Quantum of Solas Podcast 123

  LISTEN HERE: Trump, England, and Identity Politics | Quantum 123 Download this episode (right click and save) TOPICS Trump’s in town – The Wee Flea – President Trump’s Welcome to Scotland US Judge Kavanaugh – New York Times – Senate Democrats Come Out Swinging in Long-Shot Fight to Block Kavanaugh England Came Home – Football and Politics – Paul Watson showing up the insanity and folly of the culture … Continue reading Quantum of Solas Podcast 123

The Stornoway Sabbath – Relic from a Bygone Age?

This article was first published on the Affinity website Guest contributor David Robertson writes about a culture clash in the Scottish Western Isles reflecting a broader issue that has implications for us all… It used to be said that that only way for the Free Church of Scotland to get its views on any subject heard was to put out a press release stating “Free Church says don’t drop … Continue reading The Stornoway Sabbath – Relic from a Bygone Age?

The Church in Scotland – The Record Editorial for January

The January Record is just heading to the printers – lots of good stuff in this month – here is a foretaste of the editorial.  Get your copy of the complete magazine from your local Free Church, or from the Free Church offices… “The state and fate of the Kirk is a topic which should be of wider interest within Scottish society and beyond” So … Continue reading The Church in Scotland – The Record Editorial for January

A Profound Message in Bitterly Divided Times – Christmas Saturday Essay in The Daily Mail

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

LED 20 – Refugees in Scotland; Saving the Jews; Anti-Nazis in Dundee; Banning Franklin Graham; Another Brexit Bus; Feminism; Bermuda and SSM; A Christmas Carol

Welcome to the final Light Engaging Darkness for this year… Refugees Welcome in Scotland  Amidst all the bad news stories I am glad to see this one – it makes me proud of my country. Scotland agreed to take 2,000 of the 20,000 Syrian refugees coming to the UK within five years. Todays came news that we did it in two and are preparing to … Continue reading LED 20 – Refugees in Scotland; Saving the Jews; Anti-Nazis in Dundee; Banning Franklin Graham; Another Brexit Bus; Feminism; Bermuda and SSM; A Christmas Carol

Ecclesiastes 3:9-11- There’s a reason why we’re born with a sense of eternity

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

Brexit for Dummies (and Hope for Visionaries)

Just before the EU referendum I wrote this article about my struggles with how to vote and why I eventually ended up opting for Brexit.  It got an astonishing reaction being downloaded, read and passed on over 100,000 times.   I have written other things on this topic but never anything on that scale…until today.  I have heard lots of people asking about what is going … Continue reading Brexit for Dummies (and Hope for Visionaries)

The Saturday Review 1 – Murder on the Orient Express; BBC Vietnam War; From Reform to Renewal

The Saturday Review – 2nd December 2017  Each Saturday I hope to publish a ‘review’ page – looking at films, books and TV shows that I’ve read or seen. Anything that needs a more in depth analysis will get individual reviews. The purpose of these is to provide recommendations or as I always do, look at what these windows to our culture, tell us about … Continue reading The Saturday Review 1 – Murder on the Orient Express; BBC Vietnam War; From Reform to Renewal

The Suicide of the Church of Scotland – A Call to Prayer for St Andrews Day

  As we head towards St Andrews Day – its perhaps appropriate to reflect on the state of the Church in Scotland – and given the amount of publicity they have received this week, especially The Church of Scotland.  It is drifting into ‘irrelevance and obscurity’. No – this is not another analysis from an ‘outsider’ such as yours truly. This is an article/press release … Continue reading The Suicide of the Church of Scotland – A Call to Prayer for St Andrews Day

How Not to Be an American Missionary in Scotland

Many years ago I wrote a response to a report I read from the Southern Baptists – talking about their mission work in Scotland.  To their credit they picked up on my article and used it.  I often get asked about this article entitled ‘How Not To Be An American Missionary In Scotland” –  so I am just reproducing a slightly updated version of it … Continue reading How Not to Be an American Missionary in Scotland