We need to talk... about sex

We're really looking forward to being part of the Catalyst day conference next week, We need to talk about sex! Wednesday 25 Nov, 9:15am - 4pm Newton Mearns Baptist Church Ian Henderson will lead us in the morning sessions, and...

A roller-coaster of circumstances

If your life is anything like normal it will contain many ups and downs. I've been reflecting on this recently in the life of Jesus. The circumstances of his life took many turns. Mark compresses things in his fast-paced, relatively short gospel, but you cannot read it without being struck by the massive ups and downs in the life of the Lord Jesus.

Christian Values in Education new website

After a year's hard work, the brand new Christian Values in Education website launched earlier this month. Here is SU Scotland Chief Exec, Andy Bathgate, to introduce it... It is described as a "one-stop shop website" for Christian teachers, schools...

Top tips for starting uni

Do as I say not as I do. I learn by doing, therefore learn by making mistakes. Maybe this life methodology is why I am a sceptical follower of advice and fashion. But being over 30 and a father, I am in a position to liberally douse any victim who happens to be in the way with advice, even though I would scarcely have heeded it myself.

Big Celebration photo gallery

On 22 August we had our annual 'Big Celebration' at Lendrick Muir. It's the culmination of all the summer activities; a chance to stop in our tracks... thank God, and celebrate the amazing things He has done through SU Holidays...

In God We Trust

We've got some friends who've made an incredible new worship record called In God We Trust. The band wants to put profits from this worship album towards mission work and they've decided to donate £3.50 every time they sell an album to our supporters - that's you!


We had a brilliant time at Soul Survivor Scotland, and were so blessed to see Lendrick Muir used as the setting for over 750 young people meeting with Jesus throughout the week.

Old men dream dreams

I have some very strange dreams. I was recounting one of the worst the other day. It was a dream I had well over 10 years ago and it involved biker pigs (stay with me here). The members of this tattooed ovine club relentlessly chased me. As I ran and ran, the dream progressed and I filled with dread of the physical violence that would surely be bestowed upon me, for no discernible reason.

CLAN Gathering

We had a fantastic time at CLAN Gathering a couple of weeks back - we even managed to get our deckchairs outside for a while one day! Check out a few photos from our week...

A patch on the CLAN quilt

This year we will be part of CLAN Gathering at Kelburn Estate, Largs. People often talk about ‘going to CLAN’ but when we are at a CLAN event together, we actually are CLAN: Christians Linking with other Christians from Across the Nation.

Our favourite digital tools

With so many of us carrying around smartphones and tablets now, we thought we'd introduce you to a few of our favourite tools for digital Bible engagement.

Changing the place of Bible reading

About twice a year I choose to take a day out from regular SU work – a kind of retreat. Over the years, I’ve walked up hills, meditated in chapels, or spent a day in silence; but this time I...