God’s concern for the outsider

On the road

  After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem… On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed […]

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God’s Gift

Christmas Gift

In the offices of the Scottish Bible Society we were waiting like expectant children on Christmas morning. After months of planning, discussions over cover design, and many hours looking over drawings and quotes, God’s Gift – a special […]

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When does Christmas begin?

So when does Christmas begin? Friday 27th November. It is the day when Christmas begins. For this is Black Friday, the shopping phenomenon spreading worldwide from the United States, which retailers consider the beginning of the Christmas shopping […]

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Do this in remembrance of me

I recently read these words ‘…and now the torch and poppy red, we wear in honour of our dead…’. These are the words, spoken in 1918, by American teacher Moina Michael after she had been moved by Col. […]

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Of Talking Beasts and Passing on the Gospel

Tonight, having tucked my eight year old son into bed, I will read to him the final chapter of The Last Battle, the concluding volume of the Narnia series of books by C.S. Lewis. We began our journey […]

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The Big Swim

Pete Chirnside

Pete Chirnside served as Church Partnership Manager at the Scottish Bible Society until December 2014. Pete reflects below on a recent sponsored swim undertaken to raise funds for the Scottish Bible Society and Tearfund. I didn’t intend to […]

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