posted: 24 Sep 2008 comments: 6category:

sanctuary in the city After 10 years of experimenting with a monthly multimedia worship service in 2007 we took a year out to reflect and consider how we can best re-engage our experience and expertise in this area. We've come up with a concept that we think could be used my a much wider alliance of Christians to help connect a lost generation to faith in Christ. Let me know what you think. If this concept is something that might inspire you we'd be interested in hearing from you. We're...
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Structures alone can't change the church.

posted: 21 Sep 2008 comments: 0category:

I wrote about structures a few weeks ago. I think we need to realise that changing the structures alone, will not change the church. Tomorrow night at Kirk Session will be quite an important evening. The Kirk Session re-structing group will be reporting back. The plan is that they will give out the papers for the future structure and we will agree a date when we can meet in conference to discuss the implications. We need to allow the Holy Spirit to fire us up so that...
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A Walkie Talkie Bridge for Christian Aid

posted: 21 Sep 2008 comments: 2category:

Yesterday well over 1000 people walked the Forth Road Bridge to raise money for Christian Aid. I'm told if all the money is collected that has been promised from the sponsors,it will amount to £41,000. What I say is, not bad for an afternoon's work. It was also an opportunity for folk to reflect on Rev John Carrie who died earlier this year. John set up the whole project. It was good to see the Lord Provest of Edinburgh turn out to do the walk and also pay...
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Alpha and Forgivenesss

posted: 19 Sep 2008 comments: 1category:

We had our second 'Alpha Night' at the Inchyra last night. There was a good mix of people from different backgrounds and I'm sure its going to be once again an interesting life changing experience for a number of people. Our theme last night asked the question" Why did Jesus die?" It is an opportunity to talk about the central theme of Christianity namely, "Forgiveness" it seems to me that this is one of the central issues that faces all of humanity. All over the...
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Reforming Presbytery

posted: 17 Sep 2008 comments: 0category:

I've been put on a committee at Presbytery level to look at how our Presbytery can work in a better way to promote and facilitate our congregations .Here's an extract from the paper I'm writing. Any comments will be gratefully received. The above picture gives another meaning to cathedral. Making Presbytery a place of inspiration… This paper is not meant to be aimed at any one person in leadership within Falkirk Presbytery. It is my general thoughts about...
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Ben? I'm no taken in -  he's just a dug

posted: 16 Sep 2008 comments: 4category:

We've got a house guest staying with us. It's Ben he's quite a character. He's always hungry, and if you're not careful, he'll even eat food out of the bin. He's a big hit with the staff in the church. He knows that chocolate Labradors can wrap most Scottish people round their paws. However I do think he is missing his master, but if he has a bone he's happy. Ben, See you. Your a big chocolate blobby A gormless and harmless beastie. Yur a dug, Yur no...
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Off the hook and its not the phone!

posted: 14 Sep 2008 comments: 0category:

Bo'ness Town Hall was the scene of a christian conference today. It was attended by people from all over Scotland. Kenny Borthwick , the minister at Wester Hailes, Edinburgh, spoke powerfully tonight. He said that he believed one of the things that held back revival was the lack of grace in the Christian Church among Christians and Christian Leaders.He spoke of the danger of a judgemental spirit, and called for Christians to do three things when thinking about...
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