BIBLE READING: Genesis 1:1-23 TEXT: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters (Genesis 1:1-2). One of the big problems that many young people face is when they are told something is what ‘Christianity’ teaches – when it … Continue reading A.S.K 7 – The Big Bang
Dear Dr John, I received your e-mail a few weeks ago. Forgive me for taking so long to reply but apart from the usual excuses of busyness and holidays your letter made quite an impact upon me. I was not angered by it –indeed the overwhelming emotion I felt about your letter –and I have been thinking about it a lot -was sadness. How is … Continue reading Dear Dr John – A Response to a Canadian Atheist
In the morning we looked at the incredible passage from Romans 8:18-25 – it was supposed to be verse 27 but we ran out of time…that will wait for next week! Songs: I Believe (the Creed); How Great Thou Art; Indescribable; Ps 107:1-16; Who Has Held the Oceans Readings: Acts 7:37-53 and Ps 107:1-22 Sermon: Romans 8:18-27 – The Groaning of Creation and the Groaning … Continue reading The Groaning of Creation and the Christian (Romans 8:18-25); I Can’t Believe in …an Eternal God – Praise, Prayers and Preaching from St Peters
This weeks LED has everything from Karl Marx to Chick-Fil-A, Donald Trump, Piers Morgan, Muscular Liberalism, Star wars on the Sabbath, the key Brexit question, and an incredible testimony from Rachael Denhollander.. Suing the NHS. The NHS is important. Very important. I speak as a beneficiary of and contributor to it. But the NHS is in trouble and one of the reasons is the … Continue reading LED 23 – Suing the NHS; Finance or Freedom?; Trump and Morgan; Ofsted and ‘Muscular Liberalism’; Star Wars on the Sabbath; the Astonishing Rachael Denhollander; Should Christians eat Meat?; Chick-Fil-A; Karl Marx
As its the end of the year and we have just returned from celebrating Christmas with my folks in the Highland village of Portmahomack, I thought I would end the year with this reflection from 2002 – which is still appropriate today. I’ll let you into a small secret. There is a place not a million miles from Portmahomack where one can get a real … Continue reading A Taste of Heaven
Light Engaging Darkness 8 LED 7 – The Talk of the Year; University Challenge; Swedish Fascists; The Month of Diana; The Racist Transgender Model; The Nashville Statement; Censoring Marco Rubio Is there anything more dark than the situation in Yemen? 1) Yemen – The disaster in Yemen continues to unfold. This is only one of many tragic stories. 3 million Yemenis have been displaced, half … Continue reading LED 8 – Yemen – The Proms and the EU Cult- Jacob Rees Mogg – Religious Decline in the UK – Canadian Immigration – Irma, Climate Change and Lovelock’s Change – University Principal takes on Snowflake Students – John Knox’s Transgender Toilets – Don Williams.
We had a special time last weekend at Mairi and Conor’s wedding. Words like joy, beauty, fellowship, love, kindness and hospitality only express part of what it was like – so I thought I would share with you some pre, during and post photos…. Over the Sea From Skye Skye is stunning but at this time of year it is too overcrowded with tourists so … Continue reading Mairi’s (and Conor’s) Wedding in Paradise (otherwise known as Harris)
We are currently on a wee break in Kenmore, in the heart of the Perthshire Highlands. And I’ve fulfilled three things on my bucket list. Walked the Birks of Aberfeldy….stunning…not to be missed. Bonnie lassie, will ye go, Will ye go, will ye go, Bonnie lassie, will ye go To the birks of Aberfeldy! Now Simmer blinks on flowery braes, And o’er the crystal … Continue reading The Birks of Aberfeldy, Modern Art, Hygge, the Oldest Living thing on earth and the Best Bookshop in Scotland?
I wrote this article yesterday for Premier – see link below – and it has been picked up all over the place. The hounding of the BBC presenter Dan Walker because he is a bible believing Christian, is a classic example of the kind of intolerance I was speaking about at the Scottish Parliament. I have been asked to speak on the BBC about this later … Continue reading Why the Media need to stop Hounding Dan Walker
This is the third article in my apologetics 101 series on Christian Today In it we deal with the question of whether science is evidence for or against God. An Apologia for Apologetics The Atheist Demand for Evidence “Show me the evidence.” Last week we looked at why this apparently reasonable request is difficult to answer because of pride (“I am capable of judging the evidence”) and prejudice … Continue reading The Evidence of Science – Apol 101 – no.3