Night Church

For five minutes or a couple of hours on the first Sunday of the month people come and sit in a candlelit church. Sometimes it is the simplest idea that catches the imagination. Providing a place of sanctuary and stillness is one of the gifts the church can provide to a busy world full of Read More …

Weird Church

I’m training to be a minister. I have all kinds of issues with that statement, but for now it can just be a few words that give context to what follows. Part of my training is to spend time with the Scottish Episcopal Institute studying a diploma in theology for ministry.  I had very little Read More …

Woven Colours

There are times when it’s ok to let something pass quietly. There are other times when something has to be said. I was charged with leading worship at the URC Youth Assembly last weekend and as we neared the end of our time together it grew more and more apparent that we should acknowledge the moving on Read More …

Pilots Worship Pack

  I’m delighted to see the new Pilots Worship Pack: Lost and Found, which Soo and I wrote, is about to be sent out into the wild. It’s a pack with 4 sessions which help young people to explore the idea of Lost and Found along with some resources for a worship service led by Read More …

Spill the Beans 10

Spill The Beans Issue 10 is now available for download, and takes us from 1 December to 2 March 2014, encompassing Advent, Christmas, Epiphany all the way to the Transfiguration. Over the season of Advent we focus on the bible passages from the prophets, before turning to the gospel readings for the remainder of this Read More …

Spill The Beans Conference

The big, long awaited Spill the Beans Conference is just around the corner!  Come and find out more about Spill the Beans, how it works, why it works and how you can use it in your church. Saturday 31st August Wellington Church on University Avenue, Glasgow. 10am – 4pm Cost £8 (includes lunch)  for application Read More …

A Pentecost Sermon

This is my sermon from today, Pentecost 2013, preached at Dunfermline United Reformed Church.  The readings the sermon is based on are Acts2:1-21 and John 14:8-17. As always, your comments and thoughts are very welcome.