Suzi Farrant

The latest episode of the ctl-alt-del/church podcast is now available. I talk to Suzi Farrant, young people and young adult development worker for the Church of Scotland. Suzi brings a wealth of knowledge, some piercing insight and infectious enthusiasm to her passion for seeing children and young people fully included in the life of the Read More …

what are you doing here?

I wonder, what are the things we will see afresh, do differently and reimagine in our enforced move out of our familiar space into our homes and communities? Like many, many others, I’m working at home even more than normal. And also like many others I decided to change the room I work in. I’ve Read More …

hybrid

Sometimes when two things are put together it works.  Other times you just ruin the two things you have joined together.  You either get the best of both or a compromise that doesn’t really work for anyone. Churches across the country, and the world, were forced into new ways of working when we were places Read More …

becoming

The central question of humanity has always been ‘who?’. The ‘what’ and ‘how’ and ‘why’ and ‘where’ and ‘when’ are important, but ‘who’ is the one that has captured our imaginations.  When we look in the mirror, who do we see? Ask any group of people to introduce themselves and you can expect a list Read More …

next?

We’re at a bit of a crossroads.   There’s a lot of talk that rather than being a physical thing with digital extras the church will become a digital thing with physical extras. In America, when churches reopened only 35% of people came back…  Here in Scotland, numbers will be limited to 50 with no Read More …

Remembering Srebrenica

25 years ago, not so very far from here, the worst massacre since the holocaust took place in the little town of Srebrenica in Bosnia.  More than 8,000 men and boys were killed and over the course of the war somewhere between 20-50,000 women and girls were raped. This week I spoke to my friend Read More …

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. [podbean resource=”episode=ss7dk-93db5f” type=”audio-rectangle” height=”100″ skin=”1″ btn-skin=”107″ share=”1″ fonts=”Helvetica” auto=”0″ download=”0″ rtl=”0″] A Read More …