The Atheist Cacangelist

Richard Dawkins is reigniting his career as an atheist cacangelist.   What you may ask is a cacangelist?  Its a new word (I think) which should not be added to our dictionary.   The word evangelist comes from the Greek – meaning the messenger of good news.  I have often described Richard Dawkins as an atheist evangelist…but it doesn’t really work because atheism has no good news.  … Continue reading The Atheist Cacangelist

An open letter to Richard Dawkins: What have you got to lose by debating God’s existence with me this weekend?

(Richard Dawkins is in Sydney this weekend so I issued this challenge to him on the Christian Today website)  Dear Professor Dawkins, Apologies for writing you another letter (remember The Dawkins Letters?) but you just don’t seem to be responding. It’s so funny how we don’t talk any more. Anyway, I hope you are well and fully recovered from your recent bout of illness (I would … Continue reading An open letter to Richard Dawkins: What have you got to lose by debating God’s existence with me this weekend?

Hawkings Haverings – Answering Stephen Hawkings Atheist Claims

I was saddened to hear of the death of Stephen Hawking – I had recently read a biography of him – as well as watching the sanitised airbrushed Hollywood version of his life – The Theory of Everything.   Brilliant mind though he was, he allowed his atheist upbringing and prejudice to distort his reasoning.  None more so than his claim in The Times  from 8 years … Continue reading Hawkings Haverings – Answering Stephen Hawkings Atheist Claims

Debating Delusions – Proclaiming Christ in the Public Square

As I have gradually got back into public speaking its been a privilege to speak at the Universities of Aberdeen, Abertay, Dundee….The CU’s generally do a remarkable work.  I think what I personally enjoy more than anything are the discussions and debates with non-believers.  They don’t always have to be hostile.  As the following example shows – this was held in the Glasgow Uni Student … Continue reading Debating Delusions – Proclaiming Christ in the Public Square

Four Ways to Witness to Atheists

This article first appeared on the Desiring God website Here Four Ways to Witness to Atheists   My next-door neighbors are not atheists. They are Muslims, New Age pagans, agnostics, nominal Christians, and one family of evangelical Christians. Most people in the United Kingdom (where I live) are not card-carrying atheists (20%), even less so in the United States (14%). However, many people are atheists by default, … Continue reading Four Ways to Witness to Atheists

The Texas Christian Massacre and Atheist Hate Speech

 This article was first published on Premier Christianity under the heading  The Texas Christian Massacre and the Man who Committed It.   David Robertson says there’s a double standard in the way we judge the motives of those who commit evil.   26 people dead. 24 seriously wounded. Yet another US gun massacre. They are becoming so common that it appears we are becoming more … Continue reading The Texas Christian Massacre and Atheist Hate Speech

Is Christianity Regressive? – Apologetics 101 -no.14

Is Christianity Regressive?  This is my latest post in the Christian Today series on Apologetics So we have been talking about Jesus, the beginnings of the Church and its history, but what about today? Church was fine in the 19th Century and, in a kind of English country village way, in the 20th. But apart from a few redneck areas in the US, Northern Ireland, the … Continue reading Is Christianity Regressive? – Apologetics 101 -no.14

Celebrity deaths: 3 lessons our culture must learn in 2016

This is my latest article on the Premier Blog….You can view the original by clicking Here By: David Robertson | Apr 2016 As musical icon Prince joins a growing list of well-known people who have died in 2016, David Robertson asks whether our secular culture is ready to face its own mortality   This week I buried a woman. I had only met her two hours … Continue reading Celebrity deaths: 3 lessons our culture must learn in 2016

The Two Faces of the Church of Scotland

No sooner do I begin my new series of the state of the Church in Scotland than the Scottish Social Attitudes survey is published, resulting in headlines along the lines of ‘Atheists now the majority in Scotland’.   I was going to move on to the Catholic Church this week but that will have to wait until next week (by the way thanks to all my … Continue reading The Two Faces of the Church of Scotland