Each New Year I foolishly like to try and think ahead by making some predictions (not prophecies) about the coming year for the Church. This was a prediction for this year: 9) The Church will reach out amongst the poor. It seems to me that it is often the case that the richer and more … More Good News for the Poor – The September Record Editorial
We were not able to put up the sermons from last week because of holidays – we will get them for you next week. However yesterday I had the privilege of addressing the Intercessors for Britain conference which was meeting in St Peters. In effect I gave them a summary of my Assembly sermon from … More The World Turned Upside Down
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
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!
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?
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!
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
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…..
I am currently on holiday and taking a break from writing. I am due to preach at St Andrews Anglican Church in Roseville Sydney – where John Dickson is the senior minister. Usually when I come to the end of a holiday I start thinking about the situation at home, in church and country. … More Prophets, Prostitutes and Politicians
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