Letter from the Manse

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Uncertainty

As we enter 2019, it feels to me as if the New Year is marked by a huge degree of uncertainty – perhaps more so than any previous year that I remember during my life.

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Dreams

Some Christians put a great emphasis on dreams. They try to remember their dreams; they write them down each morning before they can forget them; they try to unravel what all the strange things they see in their dreams might mean; they expect God to show them the future through dreams; they look to God to give them guidance in their dreams.

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Made for Man: The Sabbath Today

I think the question of the Sabbath is crucially important. If believers take on board the idea that they don’t need to set apart one day in seven as “holy to the Lord”, they are throwing away one of God’s greatest gifts.

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Giving to Charities – A word of caution

When did you last give to charity? Perhaps it was when you were shopping on the high street. A collector was standing at the shop doorway shaking a box.

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Modesty

“Should a Christian woman wear jewellery?” I was asked that question recently by a member of the congregation. She had read an article which said that no Christian woman should wear jewellery, even a wedding-ring. So she wanted to know, did I agree?

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