Quantum 38 – The Pope in Sudan; Notre Dame; Abortion in South Korea; Bejing; Folau and Vunipola; Barry Humphries; ‘White’ Libraries; Unscientific American; Aretha Franklin; Easter

The Easter Quantum : This week we look at the Pope in Sudan ;  the Notre Dame fire;  elections in Indonesia;   Abortion in South Korea  and Bejings massive new airport.  A big theme in this week’s Quantum is the intolerance and hypocrisy of today’s ‘liberal’ culture.  We start with the weird world of Rugby Australia:  On this side of the ocean we have the even more bizarre case … Continue reading Quantum 38 – The Pope in Sudan; Notre Dame; Abortion in South Korea; Bejing; Folau and Vunipola; Barry Humphries; ‘White’ Libraries; Unscientific American; Aretha Franklin; Easter

Ecclesiastes and Easter

Happy Easter!  This weeks column on Christian Today The Good Old Days. Remember them? Its Good Friday – remember when the whole country was religious and everything stopped on Good Friday? No? Me neither. I’m currently in Australia and a lot of the shops are closed on Good Friday. In the UK in most areas commercial activity carries on as before – indeed in many … Continue reading Ecclesiastes and Easter

An Easter Promise for Scotland – Article on Think Scotland

The following article was published on the Think Scotland website on Good Friday…I think this is the first time I have had something published on this site. article from Friday 30, March, 2018 REMEMBER WHEN Tony Blair was first elected Prime Minister?  As he entered Downing Street the strains of D:Ream’s Things can only get better wafted through the air in celebration.   Think of the promises … Continue reading An Easter Promise for Scotland – Article on Think Scotland

It’s Easter – I’m Offended!

  I am offended.  In fact I am more than offended. I feel angry, upset and quite nauseated. And it’s all to do with Easter. No I am not offended at Cadbury’s leaving the word Easter out of some of its headings. Nor at I offended at Tesco’s Good Friday beer advert. I expect crass commercialism from Tesco and they never fail to deliver. I … Continue reading It’s Easter – I’m Offended!

If there is no Resurrection – you’re following a Dead Christ

A report came out this weekend stating that 25% of British Christians don’t believe in the resurrection, whilst 10% of non-religious people did!  Christian Today asked me to write a response to this – you can read the edited version – Here The text of the full version is below: It had all been going so well for Paul. He had got the attention of the … Continue reading If there is no Resurrection – you’re following a Dead Christ

Where is Jesus Now? – Apologetics 101 .No. 11

  This is my latest apologetics article on Christian Today It’s the week after Easter. We repeat the joyous affirmation of faith. “Christ is risen. He is risen indeed.” In St Pete’s as we have some Greeks in our fellowship we always use the Greek version – “Christos Anesti…Alithos Anesti.” But then comes the question: OK, He is Risen. Where is he then? And it’s not just … Continue reading Where is Jesus Now? – Apologetics 101 .No. 11

The Ultimate Proof – The Resurrection of Jesus – Apologetics 101 – no.10

  Its been some week!  Not least in terms of writing and contending for the Gospel and all hell has broken loose!    For me Easter is a good time to remember that death is dead, Christ has won, love has conquered.  Although I happen to think that we should celebrate every Sunday as the Day of the Risen Lord.  Here is the latest in my … Continue reading The Ultimate Proof – The Resurrection of Jesus – Apologetics 101 – no.10

The Dangerous Betrayal of Scotland’s Christian Heritage – Article in The Daily Mail – Easter Saturday 2016

Last week I received a phone call asking me if I would be willing to write the Mail’s Easter essay!  Is the Pope a Catholic?!  It was actually a difficult task (2,000 words) and to be honest I was not sure if they would take it.  Apart from a few edits to the first paragraphs they have printed it in full!  I am so thankful … Continue reading The Dangerous Betrayal of Scotland’s Christian Heritage – Article in The Daily Mail – Easter Saturday 2016

Living Christ, Dying Church? – Moderator’s Easter Message

  I have reading so much rubbish in the past few days from church leaders and Christian charity leaders that it’s enough to drive anyone to despair.  It’s like we are living in some kind of surreal parallel universe, rather than the real world.   Or maybe I’m the one who is seeing things wrongly….?!  Anyway discouraging as that is, how wonderful that though the church … Continue reading Living Christ, Dying Church? – Moderator’s Easter Message