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A blessing and not ..

Why has it taken me so long to get into Podcasts? After all they provide what is missing from much of mainstream reporting – a chance to explore a subject in some depth and often with one of the ‘behind … Continue reading

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Vocation and Ministry Sunday

If you are old enough to remember Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-in, you will recall the dread fate of being stuck in a lift watching old Tony Curtis movies. I doing a bit of re-ordering old sermons at present – and … Continue reading

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Good Friday Thought for the Day

This is Thought for the Day on Good Friday morning on BBC Radio Scotland

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Easter Day at St Peter’s

Time I uploaded a sermon. I’m still acting as Interim Pastor at St Peter’s, Lutton Place, in Edinburgh. This is the Sermon from yesterday – with thanks to Giles Fraser for his piece in Saturday’s Guardian and to Martyn Percy … Continue reading

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A thought in the midst of Brexit

Another Thought for the Day in the Brexit turmoil.

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John the Baptist strikes back

Interim Ministry is a strange thing – it’s seven months now since I went to St Peter’s, Lutton Place, in Edinburgh.  It wasn’t an easy moment and I had some fairly difficult times at the beginning.  The Annual General Meeting … Continue reading

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Another Sermon from St Peter’s

I said that I would preach two sermons about the issues facing this – and every – congregation.  This is the second and it is about the challenges of decline and growth

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Looking to the future at St Peter’s

I’ve mentioned before that I am doing a period as Interim Pastor at St Peter’s, Lutton Place, in Edinburgh. As a congregation, they have had some difficult times and feelings run high. I’ve been doing quite a bit of listening … Continue reading

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Remembering ….

I was back in St Peter’s, Lutton Place, in Edinburgh this morning – as I am about two Sundays a month during my time as Interim Pastor. We used Wilfred Owen’s ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ as they did in the … Continue reading

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Love God and Cross the Road

The picture – by Hector McDonnell – is of Her Majesty the Queen’s visit to Enniskillen. She comes out of the Church of Ireland Cathedral and crosses the road to the Catholic Church – a historic ‘first’. By a slight … Continue reading

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