One of the more puzzling aspects of the Brexit debate I don’t understand (and I mean I genuinely can’t get my head round it) is the concern about the possibility of a shortage of workers after Brexit. Only this week I heard that one in ten care home staff are from the EU and that there are major concerns for agriculture (especially fruit picking) and … Continue reading Has Britain lost the Protestant Work Ethic?
We can learn a great deal from the continuing fallout from Perth Pride. As I wrote about this – there was a backlash which involved a great deal of distortion and attempt to silence. The Daily Record joined in the unthinking herd mob mentality with this article talking about the ‘love and acceptance for all’ of Rev Scott Burton vs the hatred and ‘fiercely personal critical … Continue reading Pride Comes Before a Fall – Lessons from Perth’s Shame.
That didn’t take long. It’s not unexpected but nonetheless disappointing that the reaction to my comments about Perth Pride from the LGBT propaganda machine have been so vitriolic. One example is this article from Pink Saltire. Of course given the source I was hardly expecting it to be unbiased or a fair analysis but what it reveals is depressing. Note the methodology used that has … Continue reading ‘Community Hits Back’ – The Pride Intimidation Begins…
What would you do if the following story appeared in your local newspaper? Would you a) Say ‘what a great idea’ and be thankful that tax payers money is being spent in such a constructive way? b) Ask ‘What’s the world coming to?’, shrug your shoulders and get on with life? c) Write an angry letter to the paper pointing out that we have all … Continue reading Drag Queen Story Time
One sign of the church becoming a growing part of the community is when you end up taking the funerals of those who are well known within it (as well as the poor and the less known). In the past year I have taken the funeral of a leading politician (Gordon Wilson) , a police hero (James Melville) and then last week Alan Gilzean – … Continue reading Eh Mind O’Ghillie – Reflections on the funeral of a Dundee great.
As we prepare to head home I note the depressing news that Downfield primary school in my own city of Dundee has been the first to be awarded an LGBTI ‘silver award’ for their work in promoting ‘diversion and inclusion’. Watch this little news clip to see how the indoctrination of our children is pushing on full steam. The children are being indoctrinated into acceptance … Continue reading Let Them Eat Rainbows. The Sexualisation and the Poverty of Children
If the Israel Folau incident gives us an insight into how our ‘liberal’ elites seek to bully Christians into accepting their doctrines, then what has been happening back home in Scotland to the Church of Scotland minister Mike Goss gives another. The following appeared in The Courier this week: The Courier has now carried this story for three days, and it has been picked up by other … Continue reading Scotland’s Little Pink Guards – The Strange Case of the School Chaplain, Time for Exclusive Education and Mob Rule
This is the letter I sent to the congregation as we left for our sabbatical in Australia. Dear Brothers and Sisters at St Peters, I am writing to thank you for your fellowship and service in the Lord and your generous gift to us on our 25th year in ministry in St Peters, before we head away on sabbatical. The Kirk Session and the Presbytery … Continue reading Sabbatical Letter to St Peters
This article was first published on Christian Today If you do nothing else this week pass on this article and the video within it. With the negative side of humanity being so evident on the internet, sometimes it does us good to see the good that can come from the right use of this marvellous tool of communication. The video produced for World Down Syndrome Day on March 21 … Continue reading Down’s syndrome and the sum of human happiness
Billy Graham This week has been a significant week because of the death of Billy Graham – much has been written about him – most of it positive (although a few religious people and militant atheists have done their best to stick the boot in!) perhaps this from the New York Times is the best from a secular perspective. I also thought this article … Continue reading LED 25 – Billy Graham; Is the Netherlands a Narco State?; Dundee- the Death Drugs Capital; The Thought Police and Center Parcs; Apple Removes Easter; The Post; Google and the end of Science.