From Bo'ness to Chennai

posted: 21 Oct 2007 comments: 2category:

indian-station.JPG Here I am at the end of a Sunday evening, and I'm just getting myself ready to join the crowds that push into the airports and rail stations in india. God is good. I believe I must have the best job in the world. It is such a privilege to be part of the family at Bo'ness St Andrew's. We are such a mixed group of people, but I think that is what i like about our church. Well In a few hours I'll be flying back to india again, just for a week to catch up with our friends...
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You've changed ! Who me? Never!

posted: 20 Oct 2007 comments: 4category:

dsc008051.JPG Glad to see that my old pal Jimmy Sommerville has been having a look at the blog. Actually his comments are quite true, he hasn't changed all that much, now that's more than can be said for me. I popped into the office this afternoon although I'm still on holiday. Johnny, our techy support person, told me he had been reading the blog. He said he liked the Living Stones then he said, "is that your picture on the blog? " You've really changed! Well that's true Johnny we...
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The First Greenbelt Festival 1974

posted: 16 Oct 2007 comments: 4category:

dsc00791.JPG Well here's a wee bit of Christian rock'n roll history for you. I spent most of today clearing out my study. I came across a poster for the very first Greenbelt Festival in August 1974. Guess what, I played it ! And Just to prove it I've loaded up the poster. Today of course Greenbelt is one of the most important music and arts festivals in the Christian calander. I'm told around 20,000 people attend each year. I was the lead singer with a band known as the...
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Come down and come in!

posted: 11 Oct 2007 comments: 0category:

bonesslandscape.JPG Lord today was glorious And I just loved the view The soft sunlight has given us all a rich warm glow. Your world is quite spectacular. The colour scheme is breath - taking When the sun shines, it seems to bring out the best in everyone People actually talk to each other The TV gets turned off And people go for walks. Lord I just love this view looking over our town. It calls from within me a prayer I heard from a friend recently, so simple yet so...
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CWW National Gathering - 2008

posted: 10 Oct 2007 comments: 0category:

CWW The National Gathering On 3 and 4 May 2008 I'm praying that at least 10,000 people will come and share in the CWW National Gathering at Ingleston. If not my head's for the chop. The General Assembly has backed the idea, now all we need is for all our parishes to climb on board. I hope you will have received the details in the mail and put the dates in your diary. Let's make history in 2008. Someone asked me recently, "What is the point of all this Church...
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posted: 8 Oct 2007 comments: 0category:

Alpha With Bogle So many people say to me what is Alpha like? What do you do? Would I like it? The answer is you probably would. We meet in the Inchyra Hotel Polmont , which is a 4 star hotel, near Falkirk. The food is excellent and the company is really quite engaging. We all talk about a lot of things before we get down to thinking about faith issues. We had a really good night last Thursday. So I thought I'd try this out if you think its worth doing I could prepare...
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Light of the World - at Alpha.

posted: 5 Oct 2007 comments: 14category:

the-light-of-the-world-print-c10081280.jpeg Here we are with track 4 from the bookshop gig. Its called "Light of the World" Light of the World. It was truly one of the worst gigs of our career, but you know what, the sound engineer wasn't a christian, and he said he really enjoyed the banter and the music. Who knows what seeds were planted that night. I was at Alpha tonight and I was talking about how we can be sure about our faith. One of the points in the talk is that we can trust Jesus because when he makes...
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