Why I’m saying ‘Bah Humbug’ to Polly Toynbee’s ignorant anti-Christian crusade

By: David Robertson | 14th November 2018 – This article  The Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee wants you to “beware evangelical Christians bearing gifts”. David Robertson responds Why I’m saying ‘Bah Humbug’ to Polly Toynbee’s ignorant anti-Christian crusade This article was first published on Premier Christianity yesterday.  It’s that time of year. The time when we all get ready for Christmas – as though we were preparing for a 12-month … Continue reading Why I’m saying ‘Bah Humbug’ to Polly Toynbee’s ignorant anti-Christian crusade

2 Timothy 3 – Sinclair Ferguson; Luke 15 – Andy Bannister – A Remembrance Hymn and Poem

Last Sunday I was at the IFES conference in Barcelona so Sinclair preached at the morning service and Andy Bannister in the evening…if you benefit from listening to this as much as I have then you will be blessed… In the evening we had an emphasis on Solas which, under the direction of Andy, is growing and developing – they had just had a very … Continue reading 2 Timothy 3 – Sinclair Ferguson; Luke 15 – Andy Bannister – A Remembrance Hymn and Poem

Quantum 15 – US Elections; Micheilin; Christmas; Remembrance Sunday; Israel; Finland and Child Sex; IFES in Barcelona; the Sexist Homophobic Snowman

  Welcome to Quantum no.15….this week features comment and music – Christmas music, new Scottish hymns and Portuguese Christians singing about The Revolution!  Listen here – https://www.podbean.com/media/player/zzy4p-9ea99f?from=yiiadmin&download=1&version=1&vjs=1&skin=1&auto=0&share=1&fonts=Helvetica&download=1&rtl=0   US Elections – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-46120373 Michelin Tyre Factory – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-46097215 Christmas –  https://theweeflea.com/2018/11/06/shop-now-the-nightmare-begins/ Remembrance Sunday – New Scottish Hymns – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-45978590 It’s a Mad, Mad World https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-46119393 https://yournewswire.com/finnish-court-sex-children/ https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/asa-winstanley/first-uk-university-divest-israeli-apartheid-leeds It’s a Gospel World – IFES in Barcelona –       … Continue reading Quantum 15 – US Elections; Micheilin; Christmas; Remembrance Sunday; Israel; Finland and Child Sex; IFES in Barcelona; the Sexist Homophobic Snowman

Debating Delusions in St Andrews

Last night I had the privilege of speaking at this debate in St Andrews – I believe it was the first of this kind that the CU have organised.  I loved it.  The place was relatively full, the chairman was excellent and my opponent, Dr Manfredi La Manna, reader of Economics at University of St Andrews, was pleasant, affable and spoke well. However I found his … Continue reading Debating Delusions in St Andrews

The Atheist Cacangelist

Richard Dawkins is reigniting his career as an atheist cacangelist.   What you may ask is a cacangelist?  Its a new word (I think) which should not be added to our dictionary.   The word evangelist comes from the Greek – meaning the messenger of good news.  I have often described Richard Dawkins as an atheist evangelist…but it doesn’t really work because atheism has no good news.  … Continue reading The Atheist Cacangelist

A Personal Interview with Nancy Guthrie

One of the last things we did in Sydney was have lunch with a number of friends, 20 stories up in the centre of the city.  Nancy and David Guthrie were there – and Nancy took the opportunity to interview me for her podcast, Help Me Teach the Bible    She is a lovely person and a BRILLIANT interviewer.  She managed to get me to talk … Continue reading A Personal Interview with Nancy Guthrie

Quench – Coffee Shop Evangelism

One of the key questions Christians need to ask – as we seek to communicate the Good News of Jesus Christ – is where is the market place?  One of the things that we have found very helpful is what we call Quench – coffee shop evangelism.   Here is a talk on the subject  I gave at the Forum of Christian Leaders in Poland.   … Continue reading Quench – Coffee Shop Evangelism

The Witness of the Church – Premier Thought for the Day 9

This weeks thought for the day on Premier looks at the witness of the Church – This thought came from chapter nine of Magnificent Obsession  Here are some of the quotes from that chapter: “To say that men and women should not inject their ‘personal morality’ into public policy debates is a practical absurdity; our law is by definition a codification of morality, much of … Continue reading The Witness of the Church – Premier Thought for the Day 9

Solas, the wider work and prayer

      This is a wee video Solas made which shows some of the things we try to do…. You can find out more about Solas here   Please do support Andy Bannister as he leads the team in that work. I would personally value prayer for strength, courage and wisdom as I try to balance St Peters, Solas and the wider cultural engagement that … Continue reading Solas, the wider work and prayer

How should the Church React to Inverness and Stornoway Gay Pride marches?

This is a version of a piece I wrote earlier today re the proposed Inverness and Stornoway Pride marches. unfortunately both were hacked – this is a rewritten, restored version which I hope is as near to the original as I can remember. I normally have a back up but for some reason didn’t with this one!  Apologies to those who posted comments on the … Continue reading How should the Church React to Inverness and Stornoway Gay Pride marches?