Does Scotland Need Another Billy Graham?

  This is the editorial from the June Record.  You can purchase a digital copy here – for the ridiculous price of £1.50 (or equivalent).  Watching the BBC documentary ‘Six Weeks to Save the World’, about Billy Graham, was utterly fascinating. The 1950s was a different era and a very different Scotland. The majority of people were associated with the church, and holding a six-week … Continue reading Does Scotland Need Another Billy Graham?

The Apostate Free Church?

The May Record is now out – you can get a digital copy here for pennies! – Why not sign up for a year – only £18…..and pass the word on to others.  The lead article was really hard to write….I attach it below.  There is an excellent interview with Simon Manchester… The Apostate Free Church  As we head towards another couple of important General … Continue reading The Apostate Free Church?

The Eye of the Storm – The Transgender Backlash and the Timing of the Lord

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 – Cover, Contents and Controversy…

  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…

Does the Free Church Have a Future? (editorial for Feb Record)….And a Free Copy of the new Digital Record

    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 Church in Scotland – The Record Editorial for January

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

Great Joy for all the People – The Christmas Record

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

Remembering the Reformation?

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?

Good News for the Poor – The September Record Editorial

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