Christianity and Churches

Youth Moderator hails “life changing” Kirk projects

Published on 26 June, 2019 Inspiring, encouraging and hopeful.That is how the Moderator of the National Youth Assembly described three fantastic projects supported by the Church of Scotland’s Go For I...[Read More]

Christians join mass lobby of MPs on climate crisis

CHURCH leaders were at the forefront of a mass lobby of the Palace of Westminster on Wednesday, in which 15,000 people from across the country urged MPs to do more to tackle climate change and protect...[Read More]

Prayers for parliamentarians during uncertain times

Published on 25 June, 2019 Prayers have been offered to MSPs to help them cope with uncertain political times.Rev Lorna Souter said she hoped they would be imbued with “courage, resilience, openness a...[Read More]

But does love work? The question that floored Michael Curry

THE Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States, the Most Revd Michael Curry, has spoken about his media prominence a year ago after the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, th...[Read More]

2nd Sunday after Trinity

THE Apostle Paul’s account of freedom was misunderstood by many of his original readers. If anything, it is even more challenging to the wisdom of our age. He tells the Galatians that they “were calle...[Read More]

Inverness church continues to grow from strength to strength

Published on 25 June, 2019 It is a church without an organ and meets in a special needs school.The congregation worships more with contemporary songs than traditional hymns, accompanied by an energeti...[Read More]

Moderator calls for accelerated action to tackle child poverty

Published on 24 June, 2019 The Moderator of the General Assembly has urged the Scottish Government to speed up “lifeline” plans to tackle child poverty.Rt Rev Colin Sinclair said “kids cannot wait” un...[Read More]

Peter Ball, disgraced former Bishop of Lewes and Gloucester, dies, aged 87

PETER BALL, the former Bishop of Lewes and Gloucester, who was later imprisoned for offences against teenage boys and young men, has died, age 87.Ball was sentenced in 2015 to 32 months in prison for ...[Read More]

WWI project backed by local churches scoops award

Published on 24 June, 2019 A WWI community project which was backed by local churches in Aberdeen has won a prestigious award for their work. The Bridge of Don Remembers project was officially launche...[Read More]

Malcolm Guite: Poet’s Corner

NOT long ago, I found myself joining a little pilgrimage along the banks of the Firth of Forth, through the mist and mizzle — the haar, as the Scots call the sea-fret that so often covers the Firth — ...[Read More]

‘National identity needn’t be destructive’

DONALD TRUMP is in the air when I meet Jared Diamond, literally and metaphorically. Airforce One has just touched down in Essex, and the President is speeding over countryside in a military helicopter...[Read More]

Angela Tilby: Perjury is not a good way to start

MY MOST lasting memory of my pre-ordination retreat was the one-to-one interview with the Bishop. To my surprise, Bishop Stephen Sykes (then Bishop of Ely) opened the conversation by asking me to expl...[Read More]