This article was published on Premier Christian Website in response to Tim Farron’s recent comments re gay sex. A number of years ago we warned that the whole issue of sexuality had become the religion of our contemporary society and the shibboleth question. At first we were told that accepting the current liberal absolutist morality would be voluntary, … More Another One Bites the Dust – Tim Farron’s comments on gay sex
It seems to be such an obvious wrong. One so obvious that when our First Minister spoke of it in New York, there were gasps of horror. It’s a subject that evokes strong passions, a sense of injustice and anger at the cold and callous Tories. Now in my good old days I was not … More The Tory Rape Clause and the Descent of Scottish Politics
There is a new ‘cool’ book in town! It’s a New York Times bestseller, endorsed by Russell Moore, Archbishop Charles J.Chaput, and, the ultimate accolade, Carl R.Trueman! How could I resist? Especially as it is subtitled “A strategy for Christians in a post-Christian nation”. With such endorsements, and always wanting to stay up with … More Is the Benedict Option the Best Option for Today’s Church?
There is a great and largely unnoticed injustice in todays Britain. The government is pursuing a policy which discriminates against people because of their nationality and against the poor. If this was being done by the UK government my Twitter feed would be full of outraged Scots decrying the evils of a Tory government – … More Educating Hans but not Hamish or Henrietta
Dear Mr Robertson, I am writing to you and other Scottish church leaders to ask for your help in organising a national day of prayer. As you are aware Scotland is at a crossroads. We face many threats and opportunities. And yet we are a nation divided. Many see, as I do, the way … More Letter from Nicola Sturgeon Calling for a National Day of Prayer
I watched with keen interest our First Ministers speech at the SNP conference in Aberdeen last Saturday. I don’t really want to comment on the ins and outs of a potential IndyRef2, or of Brexit and everything else associated with it. There has already been enough said on that and I suspect many are already … More Nicola Sturgeons Speech – A Warning for Scotland
This article first appeared on the Premier Blog The European Court’s ruling on religious clothing is wrong. Secularism is not neutral By: David Robertson | 14th March 2017 David Robertson explains why he believes today’s ruling by the European Court of Justice that employers can ban workers from wearing religious symbols at work is wrong How … More The European Court’s ruling on religious clothing is wrong. Secularism is not neutral
Trigger warning: This is another article about Scottish Independence and Brexit. Comfort warning: I suspect to many peoples relief, I don’t intend to post much more about Indy Ref 2 and Brexit (I can’t promise nothing!) but to be honest I’ve said enough and I’ve other things to get on with. Unless there is … More When Yes Means No – Daily Mail Article – March 15th 2017
This article appeared in Christian Today – I was asked to offer a Christian perspective on IndyRef2. Apparently the grand old duchess of Scotland has decided not to march her troops back down the hill. Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister of Scotland, having threatened to call a second Scottish Independence Referendum unless the UK government remained … More The End of the United Kingdom?
This is either the dumbest, bravest or most annoying thing I have ever done, or possibly all three! I have petitioned the Scottish government, asking them not to have Indy Ref 2 until after 2020. #FutureIndyRef I am really concerned about the potential for division, bitterness and waste of time and money that a … More Petition to the Scottish Parliament re a Second Independence Referendum