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.
Murray’s book is largely about immigration. A subject which is so wrapped in misunderstanding, political correctness and virtue signaling that it is almost impossible to discuss. Question immigration at all and you are automatically classed as a xenophobic quasi fascist who wants to expel all foreigners. If only we had open borders then we would … More The Strange Death of Europe – Part 2 – Immigration
Because I missed these last Sunday here are the sermons from a couple of Sundays ago.. Sinclair did a fascinating sermon on a week in the life of Jesus (the first of his ministry) In the evening I preached a communion sermon on the first part of Psalm 78. This is a quote from Augustine … More A Week in the Life of Jesus – and Remember Communion – Two sermons from St Peters
Here is the latest article in Christian Today in my Revelation series. What is the worship like in your church? I belong to a tradition about which the following (apocryphal) story was told. A stranger walked into the service and started ‘Amening’ and exclaiming ‘Hallelujah/Praise the Lord’. One of the elders approached and rebuked him: ‘We don’t … More The Greatest and Strangest Praise and Worship Service – Ever – Revelation 19
Light Engaging Darkness 3 – Thanks for all the feedback for LED 2 – 50 Years Homosexual Celebration- Transgender Madness – Liu Xiaobo – The Guardian and the C of E – The Cult of Trudeau – Alice Cooper – The End of the Car? – Steve Chalke’s Sin. and LED 1 – Boots and Contraception; Champagne … More LED 3 – Kenya – Kosovo – Neymar – First Case of Child Sex Doll being declared obscene – National Trust Backlash – Chestfeeding not Breastfeeding- Canadian Fascism – An Obituary to be Remembered – An Old Bible Returned – and the Oldest Bible Text discovered!
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
This article was published in the CMF Magazine Triple Helix Communicating Faith in a Wired Society We live in changing times. It is also a biblical requirement that we seek to understand the times and be salt and light in the world we live in, rather than the world we wished we lived in, or the … More Communicating Faith in a Wired Society
I read a lot of books. Some are all time classics (Lord of the Rings, the Brothers Karamazov, Confessions of St Augustine), others are unknown but really helpful. I try to read books from a wide variety of authors, including those I know who will challenge my preconceptions and prejudices. Some books confirm you in … More Douglas Murray – The Strange Death of Europe – Part One – Meaningless Shallowness
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
If you want the best of the English and the best of English, the best of Sport and marvellous commentary there is absolutely nothing to beat Test Match Special. Whereas English football commentators reinforce the ‘I support two teams mentality’ (I support two teams – Scotland and anyone playing England!) – the commentators on TMS … More Test Match Special – The Ultimate in Civilisation!