This week is a week of speeches. Yesterday I was not only at the General Assembly but speaking at the Scottish Parliament – to their Freedom of Religion Committee on the subject of The Threat to Religious Freedom in Scotland. Here is the speech. The Threat to Religious Freedom in Scotland Religious freedom is the bedrock of all other freedoms. Freedom of speech, freedom of … Continue reading The Threat to Religious Freedom in Scotland – and a Response from the Humanist Society.
I was saddened to hear of the death of Stephen Hawking – I had recently read a biography of him – as well as watching the sanitised airbrushed Hollywood version of his life – The Theory of Everything. Brilliant mind though he was, he allowed his atheist upbringing and prejudice to distort his reasoning. None more so than his claim in The Times from 8 years … Continue reading Hawkings Haverings – Answering Stephen Hawkings Atheist Claims
As a result of the article in the Times, the attack from the Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church and all that followed, most newspapers carried stories in similar vein. I wrote about the background to this here I would love to have just let things lie, but in today’s world, where everything is on the internet forever and people continue to abuse and … Continue reading Thrown to the Wolves – What happens when you dare to question the Trans agenda.
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…
I am not a natural Tory voter. In my younger political years it was a truism amongst those of us who were involved in student politics that ‘the Tories’ were the enemy. Of course that is a juvenile and immature form of politics which requires a group to hate and someone to blame. Most of us mature out of it. Now that I’m all growed … Continue reading The Man Who Could Make Me Vote Tory
I love the old KJV version of Psalm 41:3 – although the metrical version leaves a bit to be desired! 3 God will give strength when he on bed of languishing doth mourn; And in his sickness sore, O Lord, thou all his bed wilt turn. IN my juvenile mind (not so long ago I used to be a wee bit amused by those who … Continue reading The Times, The Secularists and the Challenge of Education for the Churches
On Saturday The Times carried this extraordinary article. (Kudos to The Times for taking this seriously and carrying this – unlike most of the rest of the Scottish press!). To the delight of the Secularists it announced that almost 60% of Scots say they have no religion, the C of S has declined in the past 17 years from 35% to 18% of the population, … Continue reading The Decline of the Church in Scotland – The Times Report and Response
Gottcha! She’s gone. Ding-dong, the witch is dead. After a weekend of vitriol and abuse Andrea Leadsom has had enough and withdrawn from the race to be Conservative party leader and thus Prime Minister. Even then the abuse has not stopped – after all it just goes to show that she is a weak woman and should retire to the kitchen – where she clearly … Continue reading Motherhood and Apple Pie – The Sins of Andrea Leadsom
This is an old but highly relevant article from Matthew Parris – an atheist, homosexual who gets Christianity much better than some professing Christians! I picked this up from the UK Apologetics FB page…It is an astonishing piece which exposes the flaws in the thinking of the likes of Steve Chalke and all those ‘Christian’ leaders who want us to turn away from (or reinterpret … Continue reading Matthew Parris – An Atheist Homosexual with a Better Understanding of Christianity than many Church leaders!