Kate Forbes, the SNP and should politicians keep their religion private?

Kate Forbes has for some time been talked of as a potential successor to Nicola Sturgeon in Scotland.  However, she has a problem, something that might hinder her progress, either barrign her from leadership or losing her the next major election.  What is the skeleton in her closet? Is it a sex-scandal or a dodgy… Continue reading Kate Forbes, the SNP and should politicians keep their religion private?

When worship becomes farce (Mark 7:1-8)

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Jesus receives a delegation from Jerusalem. It’s kind of like the rabbinic version of an OFSTED visit. The scribes and pharisees have come to see him, to check out what he is saying and doing, to test him and no doubt hoping to trap him. It looks like they are welcomed in and offered hospitality.… Continue reading When worship becomes farce (Mark 7:1-8)

The problem with allowing any old nonsense

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I wrote two articles the other day which reflecting back on, I think they are more closely linked than I realised at the time.  In the first, I responded to a rather bizarre article in Premier Christianity Magazine asking if Jesus might have been married. In the second, I wrote about the way that COVID… Continue reading The problem with allowing any old nonsense