What can we say to people who think Christianity is against freedom?

It’s a basic truth that our society is founded on Christianity and Christian principles.  This includes the whole notion of freedom.  If you are a regular watcher of news (or reader of this blog) you will note that in the name of freedom, our civic elites, are seeking to remove the foundation.  If the root is removed what makes them think that the fruit will … Continue reading What can we say to people who think Christianity is against freedom?

Shake on It -Engaging with Transgender People

Several people contacted me about the BBC programme ‘Shake on It” – Shake On It – A Surprising BBC Programme on Trans and Identity.   The trouble is that if you are not in the UK you can’t view it.  I understand that at some point it will be on YouTube but until then you can get it by clicking the link below. Again to give credit … Continue reading Shake on It -Engaging with Transgender People

How Do We Share the Gospel In Europe Today?

On a day when I am depressed at the state of our nation, the state of the Church and a whole lot of personal stuff, I was reminded of the important things when someone linked to this – that we communicate the Good News to a society which is fast sinking into a confused dark morass.  Shine the Light!  This is a talk given at … Continue reading How Do We Share the Gospel In Europe Today?

Solas on GodTV!

Andy Bannister and I both spoke at CreationFest in Cornwall last summer.  During this we did an interview for GodTV and so was fulfilled a long held ‘ambition’ for me.  We were on GodTV….!  Click the link below and enjoy! https://www.god.tv/video/uk-regional-update-2-andy-bannister-and-david-robertson/zype An Encouraging Tale- The Herald and Christianity in the Public (George) Square! The God TV Enigma – The Real Problem with God TV is … Continue reading Solas on GodTV!

In Conversation – with Alastair McIntosh

This is a conversation I had with Alastair McIntosh, a Quaker activist, broadcaster and writer.  He is the author of a superb book – Poachers Pilgrimage.  We discussed many things in front of a good audience in St Peters.   It may not sound the most riveting of evenings – over an hour discussing theology, history, the Highlands,church etc – but the most common reaction afterwards from those … Continue reading In Conversation – with Alastair McIntosh

Quantum 21: Banned from the Mall; Swimming in Stornoway; Referendums; Was Jesus Funny? Saudi Arabia and Yemen; Mary’s Boy Child; The Chinese Church

Welcome to the Christmas Quantum – 1) Christmas at Thistle shopping mall in Stirling – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXqBd3Wi7Mk&feature=youtu.be 2) Stornoway Sabbath Swimming – https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0001kfh https://posttenebraslux.co.uk/2018/12/18/journalism-satan-and-sunday-opening/ 3) Referendums – Ireland abortion – https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0001mmm 4)Was Jesus funny? https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0001md1 5) Saudi Arabia and Yemen – https://unherd.com/2018/12/how-britain-profits-from-yemens-pain/ 6) Mary’s Boychild – 7) The Chinese Church – https://www.premierchristianity.com/Blog/I-will-be-executed-but-I-will-not-plead-guilty.-Read-this-astonishing-letter-by-an-imprisoned-Chinese-pastor?utm_source=Premier%20Christian%20Media&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=10130517_Ignite%2018%2F12%2F18&utm_content=Chinese%20pastor&dm_i=16DQ,614R9,KFBMV3,NNFLE,1 Missed Last weeks?   Quantum 20- Dr Dennis Mugwabe; Brexit; Censorship and Hate Speech; Transgender … Continue reading Quantum 21: Banned from the Mall; Swimming in Stornoway; Referendums; Was Jesus Funny? Saudi Arabia and Yemen; Mary’s Boy Child; The Chinese Church

Romans 9 – Does God Keep His Promises? Proverbs 4 – How to Guard Your Heart; Mary Did you Know? Pray for the West End…Worship from St Petes…

Romans 9?  Just before Christmas?  You have to be kidding!  But that is where we were at and that is where we continued.  I had hoped to do the whole chapter in one sermon but the more I looked at it, the more I realised that there was a lot there for us all to wrestle with and to help us.  So we only did … Continue reading Romans 9 – Does God Keep His Promises? Proverbs 4 – How to Guard Your Heart; Mary Did you Know? Pray for the West End…Worship from St Petes…