Song of Solomon: The most important verse in the Bible (part two)

~ I am very dark, but lovely,     O daughters of Jerusalem, like the tents of Kedar,     like the curtains of Solomon ~ Songs 1:5 Our Obsession with the Outward Other than all being blokes with varying degrees of sex appeal, what do Dale Winton, Donald Trump and Bradley Cooper all have in common? They allContinue reading “Song of Solomon: The most important verse in the Bible (part two)”

How We Have Fallen

What would dear Horatius have written had he lived in 2017? We’ll chat one day. ______________________________________ “Man is now thinking out a Bible for himself; framing a religion in harmony with the development of liberal thought; constructing a worship on the principles of taste and culture; shaping a god to suit the expanding aspirations ofContinue reading “How We Have Fallen”

Into The Pray – Baptism

*This is the fourth post in a seven-part blog series called Into The Pray* At the end of last week’s post, I asked a whole bunch of probing questions and provided the link to Bible Gateway so you could punch in the areas in question and then see for yourself what the Bible actually says,Continue reading “Into The Pray – Baptism”

Into The Pray – The Bride

*This is the third piece in a 7 part blog series called “Into The Pray”* Pic ‘n’ Mix The church Mairi and I have left recently are awesome in many ways. But in other ways they are not awesome. This can be said of any church as well as of ourselves personally, so this  shouldn’tContinue reading “Into The Pray – The Bride”

Into The Pray – Prelude

Raw Disclaimer {No, I’ve not gone vegan, but I would like to issue a WARNING that this series is going to possibly offend or insult if you’re religious or blinkered by denominational or institutionalised forms of control. The aim of writing Into The Pray is absolutely not intending to insult or offend in any wayContinue reading “Into The Pray – Prelude”

The Necessary Itch of Faith

I appreciate the courage to rethink and examine the Christian faith as a response to the difficult (even distressing) loose ends that there can be for all of us in this life – like a kind of jazz music that ‘just doesn’t seem to resolve’ or sit pleasantly with us (any more). But, without wantingContinue reading “The Necessary Itch of Faith”

Transforming Grace

I’ve spent all week directing a new promotional film for the Faith Mission Bible College in Edinburgh Here’s a little teaser in time-lapse form of our friend Grace being transformed  It’s going to be epic…

Look at the Lamb (Day 16)

Day 16 – Clair Summary of Chapter 16 Verses 1 – 4a: Chapter 16 sees Jesus offer words of comfort to the disciples, although they may not have seen it that way initially. He wants His followers to know that they most definitely will face opposition.  He doesn’t try to pull the wool over theirContinue reading “Look at the Lamb (Day 16)”

Look at the Lamb (Day 9)

Day 9- Olau Summary of Chapter 9 Verses 1-12: Chapter 8 finishes with Jesus making a staggering claim about his identity (v.58, ‘before Abraham was born, I am’), and the theme of Jesus’ identity continues in Chapter 9. In v. 5, Jesus claims to be the Light of the world, and he illustrates this byContinue reading “Look at the Lamb (Day 9)”

Look at the Lamb (Day 8)

Day 8 – Nick n.b. Arguably the most inflammatory and offensive Jesus-passage in the entire bible Summary of Chapter 8 Verses 1-11: In your bible you’ll notice the last/first section of John 7/8 is italicised because the 7:53-8:11 passage wasn’t originally included in the earliest manuscripts though it was still in the original Canon. Suffice toContinue reading “Look at the Lamb (Day 8)”