Rev. Dr. Scott Peddie

Conjectures of an Eclectic Christian

You are the peace of all things calm You are the place to hide from harm You are the light that shines in dark You are the heart’s eternal spark You are the door that’s open wide You are the guest who waits inside You are the stranger at the door You are the calling …

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O God, early in the morning I cry to you. Help me to pray And to concentrate my thoughts on you; I can’t do this alone. In me there’s darkness, But with you there’s light; I’m lonely, but you don’t leave me; I’m feeble in heart, but with you there’s help; I’m restless, but with …

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I came across an article recently that resonated with me. It was ‘Choosing to be free is to choose to believe in God’ by Canon Niall Ahern and published in ‘The Sligo Champion’ on 1st August 2012. The article is a wonderful reflection on the words of Kari Torjesen Malcolm a daughter of Missionary parents and …

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“If you ask for grace to realize who you are, ask also for the courage you will need to do so. To realize who you are, you will have to walk through all the shadows in your inner landscape. It is not easy. You will need to give up all your views about yourself again …

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I recently came across a little prayer card that I collected from a visit to Launde Abbey, a conference and retreat centre located in the East Midlands. It reminded me of a place of calm beauty and welcome; it summarises a universal call for our Christian places of worship and sanctuary to be open to …

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Today, in my sermon at Cliftonville Moravian Church, ‘Embracing Vulnerability: Honesty in Prayer’, I explored the Prophet Jeremiah’s complex relationship with God. With Jeremiah one can feel his honesty, expressed vividly by the language used, as he vents his frustrations with God directly to God.  In suffering persecution, mockery and public shame on account of his …

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For many years, scientists have tried to test the power of prayer and positive thinking on health and well-being.  The results, it has to be said, have been mixed. Now a group scientists are venturing onto new, and controversial terrotory. For example, University of Miami HIV/Aids researcher, Gail Ironson noticed that a number of HIV …

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