Beware the Promises of Politicians

People have always been cynical and somewhat dismissive about the promises of politicians – sometimes with good reason.  Such cynicism however creates real problems in a democracy and opens the door to the kind of disillusionment that feeds more extreme forces. But there is one area where politicians in the UK government and the Scottish government (and also the US and Australian governments).  Whenever a … Continue reading Beware the Promises of Politicians

‘We’re living on the corpse of our ancestors’: Jordan Peterson is right about the secular West

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

PCUSA; PCI and the C of S; the ABC and the EU; Academics and Paedophilia; the Supreme Court and the Bakers.

Yesterdays post was an eye-opener to several people – thanks for your feedback.  But the half was not told.   Here are a few other snippets of news that show where we are going. Mainstream churches who compromise with the culture have lost the plot and are paying the price. The PCUSA lost 5% of its membership last year and closed over 150 churches.  They have … Continue reading PCUSA; PCI and the C of S; the ABC and the EU; Academics and Paedophilia; the Supreme Court and the Bakers.

Its a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

There are a number of stories that have come up which show just how far down the rabbit hole to cultural madness we have gone.  I will leave the ones from Australia for another time – but here are a few from the rest of the English speaking West….. London Cyclists are too white, male and middle class.  According to The Independent“Too few women and … Continue reading Its a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

Banning the Bible in the NHS

There is a small story happening in the Scottish region of Dumfries and Galloway which tells us a great deal about what is happening the UK today https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/968942/bibles-bedside-hospital-christian-leaders-galloway-royal-infirmary At first glance it just appears like a minor spat that is hardly newsworthy at all. But the story and how it is reported is revealing of the current state of the culture and the church in … Continue reading Banning the Bible in the NHS

Ozzie Observations – Week 10 – Os Guinness and the Future of Humanity

Last night I had the privilege of gathering with a couple of hundred others in the centre of Sydney to hear Os Guinness give the Smith lecture on the future of humanity.   It was a gathering of the great and good in Sydney evangelicalism – from the Archbishop to the former Vice Prime Minister…It was an incredibly encouraging event organised by City Bible Forum. The … Continue reading Ozzie Observations – Week 10 – Os Guinness and the Future of Humanity

How Bishop Curry’s Sermon Revealed the Four Evangelical Tribes

The following is an extended version of an article I published yesterday on Christian Today.  After I wrote about the Royal Wedding I was faced with two direct challenges/accusations – can you do any better (what would you write)?  And what do you mean that this sermon has indicated the faultlines in Western Evangelicalism? I will get to the former later – but I have … Continue reading How Bishop Curry’s Sermon Revealed the Four Evangelical Tribes

The Irish Referendum – the Repercussions

When it became clear that the death warrant for hundreds of thousands of Irish babies was about to be signed, it broke my heart.  When I saw the grotesque pictures of people dancing in the streets in celebration it was like a scene out of Dante’s Inferno. My article yesterday Ireland Regresses; Sunday, Bloody Sunday  has been widely circulated and got the predictable response – although with … Continue reading The Irish Referendum – the Repercussions

Ireland Regresses; Sunday, Bloody Sunday

There has been much rejoicing in Ireland over the result of a referendum. Large crowds gathered in Dublin city centre. A party was in full swing in Dublin Castle. Groups of cheering and clapping people were at the airport to cheer on those who had flown back especially to vote. “Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was also greeted by cheers when he arrived as was Ailbhe Smyth … Continue reading Ireland Regresses; Sunday, Bloody Sunday

Glen Scrivener and the Middle Way re that Sermon

Because I have received so many messages from Christians who are thankful for the time and detail I have been putting in these posts I am going to continue.  Sadly far too many Christians are struggling because their pastors, who are meant to be their undershepherds, are not protecting them from the wolves who seek to ravage the flock.  (others have those who are doing … Continue reading Glen Scrivener and the Middle Way re that Sermon