An Interview with the Australian Presbyterian

This is an article which was published in the last ever edition of The Australian Presbyterian.   It is a transcribed interview with Mark Powell which in the light of yesterdays post – A Bittersweet Day helps explain my thinking.   We contrast the situations in the UK and Australia. On the Precipice Australian churches, 10 years behind Scotland’s decline, must return to basics. David Robertson talks … Continue reading An Interview with the Australian Presbyterian

‘We’re living on the corpse of our ancestors’: Jordan Peterson is right about the secular West

This is my review of a fascinating conversation between Jordan Peterson and Susan Blackmore.  It is a important conversation, showing many things about our culture and the need for the Gospel.  You can get the original article and comments (feel free to add your own!) here… ‘We’re living on the corpse of our ancestors’: Jordan Peterson is right about the secular West By: David Robertson | 11th June … Continue reading ‘We’re living on the corpse of our ancestors’: Jordan Peterson is right about the secular West

The Strange Death of Europe – Part 4 – Christianity

So near. Yet so far.   In this final part of my review of Murray’s brilliant book we come to consider the heart of the matter. What can be done to stop Europe, as we know it, dying? Murray has a sort of answer but it is not nearly adequate enough. In part 1 we looked at the overall thesis of the book – that Europe … Continue reading The Strange Death of Europe – Part 4 – Christianity

The Strange Death of Europe – 3 – Islam

“Atheists don’t fly planes into buildings” – it was a point delivered with all the certainty of a man who feels he has just delivered a killer blow to his opponent who was in this case, yours truly.   His ‘point’ repeated thousands of times on atheist and secularist websites and social media (from whence he had gathered this bon mot) was greeted with rapturous applause … Continue reading The Strange Death of Europe – 3 – Islam

Discussing Immigrants on Janet Parshall

Last night I enjoyed a fascinating discussion and phone in with Janet Parshall on her ‘In the Market Show.  You can here it by clicking Here   It was fascinating discussing immigration (based on this blog – The Strange Death of Europe – Part 2 – Immigration).   And also hearing Donald Trump’s comments on Charlottesville at the beginning.  I loved discussing this without mentioning Donald Trump and … Continue reading Discussing Immigrants on Janet Parshall

The Strange Death of Europe – Part 2 – Immigration

Murray’s book is largely about immigration. A subject which is so wrapped in misunderstanding, political correctness and virtue signaling that it is almost impossible to discuss. Question immigration at all and you are automatically classed as a xenophobic quasi fascist who wants to expel all foreigners. If only we had open borders then we would live in paradise (or its sub-department the Nirvana known as … Continue reading The Strange Death of Europe – Part 2 – Immigration

Douglas Murray – The Strange Death of Europe – Part One – Meaningless Shallowness

I read a lot of books. Some are all time classics (Lord of the Rings, the Brothers Karamazov, Confessions of St Augustine), others are unknown but really helpful. I try to read books from a wide variety of authors, including those I know who will challenge my preconceptions and prejudices.   Some books confirm you in your views, others challenge them and occasionally there comes along … Continue reading Douglas Murray – The Strange Death of Europe – Part One – Meaningless Shallowness