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 [...]

Sweet or Sour

Sour or sweet?   Be warned: Sauron is the name of the Evil One in Tolkien’s fantasy, ‘The Lord of the Rings’. It is a sour name indeed. Evil turns ordinary goodness sour. You can use sour milk to make great scones, but soured goodness is rotten to the core. But hobbit goodness has a [...]