In the early 1980’s I was studying history and politics at the University of Edinburgh. I had been attending Morningside Baptist Church, and indeed had been baptised there – but, through reading the Bible, I became what is called ‘Reformed’ – even though I did not know what that was! I became to look for a church that taught this biblical theology but also practised. … Continue reading The Free Church and the Poor
(This article first appeared here in Christian Today. Already the Fundamentalist Darwinists have provided proof of paragraph 3 – the mockery, outrage and abuse have begun. The apple of their idolatry has been touched!) The book of Ecclesiastes tells us that ‘of making many books there is no end and much study wearies the body’ (12:12). As someone who reads many books every year … Continue reading Is Darwinism Finished?
Continuing my series of reviews of Owen’s works, this week we come to volume 3 – which is an absolute delight. After I read it of Owens works this was my footnote: “a stunning book that fed my soul, challenged me and gave me Christ” Again this review is the same as those of vol one and two – a general description followed by some of … Continue reading John Owen on The Holy Spirit
Heading for Australia I wrote about Leaving the Country – Reflections on a Hysterical Britain Whilst enjoying being here it seems that the collective hysteria gripping the country back home seems to be increasing. None more so than in the reaction to the horrific fire tragedy at the Grenfell Tower. Over 70 people are dead or missing, all apparently as the result of an electrical fault … Continue reading The Blame Game and The Demonisation of Theresa May
Last weeks Ten ‘Prophecies’ for Society/Culture in 2017 have already had a partial fulfilment. Israel, Trump and the SNP ruling out a second Indy Ref in 2017. But how will the Church of Jesus Christ fare in this coming year? Only the Lord knows. However I like to think ahead and watch trends. So here goes 1) The C of S and C of E in the … Continue reading Ten Prophecies re the Church in 2017
Todays article in Christian Today – The Referendum Code Those of us who are Christians know that words matter, and those who have been observing the EU referendum debate know that how they are said matters, too. As I observe the Christian responses ahead of Thursday’s vote, I see how we as Christians so often use our words badly. Some are less than subtle. I … Continue reading The EU Referendum Code – What Christians Really Mean!
Ok – this is my last political comment (at least until next week!). Those of you who think a Christian should not make political comment, look away now. But this is my personal blog – and I feel free to express my feelings and thoughts honestly here (and you can feel free to respond). None of this is personal about any individual. Nor is any … Continue reading The World Turned Upside Down? – Scotland says No