This article first appeared on Premier Christianity – you can get the original and see the comments here The BBC must remember its Christian roots and stop mocking evangelicals By: David Robertson | 20th December 2017 The BBC has moved away from its Christian beginnings, says David Robertson I love the BBC – its part of our history and part of my daily routine. Britain without the BBC … Continue reading The BBC must remember its Christian roots and stop mocking evangelicals – Article on Premier Christianity
There have been numerous things and will be numerous things written about the newly appointed President Donald Trump. I have no desire to add to them – but I do want to deal with one question that has plagued my inbox for weeks – is Donald Trump the Christian President? This question comes from two perspectives. The hostile atheists and secularists take great delight in … Continue reading Is Donald Trump the Christian President?
Why did I bother debating Scott McKenna? Was it some kind of church politics, seeking to score theological points against the Church of Scotland? Was it just because I love arguing and a good theological rammie gets the blood circulating? Was it just another pathetic attempt at self-publicity – pick a fight and they will come running?
Insofar as it is possible to discern one’s own motives let me simply state that my only reason for debating Scott was to seek to bring the Gospel both to him and his congregation. I believe that what he teaches is from the pit of hell and that it condemns people to hell. Much as I hate things such as slavery, poverty and racism and would and do campaign against them both within and out with the church, I hate the teaching of a false gospel even more – because it takes away from the glory and beauty of Christ, and pulls people away from Continue reading “Whither Church of Scotland Evangelicals now?”
This is one blog I was praying I would not have to write. So much so that I have held of writing for days in the hope that common sense and Christian decency would prevail. But time has run out. I have to admit it…in my naivety I have been played and suckered. And it’s not a nice feeling.
On Wednesday September 30th I found myself walking down South Clerk St towards Salisbury Mayfield Church of Scotland. I was in a literal cold sweat to the extent that I wondered if I was going to collapse. Why was I in such a state? Because I felt I was walking into the lions den. I was there to debate Rev. Scott McKenna, minister of the Church, on the bible, the atonement and the future of the church in Scotland. You can see the advert linked here:
At one level I was excited. Because the church was packed with over 250 people on a midweek evening to discuss theology; because I liked Scott when I had met him previously and believed that he genuinely wanted to have an open discussion about Continue reading “The Scottgate Tapes – A Revealing Insight into the Current State of the Church of Scotland”
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 subject (of which there have been other blogs!) and reflect … Continue reading Ten Reasons Why the Church of Scotland is in Decline
An Open Letter to C of S Evangelicals Dear Brothers and Sisters, I am writing to ask for your forgiveness and for your help. For your forgiveness because once again it looks as though I have come across both as a spokesman for the evangelicals in the C of S and also as a critic of the C of S. Neither role is one … Continue reading An Open Letter to C of S Evangelicals in the light of the C of S/Humanist Debacle
Debate with Terry Sanderson of the National Secular Society on Evangelicals infiltrating State Schools! This is a somewhat ‘feisty’ debate between myself and Terry Sanderson, the President of the National Secular Society on ‘Unbelievable’ on Premier Radio in London. It was difficult because I was in the midst of a conference in Ukraine, had just delivered a lecture and was due to give another. I … Continue reading Debate with Terry Sanderson of the National Secular Society on Evangelicals infiltrating State Schools!
Secession or Being Faithful – is this the real choice facing C of S Evangelicals? A response to Alastair Morrice Alastair Morrice, one of the most senior and respected evangelicals in the Church of Scotland, has written a fascinating article on why he believes that evangelicals should stay within the Kirk. Alastair is happy for his article to be widely distributed and I am more … Continue reading Secession or Being Faithful – is this the real choice facing C of S Evangelicals?