In much of the Western World it is assumed that debating with people is somehow impolite, a refusal to respect their beliefs and an attempt to coerce people into faith. This session looks at how public debates in different formats can be excellent vehicles for communicating the Gospel and can bring people into contact with Jesus Christ for the first time. This is a … Continue reading Persuasive Debating
It’s illegal to cycle in the UK without a bell on your bike. The reason for this is to warn the ambling pedestrians that you are about to hit. I thought of this when I wasted 47 minutes of my life listening to one of the worst interviews in terms of the responses of the interviewee, I have ever heard – Premiers§ Christianty magazines interview … Continue reading Sound the Alarm – Bell (a review of Rob Bell’s Premier Interview)
It’s been an intense but revealing 24 hours. I have learned to an even greater extent just how deep the rot is in the contemporary church, and just how easy it is for us to be intimidated and bullied into silence. Let me set the background, then explain what happened yesterday, and then offer some analysis of what precisely is going on. Vicky Beeching brought … Continue reading The Soft and Hard Intimidation of the Church – A revealing 24 Hours….
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