This year’s Cookstown Bible Week will run over a long weekend, Febauary 23 - 26, when the guest speaker will be David Robertson from Dundee.
David is minister of St. Peter’s Free Church of Scotland and also Associate Director of SOLAS - The Centre for Public Christianity - www.solas-cpc.org Outside of his local church work he is often called upon to debate against secularists and atheists and to contribute to the newspapers and broadcast media. He has authored several books, the best known of which is The Dawkins Letters, a response to Richard Dawkins book The God Delusion.
The Bible Week theme for 2017 is Proclaiming the Gospel in the 21st Century with meetings being held at Molesworth Presbyterian Church on Thursday, Friday & Sunday evenings at 8 pm and Saturday morning at 10.30 am. There will also be a special Saturday evening event at the Glenavon House Hotel at 8 pm addressing the questions - Who needs religion? Would we be better off without it? – when David will speak and take questions from the floor.
Of his upcoming visit David Robertson writes: “I am very much looking forward to returning to Northern Ireland - many of the students in my church, St Peters in Dundee, come from your country - and they keep me in touch with what is happening - as do some of my atheist friends. It seems as though there is a trend in Northern Ireland, as there is in the rest of the country, an increasing atheistic secularisation. I hope to discuss this and how we as the church bring the good news of Jesus Christ into this changing culture. Northern Ireland with Christianity may be difficult enough - without Christianity it will be a disaster! I am looking forward to sharing with Christians and non-Christians alike.”