Tag: Call

  • Now I know what to think

    At least I’m beginning to know what to think. After the ‘confusion‘ of last week, I am pleased to report that that has now given way to a mixture of excitement and trepidation – and there’s no confusion; that’s exactly how I feel. Sunday was the ‘big day’, preaching as sole nominee at Kirriemuir: St. […]

  • Not sure what to think

    With less than a week to go until I preach as sole nominee at Kirriemuir: St. Andrew’s l/w Oathlaw Tannadice, I find my emotions and thoughts in a state of turmoil. In a very real sense I don’t know what to think. There’s the natural anxiety of preparing for such an event (and all my […]

  • One step beyond

    I just realised that I’d updated Facebook, but not blogged about the latest developments in my search for a charge. Since my last post on the subject there have been some positive and negative developments. Well, not negative, I suppose, just not positive. The interview that I had, I thought went well, but, as is […]

  • Discernment

    On a previous post I was asked how the process of discernment worked for me. Just to provide some context, just in case you’re reading this from scratch – it’s a reference to my process of determining and assessing a call to a currently-vacant charge (parish) in the Church of Scotland. It’s also worth adding […]

  • Milestones

    Last night I was at regular commenter Crabbit Besom’s ordination service. Apart from some slightly odd hymn-tune choices (nothing to do with CB), it was a great evening and one I was very pleased to attend. I’ve been to only a few ordination and induction services and the last one (if I remember correctly) was […]

  • An odd sort of day

    Today has been a bit of an odd day. For the last couple of days I’ve been putting my uni notes in order and giving some thought to the specific areas I’ll concentrate on for revision. But today we had some visitors so the place has had a bit of a tidy-up and I haven’t […]