December 31, 2017


Looking Back

Psalm 32


As I was looking up the notes for today I was reminded of some of the old traditions that my parents used to have on Hogmanay.

My mum insisted that we all clean the house. That if we were going into a new year then we went into the Ne...

December 18, 2017

At the Morning Service at Alva Parish Church yesterday (17th) the congregation celebrated Rev Dr Ian Fraser's birthday with a cake.

Ian is a major figure in the recent history of the church, his first appointment as a minister was as a worker/chaplain in industry during...

December 17, 2017


Only eight sleeps till Christmas. Decorations are already up, the Christmas trees are flashing away, Christmas lists are being written, Christmas songs are blasting away in the retail centres. But also candles are being lit, carols are being sung and our hearts...

December 10, 2017

Zechariah 9: 11-17


Recently I was reading that the idea of substitutionary atonement wasn’t always the theory. In fact that came from Anselm of Canterbury.

Now already some of you may be lost.

Anselm theorized that we need to pay for our wrongs, our sins.

That ever...

December 3, 2017

Daniel 3: 1-30.


Here is something I want you to think about.

What if television can tell us what the psychological state of the country is?

Here’s my proposition.

What if we instinctively seek out what we need?

For instance music...

Music is cheaper to buy than at any...

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