what do you believe?

I haven’t published a sermon for a long time.  They’re available on the St Ninian’s website but it felt like following the events of the last weeks and months this was something that needed said.  You can listen and the text is below. A sermon on 1 John 1:1-4 1 John is a letter about […]

Sunday’s Coming (18/3/18)

The Gospel of John is about revelation. Who is Jesus? Who are we? All the encounters we have witnessed as we journeyed through this Gospel tell us the truth about Jesus, the people he met, and about ourselves. The trial before Pilate lays bare humanity. Our humanity. It shows us just where power really lies […]

That won’t work either

Several years ago I began a chapter in a book about the state of the Church of Scotland with these words, “This isn’t working!”.  I was talking then in particular about how as adults we don’t take learning very seriously in the church, but I think the statement applies more widely to the general malaise […]

Sunday’s Coming (11/3/18)

The questions we ask expose our priorities. Are you the king of the Jews? That’s Pilate’s question to Jesus in John 18:28-40.  That’s the only question that matters to a political governor.  Are you a problem for me?  But Pilate is asking the wrong questions… so Jesus asks some of his own. The exchange ends […]