LED 16 – Mugabe /Manson/Da Vinci/Kezia/Australia and SSM/Charles, Corbyn and Anti-Semitism/Transmania/Jordan Peterson/Methil No More/Highway to Hell/Carl Jung/Gk Chesterton

So much going on in the world this week….here are a few items… Mugabe Falls – Although Mugabe has not yet resigned, it looks as though he is no longer in power.   Zimbabwe should be one of the most prosperous and richest nations in the world.  The fact that it is not so is indicative of decades of corrupt misrule. BBC Report    Manson Dies – … Continue reading LED 16 – Mugabe /Manson/Da Vinci/Kezia/Australia and SSM/Charles, Corbyn and Anti-Semitism/Transmania/Jordan Peterson/Methil No More/Highway to Hell/Carl Jung/Gk Chesterton

GE17 – The Hubris, Hysteria, Hypocrisy and Hopelessness – Plus Prediction of Result

Sitting in my office at St Peters, which has now been turned into the polling station for a day,  I cannot forget this is an important day for the UK as one of the most important elections in decades takes place.    I usually make myself a hostage to fortune by offering a prediction on these occasions – so I will continue the tradition….but first … Continue reading GE17 – The Hubris, Hysteria, Hypocrisy and Hopelessness – Plus Prediction of Result

Identity Politics – Why the SNP are Giving up On Independence – Part 4

  The Story so Far:   In part One I argued that the SNP have largely given up on independence as its and is now focused on being what it perceives as a progressive and pro-European party whose aim is to keep the United Kingdom within the EU. In part Two I expressed concern that the SNP is becoming an increasingly authoritarian party that does not … Continue reading Identity Politics – Why the SNP are Giving up On Independence – Part 4

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 Prayer, Jenny Geddes, a street seller, picked up her stool … Continue reading The (almost) Jenny Geddes Moment – Reflections on the Kirking of the Scottish Parliament – 11th May 2016

Who should I vote for? A Christian View of The Scottish Parliamentary Elections – May 5th 2016

  This Thursday – those of us who are Scottish voters get to decide who sits in these seats. I suspect that many Christian voters in Scotland are like me, thoroughly confused/depressed/concerned about the upcoming Scottish Parliamentary elections this Thursday. Who can I vote for? Is there really any choice? What is happening to our country? As moderator of the Free Church I wrote to … Continue reading Who should I vote for? A Christian View of The Scottish Parliamentary Elections – May 5th 2016

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 on the issue. Picture: TSPL WORRYINGLY major change to take … Continue reading LGBTI Discussion more like a Rally than a Debate – Scotman Article

The Ultimate April Fool – An Open Letter to Nicola Sturgeon

    Dear First Minister, I am writing to you as the moderator of the Free Church of Scotland and want to assure you of our prayers for you and your government. I also write in a personal capacity as a supporter of both you and the SNP. It’s no secret that you have long been the recipient of my vote. So please take this … Continue reading The Ultimate April Fool – An Open Letter to Nicola Sturgeon