Was Churchill the Greatest Briton?

This is an old article I wrote about Churchill – which I was reminded of as I was working through old papers.   It still seems relevant today (although it was written in 2003)  Churchill – The Greatest Briton?  I have just returned from a great holiday in the Netherlands.  No computer. No TV. No phone (apart from the occasional mobile – yes I am one … Continue reading Was Churchill the Greatest Briton?

Hugh Miller – The Christian Radical

This is a paper I presented to a conference of academics in Cromarty celebrating the work of Hugh Miller.  Miller is one of Scotland’s unsung great historical heroes.  I was reminded of this when listening to Nicola Sturgeon’s conference speech last week – which contained a short section on Scottish history that was more interesting for what it missed out rather than what it said. … Continue reading Hugh Miller – The Christian Radical

David Cameron, Drones and the Return of Capital Punishment

I posted the following article on Christian Today this week.  You can get the original here.  http://www.christiantoday.com/article/camerons.drone.strike.in.syria.means.the.death.penalty.has.returned.to.britain/64210.htm I have to say that I have been surprised by the vehemence of much of the response.  I have no objection to Christians and others disagreeing with what I say and seeking to correct me.  I could well be wrong.  But what really bothers me is the way … Continue reading David Cameron, Drones and the Return of Capital Punishment