Dunfermline West Blog


Being Still for the Lord doesn't mean stopping moving

Being Still for the Lord doesn’t mean stopping moving

01 August 2021 | Reflections

Have you been sitting still when you should be moving, or moving when you should be sitting still? The Scriptures talk a lot about being still and waiting on the Lord, but that does not necessarily mean we should stop.

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Review: A Week Away (Movie)

Review: A Week Away (Movie)

20 July 2021 | Reviews

The “A week away” movie was quite a surprise. We regularly watch movies as a family and have come to appreciate a certain standard of storytelling, acting and filming. We enjoy watching family friendly movies with a positive message especially that explore questions of faith.

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Giving Attention

Giving Attention

01 July 2021 | Reflections

Sometimes when we read Bible stories, we have questions that aren’t directly answered by the text. The answers may not be there, but pondering the questions can be important. One of the things that I have often wondered is what it was that Jesus was drawing in the ground in John 8:6, 8. This is the story of the woman caught in adultery, where Jesus says that the one without sin should be the first to throw a stone at her.

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Creation Stewardship

Creation Stewardship

01 June 2021 | Reflections

“What is needed in the current environmental crisis is not so much an agreed cap on carbon emissions (important though that may be for the future of our planet), but a radical reorientation of the way we understand ourselves in relation to the natural world around us, something akin to a spiritual revolution” - Sir Jonathan Porritt, co-Founder of Friends of the Earth.

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Review: Gilead

Review: Gilead

21 May 2021 | Reviews

Gilead is the story of Rev. John Ames. In 1956, at the age of 76, Rev. John Ames (Son of Rev. John Ames, and grandson of Rev. John Ames) begins writing to his not quite 7-year-old son. The book is that letter. The setting for the story is the fictional small town of Gilead, Iowa, where he has lived almost his whole life (His family moved there from Kansas when he was 2 years old.)

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Bearing God's name

Bearing God’s name

01 May 2021 | Reflections

It seems fitting as we have been exploring the theme of “Even better than Eden” in our services that we have been investing a lot of effort in the creation of our new community garden. The project says a lot about who we are and want to be.

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Review: First Light

Review: First Light

21 April 2021 | Reviews

‘First Light’ is a historical fiction novel by husband and wife team, Bodie and Brock Thoene. It begins in 2002 when we learn of thousands of precious ancient scrolls hidden in a secret library underneath a house in the Old City of Jerusalem.

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The gardener

The gardener

01 April 2021 | Reflections

This was the dawn of the new creation. The gardener was up at the crack of dawn doing the work the first Adam failed to do. Even now the new creation is breaking into the wilderness of our lives in this world. … This is what Paul means when he says, “If anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come” (2 Corinthians 5:17)(1)

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Review: Life Together

Review: Life Together

17 March 2021 | Reviews

Like many Christians, I had read fragments of the writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945), which had made a deep impression on me, and I also knew he had been executed by the Nazis. This book was published in 1939 as a reflection on life in the illegal seminary he led in Finkenwalde in the tense and dark days before and during World War 2.

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A Gentle Whisper

A Gentle Whisper

01 March 2021 | Reflections

As we began our new sermon series “Even Better Than Eden” we started at the very beginning when God created and his Spirit, his Ruach, was moving over the surface of God’s formless creation (Genesis 1:1-2). God made a faith statement that he was at the very heart and purpose of creation and that his Spirit was poised to breathe life into creation. In the New Testament Jesus tells us that It is the Spirit that gives life (John 6:63).

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Christian Reflections on Coronavirus

Christian Reflections on Coronavirus

19 February 2021 | Reviews

Before 2019 the term coronavirus was not well known outside of science and medical circles, however, today it is the most searched term across the world. A simple virus has literally shaken the core of modern times, leaving many people with divergent, and strong, views on what is the best way to tackle the covid pandemic. This month we briefly review two Christian reflections on the pandemic.

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Listen and Understand

Listen and Understand

01 February 2021 | Reflections

As we have been drawing our Choose Your King series to a close, we have reflected on the importance of aligning our hearts with God.

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Hindsight is 2020

Hindsight is 2020

01 January 2021 | Reflections

If you could have known how 2020 was going to be what would you have planned differently?

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Someone is coming, are you ready?

Someone is coming, are you ready?

01 December 2020 | Reflections

If you could describe the last year in one word what would it be? Perhaps it is the word ‘unexpected.’  

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Christ will make his home in your heart

Christ will make his home in your heart

01 November 2020 | Reflections

We are not qualified to build God’s house, rather, it is God that builds a home in our hearts through Jesus.

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Kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed

Kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed

01 October 2019 | Reflections

Jesus said: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed planted in a field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but it becomes the largest of garden plants; it grows into a tree, and birds come and make nests in its branches.” (Matthew 13:31-32)

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Jesus came to rescue

Jesus came to rescue

22 September 2019 | Reflections

The reality is that life is risky. From an early age we are taught how to manage the various risks of life from how to cross a road safely to how to put food on our table. Risk management may minimise the impact or decrease the probability of unfortunate events but it doesn’t necessarily prevent them.

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