New Rules – a sermon

This is a sermon preached on Sunday 8 March on Mark 8: 31-38 (Lent 2B).  As always, I’d be glad to hear your thoughts.

My First Interview

So, I’ve been co-hosting the something beautiful podcast for a little while now but my first interview with someone else is this week’s episode!  I spoke with Ron Buford, the man behing the UCC’s Still Speaking campaign while we were both at FURY Assembly a couple of weeks ago. Have a listen and let me Read More …

Andrew Jones on Something Beautiful

Tall Skinny Kiwi, Andrew Jones, chats with Jonathan in this week’s episode of the Something Beautiful Podcast. As you would expect, he raises some challenging issues.  One that struck me was his thoughts about starting new churches.  Go somewhere else and plant a church there.  Don’t plant it in your house.  And don’t let people Read More …

Still Speaking – A sermon

1 Samuel 3:1-10 is one of my favourite passages in the Bible.  I love the story of Eli and Samuel and all its imagery and drama. Let me know what you think of the sermon.  Thoughts, comment and criticism (constructive preferred) all welcome.

Beautiful Students

I’ve been promoted.  Have I mentioned this already?  Sorry if I have, but I’m now an official co-host of the fabulous international podcasting sensation that is the Something Beautiful Podcast along with Jonathan and Thomas. Some of the students on the Youth Work and Applied Theology course at ICC feature on this week’s Something Beautiful Read More …

New Beginnings – a sermon

I was leading worship at St Andrew’s in Blantyre this morning while their minister Peter is off at a conference.  It was great to be there again, although we had a bit of a hymn tune issue which I thought was kinda funny.  It always amuses me when people don’t know a tune how quiet Read More …

Exile

It’s almost Christmas.  For many churches that means nativity plays and carol services.  For Dunfermline URC those will come later so this morning presented a bit of a challenge.  How to preach on Christmas… before it’s Christmas. This is what I came up with.  Your thoughts and comments are very welcome. Sermon Text (for those Read More …