Romans 12:9-13 – Ten Rules for family Life; Romans 12:14-21; Overcoming Evil; Baptism of Evie; How He Loves

Last Sunday was a special day for the Robertson family – and I hope for St Peters.   Our daughter Becky and husband Pete were over from Australia in Scotland with Isla and Evie – three years ago I baptised Isla – on Sunday I had the privilege of baptising Evie – Ten Biblical Reasons Why I Baptised My Granddaughter (and Children). In the sermon we continued … Continue reading Romans 12:9-13 – Ten Rules for family Life; Romans 12:14-21; Overcoming Evil; Baptism of Evie; How He Loves

Ten Biblical Reasons Why I Baptised My Granddaughter (and Children).

Baptism is a divisive subject amongst some Christians – which is a shame because it is a sacrament which is supposed to unite.  There is one baptism into the body of Christ.   I accept, understand and empathise with my Baptist brothers and sisters who by conviction think that only those who have come to a saving faith should be baptised (it’s not fair to call … Continue reading Ten Biblical Reasons Why I Baptised My Granddaughter (and Children).

The Death of Death

I wrote this Easter article for Christian Today in memory of Suzette Leverette.  I have been thinking a lot about death and resurrection and the hope we have as Christians.  On Easter Monday after a great Sunday….it seems appropriate….you can read the original here.. The Question The middle-aged man was irate. “What are you doing at my door?” he yelled. I explained that I was doing … Continue reading The Death of Death

I Confess….

It’s Easter Saturday – so in place of the normal Saturday review, here is a personal reflection/confession- with apologies to St Augustine.  (The block quotes are from his Confessions) I Confess O Lord God, I confess to you because I know that all sin is ultimately against you. I confess to you my sins against my fellow human beings. They are made in your image; … Continue reading I Confess….

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

Malcolm Farquhar – A Celebration of an Extraordinary Ordinary Christian

Yesterday we had a large funeral for our brother Malcolm Farquhar. One of the reasons the attendance was so large is because of his consistent Christians witness over many years. In his  work as a lawyer, an elder in Fintry Church of Scotland (and then a member with us in St Peters), his family and the work amongst international students. He is an example to us … Continue reading Malcolm Farquhar – A Celebration of an Extraordinary Ordinary Christian

From Dundee to Down-Under

Gavin Matthews spoke to David for Solas, about his plans. (This is an interview from the Solas website which I hope will prove helpful to those who are asking why we hope to go to Australia….(Please note this is a transcript so may not be as polished as you might like – like George Bush I could have misspoke!)…) SOLAS: Everyone has heard that you … Continue reading From Dundee to Down-Under

‘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