Happy New Year! As we enter a New Year I want to share a wonderful sermon that John Owen preached on the 30th of April 1680. It is especially relevant to church, culture and context of today. A great message for New Years Day. We don’t know what is going to happen in the year ahead – and the trajectory for the church in the … Continue reading “The Use of Faith in a time of Reproaches and Persecution” – A New Years Day Sermon for 2019
This is the latest Revelation Study on Christian Today A church burned down by Boko Haram in Damasak, Nigeria, March 24, 2015. My brother Vijay was severely beaten this June in Jabalpur, India. My sister Shigo was executed in Syria last year. My sister Janani was killed by her mother in Sri Lanka. My brother Nadeem was beaten and abused in Pakistan because he dared … Continue reading The Victorious Persecuted Church
After my appearance at the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday (you can read about it HERE) this is what the Daily Mail are reporting today. There should also be something in the Sunday Mail tomorrow: Scottish Daily Mail13 Feb 2016 CHRISTIANS are now seen as ‘extremists’ who are persecuted for their views by internet hate ‘mobs’, a leading churchman has warned. The Rev David Robertson, … Continue reading Christians ‘are being persecuted by online hate mob’ – Article in Scottish Daily Mail
Visit to the Scottish Parliament- 10th Feb 2016 I was asked to speak to the Scottish Parliament sub-committee on religious freedom. Although I never stick to a text the following is the substance of what I said and a few reflections on the whole experience – which tells us a great deal about the state of Church and Society in Scotland today. “It is my … Continue reading Persecution, Politicians and false Prophets
Dear Mr Cameron,
I realise that you have a difficult job and that in the real world governing Britain is no picnic. Balancing ‘British values’ with the realpolitik of the world we live in is a truly Herculean task. That is why we in the Christian Church pray for you. We are commanded by God to “pray first of all for kings and those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness” (1 Timothy 2:2). Be assured you and your government are much in our prayers.
As a citizen of this British democracy I would however like to express some concerns about the visit of President Xi Jinping of China. I realise that you want to trade with China and to get as much investment as possible. But the question is, at what price does this investment come? You have spoken again this week about the need to maintain British values and to root out those within the UK who would oppose these values.
I am never quite sure what you mean by these, but I Continue reading “What Price British Values? – David Cameron and Xi Jingping”
Dear David Cameron, Nicola Sturgeon, Ed Miliband and Barack Obama, I am writing to you as leaders of the Western world, with a simple request. When are you going to appoint your first Christian rights envoy? I’m sure you must be aware of some of what is going on. The beheading of 21 Christians in Libya last week is just the latest gruesome video killing. … Continue reading Letter to Cameron, Sturgeon, Miliband and Obama – Where is your Envoy for Christians?
Is it time for the Church in the West to grow up? When I wrote the blog on Josh Williamson being arrested in Perth I must admit that I did expect a reaction but not quite the one I received. There were hundreds of responses – more than I could possibly deal with. On reflection it seems to me that the responses are a useful … Continue reading Is it time for the Church in the West to grow up?
Persecuting Preachers in Perth (Note – there have been many comments on this blog – I try to publish those that are not libellous, blasphemous etc. But I will not publish anonymous ones unless you give me your name and a very good reason why you should remain anonymous. Its always ironically sad to get hate mail from anonymous Christians all done in the name … Continue reading Persecuting Preachers in Perth