Children and the Church – More Worship from St Peters

We continue our experiment in recording the whole service at St Peters.  Thanks for those who gave such positive feedback. It would be very helpful if you have any feedback to send it to me – as we decide whether to continue doing this.  It is  strange providence that one of the most grateful recipients … More Children and the Church – More Worship from St Peters

First Full Recorded Services from St Peters – Easter Sunday – Sinclair Ferguson on John 20 and Luke 23

Last Sunday was a great Easter Sunday in St Petes – and for the first time we recorded the whole service.   This is an experiment so please do let us know what you think – e-mail me at theweeflea@gmail.com      If enough people appreciate and make use of it we will continue. I most … More First Full Recorded Services from St Peters – Easter Sunday – Sinclair Ferguson on John 20 and Luke 23

Trials, Temptations, the Gibeonite Deception and Mission – St Peters Sermons on 2nd April 2017

This weeks sermon is a bonus – because you get two for the price of one – because we had two great sermons in St Peters last week.  Firstly there is an extraordinary sermon from Sinclair Ferguson on Trials and Temptations – extraordinary not just because of its power, but because of its particular appropriateness … More Trials, Temptations, the Gibeonite Deception and Mission – St Peters Sermons on 2nd April 2017

The Rise of Scotland’s Radical Preachers – The Daily Mail

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

Gospel Prescriptions – Sermon by Sinclair Ferguson – Philippians 4:2-9

Sunday is the Lord’s Day – its a day to get away from social media and the internet and I for one try to stay away!  I like to focus on the word and Christ – and the internet can be a real distraction so I try to stay away.  However there is one exception – … More Gospel Prescriptions – Sermon by Sinclair Ferguson – Philippians 4:2-9

Out of the Ashes – The Fall and Rise of the Church in Scotland – Article in Australian Presbyterian

This article has just been published in the Australian Presbyterian. Out of the Ashes – The Fall and Rise of the Church in Scotland    I suppose that for many Australian Presbyterians Scotland, or at least the Presbyterian Church in Scotland is considered to be the motherland! If that is true, then the cry that … More Out of the Ashes – The Fall and Rise of the Church in Scotland – Article in Australian Presbyterian

The sun is shining full tilt on ambitious Dundee

This Article about Dundee was in the Scotsman on Friday. Scotland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world but sometimes we Scots can do ourselves down by being a wee bit parochial. I had some American friends who flew into Edinburgh airport, on their way to stay with me in Dundee. To their amazement … More The sun is shining full tilt on ambitious Dundee

Songs of Praise, the Island of Lewis, Donald Trump and the Religion of the BBC

It was wonderful to hear that Songs of Praise, the flagship BBC religious programme, was to come from the Island of Lewis – the home island of my wife and apparently more significantly the home island of President-Elect Donald Trumps mother.    I looked forward to hearing some Gaelic psalm singing, traditional hymns and perhaps … More Songs of Praise, the Island of Lewis, Donald Trump and the Religion of the BBC

Does God Call Me to Belong to a Local Church where the Word of God is not being Taught?

“Does God call me to belong to a local church where the Word of God is not being taught?” That was one of the questions I have often been asked. I hope to have an occasional series looking at these kind of questions. To some the answer  to this particular question is so obvious that … More Does God Call Me to Belong to a Local Church where the Word of God is not being Taught?