Monthly Archives: August 2013

Divine Whispers

I am not sure I have ever even felt that I have heard God speak in an audible way before. However, before you reach for the white coats. On Wednesday last I was at St Ninian’s Cave, near Whithorn in … Continue reading

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Syrian Hopes

I have just returned from Dumfries and Galloway, and missed the debate in Parliament yesterday. I am not sure I have formed an opinion over what happened. Those of you, who know a little of my politics will not be … Continue reading

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Hope is not a dangerous thing

“Let me tell you something my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane.” Red to Andy in the classic (I think) film The Shawshank Redemption. The clip can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDGNsbLayJw Since my sabbatical … Continue reading

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worship, discipleship and summer camps

My son had a brilliant time at the Scripture Union Camp he attended last week. I think he had a fabulous week at New Wine in Newark the week before when we camped together. Both events had teams of committed … Continue reading

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Sabbatical Musings 9: Stories that shape us

In the past couple of days, I have watched two films. A Song for Marion and Grow Your Own. They were both moving. I think they were well acted. One is about coming to terms with loss, and the other … Continue reading

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Sabbatical Musings 8: Chaos in the midst of sanitised order

I have always had a thing about chaos. I am not a good person to be with if you want life compartmentalised or indeed if you need things tidy. I do not necessarily think that this is a problem. Some … Continue reading

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Sabbatical Musings 7: Orienteering around the Bible

I referred recently to the fact that the Bible should not be seen as some sort of divine satnav, but rather as a means of orientating¬†one’s life. This is a big claim for a multitude of reasons. Many Christians do … Continue reading

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