This is a slightly edited copy of a letter sent by David Robertson to Justine Greening, Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities, with a copy to the Prime Minister. He intends to send similar letters to his MP and MSPs and urges others to do the same.
David Robertson writes about Gordon Wilson, who was leader of the Scottish National Party from 1979 to 1990 and to him was also a friend, mentor and member of his congregation.
Continuing the Revelation series from David Robertson.
John was not preaching a gospel sermon – but he was telling the troubled and besieged churches about the enemy they were facing.
On May 18, 1843, 174 years ago, 121 ministers and 73 elders got up and walked out of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland being held in St Andrew's Church, Edinburgh. Why should we bother even noting this, never mind reading and thinking about it?
In the midst of the darkness, the pain and the evil, the good God is sovereign. And he is furious at the evil, cruelty, abuse, injustice and ugliness that seeks to destroy his good creation.
So what will the Church look like in 2047? It is impossible to foresee with any certainty, but the current trajectory suggests the following.
A survey conducted by the BBC suggests that 21st-century Brits might be even more open to the idea of resurrection than 1st-century Greeks.
Continuing David Robertson's Revelation series: In this weeks chapter (Revelation 15) we hear about seven angels, seven plagues, and seven golden bowls.
There are many people in Scotland who do not want another referendum (49 per cent to 39 per cent according to the latest polls) and who would be thankful if we did not have to go through it just now.
Rev Dr Iain Campbell, a Free Church of Scotland minister, committed suicide and was posthumously accused of having had affairs with several women. David Robertson offers a pastoral response.
Anyone can sing the song of the Redeemed, if they are redeemed. It is impossible to learn and sing without that experience.
Let's try a little test. Would you accept a hotel room with the number 666? When your car reaches 666 miles and crashes do you think that's a coincidence?
I have a confession to make. I was not abused. This may come as a shock to those who think that being brought up in a Christian home, attending Sunday school and being sent on Christian summer camps made me a prime target.
"Although it is not a ban on Muslims, it sounds like one. And for that reason it will fuel the number one reason for terrorism - grievance. The 'Great Satan' will have acted like Satan." David Robertson on President Donald Trump's controversial executive order on travel and refugees.