Letter from the Manse (138)

Thought provoking, biblical, often topical but always worth a read!

  • Easter not Christmas

    Most people in the UK don’t make a great deal of Easter these days.  Christmas is a much bigger event:  cards, presents, trees, decorations, special services, days of feasting.  Compared with that, Easter is quite low profile.  That’s true for us as a church too.  Yes, we hold a service…

  • Happy mother’s day

    Yes it’s coming up again. That Sunday – dreaded by fathers all over the UK – Mothering Sunday. The 14th of March this year. No doubt it will be no different from last year or the year before: countless panic-stricken men queuing down at the late-night Tesco on Saturday night…

  • All dogs go to heaven?

    Two weeks ago we made a sad decision.  Griff must go. We acquired our shaggy-haired collie cross eight years ago.  We had him before we had any of our children.  We debated many times whether we ought to get rid of him.  But now we knew the time had come. …

  • Creation

    It's 150 years since Darwin published “On the Origin of Species” - a book that changed the way countless people view the world. What's left of Christianity when you adopt Darwin's scheme?