Reformation Scotland

Reformation Scotland is the website of the Inverness Branch of the Scottish Reformation Society. Our aim is to promote a witness to the history, theology and principles of the Scottish Reformation.

2012 - 2013 Meetings

The Need for a 21st Century Reformation
Monday, 1 October 2012 - Rev David Silversides (Northern Ireland)
One Reformed Church in Scotland: Is it Achievable?
Monday, 19 November 2012 - Rev George Hutton (Inverness)
19th Century Scottish Missions to the Jews
Monday, 14 January 2013 - Rev Dr John Ross (Glenurquhart)
The Heidelberg Catechism Remembered
Monday, 18 February 2013 - Ds Wouter Pieters (Holland)
The Solemn League & Covenant
Monday, 18 March 2013 - Rev A Sinclair Horne (Edinburgh)

Previous Season of Meetings: 2011 - 2012

Undoing the Reformation: A Kirk in Crisis?
Monday, 3 October 2011 - Rev Andrew Coghill (Stornoway)
Modern Interpretations of the Scottish Reformation
Monday, 7 November 2011 - Rev Prof John R McIntosh (Edinburgh)
Revival in Skye - 1812
Monday, 23 January 2012 - Rev John Keddie (Bracadale)
The Influence of the Word of God on the Reformation
Monday, 20 February 2012 - Rev Maurice J Roberts (Inverness)
Disruption Principles
Monday, 19 March 2012 - Rev David Campbell (North Tolsta)

» Visit the Lectures page for a list of previous lectures and audio recordings.

National Scottish Reformation Society Website

The website for the national Scottish Reformation Society provides information about the society, and meetings such as the AGM, and other local branch meetings.

Text Articles

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The Reformation in the North of Scotland
Dr Douglas Somerset
I should start by explaining the subject that I am addressing: ‘The Reformation in the North of Scotland’. I am taking a broad view of ‘the North of Scotland’ and I am going to include the whole Highland area from Caithness to Inverness to Argyllshire, the Gaelic-speaking area. The reason for doing this is partly that the surviving information for smaller areas is limited and technical; and partly because there is a general story to tell for the whole area.
The Charismatic Movement and the Deformation of the Church
Rev Dr Wayne Pearce
A consideration of five areas in which the Charismatic Movement is precipitating and promoting the deformation of the church: 1) Rejection of the Sufficiency of Scripture; 2) Promotion of Two-Tier Christianity; 3) Mysticism; 4) Unbiblical Ecumenism; and 5) Superstition and Worldliness.
The Act of Settlement and its Relevance for Today
Rev Hugh M Cartwright
A consideration of the Act of Settlement, noting its historical setting, what it is and what it says, its legal position and its religious significance; current moves to remove it from the Statute Book; the Act’s relevance for today, for the Church and for the State; and the action which we should take to preserve our national commitment to the truth of the Bible.
The Regulative Principle
Rev Hugh M Cartwright
Our starting point is the truth that Christ is the Head of the Church. In relation to the Church as the body of elect, redeemed, regenerate sinners, the Headship of Christ signifies that through His union with them He is the source of all their life and grace and unity. In relation to the Church as a society on earth, the Headship of Christ signifies that He originated it and that He continues to administer its affairs. It has taken its form from Him and continues to depend upon Him for existence and power.
Development of the Scottish Psalter
Rev David Silversides
“Christians are to sing Psalms... Nevertheless, the question arises that if we are to sing the Biblical Psalms, is the ‘Scottish Psalter’ of 1650 a sufficiently careful and accurate translation for this purpose?”
In answering this question, Rev David Silversides considers: 1) The History of the Scottish Psalter; 2) Testimonies to its accuracy; 3) Examples of the care with which it was translated; and 4) The Scriptural aims of the translators.

» Visit the Articles page for a full list of reformation articles.