ON GUARD!

1 Contend, Lord, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me.

Update on SU Nepal & SU Vanuatu

SU Nepal On Saturday 25 April, a 7.9 measured earthquake hit the country of Nepal. Significant aftershocks have continued to rock the country leaving many in fear. Much devastation has taken place throughout the country. At the time of writing...

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.

Taking responsibility

I headed to Basecamp in June 2014 knowing only two of the twenty people joining me for the week. By the end of the week I had met and befriended everyone, many of whom I’ve met up with since at...

Indescribable

1 Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him.

Taken out of their comfort zone

Well, it might be May, but the snow was still falling this week at Alltnacriche during one of our Classroom Outdoor residentials. As young people engage with activities at our centres, whether on an SU Holiday, weekend, Classroom Outdoors residential, or a training event such as LeadUP we encourage them to stretch themselves, move out of their comfort zone, learn new skills, share together in a community.

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...

Being a servant-hearted leader

At Basecamp at Kingscross on Arran I learned about how to become an SU camp leader. I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this experience. We settled in and were split into small groups that we would be in...

Shades of Grey

The world today is full of nice people who always try to do the right thing. At least, that’s the message that society would feed us. (Apart from bad people like murderers, terrorists and politicians, obviously.)

Easter at Motiv8 camp

Four of our young people [from Nazerene Church at Parkhead, Glasgow] spent a week of the Easter holiday at the fantastic Scoughall campsite near North Berwick. The Motiv8 camp is run by Scripture Union Scotland as part of their urban...

A spacious place

“Into your hands I commit my spirit…” Some of Jesus’ last words as he hung on the cross, in order to bring God’s cosmic rescue plan to completion, and found here in the words of David to his God. David knows that his spirit is safe only in God’s hands. He declares that God has kept him safe from the enemy and set his feet in a spacious place.

Joy comes in the morning

An appropriate psalm for the beginning of Holy Week. Weeping may stay for the night… Except that Jesus’ first followers couldn’t see that joy would come in the morning just two days later. They had given up everything for Jesus. Followed him for maybe three years. Seen the unexplainable. Heard the incredible. Hoped for the unimaginable. And now…?