Is the Benedict Option the Best Option for Today’s Church?

  There is a new ‘cool’ book in town! It’s a New York Times bestseller, endorsed by Russell Moore, Archbishop Charles J.Chaput, and, the ultimate accolade, Carl R.Trueman!   How could I resist? Especially as it is subtitled “A strategy for Christians in a post-Christian nation”. With such endorsements, and always wanting to stay up with … More Is the Benedict Option the Best Option for Today’s Church?

Donald Trump, the American Immigration Crisis and the Hummus Revolution

(Note:  An shorter edition of this article was published on Christian Today) Just when you thought the world couldn’t get any more surreal, along comes Donald Trump and his executive order on immigrants and refugees – queue mass panic, hysteria and protests in the streets.    Depending on whose fake news you read (fake news by … More Donald Trump, the American Immigration Crisis and the Hummus Revolution

The End of the World is Nigh! Donald Trump, the Doomsday Clock and John Newton

A very sombre looking Laurence Krauss and other ‘experts’ (scientists and academics) held a very solemn ceremony this week, which was solemnly reported by CNN and other mainstream news media.  The doomsday clock  was moved forward 30 seconds to two minutes before midnight.   Don’t you just love fake news and alternative facts?   The … More The End of the World is Nigh! Donald Trump, the Doomsday Clock and John Newton

Why Our Witness Must Be Credible – Revelation 11

  This weeks Christian Today article What an interesting week it has been in politics! The lead-up to Donald Trump’s inauguration was dominated by an astonishing discussion about a document that contains speculation about his personal life a few years ago. The whole of that document seems to rest on the credibility or otherwise of a … More Why Our Witness Must Be Credible – Revelation 11

Songs of Praise, the Island of Lewis, Donald Trump and the Religion of the BBC

It was wonderful to hear that Songs of Praise, the flagship BBC religious programme, was to come from the Island of Lewis – the home island of my wife and apparently more significantly the home island of President-Elect Donald Trumps mother.    I looked forward to hearing some Gaelic psalm singing, traditional hymns and perhaps … More Songs of Praise, the Island of Lewis, Donald Trump and the Religion of the BBC