This is a version of a piece I wrote earlier today re the proposed Inverness and Stornoway Pride marches. unfortunately both were hacked – this is a rewritten, restored version which I hope is as near to the original as I can remember. I normally have a back up but for some reason didn’t with this one! Apologies to those who posted comments on the … Continue reading How should the Church React to Inverness and Stornoway Gay Pride marches?
Faith no more: Questions over a liberal approach as Church of Scotland affiliation plummets In todays Herald there is yet again another article on the decline of the Church of Scotland….It reflects what we have been saying on this blog for years…. The full report is below….with some reflections afterwards. QUESTIONS have been raised about how the Church of Scotland’s more liberal approach will help public … Continue reading Faith No More – the Continuing Decline of the Church of Scotland- The Herald
Did you know that being a man means that you are “competitive, ambitious, independent, rational, tough, sexual, confident, dominant, taking risks and caring about your work? Or that being a woman means that you are “nurturing, caring, social, emotional, vulnerable and concerned with appearance.” No – this is not out of some 1950’s traditionalist uber right-wing Christian fundamentalist manual for relationships. This is bang up … Continue reading Emotional Women and Rational Men – Why I’m Coming Out as Binary
The Joy of Edinburgh Uni I had a great time at Uni. In between sports, friends, student politics and CU I even found time to do some history. It was all a great education. And it was free. And as a farmworkers son I even got a maintenance grant. I well remember the first time I queued up after registration to get my £500 cheque. … Continue reading The Best Laid Plans….The Crisis in Scottish Higher Education.
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…
I’m just about to speak at Creationfest but before I do so I want to share with you something that was published in The Scotsman today. Look at the comments section as well – but read the text. When I warned (‘prophesied’) about this a few years ago I was abused and told I was mad – even by some Christians who told me basically … Continue reading Wow! – The Prophesied Madness of State Sponsored Child Abuse has Arrived.
The Courier and other newspapers have recently run main articles on the continuing decline of the Church of Scotland. For example this one about the possible closure of Brechin cathedral – where the attendances are dreadful. Today’s Courier has another report in the same vein. With some suggested solutions from Life and Work. The media are reporting the situation correctly – the Church of Scotland … Continue reading Re-branding the Church of Scotland
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.
Cycling home last night I received a phone call from a journalist who wanted to ask my views on a story he was covering. When he told me the story I had to stop before I fell off my bike. Could you repeat that? He did. This is the story. HIDE YOUR CROSSES AND BIBLES Watchdog’s warning that Christian symbols on display at funerals could … Continue reading Hide Your Crosses and Bibles – How Equality leads to the removal of public Christianity.
I write regularly in different Christian media – up until a few weeks ago I wrote a twice weekly column for the Christian Today website. I have written for conservative, liberal and mixed Christian media. My only condition for writing is that I am allowed to write what I want. Sometimes one has to exercise self-restraint remembering the prospective readership. My hope is always to seek … Continue reading Is Christian Media a Trojan Horse for Heresy?