The life story (so far) of Alex Clare-Young, the first out transgender minister in the United Reformed Church. Includes resources and activities to encourage individuals and groups to explore the subject of gender identity.
Updated edition of this guide to St Cuthbert's Way that brings the landscape to life through a wealth of stories and personalities. Includes a look at early Celtic and Anglo-Saxon spirituality, the more recent history of the Borderlands and the flora and fauna to look out for along the route.
A collection of Donald Eadie's reflections, letters, prayers and poems relating to the letting go of his old life as a result of illness and becoming a pilgrim in the borderlands, the place of exploration and discovery.
Care For Creation
A new collection of poems inspired by the landscapes of Scotland and beyond, and dedicated to Kenneth's late sister, peace activist Helen Steven: 'She was Scotland to me '
Care For Creation
Challenges us to think more deeply about the human condition and our choices in this time of ever-increasing climate disturbance. For scientists leery of faith, people of faith who know and love the miracles of science, and anybody who shares the vision of the planet as a sacred community.
In September 2015 the world woke up to the fact that people seeking refuge from war and persecution were drowning by their thousands in the Mediterranean. The authors offer a conversation in poetry for these times of war, and for those separated by land, sea and paperwork.
A book of readings, reflections and prayers about 'the bombs and bullets and landmines we drop into the heart of other people's lives' - and the many good folk working for peace and reconciliation at home and abroad. It can be used for personal and group reflection or in worship.
The spiritual encounter with the 'otherness' that Christians call God is part of the experience of being human, recognised down the ages. In this book you will find a wide variety of spiritual experiences openly explored - from the mystical to the practical, from very personal reflections, to stories with passion for social justice.
Care For Creation
Aimed at all concerned about the environment, this book presents a radical vision of the future of farming and community life, based on hidden insights from the life and spirit of the soil and on the author's experiences of growing up in the small, agricultural community of Clatt in North-East Scotland. With a Foreword by Alastair McIntosh, author of Soil and Soul.
This anthology shares the best of Alastair McIntosh's BBC radio Prayer and Thought for the Day pieces from nearly a decade. Here is that of God, transcendent, yet also here and now, immanent, within the day's hard news. Alastair is a Quaker and author of books including Soil and Soul and Island Spirituality.
An original collection of stories, reflections, meditations, poems, songs and dialogues about recalling the wisdom of our own childhood thoughts and being open to what children in our midst have to share with us about God, faith, life, death and spirituality.
lan Bradley examines the life, character and achievements of St Columba and attempts to strip away the layers of myth and historical distortion that have grown up around accounts of Columba's life and heritage. He also explores the distinctive nature of Columban Christianity and its message - not always a comfortable one - for us today. Written originally for the 1400th anniversary in 1997 of Columba's death.
Ian Fraser has been a prophet in our land - and far beyond - for the lifetimes of most of us. Here he reflects on the banking crisis and the world order, getting rid of war, Israel and Palestine, the USA and Cuba, fundamentalism, proselytism and evangelism, law and grace, the theology of fashion and much more.
Care For Creation
David Osborne tells the story of his long pilgrimage on foot from the middle of England to the island of Iona, and how he reflected along the way on the qualities we need to develop in ourselves for the journey we face into the future as we contend with climate change, pollution and diminishing resources.
When Jacqueline Ley's 23-year-old son told her that he was gay, she was shocked and hurt. Her fundamentalist Christian background told her that homosexuality was sinful and that her son had placed himself beyond the pale. But she underwent a remarkable transformation of attitude -
A true story about searching for one's authentic self in the company of the Living God. Rachel Mann has died many 'deaths' in the process, not the least of which was a change of sex, as well as coming to terms with chronic illness and disability.
A resource for individuals and groups wishing to explore the Iona Community's integrated approach to spirituality in the space of four weeks. Each week covers an area of the Community''s engagement and the days include a 'community experience', a Bible reading, material for reflection, prayers and thoughts to ponder.
In 2004, the Iona Community became concerned that many of those who could bear witness to its early days were by then in their 70s or 80s. As a result, they commissioned an oral history project, so that their testimonies would not be lost. This book is based on the recordings of their stories.
What becomes of faith in God when bad stuff happens? How do we react when we realise that, for all its glories, this world can be a dark, dangerous and disappointing place? Peter Longson's honest, unflinching exploration of the nature of evil and its consequences for life and faith leads him to some surprising and liberating conclusions about the nature of God.
Through conversations and connections Joy Mead explores the true meaning of community - beyond the jargon of ''community cohesion'' and the ''Big Society''.
Hospice chaplain Tom Gordon writes for people facing a life crisis or the reality of their own death, and for those who care for the dying,especially those for whom traditional words and symbols have failed.
Controversial and passionate, The Way Ahead challenges all people of God to seek unity in and beyond the norms of dogma and hierarchy - to step out in faith and courageously grasp this new time. Ian Fraser touches the edge of excitement and newness in an earthy, scholarly and profound way. His life quest for integration flows through this book. Sister Christine Anderson, FCJ, Craighead Institute
Five practical workshops, for groups or individuals, to explore the use of words and poetry in everyday life. The readings and activities in this book aim to lead us to a deeper understanding of how we use language.
The definitive biography of one of the twentieth century's most fascinating and influential churchmen, an outspoken challenger to the status quo and the founder of the radical and often controversial Iona Community.
A book about searching for, and finding, Jesus, God and the Holy Spirit in down-to-earth places. 'Neil writes about a world where hearts matter and in which vulnerable folk can teach us much.' - Peter Millar, from the Foreword
An accessible, popular account of the 7th-century life of AdomnÃ¡n of Iona, from his boyhood in Donegal to his death as Abbot of Iona, with an emphasis on the contemporary significance of his Law of Innocents - a revolutionary law which in its own day was as significant as the Geneva Conventions or the UN Declaration of Human Rights.
An autobiographical account of forty years in the life of a British doctor working with victims of war and exile in Israel, Lebanon and the Occupied Territories, giving an insight into the historical roots of the current situation.
Ian Fraser entered industry in 1942 as the first of what became a worker-priest/pastor movement. This book's underlying conviction is that just as ministry belongs to more than only the clergy, so does the task of theologising belong to all and not just to the professional theologian.
Gays and lesbians reclaiming the spiritual journey. The author, a member of an ecumenical Christian order, explores a mystic spirituality for gay and lesbian people and describes numerous practical steps that they can take in order to connect with their...