Light Engaging Darkness 12 – Because I hope to be on a break when this goes out I thought I would ‘schedule’ a wee bit different ‘LED’…. this week we are going to look at some of the major issues facing the church rather than the culture. The Scottish Episcopal Church. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/27/scottish-church-faces-consequences-vote-allow-same-sex-marriage/ I have some … More Led 12 – The Scottish Episcopal Church – Archbishop Welby – Peter Hitchens Category Error – The Denver Statement – Wilton Park and Government Religion – Christy Wimber – Tom Petty
If there is a theme to this weeks LED it has to be prophecy – or at least prediction. For example it has been fairly obvious that if mainstream politicians continue to follow the wacky elitist ‘liberal’ policies of their educators and media bosses – then there was going to be a backlash by ordinary … More LED 10 – Far Right in Germany – The EU – World Running out of Sand – Transgender Study banned – Australian SSM Intolerance – Catalonia and Kurdistan – Reality is a Social Constuct – Britons on the Toilet – A Tale of Nixon and Kissinger
I am not a natural Tory voter. In my younger political years it was a truism amongst those of us who were involved in student politics that ‘the Tories’ were the enemy. Of course that is a juvenile and immature form of politics which requires a group to hate and someone to blame. Most of … More The Man Who Could Make Me Vote Tory
Light Engaging Darkness – 6 Sometimes I am writing this I feel as though I am writing a comic satire. It must be so hard for satirists in the modern Western world because the ‘reality’ is so surreal that it is beyond satire. Anyway here are a few gems from this past week. 1) Back … More LED 6 – Back to Uni – Demolishing Statues – Natural Disasters – Robert E Lee – The Duke of Sutherland – Houston – Poland – Trudeau and Abortion – Australia and SSM – Macron – Tower Hamlets Adoption Madness…
It seems as though whenever the few, brave sane Christians who put their head above the parapet and write into newspapers trying to make a biblical case on issues for the day and defend Christianity are wasting their time. Often the letters are published, but they are usually followed, if they are any good, within … More The Free Kirk Fights Back!
I was delighted that the Courier gave this letter such prominence and even put the following as their box quote on the next page – The Scotsman carried more of the full text of the letter (for which see below)….Neither of the headlines were mine but they are interesting and accurate. It may be a … More Does Ruth Davidson Think She Knows Better Than Jesus?
This article originally appeared on Premier Christianity I had originally entitled it ‘The End of Liberal Britain?’ but I prefer the Premier title! By: David Robertson | 16th June 2017 David Robertson argues that Tim Farron’s resignation proves the Church needs to take a firmer stance on biblical truth The prophecy was quickly fulfilled! … More Christians are now being excluded from the public square. But we have brought it on ourselves
An Important Election Yesterday there was an important election which took place in Scotland. It was much closer than expected although the result turned out to be the same. The Scottish Episcopal Church voted to change its rules on marriage and to redefine marriage so that they can perform same-sex marriages. In one sense this … More An Important Vote – The SEC on SSM
A Report on the 2017 Decision to Permit Same Sex Marriage Much to no-ones surprise, the Church of Scotland General Assembly has just voted to accept the Theological Forum’s report which changes the Churches definition of marriage to include same sex marriages and to apologise to gay people for their previous understanding. I know there … More The Secularisation of the Church of Scotland – What Really Happened at the Assembly?
There is a new ‘cool’ book in town! It’s a New York Times bestseller, endorsed by Russell Moore, Archbishop Charles J.Chaput, and, the ultimate accolade, Carl R.Trueman! How could I resist? Especially as it is subtitled “A strategy for Christians in a post-Christian nation”. With such endorsements, and always wanting to stay up with … More Is the Benedict Option the Best Option for Today’s Church?