The Cross and the Clock

posted: 28 Feb 2012 comments: 3category:

20120228-000124.jpg Everything happens in God's time. I locked the door of the church last night and handed the congregation over to the leadership of my good friend Peter Neilson. What a great day of celebration Sunday turned out to be. First of all it was wonderful to have Elisa back again on the keyboards and Jimmy and Ian back to help with the worship. We are blessed with our current worship group Graeme Trudie and Craig however having some additional musicians added to the excitement...
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Highway To Heaven or Hell?

posted: 3 Feb 2012 comments: 0category:

Lima is an amazing city with over 8 million of a population. You can sense the changes that are happening in society. Increased wealth and confidence and a booming economy. Yet we need to be reminded that the country still has a hinterland of rural communities which are being challenged by the enconomic improvement of the country. its strange isn't it with every economic improvement there are also moral and social...
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Gadaffi and Goliath

posted: 23 Oct 2011 comments: 3category:

When David slew Goliath with a sling we are told that all Israel rejoiced at his death. When I read such words I can't quite understand, I can't get excited about any human beings death. I think it is hard for those of us who have lived in stable democracies all our lives to imagine how it must feel when the person whom you have lived in fear of is within your grasp to remove from power. I heard an interesting story about two Libyan civil servants who were alone with...
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Turning Swords into Ploughshears

posted: 16 Sep 2011 comments: 0category:

This afternoon, I had the privilege of attending Jolyon Mitchell's Inaugural Lecture, marking his appointment as Professor of Communications, Arts and Religion in New College Edinburgh. Jolyon has been given a well earned honour by Edinburgh University. He has worked tirelessly to bring academic credibility to his subject and has sought to inspire theologians and students alike to think creatively and to engage with the power of the visual image. The theme of his lecture...
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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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