The December Record is out – including the usual news, views and reviews – as well Murdo Murchison, an interview with Alaister Wilson, poetry from John Milton, an article by Joe Barnard on bringing up children in a Christian home and a new bible series on Ecclesiastes. Here is the editorial – Great Joy for … More Great Joy for all the People – The Christmas Record
As we head towards St Andrews Day – its perhaps appropriate to reflect on the state of the Church in Scotland – and given the amount of publicity they have received this week, especially The Church of Scotland. It is drifting into ‘irrelevance and obscurity’. No – this is not another analysis from an … More The Suicide of the Church of Scotland – A Call to Prayer for St Andrews Day
Many years ago I wrote a response to a report I read from the Southern Baptists – talking about their mission work in Scotland. To their credit they picked up on my article and used it. I often get asked about this article entitled ‘How Not To Be An American Missionary In Scotland” – so … More How Not to Be an American Missionary in Scotland
Luther and Mrs Luther! Friday was an intense day – six full talks – I don’t know how people lasted the pace!Two were outstanding – of which more later – but first of all we kicked off with yours truly speaking on evangelising atheists and neo-pagans. From my point of view the talk did … More WRF500 – Reformation in Islam; The Reformed and the Roman Catholics; Evangelising Atheists and Neo-Pagans; A Worldwide Church and Vision.
Day 2 of World Reformed Fellowship conference on the Reformation This has been a very full day….so much to learn.. It began with Matthew Ebenezer from the Indian Reformed Presbyterian Church who spoke on Matthew 16:13-20. The key question for the church today is to answer the question of Jesus – who do you say I … More Don Carson on Sola Scriptura, Iver Martin on Scottish Mission, Benjamin Intan on Secularism in Indonesia and Thomas Schirrmacher on the Suffering Church – @wrf500
Today we celebrate 25 years in St Peters – I wrote the following article for the St Peters website It is a humbling and joyful thing to still be here after 25 years – in the joys and pains the Lord has preserved and blessed us. “Go, stand in the temple courts,” he said, “and … More 25 Years at St Peters
Each New Year I foolishly like to try and think ahead by making some predictions (not prophecies) about the coming year for the Church. This was a prediction for this year: 9) The Church will reach out amongst the poor. It seems to me that it is often the case that the richer and more … More Good News for the Poor – The September Record Editorial
Donald Macleod is the most brilliant theologian I have ever met. His writings are always stimulating, provocative and persuasive. His current blog post is no different. http://www.donaldmacleod.org.uk/dm/should-presbyterians-have-dedication-services/ However sometimes you have to wonder if Donald just had a day when he got out of bed on the wrong side! His current blog is supposed to … More The Downgrading of the Free Church – A Response to Donald Macleod.
We were not able to put up the sermons from last week because of holidays – we will get them for you next week. However yesterday I had the privilege of addressing the Intercessors for Britain conference which was meeting in St Peters. In effect I gave them a summary of my Assembly sermon from … More The World Turned Upside Down
Quenching the Fire in the Free Church – (This months editorial from the Record – you can purchase your copy of the magazine from your local Free Church or the Free Church offices/bookshop). We all know to a greater or lesser degree the danger and power of fire. Some of us have been literally burned; others … More Quenching the Fire in the Free Church – Record Editorial -August