Jesus is coming – Look Busy!

Some years ago my mother in law gave me a sweatshirt for Christmas. It has become my advent sweatshirt and today I have dug it out again for this year. It simply says, “Jesus is coming, Look busy!” I do not just have to look busy this advent, I am busy, the church is busy.

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Take a walk

A few weeks ago on Facebook there was a post that just said: “As I get older and I remember all the people I have lost along the way, I think to myself, maybe a career as a tour guide wasn’t for me!” I was reminded of that last week as I read the opening

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Grace and Peace

Psalm 90 prays to God, “teach us to live well! Teach us to live wisely and well!” I wonder how many of us do live wisely and how many of us just have toil, trouble and a marker in the graveyard to show for our life on this earth? When Paul begins his letters to

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What do you believe?

One of the big debates within the Church of Scotland today surrounds the Westminster Confession of Faith. It was a document drawn up by a number of clergy and theologians at Westminster in the aftermath of the Reformation. So on this week where we celebrate Reformation Day I thought it would be interesting to consider

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Eugene Peterson

Last night I learnt that one of the true modern day saints of the church has died. Eugene Peterson is best known for his modern paraphrase of the Bible called “The Message.” I have used it for years and find that it particularly is useful in shedding new light on particularly well known passages. But

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Neither do I condemn you. Go your way and sin no more

One of the great debates of our age in the church is how to cope with the changing norms in society. Go to the Perth Kinnoull Parish Church Facebook page to read one person’s thoughts.


Kinnoull Parish Church now has a Facebook page. If you are on Facebook look for Perth Kinnoull Parish Church and there you will find regular updates and inspirational comments to help you through your week. For example this week I have written:- In my daily reading today I was reminded that Christians do not believe

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Broken Promises

One of the questions that rolls around in my head from time to time is the place of infant baptism in the church. I know all the arguments about the role of the Holy Spirit, the outward sign of an invisible grace and the other theological aspects, but in some ways what is concerning me

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Upcoming events

We have some exciting events coming up over the next few months at Kinnoull Parish Church. During Lent we will be hosting a Lenten Study entitled ‘The Journey,’ based on the book by John Pritchard. This will start on February 14th. We experience the journey with Jesus to Jerusalem and the Cross through the eyes

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You’ve got a friend in me

Elijah and Elisha, have you ever mixed up their names? If you were asked to distinguish between the two, could you do it? If not, don’t be too hard on yourself. Their names sound so much alike and their careers and ministries so intertwined it is hard not to get confused. Nevertheless, they were two

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