Moderator Visits Wigtown and Whithorn

posted: 9 Oct 2012 comments: 3category:

I'm waiting for Bill Campbell to arrive. Bill will be our guide for the day. He is one of the Presbytery elders taking his turn to be chauffeur to the Moderator. We've been having an extremely encouraging time here in the Presbytery of Wigtown and Stranraer. After arriving in the Presbytery on Friday and taking part in the BBC Radio Debate and also featuring in the Wigtown Book Festival as a contributor. Saturday was a free day, it was also a day to try and get the...
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Moderator on BBC Debate at Wigtown Book Festival

posted: 7 Oct 2012 comments: 2category:

I arrived yesterday in Wigtown to take part in the BBC Radio programme, 'Brian Taylor's Big Debate" and also to give a talk at the Wigtown book Festival.  This is also an opportunity  to promote the book of prayers I've written entitled " Sanctuary".It reflects some of the material we publish daily on the Sanctuary First  web site It was a torturous, drive from Edinburgh to Wigtown . The thing is, I took the shortest  route according to the  SAT NAV. It  turned...
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Could Brad Pitt's 'World War Z" be a parable?

posted: 23 Aug 2011 comments: 0category:

I believe the powers that be in Philadelphia are not too pleased, to say the least, that Brad Pitt's potential blockbuster, "World War Z is being filmed here in Scotland. So why did he not use Philadelphia? Well from what I can read it would appear that the City of Philadelphia dithered when it came to making the deal. I believe in the end it came down to finance. Glasgow offered a better deal. The fact is Glasgow;s city centre is laid out in squares not dis-simmilar...
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The Book that Changed the World

posted: 20 Jan 2011 comments: 0category:

[youtube][/youtube] You'll have noticed that I've been making one or two comments on the blog about the 400th Anniversary of the King James version of the Bible. Its actually been quite wonderful to begin to rediscover the shear wonder and magic of the language especially when it is read out loud in church. We've been doing this in St Andrew's Bo'ness to highlight the 400th Anniversary of this particular version. Its a book...
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I'm Voting For The Resurrection Party!

posted: 16 Apr 2010 comments: 1category:

It was interesting watching the Prime Ministerial Television Debate tonight but in reality it was a bit of a damp squib. The bottom line for me is that we need to ensure that the economy continues to recover. Ultimately it will be the economy that will determine the result of the election. While most commentators will agree that when it came to style and performance Nick Clegg of the Lib Dems may well have won the debate the question remains on substance and...
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