By: David Robertson | 14th November 2018 – This article The Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee wants you to “beware evangelical Christians bearing gifts”. David Robertson responds Why I’m saying ‘Bah Humbug’ to Polly Toynbee’s ignorant anti-Christian crusade This article was first published on Premier Christianity yesterday. It’s that time of year. The time when we all get ready for Christmas – as though we were preparing for a 12-month … Continue reading Why I’m saying ‘Bah Humbug’ to Polly Toynbee’s ignorant anti-Christian crusade
Brothers and Sisters, As you may be aware Vicky Beeching is currently doing the circuit in the UK and the US promoting her book Undivided. (See my review here) Undivided – An Open Letter to Vicky Beeching Many in the church and in the wider culture are lauding her. For example the blurb on her book cover includes this hyperbole from The Guardian. “Beeching is arguably the … Continue reading An Open Letter to the Evangelical Church about Vicky Beeching and ‘Gay Christianity’
Recently it was announced that the first mosque is about to be built on the Western Isles – a bastion of conservative evangelical Calvinism, dominated by the Free Church of Scotland (colloquially and somewhat pejoratively known as ‘the Wee Frees’). The press sniffed blood – surely this would outrage the Free Church and create civil war? The old headlines ‘Wee Free Outrage’ were dusted down … Continue reading Islam on Lewis: Why the church should support Muslims’ right to build mosques
(This article was first published on the Christian Today website) Have you ever noticed how anyone who dies is always a saint, especially when they are one of the idols of our society? They may have lived an immoral, selfish life but when they die they are everyone’s friend and hero, The angels in heaven are rejoicing at the sheer privilege of having such a … Continue reading Was Billy Graham a homophobic, Christ denying, antisemitic and bigoted failed evangelist on the wrong side of history?
After spending a great deal of time discussing and debating the pros and cons of same sex marriage, first of all being assured it wouldn’t happen (after all, we already had civil partnerships) then being assured it wouldn’t affect anyone, I received a letter from Her Majesty’s Government. To be precise, from the office of the then prime minister, David Cameron. In response to my … Continue reading Polyamory and polygamy – the next big social change?
A Christian group has been banned from a Church school because a few parents have complained that Christian teaching is extremist. Premier Christianity asked me to write a response – you can get the original here – (some of the comments afterwards from people who profess to be Christian are quite chilling – not least the two professing Christians arguing that to ask for a … Continue reading Now teaching Christian doctrine at a church school is ‘extremist’. Move over Monty Python.
The reaction to my articles on why as a Yes voter I will be voting No if the Scottish government is foolish enough to call another Independence Referendum, has provided the proof of what I was saying. It has been both profoundly disturbing and also profoundly encouraging. The former because they show that there is something deeply rotten within the state of Scotland, and the … Continue reading The Revenge of the CyberNats – Why we don’t Need IndyRef2
This was published on Premier Christianity today – click the link for the original article…I cannot even begin to describe how important this article is for me – and what an impact this documentary made…read it and I hope you will see why… A World Without God: 6 statements in Sally Phillips’ BBC doc that show us where we’re heading By: David Robertson | 8th October 2016 … Continue reading A World Without God -6 statements in Sally Phillips’ BBC doc that show us where we’re heading
Imagine a film that looks at a right wing home schooling ‘Christian’ family who live in the woods because they want to distance themselves from modern society. They are taught to hunt and kill, they don’t have much contact with people outside their own family, and the children can repeat verbatim what their parents have taught them. Worst of all their mother dies after … Continue reading Don’t Disrespect People – Unless they are Christians – What Captain Fantastic tells us about Western Culture today.
Gottcha! She’s gone. Ding-dong, the witch is dead. After a weekend of vitriol and abuse Andrea Leadsom has had enough and withdrawn from the race to be Conservative party leader and thus Prime Minister. Even then the abuse has not stopped – after all it just goes to show that she is a weak woman and should retire to the kitchen – where she clearly … Continue reading Motherhood and Apple Pie – The Sins of Andrea Leadsom