Beam into Bogle in the Morning

posted: 19 Jun 2011 comments: 4category:

Can't believe it's that time again. Time for me to look out my favourite songs and get my play list ready. Yes make sure you tune into Bogle on Valley FM 87.7 this coming Monday morning at 9.00am -10.00am and keep doing it every morning including Thursday. The show is going to be great. I hope to review the morning papers and also have guest artists and even guest local celebrities. So make sure you tune in on Monday morning. Talking about tuning in if you can't...
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The Practice of Prayer Pentecost and Power

posted: 11 Jun 2011 comments: 5category:

Well here I am back online again. Yesterday was a busy day. I put in a 19 hour shift, followed by a couple of hours at the prayer vigil before I went to bed this morning at 3.00am . Whose says the life of a parish minister is dull? We had a look at two possible ships, each have their merits and their short comings. A bit like the rest of us. Anyway we'll be leaving it up to the people who know more about these technical matters to help us as a Board of the Vine...
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Meet the Man From Bethlehem

posted: 2 Jun 2011 comments: 2category:

Today Sheena Orr our trainee minister flies out, along with a number of other ministers and theologians to visit Israel. During this visit Sheena will have an opportunity to reflect on the current political and religious divides in the Holy Land and perhaps bring back a more informed point of view for all of us consider. This year at the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland Douad Nassar,from Bethlehem was an invited guest. He came representing Christian...
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Dylan and the General Assembly The Courage To be Change Makers

posted: 21 May 2011 comments: 0category:

I've just spent the last hour watching a programme on BBC Channel 4 all about the life and times of Bob Dylan. It made me cast my mind back to the first time I heard about Dylan. I think I was in 2nd year at Secondary School. I was talking about music to a classmate, I think it might have been Sam Elder. He told me about this singer called Dylan. He said he was a poet and that he had something to say. As the General Assembly meets this week would the average...
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Christ On the Street.. the death of God was more than a rumour!

posted: 22 Apr 2011 comments: 0category:

Today I met up with Russell McLarty, the Interim minister at Edinburgh's St Andrew's and St George's Church of Scotland. We had arranged a few weeks ago to take the bread and wine,two of the most powerful symbols of the Gospel out into George Street. Many people passed by and ignored the invitation others were polite as they explained they had to be somewhere by a certain time. One particular man stopped and said he was Jewish, then with a smile he added "we've...
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