Monthly Archives: March 2013

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF SATURDAY

A blog post from last year reposted When I preached regularly the Saturday of Easter weekend always seemed in some ways to me to be almost a day without meaning. The message of Good Friday flowed clearly from the cross … Continue reading

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Wounds that Heal

My sermon notes from a Maundy Thursday service reflecting on Isaiah 53 When Jesus disciples wanted to try and understand explain the significance of Jesus death there was passage that they turned to more often than any other, that is … Continue reading

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Authenticity, Tears & Grace

Some reflections from my reading today. Mark 14:66 While Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servant girls of the high priest came by. 67 When she saw Peter warming himself, she looked closely at him. You also … Continue reading

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Jesus Is A Disappointment

  As a preacher I have probably created a fair amount of confusion in Church BUT I can vividly remember the first time I felt really confused in church, it was a Palm Sunday and I was about 5 or … Continue reading

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THE CHURCH JESUS PRAYED FOR

I have been working on a sermon on John 17 all week and this morning I have felt like things have really come together. Its felt like God speaking directly into me and my situation rather than just sermon prep. … Continue reading

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So Little Left From A Million

GOD’S BANKERS To anyone who knows me the confession that I get easily wound up is about as much news as the fact that the new Pope is Catholic. To be frank some things I get wound up about are … Continue reading

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Prescription for Mission

One of the great privileges I have had over the last couple of years has been to get to know the authors of some books which have been hugely influential to me. To be honest I wouldn’t walk across a … Continue reading

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Liar, Lunatic or Lord

A blog post I wrote for the Mosaic Lent Blog, which ended up not being needed, so I thought rather than sending it to the digital dustbin I would post it here. _______________________________________________________________________________ John 8:21 Later Jesus said to them … Continue reading

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Moses, Mission & A Housing Charity

For as long as I can remember I have had a fascination with the story of Moses. I think it stems from my Sunday School days in the early Seventies. If you can remember them, the early Seventies was the … Continue reading

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Cardinal O’Brien: My Take

Well one of Scotland’s leading Catholic historians Prof Tom Devine said this past week has plunged the Catholic Church into its gravest crisis since the Reformation, now that is a quite a claim. I think what makes this crisis so … Continue reading

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