This interview appeared in Christian Today here at the weekend. Churches, where is your Athens? Staff writer Sun 28 Jul 2019 7:04 BST David Robertson (c) with his family in Scotland before making the big move to Sydney, Australia(Photo: David Robertson) For 27 years, David Robertson was pastor of St Peter’s Church in Dundee but thanks to a popular blog – the Wee Flea – and regular media … Continue reading Churches – Where is Your Athens?
This is a somewhat different interview – the Free Church has started a new podcast called Generation. (you can subscribe to it on Itunes) In this one, the ‘mischievous’ David Meredith, who knows me all, questions/interrogates me about moving to Australia and working with City Bible Forum. We discuss working with the elites/poor, parachurch ministries, why go to Australia? Differences between Australian, American and … Continue reading Generation Podcast – Para Church Ministries, Evangelism with the Elites/Poor? Why Australia? Culture; Becoming a Tory; Illness; Debating; Reputation; St Peters; The Future of the Free Church
Gavin Matthews spoke to David for Solas, about his plans. (This is an interview from the Solas website which I hope will prove helpful to those who are asking why we hope to go to Australia….(Please note this is a transcript so may not be as polished as you might like – like George Bush I could have misspoke!)…) SOLAS: Everyone has heard that you … Continue reading From Dundee to Down-Under
I suppose it was too much to hope. In this internet age the news was never going to be kept quiet. Last week I told my elders that after almost 27 years in St Peters I was giving six months notice and would be leaving in July 2018. The congregation were told yesterday. Before I got home last night there were numerous messages, not just … Continue reading A Bittersweet Day – The End of an Era
This is the third of my ‘thought for the day’ on Premier….All of them are from Magnificent Obsession – this is the one on miracles. Here are some quotes from the chapter…. ““It is not possible to have reasonable grounds for not believing in miracles” Pascal “The believers in miracles accept them (rightly or wrongly) because they have evidence for them. The disbelievers in miracles … Continue reading Premier Thought for the Day 3 – Miracles
This is the last talk I gave at the lawyers breakfast in Sydney. The evidence for Jesus – City Bible Forum What do the historical sources tell us about Jesus? Did Jesus exist? What do we make of claims like the virgin birth? The others are here – The Evidence for Miracles – City Bible Forum Evidence for the Bible – City Bible Forum The … Continue reading The Evidence for Jesus
This is the second of three short talks followed by Q and A given at the City Bible Forum Lawyers breakfast in Sydney. https://citybibleforum.org/city/sydney/episode/evidence-bible This was my favourite of the three – it was packed and there was a great atmosphere – and as you will hear some great questions… The Evidence for Miracles – City Bible Forum Continue reading Evidence for the Bible – City Bible Forum
One of the joys of being in Sydney has been the variety of Gospel opportunities. One of my favourites has been a series of breakfasts for lawyers at the appropriately named Silks restaurant. There were organised by City Bible Forum….the link for these is here. The talk includes a Q and A….please remember the context – this was done in an informal setting as people … Continue reading The Evidence for Miracles – City Bible Forum
We are very much enjoying our three month sabbatical in Sydney….and its not just because its a gorgeous city (constantly named as one of the top ten cities in the world to live in), nor just because of our lovely grandaughter and her parents! Its been good to get a break and to focus on doing something different (I am trying to write and Annabel … Continue reading The Joy of Sydney – Ozzie Observations – Week 8
It’s a long haul from Sydney to Edinburgh and it gives one plenty time to reflect – as long as the turbulence does not get too great – even as I write the seatbelt signs have come on. I guess I shouldn’t have watched this video before I left! Did I mention that I hate flying?! Although Business class does have its compensations! When … Continue reading Is Australia the New Jerusalem?