Quantum 22 – 2018 – End of Year Review

This is the last Quantum for 2018.   I wanted to do a review of the year but as I looked at the most popular blog posts for this year I realised that they covered most of the main issues so I thought I would combine the two. You can listen by clicking on the link below.  (there is a fair amount of music in this … Continue reading Quantum 22 – 2018 – End of Year Review

An Interview with the Australian Presbyterian

This is an article which was published in the last ever edition of The Australian Presbyterian.   It is a transcribed interview with Mark Powell which in the light of yesterdays post – A Bittersweet Day helps explain my thinking.   We contrast the situations in the UK and Australia. On the Precipice Australian churches, 10 years behind Scotland’s decline, must return to basics. David Robertson talks … Continue reading An Interview with the Australian Presbyterian

A Stunning Sermon and a Revealing Brisbane Q and A…

The services last Sunday are not up on the website yet (I will link to them when they are) but meanwhile here is Sinclair’s outstanding sermon and also a conversation I had with Mark Baddeley in Queensland Theological College in Brisbane which I had in May.   Firstly Sinclair’s sermon on 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 Then this conversation with Mark …he is a superb interviewer – this … Continue reading A Stunning Sermon and a Revealing Brisbane Q and A…

Christmas, St Andrews Day, Transmania and Praying for the Nation – the Janet Parshall Show

In this week of prayer it was good to talk with Janet Parshall about the last couple of blogs – namely Transmania and Praying for the Nation – as well as a wee discussion on celebrating Christmas and New Year in Scotland and St Andrews Day….the discussion started off light and got pretty heavy and serious….I hope it was helpful… You can listen to the … Continue reading Christmas, St Andrews Day, Transmania and Praying for the Nation – the Janet Parshall Show

Pray for the Nation – Why Should We Be Concerned About The Sins Of The Nation?

St Andrews day is coming up (November the 30th).   The Free Church now holds it as a day of prayer for church and nation.   Yesterdays blog looked at the collective insanity amongst the governing classes which seems to be growing on a daily basis  – Transmania Today I want to take a look at the deeper cause of this confusion – of which Transmania is only … Continue reading Pray for the Nation – Why Should We Be Concerned About The Sins Of The Nation?

FIEC Leaders Conference – A Significant Event for the UK

There was a meeting going on in England this past couple of days, which I believe is of enormous significance to the future of the UK.    There were probably some underlying tensions, as there always are when sinful human beings gather together,  but overall the message was positive, challenging and encouraging.  And it had nothing to do with Brexit. The FIEC leaders conference took … Continue reading FIEC Leaders Conference – A Significant Event for the UK

The Dark Side of Transgender Ideology

Last week the Scottish government passed an act which will ensure that LGBTI ‘inclusive’ education will be taught in every school and in every subject.  This is something that was rejected by that same government a couple of years ago – but now apparently every politician thinks it is a good thing.  This is because, with the exception of a handful like Patrick Harvie – … Continue reading The Dark Side of Transgender Ideology

Nicola’s Lessons from Auschwitz

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited Auschwitz last week.  Those of us who have been can understand when in her article in the Scotsman she described the effect.  Especially when she talks about the sheer industrial scale of Birkenau.  However she has also come under criticism from some who suggest that this was just a publicity stunt and a photo-op.   That is not fair and … Continue reading Nicola’s Lessons from Auschwitz

The Political Police (part 2) and a Brilliant Letter

The politicisation of the police is something that we should all be worried about.  It is clear yesterdays article , The Political Police and the Slide to an Authoritarian State,  that there are some groups and political causes that are being promoted and favoured by the police – they are encouraging these groups to report hate crimes, and dissuading others from doing so.  The only … Continue reading The Political Police (part 2) and a Brilliant Letter