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?

Baptism – A personal Journey in which it is discovered that infant baptism is Biblical!

I have been asked to explain about why I believe what I believe about baptism. Rather than give a theological explanation or a detailed examination of all the Scriptures concerned with baptism (there are plenty books and articles that do that from different perspectives) I thought I would just simply give a personal testimony about … More Baptism – A personal Journey in which it is discovered that infant baptism is Biblical!

Popery, Psalms and Protestant Pharisees

“Q: Why doesn’t @theweeflea, director of Solas, have a single #Reformation tweet on or around #ReformationDay?” This is the tweet that broke the camels back! Every couple of months an American fundamentalist called Chuck O’Neal, tweets a message which is then retweeted to me several times by his followers, identifying me as a friend of … More Popery, Psalms and Protestant Pharisees

In the Spirit on the Lord’s Day – A Rainbow over St Peters

I don’t often like writing about  my own congregation, St Peters.    But yesterday was such an encouraging day that I thought I would make an exception. As we drove home from the church last I saw this double rainbow in a perfect arch over St Peters –  it was a beautiful symbol, not of man’s … More In the Spirit on the Lord’s Day – A Rainbow over St Peters

Is Knitting the Cure for Road Rage?

So here we are in Australia, sitting at our log fire (it is winter and it does get cold!), musing on the news that there are Alps in Australia and that 70cm of snow have just fallen on them, when our daughter reads the following story: http://mashable.com/2016/07/12/woman-accused-road-rage-knit/#Yq2BD5vsSaq0 I laughed out loud.  A woman sentenced to knit … More Is Knitting the Cure for Road Rage?