Monthly Archives: January 2012

Independence & Nationalism

I’ve been quiet over the last couple of weeks because I’ve been thinking. Struggling to think might be a better way of putting it. There have been a lot of statements in recent days from both Scottish and Westminster politicians … Continue reading

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Back to ‘normal’?

Today was the day that life returned to ‘normal.’ The festive season is over, our daughter returned to University, our son to school and my wife will return to choir practice tonight. So the alarm went off at 7am and … Continue reading

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Go and do likewise

There are times when I realise that I’m pretty hopeless at this discipleship business. Off the top of my head I can think of two basic problems: I’m blind to ways in which it challenges my actions; I can see … Continue reading

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‘How was your Christmas?’ – 2

I’ve just been lent a book by Tom Troeger called ‘Wonder Reborn: creating sermons on hymns, music and poetry’ (Oxford: OUP, 2010). Leaving aside the obvious, ‘What about the Bible?’ question, the title struck a chord (sorry) because of the … Continue reading

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‘How was your Christmas?’

The festive period is now over, although residual parties continue to punctuate the diary through the first half of January. But this seems like a good time to jot down some impressionistic thoughts on Christmas and New Year while the … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

So it’s now 2012, and a New Year lies ahead. It’s a year of excitement in prospect for us with a ‘big birthday’ for me in September and our Silver Wedding in November. But it’s a long time since, for … Continue reading

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