Thursday, September 21, 2006



Sometimes my ideas are good ones, sometimes they're rubbish, but I should know by now that the idea of me keeping anything like a blog was never going to happen. However, some people have asked me if I've written anything about the church which we are trying to nurture in Stockethill and my ego is big enough to think that that is a good idea. I also want to engage with others who are thinking about similar things to me and this seems to be a good way to do it.

So from this blog you can follow links to a website on which I have and will publish various thoughts, documents and information about our church. I hope that you find some of it stimulating and that you might even return here to comment or email me at

The links to date are:

A parable of the church: which tries to explain why I'm doing what I'm doing
The story of Stockethill: as it was written about 2 years ago
Organisation: a paper I wrote to help us think through the leadership and organisation structure of the church
Where we've come from, are and might be going - A short theological reflection on the state of the church at the start of 2008
How we 'listen to God' for vision - An overview of why and how we have tried to listen to God's leading us.

I hope to publish more as time goes by, but then I hope to do a lot of things.

Bless you

Ian Aitken