A.S.K 6 – Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit

  BIBLE READING: Mark 3:20-35 TEXT: Truly I tell you, people can be forgiven all their sins and every slander they utter, but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; they are guilty of an eternal sin (Mark 3:28-29). This is a really tough and scary question. I know how you feel. Many years ago I was hitchhiking through Europe as a … Continue reading A.S.K 6 – Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit

Renewing Youth – EN July

This months EN Article. Renewing Youth I was 16 years old. A new convert. Enthused and encouraged in my new found faith. I loved reading the Bible, until one day I was given a book with a title along the lines of ‘101 problems in the Bible – resolved’.   I actually didn’t have any problems with the Bible – but after I read the book … Continue reading Renewing Youth – EN July

Living Like a Refugee

This weeks column in Christian Today  The difference between seeing the stranger and being the stranger Refugees fleeing the Middle EastChurch Response for Refugees Parting is such sweet sorrow. This week I closed the door and turned the key for the last time in the house that has been our home for 27 years. Saying farewell to the place you have lived, and the church … Continue reading Living Like a Refugee

The Last Farewell – The Long Interview with Bill Whiteford

This is my farewell gift to Scotland!  – An interview broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland this morning at 8:30.  It’s called the long interview because having 30 minutes to discuss on radio is unusual.  I found Bill Whiteford to be one of the best interviewers I have ever faced – probing and challenging without being rude and aggressive.   We discussed a range of subjects, the … Continue reading The Last Farewell – The Long Interview with Bill Whiteford

Decades in Dundee – Euan Gurr on Brexit, Independence, Poverty, Family, Christianity and Dundeei

This is part three of the Decades Videos – Jim Spence, Kevin McKenna and I discuss with Euan Gurr.   Euan is a special guy – one of the great unsung heros of the Christian church in Scotland.  Euan was the head of the Trussell Trust and is now a columnist and campaigner.  His heart for the poor is Christ’s.  You may not always agree with … Continue reading Decades in Dundee – Euan Gurr on Brexit, Independence, Poverty, Family, Christianity and Dundeei

Quantum 48 – Adverts; Monty Python; Jeremy Hunt; Margaret Thatcher; Mark Fields; Forced Abortion; Patrick Harvie; Toy Story 4; The Archers

Quantum 48 What do our adverts say about our culture? Would Monty Python be permitted today? Are the Tories the party of the family?  What does Jeremy Hunt think that every child needs to be taught? When did Mrs Thatcher pray?  What did she think about leadership? Why is Mark Fields more important than the 44 men charged with child sex abuse in Kirklees Why … Continue reading Quantum 48 – Adverts; Monty Python; Jeremy Hunt; Margaret Thatcher; Mark Fields; Forced Abortion; Patrick Harvie; Toy Story 4; The Archers

CFP Interview Part 2 – The Church in Scotland and Australia

As we continue with the torment of packing up and unpicking 27 years in the one house, serving the one Church,  it’s interesting that I have been asked to do several interviews over the past few day.  One of which was with CFP – part one was a short interview about A.S.K and the other is this one – reflecting on the Church in Scotland and … Continue reading CFP Interview Part 2 – The Church in Scotland and Australia

A.S.K – 5 – – Harry Potter

TEXT: Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us, just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word. With this in mind, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I too decided to write an orderly account for you, most excellent … Continue reading A.S.K – 5 – – Harry Potter

Asking about A.S.K – CFP Interview

This is a short interview I did with CFP about A.S.K.   It’s encouraging to hear how people are using the book.  This week a father told me he reads a chapter every week with his teenage son – and they discuss it together.  What a great way to use the book!   In Conversation with Andy Bannister – A.S.K and Australia Continue reading Asking about A.S.K – CFP Interview