How Social Media and the Press Distort the Truth – When Barack Obama made good use of the Internet and social media to get elected it was lauded. When Donald Trump did the same, it was condemned as Russian interference, post-truth, fake news. We are living in an increasingly polarized culture, facilitated by social … More LED 17 – How the Media Distorts the Truth; Transmania; Religious Freedom; Canadian Free Speech; Ban Beauty and the Beast; The EU and Dundee City of Culture; Euthansia; Carl Trueman
My phone has hardly stopped ringing over the past couple of days, with journalists from different news organisations desperate for information and ‘an informed opinion’ about the recent tragic death of Iain D Campbell. It still disappoints me that in a world where people are being killed, this is considered so newsworthy that … More Tragedy in Lewis – A Pastoral Response
John Smyth, who now lives in South Africa and campaigns on morality, is at the centre of the allegations.Channel 4 News The media, liberal ‘Christians’ like Giles Fraser and the Bishop of Buckingham, atheistic secularists, and other enemies of the Gospel can hardly contain their glee. The ink had barely dried on the accusations against … More Christian Camps and Child Abuse – Is Evangelical Theology to Blame?
“Q: Why doesn’t @theweeflea, director of Solas, have a single #Reformation tweet on or around #ReformationDay?” This is the tweet that broke the camels back! Every couple of months an American fundamentalist called Chuck O’Neal, tweets a message which is then retweeted to me several times by his followers, identifying me as a friend of … More Popery, Psalms and Protestant Pharisees
Last Saturday I had the privilege of doing a debate on this subject, moderated by Agustin Astacio, with William Albrecht, a Roman Catholic apologist from an organisation called the Catholic Legate. To be honest I wasn’t all that keen to do it. I have no time for anti-Catholic polemic and the debate topic seemed almost … More Is the Pope the Head of the Church?
I am currently on holiday and taking a break from writing. I am due to preach at St Andrews Anglican Church in Roseville Sydney – where John Dickson is the senior minister. Usually when I come to the end of a holiday I start thinking about the situation at home, in church and country. … More Prophets, Prostitutes and Politicians
This is the longer version of my article in Christian Today. http://www.christiantoday.com/article/brexit.time.for.the.church.to.stop.doing.politics.and.start.doing.faith/89591.htm There is an old Chinese curse which says ‘may you live in interesting times’! In that case Britain is truly ‘cursed at the moment! I doubt there have been such interesting times in national and political life since the end of the Second … More What Brexit tells us about the Church in the UK
Life is a learning experience – the more I learn the more I realize what I do not know! The Creflo Dollar ‘experience’ has taught me a great deal, not least as I set that in contrast to where I have just been this past couple of days – speaking at the Independent … More Creflo Dollar, The Independent Methodists, the Gospel of Power, Health and Wealth, and Revival of the Church in Britain Today
This is no.13 in the apologetics series for Christian Today – you can get the original Here If the Church is supposed to be the ultimate apologetic for Christ (“all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another”), it seems as though the case for Christ is very weak! … More What Have the Christians Ever Done for Us? Apologetics 101 No.13
This is the full text of the “Time for Reflection” I gave today at the Scottish Parliament. Presiding Officer, Members of Parliament, as a Free Church minister I think I will find this difficult to keep to four minutes – but we believe in miracles… As Moderator of the Free Church I bring you … More Twa Kingdoms:Time for Reflection at the Scottish Parliament