I came across this quote the other day by Francis Chan: “The irony is that while God doesn’t need us but still wants us, we desperately need God but don’t really want Him most of the time.” When you get to the heart of the matter God, according to the Christian Gospel, is a God of relationship.
Last Sunday was a very important one for Kinnoull Parish Church as we had a congregational meeting where various plans for the future were laid out and the congregation were invited to ask questions or to make comment on the plans. One of our members asked a very good question about our plans to live
The internet is all a twitter just now over the apparent reluctance of certain confectionary companies to put the word Easter on their chocolate eggs. Even the Prime Minister has weighed in over it much to the surprise of some who feel that there are much more pressing issues on which they feel she should
Well, so much for trying to keep posting on the blog on a regular day. I started trying to do it on a Tuesday, then occasionally it creeps to a Wednesday and here we are on Thursday and I am finally getting around to writing for this. I remember my father, many years ago, brought
When Jesus confronted the money changers in the temple in the week before his crucifixion he told them that his father’s house should be a house of prayer and not a den of thieves. Sometimes I wonder whether the church has really paid enough attention to that verse, not because I want to suggest that
Some years ago someone had the idea that instead of throwing confetti at a wedding you could make little things that looked like rose buds but then if you flicked them, the petals would unfold releasing the contents of the bud, which was usually birdseed. It made a change from confetti, was disposed of naturally
Last week I attended a very good conference in Glasgow about the church in a secular age. How does our mission and work change as a result of the increasing secularisation around us? The keynote speaker, Stefan Paas made some excellent points in his keynote talks. One of the most fascinating points he made was