Last week I received a phone call asking me if I would be willing to write the Mail’s Easter essay! Is the Pope a Catholic?! It was actually a difficult task (2,000 words) and to be honest I was not sure if they would take it. Apart from a few edits to the first paragraphs … More The Dangerous Betrayal of Scotland’s Christian Heritage – Article in The Daily Mail – Easter Saturday 2016
Visit to the Scottish Parliament- 10th Feb 2016 I was asked to speak to the Scottish Parliament sub-committee on religious freedom. Although I never stick to a text the following is the substance of what I said and a few reflections on the whole experience – which tells us a great deal about the state … More Persecution, Politicians and false Prophets
The following is a full transcript of the theological conversation between Rev Scott McKenna (Minister, Church of Scotland) and Rev David Robertson, Moderator of the Free Church of Scotland and Director of Solas Centre for Public Christianity. The conversation was chaired by the Very Rev John Chalmers, Principal Clerk to, and former Moderator of, the … More A Theological Conversation with Scott McKenna – FULL TRANSCRIPT
Its March and the time when Kings go to war. I don’t intend to go to war but I am very burdened for the state of the whole church of Christ in Scotland and so over the next few weeks as we lead up to the General Assemblies, I thought I would return to this … More Ten Reasons Why the Church of Scotland is in Decline
This weeks QoS includes: BJP | ELF in Poland | Church of Scotland’s General Assembly | World Cup corruption | IS | Israel & Gaza | Ferguson, MO | Alfredo Di Stefano, Eduard Scheverdnadze and Robin Williams. http://www.solas-cpc.org/wp/2015/01/quantum-of-solas-15/
I have taken a break for several months from commenting on the situation of the Church in Scotland in general and the Church of Scotland in particular. But the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Rev John Chalmers, has, together with the news that the Church has voted to allow those in unbiblical relationships to … More Full House – The Fairytale of Ecclesiastical Bingo, The Church of Scotland and the Million-Member Free Church.
I suspect that this will be the most upsetting and ‘hurtful’ piece I have written for some time – at least for some people. So I apologise in advance. It is not intentional but I cannot keep silent. I cannot be reconciled to the unbiblical and harmful notion of ‘reconciliation’ which has been almost universally … More Why Post- Referendum Reconciliation is a bit of a Sham
From the Scotsman today – get a copy and pass it around! Last week’s chance to make huge changes for good in this country were rejected by the Scottish people, but another way exists, says David Robertson Last week the Scottish people were given a real chance to change things and to shake up and … More Vote Yes for Real Hope – Solas Article in todays Scotsman
I have come to a rather worrying conclusion – which I will share with you at the end of this article. I want to reflect a little on two things in the past week which indicate the state of the Church in Scotland. I recently attended a conference in St Andrews at which there was … More The True Purpose of the Church – Some Reflections on Dr John Chalmers Sermon in Stornoway – August 2014
The Church of Scotland Moderator has come out with an article in Life and Work which was reported in the Daily Mail as you don’t need to believe in God before you can be a member in the Church. No – that’s not a Monty Python joke – thats a serious notion of ‘christian’ evangelism….my … More Belonging before Believing – do you need to believe in God before becoming a Church Member?