Tom Watson, the normally sensible sounding deputy leader of the Labour party, has come out with a call for YouTube to follow Instagram and Facebook in banning Tommy Robinson, the political activist and former founder of the English Defence League. Watson thinks that Robinson should be banned or else governments should set up ” a powerful and independent regulator of the unaccountable, irresponsible social media … Continue reading Tom Watson or Tommy Robinson – Who is the Greater Threat?
This was published as the Saturday essay in todays Scottish Daily Mail. It is wonderful to be able to testify in such a public secular forum to the good news of Jesus Christ…May the Lord use it for his glory. The text is below. Good News, Great Joy for Scotland Scotland is a divided society – in many ways. The more we speak about unity … Continue reading A Profound Message in Bitterly Divided Times – Christmas Saturday Essay in The Daily Mail
It was welcome back to Britain with a bang today…..lots of things to catch up on and then a most distressing and disturbing conversation on Facebook. I share one part of it with you because to me it profoundly illustrates why the church in the UK (and probably the US) is in so much trouble…and I mean the evangelical church. On the one hand we … Continue reading The Anti-Reformation in Todays Evangelical Church
Light Engaging Darkness – 9 – 18th September 2017 I thought that I would not be able to do this weeks but in the mercy and providence of God, I got out of hospital early and so whilst I am recuperating – here are a few news items over the past week that caught my eye. Death of Nabeel Qureshi – Possibly the most … Continue reading LED 9 – Nabeel Quershi – Death of the Church in UK? – Scottish Parliament ‘debates’ Christianity – Jacob Rees-Mogg – George Osbourne and the Death of Thersea May – The Other Side of the Rainbow – The McCain version of “Family”
Normally as we head towards the Church of Scotland Assembly, there are a string of stories released by their press office that vie to get into the press. This year the one that seems to have grabbed most attention is the story headlined ‘Kirk’s online baptism bid’. The press office might be pleased that they have a ‘hit’ but they should be careful – because … Continue reading The Invisible Church, Cyber Theology and Online Baptism
I will be taking a wee break from this blog over the Christmas period – hence the plethora of posts today (Christmas Eve)…this is the final one – my Christmas message on Christian Today Click the link for all the photos, videos etc. Have a great Christmas and see you in the New Year… As we fast approach The Day, I wonder what is the greatest … Continue reading What is the Greatest Christmas Present you have ever received?
This is the Solas article that appeared in the Scotsman yesterday. Enjoy… Mark Zuckerberg’s plan to give away his Facebook fortune is not all that it seems, writes David Robertson The Messiah has come! He is bringing great gifts. “A world without suffering from disease… People will be connected so that we have access to every idea, person and opportunity. All people will be of equal value. … Continue reading The Greatest Gift – Mark Zuckerberg and the Real Messiah