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 …

I’m running the Men’s 10k on Sunday in Glasgow in support of SAMH. I’m almost at my £500 target!!! Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far. Your contributions with help SAMH to do some much needed work with children. Their Going to Be campaign is highlighting the lack of support for Read More …

Why, How, What…

Why? How?  What? Why do we do the things we do in the way we do them? I wonder what the most important part of the question is?  Is it the things that we do?  Is it the way that we do them?  Or is it the why? For me the ‘why’ is the most Read More …