The Church

I love Jesus. And my love for Jesus is worked out in the church. But our relationship to the church isn’t always easy. Like all relationships worth having, life within the church requires work and commitment. Sometimes that is painful. But we persevere, trusting that in the end beauty and love will prevail. I saw this poem a while back, and it’s been…

New year, new story?

Sermon for Second Sunday of Christmas (Matthew 2.13-end) Preached at Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church, St Andrews 1 January 2017 In Scotland, Hogmanay has traditionally been the bigger of the two December celebrations. No doubt some of us can remember the time when Christmas wasn’t even a public holiday this side of the border. Well when…

Eradicating Poverty

I was on Thought for The Day on BBC Radio Scotland this morning, reflecting on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This is what I said:

Thought for the Day

A wee while ago I was approached by BBC Radio Scotland and invited to have a go at being a contributor to Thought for the Day. It’s been great experience for me to learn how it’s put together and work with some of the team, and after a couple of trial runs and lots of guidance, this morning I gave…

Puppies and Heresy

Sermon for Trinity Sunday 2016 Proverbs 8:1-4,22-31; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15 I have to make a confession: I’ve fallen – head over heels. We met through a friend. It was love at first sight, and it promised to be life-changing. He’s really handsome. He has dark brown hair and deep hazelnut eyes. He’s younger than me,…