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In praise of God

Jackie Macadam reports on some of the events which took place at this year’s General Assembly Fringe.

THERE were some big decisions made this week during the course of the General Assembly, and I had to make some big decisions of my own.

Should I take the ham and cheese sandwich or the coronation chicken. Or should I just have both?

With decisions about the future direction of the Church of Scotland being agreed in the Assembly Hall, it seemed logical to go and have a shuftie at some of the ‘other’ kinds of ministry actually being worked right now, and with that in mind, on Monday, I attended the ‘Pioneering Ministries’ presentation.

I think the thing about ‘pioneering mnistries’ is that it shows you how little imagination you actually have.

I’d never have thought, for instance, that the visual art community in Glasgow needed a ministry of their own – and yet they have one, a rather successful one too – led by the Rev Peter Gardner. He showed us images of the work he does with this fairly niche group and how he is working to align the language of art with the language of the Church.

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