Ecclesiastes 4: Politics and the wisdom of Solomon

This article was published first on Christian Today –  ‘Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.’ President Roosevelt’s wise saying still resonates today and would certainly have appealed to Solomon. After considering the question of loneliness, Solomon now turns to politics. The two are not unrelated. Sometimes our politicians look as … More Ecclesiastes 4: Politics and the wisdom of Solomon

Solomon and the secret of happiness – wisdom from Ecclesiastes

This article was first published in Christian Today  Happy New Year. What does it mean? We know the New Year bit, but what exactly is a Happy New Year? Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’ is the best-selling single of all time. (Because I’m happy) Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof (Because I’m … More Solomon and the secret of happiness – wisdom from Ecclesiastes

A Profound Message in Bitterly Divided Times – Christmas Saturday Essay in The Daily Mail

This was published as the Saturday essay in todays Scottish Daily Mail.  It is wonderful to be able to testify in such a public secular forum to the good news of Jesus Christ…May the Lord use it for his glory.   The text is below. Good News, Great Joy for Scotland Scotland is a divided society … More A Profound Message in Bitterly Divided Times – Christmas Saturday Essay in The Daily Mail

Playboy, Hugh Hefner and his thousand Demonic Offspring

I have started a new role as a consulting editor with Christian Today – much to my surprise!  This basically means I will be writing short columns each week….here is the first of them Playboy, Hugh Hefner and his thousand demonic offspring The basic text is below (click the link above for the full works!): For … More Playboy, Hugh Hefner and his thousand Demonic Offspring

Help, Hope and Healing for those Heading to Hospital or faced with Illness

  This week I listened to a Bishop on the radio talking about cancer. I thought it might be helpful but to be honest it was weak. He made the valid point that serious illness, like cancer, teaches us that we are frail.  And that was it.  I agree of course that though we may … More Help, Hope and Healing for those Heading to Hospital or faced with Illness

John Owen on The Glory of Christ – A Feast for your Soul!

Owen has the reputation of not being easy to read. Therefore I approached this first volume of his collected works of 16 with some degree of trepidation. I need not have feared! Apart from the occasional untranslated bits of Latin and at times the somewhat dated and prosaic language, the fact is that this is … More John Owen on The Glory of Christ – A Feast for your Soul!

The Blame Game and The Demonisation of Theresa May

Heading for Australia I wrote about Leaving the Country – Reflections on a Hysterical Britain  Whilst enjoying being here it seems that the collective hysteria gripping the country back home seems to be increasing.  None more so than in the reaction to the horrific fire tragedy at the Grenfell Tower.  Over 70 people are dead or … More The Blame Game and The Demonisation of Theresa May