The World From My Doorstep

posted: 28 Jul 2011 comments: 1category:

I'm looking to enlist the help of my readers. We are needing over 25 prayers to appear within the next day or two. Can you help? Sanctuary First is an amazing website that we service from St Andrew's Bo'ness. During the month of August we have chosen "Prayer from my doorstep" as a theme. The idea is that we will collate prayers from all around the world. Prayers by ordinary people, as they look out of their door and see a factory or rooftops, or noisy traffic, or...
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Sanctuary First - We all need it

posted: 24 Jul 2011 comments: 1category:

I've started to write a service for Sanctuary First exploring the idea that God is often encountered in the areas of life where people normally would refuse to be by choice. I've still got a bit of work to do on it. I'm reflecting on how to make this service meaningful what illustrations can we use? Writing this kind of material isn't easy, it makes you trawl your own life moments, your own place of brokenness, the experience of extreme loss, the pain of facing...
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Irish PM Blast Vatican…  but we Presbyterians shouldn't be too smug!

posted: 22 Jul 2011 comments: 2category:

"Taoiseach Enda Kenny who told the Dail yesterday that the culture of the Vatican was dominated by 'dysfunction, disconnection, elitism, the narcissism'. Photo: Dara Mac Donaillaoiseach Enda Kenny (file). Photo: Dara Mac Donaill" Recently in the blog I've been highlighting the corruption in all our major Institutions, police, banking, journalism and parliament. To find it in the institution of the church should be no surprise. To have it highlighted this...
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