Thoughts on Faith

  • Mary’s Christmas

    Mary’s Christmas

    As Jesus’ mother, Mary plays a crucial part in the Christmas story. It begins with Gabriel’s visit to her: ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favour with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus.’ (Luke 1:30,31). This conversation takes us straight to the heart of…

  • The first disciple

    The first disciple

    St Andrew, whose feast day ends the Christian year on 30th November, is probably best known to us as the patron saint of Scotland. The Gospels record that Andrew was one of the first disciples of Jesus, and the very first to bring someone else to Christ – his own brother. Like many fervent Jews at…

  • Remembrance


    In the month when we think about those who have given their lives in war, the Two Minutes Silence is a significant act of remembrance. The silence provides an opportunity to remember those who have suffered in war and how we can work for a peaceful world. However, we can also find ourselves thinking about…

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