I heard a lovely story this week about A.S.K – from a lady in Australia who had given it to her friend and she and her friends and children greatly appreciated it. “These are exactly the questions we are asking’. It was good to hear. This week’s question is one I have heard a lot…. BIBLE READING: Psalm 104:24-35 TEXT: All creatures look to you … Continue reading Animals in Heaven – Do Dogs Go To Heaven? A.S.K 20
Dear Brothers and Sisters, I recall a Christian friend in Scotland giving me a wee fridge magnet that just simply said, ‘the best things in life are not things”. I thought about that this past Tuesday when our ‘things’ arrived. It was a strangely emotional day – and much to give thanks for – not least the two Brazilian removal men who went above and … Continue reading Letter from Australia 11 – The Best Things in Life are…?
Brothers and Sisters, I have a fear of flying….which, given my current location, is not particularly helpful. If I want to go anywhere – it has to be by plane and despite my desire to help the climate, Ifind myself flying on average around twice per month. People think that the flight from the UK to Australia, which takes one day, is too long. In … Continue reading Letter from Australia 10- The Fear of Failure
Aretha, Anastasia and Amazing Grace – Letter from Australia 5 Dear Brothers and Sisters, They say that you ought to live as to be missed when you are gone. I don’t know if I have done that but I do know that I have been blessed to have lived in places and amongst people who I miss. I loved growing up on the Tarbat peninsula … Continue reading Aretha, Anastasia and Amazing Grace – Letter from Australia 5
I recently heard a speaker who I thought was excellent – what he said was biblical, clear and passionate. The audience loved it….but I struggled. And here’s the problem – I couldn’t work out why. There was just something that did not connect for me. I have been trying to identify the problem. Was it just me? The speaker was excellent and everyone else … Continue reading What’s Wrong With the World?
Dear Brothers and Sisters, There is something unreal and annoying about social media. It’s a bit like those holiday snaps which invariably present a picture of an idyllic time where everyone is enjoying themselves and the sun is always shining – the reality of the family quarrels, the rip off meals and the exhausting travel being left unspoken! Instagram, Facebook and to a lesser … Continue reading A Question of Identity and a Psalm of Joy – Letter from Australia 4 –
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