Wha's Like Us!

posted: 28 Nov 2008 comments: 0category:

Thinking about St Andrew's day and nationalism, should remind us all that there is a cross at the centre of our national identity. Many people believe that there is a deep sadness in the Scottish psyche. There is a longing to be recognised among the nations of the world. Many feel that we Scots suffer from an inferiority complex which manifests itself in the loud boastings of "Wha's like us! All this is attributed to a sense of destiny that has never quite been...
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A Flag a Window and an Opportunity

posted: 27 Nov 2008 comments: 3category:

Do you know how difficult it is to take photograph of a flag flying. I think I must have pressed my iphone thirty odd times before I captured a few pictures that I liked. This is taken from the top of the church tower looking down the Forth to the Bridges. I'm looking forward to hearing and reading some of the childrens' stories as they begin to get posted on the blog. So here are the questions: At what time and date was the flag raised up on the Flag Pole? (Guess...
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Fly The Flag Competition

posted: 25 Nov 2008 comments: 3category:

I was having a bit of fun with the children in church last Sunday morning. I reminded them of the party we're having on Sunday to celebrate St Andrew's Day. One of the cool things we're doing is raising a banner or a flag from our church tower. You've guessed it- the Saltire ! I've told the children they've got to look out for it going up. I didn't tell them the day or the time but I've promised a £5.00 prize to the child that gets closest to the time the flag...
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Emerging Church Conference

posted: 25 Nov 2008 comments: 0category:

I attended a conference today hosted by the Church of Scotland's Ministries Council. It was to engage with the the idea of Emerging Church. A term that has its roots in America but at the preset time seems to be engaging a number of people in the CofS. In a couple of weeks Brian McLaren one of the leaders of this movement will be in Scotland. It was an interesting conference with quite a number of diverse people in attendance. I guess that's good because I'm sure God...
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A Prayer about Judging Others.

posted: 23 Nov 2008 comments: 0category:

I came across this clip on Youtube today it made me laugh. Too often we jump to the wrong conclusions about people. I decided to write a prayer after it [kml_flashembed movie="http://uk.youtube.com/v/4a9DAg6qGiM" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] Lord Why is it that we humans like to judge each other ? You know, I make comments on almost every aspect of life. I comment on the weather on my neighbours on my work colleagues on my bosses on our...
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CWW Aviemore Conference 2009

posted: 22 Nov 2008 comments: 1category:

CWW Promotional Video Watch Hope you enjoy watching the promotional video we've put together to encourage members of the Church of Scotland and friends to come to the next Church Without Walls Re-Energise Conference in Aviemore from the 11-13 January 2009. Just go to www.cwwresources.org.uk where you can book on line. I do believe this could be a very important conference in the life of the church following on from the National Gathering in 2008. In May we had...
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The Jesus Revolution

posted: 21 Nov 2008 comments: 3category:

I remember seeing this cover on the front of Time Magazine in June 1971 and thinking, God is doing something in our generation. It really was exciting times. These were the days of Christian outreach cafes and Christian rock concerts. Today we'd refer to this kind of stuff as "Emerging Church" You may recall an article I posted in October 2007 about my past life as a singer with the Living Stones in the 60s and 70s. This was an interesting rock band because we...
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