CFP Interview Part 2 – The Church in Scotland and Australia

As we continue with the torment of packing up and unpicking 27 years in the one house, serving the one Church,  it’s interesting that I have been asked to do several interviews over the past few day.  One of which was with CFP – part one was a short interview about A.S.K and the other is this one – reflecting on the Church in Scotland and … Continue reading CFP Interview Part 2 – The Church in Scotland and Australia

Asking about A.S.K – CFP Interview

This is a short interview I did with CFP about A.S.K.   It’s encouraging to hear how people are using the book.  This week a father told me he reads a chapter every week with his teenage son – and they discuss it together.  What a great way to use the book!   In Conversation with Andy Bannister – A.S.K and Australia Continue reading Asking about A.S.K – CFP Interview

How Prayer Impacts Lives

This is a chapter I wrote in the CFP book ‘How Prayer Impacts Lives” – 41 Christians and their conversations with God .  The speaker was adamant – “I don’t believe in God because I have never seen or heard of anyone who has experienced answered prayer”. He was an atheist who prided himself in his ‘evidence based’ scientific approach to life. I was next … Continue reading How Prayer Impacts Lives

The Great Betrayal – Fishing, the EU and the Scottish and UK Governments

Nothing illustrates the desperate state of UK and Scottish politics than this weeks wrangle about the place of the fishing communities in the Brexit negotiations. The story is simple, and the reactions have largely been simplistic. The Promise The simple story is that UK fisheries were handed over to the EU when we joined in 1973. One of the great advantages of Brexit was to … Continue reading The Great Betrayal – Fishing, the EU and the Scottish and UK Governments

What the Bible Means to Me

This is my short chapter in What the Bible Means to Me  published by Christian Focus.   David Robertson “Surely you don’t believe in a book written by a bunch of illiterate desert shepherds? The Bible is a lot of rubbish”. The young man was very confident in his understanding and rejection of the Bible.   Too confident. And illogical (how could illiterate people write the Bible?!).   … Continue reading What the Bible Means to Me

On Writing the Dawkins Letters

Christian Focus are having a special on Kindle on my books Magnificent Obsession and The Dawkins Letters as well as Why I am not an Atheist.   I have written this Christian Focus Blog to accompany that.  The text is below. The Dawkins Letters was not a deliberate book.  Towards the end of 2006 I had just finished reading Richard Dawkins The God Delusion.  I felt somewhat frustrated that a book, which … Continue reading On Writing the Dawkins Letters