This article was first published on Premier Christianity under the heading The Texas Christian Massacre and the Man who Committed It. David Robertson says there’s a double standard in the way we judge the motives of those who commit evil. 26 people dead. 24 seriously wounded. Yet another US gun massacre. They are becoming so common that it appears we are becoming more … Continue reading The Texas Christian Massacre and Atheist Hate Speech
This is part 3 of our Revelation articles in Christian Today If only God would speak to us. If only he would show us what he wants. If only he would reveal himself to us, then we would believe. That is often the refrain from the non-believer. Ah, says the Christian, he has – in Christ. But, comes the response, where is Jesus now? We need him … Continue reading Jesus’s SWOT analysis of the Western Church today – Revelation Series 3
“Today is the beginning of a new chapter in our lives. More difficult, more painful, less joyful, less full of love. I and Jo’s friends and family are going to work every moment of our lives to love and nurture our kids and to fight against the hate that killed Jo. Jo believed in a better world and she fought for it everyday of her … Continue reading Fight Against the Hatred – The Sad Murder of Jo Cox
The Whole Christ – A Review Legalism, antinomianism, and gospel assurance why the marrow controversy still matters A while ago Sinclair Ferguson graciously handed me a copy of his latest book, ‘The Whole Christ’. I love Sinclair’s writing, but I have to be honest and say that a book about a 300 year old theological controversy within Scottish Presbyterianism, doesn’t really sound as though … Continue reading The Whole Christ – The Best Theological Book in 400 plus years!
Encouragement Sunday should have been a really encouraging day – and indeed it was. Entering St Peters in the morning I was greeted by a young lady who had become a Christian after the previous Sunday services. There is almost no joy like that. We also received news of a new baby in the congregation, born healthy as the first child of a lovely young … Continue reading The Hatred of Love and the Love that Persists
Once we cease to believe in God, it is not only the divine that we lose. We also lose the human. From a Christian perspective this of course makes sense, because human beings are made in the image of God, therefore to remove God from our human consciousness (if we could) is to demean, distort and degrade our humanity. This thought occurred to me last … Continue reading X+Y = The Formula for Being Human
Its March and the time when Kings go to war. I don’t intend to go to war but I am very burdened for the state of the whole church of Christ in Scotland and so over the next few weeks as we lead up to the General Assemblies, I thought I would return to this subject (of which there have been other blogs!) and reflect … Continue reading Ten Reasons Why the Church of Scotland is in Decline
Boring Grace One Way Love – Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World A Review. The reviews I read about Tullian Tchividjian’s One Way Love were so enthusiastic that I immediately shelved out the £7.99 for the Kindle version, stopped reading the latest Keller book and jumped in, looking forward to a stimulating and encouraging account of Gods grace in my exhausted world. After all when … Continue reading Boring Grace? A review of “One Way Love- Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World”