Free Church of Scotland

Rev David Robertson

Religious influence on state schools ‘could be curtailed’

SNP plans to transfer powers over state schools away from councils risks marginalising the role of spiritual leaders, senior church figures have warned. Religious representatives have a legal right to places on local authority education committees, but some churches fear this role will be diminished under new “regional collaboratives” planned to shake up school governance. […]

Gordon Wilson

Former SNP leader Gordon Wilson dies aged 79

Gordon Wilson, a member of St Peter’s Free Church in Dundee, died on Sunday morning, he was 79. Mr Wilson is survived by his wife Edith, whom he married in 1965, and their two daughters, Katie and Margaret. A former MP for Dundee East, Mr Wilson was also SNP leader from 1979 to 1990. As […]

Free Church Youth Camps

Free Church Youth Camps

FCYC 2017  is just around the corner! Crammed with fun, friendship, fellowship and food, Free Church Youth camps are guaranteed to be totally epic this summer! Every year hundreds of young people spend a week at Free Church Youth Camps. This year we are offering nearly 400 camp places at 13 camps, from Kincraig in the north […]

Rev David Robertson

‘Gender-fluidity’: Free Kirk accuses Scots political elites of virtue-signalling, indoctrination and demonising opposition

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland has written to Nicola Sturgeon calling for a debate on ‘gender-fluidity’ after the First Minister announced that an SNP Government would ensure Scots could change their gender to something other than male or female. In his letter Rev David Robertson said that the […]

Rev David Robertson

Free Kirk: It’s time for church leaders to stop living in denial

Scotland’s congregations are in “desperate need of their own resurrection” and unless church leaders “stop living in denial” about the state of Christianity they will die, the Moderator of the Free Church of Scotland’s General Assembly has said. Rev David Robertson said that the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the hope of the Gospel had […]

Rev David Robertson

I don’t dumb down God – ‘astonishing article in the Daily Mail’

Kevin McKenna is a senior Scottish journalist who writes for the Guardian, Observer and in this case the Daily Mail, writes Rev David Robertson. A number or weeks ago he contacted me about doing a story.  I was of course suspicious but I met with him and we had a great conversation.  I found him […]

Church of Scotland minister says to teach Jesus died for sins is "ghastly theology"

Church of Scotland minister says to teach Jesus died for sins is “ghastly theology”

The Free Church Moderator of Scotland [sic] is preparing to debate the foundations of Christianity with a Scottish minister who does not agree that Jesus died for sinners. Revd Scott McKenna, minister of Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church in Edinburgh, openly denies one of the most accepted teachings of mainstream Christianity and told his congregation that […]

Rev Alasdair Macleod

Report published from largest-ever Sunday School survey

The Free Church of Scotland’s Youth Committee has published a report from the denomination’s largest-ever Sunday School survey. • Read the full report downpage. Entitled ‘Pointing to Jesus’, the committee wants to help Sunday Schools and other youth groups point children to Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour. The report is intended as a means […]

Rev Alasdair Smith

Back congregation marks Rev Alasdair Smith’s 50 years of ministry

A large crowd gathered in the church hall at Back on Wednesday (17 June) evening to mark Rev Alasdair Smith’s 50th year in the Christian ministry. Rev Calum Iain Macleod then an overview of Alasdair Smith’s ministry over the years. He began by reflecting on his initial years of ministry in Strontian and Acharacle (1965-1971), […]

Rev David Robertson

How to be a Progressive, Affirming, Accepting, Welcoming … and BIBLICAL church

My church, St Peter’s Free Church in Dundee, is a progressive, affirming, accepting, welcoming, biblical church, writes Rev David Robertson. We even have a rainbow as one of our symbols! In today’s Christian jargon that is to some people a sign that we are backslidden degenerates and to others that we are just exactly the […]

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