Here a short 3 minute video on Post-truth that we made for the Solas SHORT/ANSWERS series. Looking forward to doing more of these! There’s different versions for various social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. You can find all the links on the Solas website here: SolasCPC.org – How do we know what truth is? | … More How do we know what truth is? | SHORT/ANSWERS
When I wrote a review of Sinclair Ferguson’s The Whole Christ I said it was the best theological book from the past 400 years that I had read. That was not hyperbole. I really meant it. Well his latest book is as good if not better – its one of the best and most practical … More Devoted to God – A Review
This article is now on the Premier Christianity website Dear Ricky, Loved your appearance on the Stephen Colbert show – two of my favourite entertainers discussing the most important subject in the world – what’s not to like?! I would like to answer some of the questions you raise in the clip below. I have … More Ricky Gervais v Stephen Colbert – The Real Answers- An Open Letter
This weeks Christian Today article What an interesting week it has been in politics! The lead-up to Donald Trump’s inauguration was dominated by an astonishing discussion about a document that contains speculation about his personal life a few years ago. The whole of that document seems to rest on the credibility or otherwise of a … More Why Our Witness Must Be Credible – Revelation 11
It was wonderful to hear that Songs of Praise, the flagship BBC religious programme, was to come from the Island of Lewis – the home island of my wife and apparently more significantly the home island of President-Elect Donald Trumps mother. I looked forward to hearing some Gaelic psalm singing, traditional hymns and perhaps … More Songs of Praise, the Island of Lewis, Donald Trump and the Religion of the BBC
(note: I am more than happy for people who disagree with this article to comment below – however I need to stress that I will not publish comments which are full of vitriolic abuse and foul language – whether you agree or not. I am sorry to record that I have received a number of … More A Cry in the Dark? Dear Meryl…
Things did not look good for the church at the beginning of the 2nd Century. John was in exile on the waterless island of Patmos. All the other apostles were dead. Jesus hadn’t returned. The Roman Emperor had decided to make Christians the scapegoat for every ill. False teachers, heresies and compromisers plagued the churches. … More What Should the Church be doing in 2017? Jesus’s Plan is…..
Write On A Few Personal End of Year Reflections about Writing I am going to take a wee break from writing and for those who read this blog I thought I would seek your advice. I began writing a few years ago. Or should I say that I began writing in public a few years … More Write On? – Advice sought….
Your Royal Highness, I am writing to you to thank you for your Thought for the Day as given on BBC Radio 4 yesterday. I appreciate what you said and also the manner in which you said it. I remember the kindness you showed to a woman in my former congregation, Brora Free Church. Megan Boyd … More A Christmas Open Letter to His Royal Highness – Prince Charles
This was published in the Scotsman today – you can read the original Here The Headline was somewhat bizarrely – “When Jesus Christ was conscripted for the War Effort” – which was not what I was saying….Here is the complete text of what I originally wrote… It’s Time for Nicola Sturgeon to Call a National Day … More Its Time for Nicola Sturgeon to Call A National Day of Prayer