All is not yet said and done…

Last night’s decision by the General Assembly was only the first of two crucial discussions to be had this week.  The Overture from the Presbytery of Lochcarron and Skye is still before the Assembly and has been moved from last night to Monday at 4pm due to the length of time the Assembly took to Read More …

Decision Day For General Assembly

The Case This evening the Church of Scotland hears the Case of the Dissent and Complaint against Aberdeen Presbytery who upheld Queen’s Cross Church in their call of Scott Rennie to be their minister on the grounds that Scott, an openly gay man in a relationship with his partner David, is unsuitable to be a Read More …

And so it begins…

The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland began this morning and a couple of things have jumped out at me already. The first is the presence of ‘The Queen’.  She’s not there in person this year but when she can’t make it she sends someone in her place, a Lord High Commissioner.  The Queen Read More …

Petition Posters

Some of the bloggers I read have been posting their thoughts on the petition to the Church of Scotland’s General Assembly regarding the ordination of ‘practicing’ homosexuals.  I wrote about it in my posts ‘Not In My Name‘ and ‘How Would Jesus Behave?‘ but there are some other interesting thoughs: John Orr has posted some Read More …

How would Jesus behave?

My previous post on the petition launched ahead of the Church of Scotland’s General Assembly in support of the overture (motion) from the Presbytery of Lochcarron & Skye was my most viewed post ever.  I didn’t set out to say anything controversial and hoped to appeal to people to be calm, reasonable and gracious. The Read More …

New OneKirk Journal Available Now

The new issue of the OneKirk Journal is now available online. It has some great stuff including: reflection on the use of torture a guide to some of the notable events at General Assembly ‘champagne bubbles’ by Roddy Hamilton A conversation with Scott M Rennie and an Introduction to Emerging Church by some guy called Read More …