Aretha, Anastasia and Amazing Grace – Letter from Australia 5

Aretha, Anastasia and Amazing Grace – Letter from Australia 5  Dear Brothers and Sisters, They say that you ought to live as to be missed when you are gone.   I don’t know if I have done that but I do know that I have been blessed to have lived in places and amongst people who I miss. I loved growing up on the Tarbat peninsula … Continue reading Aretha, Anastasia and Amazing Grace – Letter from Australia 5

A Tale of Two Cathedrals.

Norwich Cathedral has found a novel way to get into the news. As reported throughout the press, the Cathedral installed a Helter Skelter in order to attract people.   “It’s certainly not a gimmick – its fun but it’s meant to get people thinking about the meaning of life”.  Whilst I have no qualms with anyone ‘having fun’ and struggle with the concept of sacred … Continue reading A Tale of Two Cathedrals.

“A Hard Day’s Night” – Letter from Australia 3

18th August 2019 Brothers and Sisters, Living in a city of 5 million there are never a shortage of things to do….living in a country that is the sixth largest in the world (by land mass) there is never a shortage of places to visit. Yesterday we were sitting at a table with a construction worker and his wife and he was saying that he … Continue reading “A Hard Day’s Night” – Letter from Australia 3

Sampson’s Samson Post – Losing His Faith

Yet another celebrity Christian has announced on social media that he has left the faith .  Premier Christianity asked me to respond to  Hillsong’s Marty Sampson’s Instagram post announcing this.   You can read the original here… An open letter to the Hillsong worship leader who is “losing his faith” By: David Robertson | 13th August 2019 The Hillsong worship leader Marty Sampson has announced he’s “losing his faith”. … Continue reading Sampson’s Samson Post – Losing His Faith

The Final Sunday – Romans 16 and a Fond Farewell.

This is such a strange day – for the first time in 27 years I am not responsible for the conduct of public worship in St Peters.  Of course I have been away from St Peters before on a Sunday – but this is different.  Then I was returning – this time we have left.  As someone said last week – ‘this is like a … Continue reading The Final Sunday – Romans 16 and a Fond Farewell.

Romans 14; Romans 15:1-13; Grace

Last Sunday we continued to look at Romans…Romans 14 in the morning (Communion) and Romans 15: 1-13 in the evening. Morning Service: Songs: Great is the Lord and Most Worthy of all Praise; Indescribable; Man of Sorrows (Hillsong); Ps 119:153-160; May the Mind of Christ my Saviour; Ps 24:7-10 Readings: Acts 25:13-27; Psalm 119:153-160 Sermon: Romans 14 – The weak and the strong Richard Baxter … Continue reading Romans 14; Romans 15:1-13; Grace

Quantum of Hope 43 -Joel Osteen; Matt Chandler; Steve Chalke; Sinclair Ferguson; The General Assembly; Durham Church; Lucas Moura; City Alight

This weeks Quantum is the second part of our review of what we do.  Last week we looked at society.  This week we look at the church.  Joel Osteen and Matt Chandler; Steve Chalke and Jayne Ozanne; And the wonderful Sinclair Ferguson – watch this clip! Then we have a look at both the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and the Free Church … Continue reading Quantum of Hope 43 -Joel Osteen; Matt Chandler; Steve Chalke; Sinclair Ferguson; The General Assembly; Durham Church; Lucas Moura; City Alight

Romans 13:1-7 – Church and State. Romans 13:8-14 – Living in the Light. Special Events and Dutch Worship

I am in the Netherlands this weekend – saying goodbye to some dear friends and looking forward to worshipping in Dutch today.   Last Sunday we continued our series in Romans.   Two very different services – in the morning we looked at the role of the Church in politics – the relationship of Church and State  (it’s not as dull as it sounds!) from Romans 13:1-7 … Continue reading Romans 13:1-7 – Church and State. Romans 13:8-14 – Living in the Light. Special Events and Dutch Worship

Romans 12:9-13 – Ten Rules for family Life; Romans 12:14-21; Overcoming Evil; Baptism of Evie; How He Loves

Last Sunday was a special day for the Robertson family – and I hope for St Peters.   Our daughter Becky and husband Pete were over from Australia in Scotland with Isla and Evie – three years ago I baptised Isla – on Sunday I had the privilege of baptising Evie – Ten Biblical Reasons Why I Baptised My Granddaughter (and Children). In the sermon we continued … Continue reading Romans 12:9-13 – Ten Rules for family Life; Romans 12:14-21; Overcoming Evil; Baptism of Evie; How He Loves