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Storms of My Grandchildren

September 3, 2011 books church climate creation environment future grandchildren hansen storms James Hansen’s, Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity (New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2009), is a book that impinges directly upon the current same sex / ordination debate because it sets it [...]

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The ‘Graphic’ Ministry

October 13, 2009 graphic novel image jesus judas marked steve ross youth A Pathway to Youth Outreach? Review of “Marked” by Steve Ross In an era where people of all ages and backgrounds are finding it increasingly difficult to simply sit down and find a quiet moment, encouraging children and young adults to take the [...]

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Finding Faith

April 11, 2009 book review faith music nick baines st andrew press U2 Stories of Music and Life Nick Baines A few years ago I went along to a series of weekly training events held in a local church looking at how the church could and should reach out to men. In general it was [...]

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The Secret Message of Jesus

July 30, 2006 Uncovering the Truth that Could Change Everything Brian D McLaren Book Review One of the key elements of OneKirk that we hope will shape its future, and indeed the Church of Scotland as a whole, is inclusivity: the broad welcome that Christ exhibited to those whom everyone else wanted to ignore. The extraordinary [...]

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Scotland and the Abolition of Black Slavery, 1756-1838

July 20, 2006 Iain Whyte Next year sees the 200th anniversary of the British abolition of the slave trade. There will be many events to mark this, including a leaflet produced by ACTS (Action of Churches together in Scotland), an ecumenical service, and a document commissioned by the Scottish Executive. It was of course just a [...]

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Jesus, the Bible and Homosexuality

July 2, 2006 Explode the Myths, Heal the Church Jack Rogers Book Review In May 2006 the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland voted in favour of maintaining an open and pastoral approach towards the marking of civil partnerships with some form of religious ceremony. It was left up to the consciences of individual [...]

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