Paul’s Passion and Purpose – Romans 9:1-5; A Prayer and a New City Alight Hymn

Last Sunday morning we looked at Romans 9:1-5 – Paul’s Passion and Purpose.   There was no evening service as we joined together with DECA (Dundee Evangelical Churches Alliance) for their joint service, at which Sinclair preached. Songs: O Praise the Name; Joy to the World; Ps 23 (Townend); Ps 116:1-9; Hear the Call of the Kingdom Readings: Acts 12:19-25, Psalm 116 Sermon:  Romans 9:1-5 – Paul’s Passion … Continue reading Paul’s Passion and Purpose – Romans 9:1-5; A Prayer and a New City Alight Hymn

Dear Twitter – Why Have You Banned Me?

Dear Twitter, Thanks for your note telling me that I was banned.   I must admit it was a bit of a shock. This is what you told me: We’re writing to let you know that your account features will remain locked or limited for the allotted time due to violations of the Twitter Rules, specifically our hateful conduct policy. We do not allow people to … Continue reading Dear Twitter – Why Have You Banned Me?

Debating Delusions in St Andrews

Last night I had the privilege of speaking at this debate in St Andrews – I believe it was the first of this kind that the CU have organised.  I loved it.  The place was relatively full, the chairman was excellent and my opponent, Dr Manfredi La Manna, reader of Economics at University of St Andrews, was pleasant, affable and spoke well. However I found his … Continue reading Debating Delusions in St Andrews

Shop Now – The Nightmare Begins

Last night – November the 5th – we were driving home from the airport when about 10pm we stopped at Asda.  Annabel came out shaking her head – they had a Christmas tree up and were playing a Christmas song….50 days to go said the banner.    SHOP NOW! This is not the usual grumpy rant about the commercial exploitation of Christmas….it is a heart … Continue reading Shop Now – The Nightmare Begins

Revival (Psalm 85), Male and Female in the Church; Owen on Love; Communion; Portuguese Praise

Last Sunday we had communion in the morning and looked at Psalm 85.  There were so many people that we had to serve communion upstairs…the stillness was special.  As was the singing of Grace at the end. Songs:  Saviour of the World; Only a Holy God; Ps 113; Ps 85; Grace Readings: Acts 10:24-48; Ps 113 Sermon: Ps 85 – Restoration, Revival and Righteousness Here are the quotes that … Continue reading Revival (Psalm 85), Male and Female in the Church; Owen on Love; Communion; Portuguese Praise

Harvest Thanksgiving, a Baptism, Ps 139, Romans 8:35-39 and God Made Humanity, Male and Female.

Last Sunday morning we had a harvest thanksgiving – it is important for a city congregation to do this – to remind ourselves of where our food ultimately comes from. We also had the baptism of Lois – who although a child was baptised on her own profession. Songs:  Praise to the Lord, Psalm 139 (New Scottish); Ps 112; How Deep the Father’s Love; You … Continue reading Harvest Thanksgiving, a Baptism, Ps 139, Romans 8:35-39 and God Made Humanity, Male and Female.

Covenant Blessings, Baptism and 1 Kings – Praise and Preaching from St Peters

Last Sunday we had the joy of baptising Peter and Charis Anderson – Songs: Mighty to Save; Christ is Mine Forevermore; Ps 109:1-5 and 14-17; We praise God for his Covenant; O Love that Wilt Not Let Me Go. (I made a mistake with the selection of the psalm – we left it on a rather grime note and should have sung the next verse!  … Continue reading Covenant Blessings, Baptism and 1 Kings – Praise and Preaching from St Peters

The Last Things – The Second Coming – Heaven and Hell – Premier Thought for the Day – 10

This is the last of my Premier ‘Thought for the Day’ in which we look at the Second Coming and the End of the World, Heaven and Hell …enjoy.. This was based on chapter 10 of Magnificent Obsession.   Here are some of the quotes used in that chapter. “No fire, no heroism, no intensity of thought or feeling, can preserve a life beyond the grave…all … Continue reading The Last Things – The Second Coming – Heaven and Hell – Premier Thought for the Day – 10

“I AM WHO I SAY I AM” – Reflections on Dundee Pride

  After Perth Pride we have now had the Dundee version.  By all accounts Dundee Pride on Saturday was a great success – thousands of people from all over Scotland (according to the organisers 8,000) took part at some point.   It was well attended and well-funded – Sponsors included Lush, Tay FM, Explore Dundee, the Bank of Scotland,  Dundee University, Dundee City Council, Unison, Clarks Bakery, … Continue reading “I AM WHO I SAY I AM” – Reflections on Dundee Pride

The Witness of the Church – Premier Thought for the Day 9

This weeks thought for the day on Premier looks at the witness of the Church – This thought came from chapter nine of Magnificent Obsession  Here are some of the quotes from that chapter: “To say that men and women should not inject their ‘personal morality’ into public policy debates is a practical absurdity; our law is by definition a codification of morality, much of … Continue reading The Witness of the Church – Premier Thought for the Day 9