This weeks Quantum… We look at Censorship – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjFnVTxteDs According to new rules you soon won’t be able to watch this – Then there is the extraordinary case of UK doctors banning Julia Hartley-Brewer Or Dr Who firing a transphobic writer. Or Andy Wightman MSP giving a grovelling apology for attending a meeting with a ‘transphobic’ speaker. Meanwhile the BBC even managed to get Trans … Continue reading Quantum 46 – Censorship; Dr Who; Andy WIghtman; WW2 Trans; Abortion; The Vatican on Gender; Copeland and Chalke; Ps 130
I am grateful for the enthusiastic response so far for A.S.K and for the encouragements from others: This one is from a man I greatly admire and respect – whose job is to work with teenagers. ‘If you’re a teenager trying to follow Jesus it is more than likely that you’ve asked most of the 52 questions that David Robertson tries to answer. These are real … Continue reading A.S.K 3 – Does the Bible Condone Slavery?
Last Sunday morning we looked at Romans 15:14-33 “Gospel Ambition” and I had the privilege of baptising our grandchild, Lewis Robertson. From the universal word all, I conclude that he did not simply pray that God would be present with and favor the Romans in a general sense, but that he would rule and guide every one of them. But the word peace refers, I … Continue reading Romans 15 – Gospel Ambition; Proverbs 4 – Sinclair Ferguson; Psalm 126
This is my final interview with Solas – it was good to chat with Andy Bannister about A.S.K and Australia…. Continue reading In Conversation with Andy Bannister – A.S.K and Australia
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
This is an interview I did with Trans World Radio and Danny Webster of the Evangelical Alliance on Christians in the media. Enjoy…Danny speaks for the first 5 minutes. Subjects covered: St Peters Free Church; Solas; Evangelism; The Media; Social Media; Cafe Outreach; Apologetics; Press Interviews..Blogs…. Trial By Media – TWR Radio Discussion Should Christian Leaders Speak out About Brexit? TWR Panel. Continue reading Mission to Public Leaders in the Media
As we head towards the General Assembly next week, my hope and prayer is that we will deal with the important issues – one of which is how we reach the hundreds of thousands of people who live in Scotland’s schemes. To my mind, it is fanciful to think that the Free Church will be able to do this. We will need to partner … Continue reading The Three Presbyterians – the Free Church and Twenty Schemes.
This week’s Quantum marks a change in how we do things. We will continue to look at what is going on in the world; the good, the bad and the ugly – but there is a danger that just pointing things out can leave one with a sense of despair and turn into a kind of rant about how we are all doomed! I don’t … Continue reading Quantum of Hope 42 – An Apology and a Change; Entertainment; Politics; Religious Freedom; Christian Humanism; Education; Poverty; Leonard Cohen
It’s a joy to be able to say that the book I spent three months writing when on sabbatical in Australia is being published this month. I am delighted with the design and the quality of the production – thanks to Al McInnes, Catherine Mackenzie and CFP. They have managed to produce a quality hardback book for a great price (£8.99). It’s an unusual book … Continue reading A.S.K
This weeks article in Christian Today – you can read the original here – (Photo: Unsplash/Tim Schramm) The End is Nigh Did you hear the news? In 12 years time the world could come to an end. Rising sea levels, coastal flooding, crop failures, carbon in the atmosphere will cause the earths temperature to rise by up to 7 degrees with all the problems arising … Continue reading The End is Nigh! Extinction and Evangelism