The Gospel Impact of the Reformation – #wrf500

I am currently with Annabel in Wittenberg at a conference organised by the World Reformed Fellowship entitled ” The Gospel Impact of the Reformation”  – Relevance for Continuing Reformation.    I have been taking notes and thought it might be profitable to share some of the experience and teaching. We arrived too late to hear Dr Billy Kristanto (Indonesia), Dr Rob Norris (USA) and Dr Michael … Continue reading The Gospel Impact of the Reformation – #wrf500

The European Court’s ruling on religious clothing is wrong. Secularism is not neutral

This article first appeared on the Premier Blog The European Court’s ruling on religious clothing is wrong. Secularism is not neutral By: David Robertson | 14th March 2017   David Robertson explains why he believes today’s ruling by the European Court of Justice that employers can ban workers from wearing religious symbols at work is wrong How are you dressed today? I don’t want to be too … Continue reading The European Court’s ruling on religious clothing is wrong. Secularism is not neutral

The Two Faces of the Church of Scotland

No sooner do I begin my new series of the state of the Church in Scotland than the Scottish Social Attitudes survey is published, resulting in headlines along the lines of ‘Atheists now the majority in Scotland’.   I was going to move on to the Catholic Church this week but that will have to wait until next week (by the way thanks to all my … Continue reading The Two Faces of the Church of Scotland

Government Extremist Threat to Christian Freedom

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 British muslims serving with ISIS than there are in the … Continue reading Government Extremist Threat to Christian Freedom

Arguing with Atheists = Part 2 – The Atheists Respond

Having posted my original article Arguing with Atheists on Saturday, I avoided social media on the Lords Day, and returned to find, much as I expected, the normal reactions that one gets when one touches the sacred cows of the New Fundamentalist Atheism. It would be too tiresome to list all the abuse and insults but suffice it to say that the main points of my … Continue reading Arguing with Atheists = Part 2 – The Atheists Respond

Quantum of Solas 36 – The One with David Cameron’s speech on Islamic Extremism and British values | Media hostility towards Tim Farron | Christian Foodbanks and Christian Managers

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. Continue reading Quantum of Solas 36 – The One with David Cameron’s speech on Islamic Extremism and British values | Media hostility towards Tim Farron | Christian Foodbanks and Christian Managers

Free Church of Scotland

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.. Assembly 2015 – Scotland Turned Upside Down There is a … Continue reading Free Church of Scotland

No Room for Jesus – A Christmas Message meets with a Bitter Response that Proves its Point!

I wrote the following ‘Christmas message’ as a reflection which the Free Church put on its website. I had not anticipated the take up by the press (so far as I aware the Scotsman, Herald, Evening Telegraph and Courier have run with it as a story), nor did I expect such a bitter response (of which more later). Anyway here is the full text of … Continue reading No Room for Jesus – A Christmas Message meets with a Bitter Response that Proves its Point!

Equality and Christian Secularism – Talk Given at Solas Day – 22nd November 2014

This is my talk from the Out of the Silent Church Conference – Solas Day 22nd November 2014 given at St Peters Church in Dundee. There are some additions and changes. The full talk will soon be available online or on DVD. It was a great day…..I believe this is a really important subject and would value your input and responses. If you think it … Continue reading Equality and Christian Secularism – Talk Given at Solas Day – 22nd November 2014