Transported to Australia – Article in Evangelicals Now

I have begun a new column writing for Evangelicals Now – they asked me to explain why I was going to Australia for my first one.  It has just been published in the April edition – full text below… Transported to Australia   Whilst undergoing some research into my predecessor in St Peters Dundee, Robert Murray McCheyne, I came across a report about a ship that … Continue reading Transported to Australia – Article in Evangelicals Now

Dominic Smart on 1 Corinthians 1; Romans 11 – Theology and Doxology

Last Sunday we had a beautiful and moving service in the morning at which Dominic Smart preached….Highly recommended. It is a powerful word.     Praise Song – Come O Fount Call to Worship – Let us lift our voices and exclaim that “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honour and glory and blessing” … Continue reading Dominic Smart on 1 Corinthians 1; Romans 11 – Theology and Doxology

Romans 11 – God’s Plan for Jew and Gentile; Malcolm Farquhar; Free Church Youth Conference – Praise and Preaching from St Peters

Last Sunday morning we continued to look at Romans 11 – you can hear the whole service here (including my attempt to sing to the children! ).  If you want to hear the sermon only you can get that on the St Peters website.  Songs:  Jerusalem; When Peace Like a River; Ps 40 (Many Will See); Ps 119:73-80; There is a Hope Readings: Acts 19:23-41; Ps 19:73-80 … Continue reading Romans 11 – God’s Plan for Jew and Gentile; Malcolm Farquhar; Free Church Youth Conference – Praise and Preaching from St Peters

Malcolm Farquhar – A Celebration of an Extraordinary Ordinary Christian

Yesterday we had a large funeral for our brother Malcolm Farquhar. One of the reasons the attendance was so large is because of his consistent Christians witness over many years. In his  work as a lawyer, an elder in Fintry Church of Scotland (and then a member with us in St Peters), his family and the work amongst international students. He is an example to us … Continue reading Malcolm Farquhar – A Celebration of an Extraordinary Ordinary Christian

Psalm 89; – Walking in the Light of God 1 Kings 8 – The Wise Kings Greatest Achievement; Crown Him With Many Crowns

Last Sunday morning we had communion and as we usually do we continued to look at the Psalms – this time it was Psalm 89 – a psalm that is not usually listed as a favourite and yet we found it be especially helpful – God’s Word to us today.  This service was in the context of the death of our brother Malcolm Farquhar   … Continue reading Psalm 89; – Walking in the Light of God 1 Kings 8 – The Wise Kings Greatest Achievement; Crown Him With Many Crowns

From Dundee to Down-Under

Gavin Matthews spoke to David for Solas, about his plans. (This is an interview from the Solas website which I hope will prove helpful to those who are asking why we hope to go to Australia….(Please note this is a transcript so may not be as polished as you might like – like George Bush I could have misspoke!)…) SOLAS: Everyone has heard that you … Continue reading From Dundee to Down-Under

Romans 9:14-15 – Salvation Preached; Lecrae – Beautiful Feet

Last Sunday morning we looked at Romans 10:14-15 – and reflected on the importance of preaching and why it remains the primary means God uses to communicate the Gospel.  We also looked at questions such as what of those who do not hear? Songs: Praise to the Lord the Almighty;  Christ is Mine Forevermore; Ps 119:49-56; How Beautiful Their Feet; Go Forth and Tell  (there is … Continue reading Romans 9:14-15 – Salvation Preached; Lecrae – Beautiful Feet

Matthew 16 – Jesus’s Manifesto; Matthew 28 – The Great Commission Part 2; Sinclair Ferguson; Chrysostom

Last Sunday as I was at the Harris Conference, Sinclair preached at both services – as you will hear it was a feast! Morning:  Songs:  Come People of the Risen King; Praise my Soul the King of Heaven; Hear All About It; Ps 119:41-48; Go Forth and Tell Readings:  Acts 17:16-34; Ps 119:41-48 Sermon: Matthew 16:13-28 – Jesus’ Manifesto Evening:  Songs: How Great Thou Art; Saviour … Continue reading Matthew 16 – Jesus’s Manifesto; Matthew 28 – The Great Commission Part 2; Sinclair Ferguson; Chrysostom

Romans 10 – Guaranteed Salvation; Matthew 28 – Whats So Great About The Great Commission; A Gaelic Psalm…

Because I am currently in Tarbert, Harris, the internet is not too good and I am not able to upload last weeks services – but if you follow this link you will be able to get the full services online or just the sermons.  In the morning we looked at Romans 10:5-13 “Salvation Guaranteed” and in the evening Sinclair began a mini series on “What’s … Continue reading Romans 10 – Guaranteed Salvation; Matthew 28 – Whats So Great About The Great Commission; A Gaelic Psalm…

In Conversation – with Alastair McIntosh

This is a conversation I had with Alastair McIntosh, a Quaker activist, broadcaster and writer.  He is the author of a superb book – Poachers Pilgrimage.  We discussed many things in front of a good audience in St Peters.   It may not sound the most riveting of evenings – over an hour discussing theology, history, the Highlands,church etc – but the most common reaction afterwards from those … Continue reading In Conversation – with Alastair McIntosh