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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. Read more

We need to talk about death

A guest blog I wrote for the Anglican Communion News Service (click on image to read)

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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 my first live “Thought”.

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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?

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Lent: Pruning & New Life

A few months ago someone gave me a miniature rose plant. It was very kind of them, and very pretty! Unfortunately though, I’m terrible with plants. Within weeks, the leaves went greyish, brownish and crispy. Dead, in short. I almost threw it out, but I’m also not very tidy, so for weeks it sat in my kitchen looking like dead twigs in a pot.

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