posted: 9 Oct 2012
I'm waiting for Bill Campbell to arrive. Bill will be our guide for the day. He is one of the Presbytery elders taking his turn to be chauffeur to the Moderator.
We've been having an extremely encouraging time here in the Presbytery of Wigtown and Stranraer. After arriving in the Presbytery on Friday and taking part in the BBC Radio Debate and also featuring in the Wigtown Book Festival as a contributor. Saturday was a free day, it was also a day to try and get the...
posted: 15 Sep 2012
Here is a wide space
A place to think
A place to be
To listen to the wind
To set sail again
A meeting place of the finite and the infinite
An island set among islands
Drawing me into mystery
A boat rests on the sand
Seaweed caressing the shore line
Clothes the cold craggy rocks
Shirts like flags are blowing on a clothes line
Hollow arms without legs
They pose as performers of...
posted: 13 Sep 2012
This year I have chosen mission as my theme to speak about as I travel around the country. Here is a summary of the kind of things I am saying.
Mission is at the heart of the church because mission is at the heart of God himself. When we speak of mission we should realise that it is not something the church does as an added extra. It is not something for simply enthusiasts to participate in ; mission is in the DNA of the church it should be as natural as...
posted: 24 Aug 2012
I feel like an athlete limbering up for a big race, or like a swimmer tweaking my muscles before diving into the pool to swim a marathon. Mmmm! I'm not sure if swimmers do marathons? Anyway, I'm sure you get the idea. What I'm trying to describe to you is the challenging agenda that lies ahead over the next month. It will be great but it will be no doubt exhausting at times.
One thing I know is essential finding the place to be quiet to pray and to focus on the...
posted: 10 Jul 2012
So what of the Order of the Thistle? This was a very interesting Service to attend. The Dean of the Thistle in his short address reminded His Royal Highness Prince William to devote his life to the honour of God, to the maintenance of Christ's most holy Evangel,( in other words the gospel), and to the Service of Her Majesty the Queen. All this is a highlights that at the heart of our Monarchy is a wonderful Christian heritage.
Gospel values can continue to...