How does Good Theology Lead to Good Society, Law and Politics?

Modern society tends to be presented with two assumed opposites with regard to the relationship between Christianity and society.  On the one hand it is assumed that society should be secular and that religion should be at the level of a private club.  The alternative to this is assumed to be a kind of Christian theocracy where the church runs the State and pastors have … Continue reading How does Good Theology Lead to Good Society, Law and Politics?

The Greatest Doctrine (Romans 8:28); Proverbs 1 and “It is Well With My Soul”

Martyn Lloyd-Jones says that Romans 8:32 contains the highest doctrine that there is.  After preaching on it last Sunday I am inclined to agree.  It is a profound and beautiful teaching – that is absolutely life changing once you get it and believe it.  Many of us were deeply moved and assured by it. You can here the whole service here or just the sermon … Continue reading The Greatest Doctrine (Romans 8:28); Proverbs 1 and “It is Well With My Soul”

Confessions of a Free Church Minister

For technical reasons we are not able to do the Quantum podcast this week – so instead I thought I would share this article that I wrote in 2005 – 13 years later it is fascinating to see that it has largely not dated – I think I would stand by everything in it – perhaps even more passionately today.  (its fascinating seeing some of … Continue reading Confessions of a Free Church Minister

The Groaning of Creation and the Christian (Romans 8:18-25); I Can’t Believe in …an Eternal God – Praise, Prayers and Preaching from St Peters

In the morning we looked at the incredible passage from Romans 8:18-25 – it was supposed to be verse 27 but we ran out of time…that will wait for next week! Songs:  I Believe (the Creed); How Great Thou Art; Indescribable;  Ps 107:1-16; Who Has Held the Oceans Readings: Acts 7:37-53 and Ps 107:1-22 Sermon:  Romans 8:18-27 – The Groaning of Creation and the Groaning … Continue reading The Groaning of Creation and the Christian (Romans 8:18-25); I Can’t Believe in …an Eternal God – Praise, Prayers and Preaching from St Peters

Faith No More – the Continuing Decline of the Church of Scotland- The Herald

Faith no more: Questions over a liberal approach as Church of Scotland affiliation plummets In todays Herald there is yet again another article on the decline of the Church of Scotland….It reflects what we have been saying on this blog for years…. The full report is below….with some reflections afterwards. QUESTIONS have been raised about how the Church of Scotland’s more liberal approach will help public … Continue reading Faith No More – the Continuing Decline of the Church of Scotland- The Herald

The Trinity and the God who Became Man – Premier Thought for the Day

This weeks Premier ‘Thought for the Day” – The Trinity, the Divinity of Jesus and the God who became man. Like the others it is based on Magnificent Obsession – this time chapter 6.  I also used this chapter last Sunday evening as a source for the Sunday evening apologetic sermon on the Eternity and unchangeableness of God.  Here are a few quotes from that … Continue reading The Trinity and the God who Became Man – Premier Thought for the Day

Take Heart – with Matt Chandler

Take Heart with Matt Chandler Sometimes books from the US about cultural change, evangelism and the Bible don’t translate all that well outside of the US. Matt Chandler’s Take Heart is an exception.   It’s a small book that packs an enormous punch and is just so encouraging. I’d just finished preparing to speak on the subject of ‘courage’ at the Katoomba Christian Convention – when … Continue reading Take Heart – with Matt Chandler

Quantum 06 | The Wee Flea Podcast

|1| Aretha Franklin. |2| Predator Priests. |3| Canadian Euthanasia. |4| Freedom of Expression. |5| Vicky Beeching on sin. |6| The Greek Debt Crisis. LISTEN HERE https://www.podbean.com/media/player/6bt4s-981d97?from=yiiadmin&vjs=1&skin=13&fonts=Helvetica&auto=0&download=0&rtl=0 Download this episode (right click and save) Subscribe on  iTunes or Podbean STORY LINKS Aretha Franklin BBC – Obituary: Aretha Franklin Predator Priests RebelPriest – Homosexual predators, not paedophile priests, are Church’s deadly cancer Reddit  – Summary of Pennsylvania Predator Priest Activity Canadian Euthanasia National Review – Canadian Hospital Pushes Euthanasia on … Continue reading Quantum 06 | The Wee Flea Podcast

Premier Thought for the Day 5 – The Difficult Doctrine of the Cross

What is the most difficult thing to believe in the Bible?  I think the cross is a stumbling block for all human beings.   This is the fifth thought for the day from Premier… This talk was based on chapter 5 of Magnificent Obsession.   (I heard some encouraging news this week of a church which gives all its young people who are heading to College or … Continue reading Premier Thought for the Day 5 – The Difficult Doctrine of the Cross

Is the Free Church Cessationist?

A few months ago one of the writers in The Record, Dayspring Macleod, mentioned that the Free Church was not cessationist. This raised a few eyebrows and prompted a couple of people to get in touch asking me to deal with her error. The trouble is that both those who got in touch, and Day were right. Cessationism is the view that the apostolic spiritual … Continue reading Is the Free Church Cessationist?