The Lords timing is perfect! In the providence of God it appears as though he has arranged for myself and Annabel to head on sabbatical at just the right time. As the son of The Beast from the East arrives in the UK we will be heading East to Australia. Its not just the physical storm we will be leaving. I am deeply conscious of the … Continue reading The Eye of the Storm – The Transgender Backlash and the Timing of the Lord
The March Record is now out. You can order copies from your local Free Church or the Free Church offices – or from any Christian bookshop that stocks it. You can now also get it online for a bargain £1.50 (or your currency equivalent)….Click on the Issuu link here – There is some great content… including James Eglinton’s article in The Times, Murdo Murchison, A … Continue reading The March Record – Cover, Contents and Controversy…
This is the editorial from the Feb edition of The Record We know that the Church of Jesus Christ will ultimately be victorious. The gates of Hell shall not prevail. The Bridegroom will have his bride. But that does not guarantee that any particular church will not have its lampstand removed. So whilst we rejoice at the growth of the church throughout the … Continue reading Does the Free Church Have a Future? (editorial for Feb Record)….And a Free Copy of the new Digital Record
The January Record is just heading to the printers – lots of good stuff in this month – here is a foretaste of the editorial. Get your copy of the complete magazine from your local Free Church, or from the Free Church offices… “The state and fate of the Kirk is a topic which should be of wider interest within Scottish society and beyond” So … Continue reading The Church in Scotland – The Record Editorial for January
The December Record is out – including the usual news, views and reviews – as well Murdo Murchison, an interview with Alaister Wilson, poetry from John Milton, an article by Joe Barnard on bringing up children in a Christian home and a new bible series on Ecclesiastes. Here is the editorial – Great Joy for All the People As our society moves further away from … Continue reading Great Joy for all the People – The Christmas Record
This is the lead article in the October Record…. This month is the 500th anniversary of the event that is assumed to have been the beginning of the Protestant Reformation – Luther’s nailing of his 95 theses to the doors of the cathedral in Wittenberg. There will be a variety of reactions to this anniversary, from studied indifference from the many to joyous enthusiasm from … Continue reading Remembering the Reformation?
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 middle-class the church, the more they talk about helping the … Continue reading Good News for the Poor – The September Record Editorial
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 have watched in horror as homes and possessions have gone … Continue reading Quenching the Fire in the Free Church – Record Editorial -August
Woke up this morning to discover that apparently I am the new champion of ecumenism in Scotland! Its rather pleasing to see that the Press (at least the Courier!) read The Record . This news story in todays paper is a direct lift from my editorial and not from an interview….I love being portrayed as the new champion of ecumenism – which of course I am! … Continue reading Dundee Minister Calls On Churches to End Divisions and Reunite!
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 Church of Scotland The Free Church is the Church of … Continue reading A Last Minute Plea to our Brothers and Sisters in the Church of Scotland _ The Record Editorial – May 2017