Monthly Archives: November 2015
In recent months, many of us have been chatting with all kinds of local people for whom the Church and Christianity is far removed from their priorities, their goals and their outlook on life. It has reminded us that ‘reaching out from within’ so to speak, is, and always will be, very challenging, stimulating and yes, frustrating, but sometimes funny. On our patch in the West of Scotland, humour is never far away. ‘If only you lot prayed like it rains – without ceasing!’, said a friend... read more
After much preparation, a special Remembrance Event was held at Colinton Parish Church in Edinburgh, yesterday evening. The event reflected on ‘The Pity of War’ (after a quote by Wilfred Owen) in words, music and images. It brought together our ecumenical partners living in and around Colinton, and featured the Wilfred Owen violin, which was fashioned from a broken limb of a tree in Edinburgh’s Craiglockhart Campus, where those who were wounded in WWI were sent to recuperate.
This event took many months to plan, and involved a great number of individuals who contributed their artistic talents in memory of those young people who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country... read more
Who do you think Jesus is? Before reading any further, I wonder how you would answer that yourself? I mean, if someone just walked up to you and asked you that, what would you say? Would you be ready to give an answer?
At the heart of the Gospel, is Jesus Christ. I wonder how many conversations you’ve had with people where you talk about ‘my faith’ or ‘our church’ or ‘God’s love’ or ‘being religious’? The thing is, the Bible talks about Jesus... read more