Rector's Blog

Amy Orr-Ewing profiled in Christianity Today

Oxford’s Unapologetic Female Apologist Amy Orr-Ewing proclaims the faith, once the bedrock of Britain, to an audience wanting more than rationalism. Katelyn Beaty/ March 26, 2015 Amy Orr-Ewing, among the most prominent apologists in the UK today, found her voice in a place where she wasn’t allowed to speak at all. It was 1996, and Amy […]

Easter is coming!

As we finish the book of Nehemiah this week, one of the features that characterized both Nehemiah’s leadership and the whole rebuilding project was prayer.  Sometimes they were extended times of prayer whilst at other times they were short telegraph prayers uttered in the midst of action.  No matter the length, Nehemiah’s continual posture of […]

For Fruit and Honey

“When the season of fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants to get his fruit.”  Matthew 21: 34 When Jesus taught on the Kingdom of God he often reflected on parallels and lessons observable from life, business and agriculture and then drew parables and stories which helped listeners and disciples grasp what […]

Sounds not silence

Isaiah 61:11   For as the earth brings forth its sprouts,   and as a garden causes what is sown in it to sprout up,   so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise   to sprout up before all the nations. It’s 7am and birds are singing.  Maybe their intended mate will hear it, maybe they […]

Sonic Booms and Lambs

“God is not just about fireworks and sonic booms. He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart.” D.B.Sandy. The worshipping Christian is one who in their life and thoughts and emotions seeks to follow after the nature and character of God in Jesus Christ. What do I mean by […]

But Now, Oh God, Strengthen My Hands

This week may have been challenging for you – whether it was the deep shock of sunlight on Wednesday, the juggling of childcare, grief over loss, struggle of sickness or difficulties at work. How do we respond to challenges? Should we pray for the challenges to be taken from us?  Should we try to avoid […]

Lent Prayer – 24-7

For 5 weeks at 5 different locations in the run up to Easter starting on the 1st of March, we will be meeting to pray 24-7, night and day. This is an exciting opportunity for us to pray together as a community to spend time with God and see what new things he has in store […]

Buildings That Last

What a joy it has been to be in Aberdeen this past week, working with students and local churches and the Christian Union.  Those of you who follow me on twitter or Instagram (@missionalfrog) or on Facebook will have seen lots of giant glittery red question marks.  We have been asking people what they think […]

8 Seconds of Static

8 seconds of static recently became Number One When Taylor Swift was releasing her new album (1989) on iTunes in Canada in 2014, a song titled Track 3 was uploaded, but it was a mistake – all the track contained was 7 or 8 seconds of static.  It was taken down, but not before it […]