Four Men On A Boat… but where has the fifth one gone?

posted: 29 Feb 2012 comments: 3category:

20120229-083620.jpg Here's italker on the extreme right,standing next to Peter Hall, with the site foreman on Peter's immediate right. Now on the extreme left is Willie McPherson the CEO of Vine Trust. Now the question is what is Willie thinking? And the question is whose hard hat and boiler suit is it that is laying over the petition?
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Gibralter Prepares To Partner Vine Trust's Jubilee Appeal

posted: 28 Feb 2012 comments: 0category:

It was all go today. Willie McPherson and myself were up sharp at 5.00am to catch the early flight from Gatwick to Gibralter. We were met by fellow Church of Scotland minister, Ewen McLean who took us to our hotel and then arranged for us to meet some of the local clergy. Ewen is one of a number of people in Gibralter who will be helping us with our mission. We're in Gibralter to seek to find support to help the Vine Trust raise enough money to refurbish our third ship...
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The Cross and the Clock

posted: 28 Feb 2012 comments: 3category:

20120228-000124.jpg Everything happens in God's time. I locked the door of the church last night and handed the congregation over to the leadership of my good friend Peter Neilson. What a great day of celebration Sunday turned out to be. First of all it was wonderful to have Elisa back again on the keyboards and Jimmy and Ian back to help with the worship. We are blessed with our current worship group Graeme Trudie and Craig however having some additional musicians added to the excitement...
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BBC You've Messed Up Big Time - Janice Forsyth Can't Be Replaced!

posted: 17 Feb 2012 comments: 2category:

I'm pretty cheesed off today. Well I had a pretty good day until I was told that BBC Scotland intend to axe the Saturday morning Janice Forsyth Show. This may seem to those who don't listen to Janice on a Saturday morning to be the way of the world. Nothing stays the same, radio programme come and radio programmes go. Well the thing is this is no ordinary radio programme. Janice Forsyth is quite an extra-ordinary presenter. She is funny,intelligent,informed and...
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The Pocket Cross.

posted: 15 Feb 2012 comments: 0category:

[caption id="attachment_3997" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Made by Douglas Farmer"][/caption]The picture you see is of a cross that was given to me on Sunday by a member of the congregation who spent hours carving and honing this little piece of wood. It fits into your hand almost like a glove. "I made it for you to carry in your pocket" my friend said as he pressed it into my hand. I know its only a piece of wood, I know it has no magical powers but its a...
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Does the Church need Theology?

posted: 12 Feb 2012 comments: 4category:

There I was standing in Waverley Station this morning waiting for SJ to arrive. This was a father and son outing. It was breakfast first then off to New College for a seminar on ' Does the Church Need Theology?" One thing I needed this morning was breakfast, We were surprised how many cafes were closed. We finally got one open on King George 1V Bridge. It was actually a good plate of scrambled eggs. So it was off to new college to see if my brain was scrambled. I guess...
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Meet Marcus after the Amazon but Danny Boy Turns Up!

posted: 11 Feb 2012 comments: 3category:

I guess my role as a the parish minister is a bit ubiquitous. One week I'm in Peru talking to health specialist and social workers about how to improve the lot of Street Children or exploring with others how the ships in the Amazon can be used to help save a Tribe known as the Matses from extinction. Finding the money to keep all this work going can be to say the least a bit daunting. It's when you come home and hear people argue about their worth gauging it in terms...
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