posted: 8 Dec 2013 comments: 0category: Unassigned
Recently South Africa has been on my mind. primarily because our latest member of staff arrived from Johannnesburg this week with his wife and family. Coenraad will be with us for te next year. Then in 2015 he will be available to receive a call from a congregation to be their minister. Coenraaad is already an experienced minister but his time with us here in Bo'ness is to allow him to familiarise himself with the ways of the Church of Scotland.
On the day of...
posted: 6 Dec 2013 comments: 1category: Unassigned
I heard the news this evening that Nelson Mandela had died. I prayed that his influence and memory would live on to fulfil the great sacrifice he and so many made in the struggle for justice and equality not only in South Africa but in the world beyond.
In October 2010 I visited Robben Island to look around at the prison in which Mandela was incarcerated for eighteen of the the twenty seven years. Here is a picture of the actual cell in which he lived while obj...
posted: 5 Dec 2013 comments: 0category: Unassigned
Here's something that made me smile today. Steve Taylor is an American singer songwriter who has been challneging the Christians about the way we often inteact to the changing attitudes of society to moral and social issues. I last heard him perform years agao I think it was a Greenbelt. Anyway it appears that he's looking to put a band on the road again and do a tour. He's using this video as a method of raising cash to make the tour happen....