The Good Society
It's the age of dystopia on TV. What do you make of the Handmaid's Tale portrayal of the church? Of society? What's the right separation between church and state? Why is theocracy against New Testament teaching? How did Jesus handle power structures? What happens when people with ideology take control of power? Is it any different to religion taking power? David Robertson and Stephen McAlpine discuss.
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David Robertson is an experienced presenter and debater on the place of the Christian faith in the public sphere, a prolific blogger at The Wee Flea and he was the minister at St Peter's Free Church in Dundee, Scotland for 27 years. David joins City Bible Forum in 2019 to lead a new initiative called Third Space.
Stephen McAlpine works both as a pastor at Providence Church in Perth, and for City Bible Forum. He writes and speaks on matters of culture, theology and the church, and blogs at stephenmcalpine.com. Stephen and his wife Jill have been involved in church planting in Perth for more than a decade, while Jill also runs a Clinical Psychology practice and trains churches and other organisations in establishing good models of pastoral care. They have two children, Sophie and Declan.