What can man do to me?

Psalm 56 1 Be merciful to me, my God, for my enemies are in hot pursuit; all day long they press their attack.2 My adversaries pursue me all day long; in their pride many are attacking me. 3 When I...

A biblical model of community

The start of a new year is always a good time to think about some of the exciting challenges that lie ahead. Later this year as part of my role as Urban Ministries leader, I will be helping put on...

National campaign highlights how to spot signs of abuse

We are supporting the Scottish Government’s campaign to raise awareness of the risks and warning signs of child sexual exploitation (CSE), which launched 28 January. The national campaign will comprise a new TV advert aimed at parents and carers –...

MSYP Missives: Poverty

How many of us, when we hear the word ‘poverty’, see a montage of Christian Aid / Save The Children / Compassion adverts in glorious technicolor, bringing a tear to our eyes and tugging gently on our heartstrings? How many...

Smooth as Butter

PSALM 55 1 Listen to my prayer, O God, do not ignore my plea;2 hear me and answer me.My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught3 because of what my enemy is saying, because of the threats of the wicked;for...

Introducing Braehead Primary SU Group

I wholeheartedly believe every school should have an SU Group. I have been working in the local community at Lochside for almost four years and although we had children’s clubs, holiday clubs, trips, residentials and all the usual outreach activities, I felt something was missing in our relationship with the children and community we serve.

Using Guardians of Ancora in Ministry

How excited do you get when children really engage with God’s word? Recently I ran a couple of SU Groups and an evening primary event where the children got excited! We used the new app Guardians of Ancora to have...

Top Dog

PSALM 54 1 Save me, O God, by your name; vindicate me by your might.2 Hear my prayer, O God; listen to the words of my mouth. 3 Arrogant foes are attacking me; ruthless people are trying to kill me...

Not One...

1 The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’They are corrupt, and their ways are vile; there is no one who does good.2 God looks down from heaven on all mankindto see if there are any who understand,...

MSYP Missives: The Importance of Participation

The Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) operates on the basis that its members (MSYPs) collate the opinions of those they represent, be that in their constituencies (place they live) or those involved in their National Voluntary Organisation.

Building Your House

Psalm 52 1 Why do you boast of evil, you mighty hero? Why do you boast all day long, you who are a disgrace in the eyes of God?2 You who practise deceit, your tongue plots destruction; it is like...

Really Wrong

Psalm 51 1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love;according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.2 Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.3 For I know my transgressions, and my...