Yesterday we saw how politicians who pass laws which go against Christian social teaching and then promise that of course we will still be free to express disagreement are not to be trusted. They are incapable of keeping that promise. Today I want to show further where this is leading. I have been suggesting for some time that the acceptance of different social teachings to … Continue reading Revelation TV fined for Homophobia
People have always been cynical and somewhat dismissive about the promises of politicians – sometimes with good reason. Such cynicism however creates real problems in a democracy and opens the door to the kind of disillusionment that feeds more extreme forces. But there is one area where politicians in the UK government and the Scottish government (and also the US and Australian governments). Whenever a … Continue reading Beware the Promises of Politicians
The Matt Dillahunty debates on Premier Unbelievable continue to reverberate. For some reason those two debates (see links below) seem to have really touched a nerve. For example a couple of weeks ago another angry atheist posted a blog explaining in great detail why I ‘lost’ the debate. I havn’t read it – mainly because life is too short – and I don’t really care. … Continue reading Gods Word Returns Full – More Fruit from Matt Dillahunty!
Because I have received so many messages from Christians who are thankful for the time and detail I have been putting in these posts I am going to continue. Sadly far too many Christians are struggling because their pastors, who are meant to be their undershepherds, are not protecting them from the wolves who seek to ravage the flock. (others have those who are doing … Continue reading Glen Scrivener and the Middle Way re that Sermon
https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fthepastorsheart%2Fvideos%2F324971771362131%2F&show_text=1&width=560 In this interview/testimony we look at issues connected with evangelism, apologetics, St Peters, church growth, Scotland, Australia…I very much enjoyed meeting Dominic and look forward to preaching at his church on April 29th…. You can also see it on Vimeo (below). Continue reading The Pastors Heart – Interview with Dominic Steele
As a result of the article in the Times, the attack from the Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church and all that followed, most newspapers carried stories in similar vein. I wrote about the background to this here I would love to have just let things lie, but in today’s world, where everything is on the internet forever and people continue to abuse and … Continue reading Thrown to the Wolves – What happens when you dare to question the Trans agenda.
As I have gradually got back into public speaking its been a privilege to speak at the Universities of Aberdeen, Abertay, Dundee….The CU’s generally do a remarkable work. I think what I personally enjoy more than anything are the discussions and debates with non-believers. They don’t always have to be hostile. As the following example shows – this was held in the Glasgow Uni Student … Continue reading Debating Delusions – Proclaiming Christ in the Public Square
I’m not a big fan of self-help books. But in that I appear to be in a minority because they remain phenomenally popular, especially in airport bookshops. The latest in the genre comes from an unlikely source – a Canadian professor from the University of Toronto, clinical psychologist Dr Jordan Peterson. Dr Peterson has gathered quite a following through his psychological analysis of narratives and … Continue reading Is Jordan Peterson the New Messiah?
On Friday I had the privilege of doing another ‘Unbelievable’ programme with Justin Brierley. The other guest was Jonathan Bartley, founder of Ecclesia and co-leader of the Green Party in England and Wales – another professing Christian. We were there to discuss whether, in the light of the Tim Farron affair, Christians are being excluded from public life in the UK. Although it was a … Continue reading Unbelievable – A Depressing Conversation with Jonathan Bartley
As expected my article on Premier answering Steve Chalke’s accusations against both the Bible and the church got a fierce response. These responses teach us a great deal about the church in the UK today and our weaknesses. Chalke himself has responded (in a way). The Heresy Hunters Firstly there are those who welcomed the article and then took the opportunity to stick the boot … Continue reading The Chalke Response