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 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?
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
Recently it was announced that the first mosque is about to be built on the Western Isles – a bastion of conservative evangelical Calvinism, dominated by the Free Church of Scotland (colloquially and somewhat pejoratively known as ‘the Wee Frees’). The press sniffed blood – surely this would outrage the Free Church and create civil war? The old headlines ‘Wee Free Outrage’ were dusted down … Continue reading Islam on Lewis: Why the church should support Muslims’ right to build mosques
My heart is heavy and sore. We have just finished preparing the latest extract of Murdo Murchison’s “One Good Owner’ for the May Record. Then this morning the simple message came: “Murdo has gone home”. I have lost a faithful friend and brother; someone who I admired and loved deeply. As have others. It is a sore lost for the church of Christ in Scotland. … Continue reading End of Trial – Murdo Murchison – A Prince is Fallen in Israel
The April Record is now available in congregations and online. You can access it online here – All this for only £1.50… This is the intro and contents list. WELCOME TO THE APRIL RECORD As expected, last month’s edition got a reaction — not so much for the cover, which was designed to make people think, but rather because of the editorial ‘What would … Continue reading The April Record
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
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
As a result of the article in the Times, the attack from the Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church and all that followed, most newspapers carried stories in similar vein. I wrote about the background to this here I would love to have just let things lie, but in today’s world, where everything is on the internet forever and people continue to abuse and … Continue reading Thrown to the Wolves – What happens when you dare to question the Trans agenda.
The Lords timing is perfect! In the providence of God it appears as though he has arranged for myself and Annabel to head on sabbatical at just the right time. As the son of The Beast from the East arrives in the UK we will be heading East to Australia. Its not just the physical storm we will be leaving. I am deeply conscious of the … Continue reading The Eye of the Storm – The Transgender Backlash and the Timing of the Lord