How these 3 academics inspired a powerful Emperor’s Clothes moment for our culture

This article was first published on the Premier Christianity Website.  You can get the original and comment here – It is such a brilliant story – I love what these three have done…make sure you watch the six minute video! How these 3 academics inspired a powerful Emperor’s Clothes moment for our culture By: David Robertson | 9th October 2018 This impressive hoax contains an important lesson for … Continue reading How these 3 academics inspired a powerful Emperor’s Clothes moment for our culture

A Personal Interview with Nancy Guthrie

One of the last things we did in Sydney was have lunch with a number of friends, 20 stories up in the centre of the city.  Nancy and David Guthrie were there – and Nancy took the opportunity to interview me for her podcast, Help Me Teach the Bible    She is a lovely person and a BRILLIANT interviewer.  She managed to get me to talk … Continue reading A Personal Interview with Nancy Guthrie

The ‘Hate’ Police are Now Here

Cycling home from St Peters I saw a poster that took my breath away.  Sometimes you see that something is going to happen and yet it still shocks you when it does.  These posters are currently being displayed in towns and cities all over Scotland.   There are others – but it was these that took my breath away –     You will note … Continue reading The ‘Hate’ Police are Now Here

The Last Things – The Second Coming – Heaven and Hell – Premier Thought for the Day – 10

This is the last of my Premier ‘Thought for the Day’ in which we look at the Second Coming and the End of the World, Heaven and Hell …enjoy.. This was based on chapter 10 of Magnificent Obsession.   Here are some of the quotes used in that chapter. “No fire, no heroism, no intensity of thought or feeling, can preserve a life beyond the grave…all … Continue reading The Last Things – The Second Coming – Heaven and Hell – Premier Thought for the Day – 10

‘Shake On It’ – An Interesting Day Recording for the BBC

It seemed a strange request.   Can you come through to Glasgow to record a documentary with us on gender?  There was nothing more specific…who would I be recording it with? Is it about male/female or transgender?  What was the format?     The answers were,to say the least, vague.  I was told that we would be there for four hours, that my ‘opposite’ would not be … Continue reading ‘Shake On It’ – An Interesting Day Recording for the BBC

“I AM WHO I SAY I AM” – Reflections on Dundee Pride

  After Perth Pride we have now had the Dundee version.  By all accounts Dundee Pride on Saturday was a great success – thousands of people from all over Scotland (according to the organisers 8,000) took part at some point.   It was well attended and well-funded – Sponsors included Lush, Tay FM, Explore Dundee, the Bank of Scotland,  Dundee University, Dundee City Council, Unison, Clarks Bakery, … Continue reading “I AM WHO I SAY I AM” – Reflections on Dundee Pride

Janet Parshall – Brexit, Memphis, New York, the Gender of God, the Decline of the Church and the Gospel in a post-Christian age

  As always I enjoyed this months discussion with Janet  –  covering Brexit, Scottish Independence,  Memphis, New York,  the Gender of God and the decline of the Church (especially the C of E)…and how to respond in a post -Christian culture…enjoy you  can listen to it on the Moody Radio Player here People ask why I do this?  Lots of reasons…but a couple of stories … Continue reading Janet Parshall – Brexit, Memphis, New York, the Gender of God, the Decline of the Church and the Gospel in a post-Christian age

Emotional Women and Rational Men – Why I’m Coming Out as Binary

Did you know that being a man means that you are “competitive, ambitious, independent, rational, tough, sexual, confident, dominant, taking risks and caring about your work? Or that being a woman means that you are “nurturing, caring, social, emotional, vulnerable and concerned with appearance.” No – this is not out of some 1950’s traditionalist uber right-wing Christian fundamentalist manual for relationships.  This is bang up … Continue reading Emotional Women and Rational Men – Why I’m Coming Out as Binary

Speaking Up – The September Record

The September Record is coming out this week…here is the cover, table of contents and lead article.  You can purchase it from your church, the Free Church offices or online. Speaking Up With the rapid retreat from any form of Christian values in today’s ‘progressive’ Scotland, the question arises as to what the Church can or should do about it. Sadly, the confusion in the … Continue reading Speaking Up – The September Record

The Best Laid Plans….The Crisis in Scottish Higher Education.

The Joy of Edinburgh Uni I had a great time at Uni.   In between sports, friends, student politics and CU I even found time to do some history.   It was all a great education. And it was free. And as a farmworkers son I even got a maintenance grant. I well remember the first time I queued up after registration to get my £500 cheque. … Continue reading The Best Laid Plans….The Crisis in Scottish Higher Education.