The Key to Understanding Contemporary Western Society (and whats happening in UK politics today)

A number of times I have used the phrase ‘cultural Marxism’.  After my piece on why we should not celebrate the birth of Karl Marx went viral I was asked what this phrase means?   It is actually very important and helps explain some quite extraordinary goings on in British (and indeed American and European politics). Working Class Tories and Chardonnay Socialists This week a poll … Continue reading The Key to Understanding Contemporary Western Society (and whats happening in UK politics today)

Scotland’s Little Pink Guards – The Strange Case of the School Chaplain, Time for Exclusive Education and Mob Rule

If the Israel Folau incident gives us an insight into how our ‘liberal’ elites seek to bully Christians into accepting their doctrines, then what has been happening back home in Scotland to the Church of Scotland minister Mike Goss gives another. The following appeared in The Courier this week: The Courier has now carried this story for three days, and it has been picked up by other … Continue reading Scotland’s Little Pink Guards – The Strange Case of the School Chaplain, Time for Exclusive Education and Mob Rule

Ozzie Observations – Week 3 – The Spectator, Culture, Revolutionary Tribunals, Apartheid and Israel Folau

Whilst we love being in Australia there are some home comforts we miss – not least The Spectator. But to my joy I discovered that there is an Australian edition of the best magazine in the world – and it’s as good as, if not better than the UK version (it actually contains most of the UK articles with a few Aussie ones and an … Continue reading Ozzie Observations – Week 3 – The Spectator, Culture, Revolutionary Tribunals, Apartheid and Israel Folau

Ozzie Observations – Week One – Sydney Morning Herald, Cricket, TV, Asian Australians and Education

I’m completely fascinated by people and cultures everywhere I go – for me it is part of the incredible diversity and equality with which God has endowed humanity. Made in His image we find ways of expressing creativity, beauty and love- in every culture.   Ruined by the Fall, we find ways of distorting and perverting that image – in every culture. Australia is no different. … Continue reading Ozzie Observations – Week One – Sydney Morning Herald, Cricket, TV, Asian Australians and Education

David Robertson: Children are being indoctrinated over gender – they should find identity in Christ Read – The Scotsman

In a providential timing – just as The Times ran a hatchet job attacking me, and the Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church also got stuck in – The Scotsman decided to publish my article on the same subject of gender self-identity.  To put it mildly all hell has broken loose – will let you know more tomorrow…but meanwhile here is the article…you can read the original and the … Continue reading David Robertson: Children are being indoctrinated over gender – they should find identity in Christ Read – The Scotsman

The March Record – Cover, Contents and Controversy…

  The March Record  is now out.  You can order copies from your local Free Church or the Free Church offices – or from any Christian bookshop that stocks it.  You can now also get it online for a bargain £1.50 (or your currency equivalent)….Click on the Issuu link here –  There is some great content… including James Eglinton’s article in The Times, Murdo Murchison, A … Continue reading The March Record – Cover, Contents and Controversy…

In Defence of the Catholic Church

The Sunday Herald carried a ridiculous article attacking the Catholic church a couple of weeks ago – I wrote this letter in response which was published in last Sundays edition.   Dear Editor, Perhaps you would allow me, as a Free Church minister, to speak in defence of the Catholic church – after the bizarre hatchet job done on it by the Sunday Herald. The Catholic … Continue reading In Defence of the Catholic Church

LED 25 – Brexit and May; The Beast from the East; Self-Identity Gender; The Education Convener and the Law; The Exclusive Inclusive Group; Harassing Prayer; Iceland bans Jews; Robert Plant and Alison Krauss; John Lennox.

Welcome to LED no. 25…. Brexit – Prime Minister May Set out Her Vision   The Prime Minister has just given what was probably her most important speech on Brexit. Fortunately for her it is probably her best. I was expecting something far worse. I was wrong. You can find the whole text here – but despite the carping and complaints this is a speech with … Continue reading LED 25 – Brexit and May; The Beast from the East; Self-Identity Gender; The Education Convener and the Law; The Exclusive Inclusive Group; Harassing Prayer; Iceland bans Jews; Robert Plant and Alison Krauss; John Lennox.

Education and the Poor

This is another of the Solas conference videos currently being put up (for free!) on the Solas website.    In this 2013 talk I try to explain why education is so important and why Christian education is the best way to help the poor.   Since then things have only got worse for children from a disadvantaged background in Scotland.   Unless the Church in Scotland gets … Continue reading Education and the Poor

LED 19 – Is May the New Maggie? – Anti-Semitism in Sweden and Westminster – Women’s Football – Wrongful Birth – Sinclair Ferguson on Education – Transmania continues.

Light Engaging Darkness is a weekly post that tries to give a summary and comment on current cultural events, from a Christian perspective.  It’s important to say that these are personal opinions and not an attempt to say this is THE Christian view.  Some things are clear in terms of the Bible – others are not.  All I am trying to do is try to think … Continue reading LED 19 – Is May the New Maggie? – Anti-Semitism in Sweden and Westminster – Women’s Football – Wrongful Birth – Sinclair Ferguson on Education – Transmania continues.