It’s a Bargain! – (Letters in Exile 1)

In 1636 Samuel Rutherford was sent into ‘exile’ in Aberdeen from his congregation in Anworth in the Scottish Borders for a couple of years.   Although he was banned from preaching he kept in touch with the people back ‘home’ through a series of letters. These beautiful and pastoral letters are now considered spiritual classics – ‘When we are dead and gone let the world know … Continue reading It’s a Bargain! – (Letters in Exile 1)

Nicola Sturgeons Speech – A Warning for Scotland

I watched with keen interest our First Ministers speech at the SNP conference in Aberdeen last Saturday.   I don’t really want to comment on the ins and outs of a potential IndyRef2, or of Brexit and everything else associated with it.   There has already been enough said on that and I suspect many are already weary. Rather than offer a political opinion I would like … Continue reading Nicola Sturgeons Speech – A Warning for Scotland

Scots Calvinists were no Tartan Taliban

I have an article with the above headline published in The National today.   It is in response to a silly piece which tried to equate the Covenanters with ISIS.  A piece which was welcomed by the historically illiterate secularist atheists only because it fitted their prejudices.  It was a piece greeted with general ridicule by people who actually know anything about the subject (as evidenced by … Continue reading Scots Calvinists were no Tartan Taliban