Revelation 17 – The Prostitute on the Beast

This weeks article on Revelation 17 in Christian Today Let’s do some basic preacher training. Christians have a beautiful message, full of love, compassion and gentleness. Those who pass on the gospel message are to be subtle, nuanced, connected and certainly not give any offence. Agreed? But there is something missing from that. It appears that … More Revelation 17 – The Prostitute on the Beast

Lessons from the Disruption – How a Church Split Can be Positive!

It was a surprise to be asked by Christian Today to comment on the 174th Anniversary of the Free Church Disruption of 1843.  I doubt that the anniversary went through the minds of even most Free Church people.  But as I reflected on it, I realised that the Disruption still has a lot to teach … More Lessons from the Disruption – How a Church Split Can be Positive!

Revelation and the Message of Armageddon: God is Sovereign

Back to Revelation in my column for Christian Today You will forgive a personal reference as we continue our look at what the book of Revelation has to say to us today. The reason there has been such a gap between Revelation 15 and today is not because it is a very difficult passage to look … More Revelation and the Message of Armageddon: God is Sovereign

Predictions and trajectories: What will the Church in Scotland look like in 30 years?

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?

The Lucky Number that gets you to Heaven – Revelation 15

  David Robertson continues his  Revelation series (This article was published in Christian Today on 2nd April – you can read the original Here) Do you, should you, have a lucky number? If Christians played the lottery I wonder what number we would use the most? Seven is apparently the one that is chosen by humans throughout … More The Lucky Number that gets you to Heaven – Revelation 15

Christian Camps and Child Abuse – Is Evangelical Theology to Blame?

John Smyth, who now lives in South Africa and campaigns on morality, is at the centre of the allegations.Channel 4 News The media, liberal ‘Christians’ like Giles Fraser and the Bishop of Buckingham, atheistic secularists, and other enemies of the Gospel can hardly contain their glee.   The ink had barely dried on  the accusations against … More Christian Camps and Child Abuse – Is Evangelical Theology to Blame?

Why Our Witness Must Be Credible – Revelation 11

  This weeks Christian Today article What an interesting week it has been in politics! The lead-up to Donald Trump’s inauguration was dominated by an astonishing discussion about a document that contains speculation about his personal life a few years ago. The whole of that document seems to rest on the credibility or otherwise of a … More Why Our Witness Must Be Credible – Revelation 11