occasional theological musings


The spread of the coronavirus/covid-19 across the world has, in many countries including (as I write) the UK, led to various stages of lockdown which have included church gatherings. Many churches have been scrabbling around patching together knowledge and equipment to produce content...


Following on from the work detailed in my previous post here are some details on a couple more tweaks that, whilst a little more advanced, add some important functionality.


 The Problem

Although I provided a refresh button on the administration page, I wanted to hav...

Luke 2:22-40

Part 1 - Now

Good morning. I hope you’ve all had a wonderful Christmas. I spent what will likely be my last non-working Christmas Day for a while at my in-laws. Did anyone get some good presents?

Now, I wonder if anyone was particularly holy, and got a book like this?

I didn’t...

John 11:17-44

Last week, we read from Isaiah 9 one of the great prophecies of the coming Messiah, and we’re going to be thinking some more about the titles that it gives us for Jesus.

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be...

This is a Christmas Reflection written for the Glasgow University Theology and Religious Studies Student Society service. You can download the Order of Service here. My opening prayer (not included in the Order) is at the bottom

I don’t know if any of you are fans of period dramas - maybe a bit...

Mark 7:24-37

The following is a sermon from my last full service in my summer placement at Orchardhill Parish Church, Giffnock. As it was a communion service, there is also quite a lot of additional liturgy that I wrote for the occasion. You can download the full service here.

Our reading toda...