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THE COMMUNITY OF THE BLESSED ELVIS IMPERSONATORS

The Royal Mile in Edinburgh, as well as being the most historic street in the city is a good candidate at times for being its weirdest. During the Festival in August every shade of weird and not so wonderful seems … Continue reading

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UNLEARNING CHURCH

another raid of an old blog archive I bought a book a few years ago with the title “Unlearning Church”. As well as being the title of a good book “Unlearning Church” is also a pretty good description of my … Continue reading

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MOSAIC EDINBURGH: So Are We A Church

Recently I got into a discussion with someone about Mosaic Edinburgh and half way through our conversation in a slightly exasperated voice my conversation partner asked “But are you a church?” Leaving aside my slightly long winded inability to get … Continue reading

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GOD OF THE GODFORSAKEN

another oldie from the archive If I am honest I have to admit that there are times that I get quite dispirited and pessimistic about the state and future of the church in Scotland and of my own denomination in … Continue reading

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WHERE IS (Y)OUR CHURCH FOCUSED?

1:3 We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labour prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thess I have become quite captivated by what is … Continue reading

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HOLY TENACITY & THE POT NOODLE GENERATION

An old piece I thought was worth dusting down, its also a tribute to Pastor Fred Edgar, who pastored Shankhill Church of the Nazarene for more than 23 years, persistently and past away last week. If I am honest I … Continue reading

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I AM A SHEEP BEFORE A SHEPHERD

I said the other day in a post that I have been thinking a lot about leadership recently and thought I might share where I have been going in that process. I reckon I must have more than 50 books … Continue reading

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JESUS SHAPED MINISTRY FOR A MISSION SHAPED CHURCH

We are  looking at what the Gospel of Mark has to say about who Jesus was and what he did so we can reflect on the implications for how we understand what it means to live as the Body of … Continue reading

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COMPLICATING CHURCH

I vividly remember as a young pastor going to see a very saintly old lady in my first church in Ashton called Gran Dixon. As we talked about things over tea and several compulsory slices of cake Gran began to … Continue reading

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Murrayfield, Me, Gregory of Nyssa, and Being the People of God

I have had to apologise in advance to those who don’t know me before the 6 Nations rugby starts next month. You see I am a pretty fanatical rugby fan. I don’t just go to “watch Scotland” I go to … Continue reading

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