In Conversation – with Alastair McIntosh

This is a conversation I had with Alastair McIntosh, a Quaker activist, broadcaster and writer.  He is the author of a superb book – Poachers Pilgrimage.  We discussed many things in front of a good audience in St Peters.   It may not sound the most riveting of evenings – over an hour discussing theology, history, the Highlands,church etc – but the most common reaction afterwards from those … Continue reading In Conversation – with Alastair McIntosh

Heresy in the Highlands

The following post recently appeared on a friend’s Facebook page. You know it’s a ‘sign of the times’ when even the Highlands and Islands have churches that promote Joel Osteen. What a desperate state of affairs. Why is this trend happening? I’m not a prophet, or the son of a prophet, but I think years of harsh Presbyterianism has left the highlands and Islands spiritually … Continue reading Heresy in the Highlands

Music, Fun, Psalms, Cowboy Boots and the Free Church

The following articles and editorial are in todays Press and Journal. For those of you who don’t get that august publication I thought you might find this interesting and encouraging….good to have Joe Barnard and John Wilson in the Free Church! Music key for fun time at Free Church The Press and Journal 17 Feb 2015 There is a perception that the words “fun” and … Continue reading Music, Fun, Psalms, Cowboy Boots and the Free Church

Victoria – a review

Victoria – ‘Almost Perfect’ A Review   My wife and I had the great privilege of attending Dundee Rep’s latest production ‘Victoria’ last week.  I am not sure what we expected, except a very long play.  We certainly got that, but also a whole lot more. Victoria is set on a landed estate in Wester Ross with three main acts; Act One The Bride (autumn … Continue reading Victoria – a review