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Today is the second anniversary of my brother Andrew's death. It is also the 49th anniversary of my reading the whole Bible for the first time on 22/8/1971. I have read the Bible daily ever since and now I spend several hours a day on my Bible commentary, making its teaching accessible to ordinary people, …

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The benefits from coronavirus

People are frightened by coronavirus to such an extent that some people are in denial that it will come to their area. Many forget that God is in control and that there are benefits from God's providence. International benefits Climate change, international terrorism and epidemics have the benefit of knocking international heads together who do …

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Medicine cannot make up for stupidity

The success of modern medicine has made some people behave in a reckless manner, risking their own life and the lives of others, in the false belief and mistaken hope that medicine can save them from any of the consequences of their risky behaviour. Coronavirus The coronavirus outbreak is an example. The USA has repatriated …

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The poverty of modern debate

The poor level of modern debate is not only a reflection upon our poor educational system, but it shows the spirit of the debaters and the standards in public life. Our poor educational system The inability of public speakers to define their terms, to interact meaningfully with opponents without misrepresenting their views, and their inability …

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Can you trust Christians?

It is common to hear people complain that they cannot trust such and such a person, particularly politicians. This is a blanket statement, showing how little thought they have given to the subject. People say that they cannot trust the Prime Minister and little wonder that people say that they cannot trust Christians when they …

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The SNP’s Scotland and slippery women

The SNP Government has published Scotland's Right to Choose. Possibly the inspiration comes from 'a woman's right to choose'. The Abortion Act 1967 was passed with assurances that 'social' abortion would not occur. More than 50 years later few people recall this and the debate is now about 'a woman's right to choose'. It has …

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There is a Christian Party

"There is a Christian Party – I like that!" This is good news. When Donald Dewar, the first First Minister of the reconstituted Scottish Parliament in 1999, launched the Scotland Bill in 1997 he announced: "There shall be a Scottish parliament," and added: "I like that!" Similarly, "There is a Christian Party – I like …

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