Holy Spirit will not be restricted … More 10 ‘prophecies’ for the Church in 2018
Christmas in China: Why the Communist party will never control the church The young Chinese student was enthusiastic. She had only been attending church for a few weeks but she wanted to say how much she loved it all. But why, I asked, was she as an atheist attending a Christian church in a foreign … More Christmas in China: Why the Communist party will never control the church
This article is published on Premier Christianity Ravi Zacharias allegations: 3 ways Christians should respond By: David Robertson | 8th December 2017 Is Ravi Zacharias the latest Christian celebrity to fall? David Robertson looks at the accusations He is one of the best-known Christian evangelists in the world. He speaks before kings, political and cultural leaders and … More Ravi Zacharias Allegations – A Christian Response – Article on Premier Christianity
Day 2 of World Reformed Fellowship conference on the Reformation This has been a very full day….so much to learn.. It began with Matthew Ebenezer from the Indian Reformed Presbyterian Church who spoke on Matthew 16:13-20. The key question for the church today is to answer the question of Jesus – who do you say I … More Don Carson on Sola Scriptura, Iver Martin on Scottish Mission, Benjamin Intan on Secularism in Indonesia and Thomas Schirrmacher on the Suffering Church – @wrf500
One of the great things about John Owen is that he is preeminently a theologian of the Holy Spirit. This morning I read his comments on the ministry of the Spirit in the church. Without that we are just dead – whatever our outward form. I wonder as we go to worship this morning … More Owen on The Presence of Christ, Sermons on John 10 and Ephesians 2, Song – Psalm 43
Light Engaging Darkness 12 – Because I hope to be on a break when this goes out I thought I would ‘schedule’ a wee bit different ‘LED’…. this week we are going to look at some of the major issues facing the church rather than the culture. The Scottish Episcopal Church. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/27/scottish-church-faces-consequences-vote-allow-same-sex-marriage/ I have some … More Led 12 – The Scottish Episcopal Church – Archbishop Welby – Peter Hitchens Category Error – The Denver Statement – Wilton Park and Government Religion – Christy Wimber – Tom Petty
Light Engaging Darkness 5 – 1) Feel the Hate – Barcleona, Finland and Charlottesville – The world seems full of violence and hate. one person killed in Charlottesville by a far right extremist, another two in Finland and 14 in Barcelona by Islamists. What has astounded me, and it really shouldn’t because now we … More LED 5 – Barcelona, Charlottesville – Glasgow Pride – Love is Love – Sarah Champion – The Real Modern Slavery – Google’s Tolerance – Endeavour – Is the Church like an Empty Whisky Bottle? – Kris Kristofferson