The Dangerous Betrayal of Scotland’s Christian Heritage – Article in The Daily Mail – Easter Saturday 2016

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

A Theological Conversation with Scott McKenna – FULL TRANSCRIPT

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

Full House – The Fairytale of Ecclesiastical Bingo, The Church of Scotland and the Million-Member Free Church.

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.

Why Post- Referendum Reconciliation is a bit of a Sham

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

Vote Yes for Real Hope – Solas Article in todays Scotsman

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

The True Purpose of the Church – Some Reflections on Dr John Chalmers Sermon in Stornoway – August 2014

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

Belonging before Believing – do you need to believe in God before becoming a Church Member?

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?