War, poverty, the rise of the machines? 10 ‘prophecies’ for society in 2018

This is the first of a two part series published here in Christian Today – looking at some predictions for the year that lies ahead. ————————————————————————————————— It’s always dangerous to claim to be a prophet. Make a prophecy too specific and it is easy to be proved wrong, make it too general and it is impossible to be proved wrong. I don’t claim the mantle … Continue reading War, poverty, the rise of the machines? 10 ‘prophecies’ for society in 2018

Revelation 5 – Is Jesus ‘Post-Truth?’

Here is this weeks column in Christian Today….It is interesting that for the past couple of weeks one of the editors has published articles teaching God is not in control.  My column is a commentary on Revelation 5 linking it to current affairs.  It is not intended as a direct rebuttal, but it ends up being so!  See what you think…. Language is so revealing. … Continue reading Revelation 5 – Is Jesus ‘Post-Truth?’

Article in the Mail on Sunday – Discrimination against Christians

    Delighted that this has appeared in the centre of the Mail on Sunday – they asked me to do it on Friday and as far as I can see have printed it as I sent it to them – besides their own editorial.   Very thankful for the Lord providing such opportunities. Forum for debate? If you’re a Christian, Twitter is the new … Continue reading Article in the Mail on Sunday – Discrimination against Christians

Scots Calvinists were no Tartan Taliban

I have an article with the above headline published in The National today.   It is in response to a silly piece which tried to equate the Covenanters with ISIS.  A piece which was welcomed by the historically illiterate secularist atheists only because it fitted their prejudices.  It was a piece greeted with general ridicule by people who actually know anything about the subject (as evidenced by … Continue reading Scots Calvinists were no Tartan Taliban

The Theology of Bombing ISIS in Syria

I write a regular column for Christian Today – which is a British based Christian news website, with a large number of American followers.  Today when the British parliament is about to vote on yet another war/bombing campaign I find it interesting and depressing that the following are the top (ie. most popular) items on the website Why Brad Pitt’s an atheist and why the … Continue reading The Theology of Bombing ISIS in Syria

Welcome to the Brave New World of 1984 UK style – where religion must have a government approved stamp.

In the surreal world in which we live, where a republican Marxist could be Prime Minister and Donald Trump could be president of the US, I guess that nothing should surprise me. But this one comes straight out of the Monty Python book of ironic surrealist history. The government wants to send me back to school, to learn their version of theology and ensure that … Continue reading Welcome to the Brave New World of 1984 UK style – where religion must have a government approved stamp.

David Cameron, Drones and the Return of Capital Punishment

I posted the following article on Christian Today this week.  You can get the original here.  http://www.christiantoday.com/article/camerons.drone.strike.in.syria.means.the.death.penalty.has.returned.to.britain/64210.htm I have to say that I have been surprised by the vehemence of much of the response.  I have no objection to Christians and others disagreeing with what I say and seeking to correct me.  I could well be wrong.  But what really bothers me is the way … Continue reading David Cameron, Drones and the Return of Capital Punishment