Strike Out Unemployment Start With Your Congregation

posted: 30 Nov 2011 comments: 7category:

Regardless of your political affiliation, its an interesting St Andrew's Day today. As I write thousands of workers from the Public Sector in Scotland and the UK are out on strike because they feel the new proposals surrounding their revised pension scheme is unfair. Another 2 million people can't strike because they've no job. This is the world in which the church is called to minister. The question is what would be an adequate response? The fact that people have...
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As the tree falls so must it lie

posted: 23 Nov 2011 comments: 1category:

I was visiting my mother and father's grave recently. They are buried in an old cemetery in Glasgow. As I drove round the cemetery I could help but see this tree lying among the grave stones. It reminded me of a text from Ecclesiastes 11.3 that I sometime heard my father repeat. " As the tree falls so it must lie". He would say it perhaps referring to someone who had just died. The point he would make is that how we live this life determines how we are remembered by...
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All that Jazz

posted: 20 Nov 2011 comments: 0category:

What an amazing night we had at St Andrew's.The atmosphere was so friendly and relaxed as people gathered with great expectations to hear some amazing music. Well I can assure you that no one was disappointed. The quality of the performace was quite outstanding. The two female vocalists were different in styles but equally talented. Erica Bonnar as usual was her own professional self. I think her rendition of the sixties hit " Will You still love me tomorrow' was...
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