In 1636 Samuel Rutherford was sent into ‘exile’ in Aberdeen from his congregation in Anworth in the Scottish Borders for a couple of years. Although he was banned from preaching he kept in touch with the people back ‘home’ through a series of letters. These beautiful and pastoral letters are now considered spiritual classics – ‘When we are dead and gone let the world know … Continue reading It’s a Bargain! – (Letters in Exile 1)
This interview appeared in Christian Today here at the weekend. Churches, where is your Athens? Staff writer Sun 28 Jul 2019 7:04 BST David Robertson (c) with his family in Scotland before making the big move to Sydney, Australia(Photo: David Robertson) For 27 years, David Robertson was pastor of St Peter’s Church in Dundee but thanks to a popular blog – the Wee Flea – and regular media … Continue reading Churches – Where is Your Athens?
This is the final part of the Decades in Dundee event – where Jim Spence, Kevin McKenna, Euan Gurr and Jim Turrent sum up and reflect on the city…whatever happens Dundee will always be in my heart…. Decades in Dundee 4 – Jim Turrent Continue reading Decades in Dundee – Part 5 – Stories and Recollections from the Panel
This is part 4 of the Decades in Dundee – Jim Turrent now joins the panel… Decades in Dundee – Euan Gurr on Brexit, Independence, Poverty, Family, Christianity and Dundeei Continue reading Decades in Dundee 4 – Jim Turrent
This is an article published in the Broughty Ferry Presbyterian Church Magazine. At the beginning of a new ministry in Sydney it has been good for me to reflect on the Church that will always in some sense be my spiritual home and family. St Peters Free Church In this article I want to share with you something about Broughty Ferry Presbyterian Church’s sister church … Continue reading Farewell St Peters
This is part three of the Decades Videos – Jim Spence, Kevin McKenna and I discuss with Euan Gurr. Euan is a special guy – one of the great unsung heros of the Christian church in Scotland. Euan was the head of the Trussell Trust and is now a columnist and campaigner. His heart for the poor is Christ’s. You may not always agree with … Continue reading Decades in Dundee – Euan Gurr on Brexit, Independence, Poverty, Family, Christianity and Dundeei
This is a somewhat different interview – the Free Church has started a new podcast called Generation. (you can subscribe to it on Itunes) In this one, the ‘mischievous’ David Meredith, who knows me all, questions/interrogates me about moving to Australia and working with City Bible Forum. We discuss working with the elites/poor, parachurch ministries, why go to Australia? Differences between Australian, American and … Continue reading Generation Podcast – Para Church Ministries, Evangelism with the Elites/Poor? Why Australia? Culture; Becoming a Tory; Illness; Debating; Reputation; St Peters; The Future of the Free Church
Part two of the Decades in Dundee…. An interview with Kevin McKenna in which he reveals many things – including that he studied to be a priest but ended up not doing it after attending a charismatic meeting in a Church of Scotland! And his views on the Free Church! Kevin was brilliant in this…intelligent, amusing and compassionate…Enjoy… Decades in Dundee – Part 1 … Continue reading Decades in Dundee – Part 2 – Kevin McKenna on Faith, Politics, the Free Church and Journalism
This is such a strange day – for the first time in 27 years I am not responsible for the conduct of public worship in St Peters. Of course I have been away from St Peters before on a Sunday – but this is different. Then I was returning – this time we have left. As someone said last week – ‘this is like a … Continue reading The Final Sunday – Romans 16 and a Fond Farewell.
Baptism is a divisive subject amongst some Christians – which is a shame because it is a sacrament which is supposed to unite. There is one baptism into the body of Christ. I accept, understand and empathise with my Baptist brothers and sisters who by conviction think that only those who have come to a saving faith should be baptised (it’s not fair to call … Continue reading Ten Biblical Reasons Why I Baptised My Granddaughter (and Children).