Persuasive Evangelism in The Local Church – FIEC Leaders Conference

I was greatly privileged to be allowed to speak at the FIEC leaders conference in Torquay.  As I wrote here it was a stimulating and encouraging time.  Here is the first of the seminars I gave – it was entitled ‘Apologetics in the Local Church’ although a better title would be ‘Persuasive Evangelism through the Local Church’.   I hope it is helpful. (I hope to … Continue reading Persuasive Evangelism in The Local Church – FIEC Leaders Conference

Quantum 16 – Brexit and Democracy; Asia Bibi; Persecution of Christians; Dame Jenny Murray, Stephen Jardine show; Jordan Peterson; Instagram; Planned Parenthood; FIEC

This weeks Quantum…..enjoy… Brexit –  – https://twitter.com/spikedonline/status/1062837927682732034?s=12 https://www.spectator.co.uk/2018/11/mays-deal-proves-one-thing-the-establishment-always-wins/ Asia Bibi – The UK and Australia – https://www.spiked-online.com/2018/11/05/the-abandonment-of-asia-bibi/#.W-BZT939QRg.facebook  EXCLUSIVE: Did we just kowtow to terror? After last week? Radio 4 –https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0001282   Dame Jenny Murray – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-46139085  Stephen Jardine…TIE… https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m00011zw  BBC Questiontime –  https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0brf9v7/question-time-2018-08112018  Jordan Peterson – https://www.facebook.com/BBCQuestionTime/videos/288995188387580/UzpfSTE1NTMzNTk1MDA6MTAyMTc0NTUyNDUxMjM3MjM/?comment_id=10217455969101822  Instagram and Hate Speech – http://caldronpool.com/instagram-deems-bible-as-hate-speech-seize-the-moment-and-share-it-with-the-whole-globe-unless-it-is-christian/   Planned Parenthood – https://twitter.com/obianuju/status/1061024938042290177?s=12And Alabama – https://www.lifenews.com/2018/11/07/alabama-approves-amendment-saying-unborn-babies-have-a-right-to-life/?fbclid=IwAR0wu-AZzTZFjA9IBZq_H41yAD2EiKTZ5axVUNPB4gxuBOMeZ2hwQzWqroA FIEC – https://fiec.org.uk/news/article/whats-new-for-2018 https://patron.podbean.com/theweeflea ‪“I am afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of … Continue reading Quantum 16 – Brexit and Democracy; Asia Bibi; Persecution of Christians; Dame Jenny Murray, Stephen Jardine show; Jordan Peterson; Instagram; Planned Parenthood; FIEC

FIEC Leaders Conference – A Significant Event for the UK

There was a meeting going on in England this past couple of days, which I believe is of enormous significance to the future of the UK.    There were probably some underlying tensions, as there always are when sinful human beings gather together,  but overall the message was positive, challenging and encouraging.  And it had nothing to do with Brexit. The FIEC leaders conference took … Continue reading FIEC Leaders Conference – A Significant Event for the UK

Faith No More – the Continuing Decline of the Church of Scotland- The Herald

Faith no more: Questions over a liberal approach as Church of Scotland affiliation plummets In todays Herald there is yet again another article on the decline of the Church of Scotland….It reflects what we have been saying on this blog for years…. The full report is below….with some reflections afterwards. QUESTIONS have been raised about how the Church of Scotland’s more liberal approach will help public … Continue reading Faith No More – the Continuing Decline of the Church of Scotland- The Herald

Out of the Ashes – The Fall and Rise of the Church in Scotland – Article in Australian Presbyterian

This article has just been published in the Australian Presbyterian. Out of the Ashes – The Fall and Rise of the Church in Scotland    I suppose that for many Australian Presbyterians Scotland, or at least the Presbyterian Church in Scotland is considered to be the motherland! If that is true, then the cry that comes out from Scotland is ‘your mother is very ill!’ … Continue reading Out of the Ashes – The Fall and Rise of the Church in Scotland – Article in Australian Presbyterian

Time for Mission – Presbyterian Style!

Presbyterianism can be a bad way of governing the church.   In its worst form it is over centralised, authoritarian, political and bureaucratic.   So maybe the best way to govern the church is Independency?   After all it recognises the significance of the local church and gives freedom to develop and grow.  It’s why some in the Free Church and other Presbyterian churches like … Continue reading Time for Mission – Presbyterian Style!

Heresy in the Highlands

The following post recently appeared on a friend’s Facebook page. You know it’s a ‘sign of the times’ when even the Highlands and Islands have churches that promote Joel Osteen. What a desperate state of affairs. Why is this trend happening? I’m not a prophet, or the son of a prophet, but I think years of harsh Presbyterianism has left the highlands and Islands spiritually … Continue reading Heresy in the Highlands

End of Term Report – Some Reflections for Summer

I am writing this on the plane home from Southampton – after a hectic but good weekend speaking at the Solent Gospel Partnership/FIEC conference near Portsmouth.  Its not just been a hectic weekend, but a very intense few months.  So I am enormously thankful that my Kirk Session have granted me a mini-sabbatical for the month of July, which begins this evening when I get … Continue reading End of Term Report – Some Reflections for Summer