Sampson’s Samson Post – Losing His Faith

Yet another celebrity Christian has announced on social media that he has left the faith .  Premier Christianity asked me to respond to  Hillsong’s Marty Sampson’s Instagram post announcing this.   You can read the original here… An open letter to the Hillsong worship leader who is “losing his faith” By: David Robertson | 13th August 2019 The Hillsong worship leader Marty Sampson has announced he’s “losing his faith”. … Continue reading Sampson’s Samson Post – Losing His Faith

Out of the darkness: Is the secularist faith in decline?

Sometimes you get read a post that astonishes and encourages.  One such was yesterday when an old sparring partner from the Scottish Secular Society (someone who I also respect), Spencer Fildes wrote a message on his FB page stating amongst other things “Secularism is a myth” .  The fact that a former vice chair of the Secular Society could write this set me thinking – … Continue reading Out of the darkness: Is the secularist faith in decline?

Harari’s Hope and Hypocrisy – Christian Today

This weeks Christian Today article… Harari’s hypocrisy and why Christians can be just the same (Photo: Unsplash/Ryoji Iwata) The Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari is this generation’s ‘must have’ writer if you want to show just how in touch you are with modern society. His Sapiens and Homo Deus have sold, and continue to sell in their millions. He is the guru of the techno … Continue reading Harari’s Hope and Hypocrisy – Christian Today

Christianettes Make Bachelorettes

This weeks column in Christian Today – read the original here That Bachelorette sex talk and what it says about Christianity in the West Hannah B and Luke P, both professing Christians, talk out their differing views on sexual intimacy on The Bachelorette.(Photo: ABC) What a strange and different world we live in – the world of reality TV, social media and disintegrating foundations. There … Continue reading Christianettes Make Bachelorettes

Islamaphobia – Christian Today

There’s an important difference between being Islamophobic and Islamocritical Reuters It was a touching moment. On our last evening in our home of the past 27 years, our Muslim neighbour came in to say goodbye. She thanked us for being good neighbours and apologised if in any way her family had done anything wrong. I was moved at her tears and compassion. I don’t think … Continue reading Islamaphobia – Christian Today

The Religious Thought Police are Here

This weeks column in Christian Today – for the original click here – The Religious Thought Police Are Here The Saudi religious police, like their Iranian equivalents, have a duty of Hisbah, enjoining good and preventing wrong. To many Western eyes it seems, and is, an authoritarian attempt to enforce doctrine and practice. It could never happen here – or could it? Last week I was … Continue reading The Religious Thought Police are Here

The Lost Message of Chalke

Sometimes in life I have to do depressing things – reading Steve Chalke’s latest book was one of them.  The Lost Message of Paul is a depressing book for any biblical Christian with any degree of intelligence to read.  It’s shallow, superficial, dishonest and disingenuous.   But it is important that Christians know about this.  Chalke is now a wolf amongst the sheep….I wrote this review for my … Continue reading The Lost Message of Chalke

Justice for Sale

This weeks column in Christian Today – As Boris Johnson is Summoned to Court, we should all be worried. I had originally entitled it Justice for Sale….and prefer that title!  Pixabay/pedroivo   There are some things you don’t miss until you have lost them. Good health is most noticed when you don’t have it. Likewise growing up in a Western liberal democracy I suspect that … Continue reading Justice for Sale

I Hate ‘Hate Speech’

This is a slightly amended version of my latest post in Christian Today – you can read the original here..   This is an important subject for us all to grasp…please do feel free to spread this article around…(if you agree!)   (Photo: Unsplash/Matt Botsford) After the Second World War, Soviet Russia was determined to have the concept of ‘hate speech’ enshrined in international legislation. They … Continue reading I Hate ‘Hate Speech’

The End is Nigh! Extinction and Evangelism

This weeks article in Christian Today – you can read the original here –  (Photo: Unsplash/Tim Schramm) The End is Nigh Did you hear the news? In 12 years time the world could come to an end. Rising sea levels, coastal flooding, crop failures, carbon in the atmosphere will cause the earths temperature to rise by up to 7 degrees with all the problems arising … Continue reading The End is Nigh! Extinction and Evangelism