The book of Job is embedded in Western culture – it has been consistently described in glowing terms – ‘a literary masterpiece’, ‘one of the classics of our heritage’, ‘the most sublime monument in literature’, ‘the imaginative work of a master of dramatic poetry’. … More Sermon Sunday 7th October 2018
The book of Job is embedded in Western culture – it has been consistently described in glowing terms – ‘a literary masterpiece’, ‘one of the classics of our heritage’, ‘the most sublime monument in literature’, ‘the imaginative work of a master of dramatic poetry’. … More Sermon – ‘Beyond Tradition’
Preached on Sunday, 04.02.2018 By the Reverend Dr Norman Shanks Just after New Year we had a message with greetings from friends in the United States whom we’ve known for a number of years. We met them in Atlanta, Georgia; they have visited Scotland several times and are planning to come back again this summer. … More Praise be to God, who is in control of this mess
Preached on Sunday, 12.11.2017 By the Reverend Dr. Norman Shanks 30 years ago, when I was chaplain to Edinburgh University, Remembrance Sunday was marked by a special service that started in the University’s splendid historic Playfair Library – the setting at other times for prestigious social or civic rather than religious events. There was an … More Remembrance Sunday
Preached on Sunday, 08.10.2017 By the Reverend Dr. Kathy Galloway Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the scriptures: ‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; this was the Lord’s doing, and it is amazing in our eyes’? I have recently been reading about the sorry involvement of Scotland in … More 18th Sunday after Pentecost
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?
In view of Wellington’s interest in and commitment to issues involving refugees and asylum seekers, members may be interested to know of a new project that has recently been brought to our attention. In late 2015 the Church of Scotland’s Council of Assembly resolved to establish a refugee co-ordination project to assist the Church in … More SCOTTISH FAITHS ACTION FOR REFUGEES