Good News for the Poor – The September Record Editorial

Each New Year I foolishly like to try and think ahead by making some predictions (not prophecies) about the coming year for the Church. This was a prediction for this year: 9) The Church will reach out amongst the poor. It seems to me that it is often the case that the richer and more middle-class the church, the more they talk about helping the … Continue reading Good News for the Poor – The September Record Editorial

Out of the Ashes – The Fall and Rise of the Church in Scotland – Article in Australian Presbyterian

This article has just been published in the Australian Presbyterian. Out of the Ashes – The Fall and Rise of the Church in Scotland    I suppose that for many Australian Presbyterians Scotland, or at least the Presbyterian Church in Scotland is considered to be the motherland! If that is true, then the cry that comes out from Scotland is ‘your mother is very ill!’ … Continue reading Out of the Ashes – The Fall and Rise of the Church in Scotland – Article in Australian Presbyterian

Ten Prophecies re the Church in 2017

Last weeks Ten ‘Prophecies’ for Society/Culture in 2017 have already had a partial fulfilment.  Israel, Trump and the SNP ruling out a second Indy Ref in 2017.  But how will the Church of Jesus Christ fare in this coming year?  Only the Lord knows.  However I like to think ahead and watch trends. So here goes  1) The C of S and C of E  in the … Continue reading Ten Prophecies re the Church in 2017

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: ‘Doomed, doomed, you’re all doomed!’ Almost half of adults in … Continue reading Can the Church in Scotland rise again? Article for Premier –

The Church in Post-Referendum Scotland

This article is published in Octobers ‘Record’ – the monthly magazine of the Free Church. As I write this the result of the September referendum is unknown. All the polls indicate a ‘No’ win but polls have been wrong before. Who knows what may happen in the polling booth and as I have no desire to be stoned as a false prophet for making hasty … Continue reading The Church in Post-Referendum Scotland