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EveningTimes Online
Toddler falls 15ft from church balcony in front of horrified families during school leaving serviceof the school staff, pupils and the wider community. I'm sure they will also be
Toddler falls 15ft from church balcony in front of horrified families during school leaving service
EveningTimes Online / Posted yesterday
of the school staff, pupils and the wider community. I'm sure they will also be sharing our concern for the family." A Church of Scotland spokesman said yesterday (Thu) that some members of the girl's family were with her upstairs at the time... Read more
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Christian Today
The EU referendum code: What Christians say, and what they really meanand considerately, but please spare me the passive-aggressive Christian jargone
The EU referendum code: What Christians say, and what they really mean
Christian Today / Posted 2 days ago
and considerately, but please spare me the passive-aggressive Christian jargonese! The Lord's will, will be done! David Robertson is the moderator of the Free Church of Scotland and director of Solas CPC, Dundee. Follow him on Twitter @thewe... Read more
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Christian Today
Hundreds of Christians to pray for EU referendum in Parliament Squaretradition in Christianity, and in Catholicism in particular, of believing in ho
Hundreds of Christians to pray for EU referendum in Parliament Square
Christian Today / Posted 3 days ago
tradition in Christianity, and in Catholicism in particular, of believing in holding things together". The Presbyterian Church of Scotland has also maintained its longstanding support of the EU. But despite overwhelming support for remaining in... Read more
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Christian Today
Does Christianity stifle creativity?the arts, he frees them. Music is not drowned out by the pious; it is Jesus who
Does Christianity stifle creativity?
Christian Today / Posted 4 days ago
the arts, he frees them. Music is not drowned out by the pious; it is Jesus who puts the song into our hearts. David Robertson is the moderator of the Free Church of Scotland and director of Solas CPC, Dundee. Follow him on Twitter @th... Read more
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heraldscotland
Looking for hope in a holiday idyllIreland) travelled to Greece with a group of twelve ordained and lay women from
Looking for hope in a holiday idyll
heraldscotland / Posted 6 days ago
Ireland) travelled to Greece with a group of twelve ordained and lay women from a variety of denominations (including the Church of Scotland) to witness the refugee crisis in Greece, to meet with those fleeing conflict, and to better understand... Read more
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heraldscotland
Minister: why we must show Orlando killer some mercyHundred of ministers and thousands of Church of Scotland members signed an onli
Minister: why we must show Orlando killer some mercy
heraldscotland / Posted 8 days ago
Hundred of ministers and thousands of Church of Scotland members signed an online petition opposing his appointment, but Rev Rennie was backed by his congregation. In a column for the Herald, Rev Rennie said that the massacre at Orlando gay club,... Read more
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heraldscotland
Minister at centre of gay clergy row suggests Orlando gunman 'struggled with sexuality'Hundred of ministers and thousands of Church of Scotland members signed an onli
Minister at centre of gay clergy row suggests Orlando gunman 'struggled with sexuality'
heraldscotland / Posted 8 days ago
Hundred of ministers and thousands of Church of Scotland members signed an online petition opposing his appointment, but Rev Rennie was backed by his congregation. In a column for the Herald, Rev Rennie said that the massacre at Orlando gay club,... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Meet the 101-old bowler who's hobby has lasted a lifetimeAnne Livesay, 94, John Connelly, 100, and Jean Glen, who is 96. He also joined
Meet the 101-old bowler who's hobby has lasted a lifetime
EveningTimes Online / Posted 9 days ago
Anne Livesay, 94, John Connelly, 100, and Jean Glen, who is 96. He also joined friends yesterday at the High Carntyne Church of Scotland for a practice session. Glasgow Old People’s Welfare Association believes age is just a number and... Read more
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heraldscotland
Leading churchman says EU has "replaced bombs with bureaucrats"in Brussels or a mighty onslaught of foreigners waiting at our borders to overr
Leading churchman says EU has "replaced bombs with bureaucrats"
heraldscotland / Posted 9 days ago
in Brussels or a mighty onslaught of foreigners waiting at our borders to overrun our way of life." Last month the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland reaffirmed its support for the European Union - a position it has held fo... Read more
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heraldscotland
Church of Scotland evangelicals apologise over gay clergy post day after Orlando atrocityat Greyfriars, Lanark and depute clerk of Lanarkshire Presbytery, said: "We kno
Church of Scotland evangelicals apologise over gay clergy post day after Orlando atrocity
heraldscotland / Posted 10 days ago
at Greyfriars, Lanark and depute clerk of Lanarkshire Presbytery, said: "We know there are different opinions within the Church of Scotland about inclusion, but for a group to publicly post a statement saying that they are saddened that the Kirk... Read more
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heraldscotland
Evangelicals apologise over gay clergy post day after Orlando atrocityat Greyfriars, Lanark and depute clerk of Lanarkshire Presbytery, said: "We kno
Evangelicals apologise over gay clergy post day after Orlando atrocity
heraldscotland / Posted 10 days ago
at Greyfriars, Lanark and depute clerk of Lanarkshire Presbytery, said: "We know there are different opinions within the Church of Scotland about inclusion, but for a group to publicly post a statement saying that they are saddened that the Kirk... Read more
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Christian Today
Scotland: Conservative Christians raise concerns about top jobs given to husband and wifeThe procession at the opening of the recent General Assembly of the Church of S
Scotland: Conservative Christians raise concerns about top jobs given to husband and wife
Christian Today / Posted 11 days ago
The procession at the opening of the recent General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. The Church of Scotland has defended two appointments which mean a husband and wife have senior positions in the Church. Rev Jayne Scott has been appointed the... Read more
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National Catholic Reporter
Scotland's assertive Catholics weigh up independencePoland has swelled the church's ranks again, and it now boasts as many members
Scotland's assertive Catholics weigh up independence
National Catholic Reporter / Posted 12 days ago
Poland has swelled the church's ranks again, and it now boasts as many members as the officially established Presbyterian Church of Scotland. Yet pockets of the old interfaith sectarianism still exist here, compounded by recent abuse scandals and... Read more
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heraldscotland
The Sunday Herald's Big EU Debate This week: SOVEREIGNTYvote to remain in an undemocratic EU where we will be represented by an unelect
The Sunday Herald's Big EU Debate This week: SOVEREIGNTY
heraldscotland / Posted 13 days ago
vote to remain in an undemocratic EU where we will be represented by an unelected commissioner appointed by the Conservative government. It is the worst of both worlds. Spokesman for “SNP for Leave” and former Moderator of the Free Church of Scotl... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Presbyterian Moderator to snub General Assembly over same-sex relationships splitbecause I wish circumstances were different. "However, one of the most symboli
Presbyterian Moderator to snub General Assembly over same-sex relationships split
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 14 days ago
because I wish circumstances were different. "However, one of the most symbolic things that we can do is to say to the Church of Scotland 'We don't think that you are on the right track'. This is the only way that we have to try to make the... Read more
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heraldscotland
Scotland in the dock over smacking as calls grow for a bannot to have enacted a ban after 20 countries formally abolished laws allowing o
Scotland in the dock over smacking as calls grow for a ban
heraldscotland / Posted 14 days ago
not to have enacted a ban after 20 countries formally abolished laws allowing over the past three years. Last month the Church of Scotland added its voice to calls for a ban on physical punishment of children, arguing this would not create a new... Read more
14d
Daily Mirror
Queen's birthday honours 2016: The full lista renowned theologian and expert on religious history, has been recognised for
Queen's birthday honours 2016: The full list
Daily Mirror / Posted 14 days ago
a renowned theologian and expert on religious history, has been recognised for services to education, the arts and the Church of Scotland.Honours by numbers Nineteen men were awarded knighthoods while 13 women were made Dames. Women made up... Read more
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Christian Today
Was Hitler really a Christian?in the Holocaust. But Christianity does. And that answer is Christ. His life, l
Was Hitler really a Christian?
Christian Today / Posted 14 days ago
in the Holocaust. But Christianity does. And that answer is Christ. His life, love, teaching, death and atonement. David Robertson is the moderator of the Free Church of Scotland and director of Solas CPC, Dundee. Follow him on Twitter @thewee... Read more
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Christian Today
Archbishop of York: 'My conscience tells me I must vote Remain'responsibilities "must never give away to pragmatism", he wrote. The Archbisho
Archbishop of York: 'My conscience tells me I must vote Remain'
Christian Today / Posted 15 days ago
responsibilities "must never give away to pragmatism", he wrote. The Archbishop's commitment to the EU comes after the Church of Scotland officially backed Remain and Catholic bishops in Northern Ireland told voters the EU was inspired by... Read more
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Christian Today
Bishop of Durham backs pro-EU campaigneither side. The Archbishop of York has said he has yet to hear a "cogent argu
Bishop of Durham backs pro-EU campaign
Christian Today / Posted 18 days ago
either side. The Archbishop of York has said he has yet to hear a "cogent argument for why we should be out" and both the Church of Scotland and the Church in Wales have publicly supported Remain. Dozens of faith leaders including a number of... Read more
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Ekklesia
A Church for the poor could enrich us all.to happen, they probably need to come into contact with people they would not u
A Church for the poor could enrich us all.
Ekklesia / Posted 21 days ago
to happen, they probably need to come into contact with people they would not usually meet. As Martin Johnstone of the Church of Scotland says, “Priority for the poorest and the most marginalised is the gospel imperative facing the whole... Read more
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Ekklesia
Call for UK churches to build a 'church of the poor'in nearly all the UK's Christian traditions, including Catholic, Anglican, Meth
Call for UK churches to build a 'church of the poor'
Ekklesia / Posted 21 days ago
in nearly all the UK's Christian traditions, including Catholic, Anglican, Methodist, Baptist, United Reformed Church, Church of Scotland, Quaker, Pentecostal, evangelical, and Lutheran. There are some very sharp challenges for the UK's... Read more
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express
New blow for Sturgeon's fight to stay in EU as SNP activists launch new Out driveon "every single matter". Tomorrow's launch will be spearheaded by the Rev Dav
New blow for Sturgeon's fight to stay in EU as SNP activists launch new Out drive
express / Posted 23 days ago
on "every single matter". Tomorrow's launch will be spearheaded by the Rev David Robertson, former moderator of the Free Church of Scotland, and businessman Don Morrison. GETTYNicola Sturgeon is to face new opposition by grandees such as Jim... Read more
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23d
heraldscotland
Ruth Davidson tells of her struggle to reconcile her faith and her sexualityand my sexuality. "But also, how growing up in the Church, at times I felt fur
Ruth Davidson tells of her struggle to reconcile her faith and her sexuality
heraldscotland / Posted 23 days ago
and my sexuality. "But also, how growing up in the Church, at times I felt further from my faith and from God and what the Church of Scotland was one of the things that brought me back or whether it was one of the ways in which I expressed a faith... Read more
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23d
Scotsman
Ruth Davidson says Church of Scotland vital to civic life The Very Rev Lorna Hood and leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist P
Ruth Davidson says Church of Scotland vital to civic life
Scotsman / Posted 23 days ago
The Very Rev Lorna Hood and leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Ruth Davidson Civic society would completely collapse without the Church of Scotland, according to Scottish... Read more
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23d
heraldscotland
SNP Vote Leave launches with claim that Scotland cannot govern itself as part of EUflotation equipment, will be joined by another prominent SNP member, the Rev Da
SNP Vote Leave launches with claim that Scotland cannot govern itself as part of EU
heraldscotland / Posted 23 days ago
flotation equipment, will be joined by another prominent SNP member, the Rev David Robertson, former moderator of the Free Church of Scotland, at the launch on Thursday in Dundee, where 57 per cent of voters backed Yes in 2014. Only a handful of... Read more
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Scotsman
Ruth Davidson says Church of Scotland vital to Scottish civic life The Very Rev Lorna Hood and leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist P
Ruth Davidson says Church of Scotland vital to Scottish civic life
Scotsman / Posted 23 days ago
The Very Rev Lorna Hood and leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Ruth Davidson Civic society would completely collapse without the Church of Scotland, according to... Read more
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23d
Christian Today
Does religion restrict freedom?one that shows how we can obtain freedom from our selves: Tim Keller's wonderfu
Does religion restrict freedom?
Christian Today / Posted 23 days ago
one that shows how we can obtain freedom from our selves: Tim Keller's wonderful The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness. David Robertson is the moderator of the Free Church of Scotland and director of Solas CPC, Dundee. Follow him on Twitter @theweef... Read more
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heraldscotland
Church of Scotland: Congregations should sell glebe land that doesn't earn enough moneythe final value and the future of the find is not yet known. Iain Douglas, cha
Church of Scotland: Congregations should sell glebe land that doesn't earn enough money
heraldscotland / Posted 26 days ago
the final value and the future of the find is not yet known. Iain Douglas, chairman of the General Trustees of the Church of Scotland, said: "You may know that historically ministers, particularly in rural charges, were provided with a... Read more
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heraldscotland
Church trustees: Sell glebe land that doesn't earn enough moneythe final value and the future of the find is not yet known. Iain Douglas, cha
Church trustees: Sell glebe land that doesn't earn enough money
heraldscotland / Posted 26 days ago
the final value and the future of the find is not yet known. Iain Douglas, chairman of the General Trustees of the Church of Scotland, said: "You may know that historically ministers, particularly in rural charges, were provided with a... Read more
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heraldscotland
Welcome to Secular Scotland ... a nation where religion is in retreatThe Church of Scotland has suffered the biggest decline, with the percentage of
Welcome to Secular Scotland ... a nation where religion is in retreat
heraldscotland / Posted 27 days ago
The Church of Scotland has suffered the biggest decline, with the percentage of Scots who identify with the Kirk dropping from 35% to 20% in the same period, according to the Scottish Social Attitudes survey. Even among those who identify as... Read more
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Christian Today
A Tale of Two Assemblies: The future of the Church in Scotlandanother battle and series of headlines about the church and sexuality. Deja vue
A Tale of Two Assemblies: The future of the Church in Scotland
Christian Today / Posted 28 days ago
another battle and series of headlines about the church and sexuality. Deja vue. At this year's General Assembly the Church of Scotland 'crossed a Rubicon' (as the Principal Clerk pointed out). It voted by 339 to 215 to allow those in same... Read more
28d
heraldscotland
Widespread investment needed to save Church heritagehad as this year's theme People of the Way. Artist-in-residence Iain Campbell,
Widespread investment needed to save Church heritage
heraldscotland / Posted 28 days ago
had as this year's theme People of the Way. Artist-in-residence Iain Campbell, who is normally based at St George's Tron Church of Scotland, painted some of the delegates over the week-long forum. Mr Douglas told the General Assembly yesterday:... Read more
28d
Christian Today
These Christian contradictions are not helpful to missionModerator of the Church of Scotland Dr Russell Barr welcomes the Archbishop of
These Christian contradictions are not helpful to mission
Christian Today / Posted 28 days ago
Moderator of the Church of Scotland Dr Russell Barr welcomes the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, to the General Assembly in Edinburgh. Until now, possibly the most difficult doctrine that Christians have struggled to understand is the... Read more
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heraldscotland
One in five Church congregations has no children attendingnot enough to depend on traditional methods of advertising such as church newsl
One in five Church congregations has no children attending
heraldscotland / Posted 29 days ago
not enough to depend on traditional methods of advertising such as church newsletters alone to promote our work within the Church of Scotland as people engage in different ways in today’s world. "With this in mind we decided to invest in the... Read more
29d
Scotsman
Kirk agrees Forces Covenant to help troops and their families Moderator of the Church of Scotland Rt Rev Dr Russell Barr with chaplains to H
Kirk agrees Forces Covenant to help troops and their families
Scotsman / Posted 29 days ago
Moderator of the Church of Scotland Rt Rev Dr Russell Barr with chaplains to Her Majestys Forces. Picture: Andrew O'Brien The General Assembly gave unanimous agreement yesterday to... Read more
29d
Christian Today
Leave the EU or Remain, the Church of Scotland shouldn't be voting on itThe Church of Scotland voted for the Remain side in the European Referendum. F
Leave the EU or Remain, the Church of Scotland shouldn't be voting on it
Christian Today / Posted 29 days ago
The Church of Scotland voted for the Remain side in the European Referendum. Full disclosure: I'm not a Brexiteer. I think Britain is better off in Europe, but more to the point I think Europe is better off with Britain. The EU is a long way from... Read more

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