labels that shouldn’t stick

One of the things that happened in yesterday’s General Assembly debate on the report of the Special Commission on Same-Sex Relationships and Ministry was some new labels. ‘traditionalists’ and ‘revisionists’ now seem to be the labels of choice. These are interesting labels for a number of reasons. I wonder how they make sense in 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 …

Love One Another – A Sermon

Last week’s sermon focused on John 15: 9-17 and used some material from the excellent OneKirk worship material and from the equally excellent Lawrence Moore’s blog, Disclosing New Worlds.  As always, youth thoughts and comments are wel,comed.

Crossed Purposes?

Tonight, for reasons I’m still not entirely sure of, I was invited to sit on a panel for a discussion of ‘The Emerging Church’ at International Christian College.  If you read yesterday’s post you’ll probably realise that i was pretty nervous about it for a number of reasons. If you missed it, my article on Read More …

A Question of Faith – a sermon about Thomas

I feel sorry for Thomas.  He gets some bad press, mostly so John can make a point to his readers I think.  I’m not even sure Thomas had doubts.  I think he had questions, so that’s where this week’s sermon focuses… on questions. I was at Lanark Greyfriars and the readings were John 20: 19-31, Read More …