Because of what happened yesterday this is my weekly Christian Today column a couple of days early. The headline was a wee bit different from the main point of what I was trying to say…but you get the drift. It was a disturbing day. We need to stop using tragedies to make political points David Robertson Tue 13 Aug 2019 13:31 BST A man who went … Continue reading Sydney Stabbings
This interview appeared in Christian Today here at the weekend. Churches, where is your Athens? Staff writer Sun 28 Jul 2019 7:04 BST David Robertson (c) with his family in Scotland before making the big move to Sydney, Australia(Photo: David Robertson) For 27 years, David Robertson was pastor of St Peter’s Church in Dundee but thanks to a popular blog – the Wee Flea – and regular media … Continue reading Churches – Where is Your Athens?
This month marks the last Record I am editor of….It is the Assembly edition so the Moderator’s address replaces the normal editorial – so here is the last intro…which explains what is happening. Congratulations to John Macdonald, the new editor-designate on taking over. I will very much miss my role as editor – although at times it has been a pain! May the Lord enrich … Continue reading My Last Record
“O that God would gie us, the gift to see ourselves as others see us” (Burns). “And those things when we hear, let us also make open show of our defects, but of our excellencies let us say nothing. Or if the opportunity force it upon us, let us speak of them with reserve and impute the whole to God’s grace.” (Chrysostom) The above words … Continue reading Onward Christian Soldier – The Scottish Daily Mail
This is an article published in the Broughty Ferry Presbyterian Church Magazine. At the beginning of a new ministry in Sydney it has been good for me to reflect on the Church that will always in some sense be my spiritual home and family. St Peters Free Church In this article I want to share with you something about Broughty Ferry Presbyterian Church’s sister church … Continue reading Farewell St Peters
This is part three of the Decades Videos – Jim Spence, Kevin McKenna and I discuss with Euan Gurr. Euan is a special guy – one of the great unsung heros of the Christian church in Scotland. Euan was the head of the Trussell Trust and is now a columnist and campaigner. His heart for the poor is Christ’s. You may not always agree with … Continue reading Decades in Dundee – Euan Gurr on Brexit, Independence, Poverty, Family, Christianity and Dundeei
Quantum 48 What do our adverts say about our culture? Would Monty Python be permitted today? Are the Tories the party of the family? What does Jeremy Hunt think that every child needs to be taught? When did Mrs Thatcher pray? What did she think about leadership? Why is Mark Fields more important than the 44 men charged with child sex abuse in Kirklees Why … Continue reading Quantum 48 – Adverts; Monty Python; Jeremy Hunt; Margaret Thatcher; Mark Fields; Forced Abortion; Patrick Harvie; Toy Story 4; The Archers
As we continue with the torment of packing up and unpicking 27 years in the one house, serving the one Church, it’s interesting that I have been asked to do several interviews over the past few day. One of which was with CFP – part one was a short interview about A.S.K and the other is this one – reflecting on the Church in Scotland and … Continue reading CFP Interview Part 2 – The Church in Scotland and Australia
This is a short interview I did with CFP about A.S.K. It’s encouraging to hear how people are using the book. This week a father told me he reads a chapter every week with his teenage son – and they discuss it together. What a great way to use the book! In Conversation with Andy Bannister – A.S.K and Australia Continue reading Asking about A.S.K – CFP Interview
This is such a strange day – for the first time in 27 years I am not responsible for the conduct of public worship in St Peters. Of course I have been away from St Peters before on a Sunday – but this is different. Then I was returning – this time we have left. As someone said last week – ‘this is like a … Continue reading The Final Sunday – Romans 16 and a Fond Farewell.