Two questions remain unanswered over RHI

Dear Sir, The continuing controversy of the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme persists to plague the political establishment. The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2016 ‘post-truth’ is well chosen. The political class and the media in general appear to have missed two essential points which the tax paying public require to know in order to begin to establish some kind

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Ian Paisley had very long history of protesting, and Orange Order may follow suit if Pope visits in 2018

Dear Sir, I was intrigued by the comments of your Religion Correspondent (B.T. 10 December). Alf McCreary stated: “People forget that Paisley led a demonstration outside Church House in Belfast when the former Moderator the Reverend Dr Ken Newell invited the then Roman Catholic Primate Cardinal Sean Brady as his personal guest at the opening night of the Presbyterian General

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Wise words that still hold true to this day

As one who has often responded critically to the comments of your religion correspondent, Alf McCreary, may I commend him for his article “Wise words of Isaac Watts … ” (Saturday Review, July 23). Alf makes a very perceptive analysis of the events of the last month and offers a truism which many people of faith would embrace. Samuel Rodigast

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Loughinisland Report

Dear Sir On reading the excellent analysis of Ben Lowry (Newsletter 11 June) on the Loughinisland Report, I decided that I should read the complete Report for myself. This is thorough and detailed Report not only of the atrocity itself but also of ‘pre-cursor incidents’.  A number of points need to be highlighted. The Police Ombudsman makes some significant statements

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The Bible and Homosexuality

What does the Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality? (Publisher: IVP £7.99) by  Kevin DeYoung (Senior Pastor, University Reformed Church, East Lansing, Michigan) ooOoo In this book the American pastor Kevin DeYoung offers us some clear Biblical insights into the current debate on this subject. Making the clear distinction, between same-sex attraction and same-sex activity, this book is conveniently divided into

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