Edinburgh Contrasts – Liz Lochhead and Roger Day

What a fascinating afternoon and evening I had yesterday in Edinburgh! In the afternoon I managed to get to the wonderful Edinburgh book festival and listen to Ruth Wishart interviewing the poet, Liz Lochhead.   Then I went to a somewhat different event involving Roger Day.    Who he? I suspect that many more people who read … More Edinburgh Contrasts – Liz Lochhead and Roger Day

The Woman at the Well, Ezra- Sermons from St Peters and a Prayer

Last Sundays’ sermons. Firstly from Sinclair on the Woman at the Well  (John 4:1-42) And then from Craig on Ezra 1:5-2:7 I also thought I would share with you something I read in The Valley of Vision this morning. “Everlasting Creator – Father, I have destroyed myself, my nature is defiled, the powers of my soul are … More The Woman at the Well, Ezra- Sermons from St Peters and a Prayer

Kevin McKenna – It is time to stand up to those who wish to criminalise faith – article in The Herald

I have been arguing for years that our society is becoming more intolerant, not less and that in rejecting our Christian roots we will end up rejecting our Christian fruits (including tolerance).   I have tried, often without success, to get this message, into the secular media – but occasionally there are shafts of light … More Kevin McKenna – It is time to stand up to those who wish to criminalise faith – article in The Herald

Mairi’s (and Conor’s) Wedding in Paradise (otherwise known as Harris)

We had a special time last weekend at Mairi and Conor’s wedding. Words like joy, beauty, fellowship, love, kindness and hospitality only express part of what it was like – so I thought I would share with you some pre, during and post photos…. Over the Sea From Skye Skye is stunning but at this … More Mairi’s (and Conor’s) Wedding in Paradise (otherwise known as Harris)

Jesus talks with Israel’s Top Theologian – God uses Pagans – sermons on John 3 and Ezra 1 from St Peters

“Jesus doesn’t always answer questions but he does answer people” – (Sinclair Ferguson preaching on John 3 ) John 3 is such a well known passage that when someone announces that is their text – you think I know this.  And then Sinclair preaches this – and you realise that there is always more light … More Jesus talks with Israel’s Top Theologian – God uses Pagans – sermons on John 3 and Ezra 1 from St Peters

A Week in the Life of Jesus – and Remember Communion – Two sermons from St Peters

Because I missed these last Sunday here are the sermons from a couple of Sundays ago.. Sinclair did a fascinating sermon on a week in the life of Jesus (the first of his ministry) In the evening I preached a communion sermon on the first part of Psalm 78. This is a quote from Augustine … More A Week in the Life of Jesus – and Remember Communion – Two sermons from St Peters

Believe in the Bible or Believe in Yourself – answering heretics in the secular press!

Some of the biggest enemies we face as Christians are those who profess to be Christians, especially Christian teachers and clergy, but spend their time denying Christian teaching and the Bible.  One such frequent correspondent in the press in Scotland is Rev. Dr John Cameron, a Church of Scotland minister.  In one of his latest … More Believe in the Bible or Believe in Yourself – answering heretics in the secular press!

When the Levy Breaks – Is Dedicating an Infant, Covenant Breaking?

I am very worried about a Welsh Presbyterian goat farmer.   Apparently Paul Levy, the International Presbyterian Church (IPC) in Ealing, keeps goats on a farm.   And he is concerned about them.  Paul is normally a jovial sort of person but apparently I recently ‘got on his goat’ so he wrote an article about how he … More When the Levy Breaks – Is Dedicating an Infant, Covenant Breaking?