Dear Twitter – Why Have You Banned Me?

Dear Twitter, Thanks for your note telling me that I was banned.   I must admit it was a bit of a shock. This is what you told me: We’re writing to let you know that your account features will remain locked or limited for the allotted time due to violations of the Twitter Rules, specifically our hateful conduct policy. We do not allow people to … Continue reading Dear Twitter – Why Have You Banned Me?

Support Quantum of The Wee Flea

You can support The Quantum of the Wee Flea fundraiser by clicking the link  Patron.podbean.com/theweeflea A Plea for Help I began this blog as a personal thing, enabling me to think out loud and expecting a few people to read and hopefully helping and encouraging some Christians (as well as infuriating others!) and stimulating non-Christians to think about Christianity.   It has really morphed into something else.  … Continue reading Support Quantum of The Wee Flea

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

The Soft and Hard Intimidation of the Church – A revealing 24 Hours….

It’s been an intense but revealing 24 hours.  I have learned to an even greater extent just how deep the rot is in the contemporary church, and just how easy it is for us to be intimidated and bullied into silence. Let me set the background, then explain what happened yesterday, and then offer some analysis of what precisely is going on. Vicky Beeching brought … Continue reading The Soft and Hard Intimidation of the Church – A revealing 24 Hours….

An Unjustified Influence?

Do not Judge They are some of the most oft-cited words of Jesus, and also the most misunderstood – “Do not judge or you too will be judged” (Matthew 7:1). How appropriate you might think for a society that has as one of its core values, non-judgementalism. Dogs and Pigs? There are only two problems with that perspective. Firstly, our society is not non-judgemental. In … Continue reading An Unjustified Influence?

Blogging in the Name of the Lord – Interview with the Exiled Preacher

This is an interview I took part in with The Exiled Preacher  Blogging in the Name of the Lord: David Robertson GD: Hello David Robertson, and welcome to Exiled Preacher. Please tell us a little about yourself. DR: I’m the minister of StPeter’s Free Church in Dundee, Church of Robert Murray McCheyne.    I’m married to Annabel and have three  grown up children – Andrew, Becky, and Emma … Continue reading Blogging in the Name of the Lord – Interview with the Exiled Preacher

Praise, Reading, Prayer and Preaching (Romans and Gospel of John) from St Peters – 21st January

After our experiment last year recording the whole service we have decided to do that permanently.  Everything is recorded except the pastoral prayer and the missions prayer (for reasons of confidentiality).   I prefer to listen to the whole service – the recording is excellent and its great to join in the praise (led by John Cooper).   If you wish to get the sermons only you … Continue reading Praise, Reading, Prayer and Preaching (Romans and Gospel of John) from St Peters – 21st January

2015 in review

I am fascinated by statistics so I found this report quite interesting ( although of course most normal people will find it incredibly dull!  There were 310,000 visits to this blog from 173 countries. This compares with 180,000 visits from 161 countries – In 2014 the three top countries were the UK, the US and Canada…in 2015 the UK, the US and Australia….Thanks for all … Continue reading 2015 in review

The Shelter of the Most High – New Year, Old Hope – a Personal Testimony

As we reach the end of another year, and enter a new one full of hopes, fears and promises, it is always a good time to look back and give thanks, and to look forward with anticipation. I am sitting in Heathrow airport about to board a plane to Kuala Lumpur, for a wedding and hopefully on to Australia to visit my daughter Becky. I … Continue reading The Shelter of the Most High – New Year, Old Hope – a Personal Testimony