Here is the latest article in Christian Today in my Revelation series. What is the worship like in your church? I belong to a tradition about which the following (apocryphal) story was told. A stranger walked into the service and started ‘Amening’ and exclaiming ‘Hallelujah/Praise the Lord’. One of the elders approached and rebuked him: ‘We don’t … More The Greatest and Strangest Praise and Worship Service – Ever – Revelation 19
This weeks article in Christian Today – for the original click Here This was another hard one to write. In the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire it was strange to be writing about a city burning…but the Word of God is always relevant. Ancient storage jars, believed to be from ancient Babylonia, are displayed during … More Babylon’s Burning – Revelation 18
This weeks article on Revelation 17 in Christian Today Let’s do some basic preacher training. Christians have a beautiful message, full of love, compassion and gentleness. Those who pass on the gospel message are to be subtle, nuanced, connected and certainly not give any offence. Agreed? But there is something missing from that. It appears that … More Revelation 17 – The Prostitute on the Beast
It was a surprise to be asked by Christian Today to comment on the 174th Anniversary of the Free Church Disruption of 1843. I doubt that the anniversary went through the minds of even most Free Church people. But as I reflected on it, I realised that the Disruption still has a lot to teach … More Lessons from the Disruption – How a Church Split Can be Positive!
Back to Revelation in my column for Christian Today You will forgive a personal reference as we continue our look at what the book of Revelation has to say to us today. The reason there has been such a gap between Revelation 15 and today is not because it is a very difficult passage to look … More Revelation and the Message of Armageddon: God is Sovereign
This article first appeared in Christian Today earlier this week. The fourth Scottish Church Census is a thorough piece of work, as you would expect from the excellent Peter Brierley organisation. Supported by all Scotland’s major Churches, it gives an accurate big picture of what many of us feared was the case in Church in Scotland today. … More Predictions and trajectories: What will the Church in Scotland look like in 30 years?
David Robertson continues his Revelation series (This article was published in Christian Today on 2nd April – you can read the original Here) Do you, should you, have a lucky number? If Christians played the lottery I wonder what number we would use the most? Seven is apparently the one that is chosen by humans throughout … More The Lucky Number that gets you to Heaven – Revelation 15
This article appeared in Christian Today – I was asked to offer a Christian perspective on IndyRef2. Apparently the grand old duchess of Scotland has decided not to march her troops back down the hill. Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister of Scotland, having threatened to call a second Scottish Independence Referendum unless the UK government remained … More The End of the United Kingdom?
Signed, Sealed And In Heaven: Not One Of The 144,000 Of Revelation 7 Is Lost This weeks Revelation Article on Christian Today – for the original click Here John of Patmos watches the descent of New Jerusalem from God in a 14th century tapestry Songs and Angels – Revelation 14 The scene will be familiar to … More Songs and Angels – Revelation 14
This weeks column on Christian Today – for the original click Here Let’s try a little test. Would you accept a hotel room with the number 666? When your car reaches 666 miles and crashes do you think that’s a coincidence? What do you think is on channel 666 on your TV? It’s possible that you … More The Number of the Beast – Revelation 13