Hope Returns!

posted: 31 May 2012 comments: 2category:

Being a minister of the Gospel is a great privilege. Yesterday I had the unique opportunity to preach at the Scottish War Memorial in Edinburgh Castle. This is a service that takes place every year. It is a chance to remember and support in prayer all those who carry with them the wounds and scars of war and who feel the loss and pain of bereavement. It is a special service in that it seeks to highlight Scots who have given the greatest sacrifice of all. While there is...
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The Titanic Exhibition Inspires a Heritage Faith Concept?

posted: 30 May 2012 comments: 2category:

One  more interesting experience regarding the Irish visit. I took the opportunity to visit the new Titanic Exhibition in Belfast. It must be one of the best designed exhibition centres in the country. Its just newly opened, but already ts proving a great hit. I'm sure hat the building itself will win architectural awards but also the exhibition itself. the whole experience is imaginative and creative.  I wonder what the same designers would do if they got the...
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A life observed

posted: 27 May 2012 comments: 0category:

Today I find myself in Belfast preparing for the annual visit that is made by the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland to the Irish Presbyterian General Assembly. We left Edinburgh on an early flight and arrived in Belfast for 9.30. Martha and I are accompanied by Iain Cunningham one of my Chaplains and also an elder from Bo'ness and his wife. It's been a very special day. The sun has been shining and we had the opportunity to drop by a...
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