Persuasive Preaching

One of the key factors for growth and outreach in the church is what we call Persuasive Preaching….Some people call this apologetic preaching but I don’t think that communicates what we are talking about.  I gave a talk at this at FOCL a while ago.  All of us who are preachers need to think about how we can preach ‘persuasively’…. Here is a short video … Continue reading Persuasive Preaching

A.S.K 10 – The Uncreated God

BIBLE READING: Isaiah 40:21-31 TEXT: Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom (Isaiah 40:28). This is one of the most frequent and one of the most misunderstood questions I am ever asked. It is also very difficult … Continue reading A.S.K 10 – The Uncreated God

Quantum 53 – ABC; Abortion in NSW; Josh Harris; Indian Divorce; Hong Kong; Korea; Nicola’s Speech; Rochester; Circumgender; Royal Babies; Minnie Mouse; Psalm 100

Quantum 53 covers a wide range of subjects – from ABC to Josh Harris, Minnie Mouse to Keith Getty. What is Hell and Does Anyone Go There? ABC Radio Show We also looked at the sad news about abortion in New South Wales – and the evidence that babies in the womb feel pain.  Meanwhile in India Muslim divorce law has been banned  and in … Continue reading Quantum 53 – ABC; Abortion in NSW; Josh Harris; Indian Divorce; Hong Kong; Korea; Nicola’s Speech; Rochester; Circumgender; Royal Babies; Minnie Mouse; Psalm 100

A.S.K 9 – Finding God

It’s so simple isn’t it? If only God made himself clear then of course we would believe in him! Why wouldn’t we? So it must be his fault in hiding away from us. It’s like he’s playing mind games with us – expecting us to figure it all out. The words in our text are spoken by a friend of Job called Zophar. You know … Continue reading A.S.K 9 – Finding God

Churches – Where is Your Athens?

This interview appeared in Christian Today here at the weekend. Churches, where is your Athens? Staff writer  Sun 28 Jul 2019 7:04 BST David Robertson (c) with his family in Scotland before making the big move to Sydney, Australia(Photo: David Robertson) For 27 years, David Robertson was pastor of St Peter’s Church in Dundee but thanks to a popular blog – the Wee Flea – and regular media … Continue reading Churches – Where is Your Athens?

Quantum 52 -Boris; Alaister Campbell; Communion on the Moon; Gary Lineker; Yuval Harari; Trans waxing; Alice Cooper

This weeks Quantum – from Boris Johnson to Alice Cooper…. Boris – Boris – What should the Christian Response Be Alasdair Campbell – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-4Cfiykd90 at 3:50 Jonathan Haidt  https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/from-protests-to-trigger-warnings-the-creeping-threats-to-free-speech-at-our-universities-20190724-p52ac7.html  Communion on the Moon (USA) – https://hope1032.com.au/stories/faith/2019/the-day-astronaut-buzz-aldrin-took-communion-on-the-moon/ Gary Lineker (UK) – https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2019/07/why-has-gary-lineker-been-appointed-a-visiting-fellow-at-oxford/  Reformation Defaced (Switzerland) – http://evangelicalfocus.com/cities/4602/Vandalism_against_the_wall_of_the_Reformers_in_Geneva?fbclid=IwAR3TXq5MrNUxZrHzdtnUYnlkZ5p6L6ET_-ZHSg04vKE5AOmG_sMvKNaQtlo  Trans. https://www.spiked-online.com/2019/07/19/canadas-bizarre-trans-waxing-controversy/ Wondering what’s on children’s TV shows these days? Well, @cbbc(from @BBC) is “informing” your young children that hormone blockers … Continue reading Quantum 52 -Boris; Alaister Campbell; Communion on the Moon; Gary Lineker; Yuval Harari; Trans waxing; Alice Cooper

Third Space Interview – The Israel Folau Debate

This is our first Third Space article on the City Bible Forum website.  YOu can view the original here…. It is an interview with my colleague Steve McAlpine….about the hot topic in Australia just now – Israel Folau.. Scottish pastor, broadcaster and author David Robertson has moved to Australia to lead a City Bible Forum national initiative called Third Space. The Third Space team will … Continue reading Third Space Interview – The Israel Folau Debate

In The Market with Janet Parshall – From Sydney

This months ‘In the Market’ with Janet Parshall was the first from Sydney….it was great to be able to do the show at a decent hour in the morning – although Janet struggled to get her head round the idea that I was a day ahead of her – the US being even further behind Australia than it is behind Scotland….! We discussed Australia,  Third … Continue reading In The Market with Janet Parshall – From Sydney

The Case for Christian Theism – William Lane Craig on Tour in the UK

This is an excellent documentary about the William Lane Craig tour of the UK – The film shows Craig at his best – and the interest generated by his talks – so if you want to gen up on the Kalaam Cosmological argument, the Contingency Argument, the Moral Argument, Islam, Who Designed the Designer? The Evidence for the Resurrection etc… Enjoy… Why I am not … Continue reading The Case for Christian Theism – William Lane Craig on Tour in the UK

Unbelievable – Young People A.S.K- the Video

This is the video of the Unbelievable show with Justin Brierley and Hannah Timson I found this a fascinating conversation – the comments below are generally just depressing – the vitriol and abuse is at least proof of human depravity! Seeing the children asking the questions is superb….I also found it really moving that yesterday I got a lovely letter from a young person who … Continue reading Unbelievable – Young People A.S.K- the Video