‘We Will Rue the Day the Wee Flea Buzzed Off – Article in the Evening Telegraph

This article appeared in The Evening Telegraph last week – you can get the original here. The reactions to it have been ‘interesting’.  More of which below…. EWAN GURR: After 30 years of ministry in Dundee, ‘the wee Flea’ will be a huge loss to the city A Pagan, a Catholic and an atheist walk into a Free Church. It sounds like the perfect opener … Continue reading ‘We Will Rue the Day the Wee Flea Buzzed Off – Article in the Evening Telegraph

Now They’re Coming for the Nurseries!

Yesterday Graham Grant of The Daily Mail asked me to comment on the latest gem from the Care Inspectorate – the government body that inspects schools and nurseries.   Here are some guidelines that they have just issued. There is so much that one could say about this – some of which is incorporated in this article in The Daily Mail.   The Care Inspectorate have become a primary means … Continue reading Now They’re Coming for the Nurseries!

An Interview with the Australian Presbyterian

This is an article which was published in the last ever edition of The Australian Presbyterian.   It is a transcribed interview with Mark Powell which in the light of yesterdays post – A Bittersweet Day helps explain my thinking.   We contrast the situations in the UK and Australia. On the Precipice Australian churches, 10 years behind Scotland’s decline, must return to basics. David Robertson talks … Continue reading An Interview with the Australian Presbyterian

A Christmas Tale – December Record’s Editorial

This is the editorial for December’s Record. A Christmas Tale Reflections on Christmas Past  Twas the night before Christmas… and the Free Church preacher was in his usual place of a Saturday night, preparing for the services the following day. As usual he was fearful and anticipatory. There was the normal sense of anticipation – after all, gathering to worship the living God is a … Continue reading A Christmas Tale – December Record’s Editorial

Why I’m saying ‘Bah Humbug’ to Polly Toynbee’s ignorant anti-Christian crusade

By: David Robertson | 14th November 2018 – This article  The Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee wants you to “beware evangelical Christians bearing gifts”. David Robertson responds Why I’m saying ‘Bah Humbug’ to Polly Toynbee’s ignorant anti-Christian crusade This article was first published on Premier Christianity yesterday.  It’s that time of year. The time when we all get ready for Christmas – as though we were preparing for a 12-month … Continue reading Why I’m saying ‘Bah Humbug’ to Polly Toynbee’s ignorant anti-Christian crusade

We Shall Remember Them – November Record Editorial

  Here is the editorial from this months Record – There are many things that glorify war, but remembering the Fallen in previous wars is not one of those things. In the centre of the village of Fearn in Easter Ross there is a war memorial. I remember as a teenager standing there and counting the names engraved on it. Between the First and Second World … Continue reading We Shall Remember Them – November Record Editorial

The Atheist Cacangelist

Richard Dawkins is reigniting his career as an atheist cacangelist.   What you may ask is a cacangelist?  Its a new word (I think) which should not be added to our dictionary.   The word evangelist comes from the Greek – meaning the messenger of good news.  I have often described Richard Dawkins as an atheist evangelist…but it doesn’t really work because atheism has no good news.  … Continue reading The Atheist Cacangelist

HateGate – The Police Respond

The Dundee Courier have this report today on the police/Scottish government Hate campaign. Note the police response from Chief Superintendent John McKenzie:  “It would be inappropriate to comment on a matter of personal correspondence.  Police Scotland welcomes correspondence and communication with members of the public.” It’s hard to believe both the inanity and the brass neck of that comment.  First of all this is not … Continue reading HateGate – The Police Respond

The Tartan Taliban – Article in the Daily Mail

As a result of my previous blogs The Scottish Daily Mail asked for an article – which they published yesterday. I am thankful for this opportunity…Here is the text of the article…(I am heading away for three days break – from my computer – so don’t have time to put up all the other links). This is the news article they published a couple of … Continue reading The Tartan Taliban – Article in the Daily Mail

Taxpayers’ money supports industrial scale slaughter of babies in the womb – Scotsman Article

This article was published in The Scotsman yesterday – you can read the original here –  It was also good to see my fellow Solas Trustee, Gordon MacDonald have his article published in the same paper on the same day –  Killing is wrong  Taxpayers’ money supports industrial scale slaughter of babies in the womb Although Theresa May’s recent visit to Africa was more noted … Continue reading Taxpayers’ money supports industrial scale slaughter of babies in the womb – Scotsman Article