How does Good Theology Lead to Good Society, Law and Politics?

Modern society tends to be presented with two assumed opposites with regard to the relationship between Christianity and society.  On the one hand it is assumed that society should be secular and that religion should be at the level of a private club.  The alternative to this is assumed to be a kind of Christian theocracy where the church runs the State and pastors have … Continue reading How does Good Theology Lead to Good Society, Law and Politics?

The Big Picture of the Big Brother State

Police Scotland have replied to my (and many others) concerns about their anti-hate campaign    I reported the police to themselves for breaching their own guidelines here Now they have replied…and it is an astonishing reply – As you may be aware, the following definitions are used by Police Scotland in relation to hate crimes and incidents. A hate crime is any crime which is perceived by the … Continue reading The Big Picture of the Big Brother State

Police Scotland and the Scottish Government Reported for Hate Incident

I have just fulfilled my civic duty and reported both Police Scotland and the Scottish Government for a ‘Hate Incident’  following this incident described yesterday. The ‘Hate’ Police are Now Here To Police Scotland and the Scottish Government I would like to report a Hate Crime. As the Scottish government and Police Scotland encourage us to do so- One Scotland  Going home the other day I … Continue reading Police Scotland and the Scottish Government Reported for Hate Incident

The ‘Hate’ Police are Now Here

Cycling home from St Peters I saw a poster that took my breath away.  Sometimes you see that something is going to happen and yet it still shocks you when it does.  These posters are currently being displayed in towns and cities all over Scotland.   There are others – but it was these that took my breath away –     You will note … Continue reading The ‘Hate’ Police are Now Here

America’s Despair

My original piece on the Brett Kavanaugh fiasco, (America’s Disgrace) really stirred up the cesspit – as if it needed any stirring. (although to be fair a number of people also expressed appreciation).   Ironically the reaction to it kind of proves the points I was trying to make – the main one is simply that we don’t know what happened 35 years ago – and … Continue reading America’s Despair

A Psalm for 9/11

Following on from yesterdays post about the significance of the psalms, it seems to me that where they really come into their own is the way they allow us to express our emotions both personal and corporate – especially in times of crisis.   Today is 9/11…what psalms would speak to that situation? How about Psalm 9:9-11? Those who know your name trust in you, for … Continue reading A Psalm for 9/11

Theresa May’s Worst Move Ever – Dancing on the Graves of Africa’s Children

There are still some things that make my jaw drop – This article (largely unreported in the UK press who were far more concerned about the Prime Minister’ dancing) did so this weekend.   In comparison with this the Prime Minister’s ineptitude on Brexit looks positively benign. What’s the story?   The Telegraph gives us a very positive spin – The UK government is going to give … Continue reading Theresa May’s Worst Move Ever – Dancing on the Graves of Africa’s Children

Romans 8 – The Freedom of the Good News; Proverbs 1 – Wisdom for Life (Sinclair Ferguson); Opticians in Burundi and Praise from St Peters

Last Sunday we looked at Romans 8:1-4 – Looking at the subject of real freedom.  This is the real Gospel.  It was wonderful to see and hear people ‘getting’ the Gospel.  Also we rejoiced in news of one young man becoming a Christian. To run and work the law commands, Yet gives me neither feet nor hands; But better news the gospel brings: It bids … Continue reading Romans 8 – The Freedom of the Good News; Proverbs 1 – Wisdom for Life (Sinclair Ferguson); Opticians in Burundi and Praise from St Peters

Response to Prime Minister May – A Plea and a Prayer

      Dear Prime Minister, Thank you for your letter.   It makes reassuring reading for those of us who voted for Brexit and which you promised (along with the Labour party) to deliver.   According to your letter we are leaving the EU, the Single Market, the Customs Union, the CFP, the CAP and the ECJ. We will be free to make our own trade … Continue reading Response to Prime Minister May – A Plea and a Prayer