It was depressing reading the responses from our Scottish politicians to the EU Commissions decision last week to exclude Dundee and other UK cities from the European City of Culture bid. They seemed more concerned about defending the EU and using the opportunity to political point score against Westminster, than defending Dundee. So I wrote this letter to The Courier which was published today.. Continue reading Letter re Dundee – City of Culture, the Scottish Government and the EU Commission
This is my article in todays Scotsman I think this is a really important issue – if you agree then please do share this article….we need to get the message out, to counter the emotive propaganda that almost universally floods out of our politicians and media….Better still go out and buy a Scotsman and pass it on to your family, friends and colleagues! (Time for … Continue reading “Our society needs to come to grips with and understand the love of God” – Article in The Scotsman
The Truth about the EU and Brexit ‘from the very Heart of the EU. A Review of ‘Adults in the Room’ (My Battle with Europe’s Deep Establishment) by Yanis Varoufakis. It is difficult to know where to begin with Brexit. The tribalism, fake news, propaganda, schaedenfreude, and hysteria continue to dominate the media here, and put most sane people of ever wanting to discuss … Continue reading Will Brexit Happen? The Truth about the EU…
Light Engaging Darkness 5 – 1) Feel the Hate – Barcleona, Finland and Charlottesville – The world seems full of violence and hate. one person killed in Charlottesville by a far right extremist, another two in Finland and 14 in Barcelona by Islamists. What has astounded me, and it really shouldn’t because now we should expect it, is the different reactions from most of … Continue reading LED 5 – Barcelona, Charlottesville – Glasgow Pride – Love is Love – Sarah Champion – The Real Modern Slavery – Google’s Tolerance – Endeavour – Is the Church like an Empty Whisky Bottle? – Kris Kristofferson
I have been arguing for years that our society is becoming more intolerant, not less and that in rejecting our Christian roots we will end up rejecting our Christian fruits (including tolerance). I have tried, often without success, to get this message, into the secular media – but occasionally there are shafts of light that break through and wee victories which encourage. Today is … Continue reading Kevin McKenna – It is time to stand up to those who wish to criminalise faith – article in The Herald
(the whole service is now on Youtube – VIDEO – Gordon Wilson’s Memorial Service) Yesterday was quite an extraordinary day for me and I think others….in so many ways. It’s not every day you get to preach the gospel in front of the First Minister, the former First Minister and the government ministers responsible for Health and Education! Of course that was not what … Continue reading The Memorial Service of Gordon Wilson – A Witness to Different Truths
I’m leaving on a jet plane…don’t know when I’ll be back again’ – this is not strictly true as we hopefully will return in a couple of weeks. I hope by then the country will have returned to some degree of sanity. I am utterly astonished and somewhat depressed at the way that our media and social media have reacted to the rather extraordinary General … Continue reading Leaving the Country – Reflections on a Hysterical Britain
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
“Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on horses, who trust in the multitude of their chariots and in the great strength of their horsemen, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel, or seek help from the LORD.” Isaiah 31:1 NIVUK This is the third and final part of my reflections on my struggles … Continue reading Who Can I Vote For? – Part 3 – Who Would Jesus Vote For?
“Terror is nothing other than justice, prompt, stern and inflexible; it is not so much a particular principle as a consequence of the general principle of democracy applied to the most urgent needs of our country … The government of the Revolution is the despotism of liberty against the tyrants. Maximilien Robespierre” (from “A Place of Greater Safety” by Hilary Mantel) So having looked at … Continue reading Who Can I Vote For – Part 2 – The Personalities.