Virtualisation and Society

Photo: Rob GT The Church of Scotland’s Church and Society Committee are hosting a day looking at ‘Virtualisation & Society in Edinburgh on Thursday 21 January from 10am – 4pm.  The day is FREE.  To book your place email vcano [at] cofscotland [dot] org [dot] uk. topics: How has virtualisation impacted on notions of identity? Read More …

Graham Cray at the General Assembly

Bishop Graham Cray’s excellent address on Fresh Expressions to the evening session of the Church of Scotland’s General Assembly is now available to watch on the Church of Scotland website.  Well worth a look, listen, copious notes and lots of thought.

Human Wrongs

As I sat at my desk yesterday afternoon another spectacle unfolded before my very eyes.  The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland webstream was on my desk top and the Council of Mission And Discipleship were presenting their excellent report on Singleness, asking that it be disseminated for study. What followed was simply remarkable.  Read More …

The Most Important Part… Missed By Most

On Monday night, after the drama, confusion and intrigue of the Overture discussion that never happened something important happened… something which is at the heart of the future of the church. It was late in the evening when Bishop Graham Cray spoke to a disappointingly small group of people as part of the Emerging Church Read More …

Making Sense Of The General Assembly

I thought I’d have a go at exploring what the General Assembly has been up to because lots of people seem to be completely confused by what has been going on.  I know how you feel!  Let’s start with the part that has had all the headlines: Did the Church of Scotland Approve Gay Ministers? Read More …

General Assembly Issues Gag Order?

That might seem like an overly dramatic headline, but this afternoon the Church of Scotland’s General Assembly agreed to ban all those subject to it’s courts, that’s Ministers and Elders, from talking about discussions relating to the ordination of gay ministers. In a confusing and lengthy session the Assembly decided (I think): 1. Appoint a Read More …