This article was published on Christian Today with the following title: Why, as a Christian, I welcome Richard Dawkins and ‘The God Delusion’ taking to the stage It’s finally happened. Richard Dawkins’s The God Delusion (TGD) is to be put on the stage. Chorlton Arts Festival in England is going to have the first theatre version of the best selling atheist book. I think it … Continue reading The Atheist Theatre Experience
This was published as the Saturday essay in todays Scottish Daily Mail. It is wonderful to be able to testify in such a public secular forum to the good news of Jesus Christ…May the Lord use it for his glory. The text is below. Good News, Great Joy for Scotland Scotland is a divided society – in many ways. The more we speak about unity … Continue reading A Profound Message in Bitterly Divided Times – Christmas Saturday Essay in The Daily Mail
Loving doing Ecclesiastes for Christian Today – it always amazes me how beautifully and directly relevant it is to today’s culture. My favourite Gospel book! Here is the latest one on ch.3:9-11. I had orginally entitled this ‘The Burden of Eternity and Beauty’ but I prefer their retitling! Ecclesiastes 3: There’s a reason why we’re born with a sense of eternity As we head towards Christmas … Continue reading Ecclesiastes 3:9-11- There’s a reason why we’re born with a sense of eternity
In order to understand our culture and ourselves there are some subjects that it is vital to grasp. In terms of answering the question ‘who am I?’ or ‘who are we?’ we need to consider the question of moral responsibility and free will. It is important to understand that many of our elites are moving (despite the culture making an idol of choice) into a … Continue reading Beware the Hyper-Calvinist Atheists!
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 article was first published on Christian Today I return from a lovely break in Croatia to discover yet another one of those ‘snowflake/University bans Christians’ stories. But this is one with a difference. It involves one of the world’s top Universities, Oxford. The problem with Balliol College’s now retracted ban of the Christian Union is not that it shows up the flakiness of the … Continue reading A Dangerous Church? The Elephant in the Balliol College Freshers Fair
John Smyth, who now lives in South Africa and campaigns on morality, is at the centre of the allegations.Channel 4 News The media, liberal ‘Christians’ like Giles Fraser and the Bishop of Buckingham, atheistic secularists, and other enemies of the Gospel can hardly contain their glee. The ink had barely dried on the accusations against John Smyth a former evangelical camps leader, before the blame game … Continue reading Christian Camps and Child Abuse – Is Evangelical Theology to Blame?
In 2009 I did an outreach event with Kirkwall Baptist Church – I greatly enjoyed it. Part of it was a talk and discussion in a local hotel which was recorded by the BBC. I know they do things differently in the islands but even I did not expect it to take seven years before it was broadcast…anyway it was broadcast this week…..you can listen … Continue reading Debating Delusions in Orkney
Another week…another BBC mockumentary about wacko right wing fringe ‘Christians’ in the US. The fact that it was put out on BBC 3 means that one could normally just ignore it as would 99% of the rest of the population, but with the I-Player and the internet, this kind of thing soon gets spread around and is used to fuel the anti-Christian self-rightousness of the … Continue reading Is the BBC Christophobic?
Today Elie Wiesel died. A man who was for me, as for many others a phenomenal inspiration. BBC Report of Elie Wiesel This chapter from The Dawkins Letters explains why the great questions raised by Wiesel and the horror of the Holocaust ultimately point to only one solution – Christ. Letter 8 – The Myth of Godless Morality Dear Dr Dawkins, As a young boy I … Continue reading Defeating the Darkness – In Memory of Elie Wiesel