Back in the UK Tim Keller is in town amongst other things at the National Prayer Breakfast – giving what one FC minister described as a “robust and Christ-centred defence of the gospel before Prime Minister, MPs and clergy. A great encouragement and motivation to pray for our nation”. Brilliant! It’s always good to listen to Tim who never fails to be challenging and stimulating. … Continue reading Tim Keller and Middle Class Churches
This is the last talk I gave at the lawyers breakfast in Sydney. The evidence for Jesus – City Bible Forum What do the historical sources tell us about Jesus? Did Jesus exist? What do we make of claims like the virgin birth? The others are here – The Evidence for Miracles – City Bible Forum Evidence for the Bible – City Bible Forum The … Continue reading The Evidence for Jesus
A Snob I am an inverted snob. Or at least I am in danger of being an inverted snob….there is a fine line between being concerned about the inequalities between rich and poor and the unfair advantage that many people possess just because of their (bought) status in society and being against people just because they happen to be wealthy. It is possible to be … Continue reading Ozzie Observations Week 11 – Pride, Prejudice, Posh Schools and Hope for Australia
Art is one of the great unexplored areas for use in evangelism….Picasso said that ‘art is the lie that leads to the truth’. Human beings are artists, because we are made in the image of the great artist. By taking a broad sweep of modern European art (with particular reference to Picasso, Van Gogh, Kandinsky and Chagall) we want to show how art sometime reflects … Continue reading Persuasive Art
This is my review of a fascinating conversation between Jordan Peterson and Susan Blackmore. It is a important conversation, showing many things about our culture and the need for the Gospel. You can get the original article and comments (feel free to add your own!) here… ‘We’re living on the corpse of our ancestors’: Jordan Peterson is right about the secular West By: David Robertson | 11th June … Continue reading ‘We’re living on the corpse of our ancestors’: Jordan Peterson is right about the secular West
One of the great advantages of living in the modern world is that we are able to listen to conferences on the other side of the world – when they are live streamed as was Ligonier’s West Coast conference in the USA this past weekend. I was throughly enjoying listening to the wisdom of the teachers who had been speaking. But then came an answer … Continue reading Does God Speak in Dreams? Does God Love Everyone? An ‘unfortunate’ answer from the Ligonier Conference
This is the second of three short talks followed by Q and A given at the City Bible Forum Lawyers breakfast in Sydney. https://citybibleforum.org/city/sydney/episode/evidence-bible This was my favourite of the three – it was packed and there was a great atmosphere – and as you will hear some great questions… The Evidence for Miracles – City Bible Forum Continue reading Evidence for the Bible – City Bible Forum
This is the editorial from the June Record. You can purchase a digital copy here – for the ridiculous price of £1.50 (or equivalent). Watching the BBC documentary ‘Six Weeks to Save the World’, about Billy Graham, was utterly fascinating. The 1950s was a different era and a very different Scotland. The majority of people were associated with the church, and holding a six-week … Continue reading Does Scotland Need Another Billy Graham?
One of the great things about going to Brisbane and Queensland Theological College was meeting one of the lecturers Mark Baddeley – he is a stimulating and fascinating person with a great deal to teach. I loved his interview technique and his ability to push back. Here is a short video they made of a discussion we had. Enjoy… Ozzie Observations – Week 9 – … Continue reading Evangelism in Todays Culture – Interview with Mark Baddeley
The Matt Dillahunty debates on Premier Unbelievable continue to reverberate. For some reason those two debates (see links below) seem to have really touched a nerve. For example a couple of weeks ago another angry atheist posted a blog explaining in great detail why I ‘lost’ the debate. I havn’t read it – mainly because life is too short – and I don’t really care. … Continue reading Gods Word Returns Full – More Fruit from Matt Dillahunty!