Songs of Praise, the Island of Lewis, Donald Trump and the Religion of the BBC

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

What Should the Church be doing in 2017? Jesus’s Plan is…..

  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…..

A Christmas Open Letter to His Royal Highness – Prince Charles

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

Its Time for Nicola Sturgeon to Call A National Day of Prayer

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

Why the BBC should not Broadcast Muslim Prayer

This article first appeared on Premier Christian Blog   I kind of expected it, but it still astounds me how some Christians react to something I regard as basic, biblical and obvious.  But fascinating to see…what is your reaction?  For interest my initial title was “The BBC and the Trojan Horse of Islam” .. Why the BBC … More Why the BBC should not Broadcast Muslim Prayer