Edinburgh Contrasts – Liz Lochhead and Roger Day

What a fascinating afternoon and evening I had yesterday in Edinburgh! In the afternoon I managed to get to the wonderful Edinburgh book festival and listen to Ruth Wishart interviewing the poet, Liz Lochhead.   Then I went to a somewhat different event involving Roger Day.    Who he? I suspect that many more people who read … More Edinburgh Contrasts – Liz Lochhead and Roger Day

Douglas Murray – The Strange Death of Europe – Part One – Meaningless Shallowness

I read a lot of books. Some are all time classics (Lord of the Rings, the Brothers Karamazov, Confessions of St Augustine), others are unknown but really helpful. I try to read books from a wide variety of authors, including those I know who will challenge my preconceptions and prejudices.   Some books confirm you in … More Douglas Murray – The Strange Death of Europe – Part One – Meaningless Shallowness

The European Court’s ruling on religious clothing is wrong. Secularism is not neutral

This article first appeared on the Premier Blog The European Court’s ruling on religious clothing is wrong. Secularism is not neutral By: David Robertson | 14th March 2017   David Robertson explains why he believes today’s ruling by the European Court of Justice that employers can ban workers from wearing religious symbols at work is wrong How … More The European Court’s ruling on religious clothing is wrong. Secularism is not neutral

A Christmas Open Letter to His Royal Highness – Prince Charles

Your Royal Highness, I am writing to you to thank you for your Thought for the Day as given on BBC Radio 4 yesterday.  I appreciate what you said and also the manner in which you said it.   I remember the kindness you showed to a woman in my former congregation, Brora Free Church.  Megan Boyd … More A Christmas Open Letter to His Royal Highness – Prince Charles

Why the BBC should not Broadcast Muslim Prayer

This article first appeared on Premier Christian Blog   I kind of expected it, but it still astounds me how some Christians react to something I regard as basic, biblical and obvious.  But fascinating to see…what is your reaction?  For interest my initial title was “The BBC and the Trojan Horse of Islam” .. Why the BBC … More Why the BBC should not Broadcast Muslim Prayer