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 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), […]

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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 […]

Rev David Robertson

How to be a Progressive, Affirming, Accepting, Welcoming … and BIBLICAL church

My church, St Peter’s Free Church in Dundee, is a progressive, affirming, accepting, welcoming, biblical church, writes Rev David Robertson. We even have a rainbow as one of our symbols! In today’s Christian jargon that is to some people a sign that we are backslidden degenerates and to others that we are just exactly the […]

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Councillor branded ‘immature and embarrassing’ by Rev David Robertson over Caitlyn Jenner tweet

A formal complaint has been made to the SNP after a Dundee councillor was accused of mocking Christianity in an online spat. Senior SNP member Gregor Murray has been accused by the Rev David Robertson of using “hate speech” and “derogatory” language in a “deeply offensive” attack on the Free Church of Scotland. But the […]

Vivienne Pattison

Christian campaigner condemns new Fifty Shades book

The next instalment in the Fifty Shades of Grey book series has been accused of glamorising and validating domestic violence by a Christian campaigner. Vivienne Pattison from Mediawatch UK said the anticipated book, which is released today, will defend the abusive actions of the main character, a man called Christian Grey. The original Fifty Shades […]

Walter Masocha

Pervert preacher Walter Masocha walks free after being convicted of sex attacks on deaconess and schoolgirl

A pervert pastor who groped a deaconess and molested a schoolgirl has dodged a jail term. Victims’ relatives reacted with fury outside court yesterday after cult leader Walter Masocha escaped with community service and only a year on the sex offenders’ register. Angry former followers hurled abuse at the self-styled Prophet, with one victim’s mother […]

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