The Secularisation of the Church of Scotland – What Really Happened at the Assembly?

A Report on the 2017 Decision to Permit Same Sex Marriage Much to no-ones surprise, the Church of Scotland General Assembly has just voted to accept the Theological Forum’s report which changes the Churches definition of marriage to include same sex marriages and to apologise to gay people for their previous understanding. I know there … More The Secularisation of the Church of Scotland – What Really Happened at the Assembly?

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

Post Assembly Blues – is the C of S Apostate? – Quantum of Solas 31

I listened to the final session of the Church of Scotland general Assembly as I cycled to the Solas office….it so depressed me that the result is this Quantum of Solas.  If it makes you uncomfortable bear in mind that it made me that way too….the question is, is it true?  I suspect not everyone will … More Post Assembly Blues – is the C of S Apostate? – Quantum of Solas 31

After Sleepwalking Where Culture Leads, is the Church Finally Waking up?

The following article appeared on the Christian Today website on Monday – http://www.christiantoday.com/article/the.irish.referendum.scottish.church.assembly.ulster.bakery.and.the.english.politician/54688.htm Did you hear the one about the Irish referendum, the Scottish Church Assembly, the Ulster bakery and the English politician? Let’s start with the Church of Scotland General Assembly. Last week was for me an incredible week. I was installed as Moderator of … More After Sleepwalking Where Culture Leads, is the Church Finally Waking up?

The Free Church General Assembly – Final Day – Thursday

I am writing this from memory, the morning after the night before – so forgive me if I don’t remember everything – but you can get the procedures of the GA from the Free Church website and I will write a fuller report of the whole Assembly later. A few points from the final day… … More The Free Church General Assembly – Final Day – Thursday