An open letter to Richard Dawkins: What have you got to lose by debating God’s existence with me this weekend?

(Richard Dawkins is in Sydney this weekend so I issued this challenge to him on the Christian Today website)  Dear Professor Dawkins, Apologies for writing you another letter (remember The Dawkins Letters?) but you just don’t seem to be responding. It’s so funny how we don’t talk any more. Anyway, I hope you are well and fully recovered from your recent bout of illness (I would … Continue reading An open letter to Richard Dawkins: What have you got to lose by debating God’s existence with me this weekend?

Salvation Came Through Richard Dawkins

Whilst in Australia I have been meeting a lot of people who have read The Dawkins Letters    I was sent this testimony of Richard Morgan, who was converted through reading it.   He gives a lovely talk in this video…   You can hear the Unbelievable programme he mentions here – We added this chapter to The Dawkins Letters SALVATION CAME THROUGH RICHARD DAWKINS What a relief it … Continue reading Salvation Came Through Richard Dawkins

The Atheist Theatre Experience

This article was published on Christian Today with the following title: Why, as a Christian, I welcome Richard Dawkins and ‘The God Delusion’ taking to the stage It’s finally happened. Richard Dawkins’s The God Delusion (TGD) is to be put on the stage. Chorlton Arts Festival in England is going to have the first theatre version of the best selling atheist book. I think it … Continue reading The Atheist Theatre Experience

A Prayer for the New Year – 2018

I used to find it really helpful at the New Year, not only to reflect on the Year that is past, but also to make ‘resolutions’ for the year that lies ahead. The usual ones (lose weight, exercise more, be more organised, manage my finances better, be nicer on social media, get off social media!) seldom lasted beyond the end of January. This year I … Continue reading A Prayer for the New Year – 2018

The Texas Christian Massacre and Atheist Hate Speech

 This article was first published on Premier Christianity under the heading  The Texas Christian Massacre and the Man who Committed It.   David Robertson says there’s a double standard in the way we judge the motives of those who commit evil.   26 people dead. 24 seriously wounded. Yet another US gun massacre. They are becoming so common that it appears we are becoming more … Continue reading The Texas Christian Massacre and Atheist Hate Speech

The Dawkins Letters – A Finnish Appreciation

Nine years ago I wrote The Dawkins Letters.…it was a book written by an unknown Presbyterian minister in a small Scottish church and yet the Lord has been pleased to use it.   It has been a joy to hear of people who have been helped and some even brought to Christ through it.   It became a  relative bestseller and has been translated into … Continue reading The Dawkins Letters – A Finnish Appreciation

Why Christians Need to Stop Worrying about the End Times – (Revelation no.7)

This is the latest in my Revelation series in Christian Today – you can read Here The unedited original is below…. I originally entitled it – The Open Door There is an old limerick “ Two men looked out of prison bars, one saw earth and one saw stars”.     What do you see when you look at the Church in the West today? Some churches copy … Continue reading Why Christians Need to Stop Worrying about the End Times – (Revelation no.7)

Defeating the Darkness – In Memory of Elie Wiesel

Today Elie Wiesel died.  A man who was for me, as for many others a phenomenal inspiration.  BBC Report of Elie Wiesel This chapter from The Dawkins Letters  explains why the great questions raised by Wiesel and the horror of the Holocaust ultimately point to only one solution – Christ. Letter 8 – The Myth of Godless Morality Dear Dr Dawkins, As a young boy I … Continue reading Defeating the Darkness – In Memory of Elie Wiesel

Jesus is The Reason – Apologetics 101-No.7 Jesus

This is the heart of everything.  The key question for theology, evangelism, apologetics – indeed all of life.  It is the question of Jesus Christ – it is why we are Christians and not just Theists.  My latest article on Christian Today – click the link for the original….here is the text.   The Question – The young man at the University of Stirling made an astonishing statement, … Continue reading Jesus is The Reason – Apologetics 101-No.7 Jesus

Apologetics 101 – Pride and Prejudice – The Demand for Evidence For God

This was published in Christian Today under the title –  What to say when someone asks for proof of God’s existence  Already it has had an incredible reaction, especially from atheists who have written in, proving my point.  I hope this is helpful to you if you are a Christian and are faced with the demand for evidence, and if you are an unbeliever I … Continue reading Apologetics 101 – Pride and Prejudice – The Demand for Evidence For God