For some reason we were not able to put up last weeks sermons yet, so this Sunday I thought I would post this article I wrote for Christmas 2004 on the old Free Church website. Its interesting how things change but the problems remain the same! – plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose! … More A Christmas Bonus – Goldman’s, Norway and Bertrand Russell
The Saturday Review – 2nd December 2017 Each Saturday I hope to publish a ‘review’ page – looking at films, books and TV shows that I’ve read or seen. Anything that needs a more in depth analysis will get individual reviews. The purpose of these is to provide recommendations or as I always do, look … More The Saturday Review 1 – Murder on the Orient Express; BBC Vietnam War; From Reform to Renewal
This weeks Ecclesiastes article on Christian Today Some people really enjoy their work. That Monday morning feeling, for them, is springing out of bed and bounding to work with joy and zeal. Others however find work just a drudge – something they have to do to pay the bills. It’s Monday but Friday’s coming. PixabaySometimes … More Ecclesiastes 2: Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die – the futility of work.
This is the recording of a discussion news programme I took part in last Saturday re the question of trial by media and the stories that have come out about politicians and media stars. Is this good journalism or is this trial by media. The discussion starts about 1 hour 38 minutes into the show.
As we head towards St Andrews Day – its perhaps appropriate to reflect on the state of the Church in Scotland – and given the amount of publicity they have received this week, especially The Church of Scotland. It is drifting into ‘irrelevance and obscurity’. No – this is not another analysis from an … More The Suicide of the Church of Scotland – A Call to Prayer for St Andrews Day
It was depressing reading the responses from our Scottish politicians to the EU Commissions decision last week to exclude Dundee and other UK cities from the European City of Culture bid. They seemed more concerned about defending the EU and using the opportunity to political point score against Westminster, than defending Dundee. So I wrote … More Letter re Dundee – City of Culture, the Scottish Government and the EU Commission
How Social Media and the Press Distort the Truth – When Barack Obama made good use of the Internet and social media to get elected it was lauded. When Donald Trump did the same, it was condemned as Russian interference, post-truth, fake news. We are living in an increasingly polarized culture, facilitated by social … More LED 17 – How the Media Distorts the Truth; Transmania; Religious Freedom; Canadian Free Speech; Ban Beauty and the Beast; The EU and Dundee City of Culture; Euthansia; Carl Trueman
It was a real joy to be back preaching in St Peters last Sunday. It was thrilling to see the church packed, to join in the praise and to be able to share the greatest thing in the world – the Word of God. The following is my introduction to the morning sermon – You … More Romans, Proverbs and Psalm 53 – The Unrighteousness that Proves God and the Speech that Transforms
This weeks Ecclesiastes Article in Christian Today The Highway to Hell: How Ecclesiastes pinpoints our culture’s demise There was a fashion among teenage boys for a while to mock the smart and clever kid. It was cool to be dumb. Anyone who loved learning or books was a ‘geek’ to be despised as unhip and … More Highway to Hell – Ecclesiastes 2:12-16
Solas have just published a new book – (it would be a great Christmas gift) entitled “Why We Still Believe”. Description The West has become permeated with a culture that doesn’t ‘do’ God. Many people assert that we have progressed, while Christians are still clinging to out-dated ideas. In Why We (Still) Believe, fourteen contributors … More Why I Still Believe – in Humanity.