In Defence of the Catholic Church

The Sunday Herald carried a ridiculous article attacking the Catholic church a couple of weeks ago – I wrote this letter in response which was published in last Sundays edition.   Dear Editor, Perhaps you would allow me, as a Free Church minister, to speak in defence of the Catholic church – after the bizarre hatchet job done on it by the Sunday Herald. The Catholic … Continue reading In Defence of the Catholic Church

Letter re Dundee – City of Culture, the Scottish Government and the EU Commission

It was depressing reading the responses from our Scottish politicians to the EU Commissions decision last week to exclude Dundee and other UK cities from the European City of Culture bid.  They seemed more concerned about defending the EU and using the opportunity to political point score against Westminster, than defending Dundee.  So I wrote this letter to The Courier which was published today.. Continue reading Letter re Dundee – City of Culture, the Scottish Government and the EU Commission

Insanity of the Gender Fluidity Debate – Letter in the Courier

The Trans hysteria continues.  Already this week a teacher in England has been disciplined for ‘misgendering’ a pupil (even Peter Tatchell tweeted that this was over the top!)  and a whole Labour party committee have resigned because one of their number, a Lesbian,  was being bullied for being a TERF  (Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist).   A sociology lecturer at Abertay University has warned about the consequences … Continue reading Insanity of the Gender Fluidity Debate – Letter in the Courier

Society Reaping What It Sows – Letter in the Courier

I have been asked how do we communicate what I wrote about yesterday – Welcome to the Sexual Counter-Reformation The following is an example from this week – I letter I had published in the Courier. Society reaping what it sows Sir, – The collective moral panic that is now gripping the chattering classes is becoming ever more shrill and irrational. Alex Bell (Thursday’s Courier) tells … Continue reading Society Reaping What It Sows – Letter in the Courier

Save our NHS!

Save our NHS! Letter in todays Courier.  To say that I feel passionately about the NHS (for personal, biblical and societal reasons) would be to put it mildly!  What is happening in the NHS, especially in Tayside is a disgrace.  Its time for the Scottish government to step in. Dear Editor, As someone who has benefited enormously from the NHS and especially Ninewells hospital – … Continue reading Save our NHS!

Am I a Confused Heretic? A Response to Evangelical Times

It’s a sair fecht – as we say up here in Scotland!  And that is certainly true of the Christian life and especially ministry.  We expect opposition from the world, the devil and indeed from within the darkness of our own hearts – but what discourages me the most is when you get shot at by your own side.  A few weeks ago I received … Continue reading Am I a Confused Heretic? A Response to Evangelical Times

Does Ruth Davidson Think She Knows Better Than Jesus?

I was delighted that the Courier gave this letter such prominence and even put the following as their box quote on the next page – The Scotsman carried more of the full text of the letter (for which see below)….Neither of the headlines were mine but they are interesting and accurate.  It may be a lonely battle (although I am thankful for the Catholics and … Continue reading Does Ruth Davidson Think She Knows Better Than Jesus?

Working Together to Break the Grip of Drugs – Letter in the Dundee Courier

The Dundee Courier printed the picture above as its cover a couple of days ago.  It was very effective – at least on me and had me on my knees!  I wrote to them this response and am delighted to see that today they had it as their main letter (see above) There is a hopelessness about so many people.  They are without hope because they … Continue reading Working Together to Break the Grip of Drugs – Letter in the Dundee Courier

The Intolerance of Secular Scotland and Christianity in Schools- Letters in The Courier

Why advantage for religions?  Sir, – David Robertson (December 12) accuses secular societies of seeking to remove religion from the public square but the group to which I belong, Secular Scotland, has no such aim. If he wishes to preach his religion in a street, we will not oppose any legal right he has to do so, as long as other users are not inconvenienced, … Continue reading The Intolerance of Secular Scotland and Christianity in Schools- Letters in The Courier

Pride, Prejudice, Free Church Ministers and Secular Intolerance

(Alistair McBay of the Secular Society – not quite grasping his theme!) Alistair McBay had the following letter in the Dundee Courier on Friday. Stamp out all prejudice Sir, – I was delighted to hear the First Minister and some of her ministers fully supporting Pride Glasgow and promising to root out anti-gay prejudice and discrimination wherever it occurs. However, much of it occurs in … Continue reading Pride, Prejudice, Free Church Ministers and Secular Intolerance