Master Robert Plough Horse or Race Horse?

posted: 29 May 2008 comments: 9category:

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/0dzuRGlmxO4" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]I want to write tonight about the importance of being a round peg in a round hole. Too many people beat themselves up for things they're not doing. Too often they are being asked to do the impossible. I want to tell you a story that I told the children a few weeks ago in church. Its the story of a racing horse called Master Robert. When my dad was just a young boy...
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Regeneration is about more than money!

posted: 29 May 2008 comments: 1category:

money-happiness.jpg  I was at an interesting meeting in the church offices in Edinburgh today. It was a conference where Town Planners, Property Developers and Church Leaders, in areas undergoing regeneration, were all invited to listen to each other and understand the whole process involved in regenerating a community.  It was interesting to hear this discussion in the light of the latest news regarding the regeneration of Bo'ness.  What was going to be a spectacular waterfront...
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Making the right connections

posted: 28 May 2008 comments: 6category:

Just watching Amazon Heartbeat on STV this evening. There is just so much that is never said and that frustrates me as the Chairman of the Trust. Television companies of course are looking for the cheapest and easiest way to make a programme  yet I don't know why it is that they never get round to identifying our drivers.  People ask me and say what is it that makes the Trust so successful and I can only say prayer. If we didn't have the prayer base we have all round...
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Church Without Walls - the next step ?

posted: 14 May 2008 comments: 3category:

I was at the Parliament earlier this evening, as a guest of "Care for the Family" this is an opportunity that MSPs can offer Charities, to allow them to show case their work to potential funders. I think I was there because I acted as an advisor to the Scottish Office of care when they were applying to Lloyds TSB for funding. I'm happy to report that they were successful. Anyway I hope it was a worthwhile opportunity for the organisers because they are doing a good...
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Preaching and the visual language.

posted: 13 May 2008 comments: 1category:

Today I'm off to the ICC, International Christian College, to give a lecture on preaching and media. I really enjoy giving this lecture but I think i need to up date some of my material. the principles of what i want to say remains the same but the examplesa to describe it probably need refreshing. The gist of what I want to say is that preaching is not an event but a process that involves a three way relationship that somehow only comes to life when all three elements...
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Ripples Of The CWW National Gathering Continue To Spread Out.

posted: 12 May 2008 comments: 0category:

abbishopjs.jpg  The emails and letters are still coming in to the CWW Office from all around the country. All sorts of people expressing their appreciation for the event. When the Planning Group meets together we will take into account all the things that have been said. One thing is for certain we will need Commissioners at the General Assembly to rise to the occasion and speak in favour of the work we have been doing. This will especially have to be done when the over all budget is...
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Beat The Drum For the Nat Gat

posted: 7 May 2008 comments: 7category:

ngdrums.jpg The phone hasn't stop ringing and the emails keep coming in as more and more people want to share the impact that the National Gathering has had on them. It is very humbling and exciting to see so many people being touched by God this last weekend. I think I will forever remember the image of the Archbishop playing the drums, after hundreds of people responded to his call to come to the front to demonstrate their re-commitment to faith in Christ. The issue we who have...
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