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Why I believe in God (2): the bankruptcy of the alternatives

As I mentioned in my last posting, Saint Paul’s statement that every human being is by nature aware of God’s eternal power and godhead is an entirely apt description of... Read more about 'Why I believe in God (2): the bankruptcy of the alternatives'...

Why I believe in God (1): a sense of deity

All my life I’ve believed in God.  That may sound like a dangerous admission.  Does it not immediately confirm the suspicion that religious belief is a matter of historical accident:... Read more about 'Why I believe in God (1): a sense of deity'...

The Greatness of God: a meditation

This is the substance of a talk given at the Scottish Evangelical Society Annual Conference in Glasgow, 21st – 22nd March, 2018.  Read more about 'The Greatness of God: a meditation '...

The world of religions: a book review

A review of  A Trinitarian Theology of Religions, by Gerald R. McDermott and Harold A. Netland (Oxford University Press. 331 pages.  No price.  ISBN 978-0-19-975183-9). Read more about 'The world of religions: a book review'...

Of a free Parliament and free General Assemblies

Great to see the decision of our Scottish Supreme Court upheld by the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, but it ought not to have come as a surprise.  Read more about 'Of a free Parliament and free General Assemblies'...

Hugh Miller and the Disruption

First of all, a brief comment on the word "Disruption".  It is often taken to mean a disruption of the Church itself, but that is not how it was seen... Read more about 'Hugh Miller and the Disruption '...

Brexit: a test-piece

This is a test-piece with no further object than to see whether this website still works; and since the United Kingdom already possesses 60 million experts on the subject of... Read more about 'Brexit: a test-piece'...

Is the Free Church an 'non-cessationist' body?

It’s probably fair to say that the Free Church is no longer a self-consciously Reformed church.  Instead, it sees itself as part of world-wide Evangelicalism, and the discipleship of its... Read more about 'Is the Free Church an 'non-cessationist' body?'...

The Reformation and Worship

The Reformation was not merely a revolution in theology.  It was also a revolution in worship, and at the heart of that revolution lay two great convictions: first, that worship... Read more about 'The Reformation and Worship'...

Why did Moses write Genesis?

Ever since the early 19th century the Book of Genesis has been dogged by questions linked to the ‘war’ between religion and science.  What does Genesis say about the age of the earth?  How long were its ‘days’?  What of Genesis and evolution?

But do we ever read it on its own terms, or worry that the questions we put to it are questions it was never intended to answer: questions which  never entered Moses’s head and which  would have produced only looks of blank puzzlement on the faces of his original readers?

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