Lawrence Moore

This week on ctl-alt-del/church we welcome Lawrence Moore, a mission & discipleship consultant living in Salford, UK. Lawrence says “Jesus didn’t come to zap us all off to heaven; he came to change the world – and for the poorest, most marginalised first. I help churches to discover and follow this radical Jesus, and to 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 …

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 …

Sunday’s Coming (6/5/18)

I wonder how often we say ‘Thanks’? I wonder how often we say it to the people we are really thankful for? The practice of gratitude is a simple way to completely change your outlook on life.  It’s the start of that radical life-change we talked about last week.  Thankfulness.  Gratitude.  Whatever you want to Read More …

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 Read More …

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 Read More …

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 Read More …