Tag Archives: mission

Why We Have Half A Church

I have been doing some preparation this morning for speaking at the weekend and I came across something that frustrated and annoyed me, so I thought I should vent my frustration on you. I have just read the very first … Continue reading

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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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PRECONDITIONS FOR PENTECOST: becoming the church God can use in mission

I have spent the last week praying and thinking about the future of Mosaic Edinburgh with a growing sense of conviction that we are at an absolutely crucial stage in our development. To help me to think about the future … 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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EASTER : the implications are more than a chocolate overdose

Well Easter is over and sadly for many Christians overdosing on chocolate for a week or two will be the main direct influence of Easter. For the first generation of Christians the Risen Christ was very explicit about what they … Continue reading

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Wearing Crosses, Human Rights & Representing Christ

Cardinal encourages Christians to wear crosses The head of Scotland’s Roman Catholic Church has called on all Christians ( do I count? Not always sure with the RCs sometimes they call us fellow believers and at other times the Pope … Continue reading

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CHRISTOLOGY, MISSIOLOGY & THE CHURCH YEAR.

<br Sunday being Pentecost Sunday marked the last of church "festivals" that have stretched back to Advent and Christmas. I was brought up Pentecostal, so low Church that we could have have limbo danced under the prayer book. The Church … Continue reading

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MARK, JESUS & REIMAGINING CHURCH

There is a probably apocryphal story that some tourists stopped in the middle of nowhere in the Highlands to ask a local teuchter the way to Fort William only to be told “I wouldn’t start here if you are going … Continue reading

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THE SIGNIFICANTLY INSIGNIFICANT

I helped police a few Royal visits, I remember I once got the honour of doing the VIP car park. Its not a good memory. From what I can recall, the Royal dog’s bodies got hassle from the great and … Continue reading

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