Trump Prayer Warriors and the Politicisation of the American Church

Have a look at this video which has been doing the rounds in some circles of American evangelicalism.  I was sent it by someone who meant well and I appreciate that.  I get sent so much that I don’t look at everything but I’m glad I looked at this.   I think its helpful because it helps us understand the perilous state of much of the … Continue reading Trump Prayer Warriors and the Politicisation of the American Church

Pray for the Church – Why We Should Be Concerned About the Sins of the Church

As we come to St Andrews day tomorrow and to pray for the nation   we need to think about the state of the Church as well.   In this article I want to look at the state of the Church in Scotland – but those of you from other nations may be able to empathise and apply to your own situations. In the article on the State … Continue reading Pray for the Church – Why We Should Be Concerned About the Sins of the Church

Christmas, St Andrews Day, Transmania and Praying for the Nation – the Janet Parshall Show

In this week of prayer it was good to talk with Janet Parshall about the last couple of blogs – namely Transmania and Praying for the Nation – as well as a wee discussion on celebrating Christmas and New Year in Scotland and St Andrews Day….the discussion started off light and got pretty heavy and serious….I hope it was helpful… You can listen to the … Continue reading Christmas, St Andrews Day, Transmania and Praying for the Nation – the Janet Parshall Show

Two Messages, Two Different Kingdoms, One Answer

You can support The Quantum of the Wee Flea fundraiser by clicking the link  Patron.podbean.com/theweeflea Several people have asked about the sermon we did last Sunday evening on ‘God made humanity male and female’ so I have posted it below.  But first I have included an open letter to Theresa May re a message she gave on the same subject.  Compare and contrast. Dear Prime Minister, … Continue reading Two Messages, Two Different Kingdoms, One Answer

Solas, the wider work and prayer

      This is a wee video Solas made which shows some of the things we try to do…. You can find out more about Solas here   Please do support Andy Bannister as he leads the team in that work. I would personally value prayer for strength, courage and wisdom as I try to balance St Peters, Solas and the wider cultural engagement that … Continue reading Solas, the wider work and prayer

Romans 7 – Sin and Law; Running with the Horses; Chrysostom, Psalm 62

“Every day therefore he was in anxious thought at one moment for Corinthians, at another for Macedonians; how Philippians, how Cappadocians, how Galatians, how Athenians, how they who inhabited Pontus, how all together were.  But all the same having had the whole world put into his hands, he continually cared not for entire nations only, but also for each single man”  “For do not tell … Continue reading Romans 7 – Sin and Law; Running with the Horses; Chrysostom, Psalm 62

A Beautiful Prayer – and a Request

A couple of years ago after speaking at a Gideons meeting a woman approached me to give me a timely row.  ‘How can we pray for you if we don’t know what is happening?’.  She told me that she loved the work I was doing and that whilst she did not have the opportunity or ability to speak in the public arena, she wanted to … Continue reading A Beautiful Prayer – and a Request

How Prayer Impacts Lives

This is a chapter I wrote in the CFP book ‘How Prayer Impacts Lives” – 41 Christians and their conversations with God .  The speaker was adamant – “I don’t believe in God because I have never seen or heard of anyone who has experienced answered prayer”. He was an atheist who prided himself in his ‘evidence based’ scientific approach to life. I was next … Continue reading How Prayer Impacts Lives

Baptisms, Prayer, Holiness, a New Song and a (not so good) Farewell Sermon – St Peters March 11th

Last Sunday morning was a special service for me – as I got to baptise my grandson – Finlay as well as Elizabeth – another girl in the congregation…the church was packed… Here is the morning service: Songs  – Praise to the Lord, the Almighty; From heaven you Came;  Ps 89:1-6 and 13-18; We Praise God for His Covenant; May the Peace  Readings: Colossians 1:24-29  … Continue reading Baptisms, Prayer, Holiness, a New Song and a (not so good) Farewell Sermon – St Peters March 11th

Quenching the Spirit, Spiritual Gifts and Ephesians – Worship from St Peters 4th March 2018

Last Sunday was a great Lord’s Day for us – again the joy of knowing the presence of the Lord…the recording for the whole service did not work in the morning but we did manage to get the sermon – this was on 1 Thessalonians 5:16-20.  The Lord’s timing for me was fascinating…..I did not know that I would be preaching on this when the … Continue reading Quenching the Spirit, Spiritual Gifts and Ephesians – Worship from St Peters 4th March 2018