July 29, 2019

Man and Machine

Man’s ability to create is awesome in many ways and very influential over life. Take agriculture.  It was transformed by the invention of the “three-point-linkage”.  For city types, it’s the reason why there is lots of food in M&S. But […]
July 11, 2019

The Eschatology of the Psalter

Rev E Trevor Kirkland Psalm singing for Christians, a gospel ordinance, a gospel duty, and a gospel delight. In the Anglican Book of Common Prayer (BCP) there is a fascinating fact.  Firstly, there is a reading schedule to cover the […]
May 14, 2019

The Immutability of God

Rev John Morrison Introduction The doctrine of immutability belongs to the incommunicable attributes of God, as do also, absolute perfection, eternity, immensity, infinity, simplicity, and unity.  They are called incommunicable because there is absolutely not anything in the rational creature […]
January 17, 2018

The Holy Spirit: the only Effectual Reformer

Many of us are vexed over the state of our nation and our society. Sometimes we might feel like echoing the cry of Jeremiah: “Oh that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I might […]
May 2, 2017

Keep Yourselves in the Love of God

The idea that professing Christians may not be true Christians is something not easily acknowledged in the present climate of the church. One finds it even more difficult to believe that ministers, with acknowledged gifts and abilities, whose teaching may […]
January 27, 2017

The Only Glory that Counts

Few would disagree that there is a lightness in society today. Men of substance are scarce. David Wells, in commenting on the loss of character, says: “We have become T S Eliot’s ‘hollow men’, without weight, for whom appearance and […]
February 26, 2016

Bring Back the Law in Evangelism

As we consider the state of the church today there is much to discourage us. We think of the conformity to the spirit of the world, the lack of depth in Christian experience, the absence of heart religion, the paucity […]
January 12, 2016

Reversing the Trend in Modern Worship

The conflict over worship today manifests itself in what have been called ‘the worship wars’. In many church buildings you witness a platform with a plethora of musical instruments. If you check out the order of service you will find […]
September 7, 2015

Have we Lost Hold of the Gospel?

‘How Scotland lost its hold of the Bible’ is the title of an excellent address by the Rev Iain Murray, published in the Banner of Truth magazine (Issue 623-4, Aug/Sept 2015). It is not surprising that a nation and church […]