Smacking, Fracking, Fossils, Europe, Anglicans and Feedback – Assembly News and Views.

The Church of Scotland wanted to move on from dissing the Bible and rejecting its teaching about marriage to some things more important.  This week we have been finding out what these things are. Smacking – The General Assembly voted to ban corporal punishment at home. Of course they can’t, but they want to ask the government to do so. The Kirk agreed by 275 … Continue reading Smacking, Fracking, Fossils, Europe, Anglicans and Feedback – Assembly News and Views.

Persecution, Politicians and false Prophets

Visit to the Scottish Parliament- 10th Feb 2016 I was asked to speak to the Scottish Parliament sub-committee on religious freedom. Although I never stick to a text the following is the substance of what I said and a few reflections on the whole experience – which tells us a great deal about the state of Church and Society in Scotland today. “It is my … Continue reading Persecution, Politicians and false Prophets

Humanist Propaganda Dressed up as Research – Report in The Times

I was interviewed by The Times about the Humanists societies latest attack on the Church….here is the report. A Scottish university study set up to investigate the “privileged status” of religion in Scottish law has been labelled “propaganda dressed up as research” by church leaders. The project is being carried out by the University of Glasgow and is funded with a £40,000 donation from the … Continue reading Humanist Propaganda Dressed up as Research – Report in The Times

An Open Letter to C of S Evangelicals in the light of the C of S/Humanist Debacle

An Open Letter to C of S Evangelicals   Dear Brothers and Sisters, I am writing to ask for your forgiveness and for your help.  For your forgiveness because once again it looks as though I have come across both as a spokesman for the evangelicals in the C of S and also as a critic of the C of S.  Neither role is one … Continue reading An Open Letter to C of S Evangelicals in the light of the C of S/Humanist Debacle

Journeying Together? Further Reflections on the unequal marriage of the Church of Scotland and the Humanist Society.

Journeying Together?  Further Reflections on the unequal marriage of the Church of Scotland and the Humanist Society. There have been, as expected a variety of responses to the news that I posted about the Church of Scotland aligning itself with the Humanist Society in seeking to remove Christian worship from Scottish schools.   Some just did not believe it and thought I was exaggerating.  Others wrote … Continue reading Journeying Together? Further Reflections on the unequal marriage of the Church of Scotland and the Humanist Society.

Et Tu Kirka? Reflections on the Church of Scotland’s new alliance with the Humanist Society

Et Tu Kirka? Reflections on the Church of Scotland’s new alliance with the Humanist Society  If anyone doubted the corruption that is at the very heart of the Church of Scotland (and the reason that Church is dying and deserves to die), then todays joint press release from the Church and the Humanist Society, should remove any such doubts.   If the mess that the C … Continue reading Et Tu Kirka? Reflections on the Church of Scotland’s new alliance with the Humanist Society