URC Youth Assembly Keynotes

So… here are my first keynotes from URC Youth Assembly 2014. As always, your thoughts, comments and observations are welcome… Here are the pdfs URCYA14 Keynote 1 “When the world was dark…” Spill the Beans “Exile is…” comes from Rob Bell’s book Jesus Wants to Save Christians. URCYA14 Keynote 2 “Open Arms” by Elbow “And they asked Read More …

Follow me… Why should I?

We follow those who lead, not for them, but for ourselves. (Simon Sinek) In his TED talk Simon Sinek tells why the ‘why’ is important. Much more important than the ‘what’ or the ‘how’. I work for a Church. I think my job is about the ‘why’ but very often it has little to do Read More …

A Pentecost Sermon

This is my sermon from today, Pentecost 2013, preached at Dunfermline United Reformed Church.  The readings the sermon is based on are Acts2:1-21 and John 14:8-17. As always, your comments and thoughts are very welcome.

Spill The Beans

The new edition of Spill the Beans is out and the material starts from Trinity Sunday (26 May) and goes through to Pentecost 14 (25 August).  As usual there are great resources from a hugely talented team for children and young people and those who lead and enable worship. You can download a free sample Read More …

recovery is possible

It is possible to recover. It’s amazing how far people will go to disprove this, how powerful our negative voice can be and how programmed for fear we are. This negative perspective can overwhelm our collective planning and conversation. We do two simple things that ensure we almost always have conversations about negative things. The Read More …

Missing Generations Seminar

I was invited by the good people of Angus Presbytery to come and talk about the stuff I’ve written about Missing Generations last weekend and they kindly filmed all the seminars.  So, here’s my seminar…

a holistic approach to recovery

A holistic view In this section I want to look at the Recovery Model then begin to work through it point by point in the posts that follow. I realise that for some people suggesting an organisation is mentally ill is a bit of a leap but I want to assure you all that I’m Read More …