GE17 – The Hubris, Hysteria, Hypocrisy and Hopelessness – Plus Prediction of Result

Sitting in my office at St Peters, which has now been turned into the polling station for a day,  I cannot forget this is an important day for the UK as one of the most important elections in decades takes place.    I usually make myself a hostage to fortune by offering a prediction on … More GE17 – The Hubris, Hysteria, Hypocrisy and Hopelessness – Plus Prediction of Result

The Confused Christian’s Guide to the General Election

This article The Confused Christian’s Guide to the General Election appeared today in CARE’s online election guide.   Click on the above link to get the original…. I’m glad that we don’t have the tradition in the UK church of members of congregations asking their pastors, ‘how should I vote?’   If I was asked I wouldn’t know what to … More The Confused Christian’s Guide to the General Election

Who Can I Vote For – Part 2 – The Personalities.

 “Terror is nothing other than justice, prompt, stern and inflexible; it is not so much a particular principle as a consequence of the general principle of democracy applied to the most urgent needs of our country … The government of the Revolution is the despotism of liberty against the tyrants. Maximilien Robespierre” (from “A Place … More Who Can I Vote For – Part 2 – The Personalities.

Who Can I Vote For? – The Agony of Democracy in 21st Century Britain.

  I’m sitting here with my postal vote – still undecided about who to vote for. In fact much to my surprise I find myself agreeing with ‘Brenda’ whose horror at yet another election campaign resonated with so many. Like many I laughed and thought ‘we understand, but don’t be silly but that’s the price … More Who Can I Vote For? – The Agony of Democracy in 21st Century Britain.

Full Services from St Peters – What the Bible Says About Sexuality and Jesus, The Word

“When the truth of God is turned to a lie, his glory is obliterated.” – Calvin “ They enjoy forever the horrible freedom they have demanded, and are therefore self-enslaved” – CS Lewis The above quotes were from the sermon on Romans 1:24-27. You can listen to the full recording of the service here (if … More Full Services from St Peters – What the Bible Says About Sexuality and Jesus, The Word

The Secularisation of the Church of Scotland – What Really Happened at the Assembly?

A Report on the 2017 Decision to Permit Same Sex Marriage Much to no-ones surprise, the Church of Scotland General Assembly has just voted to accept the Theological Forum’s report which changes the Churches definition of marriage to include same sex marriages and to apologise to gay people for their previous understanding. I know there … More The Secularisation of the Church of Scotland – What Really Happened at the Assembly?