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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

Lament & Light (Brexit & Christ-Church)

I can’t imagine the devastating sorrow swallowing up the families of those mowed down in cold blood at hatred’s hands. Seeing ‘Christ’ & ‘Church’ associated with such violence breaks my heart, as this atrocious act couldn’t be further from the Love of Christ & what Christ’s Church should show.   In the wake of local tragedy, a pastor during a Sunday service, invited everyone to [...]

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Game Changers

11 March 2019|

The times are a’changin’ & changin’ fast! Computers in your eye glass, Broadband faster than a cheetah, Mobile Phones with TV, camera, diary, torch, & coffee maker built in; Car gadgets, Robot servants, etc. Ever [...]

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4 March 2019|

Over the Ayrshire hills my car cut through Friday’s fog towards the new crematorium between Largs & Kilbirnie, myriad images bouncing around my soul. The 9am quiet committal service came before Fullarton ConneXions’ celebration of [...]

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Laughter’s Tonic

25 February 2019|

Two groups of our motley crew, going walks on Saturday at our church weekend away,  beautifully characterise the diversity of God’s People cemented by his love. ‘Without unity we can’t trust diversity, without which we [...]

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Spring Sighted!

18 February 2019|

A Christopher Columbus moment! With wide-eyed excitement, she thanked God for her first sighting of ‘snow drops’ unfurling their bright white lamp lights! Her enthusiasm was infectious as we rejoiced in her sighting of dry [...]


4 February 2019|

Have you watched The BBC’s adaptation of Les Miserables, Hugo’s inspirational story of Grace & Guts, without the singing & dancing. I love the live musical stage show and musical adaptations of the classic novel, [...]

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Hurry Sickness

28 January 2019|

“Good! Fine! Okay. Not Bad. Rank Rotten!” How honestly do you answer the routine question, “How’re you doing / going?” How well do you mask how harassed & harangued you are? My trite polite answers [...]

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Jargon Buster

21 January 2019|

Are you allergic to some words & phrases? Some jargon sends me all twitchy. I aim to be a ‘shepherd of words’ as well as people. We can’t escape jargon, shortcut breath-savers to the in-crowd, [...]

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Ditch Church!

14 January 2019|

First time I suggested ditching ‘church’ from our vocabularies (2009) I offended some people, including my wonderful mum. So, I feel the need to explain myself. I’m back from a stimulating gathering of Christians, mainly [...]

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7 January 2019|

Today’s breakfast TV news shattered the wonderfully ‘Brexit-free’ broadcasts of late. Timeout from the sticky saga of Britain trying to extract itself from the EU is now over as politicians return to duty. Whatever your [...]

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31 December 2018|

“A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.” I prefer ‘daily decisions’, but the turn of another year can prompt helpful reflection and wiser living. Ancient Greek philosopher [...]

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Crazy For You!

17 December 2018|

This adapted version of Maslow’s Pyramid of human needs both makes me smile and sobers me up. Access to Wifi is very important to many of us, but surely it’s not more important than: food, [...]

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