Tag Archives: Melrose

From the Vicarage – December 2015

Advent has arrived. There is lots to look forward to. I wonder what you look forward to during advent? I look forward to spending time with family and friends, giving and receiving gifts, brisk walks in cold, crisp air followed … Continue reading

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Lessons for ministry from the life of Thomas Boston #1 – preparation for ministry

I’ve always had an interest in the life of Thomas Boston who was born in Duns, just 24 miles from where I grew up in Melrose.  His ministry in Ettrick, which began in 1707, must have influenced the culture of … Continue reading

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No peace without holiness, no holiness without peace

I’ve talked elsewhere about the nagging sense of guilt I experienced when in my mind I mixed grace with works. Here’s the preface to Horatius Bonar’s “God’s Way of Holiness“, which gets to the heart of the matter; that there … Continue reading

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