Owen has the reputation of not being easy to read. Therefore I approached this first volume of his collected works of 16 with some degree of trepidation. I need not have feared! Apart from the occasional untranslated bits of Latin and at times the somewhat dated and prosaic language, the fact is that this is … More John Owen on The Glory of Christ – A Feast for your Soul!
Light Engaging Darkness 5 – 1) Feel the Hate – Barcleona, Finland and Charlottesville – The world seems full of violence and hate. one person killed in Charlottesville by a far right extremist, another two in Finland and 14 in Barcelona by Islamists. What has astounded me, and it really shouldn’t because now we … More LED 5 – Barcelona, Charlottesville – Glasgow Pride – Love is Love – Sarah Champion – The Real Modern Slavery – Google’s Tolerance – Endeavour – Is the Church like an Empty Whisky Bottle? – Kris Kristofferson
Last Sundays’ sermons. Firstly from Sinclair on the Woman at the Well (John 4:1-42) And then from Craig on Ezra 1:5-2:7 I also thought I would share with you something I read in The Valley of Vision this morning. “Everlasting Creator – Father, I have destroyed myself, my nature is defiled, the powers of my soul are … More The Woman at the Well, Ezra- Sermons from St Peters and a Prayer
I have been arguing for years that our society is becoming more intolerant, not less and that in rejecting our Christian roots we will end up rejecting our Christian fruits (including tolerance). I have tried, often without success, to get this message, into the secular media – but occasionally there are shafts of light … More Kevin McKenna – It is time to stand up to those who wish to criminalise faith – article in The Herald
Justine Greening replied to my letter to her – An Open Letter and Plea to Justine Greening, Minister of Education on her Gender Identity Proposals This is ‘her’ response: Dear David Robertson Thank you for your email of 25th July to Justine Greening. I have been asked to respond on her behalf. We want transgender people … More Justine Greening Responds – The Banality of Evil
We had a special time last weekend at Mairi and Conor’s wedding. Words like joy, beauty, fellowship, love, kindness and hospitality only express part of what it was like – so I thought I would share with you some pre, during and post photos…. Over the Sea From Skye Skye is stunning but at this … More Mairi’s (and Conor’s) Wedding in Paradise (otherwise known as Harris)
Light Engaging Darkness – 4 – August 16th 2017 Apologies for being a couple of days late….I was away at a wedding for the weekend… There is so much to think about this week. Where to begin? 1) Questions from Charlottesville When even Thersea May condemns Donald Trump for his words or lack of them … More LED 4 – Neo-Nazis and Antifa – Trump and North Korea – State Religion enforces Female Clergy – The Morality of Holidays – The Decline of the SNP and rise of Labour – Shoes, Gender Neutral Tampons, KLM and the Genderless Child – Glenn Campbell – Bill Jamieson
Last night I enjoyed a fascinating discussion and phone in with Janet Parshall on her ‘In the Market Show. You can here it by clicking Here It was fascinating discussing immigration (based on this blog – The Strange Death of Europe – Part 2 – Immigration). And also hearing Donald Trump’s comments on Charlottesville at the … More Discussing Immigrants on Janet Parshall
“Jesus doesn’t always answer questions but he does answer people” – (Sinclair Ferguson preaching on John 3 ) John 3 is such a well known passage that when someone announces that is their text – you think I know this. And then Sinclair preaches this – and you realise that there is always more light … More Jesus talks with Israel’s Top Theologian – God uses Pagans – sermons on John 3 and Ezra 1 from St Peters
Donald Macleod is the most brilliant theologian I have ever met. His writings are always stimulating, provocative and persuasive. His current blog post is no different. http://www.donaldmacleod.org.uk/dm/should-presbyterians-have-dedication-services/ However sometimes you have to wonder if Donald just had a day when he got out of bed on the wrong side! His current blog is supposed to … More The Downgrading of the Free Church – A Response to Donald Macleod.