Quenching the Fire in the Free Church – Record Editorial -August

Quenching the Fire in the Free Church  – (This months editorial from the Record – you can purchase your copy of the magazine from your local Free Church or the Free Church offices/bookshop).  We all know to a greater or lesser degree the danger and power of fire. Some of us have been literally burned; others … More Quenching the Fire in the Free Church – Record Editorial -August

Believe in the Bible or Believe in Yourself – answering heretics in the secular press!

Some of the biggest enemies we face as Christians are those who profess to be Christians, especially Christian teachers and clergy, but spend their time denying Christian teaching and the Bible.  One such frequent correspondent in the press in Scotland is Rev. Dr John Cameron, a Church of Scotland minister.  In one of his latest … More Believe in the Bible or Believe in Yourself – answering heretics in the secular press!

When the Levy Breaks – Is Dedicating an Infant, Covenant Breaking?

I am very worried about a Welsh Presbyterian goat farmer.   Apparently Paul Levy, the International Presbyterian Church (IPC) in Ealing, keeps goats on a farm.   And he is concerned about them.  Paul is normally a jovial sort of person but apparently I recently ‘got on his goat’ so he wrote an article about how he … More When the Levy Breaks – Is Dedicating an Infant, Covenant Breaking?

Lessons from the Disruption – How a Church Split Can be Positive!

It was a surprise to be asked by Christian Today to comment on the 174th Anniversary of the Free Church Disruption of 1843.  I doubt that the anniversary went through the minds of even most Free Church people.  But as I reflected on it, I realised that the Disruption still has a lot to teach … More Lessons from the Disruption – How a Church Split Can be Positive!

A Last Minute Plea to our Brothers and Sisters in the Church of Scotland _ The Record Editorial – May 2017

The May edition of The Record is now out….I love the cover and I hope that the content within is improving. (you can purchase the whole magazine from the Free Church Bookshop in Edinburgh or from your local Free Church).   The following is the editorial. A Last Minute Plea to our Brothers and Sisters in the … More A Last Minute Plea to our Brothers and Sisters in the Church of Scotland _ The Record Editorial – May 2017

Time for Prayer…..

  Free Church National Day of Prayer – Nov 30th 2016  As I post this I am watching news of a most extraordinary event – the election of Donald Trump as President of the USA. Whatever this will lead to, the only appropriate Christian response is prayer. The Free Church has called a national day … More Time for Prayer…..

Petition re TIE

I am not a great fan of online petitions but I was sent this one re the Scottish governments plans for TIE (‘Time for Inclusive Education’) which is seeking to support the stance I made on behalf of the Free Church – and for which I received a great deal of abuse in The Sunday Herald … More Petition re TIE

Et Tu Episcopus? The Scottish Episcopal Church and SSM

The Anglican Communion throughout the world upholds the biblical teaching on Same Sex Marriage (i.e. that it does not exist because marriage is between a man and a woman). The meeting of the Anglican primates at the beginning of this year was quite clear and they backed it up with promises of discipline for any … More Et Tu Episcopus? The Scottish Episcopal Church and SSM