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Tee hee! The Zoomer Scriputra-ists won't like that. ;)
Toggle Commented Mar 20, 2012 on Catholic or Christian? at Learning to Walk
Dare one say that England's victory is God's punishment for you supporting them during last Summer's (REAL) World Cup? ;-)
Toggle Commented Oct 3, 2011 on Making The Most Of A Weekend Off at GadgetVicar
Ooh, glad you had fun; I was concerned that "Preaching in St.Andrews" was merely a euphemism! ;) Although you really need to do something about the lack of lighting at SS evening services. People could be drinking bucky or snogging in the back row and the preacher would be none the wiser!
Toggle Commented Oct 3, 2011 on Making The Most Of A Weekend Off at GadgetVicar
Lovely; reminds one of : :-) (a movie I trust you're a fan of, if only for the peerless: )
Toggle Commented Sep 1, 2011 on Glasgow - West End Sky at GadgetVicar
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2011 on Clarence Clemons - "The Big Man" at GadgetVicar
He is Risen indeed :-D
Toggle Commented Apr 24, 2011 on Holy Week 2011 at GadgetVicar
Man, the Cineworld staff must have wondered were you were! ;)
Toggle Commented Apr 9, 2011 on Portencross Castle at GadgetVicar
Cool! (quite like their album). So do you just go to the QM for gigs, or will we see you at Cheesy Pop this weekend? ;-)
That said, this : is still the best take-off of the Silence of the Lambs original ( ). Both slightly NSFW! I can do the dance too ;-)
Lol, the QM?! Even *I* don't go there as I'm (relatively speaking) too old and sensible, so you might be taking the trendy vicar thing a bit *too* far ;-) Have fun. Hope they play A fine cover of one of the best songs ever (
Man, after reading the title of this blog post, I'm disappointed to read that it *isn't* about your latest musical discovery :)
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2011 on Bulgarian Metal at GadgetVicar
I think Planet Earth makes reference to the glorious scientific *fact* of evolution, so hope none of your ICC creotard buddies read this ;-)
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2011 on What We're Watching at Learning to Walk
West Wing greatest drama you've ever seen!?! Good gracious man, you've lived a sheltered life - check out The Sopranos or The Wire for genuinely peerless drama :). As for Michael MicIntyre - to think you used to object when I called you and evangementalist culture middle-class! ;-) (ps Hope you're as elated as me by England's retention of The Ashes! I patriotically gave up using Australian hair products, such as the fabulous Fudge hair varnish, while The Ashes were on - talk about taking up one's cross! ;-))
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2011 on What We're Watching at Learning to Walk
Sorry about the pipes. Perhaps the West End Bachelor Pad is a good idea after all! ;-)
Toggle Commented Dec 28, 2010 on Frozen at GadgetVicar
Just woke up, and my blog reader has Christmas posts by yourself, David and Kelvin! Is it official pisky policy or something? o{];-). Many happy returns to you and your family. Hope being in teuchtary ayr means you have even more seasonal snow than Glasgow! :)
Toggle Commented Dec 25, 2010 on Happy Christmas! at Learning to Walk
The Message?!? Surely Christmas warrants a REAL translation!? ;-) Many Happy Returns! Hope yourself & your loved ones have a great day (and, as good anglicans, tune in for the Queen's Speech :) )
Toggle Commented Dec 25, 2010 on It's Christmas! at GadgetVicar
Come now, when sharing old photos you're supposed to include evidence of dodgy haircuts/fashion choices, not merely buildings! ;) I agree with most of what you write, but surely modern evangementalist churches, not just traditional ones, are big on public/corporate declarations of faith ("come forward if you haven't yet declared that you're giving your life to Christ" etc), conceptually quite similar to counting conversion from baptism or confirmation? (p.s. am listening to Take That as I type this!)
Toggle Commented Dec 23, 2010 on When I became a Christian at Learning to Walk
>>scriptures were never intended to be read in isolation - they are a book for the community to be read in community. Did these "wise friends" (do hope you're not referring to the Bible in 2 Years zoomer scriptura wingnuts!) offer any evidence for that opinion? The reformers surely thought that *everyone* should read The Bible, which in no way makes reading any less of a solitary activity; I think people often lack the courage and honesty to go with scripture and conscience, and are attracted to the (heretical) idea that popular=right. Party lines are exactly that. Strange that nominal Sola Scriptura types , rejecting Magisterium, become worshippers of Community 'Reading' (although there's lots of inadvertent comedy in the exegis=what me and my mates do, eisegis=what heretical others do arrogant nonsense)
Toggle Commented Dec 22, 2010 on Personal but not private at Learning to Walk
Selling the rectory?! That sucks. I know I've joked that evangementalist culture is a bit piggily materialistic, but big houses for the clergy is a long, noble and arguably necessary tradition! I remember attending Alpha and confirmation classes at the rectory in my long-ago youth, so it's not like its size was squandered,worldly, on guitar and games rooms (which, frankly, is what I would have done ;0)) Can't you at least get the cash difference of the sold house and the new flat, in the spirit of that fine clergyman Ted Crilly? ;)
Toggle Commented Dec 14, 2010 on Change Ringing at GadgetVicar
A Vision Booklet? Sounds like the sort of thing I'd buy in Forbidden Planet (very much a compliment!). With a title like that, I hope it's printed with 3-D or, at the very least, **Glittery** text! :)
Toggle Commented Dec 14, 2010 on Change Ringing at GadgetVicar
Happy Birthday! Remember, you're still younger than Bono (50!) and Bruce Springsteen (61!). A man's only as old as his dress sense and attitude :)
Two films in one day?! And they say *I've* got too much spare time.... ;-) Megamind sounds fun, (and, Supes-wise, I gather Megamind even comes from a doomed planet and is the last of his race?) But Brad Pitt *voicing* characters instead of being in front of the camera is surely a waste of his various talents ;). Was hoping that yesterday's Wimmin sermon was going to be a Ruth and Naomi love story too!
Toggle Commented Dec 6, 2010 on Romantic at GadgetVicar
First! ;-) (impressed that you venture out into a town centre that lacks a Starbucks. The tribes of Israel wondering in the desert springs to mind ;-))
Toggle Commented Nov 30, 2010 on Up the town at Learning to Walk
The trick, surely, is to find a Starbucks in Ayr! As you know,Starbucks is bible-study (and everything else) conducive :) (NB - you could probably get a sermon - on miracles, perseverance, and the importance of hope - out of England batting out a draw last night!)
Toggle Commented Nov 29, 2010 on Read through re-started at Learning to Walk
Actually met bishop at Glasgow Uni's weekly Eucharist - gather that they invite a different pisky priest each week, so might eventually see you officiating there! Wesley Owen does cover a lot, but no RC/liberal stuff - it should, in the interests of honesty in advertising, call itself an 'Evangelical' rather than 'Mere' Christian bookstore! In fairness, the great Shane "One of Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Century *and* Starred in an Episode of Neighbours!" Warne thinks England are only about 40 off par. Swann might skittle some aussies tonight. Something to pray for, anyway... ;-)
Toggle Commented Nov 25, 2010 on Some new reading... at Learning to Walk