Third Space – An Interview with The Gospel Coalition Australia

In yesterday’s blog I spoke about the enormity of the task that we face here in Australia.  Here is an interview I did with the Gospel Coalition Australia – which expands on that a bit more.   The key question, in Australia, the UK and the US, is whether the Church is prepared to face up to the underlying difficulties and whether, when we do, we … Continue reading Third Space – An Interview with The Gospel Coalition Australia

Letter from Australia 9 – Third Space – the Beginning

Brothers and Sisters, Social media is sometimes quite deceptive. The trouble is that the impression given by Facebook posts or Tweets is almost always wrong, because it is incomplete.   Some people’s FB feeds read as though they are living the perfect life in paradise, full of smiling faces, purring cats and holidays in the sun. Some Twitter feeds read as if the Tweeter is in … Continue reading Letter from Australia 9 – Third Space – the Beginning

Evangelism in Todays Church – Interview with Eternity Magazine

(On the day that we launched Third Space I did this interview with Eternity magazine.  You can read the original here)  Australia is more open to Jesus than you believe A Scottish Christian leader wants to help local churches reach their communities BEN MCEACHEN | SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2019 05:14 PM |  1 “People in our culture are more open to the gospel than we think but the church is … Continue reading Evangelism in Todays Church – Interview with Eternity Magazine

Third Space – Interview on 20/20 Vision

This week I did this interview with one of Australia’s main Christian radio stations – of which there are a lot!  I was astonished to read that 25% of Australians listen to Christian radio…! The interview itself was a wee bit different…the phone in questions were fascinating.  You can here the whole thing here… Most of the discussion was about evangelism and Third Space….We are … Continue reading Third Space – Interview on 20/20 Vision

Letter from Australia 8 – Lawyers, Politicians, the Resurrection,  the secret Garden and a Pair of Trousers

22nd September 2019 Brothers and Sisters, It’s been a hectic two weeks. A couple of weeks ago I wrote from Shetland, last week from Brisbane – and this week I am back home in Sydney – and yes it does feel like home. Ann Street Presbyterian This week has been an encouraging week. Sometimes they happen! There were even moments of joy! It started with … Continue reading Letter from Australia 8 – Lawyers, Politicians, the Resurrection,  the secret Garden and a Pair of Trousers

Art and Encouragment in Brisbane – Letter from Australia 7

Brothers and Sisters, Last weeks letter was from Shetland – via a series of airports – Shetland, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dubai, Sydney and Brisbane I now find myself writing this from this beautiful Brisbane.  And it is.  This is a quite remarkable city – a county town,  turned into a modern, vibrant, cosmopolitan city of some 2 million people.   It is a very pleasant environment and … Continue reading Art and Encouragment in Brisbane – Letter from Australia 7

Churches – Where is Your Athens?

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?

Third Space Interview – The Israel Folau Debate

This is our first Third Space article on the City Bible Forum website.  YOu can view the original here…. It is an interview with my colleague Steve McAlpine….about the hot topic in Australia just now – Israel Folau.. Scottish pastor, broadcaster and author David Robertson has moved to Australia to lead a City Bible Forum national initiative called Third Space. The Third Space team will … Continue reading Third Space Interview – The Israel Folau Debate

In The Market with Janet Parshall – From Sydney

This months ‘In the Market’ with Janet Parshall was the first from Sydney….it was great to be able to do the show at a decent hour in the morning – although Janet struggled to get her head round the idea that I was a day ahead of her – the US being even further behind Australia than it is behind Scotland….! We discussed Australia,  Third … Continue reading In The Market with Janet Parshall – From Sydney