The Ecclesiastes series continues in Christian Today Sometimes we do not appreciate the freedoms and benefits that Christianity has given us in the West. It is like a child who has never known hunger and is therefore not so appreciative of food. In the West we have a Christian legacy that, although much of the heart has gone, still provides a ripple effect. One of … Continue reading Ecclesiastes 5:8-20- The secret to a contented life
Welcome to LED no. 25…. Brexit – Prime Minister May Set out Her Vision The Prime Minister has just given what was probably her most important speech on Brexit. Fortunately for her it is probably her best. I was expecting something far worse. I was wrong. You can find the whole text here – but despite the carping and complaints this is a speech with … Continue reading LED 25 – Brexit and May; The Beast from the East; Self-Identity Gender; The Education Convener and the Law; The Exclusive Inclusive Group; Harassing Prayer; Iceland bans Jews; Robert Plant and Alison Krauss; John Lennox.
One of the difficulties in discussing is how many people just repeat myths they have heard as though they were facts. This weeks review of The Great Deception deals with some of those. For example the view that the EU was set up after the Second World War to preserve peace and it has been the primary reason for peace in Europe over the past 50 years. … Continue reading The Great Deception (Part 4) – Is the EU an American Creation?
Tomorrow is the deadline for the ‘consultation’ on the Scottish Governments proposals on gender self-identifying. I have written the Free Church response which we will put online later . This is a video I recorded with Counterfeit Vlog Counterfeit Vlog is an interesting and well produced vlog with Nick Franks and Joshua Jones – this is how they describe themselves… Nick Franks (@FirebrandNotes) and Joshua … Continue reading Counterfeit Vlog – They’re Going After the Children – the Madness of Gender Self-Identity
(This article was first published on the Christian Today website) Have you ever noticed how anyone who dies is always a saint, especially when they are one of the idols of our society? They may have lived an immoral, selfish life but when they die they are everyone’s friend and hero, The angels in heaven are rejoicing at the sheer privilege of having such a … Continue reading Was Billy Graham a homophobic, Christ denying, antisemitic and bigoted failed evangelist on the wrong side of history?
BBC Radio Scotland chose to cover the news of Billy Graham’s death in a rather surprising and interesting way that revealed one of the key issues that plagues the church in Scotland as a whole. If we have different gospels, do we not have different religions? David Robertson and Al Smith are joined in the studio by Nick Franks of Counterfeit Vlog to talk about … Continue reading Billy Graham and the BBC | Quantum 120
“What is the end of all church-order, assemblies, and worship? What is a church? Is it not a company of sinners gathered together, according to God’s appointment, to give glory and praise to him for pardoning grace, for the forgiveness of sins, and to yield to him that obedience which he requires from us on the account of his having so dealt with us? This … Continue reading Romans 6 – True Freedom – Praise and Preaching from St Peters
This weeks Ecclesiastes column in Christian Today – perhaps appropriate for your worship tomorrow? Solomon has identified many of the problems that we face in life today – the meaninglessness of it all – and he has shown that all of our solutions don’t bring real meaning. He had visited the courtroom, the marketplace, the travellers’ way and the palace. Now, in Ecclesiastes 5: 1-7, he … Continue reading Ecclesiastes 5: What is the nature of true worship?
Billy Graham This week has been a significant week because of the death of Billy Graham – much has been written about him – most of it positive (although a few religious people and militant atheists have done their best to stick the boot in!) perhaps this from the New York Times is the best from a secular perspective. I also thought this article … Continue reading LED 25 – Billy Graham; Is the Netherlands a Narco State?; Dundee- the Death Drugs Capital; The Thought Police and Center Parcs; Apple Removes Easter; The Post; Google and the end of Science.
I have had a tough day – mourning over the state of the Church in Scotland – for several reasons – from the apostasy and bitterness of the Rev Johnstone Mackay on BBC Radio Scotland this morning, to the unrealism, arrogance and apathy of much of what I came across today….it breaks your heart. And the death of Billy Graham has affected me more than … Continue reading What’s Gone Wrong? The State of the Church in Scotland today