Self fulfillment with Christ

Anyone who has taken a management or psychology course has heard of Abraham Maslow. He was an American psychologist working in the early part of the last century. And it was his thinking that we all have certain priorities in our lives including survival, safety and fulfilment. But most importantly, he suggested they did not [...]

City of light and Dark

The sun is warming the ‘Auld Toon’ of Edinburgh. And so, I sit sweltering for a week amongst its medieval buildings and narrow walkways. For it is the annual conference of my denomination called grandly 'The General Assembly'. Outside its halls’ doors lies the picturesque Royal Mile crammed with tourists, traders and charlatans. There is [...]

It’s all in the mind

Last night's movie was 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows'. It's a very dark story which must be quite scary for children. Not least that the hero dies. But in a scene set in a heavenly King Cross Station, Harry asks the dead Dumbledore, "Is this all going on in my head or is it [...]

Armour of Christ

  Ephesians 6.10-20   Ferreting around to find a good book to read on holiday, I made a surprising discovery. It appears most popular at the moment are paranormal stories where zombies, vampires and invisible worlds abound. And that’s a problem if you just want a good down-to-earth thriller like The Day of the Jackal [...]

Weeping angels

My one call to fame is that I saw the very first episode of Dr Who – now that ages me!   Today I don’t keep up With this famous sci-fi thriller.   Therefore, I had never heard of the Weeping Angels.   Apparently, they are a race of predatory creatures that resembling stone statues.   [...]