Renewing Youth – EN July

This months EN Article. Renewing Youth I was 16 years old. A new convert. Enthused and encouraged in my new found faith. I loved reading the Bible, until one day I was given a book with a title along the lines of ‘101 problems in the Bible – resolved’.   I actually didn’t have any problems with the Bible – but after I read the book … Continue reading Renewing Youth – EN July

Vicar ‘under Investigation’ for Quoting The Wee Flea!

Sometimes a story arises which is so indicative of our culture and so important in its implications that it deserves an immediate response.  The Daily Telegraph, the Yorkshire Post and the Daily Mirror all carried this story about Rev. Peter Hughes.    Peter quoted extensively (as did The Mirror)  from my article Parents Take Back Control – The April Record Editorial which he read on this blog.  … Continue reading Vicar ‘under Investigation’ for Quoting The Wee Flea!

The BBC and Christianity – Article in June EN

I have written about the BBC and Christianity before on this blog – but this is a new shorter article published in this month’s Evangelicals Now.  The BBC and Christianity. The BBC has been blamed for facilitating Brexit because it was biased against Remainers in that it gave equal time to the ‘lies and propaganda’ of the Leave campaign.   The BBC has been blamed for … Continue reading The BBC and Christianity – Article in June EN

Dundee Children Taking Puberty Blockers – Article in The Tully

The following article appeared in The Evening Telegraph.  I am beginning to wonder if the tide is turning a bit.  The journalist was very fair in her reporting.   Note the astonishing remark from Gregor Murray, the former SNP Education convenor for Dundee, who lost his job – changing gender and putting chemicals into your body is just like a cream for acne!  Crazy and dangerous. … Continue reading Dundee Children Taking Puberty Blockers – Article in The Tully

Transported to Australia – Article in Evangelicals Now

I have begun a new column writing for Evangelicals Now – they asked me to explain why I was going to Australia for my first one.  It has just been published in the April edition – full text below… Transported to Australia   Whilst undergoing some research into my predecessor in St Peters Dundee, Robert Murray McCheyne, I came across a report about a ship that … Continue reading Transported to Australia – Article in Evangelicals Now

‘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