Preached on Sunday, 01.10.2017 By the Reverend Dr. Norman Shanks 10 days ago I was in Stirling for a meeting of the Drummond Trust, which was set up in the nineteenth century to promote the Christian Gospel principally, in its early years, through the distribution of evangelical tracts. Over the years the Trust has developed … More Is the Lord among us or not?
Come and join us on Friday 13th October 2017. 18:30 Doors open to the public 19:25 The venue’s welcome followed by the BBC’s warm-up at 19:30 19:45 The BBC producer calls the questioners to the front row 20:00 BBC Radio 4 News 20:02 Live broadcast of Any Questions? (ends 8.50pm) Tickets via: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bbc-radio-4-any-questions-tickets-38033630613
Today we reach the end of our journey through the stories of Genesis – and here it is good to remind ourselves, that through all these stories, one story has been being told. It is the attempt to tell the people of Israel where they come from, to tell them how they reached where they are, how it is that other peoples exist, where ancient enmities have come from, and where they as a people belong. … More Thus says the Lord God, who gathers the outcasts of Israel, I will gather others to them besides those already gathered.
This sermon was delivered at Wellington Church, Glasgow on Sunday 6th August 2017. Under the title “A name change!” the Rev. Dr. Roger Sturrock looks at Jacob’s and our struggles with God. … More A name change!
For all sorts of reasons, the story from Genesis we have for today is a difficult story. We find it hard to get into the culture of the time; we know little or nothing of the marriage customs of the time it portrays; we might even find it hard to work out why the story is there at all. … More What is the kingdom of heaven like?