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
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…
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.
The following story is a great example of how social media can be a great tool for evil in our society. It began with a tweet that certainly got me going…. I wondered why Mr Messi and his fellow Argentinian players were being so selective. Were they going to refuse to play China, Iran and North Korea – or is it only Israel that gets … Continue reading Messi and the Fake Tweet about Israel
As a result of the article in the Times, the attack from the Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church and all that followed, most newspapers carried stories in similar vein. I wrote about the background to this here I would love to have just let things lie, but in today’s world, where everything is on the internet forever and people continue to abuse and … Continue reading Thrown to the Wolves – What happens when you dare to question the Trans agenda.
The March Record is now out. You can order copies from your local Free Church or the Free Church offices – or from any Christian bookshop that stocks it. You can now also get it online for a bargain £1.50 (or your currency equivalent)….Click on the Issuu link here – There is some great content… including James Eglinton’s article in The Times, Murdo Murchison, A … Continue reading The March Record – Cover, Contents and Controversy…
Light Engaging Darkness – 4 – August 16th 2017 Apologies for being a couple of days late….I was away at a wedding for the weekend… There is so much to think about this week. Where to begin? 1) Questions from Charlottesville When even Thersea May condemns Donald Trump for his words or lack of them on the killing in Charlottesville you know that things are … Continue reading LED 4 – Neo-Nazis and Antifa – Trump and North Korea – State Religion enforces Female Clergy – The Morality of Holidays – The Decline of the SNP and rise of Labour – Shoes, Gender Neutral Tampons, KLM and the Genderless Child – Glenn Campbell – Bill Jamieson
We sometimes lament the ‘dumbing down’ of modern UK and Scottish society. This is widely perceived as a critique of those who think EastEnders is high culture, McDonald’s cordon bleu cookery, and that The Daily Star is a newspaper. In other words it’s a form of intellectual snobbery. I think our society is dumbing down in many ways, but something happened this week that … Continue reading The Dumbing Down of Scottish Intellectualism
The reaction to my articles on why as a Yes voter I will be voting No if the Scottish government is foolish enough to call another Independence Referendum, has provided the proof of what I was saying. It has been both profoundly disturbing and also profoundly encouraging. The former because they show that there is something deeply rotten within the state of Scotland, and the … Continue reading The Revenge of the CyberNats – Why we don’t Need IndyRef2
“Today is the beginning of a new chapter in our lives. More difficult, more painful, less joyful, less full of love. I and Jo’s friends and family are going to work every moment of our lives to love and nurture our kids and to fight against the hate that killed Jo. Jo believed in a better world and she fought for it everyday of her … Continue reading Fight Against the Hatred – The Sad Murder of Jo Cox