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Mustard Seed

I’ve just planted a few.  I’ve had a little packet of them since we began Building the Vision.  Congregations were asked to choose a symbol to represent how they saw themselves and their mission.   At the Synod eucharist that year  an astonishing variety of iconic objects were brought to the altar, some treasured items, […]

‘When will there be good news?’

That’s the title of one of  Kate Atkinson’s novels.   As I write this, recent world events invite the same response.  I for one find it a challenge to respond with the ‘good news’ of the Gospel when faced with the apparently intractable conflicts or indeed the individual grief in the lives of friends.    […]

Marks of Mission

Last week I had the privilege of offering a bible study session at the TISEC summer school.  As co-ordinator for our diocese I take my turn at this.  Those of us involved are invited to stay over at St Mary’s Monastery Kinnoull for 24 hours or so, joining in the worship and attending any presentations […]

Reflecting at Lochgilphead

Bishop Kevin and the CDO both enjoyed the hospitality of the Mid Argyll folk at Christ Church Lochgilphead yesterday.  The Bishop preached on Abraham’s obedience in taking Isaac for sacrifice, spared at the last moment by God’s provision.  Talk about a cliffhanger! God asked ‘one thing more’ of Abraham and God always gives one thing […]