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Stepping into the unknown

In the first part of a new series, the Rev Martin Johnstone considers ‘life at the edge’.

AT the end of November 2019, after 30 years of working with the Church of Scotland, I stepped away from working nationally with the Church. Doing the different jobs I have been honoured to do, working alongside some utterly amazing and wonderful people, has been the privilege of my life. Now is the time for something new.

One of the things I found interesting was how many, including some of my colleagues, imagined that I was retiring, getting ready to put my feet up. Few things could be further from the truth. My passion for the gospel, my passion for the Church I love, my passion for those who struggle against poverty and injustice has probably never been stronger and my desire to follow Jesus has probably rarely been more deeply felt. Indeed, it is that passion - and that sense that I have more harm to do - that led to the decision to step, to some extent, into the unknown.

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