Glen Scrivener and the Middle Way re that Sermon

Because I have received so many messages from Christians who are thankful for the time and detail I have been putting in these posts I am going to continue.  Sadly far too many Christians are struggling because their pastors, who are meant to be their undershepherds, are not protecting them from the wolves who seek to ravage the flock.  (others have those who are doing … Continue reading Glen Scrivener and the Middle Way re that Sermon

Right Royal Preaching

I was preaching at a Chinese Presbyterian Church conference in Sydney this morning, and was immediately asked what I thought about the Royal Wedding (which some of them had stayed up to watch the night before). We had an interesting discussion.   I will keep my thoughts for later, but in particular they wanted to know what I thought of THAT sermon.  Again I will have … Continue reading Right Royal Preaching

The Joy of Sydney – Ozzie Observations – Week 8

We are very much enjoying our three month sabbatical in Sydney….and its not just because its a gorgeous city (constantly named as one of the top ten cities in the world to live in), nor just because of our lovely grandaughter and her parents!   Its been good to get a break and to focus on doing something different (I am trying to write and Annabel … Continue reading The Joy of Sydney – Ozzie Observations – Week 8

The Apostate Free Church?

The May Record is now out – you can get a digital copy here for pennies! – Why not sign up for a year – only £18…..and pass the word on to others.  The lead article was really hard to write….I attach it below.  There is an excellent interview with Simon Manchester… The Apostate Free Church  As we head towards another couple of important General … Continue reading The Apostate Free Church?

An Astonishing Sermon (s)

I had the enormous privilege of hearing a quite extraordinary sermon last Sunday.  It was in St Thomas’s Anglican church in North Sydney and was on the occasion of the Anzac service.  Simon Manchester had decided to continue with his series on Song of Solomon – how was he going to fit that into this Remembrance service?  Please listen to it…and you will see what … Continue reading An Astonishing Sermon (s)

“Don’t be like us” says a true Scotsman – Interview with Eternity magazine

This is a news story based on an interview with Eternity magazine in Sydney.  I didn’t realise the interview was going to be filmed (it lasted over 30 minutes) – hence my attire.  You can watch their edited highlights of the clip here –   The text of the report is below.  I also find it interesting how they summarised the interview. There was of necessity … Continue reading “Don’t be like us” says a true Scotsman – Interview with Eternity magazine

The Pastors Heart – Interview with Dominic Steele

  https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fthepastorsheart%2Fvideos%2F324971771362131%2F&show_text=1&width=560 In this interview/testimony we look at issues connected with evangelism, apologetics, St Peters, church growth, Scotland, Australia…I very much enjoyed meeting Dominic and look forward to preaching at his church on April 29th…. You can also see it on Vimeo (below).   Continue reading The Pastors Heart – Interview with Dominic Steele

The Best Online (St Peters) Worship Service Yet?

We are really enjoying being in Australia….the thing that we miss the most are family – both physical and spiritual….most days I walk to Lane Cove library, where I am currently doing most of my writing.  As you can see it is a beautiful walk.  This week as I was walking down in beautiful sunshine I listened to this service from St Peters on the … Continue reading The Best Online (St Peters) Worship Service Yet?

Blogging in the Name of the Lord – Interview with the Exiled Preacher

This is an interview I took part in with The Exiled Preacher  Blogging in the Name of the Lord: David Robertson GD: Hello David Robertson, and welcome to Exiled Preacher. Please tell us a little about yourself. DR: I’m the minister of StPeter’s Free Church in Dundee, Church of Robert Murray McCheyne.    I’m married to Annabel and have three  grown up children – Andrew, Becky, and Emma … Continue reading Blogging in the Name of the Lord – Interview with the Exiled Preacher

The Lion has Whimpered

A couple of weeks ago the Scottish Government closed their consultation on gender self-identity and the Church of Scotland produced a ‘pastoral guidance’ booklet on the issue of transgender. I reviewed the book here. I ended with the following: “I hope and pray that the faithful ministers who remain in the Kirk will not hand out this propaganda, but will challenge 121 and the bureaucracy … Continue reading The Lion has Whimpered