Monthly Archives: August 2012


Very diffidently introducing a series on prayer to the discussion/house-group at Holy Trinity, I found myself pondering how Jesus would have prayed with his disciples.  Liturgically in the synagogue, one assumes, but what went on when they were together as … Continue reading

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Past the shieling …

A great congregational outing to Cashel Forest by Loch Lomond yesterday.  It’s run by the Royal Scottish Forestry Society, and aims to create a space dedicated to native trees and plants.  There’s even an apple orchard with Scottish varieties.  You … Continue reading

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Women only

I was disappointed that in the Lectionary readings, the awful story of the Levite and his concubine (Judges 19-20) was omitted. It tells of how he found shelter for the night in Gibeah, and the men of the city called … Continue reading

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Spiritual umbrellas

I was talking about St Ninian at the All Age service today (yes, I know his feast is 16 September, but we are looking at saints of Scotland with the young people, and preparing for a Ninian-fest-display at the Doors … Continue reading

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Always a burden?

We’re planning a ‘Soul Walk’ around the church as part of a diocesan Casting the Net Gathering that will take place at Holy Trinity in October. It is designed to be accessible to anyone, including an ‘unchurched spiritual seeker’.  I was describing the details … Continue reading

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Too much, so nothing

The last time I had a longish break in blogging was because there was an excess of Church stuff that was taking all my time and energy to process;  this time, it’s because of a summer that has been filled … Continue reading

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