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Neil’s Blog

Most Mondays Rev Neil blogs on issues that get his soul, cells and creative juices working. It’s a discipline he has valued since blogging from Delhi’s CW Games in 2010.

Neil loves connecting with people and especially enjoys comments and conversations resulting from his blogs. Locally, The Irvine Times print his blogs and photos, while internationally they reach a wider audience and community of world-wide bloggers.

Neil Urquhart

Prayer Line

God’s got the devil, evil and all Satan’s minions surrounded, but have we noticed our ‘call-up papers’ to join the prayer frontline? In Revelation chapters 6 & 7, Jesus’ Supersonic-7 Sermon illustrates the awful raw reality of: social evil in ‘blood-red war’; ecological evil in death-black famine; biological evil in sickly-pale ‘plague & pandemic’; the cruel evil of persecution, believers tortured and murdered for their [...]

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God’s Playfulness

22 March 2021|

God is playful and Immutable (unchangeable) in character, nature, purpose and promises. Immutable facts are rock-solid sureties, which will never change over time. I believe God’s divine DNA includes amazing creativity and playfulness. Think of [...]

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Negativity Fast

15 March 2021|

So, what are you going without for Lent, the 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter (4th April)? Chocolate, alcohol, cakes, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Tik Tok, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney plus, TV, etc?  I’ll not [...]

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Terminal Trust

1 March 2021|

“So, what happens when we die?” someone asked me. How to condense and simplify myriad Bible verses about judgement, salvation, eternal life and varying Christian angles on the afterlife? It is such an important question! [...]

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Gingers

22 February 2021|

I was on a bit of a ‘Ginger Bender’ last weekend, with three Gingerrific moments:   Mountain biking through Dundonald Woods, I bumped into three hieland coos, met from a previous #60secondsermon. My sermons can [...]

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Empathy

15 February 2021|

African Swahili for ‘empathy’ is ‘poli’, literally “I feel your toothache!” If ‘sympathy’ is to say, “That must hurt”, ‘empathy’ is trying to feel yourself into someone’s situation, shoes, gums, bones and soul.   Observers [...]

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Eyes Wide Open!

8 February 2021|

I pray in my car, perhaps not as hard as my wife does, when I’m driving. I like praying while walking or out cycling in the Ayrshire hills. Obviously, such prayer requires eyes wide open, [...]

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Long Live Romance!

1 February 2021|

Let me tell you ‘romance is not dead!’ On Saturday 23rd January I escaped North Ayrshire to marry lovebirds Lee and Juliana in Dairsie Castle, nr Cupar and what a joy it was! Alas, lockdown [...]

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Use it or lose it!

25 January 2021|

During the recent anti-cycling frosty freeze, I was forced to jog with grumpy mates ‘Arthur’ and ‘Titus’, my 2 knees which prefer pounding grass and sand to concrete, to protect my fragile limbs. I seek [...]

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Oxymoron

18 January 2021|

“Oxymoron!” sounds insulting doesn’t it? Oxymorons can be coined to insult and crack jokes, but they can beautifully hold two seeming opposites / contradictions together in one mysterious and marvellous truth.   ‘Shopping Heaven’ is [...]

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#Iswhatitis

11 January 2021|

“It is what it is!” is a line on repeat around me, especially among millennial (in 20’s & 30’s) friends and family. It’s a useful phrase to meet unpalatable news, which we just have to [...]

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All Change?

4 January 2021|

The times are a’changin’ and changin’ fast! Computers in your contact lenses, Broadband faster than a cheetah, Mobile Phones with TV, camera, diary, torch, & coffee maker built in; Apps for every activity, Robot servants [...]

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Reflection

28 December 2020|

What do you make of these ‘new year’ quotes? “Many people look forward to the new year for a new start on old habits.” “A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year [...]

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