Modern society tends to be presented with two assumed opposites with regard to the relationship between Christianity and society. On the one hand it is assumed that society should be secular and that religion should be at the level of a private club. The alternative to this is assumed to be a kind of Christian theocracy where the church runs the State and pastors have … Continue reading How does Good Theology Lead to Good Society, Law and Politics?
LISTEN HERE: Trump, England, and Identity Politics | Quantum 123 Download this episode (right click and save) TOPICS Trump’s in town – The Wee Flea – President Trump’s Welcome to Scotland US Judge Kavanaugh – New York Times – Senate Democrats Come Out Swinging in Long-Shot Fight to Block Kavanaugh England Came Home – Football and Politics – Paul Watson showing up the insanity and folly of the culture … Continue reading Quantum of Solas Podcast 123
This is an interview I took part in with The Exiled Preacher Blogging in the Name of the Lord: David Robertson GD: Hello David Robertson, and welcome to Exiled Preacher. Please tell us a little about yourself. DR: I’m the minister of StPeter’s Free Church in Dundee, Church of Robert Murray McCheyne. I’m married to Annabel and have three grown up children – Andrew, Becky, and Emma … Continue reading Blogging in the Name of the Lord – Interview with the Exiled Preacher
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?
This is an article I wrote for Tabletalk magazine in March 2o13 which they have just retweeted – As we head towards the end of a year in an increasingly troubled and confused world, I think it still applies: Having been a minister for twenty-six years and an editor of a church magazine for some of that time, I can safely say that there is no … Continue reading Praying for Politicians – Tabletalk Article
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 of our politicians are not seeing it. I don’t agree … Continue reading The Elephant in the Election – Why can’t Secular Politicians Cope with Islam?
The National Secular Society (NSS), that bastion of freethinking, fair-mindedness and tolerance, has taken the Free Church to task for our submission to the Smith Commission. In an article on their website, the NSS communications officer, Ben Jones, manages to convey the impression that we are arguing for a theocratic State where churches receive particular privilege. He implies we should not be arguing from numbers … Continue reading A Response to the National Secular Societies Attack on the Free Church
Tony Benn – Lessons for Christians, Politicians and Secular Humanists Published in Christian Today http://www.christiantoday.com/article/tony.benn.lessons.for.christians.politicians.and.secular.humanists/36231.htm (Photo: Isujosh) Tony Benn Today I am in mourning. Another key person in the country I grew up in has died. Tony Benn (aged 88) had the unusual distinction of being regarded as a national treasure even before he was dead! The facts about him are easily accessed and … Continue reading Tony Benn – Lessons for Christians, Politicians and Secular Humanists
This article was published in The Scotsman on Friday 6th September 2013. IF SCOTLAND were to become independent then should our new constitution specifically be a secular one, ignoring any connection between Christianity and the state? If Scotland stays in the United Kingdom, a kingdom united on the basis of Christianity, should we be rejoicing as the tide of secularism pushes the last vestiges of that public … Continue reading Independent Scotland could not be a secular utopia