The Last Things – The Second Coming – Heaven and Hell – Premier Thought for the Day – 10

This is the last of my Premier ‘Thought for the Day’ in which we look at the Second Coming and the End of the World, Heaven and Hell …enjoy.. This was based on chapter 10 of Magnificent Obsession.   Here are some of the quotes used in that chapter. “No fire, no heroism, no intensity of thought or feeling, can preserve a life beyond the grave…all … Continue reading The Last Things – The Second Coming – Heaven and Hell – Premier Thought for the Day – 10

Janet Parshall – Brexit, Memphis, New York, the Gender of God, the Decline of the Church and the Gospel in a post-Christian age

  As always I enjoyed this months discussion with Janet  –  covering Brexit, Scottish Independence,  Memphis, New York,  the Gender of God and the decline of the Church (especially the C of E)…and how to respond in a post -Christian culture…enjoy you  can listen to it on the Moody Radio Player here People ask why I do this?  Lots of reasons…but a couple of stories … Continue reading Janet Parshall – Brexit, Memphis, New York, the Gender of God, the Decline of the Church and the Gospel in a post-Christian age

The Witness of the Church – Premier Thought for the Day 9

This weeks thought for the day on Premier looks at the witness of the Church – This thought came from chapter nine of Magnificent Obsession  Here are some of the quotes from that chapter: “To say that men and women should not inject their ‘personal morality’ into public policy debates is a practical absurdity; our law is by definition a codification of morality, much of … Continue reading The Witness of the Church – Premier Thought for the Day 9

Faith No More – the Continuing Decline of the Church of Scotland- The Herald

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

The Trinity and the God who Became Man – Premier Thought for the Day

This weeks Premier ‘Thought for the Day” – The Trinity, the Divinity of Jesus and the God who became man. Like the others it is based on Magnificent Obsession – this time chapter 6.  I also used this chapter last Sunday evening as a source for the Sunday evening apologetic sermon on the Eternity and unchangeableness of God.  Here are a few quotes from that … Continue reading The Trinity and the God who Became Man – Premier Thought for the Day

The Resurrection – The Best Starting Point for the Gospel – Magnificent Obsession

Where is the best place to begin explaining the Gospel to a non-Christian?  In Memphis a lady suggested to me that we should always begin with creation and Genesis – this is the Ken Ham approach.  But we can begin at many different points.  For me the key is the resurrection.  If Christ is risen then everything is changed.  Here is this weeks Premier ‘thought … Continue reading The Resurrection – The Best Starting Point for the Gospel – Magnificent Obsession

Is it ever ok to speak ill of the dead? and some reflections on funerals – BBC Radio Scotland

“Could you come on the show and talk about celebrity funerals – especially Barry Elliott of the Chuckle brothers”  was one of the strangest requests I’ve ever had from the BBC.  This is the resultant discussion. The story is that the MSP Trish Marwick had tweeted a derogatory comment about the Chuckle brothers after the death of one of them (Barry) in which she stated … Continue reading Is it ever ok to speak ill of the dead? and some reflections on funerals – BBC Radio Scotland

Premier Thought for the Day 5 – The Difficult Doctrine of the Cross

What is the most difficult thing to believe in the Bible?  I think the cross is a stumbling block for all human beings.   This is the fifth thought for the day from Premier… This talk was based on chapter 5 of Magnificent Obsession.   (I heard some encouraging news this week of a church which gives all its young people who are heading to College or … Continue reading Premier Thought for the Day 5 – The Difficult Doctrine of the Cross

Premier Thought for the Day 4 – The Bible – How do we know the Truth?

How do we know the Bible is true?  How do we know what truth is? Here is this weeks Premier thought for the Day – Another one based on Magnificent Obsession. The Bible was “put together by crude, uncultured human mammals” (Christopher Hitchens, Jesus’ teaching is not the product of human learning, of whatever kind. It originates from immediate contact with the Father, from ‘face-to-face’ … Continue reading Premier Thought for the Day 4 – The Bible – How do we know the Truth?

Premier Thought for the Day 3 – Miracles

This is the third of my ‘thought for the day’ on Premier….All of them are from Magnificent Obsession – this is the one on miracles. Here are some quotes from the chapter…. ““It is not possible to have reasonable grounds for not believing in miracles” Pascal “The believers in miracles accept them (rightly or wrongly) because they have evidence for them. The disbelievers in miracles … Continue reading Premier Thought for the Day 3 – Miracles