Tag Archives: Reflection

A real mixed-up faith

Worshipping this morning in Coldingham Parish Church I was struck by the irony of a non-conformist 21st century congregation worshipping in the last remnant of an ancient Roman Catholic Priory. What would John Knox and his fellow reformers have made … Continue reading

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Constant change?

Pulpit view for Hawick News 7th July 2013 by Major Steven Turner Someone recently joked “twice in Hawick is ‘Aye bin’”. In other words, all of our current traditions were once innovations. And for all of our passion to preserve … Continue reading

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Unwrapping the whole gift

Pulpit view for Hawick News 21/12/12 by Major Steven Turner Are you ready for Christmas? All over the country, families and individuals will be wrapping presents, decorating trees and cooking food – a huge amount of work for just one … Continue reading

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A little soil is enough

I’m looking down into the Slitrig as it emerges from under the Tower Mill. As you would expect, the rocks at the waterside are covered in moss with a few ferns. But there are also several dandelions and a couple … Continue reading

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Our littlest big test?

It is good for us that we sometimes experience little annoyances and thwartings; such experiences bring a man back within himslef, so that he can realise he is in exile and withdraw from anything on earth. It is good that … Continue reading

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Whole living

In his book, Brothers we are not professionals John Piper calls pastors to preach the glory of God as the supreme aim of the Christian life. He argues from Scripture that this is God’s greatest concern. But he goes on … Continue reading

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It’s not about me…

We brought in the New Year last night at the house of some friends. A small group of us gathered to share supper followed by a time of reflection and prayer surrounding midnight. One of our party referred to Matthew … Continue reading

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inconvenient memories

I’ve just watched the annual Festival of Remembrance from the Royal Albert Hall. I find the interviews of injured servicemen and of bereaved families very moving. But for me the most significant moment is the two minute’s silence accompanied by … Continue reading

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Does Jesus enjoy “the Apprentice”?

I’ve just watched Week Six of The Apprentice. I must admit I was pleased to see Alex go. We know he only survived last week because Lord Sugar knew Paloma had set him up. It was rather nasty of him … Continue reading

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