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CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Rejoicing together in God’s bigness and love can bring an oasis of refreshment

14 April 2024
CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Rejoicing together in God’s bigness and love can bring an oasis of refreshment

CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Rejoicing together in God’s bigness and love can bring an oasis of refreshment

14 April 2024

Business leader advises to live lives unashamedly unsegmented, says our columnist.


CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Norma is there to help people ‘live until they die’

07 April 2024
CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Norma is there to help people ‘live until they die’

CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Norma is there to help people ‘live until they die’

07 April 2024

She visits each bedside, encouraging people with life-limiting conditions to talk about thoughts, hopes and fears they may have, says our columnist.


CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: The Bible has symbolic power of a great fantasy

31 March 2024
CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: The Bible has symbolic power of a great fantasy

CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: The Bible has symbolic power of a great fantasy

31 March 2024

The symbols are portals through which the living Christ in his limitless immensity touches our hearts, says our columnist.


CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Bad stuff is time-limited; love will heal problems

24 March 2024
CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Bad stuff is time-limited; love will heal problems

CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Bad stuff is time-limited; love will heal problems

24 March 2024

In the end the Prince of Peace in whose front-line we stand shoulder-to-shoulder will overcome, says our columnist.


CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: How well are we working together to make our community a better place?

17 March 2024
CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: How well are we working together to make our community a better place?

CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: How well are we working together to make our community a better place?

17 March 2024

We are surely called to share ‘the magnetic love of Jesus’ in actions as well as in words, says our columnist.


CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Whatever happens, in the end God will be there

10 March 2024
CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Whatever happens, in the end God will be there

CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Whatever happens, in the end God will be there

10 March 2024

The Christians who most encourage me are...those who rest gently in the divine love for them, says our columnist.


CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Christian faith is stepping out of the role we have been playing

03 March 2024
CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Christian faith is stepping out of the role we have been playing

CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Christian faith is stepping out of the role we have been playing

03 March 2024

Sir David Suchet once said if he wrote the story of his coming to faith, he might entitle it ‘Dragged kicking and screaming into Christianity’.


CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Faith is not simply about adhering to certain beliefs

25 February 2024
CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Faith is not simply about adhering to certain beliefs

CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Faith is not simply about adhering to certain beliefs

25 February 2024

He has a God-given gift of drawing close to people and sharing the Christian good news, says our columnist.


CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Work reflects conviction that God cares for us

18 February 2024
CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Work reflects conviction that God cares for us

CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Work reflects conviction that God cares for us

18 February 2024

Christians believe God is the source of wisdom to both discern what is happening, and understand how to respond, says our columnist.


CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: These days, we look despairingly for messiahs

11 February 2024
CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: These days, we look despairingly for messiahs

CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: These days, we look despairingly for messiahs

11 February 2024

Our columnist asks: Who will break the hold of the unjust powers and systems which oppress us?


OPINION: Christians sometimes face pressures telling us ‘this is the way to love God’

04 February 2024
OPINION: Christians sometimes face pressures telling us ‘this is the way to love God’

OPINION: Christians sometimes face pressures telling us ‘this is the way to love God’

04 February 2024

His marvellous cavasses express something of the unseen Creator, says our columnist about Van Gogh.


CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Jesus would have been at home at Inverness Men’s Shed

28 January 2024
CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Jesus would have been at home at Inverness Men’s Shed

CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Jesus would have been at home at Inverness Men’s Shed

28 January 2024

God is at work in the Men’s Shed in every conversation, every kind word, says our columnist.


CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: God, do something to remind me that you’re real

21 January 2024
CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: God, do something to remind me that you’re real

CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: God, do something to remind me that you’re real

21 January 2024

I often find the days of winter’s darkness difficult and testing, says our columnist.


CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Triple bottom-line seen in way world does business?

14 January 2024
CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Triple bottom-line seen in way world does business?

CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Triple bottom-line seen in way world does business?

14 January 2024

Geoff described two men at a business conference in Mexico. One, a millionaire, the other a corner shop owner, yet they chat together as equals.


CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Small moments are able to reveal bigger truth

07 January 2024
CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Small moments are able to reveal bigger truth

CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Small moments are able to reveal bigger truth

07 January 2024

In many Nativity scenes, the Wise Men show up at Christmas. But traditionally it was not until January 6, Epiphany, that these Magi reached Bethlehem.


CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Finding an echo of the greatest story in Inverness Eden Court pantomime

31 December 2023
CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Finding an echo of the greatest story in Inverness Eden Court pantomime

CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Finding an echo of the greatest story in Inverness Eden Court pantomime

31 December 2023

When I meet Prince Callum at Eden Court he has just come from giving Princess Beauty the kiss that awakens in a rehearsal of Sleeping Beauty.


CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: What aspects of the spectrum of knowing are some of us yet to explore?

24 December 2023
CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: What aspects of the spectrum of knowing are some of us yet to explore?

CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: What aspects of the spectrum of knowing are some of us yet to explore?

24 December 2023

The baby Jesus reveals the extent of God’s love for us. This Jesus sets free all who welcome him, says our columnist.


CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: God can be our director of music with song in us

17 December 2023
CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: God can be our director of music with song in us

CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: God can be our director of music with song in us

17 December 2023

Once in royal David’s city: the first words of the carol which opens the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at Inverness Cathedral tonight at 5.30pm.


CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Our faith rests not in institutions, but in God who calls on us to build up others

10 December 2023
CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Our faith rests not in institutions, but in God who calls on us to build up others

CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Our faith rests not in institutions, but in God who calls on us to build up others

10 December 2023

I love the emphasis that the one family of God exists in two dimensions, says our columnist about the book Sweet Mercies.


CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Working to overcome ‘spiritual abuse’

03 December 2023
CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Working to overcome ‘spiritual abuse’

CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Working to overcome ‘spiritual abuse’

03 December 2023

We’re aware of the scandal of sexual abuse in churches, which should be among the safest places on Earth.


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