Light Engaging Darkness is a weekly post that tries to give a summary and comment on current cultural events, from a Christian perspective. It’s important to say that these are personal opinions and not an attempt to say this is THE Christian view. Some things are clear in terms of the Bible – others are not. … More LED 19 – Is May the New Maggie? – Anti-Semitism in Sweden and Westminster – Women’s Football – Wrongful Birth – Sinclair Ferguson on Education – Transmania continues.
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 … More Why I Still Believe – in Humanity.
The following is a personal reflection on the loss of a friend, mentor and member of my congregation, St Peters Free Church. His memorial service will be in St Peters tomorrow (July the 5th) at 12 noon. The Political Leader Gordon Wilson was born in Glasgow on the 16th of April 1938 and died in … More Gordon Wilson – A Man of Integrity and Intelligence
Here is the latest Solas ‘Short’ – you can access it on Youtube, Facebook and on the Solas Short Answers This also ties in with my article on Tim Farron – Is Gay Sex a Sin?
It is unusual for a mainstream secular newspaper to run a major series on the state of the Church in Scotland – but the Daily Mail has done just that. The journalist John Macleod has written a perceptive and insightful analysis – part three of which was published on Saturday. I attach the article below, … More The Rise of Scotland’s Radical Preachers – The Daily Mail
I am totally loving the way that the Lord is developing Solas since Andy Bannister joined us as director. He and Al have developed a great partnership in producing these high quality popular short videos. Here for example is the one on Christmas – I’m thinking of using it on Sunday at our carol service….why … More Short Answers – Is Belief in God just like Belief in Santa?
This was published in the Scotsman today – you can read the original Here The Headline was somewhat bizarrely – “When Jesus Christ was conscripted for the War Effort” – which was not what I was saying….Here is the complete text of what I originally wrote… It’s Time for Nicola Sturgeon to Call a National Day … More Its Time for Nicola Sturgeon to Call A National Day of Prayer
Click this link Janet Parshall – In the Market for the latest Janet Parshall show. In the light of our upcoming Solas conference on Sex and Sexuality – Sex, Society and the Church I thought it was relevant that we looked at the whole issue of What is Humanity?
This is my article in The Scotsman today. You can get the original by clicking the link – (or better still buying a paper and passing it on to others)….There is also a superb article from the Catholic Bishops Council on the same page….below is the text with the two parts in block quotes that were left … More The Christian Hope – (The Scotsman Article)
A few years ago Gordon Wilson, the former SNP leader, and myself met together and discussed how we could encourage Christianity in the public square and encourage Christians to get involved. We did not want a political organisation but rather one that practices and trains in persuasive evangelism. So we set up the Solas Centre … More Big News – Andy Bannister becomes the new full time director of Solas