Is the Benedict Option the Best Option for Today’s Church?

  There is a new ‘cool’ book in town! It’s a New York Times bestseller, endorsed by Russell Moore, Archbishop Charles J.Chaput, and, the ultimate accolade, Carl R.Trueman!   How could I resist? Especially as it is subtitled “A strategy for Christians in a post-Christian nation”. With such endorsements, and always wanting to stay up with … More Is the Benedict Option the Best Option for Today’s Church?

The Tyranny of the Progressives – Another Step Backwards

  You may have missed it but yesterday was a significant day in the British Parliament.  It almost passed me bye, but in the providence of God I happened to be watching the UK parliament channel (as one does) and saw the seeds of the coming disaster being sown. Bigger than Brexit, more dangerous than … More The Tyranny of the Progressives – Another Step Backwards

Call Kaye – But Don’t Challenge the Status Quo

The wonderful Spiked online have some of the most insightful and stimulating journalism you will find. Not for them the bland shibboleths of contemporary culture. Although not Christian I sometimes think they have more of a prophetic voice than the pathetic whimpers that so often come from Establishment Christianity. Their article on the horrific Orlando … More Call Kaye – But Don’t Challenge the Status Quo

Et Tu Episcopus? The Scottish Episcopal Church and SSM

The Anglican Communion throughout the world upholds the biblical teaching on Same Sex Marriage (i.e. that it does not exist because marriage is between a man and a woman). The meeting of the Anglican primates at the beginning of this year was quite clear and they backed it up with promises of discipline for any … More Et Tu Episcopus? The Scottish Episcopal Church and SSM

A Rubicon has been Crossed – The Church of Scotland Assembly Decision on Saturday

  As I prepare for the Free Church Assembly beginning this evening, I have been reflecting on what happened at the Church of Scotland Assembly on Saturday. This from the BBC sums it up well: The Church of Scotland has voted to allow its gay ministers to marry. The General Assembly meeting in Edinburgh voted … More A Rubicon has been Crossed – The Church of Scotland Assembly Decision on Saturday

Is the SNP an Open Party?

Continuing my correspondence in the Courier re the Secularists witchhunt against an SNP candidate who professes Christian moral views.  The following letter was printed on the 14th – it is followed by my reply on the 15th… Pick candidate who fits views Sir, – Once again Rev David Robertson (December 9) repeats his immoderate views on secularist … More Is the SNP an Open Party?

Without Christianity we will lose Equality and Tolerance – Article in the Scotsman – 4th September 2015

This is our latest Solas article in the Scotsman –  Scotsman Article on Equality Time for a return to true liberal values, which tolerate views with which we strongly disagree, writes David Robertson ‘FOR too long we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens, ‘as long as you obey the law we will … More Without Christianity we will lose Equality and Tolerance – Article in the Scotsman – 4th September 2015

Can the Church in Scotland rise again? Article for Premier –

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 –

End of Term Report – Some Reflections for Summer

I am writing this on the plane home from Southampton – after a hectic but good weekend speaking at the Solent Gospel Partnership/FIEC conference near Portsmouth.  Its not just been a hectic weekend, but a very intense few months.  So I am enormously thankful that my Kirk Session have granted me a mini-sabbatical for the … More End of Term Report – Some Reflections for Summer