Now They’re Coming for the Nurseries!

Yesterday Graham Grant of The Daily Mail asked me to comment on the latest gem from the Care Inspectorate – the government body that inspects schools and nurseries.   Here are some guidelines that they have just issued. There is so much that one could say about this – some of which is incorporated in this article in The Daily Mail.   The Care Inspectorate have become a primary means … Continue reading Now They’re Coming for the Nurseries!

The Tartan Taliban – Article in the Daily Mail

As a result of my previous blogs The Scottish Daily Mail asked for an article – which they published yesterday. I am thankful for this opportunity…Here is the text of the article…(I am heading away for three days break – from my computer – so don’t have time to put up all the other links). This is the news article they published a couple of … Continue reading The Tartan Taliban – Article in the Daily Mail

Hide Your Crosses and Bibles – How Equality leads to the removal of public Christianity.

Cycling home last night I received a phone call from a journalist who wanted to ask my views on a story he was covering.  When he told me the story I had to stop before I fell off my bike.  Could you repeat that?   He did. This is the story. HIDE YOUR CROSSES AND BIBLES Watchdog’s warning that Christian symbols on display at funerals could … Continue reading Hide Your Crosses and Bibles – How Equality leads to the removal of public Christianity.

A Profound Message in Bitterly Divided Times – Christmas Saturday Essay in The Daily Mail

This was published as the Saturday essay in todays Scottish Daily Mail.  It is wonderful to be able to testify in such a public secular forum to the good news of Jesus Christ…May the Lord use it for his glory.   The text is below. Good News, Great Joy for Scotland Scotland is a divided society – in many ways. The more we speak about unity … Continue reading A Profound Message in Bitterly Divided Times – Christmas Saturday Essay in The Daily Mail

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, and as I feature in it, I will add some … Continue reading The Rise of Scotland’s Radical Preachers – The Daily Mail

Losing our Religion – Signs of the Times Part 2 of John Macleods series in The Daily Mail.

This is part two of John Macleod’s articles in the Daily Mail on the state of the Church in Scotland today.   You can read the first one  here – Losing Our Religion – The Daily Mail on the State of the Church in Scotland Again there is plenty for us to reflect on in the article I reproduce below.   John’s argument that the outward … Continue reading Losing our Religion – Signs of the Times Part 2 of John Macleods series in The Daily Mail.

When Yes Means No – Daily Mail Article – March 15th 2017

Trigger warning:  This is another article about Scottish Independence and Brexit. Comfort warning:   I suspect to many peoples relief, I don’t intend to post much more about Indy Ref 2 and Brexit (I can’t promise nothing!) but to be honest I’ve said enough and I’ve other things to get on with.  Unless there is something new and some actual debate I don’t really see … Continue reading When Yes Means No – Daily Mail Article – March 15th 2017

Losing Our Religion – The Daily Mail on the State of the Church in Scotland

The journalist John Macleod has just begun a major three part series in The Daily Mail on the current state of the Church in Scotland.  Given that this is published in Scotland’s best selling Saturday newspaper it is good to see the question being given such prominence.  Coming on top of a more local and narrow series in the Dundee Courier focusing on the decline of the Church … Continue reading Losing Our Religion – The Daily Mail on the State of the Church in Scotland

Snowflake Theologians Given Trigger Warning about the Crucifixion

Monty Python was a hilarious surreal take on many aspects of life.  It was so ludicrous that most of us could laugh.  But nowadays I find that some aspects of modern life which are apparently taken seriously, are more Pythoesque than Python.  Take this headline…. Bible students are warned…you may find the crucifixion too upsetting! This was in The Daily Mail  so I guess there are those … Continue reading Snowflake Theologians Given Trigger Warning about the Crucifixion

Judges, the EU, Parliament and Democracy

Once again the great British public, stirred up by the Great British media, are getting themselves into a tremendous state about Europe, Brexit and all things anent.   Because the English High Court has ruled that the British government cannot fire the starting gun for leaving the EU by invoking Article 50, without first of all consulting parliament. Cue outrage and OTT headlines from the … Continue reading Judges, the EU, Parliament and Democracy