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  • Revd Scott S McKenna
    23-04-2017
    Revd Scott S McKenna

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Revd Scott S McKenna
Sun, Apr 23, 2017
Series: April - June 2017
Duration: 19 mins 40 secs
There is more to the story of Thomas than meets the eye. Acts 2: 14a, 22 – 32 1 Peter 1: 3 – 9 St John 20: 19 – 31
Revd Scott S McKenna
Sun, Apr 16, 2017
Series: April - June 2017
Duration: 18 mins 40 secs
Resurrection means God is within us now.
Louise Purden
Sun, Apr 02, 2017
Series: April - June 2017
Duration: 17 mins 5 secs
Sermon by Louise Purden, Student Minister. There is no text to download this week. Gospel: St John 11: 17 – 27, 38 - 44
Revd Scott S McKenna
Sun, Mar 26, 2017
Series: January - March 2017
Duration: 16 mins 13 secs
A reflection on spiritual blindness and the violence of the Westminster attack.
Revd Tom Cuthell
Sun, Mar 19, 2017
Series: January - March 2017
Our preacher today is Revd Tom Cuthell. There is no text for this sermon.
Revd Scott S McKenna
Sun, Mar 12, 2017
Series: January - March 2017
Duration: 15 mins 36 secs
The ancients understood inner peace.
Very Revd Dr Andrew McLellan
Sun, Mar 05, 2017
Series: January - March 2017
Duration: 16 mins 49 secs
Today's sermon was preached by Very Revd Dr Andrew McLellan, who is serving as 'Locum Tenens' at Morningside Parsh Church while Revd Dr Derek Browning, is Moderator-Desiginate and Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. There is no written text for this sermon.
Revd Professor Ken Ross
Sun, Feb 26, 2017
Series: January - March 2017
Duration: 19 mins 43 secs
Sermon by Revd Professor Ken Ross. Sunday 26 February 2017. There is no text for this sermon.
Revd Scott S McKenna
Sun, Feb 19, 2017
Series: January - March 2017
Duration: 16 mins 26 secs
An inner discipline
Revd Scott S McKenna
Sun, Feb 12, 2017
Series: January - March 2017
Duration: 14 mins 35 secs
The Bible is not to be read by the metaphorically challenged.
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  • Because God is both knowable and unknowable the tension of the symbol, the multilayers of the myth and the openness of the poetic are all vital to our desire to celebrate the Mystery to whom we relate and in whom we have our being.
    Mark Oakley

  • You must love him as he is: neither God, nor spirit, nor image; even more, the One without commingling, pure, luminous ...

    Meister Eckhart

  • The purpose of our life is God's glory. However lowly a life is, that is what makes it great.
    Oscar Romero

  • Faith may justify bigotry or fanaticism, as Church history tragically witnesses. It needs a safeguard. If it is not animated as it were by the greatest of the theological virtues (love), faith can become defective.
    Thomas Norris

  • Dry not, dry not, your tears of love eternal! Only to eyes that fail to weep does this world seem so dull and dead. Dry not, dry not, those long, sad tears of love.
    Johann von Goette

  • The post modern paradigm manifests itself as a unity which preserves diversity and diversity which strives after unity.
    David Bosch

  • There is only one assertion that requires no evidence. Children are a sacred trust...Unless we care properly for our children, we shall never build a better world.
    'A Good Childhood’ The Children’s Society

  • These are only hints and guesses, hints followed by guesses; and the rest is prayer.
    'The Dry Salvages' T.S.Eliot

  • According to strict truth, God is incomprehensible, and incapable of being measured.
    Origen

  • Myth is a story about the way things never were, but always are.
    Thomas Mann

  • In the darkness ...The child of your love - and now become as the most hated one - the one You have thrown away as unwanted - unloved ..... The darkness is so dark .... I have no faith.
    Mother Teresa

  • I love the Bible. I owe my faith and my life to the Bible and its liberating message. It is in the Bible that I first met Jesus ... I too am included in God's embrace.
    Gene Robinson

  • It is this great absence that is like a presence, that compels me to address it without hope of a reply ....
    R.S. Thomas

  • Faith is not a proud self-consistent philosophy. It involves maintaining oneself between contradictions that can't be solved by analysis. It is therefore a living response to the grace of God as revealed in fragile lives.
    Mark Oakley

  • Any religion which does not say that God is hidden is not true.
    Blaise Pascal

  • The contemporary Church is losing aspects of its wide and generous memory and therefore condemning itself to become a 'swimming pool Church' - one that has all the noise coming from the shallow end.
    Mark Oakley

  • For all your doctrinal headaches take Paradox.
    Mark Oakley

  • The true vision and the true knowledge of what we seek consists precisely in not seeing, in an awareness that our goal transcends all knowledge and is everywhere cut off from us by the darkness of incomprehensibility.
    St Gregory of Nyssa

  • Death, death be hanged, the Lord has promised me that I shall live. This I believe!
    Martin Luther

  • We feel that even when all possible scientific questions have been answered, the problems of life have not been put to rest.
    Wittgenstein

  • Religion is the flight of the alone to the Alone.
    Plotinus

  • Stupid clergymen appeal quite directly to a Bible passage directly understood ....
    Soren Kirkegaard

  • What is the point of the arts of reading and criticism as long as the ecclesiastical interpretation of the Bible, Protestant as well as Catholic, is cultivated as ever?
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • A figure like Ecclesiast, rugged and luminous, chants in the dark a text that is the answer, although obscure.
    Wallace Stevens

  • Myth is the poetry of the soul.
    Sara Maitland

  • Our loss of the ability to think mythically, poetically, allegorically, creatively, theologically, and artfully is a greater threat to our religious experience than anything good scientists have to report ...
    Sara Maitland

  • In general, Zen attitude is that words and truth are incompatible, or at least that no words can capture truth.
    Douglas Hofstadter

  • 'God' is a one word poem
    Rowan Williams

  • What is today? Today is eternity.
    Meister Eckhart

  • Apprehend God in all things, for God is in all things.
    Meister Eckhart

  • The most powerful hunger we have, mostly suppressed and misdirected, is the hunger for God.
    Miroslav Volf

  • We frequently judge that things are as we wish them to be, for through personal feeling true perspective is easily lost.
    Thomas a Kempis

  • Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.
    Rabindranath Tagore

  • God is the beyond in our midst.
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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