One sign of the church becoming a growing part of the community is when you end up taking the funerals of those who are well known within it (as well as the poor and the less known). In the past year I have taken the funeral of a leading politician (Gordon Wilson) , a police hero (James Melville) and then last week Alan Gilzean – … Continue reading Eh Mind O’Ghillie – Reflections on the funeral of a Dundee great.
Remember this? And then last night this happened… I have been reflecting on this because of my two reactions to both these events. I rejoiced at both. Firstly I was delighted that Southgate missed that penalty in 1996 not just because I suffered from ABE (Anyone But England) syndrome, but I just couldn’t stand the English commentators and the thought of having an England … Continue reading It’s Coming Home – What England’s World Cup Tells Us About England (and Scotland)
The following story is a great example of how social media can be a great tool for evil in our society. It began with a tweet that certainly got me going…. I wondered why Mr Messi and his fellow Argentinian players were being so selective. Were they going to refuse to play China, Iran and North Korea – or is it only Israel that gets … Continue reading Messi and the Fake Tweet about Israel
This article was first published on the Christian Today Website Israel Folau – Heretic or Hero? Israel Folau is the new Jonah Lomu – a rugby player with an ability that marks him out from his team mates. He is the key figure in the Australian rugby team, the Wallabies. But he is under increasing pressure after having committed the unforgiveable sin – questioning the … Continue reading Israel Folau – Heretic or Hero?
I’m completely fascinated by people and cultures everywhere I go – for me it is part of the incredible diversity and equality with which God has endowed humanity. Made in His image we find ways of expressing creativity, beauty and love- in every culture. Ruined by the Fall, we find ways of distorting and perverting that image – in every culture. Australia is no different. … Continue reading Ozzie Observations – Week One – Sydney Morning Herald, Cricket, TV, Asian Australians and Education
If you want the best of the English and the best of English, the best of Sport and marvellous commentary there is absolutely nothing to beat Test Match Special. Whereas English football commentators reinforce the ‘I support two teams mentality’ (I support two teams – Scotland and anyone playing England!) – the commentators on TMS make you want to support the England team. Aggers, Blowers … Continue reading Test Match Special – The Ultimate in Civilisation!
The article on The BBC, Usain Bolt and Anti-Christian Bias got the reactions I expected. The secularists mocked, the pietists moaned and the liberals wrote lengthy responses to an article I did not write. Some people sent me comments from other Christians on the Olympics including something that upset me so much that it has taken me 24 hours to calm down so that I can obey my … Continue reading The Blasphemy of Christian Voice and an Apology to Tom Daley
This article appeared on the Premier Christianity website – HERE The BBC’s decision to ignore Usain Bolt’s faith is another sign of anti-Christian bias By: David Robertson | 19th August 2016 David Robertson responds to the controversy surrounding the BBC’s lack of reporting on the faith of Christian athletes at the Olympics Have you heard of Daniel Smith? He is a member of the Australian … Continue reading The BBC, Usain Bolt and Anti-Christian Bias
I had forgotten how much I enjoyed football. I was becoming fed up with the commercialism, the poor standards, the greed, the corruption and the expense of going to games. I used to be chaplain at Dundee FC and therefore got if for free – I had an access all areas pass which allowed me to go everywhere from the changing rooms to the board … Continue reading Dundee v Ross County- the Chairman, the Chaplains and the Crack
http://www.solas-cpc.org/wp/2015/09/quantum-42/ Catalan Independence | Refugee Crisis | Turks & Kurds | Freedom of religion in Scotland | Rugby World Cup | Prayer requests for David’s Diary. Continue reading Catalan Independence | Refugee Crisis | Turks & Kurds | Freedom of religion in Scotland | Rugby World Cup | Prayer requests for David’s Diary- Quantum of Solas 42