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 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…
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
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.
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
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.
Brexit – There is of course a whole lot of things happening with Brexit just now. I am in the middle of writing a Dummies Guide to Brexit but for now I just note that, as I expected, the UK will cave into the EU on everything and we will leave the EU in name but probably not in reality. That’s because the EU … Continue reading LED 18 – Brexit; Graham Norton; Tim Farron; The Men who live as Dogs; Paedophilia; Education; YouTube Censorship; Kevin McKenna
A number of years ago I wrote an article in response to a heartfelt letter a lady who had been hurt and confused by much that she had experienced in the church. That she was not alone was evidenced by the mail that I have since received on the same subject. One letter in particular I would like to share with you – again with … Continue reading The Suffocating Church – American Style
The Trans hysteria continues. Already this week a teacher in England has been disciplined for ‘misgendering’ a pupil (even Peter Tatchell tweeted that this was over the top!) and a whole Labour party committee have resigned because one of their number, a Lesbian, was being bullied for being a TERF (Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist). A sociology lecturer at Abertay University has warned about the consequences … Continue reading Insanity of the Gender Fluidity Debate – Letter in the Courier
The Glass Castle – Jeanette Walls I came to this book after seeing the film of the same name. The film was unspeakably sad but nonetheless managed to gloss over much of the situation described in this book. Whereas the film gave an impression of a kind of quirky family who were a bit eccentric but not really harmful – the book gives a … Continue reading The Glass Castle – A Review