Cambuslang priest set to return after being cleared by church probe into sex allegation

Cambuslang priest set to return after being cleared by church probe into sex allegation

Parishioners at St Bride’s in Cambuslang have expressed their delight at the possible return to the parish of Father Paul Morton. The Catholic Church confirmed last week it had completed its investigation into an allegation of historic sex abuse made against the priest. Father Morton was cleared by the police in April this year after […]

Christian college head: No, we won't issue 'trigger warnings' before altar calls

Christian college head: No, we won’t issue ‘trigger warnings’ before altar calls

The president of a Christian college in the US has hit back against “self-absorbed and narcissistic” students in an excoriating online article. A student at Oklahoma Wesleyan University last week complained to Dr Everett Piper because he felt “victimized” by a sermon on love from 1 Corinthinians 13. “It appears that this young scholar felt offended […]

Mrs Pamela Adkins and Rev Nathan Owens

Staff appointments at Highland Theological College’s new Glasgow base

Highland Theological College UHI has appointed two members of staff to run its newly opened base in Glasgow. Mrs Pamela Adkins and Reverend Nathan Owens will run the classrooms based at Newton Place in Glasgow’s west end, with teaching being delivered mainly by video-conferencing from the college’s main campus in Dingwall. The Glasgow premises have […]

Rev David Robertson

I don’t dumb down God – ‘astonishing article in the Daily Mail’

Kevin McKenna is a senior Scottish journalist who writes for the Guardian, Observer and in this case the Daily Mail, writes Rev David Robertson. A number or weeks ago he contacted me about doing a story.  I was of course suspicious but I met with him and we had a great conversation.  I found him […]

Church of Scotland minister says to teach Jesus died for sins is "ghastly theology"

Church of Scotland minister says to teach Jesus died for sins is “ghastly theology”

The Free Church Moderator of Scotland [sic] is preparing to debate the foundations of Christianity with a Scottish minister who does not agree that Jesus died for sinners. Revd Scott McKenna, minister of Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church in Edinburgh, openly denies one of the most accepted teachings of mainstream Christianity and told his congregation that […]

Rev Alasdair Macleod

Report published from largest-ever Sunday School survey

The Free Church of Scotland’s Youth Committee has published a report from the denomination’s largest-ever Sunday School survey. • Read the full report downpage. Entitled ‘Pointing to Jesus’, the committee wants to help Sunday Schools and other youth groups point children to Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour. The report is intended as a means […]

Rev Alasdair Smith

Back congregation marks Rev Alasdair Smith’s 50 years of ministry

A large crowd gathered in the church hall at Back on Wednesday (17 June) evening to mark Rev Alasdair Smith’s 50th year in the Christian ministry. Rev Calum Iain Macleod then an overview of Alasdair Smith’s ministry over the years. He began by reflecting on his initial years of ministry in Strontian and Acharacle (1965-1971), […]

"Outlander" stars Caitroina Balfe and Sam Heughan

Outlander cast back in Scotland as filming continues at Glasgow Cathedral

Sam Heughan and the rest of the Outlander cast were back in Scotland this week. The Scots actor was at Glasgow Cathedral today after appearing at the Edinburgh Festival for opening gala The Legend of Barney Thomson last night. Following his trip through to the fest, fans have been clamouring to get a glimpse of […]

Facial recognition technology used to track church attendance

Facial recognition technology used to track church attendance

Churches are using special surveillance technology which can recognise faces to track who’s attending their services. Thirty churches in countries like the United States, Spain and India are using Churchix, which matches the faces it sees on CCTV footage with photographs and personal information already put into a database. By linking what it sees in […]

Rev Laurence Twaddle

North Berwick High School pupils unhappy at ‘Christian’ assemblies

Hundreds of pupils at North Berwick High School have signed a petition demanding an end to Christian assemblies in the school. The move comes after some students raised concerns regarding the claim that no other religions were represented at school assemblies, saying they should either all feature, or be scrapped completely. One student involved in […]

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