I’m your Social Worker

It’s not often that Social Workers get immortalised in song but Glasvegas have in their new single ‘Geraldine’. When your sparkle evades your soul I’ll be at your side to console When your standing on the window ledge I’ll talk you back from the edge I will turn your tide Be your shepard and your Read More …

Shawlands Community Forum

Tonight I’ve been invited to be on the panel for an open community discussion at Shawlands URC in Glasgow (map). The topic is ‘What role can the Church play in the community?’ and I’ve been asked to speak about the church and young people.  There are another two speakers and the local MP was to Read More …

Things re-discovered

I’ve has a busy weekend and in between preaching at Dunfermline (thanks for the tie!) and visiting parents (thanks for a lovely meal!) I rediscovered some things forgotten. I watched the Masters Golf. I’m not sure I’ve watched it so much as I did this year for ages. For me the Masters seems to hold Read More …

new beginning

Today was a good day.  I was at Priesthill URC in Glasgow.  Priesthill is one of Glasgow’s most deprived areas and is in the midst of a bout of regeneration.  In the middle of the scheme is the church. As you can see, the church is in very poor condition.  Inside it is damp because Read More …

If you are ever in … Glasgow

If you are ever in Glasgow I’d recommend a trip to the Burrell Collection housed in Pollock Park.  It is home to over 9,000 items including some truly beautiful Egyptian, Islamic and Chinese artifacts.  It is also home to the guy on the left, ‘The Thinker’ by Rodin and some beautiful stained glass.  I’ve put Read More …