LED 1 – Boots and Contraception; Champagne Socialism; Gay Blood; The Gender Agenda; The Extremism Trojan Horse and more…

Light Engaging Darkness – 1. July 24th 2017 This is the first of what I hope will be a weekly round-up of news, views and things I have read – trying to bring the Light of the Gospel to shine on what at times appears to be a very dark world.  I read a lot and use a highlighter and Evernote – always with the … Continue reading LED 1 – Boots and Contraception; Champagne Socialism; Gay Blood; The Gender Agenda; The Extremism Trojan Horse and more…

Nicola Sturgeons Speech – A Warning for Scotland

I watched with keen interest our First Ministers speech at the SNP conference in Aberdeen last Saturday.   I don’t really want to comment on the ins and outs of a potential IndyRef2, or of Brexit and everything else associated with it.   There has already been enough said on that and I suspect many are already weary. Rather than offer a political opinion I would like … Continue reading Nicola Sturgeons Speech – A Warning for Scotland

Prophets, Prostitutes and Politicians

I am currently on holiday and taking a break from writing.   I am due to preach at St Andrews Anglican Church in Roseville Sydney – where John Dickson is the senior minister. Usually when I come to the end of a holiday I start thinking about the situation at home, in church and country.  I try to take the long term view.  So it … Continue reading Prophets, Prostitutes and Politicians

Understanding Brexit – The Best Three Articles

(A German Socialist Immigrant – who led the Brexit campaign!) There has been a large amount of anger, shouting and mockery in response to the Brexit vote.  The prophecies of doom, the emotional reaction and the general assumptions are not helpful.   The level of public discourse has been really disappointing – and it has been sad to see Christians joining in.Not everyone who voted … Continue reading Understanding Brexit – The Best Three Articles

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

European referendum – The TIPPing Point

European Referendum – The TIPPing Point. (Once you have finished reading this article – such has been the response that I have had to write this follow up – The EU Referendum – Rushed, Ill Thought Out and Extreme!) Also see this Fishing for Brexit And a recent edition especially on the democracy aspect – The Dangerous Democratic Deficit – Scotsman Article – June 9th 2016 The time … Continue reading European referendum – The TIPPing Point

The General Election: Scotland’s Revolution

http://www.christiantoday.com/article/the.general.election.scotlands.revolution/53544.htm (Text below) If the result of the General Election in the UK as a whole was somewhat of a surprise and a bit of a bloody nose for the pollsters, the results in Scotland are a revolution. The numbers are staggering. The Scottish National Party has moved from six to 56 seats (out of 59). The Tories retained their one seat in the Scottish … Continue reading The General Election: Scotland’s Revolution

The Confused Christians Guide to the British General Election

http://www.christiantoday.com/article/the.confused.christians.guide.to.the.british.general.election/53406.htm (Text for my latest article below). The deed is done. Although the polls don’t open until tomorrow, I have voted in what promises to be one of the tightest and most confusing elections in modern history. As a pastor I am occasionally asked to give advice about who to vote for, and as a pastor I refuse to do that. The equation of Christianity … Continue reading The Confused Christians Guide to the British General Election