This article appeared on the Premier Christianity Website Why the Government’s anti-extremism plans are the biggest threat to church freedom in 100 years They mean well. They really do. They want to stop British children being radicalised by Islamic extremists and prevent suicide bombers in Birmingham, Glasgow or London. They are embarrassed that there are more … More Government Extremist Threat to Christian Freedom
New Year is as good a time as any to think about new beginnings. As we reflect on the past year and look forward to 2016, whether at an individual, community or government level, many of us would love to start anew again. Renewal is a great idea. And so is re-formation. I … More All Things New – Free Church Moderators New Year Message
You can now download Quantum of Solas 51 either from iTunes or you can listen/download directly from the Solas website. In our overview of the year we look at Islam | Transgender | The rise of intolerance | Liberalism in the church. This is our last one for 2015 – see you all in the New … More Quantum 51 – Merry Christmas
In the surreal world in which we live, where a republican Marxist could be Prime Minister and Donald Trump could be president of the US, I guess that nothing should surprise me. But this one comes straight out of the Monty Python book of ironic surrealist history. The government wants to send me back to … More Welcome to the Brave New World of 1984 UK style – where religion must have a government approved stamp.
This is an article I wrote for Premier – you can get the full original here – http://www.premierchristianity.com/Blog/Can-the-Church-in-Scotland-rise-again Can the Church in Scotland rise again? By: David Robertson | Aug 2015 The dour Scot, Private Fraser in Dad’s Army, has nothing on some of those commenting on the latest figures on church life in Scotland: … More Can the Church in Scotland rise again? Article for Premier –
http://www.solas-cpc.org/wp/2015/07/quantum-of-solas-36/ Gordon MacDonald and Al Smith discuss David Cameron, British Values, Islam, Tim Farron, Education, the Media, Food banks and Christian managers.
This is the talk I gave at the Free Church of Scotland Assembly today….its lengthy but some people were asking for the full text..I did not deliver it exactly to script – if you want to see the sermon then you can watch it here…the text is below. May the Lord use it for his glory.. … More Free Church of Scotland
http://www.solas-cpc.org/wp/2015/04/quantum-of-solas-25/ Listen, think, comment, read and pass on….
I am sitting in Costas (letting my nerves settle) after having done a live interview with BBC Radio Scotland on my article on ‘Islam, the Elephant in the Room” and my initial reaction is one of profound sorrow. Here is why…forgive me if it is a bit emotional. 1) I am fed up of the dumbed … More Islamaphobia Phobia – Why Church, Media and Politicians are Afraid and Spineless
It’s a beautiful Spring day today so I am heading off for a 30 mile cycle round Dundee. But I post this before I leave. With some degree of trepidation. Its my latest post on the Christian Today website. I believe that this is a vital area in the UK election and that most … More The Elephant in the Election – Why can’t Secular Politicians Cope with Islam?