Its Time for Nicola Sturgeon to Call A National Day of Prayer

This was published in the Scotsman today – you can read the original Here The Headline was somewhat bizarrely – “When Jesus Christ was conscripted for the War Effort” – which was not what I was saying….Here is the complete text of what I originally wrote… It’s Time for Nicola Sturgeon to Call a National Day … More Its Time for Nicola Sturgeon to Call A National Day of Prayer

Does Christianity Restrict Freedom? Apologetics 101 – no.17

  This is the latest in my series in Christian Today The word ‘freedom’ is one of the great buzzwords of our culture. In the words of the rock band Queen, we all want to “break free”. Whether it’s Mel Gibson shouting “Freedom” as he is hung, drawn and quartered, or Martin Luther King crying “Free at … More Does Christianity Restrict Freedom? Apologetics 101 – no.17

A Rubicon has been Crossed – The Church of Scotland Assembly Decision on Saturday

  As I prepare for the Free Church Assembly beginning this evening, I have been reflecting on what happened at the Church of Scotland Assembly on Saturday. This from the BBC sums it up well: The Church of Scotland has voted to allow its gay ministers to marry. The General Assembly meeting in Edinburgh voted … More A Rubicon has been Crossed – The Church of Scotland Assembly Decision on Saturday

How to answer people who say Christians are all hypocrites – Apolgetics 101 – No.16

This weeks apologetic article on Christian Today While the Church is one of the greatest ‘apologias’ for the gospel, it is also often the weakest link. How many people say they cannot believe the gospel because they see those who say they believe acting in a way that is contrary to their profession of faith? In … More How to answer people who say Christians are all hypocrites – Apolgetics 101 – No.16

The (almost) Jenny Geddes Moment – Reflections on the Kirking of the Scottish Parliament – 11th May 2016

On Sunday 23rd of July 1637 in St Giles Cathedral, one act of one working class woman created a disturbance which eventually led to the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, the English Civil War and eventually the beheading of Charles the 1st.   When the Dean of Edinburgh began to read the Anglican book of Common … More The (almost) Jenny Geddes Moment – Reflections on the Kirking of the Scottish Parliament – 11th May 2016

Why Creflo Dollar is not Welcome in Scotland

  The latest follow up to this is now published Here The National carried the following report in its Saturday edition.   There have been some Christians who are unhappy with my comments (whats new?!).  But their criticisms at first sight appear reasonable and therefore I would like to do them the courtesy of answering: Why speak … More Why Creflo Dollar is not Welcome in Scotland

Gender law plan ‘recipe for child abuse’ says church leader – Scotland on Sunday

This is the article that appeared in Scotland on Sunday – It is interesting that many people who are not Christians agreed.  Also interesting that SOS described me as ‘having a reputation for making controversial statements’!  Who says?  Who determines what is controversial?  I guess in todays culture teaching the Bible is controversial. It was also interesting … More Gender law plan ‘recipe for child abuse’ says church leader – Scotland on Sunday

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