Why I Still Believe – in Humanity.

Solas have just published a new book – (it would be a great Christmas gift) entitled “Why We Still Believe”. Description The West has become permeated with a culture that doesn’t ‘do’ God. Many people assert that we have progressed, while Christians are still clinging to out-dated ideas. In Why We (Still) Believe, fourteen contributors focus on several specific contemporary attacks on Christianity, showing why … Continue reading Why I Still Believe – in Humanity.

If Joey Barton were Prime Minister?

I was asked by Premier Christianity to respond to an article by the footballer turned philosopher, Joey Barton, in The Independent on why he would ‘privatise’ religion. You can read my article here – http://www.premierchristianity.com/Blog/Dear-Joey-please-don-t-give-up-your-day-job the words are below… Dear Joey, please don’t give up your day job Feb 2015 If he were Prime Minister footballer Joey Barton would call on religion to be ‘privatised’ … Continue reading If Joey Barton were Prime Minister?

The Reincarnation of John Knox!

The National Secular Society in Scotland is struggling. Its numbers are low and it is being outdone in stridency (and thus publicity) by the Scottish Secular Society. It has an affable spokesperson, Alistair McBay, whom I have debated a couple of times, and who I actually like and enjoy banter with. But I suspect they are getting a wee bit desperate because Alistair’s latest article … Continue reading The Reincarnation of John Knox!

Response to Guidelines issued by South Lanarkshire Council on Chaplains and Religious Observance.

South Lanarkshire Council have this week issued new guidelines on Chaplains and Religious Observance. The atheistic secularists have welcomed this with glee seeing it as some kind of victory. I find this bizarre as the guidelines are largely basic common sense and something that I hope most Christians would support. However I guess it is how these are applied that is the key – they … Continue reading Response to Guidelines issued by South Lanarkshire Council on Chaplains and Religious Observance.

The Church in Post-Referendum Scotland

This article is published in Octobers ‘Record’ – the monthly magazine of the Free Church. As I write this the result of the September referendum is unknown. All the polls indicate a ‘No’ win but polls have been wrong before. Who knows what may happen in the polling booth and as I have no desire to be stoned as a false prophet for making hasty … Continue reading The Church in Post-Referendum Scotland

Tony Benn – Lessons for Christians, Politicians and Secular Humanists

Tony Benn – Lessons for Christians, Politicians and Secular Humanists Published in Christian Today http://www.christiantoday.com/article/tony.benn.lessons.for.christians.politicians.and.secular.humanists/36231.htm   (Photo: Isujosh) Tony Benn Today I am in mourning. Another key person in the country I grew up in has died. Tony Benn (aged 88) had the unusual distinction of being regarded as a national treasure even before he was dead! The facts about him are easily accessed and … Continue reading Tony Benn – Lessons for Christians, Politicians and Secular Humanists