Last Sunday was a great Easter Sunday in St Petes – and for the first time we recorded the whole service. This is an experiment so please do let us know what you think – e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org If enough people appreciate and make use of it we will continue. I most … More First Full Recorded Services from St Peters – Easter Sunday – Sinclair Ferguson on John 20 and Luke 23
This article first appeared in Christian Today earlier this week. The fourth Scottish Church Census is a thorough piece of work, as you would expect from the excellent Peter Brierley organisation. Supported by all Scotland’s major Churches, it gives an accurate big picture of what many of us feared was the case in Church in Scotland today. … More Predictions and trajectories: What will the Church in Scotland look like in 30 years?
Last Sunday’s sermons can be accessed here by clicking this link. Sundays sermons Sinclair’s sermon on temptation is really helpful. And I loved preaching on the Gospel as the power of God. It’s a great truth. Enjoy. “Most religion and human ethics teach us about our righteousness and our goodness. Pope Francis met Islamic leaders … More Trials and Temptations and the Gospel- the Power of God
I am offended. In fact I am more than offended. I feel angry, upset and quite nauseated. And it’s all to do with Easter. No I am not offended at Cadbury’s leaving the word Easter out of some of its headings. Nor at I offended at Tesco’s Good Friday beer advert. I expect crass … More It’s Easter – I’m Offended!
There must be an awful lot of Christian orphanages in India because every week I get an e-mail from yet another brother full of pleading pietistic language asking me to ‘pray’ for (ie. give money to) their essential work. I don’t even bother replying now – I have no idea how many are genuine and … More My Joy is Going to Uganda
Dear Mr Robertson, I am writing to you and other Scottish church leaders to ask for your help in organising a national day of prayer. As you are aware Scotland is at a crossroads. We face many threats and opportunities. And yet we are a nation divided. Many see, as I do, the way … More Letter from Nicola Sturgeon Calling for a National Day of Prayer
It is unusual for a mainstream secular newspaper to run a major series on the state of the Church in Scotland – but the Daily Mail has done just that. The journalist John Macleod has written a perceptive and insightful analysis – part three of which was published on Saturday. I attach the article below, … More The Rise of Scotland’s Radical Preachers – The Daily Mail
This weeks sermon is from last Sunday morning in St Peters as we looked at Romans 1:6-13 and considered the fact that we are loved by God and called to be holy. I used this quote from Calvin to sum up – Here a rich truth presents itself to us, to which I shall briefly … More Loved by God, Called to be Holy – Romans 1:6-13
This is part two of John Macleod’s articles in the Daily Mail on the state of the Church in Scotland today. You can read the first one here – Losing Our Religion – The Daily Mail on the State of the Church in Scotland Again there is plenty for us to reflect on in the … More Losing our Religion – Signs of the Times Part 2 of John Macleods series in The Daily Mail.
The journalist John Macleod has just begun a major three part series in The Daily Mail on the current state of the Church in Scotland. Given that this is published in Scotland’s best selling Saturday newspaper it is good to see the question being given such prominence. Coming on top of a more local and narrow … More Losing Our Religion – The Daily Mail on the State of the Church in Scotland