Facing Change is Nothing New

posted: 19 Sep 2015 comments: 0category: Unassigned

I'm up early this morning. I was writing a short congratulatory message to be printed in a brochure commending a theological conference that is taking place in Korea next month to honour the contribution of Reformed Theology in shaping the Christian church in Korea.  John Ross the 19th century missionary from Nigg Bay was the first to translate parts of the New Testament into Korean. The conference is being held to commemorate his contribution to the Korean Church.  I...
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Joy Through Tears

posted: 28 Feb 2015 comments: 0category: Unassigned

Our Lenten theme, " Joy through tears" continues to resonate with a great many  people in our congregation and indeed town. I've discovered this through a number of conversations this week. Learning to give thanks for the good things in life, for the small things and for the kindness of others, is an important aspect of living and walking in the cross shaped life. Living out the Spirit of  Christ in our every day lives requires us all to appreciate the people and the...
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The Cross Shaped Life Studies

posted: 18 Feb 2015 comments: 1category: Unassigned

Tonight we begin  the first  of our  Lenten Bible studies based around the epistle to the Phillippians.  The theme I've chosen for  the next few weeks is " The Cross Shaped Life"  I want these evenings to be rooted in reality. However I also want them to be evenings of hope and encouragement. Evenings where people laugh a lot and share fellowship and make new friends. I also want them to be evenings when we can acknowlwdge that it is all right to feel sad, it is all...
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