Passing of Rev. Dr. Iain D Campbell
I join the wider church in extending my deepest and prayerful sympathies to Iain’s wife, Anne, their children: Iain, Stephen and Emily, his mother, Lily, together with the wider family.

It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of Rev Dr Iain D Campbell, minister of Point/Knock Free Church. Last Sunday Dr Campbell was transferred from the Western Isles Hospital to Glasgow where he passed away early this morning. He was 53.

What Professors Are Writing… No One Is Reading
Yep. True of theological journals too.

“Most Western academics today are using their intellectual capital to answer questions that nobody’s asking, on pages that nobody’s reading.”

Roe v. Wade Is A ‘Jealous God’ That Demands Blood And Generates Rage
As the late Chuck Colson wrote, “The right to an abortion has proven to be a jealous god. In exchange for sexual freedom, it demands everything else: cherished ideals, right priorities, the First Amendment, and even decency. It insists that nothing be spared in its defense.”

Today Is My Birthday Because My Mom Chose Life
“The terrified young woman who gave me life is my hero. She made a courageous choice to be my mother, even if it meant she could only remain in the role for a few days. The only tie she will ever have to me is her blood and her genes. Another woman, equally heroic, stepped into my life. She willingly became my mother, and made me her permanent daughter. Both women loved me. Both made choices that will affect my life forever.  Every day, thousands of women face similar decisions. Many demand control over their bodies and the “right to choose.” How do we convince them to make the same life-saving decision I’m eternally grateful my mother made for me? ”

4 Reasons to Soak Yourself in the Psalms
“If you don’t know the Psalter well, try spending a month or two or 12 in the Psalms. To read the Psalms in a month you’ll need to read about five per day. Most are pretty short, which should leave time for prayer, reflection, and reading elsewhere in the Scriptures. Even on the day you read the 176 verses of Psalm 119, it won’t kill you. Let’s join with God’s people through the millennia and again learn to sing the songs of the Messiah.”

Performing a “Time Audit” of Your Life
This looks like a good resource.

A Few Observations From My Recent Time in the Pit
Mike Leake writes honestly and helpfully about his latest descent into the darkness of depression:

At times I have to tap out. I have to say, “Man down!” And I have to plead with the church to pray for her wounded…like me.

Kindle Books

A Loving Life: In a World of Broken Relationships $3.99.

Loving the Way Jesus Loves $3.99.

The Faith of Christopher Hitchens: The Restless Soul of the World’s Most Notorious Atheist $1.99.