How to be salt & light

Matthew 5:13-20 New International Version (NIV) Some time ago I must have got myself on some pollsters’ database. Because I end up with three researchers at various times, turning up on the doorstep. The longest to answer was a health survey. During it, I was asked about how much salt I put on or into my [...]

Dazzled by the light?

The glorious sight of Venus shining just after sunset, reminded me of a lost love. For I have always been fascinated by the stars and planets. However, there could not be a worse time to have my interest in astronomy rekindled. Since it never gets quite dark at night here in Scotland during June. As [...]

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 [...]