Why pray? Read Albert Bogle’s blog

Why pray? Read Albert Bogle’s blog

Read Albert Bogle's new blog post 'Why Pray?' "Admitting that we don’t know everything is part of the discipline of prayer. When we don’t pray we’re saying I’m all right I’ve got it sussed. That's why the most basic prayer is always "Thy will be done." But God knows we will often be baffled in prayer so he gave us the Holy Spirit to intercede for us. He prays for us when we don't know how to pray for ourselves or for anyone else."

Katy Emslie-Smith on stars, waves and rocky paths… #DailyWorship

Katy Emslie-Smith on stars, waves and rocky paths… #DailyWorship

We thank Albert Bogle for his Daily Worship and we welcome Katy Emslie-Smith. Katy works as a GP in Dundee and is a member of the Steeple Church. She continues our 'Bring Your Kingdom In' theme writing about stars, rainbows, waves and rocky paths...

Upcoming themes July-Sept Online

Upcoming themes July-Sept Online

Look ahead to our July, August and September themes. In July it is 'Game On' as we think about how games and sports can help us think about discipleship. How is being a disciple like being a team player? How can rules actually increase our freedom rather than limit it? In August we consider 'Conversations With The Almighty', sparking off the conversation between God, writer, and reader..and in September 'The Gift That Keeps On Giving' encourages us to appreciate spiritual gifts as an integral part of the radical giftedness of reality alongside gifts of the land...

James Cathcart blogs about earphones, commuting + praying

James Cathcart blogs about earphones, commuting + praying

Read James's blog post 'Be In Our Headphones' inspired by Albert's Daily Worship prayer that invited us to turn the everyday day things we listen to on our earphones when out and about into prayers. James says "If we only ever reach out to God in the grandness then we will miss what God is doing next door, or over the road, or in an infinitesimal speck floating between us now. God works on every level, at every scale, at every point on the continuum. God is with us as we stand surveying a beautiful mountain sunset taking sweet deep breaths and next to us on the bus as we hover, half crouched ungainly and awkward, deciding which stop to get off at..."

Neil Urquhart on church, teamwork, and the final whistle! #blog

Neil Urquhart on church, teamwork, and the final whistle! #blog

Read the latest post on our blog Last Minutes! written by dear friend of Sanctuary First Neil Urquhart, of Fullarton Connexions, who writes about the Church of Scotland's recent General Assembly and how the church has to work together as a team before the final whistle.  "...to see, not so much our beloved church & churches saved, rather the whole of Scotland saved. It doesn’t matter how good your organisation & strategy is if we’re not ready to ‘submit to one another out of reverence for Christ’ (Ephesians 5:21)."

James listens to the wild worship of birdsong #Podcast

James listens to the wild worship of birdsong #Podcast

Listen to our new podcast episode Birdsong: Wild Worship where James from the SF team goes for a walk and thinks about Psalm 148, birdsong and "this wild worship that is going on all around us that we can join in from time to time..."