26 November 2014
After the success of our manifesto for Scotland, What Kind of Nation? earlier this year, a number of people suggested we produce a series of booklets to go deeper into some of these subjects as a resource for the Church in Scotland. Each of these booklets would be written by a Christian with a particular interest in the particular subject.
The first booklet in this short series is on reconciliation and has been written by Rev Gordon Kennedy, Chair of the Evangelical Alliance Executive in Scotland and minister of Craiglockhart Parish Church.
Reconciliation is important to Christians. Through Christ, we have reconciliation and relationship with God. In return, we are called to love one another as Christ loves us (John 13:34). Over the past two years, the independence referendum has invigorated Scottish civil society, but it has also highlighted areas of disunity. Some people have been happy with the outcome, others have been left disappointed. How does Scotland move forward as a nation? Even without the referendum, disunity is a reality of life. How does the Church in Scotland help to reconcile people and itself together?
In this booklet, Gordon unpacks how we deal with division and anger, and shows us the character of God – slow to anger, and abounding in love. We hope and pray this booklet will be a great way to work through aligning our lives with the way God calls us to lead them.