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 …

A butterfly church?

I wrote this provocation paper a couple of days after the referendum for a conference called ‘Where Church and Kingdom Collide’.  I then presented a second version at the conference.  I’d love to hear your thoughts, not so much on the referendum, but on the lessons it might have for the church. The Ripples of Read More …

majority

Today the Scottish National Party (SNP) have been returned to the Scottish Parliament with a majority. As I write there are still 2 regional lists to be declared but the SNP have already 65 seats. That is an astonishing result.  The electoral system in Scotland is a mixture of first past the post and a Read More …

treasure the questions

I like questions. I think that’s why I like process. Rob Bell’s new book Love Wins: At the Heart of Life’s Big Questions is out soon in the UK and the interwebs have been alive with comment, question and criticism. Yesterday Rob did a question and answer session where he admitted that for him the Read More …

what did you vote for?

It’s been a while now since the General Election. The ConDem coalition seems to have settled in and the world hasn’t come to an end, at least not yet. What has been fascinating is the size, speed and range of political and economic reform that the new partnership wants to force through. The criticism of Read More …

Com-promise

We now have a coalition government.  To achieve this both parties had to compromise. Compromise is one of those interesting words that can be both positive and negative, mostly depending on the person viewing or making the compromise’s opinion.  It can be a noun and a verb. Compromise means: a settlement of differences by mutual Read More …