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,…

Have you seen Jesus today?

Sermon for Easter Sunday dawn service 2016, on John 20:1-8, preached at the Ecumenical Service at the Church of St Mary on the Rock, St Andrews. I wonder, have you seen Jesus yet today? I’m not joking; have you seen him? And if not, why aren’t you off looking for him?