Monthly Archives: February 2016

Biblical liteeralism – a reaction to science

My last post was about how in my opinion the liberal church with its sceptical approach to the bible, found it hard to articulate any positive reasons for same sex marriage. That is made all the harder by the fact … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

THE WAY WE ARE NOW – SAME SEX MARRIAGE AND WHY WE DO NOT VALUE EACH OTHERS’ ARGUMENTS.

I’ve been thinking a lot about that issue of same sex marriage. Again. Sometimes it feels as though it’s all we ever think about in the church (apart from rather obscure ecumenical arrangements which get some of us hot under … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

You don’t know the half of it. A sermon for Lent 2

Texts are Genesis 15:1-18 and Luke 13:31-35 Now in the life of a Rector, you can have bad days. Low days – just like we all do. In my job I often get exposed to people who are feeling bad, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Another year, another Referendum

So here we are again, having another referendum. To those of you who are referendum virgins, we in Scotland have had a good bit of practice. And in a way the questions of identity, of finance, of independence, are all … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Still wrong. In my Humble Opinion. Responses on the Columba Declaration

A blog post of two halves – the first bit is about my own ecumenical thoguhts, the second about the feedback to my previous post about the Columba Declaration. I have tried to be ecumenical all my ordained life. I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Well I declare. Why the Church of England Synod has got it badly wrong.

The St Columba declaration has been voted through by the Church of England. This is a commitment to work more closely with the Church of Scotland, in particularly to enable Church of England priests to work in Church of Scotland … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 17 Comments

Dudes for Jesus

I watched a rather splendid social media spat the other day. A friend of mine had somehow found a facebook page about Christianity for men. Or rather, Christianity for MEN. Real Men. Really Real Men. I don’t want to ridicule … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments