The way to up is down

The way to up is down

This Sunday we start a new preaching series called Topsy-Turvy kingdom – a life worth sharing. Alan Loach has once again done a great job in creating an appropriate and eye-catching graphic to go with this new series. A blessing that ripples out and beyond It is a...
Vision

Vision

“Come on Iain just a few more steps.” This is the constant chorus I shout at my aching legs and heaving lungs as I stagger towards the prize of summiting a mountain peak. Often it’s worth it! great vistas of mountain ridges, sky and snow stretch out as far as the eye...
He is Risen!

He is Risen!

He is Risen! So, have you set your alarm ready to make it to the flagpole at 8:30am on Sunday morning? The good news is that the weather forecast (at this point in time) suggests it will be dry, and there is breakfast to look forward to in the basement afterwards....
It was the best of times…

It was the best of times…

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it...
A big family

A big family

“Sometimes, particularly in our culture, we think that our family is only the people that live in our house or at most the people we are related to. But being part of the church means that we are part of a big family.” These are words Nanette shared with us on Sunday...
A story to tell…

A story to tell…

Question: What do you get when you take a youth pastor, a previous youth pastor, and three young people willing to share their faith? Answer: a big splashOn Sunday, Brodie and I had the joy of baptising three of our young people, and yes, there was a literal big...
It was the best of times…

Rejoicing with The Point

It is probably safe to say that if you’ve been reading the news, or visited a fuel pump, or got your gas bill this week, or tuned in to QPBC’s church meeting last Wednesday, it’s been a rough week for you. I know it has been for me. Human suffering has been thought...
It was the best of times…

Praying in a war zone

In July 2021 Vladimir Putin published a 5000-word essay “On the historical unity of Russians and Ukrainians”. In March 2022 the essay was enacted, and Russia launched a full-scale invasion of its sovereign neighbour attacking the Ukrainian people and threatening the...
It was the best of times…

The only thing that counts…

Amazing Grace: Galatians 5: 1 – 12 This week I want to start the blog with a bit of a personal reflection. Yesterday was Ash Wednesday. Traditionally it is a day of fasting, confession and repentance. I grew up in a Christian household. We did pancake Tuesday,...
Rejoicing & Weeping, Growing and Shrinking.

Rejoicing & Weeping, Growing and Shrinking.

In Lewis Carroll’s rather bizarre tale of Alice and her adventures in wonderland, the young Alice on several occasions either eats or drinks something which causes her to grow or to shrink. I wonder if over the past couple of years our view of the world has grown or...