Monthly Archives: July 2012

Sex, Sin & The Church

Sex, Sin, Society and Church My recent blog about Gay Marriage provoked a bigger response than anything else I have posted. That’s probably because its an issue that is very “live” at the moment and because it seems to be … Continue reading

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Weaning Ourselves Off Christendom

My post yesterday has stirred up some controversy ( slight understatement there ) A few people have suggested that the understanding of mission that I am advocating is some how new or “trendy” Of course I would want to argue … Continue reading

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Gay Marriage, Christian Marriage & The Kingdom of God: “Conformity or Contrast?”

This has been a week of huge controversy for the Christian community in Scotland. The Scottish government has announced that it will introduce legislation to legalise same sex marriage. There has been an inevitable and perhaps understandable backlash from a … Continue reading

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The Introverted Church

Ok I’ll make a confession I have an introverted streak, not quite a mile wide, but it’s a substantial part of my personality. I enjoy being on my own for at least some of the time. I like reading and … Continue reading

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PRACTICES That Express Values

Last night when we were talking about our values I think we were all aware of the danger of them being a “tick box” exercise, ok we have done them, they are on the web site, kind of thing. We … Continue reading

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Values

This is a bit of an “in house” post for Mosaic Edinburgh. We have been looking at our values and tonight we narrowed it down. Just wanted to thank everyone and I mean everyone for their contribution, to me it … Continue reading

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EXAMPLES OF CORE VALUES

On Sunday we want to try and wrap up the process of clarifying our values. If you remember VALUES are foundational motivations and inspiration, nonnegotiable guiding principles. They are our “die fors” those things which you never sacrifice give a … Continue reading

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THE GOSPEL: Password OR Performance?

A long time ago (ok a long, long time ago) when I was but a child we lived next to a large field which my friends and I regarded as our little kingdom. Looking back it seems like we spent … Continue reading

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THE CHALLENGE BOX?

Growing up my mum had a “promise box” this was a little box filled with small pieces of paper rolled into little scrolls which had texts on them which contained promises from the bible. The idea was that each day … Continue reading

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WHAT IF?

What if Church was about being part of a revolution not being a member of an institution? What if church was about sharing life with people rather than sitting beside them once a week? What if what Jesus’ priorities trumped … Continue reading

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