As we head towards St Andrews Day (a day when the Free Church holds a day of prayer for the nation) I want to spend each day this week thinking about the state of our nation and the church within it. There is much to pray for. We begin with the Transmania sweeping out nation. “Quos Deus vult perdere prius dementat” (Those who God wishes … Continue reading Transmania
This past week I became aware of a couple of major churches and at least one significant evangelical Christian organisation who are burying their heads in the sand on the revolution that is taking place in our society. For them it is too controversial and not nice. Whilst they won’t take an anti-scriptural position, neither will they take a scriptural one. In seeking to be … Continue reading The Re-Imaging of Humanity – Part 4 – The Impact on Society
I suppose it was to be expected. After the crushing defeat for the Scottish government at the United Kingdom Supreme Court over their Named Person scheme, we not only had the spin which sought to turn it into victory, but then, sadly, the intimidation and mockery which has become so much part of the current Scottish political scene. Whilst there are Christians who support the … Continue reading Investigate Extremist Christians!
This is the article that appeared in Scotland on Sunday – It is interesting that many people who are not Christians agreed. Also interesting that SOS described me as ‘having a reputation for making controversial statements’! Who says? Who determines what is controversial? I guess in todays culture teaching the Bible is controversial. It was also interesting that Stonewall just came up with the usual ‘misinformed’ jibe. … Continue reading Gender law plan ‘recipe for child abuse’ says church leader – Scotland on Sunday
Dear First Minister, I am writing to you as the moderator of the Free Church of Scotland and want to assure you of our prayers for you and your government. I also write in a personal capacity as a supporter of both you and the SNP. It’s no secret that you have long been the recipient of my vote. So please take this … Continue reading The Ultimate April Fool – An Open Letter to Nicola Sturgeon
There was a time when humanity thought it could be God, and sought to build a tower up to heaven. Modern humanity is trying to remake itself in its own self-image…the inevitable confusion that follows is happening before our very eyes. As my latest Christian Today Article – explains. The Eve of Destruction – ‘Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad’ – if that … Continue reading Gender, the Gospel and a Modern Tower of Babel
This article appeared in the Herald today… A FUTURE church leader has become embroiled in a row over a gay and lesbian equality group’s role in schools after calling for its workers to be vetted in the same way as chaplaincy visitors. The next Free Church of Scotland Moderator Rev David Robertson said organisations like Stonewall Scotland should have the same checks as chaplains in … Continue reading Stonewall should have Schools Workers Checked as Well – Article in The Herald
Live and Let Die – Lessons from the Scottish Parliaments Debate on SSM A great day for Scotland. A great day for democracy. A great day for equality. A great debate showing the brilliance of our politicians. Its time to party, party, party. Celebrate good times, come on! But what did we really learn from the historic last week that the Scottish Parliament finalised Same … Continue reading Live and Let Die – Lessons from the Scottish Parliaments Debate on SSM