LED 2 – 50 Years Homosexual Celebration- Transgender Madness – Liu Xiaobo – The Guardian and the C of E – The Cult of Trudeau – Alice Cooper – The End of the Car? – Steve Chalke’s Sin.

Light Engaging Darkness – A weekly look at understanding the times.  It’s been an interesting week at a personal level for me. A Cybernat threatened to sue me because he didn’t like my mentioning his review of Dunkirk. I was assaulted in a minor way by a man high on drugs and ended up in … More LED 2 – 50 Years Homosexual Celebration- Transgender Madness – Liu Xiaobo – The Guardian and the C of E – The Cult of Trudeau – Alice Cooper – The End of the Car? – Steve Chalke’s Sin.

Re-imaging Humanity – Part 2 Sexuality, Marriage and the Fall

For part 1 click Re-imaging Humanity – Sex, Sexuality, Gender and the Inhumanity of 21st Century Humanism – Part 1 We now begin to look at some of the ways the Fall has impacted Humanity and Sexuality  Sexuality – “heterosexual? Sexual? Who gives a sexuality”” Smirnoff advert 2015. In answer to the age old question – … More Re-imaging Humanity – Part 2 Sexuality, Marriage and the Fall

Call Kaye – But Don’t Challenge the Status Quo

The wonderful Spiked online have some of the most insightful and stimulating journalism you will find. Not for them the bland shibboleths of contemporary culture. Although not Christian I sometimes think they have more of a prophetic voice than the pathetic whimpers that so often come from Establishment Christianity. Their article on the horrific Orlando … More Call Kaye – But Don’t Challenge the Status Quo

Is Christianity Homophobic? Christian Today Apologetics 101 – No.15

This article first appeared on Christian Today  You can read the full original by clicking the link The bookstore in Glasgow was packed. The talk on science and the Christian faith went well. The time came for questions. The bookstore manager was desperate to be first – “What do you think about homosexuality?”. “Why are you … More Is Christianity Homophobic? Christian Today Apologetics 101 – No.15

LGBTI Discussion more like a Rally than a Debate – Scotman Article

Here is the Solas article in todays Scotsman Somewhat surprised to see the positive comments afterwards! You can get the background to this here – Gender law plan ‘recipe for child abuse’ says church leader – Scotland on Sunday  and Here LGBTI discussion more like a rally than a debate Nicola Sturgeon and Patrick Harvey have differing views … More LGBTI Discussion more like a Rally than a Debate – Scotman Article

Education, Human Rights and the National Secular Society – Letter in The Scotsman – 27th June 2015

The Scotsman published this edited version of my letter today: Perhaps you will allow me to answer the rather strange accusations of Alistair McBay of the National Secular Society (Letters, 26 June) that I campaign to restrict the human rights of women and LGBTI people and for religious apartheid in education. These accusations are simply … More Education, Human Rights and the National Secular Society – Letter in The Scotsman – 27th June 2015

How to be a Progressive, Affirming, Accepting, Welcoming… and BIBLICAL church

My church, St Peter’s Free Church in Dundee, is a progressive, affirming, accepting, welcoming, biblical church. We even have a rainbow as one of our symbols! In today’s Christian jargon that is to some people a sign that we are backslidden degenerates and to others that we are just exactly the kind of modern contemporary … More How to be a Progressive, Affirming, Accepting, Welcoming… and BIBLICAL church

Post Assembly Blues – is the C of S Apostate? – Quantum of Solas 31

I listened to the final session of the Church of Scotland general Assembly as I cycled to the Solas office….it so depressed me that the result is this Quantum of Solas.  If it makes you uncomfortable bear in mind that it made me that way too….the question is, is it true?  I suspect not everyone will … More Post Assembly Blues – is the C of S Apostate? – Quantum of Solas 31

Having your Cake and Eating It – A response to Stephen J. Graham’s polemic on the Ashers Case

I want to add an explanation here for the following article.  I don’t normally respond to personal articles or comments attacking me – but this one was different.  Last week was an intense and tough week and it was not helped by being asked to write (at midnight) a comment on the Ashers case, which I … More Having your Cake and Eating It – A response to Stephen J. Graham’s polemic on the Ashers Case