Scotland and Brexit – Why Nicola Sturgeon has got it wrong.

I am currently in Australia but will be continuing this blog – with perhaps less frequency than usual (although there are a lot of articles to catch up on).  It is a momentous time in the UK and I am delighted at the people’s rebellion against the Euro-elites!  However it is not going to be … More Scotland and Brexit – Why Nicola Sturgeon has got it wrong.

Welcome to Secular Scotland – A Nation where Religion is in Retreat

 by The following fascinating article from Judith Duffy appeared in this weeks, Sunday Herald.   It is a generally accurate  and through portrayal of what is going on in Scotland today.   One of the most interesting points is that the Humanists, Secularists and the Church of Scotland are agreed.  They think that the churches are failing … More Welcome to Secular Scotland – A Nation where Religion is in Retreat

A Tale of Two Assemblies

(The Future is African!)   A report of the Church of Scotland and Free Church General Assemblies in Christian Today – A Tale of Two Assemblies Another year, another annual church assembly, another battle and series of headlines about the church and sexuality. Deja vue. At this year’s General Assembly the Church of Scotland ‘crossed a Rubicon’ … More A Tale of Two Assemblies

The Invisible Church, Cyber Theology and Online Baptism

Normally as we head towards the Church of Scotland Assembly, there are a string of stories released by their press office that vie to get into the press. This year the one that seems to have grabbed most attention is the story headlined ‘Kirk’s online baptism bid’. The press office might be pleased that they … More The Invisible Church, Cyber Theology and Online Baptism

Scotland’s Babylon – Who is going to Speak for Scotland’s Children?

  The reaction to my letter to Nicola Sturgeon has been very revealing. Especially from the Establishment.  The Ultimate April Fool – An Open Letter to Nicola Sturgeon (I wrote a summery article about all of this on the Christian Today website as well – you can get that here  Gender Politics and the Gospel … More Scotland’s Babylon – Who is going to Speak for Scotland’s Children?

Life and Work – The State of the Church of Scotland Today

  As we move into pre-Assembly season I want to begin a new weekly series looking at the state of the Church of Jesus Christ in Scotland, and assessing where we are, how things have changed in the past year and look at some of the opportunities and threats to us.   There is no particular … More Life and Work – The State of the Church of Scotland Today

Living Christ, Dying Church? – Moderator’s Easter Message

  I have reading so much rubbish in the past few days from church leaders and Christian charity leaders that it’s enough to drive anyone to despair.  It’s like we are living in some kind of surreal parallel universe, rather than the real world.   Or maybe I’m the one who is seeing things wrongly….?!  Anyway … More Living Christ, Dying Church? – Moderator’s Easter Message