Last week we began our new series on Romans – here is the first sermon. Romans has been greatly used in the conversion of many Christians – I cited Wesley and Augustine amongst others. This is the quote I used from Augustine: “So was I speaking and weeping in the most bitter contrition of my … More Announcing the Good News – Romans ch1 v.1-5
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
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
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
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?” 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?
St Peter’s Free Church in Dundee is famous throughout the evangelical world for being the church of Robert Murray McCheyne. But many of those who come to the church now, know very little about McCheyne; and many of those who are aware of McCheyne know very little about the current St Peters. This short … More Robert Murray McCheyne and St Peters
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!
“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
I recorded this on my Iphone at the afternoon concert of acapella singing in St Peters last Sunday. This was part of the Open Doors weekend and allowed people to hear some of the kind of singing we try to do. Crawford Mackenzie (one of our elders and worship leaders) got together this small choir … More Voices in Harmony – St Peters Singing