Lenten reflection

For much of Lent visitors to St Anne’s encountered a piece of installation art. Made by the husband of someone in the congregation, it was inspired by an article in the church magazine at the start of Lent, enquiring whether anyone would like to get together to talk about our responsibility for the environment, what it means for us as followers of Jesus, and what we could do about it

Speaking Truth

An(other) early start for me this morning. It’s nearly Christmas and there just aren’t enough hours in the day at the moment! The week before Christmas is the second busiest week in my year (the busiest being Holy Week). So it’s a pressured time, but also one of the best times. As well as the Christmas preparations, a wedding and a funeral already this week, and I’ve been privileged to spend time with people at some of their highest and lowest moments. Life in all its fullness.

Anyway, this morning I was on BBC Radio Scotland’s Thought for the Day again.

Faith & Footie

My BBC Radio Scotland Thought for the Day this morning was about Scotland’s World Cup Qualifier. Here’s what I said:

Every moment has meaning

Sermon preached at St Anne’s Dunbar, Sunday 3rd Sept 2017                                                                                

Romans 12:9-21; Matthew 16:21-28

Every moment has meaning.

Imagine the scene: a villa in Tuscany. Family and friends are gathered on a warm veranda as the sun sets. There’s an aroma of sweet, ripe tomatoes, basil and garlic from the local market. A murmur of conversation rises as the group tuck into fresh, delicious food and savour one another’s company. All is right with the world.