Quantum 60 – The One with Israel, Dawkins, Qantas, Freedom, EU Empire, Social Constuctionist, Pride at Proms, Hong Kong Anthem, Extinction Rebellion, Plant Prayer

Quantum 60 The Israeli elections are deadlocked.. Qantas CEO Alan Joyce says he will continue to speak about social issues, whilst drawing his $26 million salary…. Richard Dawkins is back with his new book for teenagers….   I thought it was a foetus?! Government appoints new envoy for freedom of religion – but there is a problem… We also mention the EU Empire – Did We … Continue reading Quantum 60 – The One with Israel, Dawkins, Qantas, Freedom, EU Empire, Social Constuctionist, Pride at Proms, Hong Kong Anthem, Extinction Rebellion, Plant Prayer

What can the Church do about Brexit?

(This weeks article in Christian Today – you can read the original here) What can the Church do about Brexit? (Photo: Reuters) Returning to the UK to speak at the Shetland Bible conference has been an encouraging and depressing experience. The encouragement comes from the many faithful Christians in this beautiful most northerly part of the United Kingdom. The discouragement comes from the collective hysteria … Continue reading What can the Church do about Brexit?

God and Suffering – A.S.K 14

BIBLE READING: Psalm 119:65-72 TEXT: You are good and you do what is good; teach me your decrees (Psalm 119:68). In the previous chapter we talked about God’s thoughts and plans being good for us. That immediately raises the questions we now face in this chapter – which some people think are the most difficult questions of all. If God is good then why do … Continue reading God and Suffering – A.S.K 14

The Trinity – A.S.K 12

It’s been encouraging to hear over the past week of more churches using A.S.K for their youth groups.   This week’s question concerns the Trinity.  I suspect this is a much neglected doctrine – and that there are a suprising number of people who consider themselves Christians who do not understand how important it is.   BIBLE READING: Matthew 28 TEXT: Then Jesus came to them … Continue reading The Trinity – A.S.K 12

Boris – What should the Christian Response Be?

Today is St Boris’s day – at least according to the Russian Orthodox Church. Conspiracy theorists can feel free to get to work.  Watching from a distance it appears as though the UK has gone mad.  On the one hand there are those who regard the appointment of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister with a hysteria which suggests that Satan himself has taken charge; on … Continue reading Boris – What should the Christian Response Be?

The Demonic and the President

This weeks Christian Today column.   I gave it the title ‘ The Demonic and the President’ – but it was retitled to “Demons and principalities: my problem with Paula White’s prayer for the President”.   Paula White praying for Donald Trump at a rally launching his 2020 re-election campaign(Photo: Fox News) This week President Donald Trump officially started his 2020 re-election campaign in Florida (it seems … Continue reading The Demonic and the President

The Final Sunday – Romans 16 and a Fond Farewell.

This is such a strange day – for the first time in 27 years I am not responsible for the conduct of public worship in St Peters.  Of course I have been away from St Peters before on a Sunday – but this is different.  Then I was returning – this time we have left.  As someone said last week – ‘this is like a … Continue reading The Final Sunday – Romans 16 and a Fond Farewell.

Trump Prayer Warriors and the Politicisation of the American Church

Have a look at this video which has been doing the rounds in some circles of American evangelicalism.  I was sent it by someone who meant well and I appreciate that.  I get sent so much that I don’t look at everything but I’m glad I looked at this.   I think its helpful because it helps us understand the perilous state of much of the … Continue reading Trump Prayer Warriors and the Politicisation of the American Church

Paul’s Passion and Purpose – Romans 9:1-5; A Prayer and a New City Alight Hymn

Last Sunday morning we looked at Romans 9:1-5 – Paul’s Passion and Purpose.   There was no evening service as we joined together with DECA (Dundee Evangelical Churches Alliance) for their joint service, at which Sinclair preached. Songs: O Praise the Name; Joy to the World; Ps 23 (Townend); Ps 116:1-9; Hear the Call of the Kingdom Readings: Acts 12:19-25, Psalm 116 Sermon:  Romans 9:1-5 – Paul’s Passion … Continue reading Paul’s Passion and Purpose – Romans 9:1-5; A Prayer and a New City Alight Hymn

Pray for the Church – Why We Should Be Concerned About the Sins of the Church

As we come to St Andrews day tomorrow and to pray for the nation   we need to think about the state of the Church as well.   In this article I want to look at the state of the Church in Scotland – but those of you from other nations may be able to empathise and apply to your own situations. In the article on the State … Continue reading Pray for the Church – Why We Should Be Concerned About the Sins of the Church