Book – The Lost Message of Paul – Steve Chalke I have just finished a review copy of this book. I will be writing an article and a fuller review later on. Suffice it to say that if I had any hope that Steve Chalke would reverse his turning away from Christianity – they have been dashed. This is a better-written work than his previous…but … Continue reading Saturday Review 14 – The Lost Message of Paul; Owen Vol 10: Letters that Changed the World; Silly Wizard; Line of Duty; Castlehill Restaurant
This weeks Quantum (click the link above) welcomes Prince Archie and constrasts the joy of new birth with the horror of those who exult and boast in abortion. The Western world seems to be finally waking up to the extent of persecution of Christians – but is reluctant to see the elephant in the room – that the majority of persecution of Christians occurs in Islamic … Continue reading Quantum 41 – Archie; Abortion; Persecuting Christians; Asia Bibi; Folau; FB Bans; Extinction; Rachel Held-Evans; Trans; Israel in Germany; Brian Soutar; Champions League; Gafcon Quantum 41 –
It is one of the most basic statements, and assumptions – “I would believe in God if he showed himself”. I wrote this article in a for those of my non-believing friends who ask this question. Let me know what you think! If only God would show himself. It is widely assumed by many people today that they would of course believe in God if … Continue reading If Only God Would Show Himself
This is an interview/article I recently did – where I was asked to name the verses I would take with me on a desert island: Desert Island Verses This has been an interesting exercise. In one sense impossible to do – in another very helpful. Its always good to reflect on Gods Word and how it has impacted on your life. Which verses would you … Continue reading Desert Island Verses
Baptism is a divisive subject amongst some Christians – which is a shame because it is a sacrament which is supposed to unite. There is one baptism into the body of Christ. I accept, understand and empathise with my Baptist brothers and sisters who by conviction think that only those who have come to a saving faith should be baptised (it’s not fair to call … Continue reading Ten Biblical Reasons Why I Baptised My Granddaughter (and Children).
(Photo: A Perry) Is Britain about to break up? The argument is being made more frequently by the commentariat in London and Manchester – especially those who are opposed to Brexit. ‘Look’ they say, “Brexit will mean the break up of Britain” and this, along with the other apocalyptic predictions ‘planes will stop flying, the NHS will collapse, the end of civilization as we know … Continue reading Is Britain Breaking Up?
Morning Service from 28th April: Songs: All Heaven Declares; O Praise the Name; Bright Light Shining/I Want to Walk with Jesus Christ; Ps 119:121-128; May the Mind of Christ my Saviour Readings: Acts 22:30-23:11; Psalm 119:121-128 Sermon: Romans 12:2 Transformed by the renewal of your mind Horatius Bonar “ Thy way not mine, O Lord, However dark it be! Lead me by thine own right … Continue reading Romans 12:2 A Renewed Mind; Romans 12:3-8 – The Church’s Stategy; This is Amazing Grace
This is a paper I presented to a conference of academics in Cromarty celebrating the work of Hugh Miller. Miller is one of Scotland’s unsung great historical heroes. I was reminded of this when listening to Nicola Sturgeon’s conference speech last week – which contained a short section on Scottish history that was more interesting for what it missed out rather than what it said. … Continue reading Hugh Miller – The Christian Radical
This week’s Quantum covers some big issues. The Internet is now dividing into blocs based on different world views. The Japanese have a new emperor. Also in Asia there is an extraordinary story about deaths in the election. The madness of transgenderism and the destruction of women’s sports continues with a BBC journalist speaking of those women who were ‘assigned’ as male at birth! This results in … Continue reading Quantum 40 – The Splinternet; Japanese Emperor; Born as a Man; Indonesia; Arthur Miller; Greta; China; Obesity; Brexit and Africa; Spain; Californian Shooting; Quantas
I found Nicola Sturgeons’ speech to the SNP entertaining, revealing, informative, frustrating, cringeworthy and depressing. I suspect that the way people react to this speech are similar to the way the react to Nicola – they either love or hate her. To her fans this was a brilliant speech showing the fantastic vision and leadership that she provides. To her detractors this was more of … Continue reading Scotland’s Future – The Hope, History, Hubris, Humiliation and Hypocrisy of Nicola Sturgeon