That Hideous Strength – Part 4 – Bringing Down Babel

The final part of a four part review of a small but important book. That Hideous Strength – How the West Was Lost – Melvin Tinker Part 1 That Hideous Strength – Part 2 – The Gender Agenda That Hideous Strength – Part 3 – Barbarians Through the Gates – The Destruction of the Family “At least five times the Faith has to all appearances … Continue reading That Hideous Strength – Part 4 – Bringing Down Babel

That Hideous Strength – How the West Was Lost – Melvin Tinker Part 1

The cancer of cultural Marxism in the Church, the World and the Gospel of change.  This is a short (117 pages) but important book which in my view gives a depressing but accurate summary of the current state of Western society and the the Church. Yet it does not leave us without hope. Tinker bases much of what he says on the prophetic novel by … Continue reading That Hideous Strength – How the West Was Lost – Melvin Tinker Part 1

Premier Thought for the Day 5 – The Difficult Doctrine of the Cross

What is the most difficult thing to believe in the Bible?  I think the cross is a stumbling block for all human beings.   This is the fifth thought for the day from Premier… This talk was based on chapter 5 of Magnificent Obsession.   (I heard some encouraging news this week of a church which gives all its young people who are heading to College or … Continue reading Premier Thought for the Day 5 – The Difficult Doctrine of the Cross

Ecclesiastes 6 – Life in the Shadowlands

After the first and highly successful Live Aid, Bob Geldof turned to his fellow organiser Midge Ure, and asked, ‘Is that it?’ It was his reflection on the success and joy of Live Aid – a reflection which became the title of his autobiography. Many of us can identify with this. We have this sense of something missing. We are aware of living in the … Continue reading Ecclesiastes 6 – Life in the Shadowlands

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.

  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.

A Profound Message in Bitterly Divided Times – Christmas Saturday Essay in The Daily Mail

This was published as the Saturday essay in todays Scottish Daily Mail.  It is wonderful to be able to testify in such a public secular forum to the good news of Jesus Christ…May the Lord use it for his glory.   The text is below. Good News, Great Joy for Scotland Scotland is a divided society – in many ways. The more we speak about unity … Continue reading A Profound Message in Bitterly Divided Times – Christmas Saturday Essay in The Daily Mail

Christmas Cheer – Songs from St Petes and Readings from CS Lewis that will make your week!

We have some wonderfully talented people in St Petes…one of whom is David Henderson – who every year produces a wee Christmas video….here Dave and various others equally talented people from the congregation sing a new song – one that he wrote for the occasion….love it…enjoy .  I have also included some incredible quotes from CS Lewis and a couple of other songs sung by … Continue reading Christmas Cheer – Songs from St Petes and Readings from CS Lewis that will make your week!

Ecclesiastes 3:9-11- There’s a reason why we’re born with a sense of eternity

Loving doing Ecclesiastes for Christian Today –  it always amazes me how beautifully and directly relevant it is to today’s culture.  My favourite Gospel book!  Here is the latest one on ch.3:9-11.  I had orginally entitled this ‘The Burden of Eternity and Beauty’ but I prefer their retitling! Ecclesiastes 3: There’s a reason why we’re born with a sense of eternity As we head towards Christmas … Continue reading Ecclesiastes 3:9-11- There’s a reason why we’re born with a sense of eternity

The Suffocating Church – American Style

A number of years ago I wrote an article in response to a heartfelt letter a lady who had been hurt and confused by much that she had experienced in the church.  That she was not alone was evidenced by the mail that I have since received on the same subject. One letter in particular I would like to share with you – again with … Continue reading The Suffocating Church – American Style

The Re-Imaging of Humanity – Part 5 – Where Are We Heading?

This is the final part of my talk given to the Solas conference on Society and Sexuality. Where are we going?    If we take away humanity made in the image of God, if we try to re-image according to our own imaginations, then we will continue to go down this road to hell. CS Lewis saw this decades ago. The third part of his … Continue reading The Re-Imaging of Humanity – Part 5 – Where Are We Heading?