‘Are you the king or aren’t you?’- a sermon about Naboth’s Vineyard- 16 June 2013

Old High St Stephen’s, Inverness
Sunday 16 June 2013: Year C, Proper 6- Father’s Day
SERMON
Texts: Galatians 2.15-16 and 20-21
1 Kings 21.1-21a
‘Are you the king or aren’t you?’
In the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.

What a great and terrible story is today’s Old Testament tale. King Ahab covets a nice property near his palace- he wants a vegetable garden (perhaps a vegetable garden was a status symbol for kings back then). Naboth has a vineyard on the site, and Ahab offers him good money for it, or even a swap to another vineyard. But these are not the best of times in Israel. Continue reading

UHI Principal James Fraser: The Church & Universities- Faith in a University Community

(Our next Old High Summer Evening Service will feature poet Kenneth Steven. Click here for more details.)

James M Fraser is Principal & Vice Chancellor of the University of the Highlands & Islands. He gave this talk as part of the summer evening series at the Old High Church on 9 June 2013.

The Church & Universities– Faith in a University Community

Thank you for inviting me to talk here tonight.

What I am going to say might be titled The Church & Universities –Faith in a University Community. Continue reading